English Discussion on
 Science Fiction


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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 words ‘science fiction’?
(2) What is science fiction?
(3) What science fiction from the past is science truth today?
(4) Why do people find science fiction so fascinating?
(5) What is the best science fiction movie ever?
(6) What things from science fiction do you think will never come true?
(7) Would you like to be transported into a future science fiction world?
(8) Do you think Leonardo Da Vinci’s drawings of helicopters and flying machines was science fiction of the 15th Century?
(9) Are science fiction writers quality writers?
(10) Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry said: "Science fiction is a way of thinking, a way of logic that bypasses a lot of nonsense. It allows people to look directly at important subjects." Do you agree?

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

(1) Do you like science fiction books or movies?
(2) With our computers, mobile phones and satellite navigation, etc, do you feel we’re living in an age of science fiction?
(3) Is science fiction just for teenage boys?
(4) Who is the greatest ever science fiction character?
(5) Who is the scariest ever science fiction character?
(6) If you wrote a sci-fi book, what would you write it on?
(7) Do you think living on Mars is pure science fiction?
(8) Do science fiction writers need to know a lot about science?
(9) Which science fiction character would you like to be?
(10) Sci-fi writer Arthur C. Clarke said: "Politicians should read science fiction, not westerns and detective stories." What do you think he meant by this? Do you agree?



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