1. Are boys and girls treated differently by teachers in coeducational schools that you have attended? If so, how?
  2. Are the clothes you wear to school important?
  3. Are you allowed to eat in the classrooms?
  4. Are you allowed to smoke in the classrooms?
  5. Did you belong to any clubs in high school?
  6. Did you go to a public high school or a private one? What are the advantages of each type of school? Which type of school did you want to go to?
  7. Did you have to wear a uniform in high school? How about elementary school?
  8. Did you study art in high school?
  9. Did your high school have a band? If so, did you play in it? What instrument would you like to play in a high school band? Why?
  10. Do most of your teachers take attendance?
  11. Do some of your teachers let class out early? What do you think when the teacher lets the class out early?
  12. Do you carry a dictionary to your English classes? How about your other classes? Do you have an electronic dictionary? Can you and do you access your cellphone dictionary to find the meaning of a word?
  13. Do you enjoy studying English? Math? Science? Art? Biology? Chemistry?
  14. Do you ever skip class?
  15. Do you feel pressure to wear expensive, designer clothes to school?
  16. Do you have any evening classes?
  17. Do you have to wear a uniform at your school? (Did you have to…)Do you like wearing a uniform?
  18. Do you like to be taught by a male or female teacher?
  19. Do you play on any of the school’s sports teams?
  20. Do you still keep in touch with your best friend in elementary school?
  21. Do you think fashion is important at school?
  22. Do you think girls work together much better if there are no boys around? Agree or disagree?
  23. Do you think school uniform is a good idea? Why/Why not?
  24. Have you ever been absent?
  25. Have you ever been late for class? If so, why? When was the last time? Did the teacher get angry?
  26. Have you ever failed a class? (Maybe this is not polite to ask.)
  27. Have you ever slept in class?
  28. How are the customs in the classrooms in the US different from the customs that you have experienced in other places?
  29. How do you get to school?
  30. How do you usually come here?
  31. How long does it take you to get to school?
  32. How many times have you been absent from school this year?
  33. How much homework do you do every day?
  34. Is fashion also a kind of uniform?
  35. Was your high school strict?
  36. Were you on any sports teams in high school?
  37. What are the major characteristics you think a teacher should have?
  38. What classes do you not like? Why don’t you like them?
  39. What did you find the most surprising thing about the school system in the United States?
  40. What did you like best about high school?
  41. What did your school uniform look like in junior high school?
  42. What do you like best about your school?
  43. What do you like the least about your school?
  44. What do you think about your English class? Your gym class?
  45. What do you think of our cafeteria?
  46. What do you think of this campus?
  47. What do you want to do after you graduate?
  48. What does the term coeducational mean? Did you go to coeducational schools?
  49. What is your best memory from junior high school? How about high school? What’s your worst memory?
  50. What school did you graduate from? What high school? What junior high school?
  51. What time does your first class begin on Tuesday?
  52. What was the name of your junior high school?
  53. What were some of the rules you had to follow at your high school? Which rules did you think were unfair? Did you ever get caught breaking any school rules? Were you allowed to smoke on campus? Were you allowed to eat food in the classroom?
  54. What’s your favorite subject? Why do you like it? Who is the teacher? How many times a week does the class meet?
  55. Which subjects are you good at? (What are your strong subjects?)
  56. Which subjects are you poor at? (Which subjects are difficult for you?)
  57. Which subjects do you think are not useful or needed anymore?
  58. Who do you like to sit within your classroom?
  59. Who is your favorite teacher? What course does he or she teach? Why do you like him or her?

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