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

1)

What comes to mind when you hear the word ‘sumo’?

2)

Is sumo a form of wrestling or a martial art?

3)

Do you think sumo should be included in the Olympics?

4)

Do you think there should be fewer or more basho every year?

5)

What do you think of the number of recent foreign yokozuna?

6)

Do you think sumo is too traditional? Does it need to modernize?

7)

What do you think makes sumo so exciting?

8)

Do you like the referees and judges at a sumo basho?

9)

Do you think sumo will become more of a world sport?

10)

Do you think sumo could ever die out?


 
 

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

1)

Do you think sumo is easy or difficult?

2)

Should sumo rikishi today follow the same code of conduct that sumo rikishi followed many years ago?

3)

Who do you think is the greatest ever rikishi?

4)

Do you think there are too many scandals in sumo today?

5)

Why are fewer and fewer young Japanese men taking up sumo?

6)

What would you think if Japanese rikishi were in a minority in the top sumo divisions?

7)

Do you think sumo is a cool sport to have as a national sport?

8)

What do you think is the most exciting winning technique in sumo?

9)

What are the most important things a rikishi needs to be successful?

10)

What do you think of women’s sumo?


 


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