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(CNN Student News) -- February 2, 2009

1. Based on the information in the program, what is the scope of the damage caused by recent winter storms in Kentucky?

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2. According to the segment: What efforts are being made to help those impacted by the storm? How soon do officials estimate that power will be restored to everyone in Kentucky?

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3. Is your state or region prone to any types of severe weather? If so, what are they, and what preparations, if any, have you made for these events?

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4. According to the report, how has America's middle class been affected by the economic crisis?

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5. What action is President Barack Obama taking to try to help the country's middle class?

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6. What impact, if any, do you think that the new Middle Class Task Force will have on the group's economic situation? Explain.

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7. According to the report, how are some Japanese teachers using President Obama's political speeches to help their students learn English?

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8. What has been the nationwide response in Japan to the English language materials featuring President Obama's political speeches?

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9. Have you ever studied a language other than your own? If so, what methods did you find worked best to learn the new language? Why do you think that this was the case?

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10. If your foreign language textbook used speeches from a world leader who is a native speaker of the language, do you think that you would be more inspired to learn the new language? Why or why not?

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