English Discussion on
 Rock and Roll


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STUDENT A's QUESTIONS (Do not show these to Student B.)

(1) What images spring to mind when you hear the term ‘rock and roll’?
(2) Do you like rock and roll?
(3) What do you know about the history of rock and roll?
(4) How is today’s rock and roll different from that in the 1950s?
(5) What impact has rock and roll had on society?
(6) John Lennon famously said the Beatles were more popular than Jesus and questioned: “I don't know which will go first, rock 'n' roll or Christianity” What do you think?
(7) Who are the greatest rock and roll stars?
(8) “Sex and drugs and rock and roll.” Is this your ideal lifestyle?
(9) What kind of rock and roll star would you like to be?
(10) Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones said rock and roll is “music for the neck downwards.” Do you agree with him?

STUDENT B's QUESTIONS (Do not show these to Student A.)

(1) What exactly is rock and roll?
(2) Is rock and roll America’s greatest cultural export?
(3) Why is rock and roll called rock and roll?
(4) What do you think of Elvis Presley?
(5) Salman Rushdie said rock and roll is the music of freedom and that frightens people. Do you agree with him?
(6) Muddy Waters said: “The blues had a baby and they called it rock and roll.” What do you think of this?
(7) Is American rock and roll the best?
(8) Which rock and roll artists would you love to meet and go to a karaoke bar with?
(9) Is rock and roll as exciting today as it was in the 50s and 60s?
(10) Is hip hop and rap taking over from rock and roll?



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