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

(1) What comes to mind when you hear the word ‘silence’?
(2) When are the best times for silence?
(3) There is a famous Simon and Garfunkel song called Sound of Silence. What is the sound of silence?
(4) When does silence worry you?
(5) Would you like life and the world to be more silent?
(6) Is silence golden? Why do you think English has this expression? If it isn’t golden, what colour is it?
(7) We sometimes see the expression “the silence was deafening” – How can this be?
(8) How often do you experience awkward silences when you are talking to someone?
(9) Henry David Thoreau said: “Tragedy begins, not when there is misunderstanding about words, but when silence is not understood.” Do you agree?
(10) Dante said: “Silence is boring.” Do you agree?

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

(1) Do you like silence?
(2) When does silence make you happy?
(3) When is it that you are really in complete and utter silence?
(4) How much silence is there in your life?
(5) Do you ever wish people would put their mobiles (and mouths) on silent?
(6) Have you experienced a situation when there was deadly silence?
(7) What do you think of the moment of silence to remember the dead?
(8) What do you think of governments who try to silence people?
(9) Martin Luther King, Jr. said: “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” Do you agree?
(10) Jibo said: “Silence says more than words ever could.” Do you agree?



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