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ASKING SOMEONE FOR THEIR OPINION ABOUT A TOPIC

Look at the list of 28 topics. Listen to the questions in this section. Each question is repeated twice.

As you listen, write down the name or number of the discussion topic the speaker is asking about.

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Yes/No Questions

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Do you believe in horoscopes?

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Do you believe in a God who rewards good and punishes wrong-doing?

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Do you think we should be tougher on crime?

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Do you think we should maintain our traditions or make way for change?

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Do you think the Government should act to curb the power of media barons....?

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Do you think everybody should be trained to use computers?

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Do you think that public sector workers such as teachers, doctors, nurses and fire fighters should be allowed to strike?

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Do you think that the young have anything to learn from the elderly and vice versa?

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Would you consider sending your child to a grammar school?

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Would you ever consider taking out private health insurance?

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OR Questions

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Are you for or against self-sufficiency?

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Would you prefer your child to be educated privately or by the state?

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Would you rather go to a mixed or single-sex school?

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Which should be the official world language - English or Esperanto?

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WH Questions

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What do you think of fox hunting?

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What do you think of British food?

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What do you think of package holidays?

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What do you think is the problem between the English and the Americans?

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What do you think are the causes of the increase in violence in our society?

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of getting married?

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Negative Yes/No Questions

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How about boarding schools? Donít they teach children how to live together?

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of getting married?

Donít you think itís better to stay single?

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