Elementary Instant Lesson™
A Woman's Place?
A: Talking About Numbers
1. Look at the fractions and percentages in the pie charts below.
2. How do we say the fractions below? Say the fractions (as words) in English.
i. 1/4 : _______ ii. 1/3 : _______ iii. 3/4 : _______ iv. 1/2 : _______
3. How do we say these percentages? Say the percentages (as words) in English.
i. 25% ______ ii. 33.3% ______ iii. 75% ______ iv. 50% ______ 4. Look at the pie chart. Which sentence is correct? i. Most of the doctors in our hospital are men.
ii. Most of the doctors in our hospital are women.
Look at the meanings of these words from today's article.
Home is the place where you live.
I stayed at home yesterday because I was sick. Work is the place where you have a job. I am not going to work today because it is Saturday.
A: Check Your Understanding
Read the sentences about today's article. Fill the gaps with the correct number. Use the article to help you. 1. _________ of workers in the world are women.
2. _________ of people in a poll think women should not work. (poll - people are asked questions to see what they think)
3. _________ % of people in a poll think women should work.
Read the questions below. Find the answers in today's article.
1. Who did the poll?
2. How many countries were in the poll?
3. How many people were in the poll?
C: Correct or Incorrect?
Read these sentences. Which one is correct? 1i. Most people in the survey think women should work.
ii. Most people in the survey think women should not work.
2i. Young people in some countries think women should work.
ii. Young people in some countries think women should not work.
D: Understanding Figures
Use the article to answer these questions.
1. In how many countries did more than half of the people in the survey think women should not work?
2. In how many countries did more than half of the people in the survey think women should work?
3. In which countries did more than half of the people in the survey think women should work?
However is an adverb. It means 'but'. It shows that a thing or an idea is different. It joins two sentences.
Find it in today's article. 1. Why did the writer use 'however' here?
Surprisingly is an adverb. It means that something is surprising or is something that we did not expect.
Find it in today's article. 2. Why did the writer use 'surprisingly' here?
You may do one or more of these.
1. What question did the poll ask?
2. What is your answer for this question? Why do you think this?
B: Find out...
Find out the name of a woman who is a leader or a CEO. What does she do? Then give a short report to the class about her.
TEACHERS' NOTES AND ANSWER KEY
A: Talking About Numbers - Answers
2i. one quarter/a quarter, ii. one third/a third, iii. three quarters, iv. a half/one half.
3. i. twenty five percent, ii. thirty three and a third percent (recurring), iii. seventy five per cent, iv. fifty percent.
A: Check Your Understanding - Answers
1. 50%/Half, 2. a quarter/25%, 3. 74%/nearly three quarters.
B: Comprehension - Answers
1. Reuters/Ipsos, 2.23 countries, 3. more than 24,000.
C: Correct or Incorrect? - Answers
1i. and 2ii. are correct according to today's article.
D: Understanding Figures - Answers
1. 2, 2. 21, 3. All of the countries in the poll except for India and Turkey.
E: Language - Answers
1. The writer uses it to show that while many young people think women should not work, most people in the survey think differently: they think women should not be in the home.
2. We would expect older people perhaps to have this view as older people are often thought to be more conservative and young people more idealistic and more radical.
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