The Reading / Listening - Level 0

Women pay more for things than men. Many things for women cost twice as much as those for men. A newspaper said women's clothes and beauty products are 36 per cent more expensive than those for men. One store charged double the price for pink razors. Women's Levi 501 jeans were 46 per cent more expensive than men's.



This is "sexist" pricing. A spokeswoman for the British government called it a "rip-off". A newspaper said women could be busier and have less time to go shopping. They might care more than men about quality. Men do pay more for some things. The newspaper did not look at things men like to buy.

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Sources
  • http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/money/consumeraffairs/article4668903.ece
  • http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/b89e16da-b96c-11e5-b151-8e15c9a029fb.html
  • http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/retailandconsumer/12066820/New-Gender-Tax-study-shows-women-are-charged-more-for-being-woman.html


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The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

Women pay more for things

a.

jeans

2.

things for women cost twice

b.

than men

3.

beauty

c.

than men's

4.

more expensive

d.

as much

5.

One store charged double

e.

razors

6.

pink

f.

products

7.

Women's Levi 501

g.

the price

8.

more expensive

h.

than those for men



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

This is "sexist"

a.

go shopping

2.

A spokeswoman for the

b.

some things

3.

a rip-

c.

British government

4.

women could

d.

to buy

5.

less time to

e.

off

6.

care more than men

f.

pricing

7.

Men do pay more for

g.

about quality

8.

things men like

h.

be busier

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

Women (1) ___________________ things than men. Many things for women (2) ___________________ much as those for men. A newspaper said women's clothes and (3) ___________________ are 36 per cent more expensive (4) ___________________ men. One store charged (5) ___________________ for pink razors. Women's Levi 501 jeans were 46 per cent (6) ___________________ than men's.

(7) ___________________ pricing. A spokeswoman for the British government called it (8) ___________________. A newspaper said women (9) ___________________ and have less time to go shopping. They might care more than men (10) ___________________. Men do pay more (11) ___________________. The newspaper did not look at things (12) ___________________.





PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

Womenpaymoreforthingsthanmen.Manythingsforwomencosttwice
asmuchasthoseformen.Anewspapersaidwomen'sclothesandbeauty
productsare36percentmoreexpensivethanthoseformen.Onestorech
argeddoublethepriceforpinkrazors.Women'sLevi501jeanswere46pe
rcentmoreexpensivethanmen's.Thisis"sexist"pricing.Aspokeswoma
nfortheBritishgovernmentcalledita"rip-off".Anewspapersaidwom
encouldbebusierandhavelesstimetogoshopping.Theymightcaremor
ethanmenaboutquality.Mendopaymoreforsomethings.Thenewspap
erdidnotlookatthingsmenliketobuy.

WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

Student A: Do not show these to your speaking partner(s).

a)

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b)

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c)

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d)

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e)

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f)

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Student B: Do not show these to your speaking partner(s).

a)

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b)

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c)

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d)

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e)

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f)

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WRITING

Write about women shopping for 10 minutes. Read and talk about your partner’s paper.

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Answers

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