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Scientists have cast new light on why some men have deeper voices than others. It was traditionally thought that males developed a lower pitched voice to attract members of the opposite sex. However, anthropologists at the American college Penn State believe a deep voice was to scare off other males. Researcher David Puts said: "In humans, and possibly other primates too, a low pitched voice evolved primarily to intimidate other men…to make males seem bigger and scarier." He added that: "Human male traits imply physical aggression and formidability and seem to provide competitive advantages in fighting or threatening other men more than they help attract women."



The researchers at Penn State recorded more than 500 men and women speaking. They then played the recordings back to more than 1,100 different people of both sexes. Male volunteers rated each male recording for levels of dominance they perceived in the voices. The same recordings were rated by 15 female volunteers for romantic attractiveness. Men similarly rated the women's voices for attractiveness. Most of the men thought the lower-pitched male recordings belonged to a more dominant man. Dr Puts said women also liked lower-pitched voices, but the pattern of the women's ratings did not lead him to say that the deepness of the male voice was so important to females.

Try the same news story at these easier levels:

    Level 4  or  Level 5

Sources
  • http://www.nbcnews.com/health/mens-health/deep-masculine-voice-not-you-ladies-n569631
  • http://nhv.us/content/16056021-deep-voice-mainly-scares-rivals-and-it-can-also-impress-females
  • http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2016/05/06/Does-a-deep-voice-draw-women/2591462583847/


Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities, crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)



Warm-ups

1. DEEP VOICES: Students walk around the class and talk to other students about deep voices. Change partners often and share your findings.

2. CHAT: In pairs / groups, talk about these topics or words from the article. What will the article say about them? What can you say about these words and your life?

       scientists / light / traditionally / the opposite sex / scare / aggression / threatening /
       researchers / recordings / volunteers / romantic / attractiveness / pattern / important

Have a  chat about the topics you liked. Change topics and partners frequently.

3. ATTRACTIVE: Students A strongly believe a deep voice makes people more attractive; Students B strongly believe it doesn't.  Change partners again and talk about your conversations.

4. WHY?: Why do people have the following things? How many possible reasons can you think of for each thing? Complete this table with your partner(s). Change partners often and share what you wrote.

  • Blonde hair
  • A big nose
  • Fears
  • A sense of humour
  • Freckles
  • Eyelashes
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5. SCARE: Spend one minute writing down all of the different words you associate with the word "scare". Share your words with your partner(s) and talk about them. Together, put the words into different categories.

6. ATTRACTIVENESS: Rank these with your partner. Put the most attractive things about people at the top. Change partners often and share your rankings.

  • intelligence
  • muscles
  • a nice smile
  • straight teeth
  • a deep voice
  • long hair
  • eye colour
  • a sense of humour

Before reading / listening

1. TRUE / FALSE: Read the headline. Guess if a-h below are true (T) or false (F).

  1. Scientists used light to measure how deep voices are.     T / F
  2. It was thought deep voices in men were to attract women.     T / F
  3. Anthropologists carried out the study into deep voices.     T / F
  4. The article says women are attracted by aggression in men.     T / F
  5. The researchers recorded the voices of more than 1,100 people.     T / F
  6. Men rated female voices for how dominant they seemed.     T / F
  7. A researcher said women liked lower-pitched voices.     T / F
  8. Deep male voices were not found to be so important to women.     T / F

2. SYNONYM MATCH: Match the following synonyms from the article.

  1. cast
  2. thought
  3. attract
  4. intimidate
  5. traits
  6. different
  7. rated
  8. similarly
  9. dominant
  10. lead
  1. assorted
  2. frighten
  3. likewise
  4. entice
  5. cause
  6. thrown
  7. self-assured
  8. characteristics
  9. evaluated
  10. believed

3. PHRASE MATCH: (Sometimes more than one choice is possible.)

  1. Scientists have cast new
  2. scare
  3. primarily to
  4. make males seem bigger
  5. seem to provide competitive
  6. They then played the
  7. different people of both
  8. female
  9. Men similarly rated the women's voices
  10. belonged to a more
  1. intimidate other men
  2. sexes
  3. advantages
  4. dominant man
  5. for attractiveness
  6. light on why
  7. volunteers
  8. recordings back
  9. and scarier
  10. off other males

Gap fill

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
attract
traditionally
possibly
provide
light
help
off
scarier

Scientists have cast new (1) ____________ on why some men have deeper voices than others. It was (2) ____________thought that males developed a lower pitched voice to (3) ____________members of the opposite sex. However, anthropologists at the American college Penn State believe a deep voice was to scare (4) ____________other males. Researcher David Puts said: "In humans, and (5) ____________other primates too, a low pitched voice evolved primarily to intimidate other men…to make males seem bigger and (6) ____________." He added that: "Human male traits imply physical aggression and formidability and seem to (7) ____________competitive advantages in fighting or threatening other men more than they (8) ____________attract women."

