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

1)

When the cat’s away the mice will play. Who is the cat if you are a mouse? What do you do when the cat’s away?

2)

Do you agree there’s more than one way to skin a cat? When was the last time you found other ways of doing something?

3)

Do you ever put the cat among the pigeons and get someone into trouble?

4)

Why does it rain cats and dogs in England? What animals rain in your country?

5)

Are you a scaredy cat? Do you frighten easily?

6)

Have you ever stayed or lived somewhere where there was not enough room to swing a cat?

7)

Who did you always fight like cats and dogs with as a child?

8)

Do you like copycats? Do you like people copying your fashion?

9)

Has the cat ever got your tongue and you were too shy to speak?

10)

Have you ever told someone’s secret and let the cat out of the bag?


 
 

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

1)

Has anyone ever played cat and mouse with you and teased you?

2)

When you’re exhausted, do you look like something the cat dragged in?

3)

If you’ve just won something, do you look like the cat that swallowed the canary?

4)

Is it true that curiosity killed the cat? Do you have to know everything?

5)

Do you think fat cats should get such high salaries?

6)

Does a cat burglar really steal cats?

7)

How lively and excited is a cat on a hot tin roof? Is this you sometimes?

8)

Is it fair that a cat has nine lives? Would you like that many?

9)

Do you ever feel great and think you are the cat’s whiskers?

10)

Are there any interesting cat idioms in your language?


 


 
 
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