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

1)

Why is oil so important?

2)

What do you think of oil companies?

3)

What will happen when the oil runs out?

4)

Do you think taking all of the oil from under the earth and oceans is dangerous?

5)

How will oil-producing companies survive financially when their oil has all run out?

6)

Are you interested in what happens to oil prices?

7)

What do you know about oil crises?

8)

Do you think Iraq was really invaded because of oil?

9)

What do you know about OPEC?

10)

What environmental impact does oil production have?


 
 

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

1)

What springs to mind when you hear the word ‘oil’?

2)

Why do you think oil money isn’t used to reduce poverty?

3)

How can oil be owned by a company or country when it’s part of the Earth’s natural resources?

4)

Do you think oil companies are ethical?

5)

What would you like to change about oil companies?

6)

Why aren’t the citizens of oil producing companies very rich?

7)

Do you think oil companies do enough to protect the environment, especially after oil spills in the ocean?

8)

What is oil used for?

9)

Should oil companies all be owned by governments, who would then share oil profits with their citizens?

10)

What would the world be like if the world’s oil ran out tomorrow?


 


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