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
back
volunteers
belonged
so
rated
pattern
speaking
attractiveness

The researchers at Penn State recorded more than 500 men and women (9) ____________. They then played the recordings (10) ____________to more than 1,100 different people of both sexes. Male volunteers (11) ____________each male recording for levels of dominance they perceived in the voices. The same recordings were rated by 15 female (12) ____________for romantic attractiveness. Men similarly rated the women's voices for (13) ____________. Most of the men thought the lower-pitched male recordings (14) ____________to a more dominant man. Dr Puts said women also liked lower-pitched voices, but the (15) ____________of the women's ratings did not lead him to say that the deepness of the male voice was (16) ____________important to females.

Listening — Guess the answers. Listen to check.

1)  Scientists have cast new light on why some men have deeper ______
     a.  voices than the others
     b.  voices than another
     c.  voices than others
     d.  voices than all others

2)  males developed a lower pitched voice to attract members of ______
     a.  the opposite sexes
     b.  the opposite sex
     c.  the opposite sexy
     d.  the opposite sexed

3)  anthropologists at the American college Penn State believe a deep voice was to ______ males
     a.  scare on other
     b.  scare of other
     c.  scare off other
     d.  scare off another

4)  a low pitched voice evolved primarily to ______
     a.  irradiate other men
     b.  irritate other men
     c.  intimate other men
     d.  intimidate other men

5) male traits imply physical aggression and formidability and seem to provide _______
     a.  competitively advantages
     b.  competitive advantaged
     c.  competitive advantages
     d.  competitively advantaged

6)  They then played the recordings back to more than 1,100 different ______
     a.  people of both sex
     b.  people of both sexes
     c.  people of both sexy
     d.  people of both sexed

7)  rated each male recording for levels of dominance they ______ voices
     a.  perceived on the
     b.  perceived in the
     c.  perceived in a
     d.  perceived on a

8)  Men similarly rated the women's voices ______
     a.  for attractiveness
     b.  four attractiveness
     c.  four attractive mess
     d.  from attractiveness

9)  Most of the men thought the lower-pitched male recordings belonged to a ______
     a.  more dominance man
     b.  more dominant man
     c.  more dominant men
     d.  more dominance men

10)  did not lead him to say that the deepness of the male voice was so important ______
     a.  through females
     b.  too females
     c.  to females
     d.  two females

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Scientists have cast (1) ___________________ some men have deeper voices than others. It was traditionally thought that males developed a lower pitched (2) ___________________ members of the opposite sex. However, anthropologists at the American college Penn State (3) _________________ voice was to scare off other males. Researcher David Puts said: "In humans, (4) ___________________ primates too, a low pitched voice evolved primarily to intimidate other men…to make males seem (5) ___________________." He added that: "Human male traits imply physical aggression and formidability and seem to provide competitive advantages in fighting (6) ___________________ men more than they help attract women."

The researchers at Penn State (7) ___________________ 500 men and women speaking. They then played the recordings back to more than 1,100 different (8) ___________________. Male volunteers rated each male recording for (9) ___________________ they perceived in the voices. The same recordings were rated by 15 female volunteers for romantic attractiveness. Men (10) ___________________ women's voices for attractiveness. Most of the men thought the lower-pitched male recordings belonged to a more dominant man. Dr Puts said women also liked lower-pitched voices, but (11) ___________________ the women's ratings did not lead him to say that the deepness of the male voice (12) _______________ females.

Comprehension questions

  1. What have scientists cast on why men have deeper voices?
  2. What did people think deeper voices in men attracted?
  3. Which American college is the researcher from?
  4. Who did a lower-pitched voice evolve to intimidate?
  5. What kind of advantage did Dr Puts say a deeper voice gave men?
  6. How many men and women did the researchers record?
  7. How many people listened to the recordings?
  8. What did men listen for in the recordings of males?
  9. What did men rate female voices for?
  10. What did Dr Puts suggest was not so important for females?




