What images spring to mind when you hear the word ‘mining’?What comes to mind when you hear the words ‘mobile telephone’?   Leave a comment

NTT DoCoMo FOMA F880iES is a Japanese mobile t...

NTT DoCoMo FOMA F880iES is a Japanese mobile telephone that was designed for the aged who cannot use many functional mobile telephones. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


The Mine... Another Look

The Mine… Another Look (Photo credit: Storm Crypt)




1) What images spring to mind when you hear the word ‘mining’?
2) Why is mining important?
3) What do you know about the history of mining?
4) Is there much mining in your country?
5) Do you think mining damages the environment?
6) How long can mining continue before the Earth is destroyed?
7) Would you like to work in mining?
8) Do you think miners are paid well?
9) Why is mining considered to be one of the most stressful jobs?
10) Do you think we’ll start mining the Moon and Mars one day?





1) What do you know about mining?
2) Why are there so many mining accidents in China and Russia?
3) Do you think mining can ever be environmentally friendly?
4) Do you think mining companies should be allowed to make billions of dollars from the Earth’s natural resources?
5) What different types of mining do you know about?
6) What kinds of headlines and stories might be in a newspaper called “Mining News”?
7) Would you like to be a miner for a day and see what mining is like?
8) What dangers are there in mining?
9) If the decision was yours, would you ban mining around the world?
10) What questions would you like to ask a mining executive?





1) What comes to mind when you hear the words ‘mobile telephone’?
2) What was life like before mobile telephones came along?
3) What would your life be like without your mobile telephone?
4) Can you remember your first mobile telephone?
5) Are you happy with the mobile telephone you have now? Why (not)?
6) What are your favourite functions on mobile telephones?
7) What new functions would you like to see on mobile telephones?
8) Do you think mobile telephones are dangerous in any way?
9) What is the ring tone on your mobile telephone and why did you choose it?
10) Are other people’s mobile telephones annoying?





1) How often do you use your mobile?
2) Do you ever worry about other people listening to your mobile telephone conversations when you are in public?
3) What interesting conversations have you heard on mobile telephones?
4) What’s the best brand of mobile phone?
5) What do you think of the Apple iPhone?
6) What do you think of people who use their mobile telephone while driving?
7) What would you do if your date spent more time on his/her mobile telephone than he/she spent talking to you?
8) Do young people use mobile telephones too much?
9) Do you think schools should ban mobile phones?
10) From what age do you think children should have a mobile phone?

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