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Consumerism is a social and economic order based on fostering a desire to purchase goods and services in ever greater amounts.

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Questions by Hebe Marin.

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

1)

Which (social) facts influence consumerism?

2)

Are there any benefits in consumerism?

3)

What is the role of product labels (like food or clothing brands) in consumerism?

4)

Do you believe special occasions like Christmas or Easter have become too consumeristic?

5)

Is there a way to escape the culture of consumerism?

6)

Do you think there are more consumerist women than men? Why?

7)

Are teenagers and children becoming consumerists earlier?

8)

Does mass media and society affect teenage consumerism?

9)

In your opinion, are consumerist people less creative?

10)

What  is ethical consumerism?


 
 

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

1)

Is consumerism a pathology?

2)

What is “green consumerism”? Is it a contradition?

3)

How does consumerism affect the environment and nature?

4)

Do you agree with extreme anti-consumerism philosophies and attitudes?

5)

Do you believe that changing your spending habits can make a big difference in your life?

6)

Is consumerism spoiling our culture?

7)

Our world economy is based on consumerism. Will consumerism always be predominant?

8)

Has consumerism changed over the years?

9)

What is medical consumerism?

10)

Which jobs are strictly related to consumerism?


 

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