Multiple choice quiz

1) What have scientists cast on why men have deeper voices?
a) a net
b) new light
c) a search
d) doubt

2) What did people think deeper voices in men attracted?
a) flies
b) viruses
c) sore throats
d) members of the opposite sex

3) Which American college is the researcher from?
a) Penn State
b) MIT
c) Harvard
d) NYU

4) Who did a lower-pitched voice evolve to intimidate?
a) wild animals
b) bears
c) other men
d) women

5) What kind of advantage did Dr Puts say a deeper voice gave men?
a) a big one
b) a competitive one
c) a slight one
d) a narrow one

6) How many men and women did the researchers record?
a) exactly 500
b) around 500
c) over 500
d) fewer than 500

7) How many people listened to the recordings?
a) fewer than 1,100
b) around 1,100
c) exactly 1,100
d) over 1,100

8) What did men listen for in the recordings of males?
a) levels of dominance
b) sound quality
c) attractiveness
d) noise

9) What did men rate female voices for?
a) attractiveness
b) sound quality
c) interference
d) deepness

10) What did Dr Puts suggest was not so important for females?
a) ratings
b) a deep male voice
c) aggression
d) men

Role play

Role A — A deep voice

You think a deep voice is the most attractive thing in a person. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their things. Also, tell the others which is the least important of these (and why): intelligence, muscles or straight teeth.

Role B — Intelligence

You think intelligence is the most attractive thing in a person. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their things. Also, tell the others which is the least important of these (and why): a deep voice, muscles or straight teeth.

Role C — Muscles

You think having muscles is the most attractive thing in a person. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their things. Also, tell the others which is the least important of these (and why): intelligence, a deep voice or straight teeth.

Role D — Straight teeth

You think having straight teeth is the most attractive thing in a person. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their things. Also, tell the others which is the least important of these (and why): intelligence, muscles or a deep voice.

After reading / listening

1. WORD SEARCH: Look in your dictionary / computer to find collocates, other meanings, information, synonyms … for the words...

'deep'

  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • and 'voice'.

  • ________________
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  • • Share your findings with your partners.

    • Make questions using the words you found.

    • Ask your partner / group your questions.

    2. ARTICLE QUESTIONS: Look back at the article and write down some questions you would like to ask the class about the text.

    •Share your questions with other classmates / groups. •Ask your partner / group your questions.

    3. GAP FILL: In pairs / groups, compare your answers to this exercise. Check your answers. Talk about the words from the activity. Were they new, interesting, worth learning…?

    4. VOCABULARY: Circle any words you do not understand. In groups, pool unknown words and use dictionaries to find their meanings.

    5. TEST EACH OTHER: Look at the words below. With your partner, try to recall how they were used in the text:

    • 500
    • 1,100
    • 15
    • most
    • also
    • so
    • light
    • members
    • scare
    • possibly
    • imply
    • help




    Student survey

    Write five GOOD questions about this topic in the table. Do this in pairs. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper. When you have finished, interview other students. Write down their answers.

    (Please look at page 12 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

    Discussion - Men developed deep voices to scare other men

    STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

    1. What did you think when you read the headline?
    2. What springs to mind when you hear the word 'voice'?
    3. What do you think about what you read?
    4. What do you think of your voice?
    5. Whose voice do you really like, and why?
    6. What are the good and bad things about a deep voice?
    7. Why do some people have deeper voices than others?
    8. What impression do you have of men with deep voices?
    9. Do you like male singers with deep voices or high-pitched voices?
    10. In which jobs is the quality of your voice important?

    STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

    1. Did you like reading this article? Why/not?
    2. What do you think when you hear your own voice?
    3. Are you more likely to be intimidated by deeper voices?
    4. In which situations does the pitch of your voice change?
    5. What impression do you have of women with deep voices?
    6. Do you like female singers with deep voices or high-pitched voices?
    7. Is a deep voice more attractive?
    8. Would you like to change your voice?
    9. What is your inner voice and what does it tell you?
    10. What questions would you like to ask the researchers?

    Discussion — Write your own questions

    STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

    (a) ________________

    (b) ________________

    (c) ________________

    (d) ________________

    (e) ________________

    STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

    (f) ________________

    (g) ________________

    (h) ________________

    (i) ________________

    (j) ________________





    Language — Cloze (Gap-fill)

    Scientists have (1) ____ new light on why some men have deeper voices than others. It was (2) ____ thought that males developed a lower pitched voice to attract members of the opposite sex. However, anthropologists at the American college Penn State believe a deep voice was to scare (3) ____ other males. Researcher David Puts said: "In humans, and possibly other primates too, a low pitched voice (4) ____ primarily to intimidate other men…to make males seem bigger and scarier." He added that: "Human male (5) ____ imply physical aggression and formidability and seem to provide competitive advantages (6) ____ fighting or threatening other men more than they help attract women."

