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Conversation Questions on Birds (By David Tremayne-Smith)

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STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show to Student B)

1)

What springs to mind when you hear the word ‘bird’?

2)

Are you interested in birds?

3)

What’s your favourite bird?

4)

Have you ever had a bird as a pet? (Is a bird a good pet?)

5)

Has a bird ever pooped on you? (It is a sign of good luck in some countries.)

6)

Are there any bird superstitions in your country?

7)

What countries have birds as national emblems? Do they reflect that country?

8)

Should trade in feathers be banned like trade in fur?

9)

Are pigeons useful birds or vermin?

10)

What’s the rarest bird you’ve ever seen?


 
 

STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show to Student A)

1)

Has your cat ever brought a dead bird into the house?

2)

Has a bird ever crashed into or flown through a window in your home?

3)

Have you ever found a bird’s egg in Spring?

4)

What is your least favourite bird?

5)

What is the most beautiful bird?

6)

Are birds really “free” as the expression “as free as a bird” suggests?

7)

How many species of birds do you think there are in the world?

8)

How many bird species do you think are endangered?

9)

What’s the most common bird in your town / country? Do you like it?

10)

Why do you think humans are so fascinated by birds?


 


 
 
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