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(CNN Student News) -- January 26, 2009

1. What event took place in China today? How did the global economic crisis impact this event, as described in the report?

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2. What evidence is offered in the report of China's struggling economy? According to the segment, how are some Chinese businesses and individuals hoping to alleviate the impact of the economic slowdown?

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3. According to the report, what prediction have Chinese officials made about the country's economic outlook?

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4. What are your economic expectations for 2009? Do you think that the global crisis will have an impact on your personal finances? Explain.

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5. What percent of Afghans are illiterate? What services do the letter writers featured in the report provide to their customers?

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6. What views are expressed in the report about the education of Afghanistan's population and its potential impact on the letter writers? With which of these positions do you agree and why?

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7. Do you possess any skills or knowledge that are not common among others? If so, have you ever used your abilities to help others? If so, describe the experience.

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8. Who is Ken Mink and what is his unique accomplishment?

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9. According to the report: Why did Roane State Community College offer Mink a spot on the basketball team? What has been the reaction from some of his teammates?

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10. If you were playing basketball against Mink, would you go easier against him than against other opponents? Why or why not?

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