    The researchers at Penn State recorded more than 500 men and women (7) ____. They then played the recordings back to more than 1,100 different people of both sexes. Male volunteers rated (8) ____ male recording for levels of dominance they perceived in the voices. The same recordings were rated by 15 female volunteers for romantic attractiveness. Men (9) ____ rated the women's voices for attractiveness. Most of the men thought the lower-pitched male recordings (10) ____ to a more dominant man. Dr Puts said women also liked lower-pitched voices, but the pattern of the women's ratings did not (11) ____ him to say that the deepness of the male voice was (12) ____ important to females.

    Which of these words go in the above text?

    1. (a) baste     (b) cast      (c) boast      (d) cost     
    2. (a) tradition      (b) traditionally      (c) traditions      (d) traded     
    3. (a) above      (b) over      (c) on      (d) off     
    4. (a) involved      (b) evolved      (c) revolved      (d) solved     
    5. (a) wands      (b) twigs      (c) bolts      (d) traits     
    6. (a) to      (b) at      (c) in      (d) as     
    7. (a) speaking      (b) speech      (c) spoken      (d) speaks     
    8. (a) one's      (b) all      (c) each      (d) others     
    9. (a) diametrically      (b) comparably      (c) popularly      (d) similarly     
    10. (a) belonged      (b) claimed      (c) elevated      (d) posed     
    11. (a) lead      (b) read      (c) need      (d) feed     
    12. (a) so      (b) many      (c) great      (d) such

    Spelling

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    Put the text back together

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    5. (    ).....to say that the deepness of the male voice was so important to females.
    6. (    ).....aggression and formidability and seem to provide competitive advantages in fighting
    7. (    ).....by 15 female volunteers for romantic attractiveness. Men similarly rated the women's voices for
    8. (    ).....the American college Penn State believe a deep voice was to scare off other males. Researcher David Puts said:
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    Put the words in the right order

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    Circle the correct word (20 pairs)

    Scientists have cast new lighting / light on why some men have deeper voices than others. It was traditionally / traditional thought that males developed a lower pitched voice to attraction / attract members of the opposite sex. However, anthropologists at the American college Penn State believe a deep voice was to scare on / off other males. Researcher David Puts said: "In humans, and possibly other primates / primitives too, a low pitched voice evolved primary / primarily to intimidate / intimate other men…to make male / males seem bigger and scarier." He added that: "Human male traits imply / comply physical aggression and formidability and seem to provide competitive advantages in / on fighting or threatening other men more than they help attract women."

    The researchers at Penn State recorded more than 500 men and women speaking / speech. They then played the recordings back to more than 1,100 different / difference people of both sexes / sex. Male volunteers rated each male recording for levels for / of dominance they perceived in the voices. The same recordings were rated by 15 female volunteers from / for romantic attractiveness. Men similar / similarly rated the women's voices for attractiveness. Most of the men thought / thoughts the lower-pitched male recordings belonged for / to a more dominant man. Dr Puts said women also liked lower-pitched voices, but the patterned / pattern of the women's ratings did not readhim to say that the deepness of the male voice was so / such important to females.

    Talk about the connection between each pair of words in italics, and why the correct word is correct.

    Insert the vowels (a, e, i, o, u)

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    Punctuate the text and add capitals

    scientists have cast new light on why some men have deeper voices than others it was traditionally thought that males developed a lower pitched voice to attract members of the opposite sex however anthropologists at the american college penn state believe a deep voice was to scare off other males researcher david puts said "in humans and possibly other primates too a low pitched voice evolved primarily to intimidate other men…to make males seem bigger and scarier" he added that "human male traits imply physical aggression and formidability and seem to provide competitive advantages in fighting or threatening other men more than they help attract women"

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    Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

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    Free writing

    Write about deep voices for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner’s paper.

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    Academic writing

    The quality of your voice can change your life. Discuss.

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    Homework

    1. VOCABULARY EXTENSION: Choose several of the words from the text. Use a dictionary or Google’s search field (or another search engine) to build up more associations / collocations of each word.

    2. INTERNET: Search the Internet and find out more about deep voices. Share what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

    3. OUR VOICE: Make a poster about our voice. Show your work to your classmates in the next lesson. Did you all have similar things?

    4. ADVANTAGE: Write a magazine article about deep voices giving people an advantage in life. Include imaginary interviews with people who believe this and with people who do not believe it.

    Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Write down any new words and expressions you hear from your partner(s).

    5. WHAT HAPPENED NEXT? Write a newspaper article about the next stage in this news story. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.

    6. LETTER: Write a letter to an expert on deep voices. Ask him/her three questions about them. Give him/her three of your ideas on how to make your voice better. Read your letter to your partner(s) in your next lesson. Your partner(s) will answer your questions.

    Answers

    (Please look at page 26 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

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