The Reading / Listening - Level 6

Researchers have discovered there could be a good reason why women spend so long in the morning getting ready for work – they get paid more if they wear makeup and do their hair. Sociologists Jaclyn Wong and Andrew Penner concluded that attractive people get paid around 20 per cent more than what they called "average" people. They found that both physically attractive men and women tended to earn more than average-looking employees. They added that the more a woman cared about her looks, the more attractive she appeared. Ms Wong said: "For men, only about half of the effect of attractiveness is due to grooming….I think that we more readily judge women, and so presentation becomes important to them."



The study was conducted by the universities of Chicago and California. It will be published in the journal Research in Social Stratification and Mobility. The researchers analysed data from 14,000 participants who were questioned about their salary, job, education, personality, social behaviour and other characteristics. The interviewers were also asked to rate each participant on how attractive and well-groomed they were. Researchers said people were biased when it comes to beauty because of a 'halo effect'. People think someone who is attractive on the outside will also be beautiful on the inside. The researchers noted that the idea that humans are influenced by beauty bias is not new.

Try the same news story at these easier levels:

    Level 4  or  Level 5

Sources
  • http://www.cosmopolitan.com/style-beauty/beauty/news/a58728/income-of-attractive-people-versus-well groomed/
  • http://www.medicaldaily.com/attractive-women-well groomed-getting-ready-387163
  • http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3600296/Women-care-appearance-ahead-office-study-shows-men-s-naturally-good-looking-are.html


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. COSMETICS: Students walk around the class and talk to other students about cosmetics. 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?

       good reason / morning / getting ready / attractive / employees / grooming / judge /
       study / journal / data / salary / personality / behaviour / halo / beauty / bias

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

3. LOOKS: Students A strongly believe looks should not count in salaries; Students B strongly believe they should.  Change partners again and talk about your conversations.

4. PAY: How should these things affect pay? Change partners often and share what you wrote.

  • Looks
  • Qualifications
  • Muscles
  • Experience
  • Sense of humour
  • Leadership skills

 

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5. ATTRACTIVE: Spend one minute writing down all of the different words you associate with the word "attractive". Share your words with your partner(s) and talk about them. Together, put the words into different categories.

6. JOB: Rank these with your partner. Put the most important things for a job at the top. Change partners often and share your rankings.

  • determination
  • leadership skills
  • good listener
  • can work long hours
  • qualifications
  • sense of humour
  • team player
  • experience

Before reading / listening

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

  1. Researchers found a reason why women spend time getting ready.     T / F
  2. Attractive people get 20% more pay than people with 'average' looks.     T / F
  3. Attractive men don't get more pay than average-looking' men.     T / F
  4. A sociologist suggested people judge a woman by her looks more.     T / F
  5. Three universities took part in the study.     T / F
  6. Nearly 1,400 people took part in the research.     T / F
  7. The interviewers had to rate participants for attractiveness.     T / F
  8. The researchers said the idea about beauty bias is a new one.     T / F

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

  1. discovered
  2. reason
  3. average
  4. appeared
  5. due to
  6. conducted
  7. data
  8. characteristics
  9. biased
  10. noted
  1. seemed
  2. prejudiced
  3. carried out
  4. observed
  5. ordinary
  6. found
  7. traits
  8. because of
  9. cause
  10. figures

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

  1. there could be a good reason
  2. getting
  3. do
  4. women tended
  5. and so presentation becomes
  6. It will be published
  7. researchers analysed data from
  8. behaviour and other
  9. because of a
  10. the idea that humans are influenced
  1. 'halo effect'
  2. to earn more
  3. in the journal
  4. why
  5. 14,000 participants
  6. by beauty
  7. ready for work
  8. important to them
  9. characteristics
  10. their hair

Gap fill

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
do
ready
earn
effect
paid
judge
reason
appeared

Researchers have discovered there could be a good                      (1) ____________ why women spend so long in the morning getting (2) ____________ for work – they get paid more if they wear makeup and (3) ____________ their hair. Sociologists Jaclyn Wong and Andrew Penner concluded that attractive people get (4) ____________ around 20 per cent more than what they called "average" people. They found that both physically attractive men and women tended to (5) ____________ than average-looking employees. They added that the more a woman cared about her looks, the more attractive she (6) ____________. Ms Wong said: "For men, only about half of the (7) ____________ of attractiveness is due to grooming….I think that we more readily    (8) ____________ women, and so presentation becomes important to them."

