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

1)

What comes to mind when you hear the term ‘national anthem’?

2)

Do you like your national anthem?

3)

What feelings do you have when you hear your national anthem?

4)

Do you know all the words to your national anthem?

5)

Do you think your national anthem is the right one or would you like a different one?

6)

Have your eyes ever filled with tears at the sound of your national anthem?

7)

Do you think your national anthem should be played regularly in schools?

8)

What is the most meaningful line in your national anthem?

9)

Some countries play the national anthem in movie theatres before a film begins. What do you think of this?

10)

Do you think you should stand when you hear another country’s national anthem?


 
 

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

1)

Are national anthems useful, necessary, important?

2)

What  national anthems from other countries do you like?

3)

Are there any national anthems you hate?

4)

Do you always stand and put your hand on your heart when you hear your national anthem?

5)

What would you feel if people booed your national anthem?

6)

Would you like to sing your national anthem to thousands of people at a special occasion in your country?

7)

If you could choose a pop or rock song to be your country’s national anthem, what would you choose?

8)

Do you think a world anthem would be better than national anthems?

9)

Do the word’s of your national anthem reflect your country’s culture today?

10)

What new words would you like to add to your national anthem?


 


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