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

1)

What is gossip?

2)

Have you ever been the victim of gossip?

3)

Are you a gossip?

4)

How often do you hear gossip?

5)

Are you interested in celebrity gossip?

6)

Do you like to know all the gossip about your friends and neighbours?

7)

Who is the biggest gossip you know?

8)

How quickly does gossip spread in your school / workplace?

9)

What are the most common subjects of gossip?

10)

Is there any gossip about your teacher?


 
 

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

1)

Why do people gossip or like gossip?

2)

Have you ever started any gossip?

3)

Do you read gossip columns in magazines? Why are these so popular

4)

Do you think it’s right that gossip columnists can make a lot of money writing bad things about people that may not be true?

5)

What is the most malicious piece of gossip you’ve ever heard?

6)

How do you feel if people gossip about you?

7)

What’s the difference between gossip and a rumour?

8)

Eleanor Roosevelt said: “Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.” Is this true?

9)

Why do you think gossip is sometimes ‘hot’ and sometimes ‘juicy’?

10)

Do you think people who gossip lead sad lives?


 


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