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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 ‘rubbish’?

2)

Do you create a lot of rubbish?

3)

Do you always put your rubbish in rubbish bins?

4)

Do you think your country produces too much rubbish?

5)

Have you ever bought something and then thought it was rubbish when you got home?

6)

Is there a lot of rubbish in the streets in your town?

7)

Do you prefer the word ‘rubbish’, ‘trash’ or ‘garbage’?

8)

Have you ever said “That’s rubbish!” in English when you disagreed with what someone said?

9)

Why is there so much rubbish on TV?

10)

What will happen when we run out of land to use as rubbish dumps?


 
 

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

1)

What are the laws in your town concerning the recycling of rubbish?

2)

What music do you think is total rubbish?

3)

Which person in the world do you think usually talks absolute rubbish?

4)

What’s the difference between rubbish and litter?

5)

What does “to rubbish” someone (or their ideas) mean? Have you ever rubbished someone or have you ever been rubbished?

6)

Are there newspapers in your country that often print a load of rubbish?

7)

Have you ever thought “He’s/She’s a rubbish actor / football player / singer”?

8)

What’s the solution to the world’s rubbish problem?

9)

How often should rubbish collection take place?

10)

What city have you been to where the streets were full of rubbish?


 


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