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

1)

What images spring to mind when you hear the word ‘jail’?

2)

Do you think jails work?

3)

Would you like to work in a jail?

4)

How would you feel if you had to spend a couple of months in jail?

5)

Do you think people leave jail better people or better criminals?

6)

What are the jails like in your country?

7)

What do you think prisoners do in jail every day?

8)

Do you think jails are dangerous places?

9)

In prison escape movies, do you always want the prisoners to escape? Why?

10)

Would you live in a house / apartment that was right next door to a jail?


 
 

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

1)

How did jails start?

2)

Do you think there are better ways of reforming criminals than sending them to jail?

3)

How do you think jails around the world are different?

4)

What’s the best way to escape from jail?

5)

Would you visit me in jail?

6)

If you were in jail, what would you miss most about the outside?

7)

If you were in jail, what would you worry about most?

8)

An American politician once said: “I don't want to send them to jail. I want to send them to school.” What do you think of this?

9)

Do you think life in jail should mean life in jail?

10)

What would you like to ask someone who is in jail for life?


 


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