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Girl power

It’s Women’s Day today so let’s celebrate. You’ll find a couple of exercises here for students on different levels, developing a variety of skills. I hope everyone will find something suitable for their students. All the best for all of you Super Women-Teachers.

GIRL TALK

This exercise will develop your students’ vocabulary. For quite advanced levels. Every sentence is woman-topic based. It’s full of challenging phrases worth elaborating on. My students will have to choose a couple of words which were the wrong answers and prepare their own ‘Fill in the gaps’ and ‘Write 3 definitions – only one correct’ exercises.

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TIME FOR WOMANLY PARAPHRASES

Here you will find two sets on paraphrases on two levels: intermediate (suitable e.g. for E8 or basic matura exam) and more advanced (suitable for extended matura and other exams).

https://www.baamboozle.com/game/384222

https://www.baamboozle.com/game/384316

A GIRLS’ NIGHT OUT OR A FEMINIST SPEECH

Speaking time. The first task is to match the names of famous women to their quotations. And then depending on whether you have 1-2-1 lessons or teach a group of students you can either:

  1. Give or ask each student to choose one character and ask them to imagine they are at a girls’ night out. They meet and start talking about life, men, the usual stuff. Their task is to try to show their woman’s character and personality and include the quotation in a natural conversation.
  2. Give or ask your student to choose one character and prepare a 1-minute feminist speech including the quotation.

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I do hope you will enjoy the Women’s Day and the topic-based lessons with your students. I would really appreciate if you let me know whether you and your students found the ideas useful. Have fun.

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Women’s Rights!

This lesson was created during The Women’s Strike when I cancelled all my lessons and at last had some time to make a lesson which I was thinking about for quite some time. It is definitely a conversational class which deals with the current situation in our country. It focuses mainly on the ways women were and are still perceived by men, by other women and by themselves. The video (the link of which is included) is quite strong so if you want to have this lesson with your teen students, you’d better skip it, especially if you teach in a public school. I tried to smuggle a little bit of grammar and vocabulary here, all wrapped in speaking activities. The topic is so universal you may use it whenever you want. You don’t have to talk about it right now (if you are fed up with all the discussions in social media). Women’s (or Human) Rights will always be a hot topic worth discussing.

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