1. Do you like your body?
2. What three adjectives would you use to describe the human body?
3. What are the most useful parts of our body?
4. What do you do to look after your body?
5. Would you rather have the perfect body or be super intelligent?
6. What kind of body language do you use?
7. What part of your body would you like to change?
8. Would you sell your body to science?
9. How would you describe the human body to an alien?
10. How is your body changing? Do you like these changes?
11. How good is our body compared to animals?
12. What will our body look like after another million years of evolution?
13. “Our bodies are our gardens – our wills are our gardeners.” Do you agree?
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