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THE DISCUSSION ON WRITING

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

(1) What springs to mind when you hear the word ‘writing’?
(2) Do you prefer writing or typing?
(3) How is your writing in English?
(4) Is writing in your language different from writing in English?
(5) What are your biggest problems with writing?
(6) How important is writing to you?
(7) Do/Did you enjoy your writing classes?
(8) When do you need to write in your everyday life?
(9) Novelist James Michener said: "I'm not a very good writer, but I'm an excellent rewriter." Is this the same as you?
(10) Gene Fowler said: "Writing is easy:  All you do is sit staring at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead." What does he mean? Do you think writing is like this?





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

(1) Do you like writing?
(2) Do you worry about writing exams?
(3) Do you prefer reading, listening, speaking or writing lessons?
(4) Do you think creative writing is good for you?
(5) What writing skills do you need to be able to write well?
(6) Do you think writing will disappear in the future, once computers can recognize and write down everything you say?
(7) Are you a good writer in your own language?
(8) Do you like your handwriting? How would you describe it
(9) Poet William Wordsworth said: "Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart." Do/Can you do this?
(10) E. L. Doctorow said: "Writing is an exploration. You start from nothing and learn as you go." Do you agree?



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