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#MeToo

Course: Weekly lessons, Unit: Language

  • 75 min
  • In class
  • Reading
  • B2
  • C1


Learning goals

  • Understand and respond to the content and language of an authentic opinion piece on sexual harassment
  • Be able to use a variety of reading strategies effectively

Published by

EF Education First


Success criteria

  • Find specific details within the article
  • Identify the correct definitions for new words based on their use in the article
  • Correctly answer questions about the meaning of the article
  • Relate the content of the article to your own experiences and opinions

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Activities (12)

Introduction

Introduction

Recommendations

  • 2 mins
  • Class
  • Core activity


Student instructions

No instructions


Teacher notes

No teacher notes

 

Warm up

Warm up

Recommendations

  • 4 mins
  • Pair, Group, Class
  • Core activity


Student instructions

What do you know about gender inequality? Take the quiz and then discuss the follow-up questions that your teacher will ask.


Teacher notes

The aim of this activity is to stimulate thinking about gender bias and inequality throughout society.

Encourage students to guess. It is not important if they get the answers wrong.

 

Lead in 1

Lead in 1

Recommendations

  • 2 mins
  • Group, Class
  • Core activity


Student instructions

Watch the video about women talking about how they are expected to behave, and answer the questions in Warm up 2.


Teacher notes

The aim of this activity is to stimulate class discussion on gender, focusing on how attitudes towards gender can begin in childhood, and therefore be very difficult to challenge.

Language notes.

 

Lead in 2

Language

Recommendations

  • 5 mins
  • Group, CLass
  • Core activity


Student instructions

No instructions


Teacher notes

The aim of this activity is for students to discuss society's attitudes towards men and women, and consider some of the effects that treating men and women differently can have.

Suggested answers.

 

Main ideas

Main ideas

Recommendations

  • 7 mins
  • Individual, Pair, Group
  • Core activity


Student instructions

No instructions


Teacher notes

The aim of this activity is to pre-teach some of the vocabulary in the article, and introduce students to its main themes.

Have students look online or in a dictionary to find definitions for the words and phrases.

 

Language

Language

Recommendations

  • 7 mins
  • Individual, Class
  • Core activity


Student instructions

Look at the article again and match the definitions to the words and phrases.


Teacher notes

The aim of this activity is to define some of the key language from the article.

This prepares students for the Practice and Apply activities.

Tell students not to use their dictionaries.

 

Practice

Practice

Recommendations

  • 7 mins
  • Individual, Pair, Group
  • Support activity


Student instructions

Rewrite the questions, replacing a word or phrase with a word or phrase from the key language that has the same meaning. Make sure that the key language is in the correct form for the questions. You do not need to use all of the words and phrases. Then ask other students to answer your questions.

Example:

Are abusive bosses are a big problem for millions of people?


Teacher notes

The aim of this activity is to practise forming questions using the key language. Students will use their answers to these questions in the Apply activity.

 

Apply

Apply

Recommendations

  • 7 mins
  • Individual, Pair
  • Support activity


Student instructions

No instructions


Teacher notes

The aim of this activity is to give students freer practice in using the key language.

This prepares students for the Respond and Follow up activities.

Encourage students to write in full sentences and to use the key language.

 

Comprehend

Comprehend

Recommendations

  • 10 mins
  • Individual, Pair, Class
  • Core activity


Student instructions

Read the article again and answer the questions.


Teacher notes

The aim of this activity is to practise reading for comprehension.

Encourage students to write in full sentences.

Any answers that are close to the model answers are acceptable.

 

Respond

Respond

Recommendations

  • 7 mins
  • Pair, Group
  • Core activity


Student instructions

Discuss the questions about the article.


Teacher notes

The aim of this activity is to give students the opportunity to react to the ideas in the text according to their own opinions and experiences.

Put students in groups of three or four and ask them to discuss the questions. Monitor as they talk and make sure the conversation remains friendly and constructive. Help students to use the target language from previous activities where you need to.

 

Follow up

Follow up

Recommendations

  • 12 mins
  • Individual, Pair, Group
  • Challenge activity


Student instructions

No instructions


Teacher notes

The aim of this activity is to allow students to research and respond to the topic on a deeper level.

Students can work in groups and discuss the stories in pairs, before presenting their ideas to the rest of their group. Alternatively, they can work in pairs and then present their ideas to the class.

 

Exit ticket

Exit ticket

Recommendations

  • 5 mins
  • Individual, Pair
  • Core activity


Student instructions

Discuss the questions with a partner, and make notes on them.


Teacher notes

The aim of this activity is for students to reflect on what they learned and what they didn't understand in the lesson, and discuss this with a partner.

 
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