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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 ‘yes’?

2)

How often do you say yes every day?

3)

Is it sometimes difficult to say yes?

4)

How often do you regret saying yes?

5)

When do you hope the answer is always yes?

6)

How many different ways are there of saying yes?

7)

Has anyone ever got you to say yes against your will?

8)

What words usually follow ‘yes’?

9)

Someone once said: "Yes and no are very short words to say, but we should think for some length of time before saying them." Do you agree?

10)

Tony Blair said: "The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes." Do you agree?


 
 

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

1)

Do you like the word yes?

2)

Do you say yes or no more?

3)

How does intonation change the meaning of saying yes?

4)

How would life be different is the word ‘yes’ was taken out of our language?

5)

Do you always say yes when someone asks you for a favour?

6)

What was the happiest yes of your life?

7)

How many languages can you say yes in?

8)

When was the last time you screamed a big “YES!!!!” (even if it was in your head)?

9)

Joseph Campbell said: "The big question is whether you are going to be able to say a hearty yes to your adventure." Do you agree?

10)

Albert Camus said: "Charm is a way of getting the answer yes without asking a clear question." Do you agree?


 


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