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
rate
journal
influenced
data
conducted
outside
effect'
other

The study was (9) ____________ by the universities of Chicago and California. It will be published in the (10) ____________ Research in Social Stratification and Mobility. The researchers analysed (11) ____________ from 14,000 participants who were questioned about their salary, job, education, personality, social behaviour and (12) ____________ characteristics. The interviewers were also asked to (13) ____________ each participant on how attractive and well-groomed they were. Researchers said people were biased when it comes to beauty because of a 'halo (14) ____________. People think someone who is attractive on the (15) ____________ will also be beautiful on the inside. The researchers noted that the idea that humans are (16) ____________ by beauty bias is not new.

 

Listening — Guess the answers. Listen to check.

1)  a good reason why women spend so long in the morning getting ______
     a.  readily for work
     b.  readied for work
     c.  ready for work
     d.  readies for work

2)  they get paid more if they wear makeup and ______
     a.  to their hair
     b.  dew their hair
     c.  due their hair
     d.  do their hair

3) get paid around 20 per cent more than what they called ______
     a.  "averaged" people
     b.  "average" people
     c.  "averages" people
     d.  "over age" people

4)  They found that both physically attractive men and women tended ______
     a.  to earns more
     b.  to earning more
     c.  to earn more
     d.  to earned more

5)  only about half of the effect of attractiveness is ______
     a.  dew to grooming
     b.  due two grooming
     c.  due too grooming
     d.  due to grooming

6)  It will be published in the journal Research in Social Stratification ______
     a.  of Mobility
     b.  end Mobility
     c.  by Mobility
     d.  and Mobility

7) salary, job, education, personality, social behaviour and ______
     a.  another characteristics
     b.  other characteristics
     c.  others characteristics
     d.  other characteristic

8)  rate each participant on how attractive and well groomed ______
     a.  they are
     b.  they were
     c.  them were
     d.  these were

9)  Researchers said people were biased when it comes to beauty because of ______
     a.  a 'halo effect'
     b.  a 'hello effect'
     c.  a 'hay low effect'
     d.  a 'hail oh effect'

10) researchers noted that the idea that humans are influenced by beauty ______
     a.  bias is not new
     b.  basis is not new
     c.  by us is not new
     d.  buy us is not new

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Researchers have discovered there (1) ___________________ reason why women spend so long in the morning getting ready for work – they get paid more if they wear makeup (2) ___________________. Sociologists Jaclyn Wong and Andrew Penner concluded that attractive people get paid around 20 per cent more than (3) ___________________ "average" people. They found that (4) ___________________ attractive men and women tended to earn more than average-looking employees. They added that the more a woman cared about her looks, the more attractive (5) ___________________. Ms Wong said: "For men, only about half of the effect of attractiveness is due to grooming….I think that we (6) ___________________ women, and so presentation becomes important to them."

The study was (7) ___________________ universities of Chicago and California. It will be published in the journal Research in Social Stratification and Mobility. The researchers (8) ___________________ from 14,000 participants who were questioned about their salary, job, education, personality, (9) ___________________ and other characteristics. The interviewers were also asked to rate each participant (10) ___________________ and well-groomed they were. Researchers said people were biased when it comes to beauty because of a 'halo effect'. People think someone who is attractive (11) ___________________ will also be beautiful on the inside. The researchers noted that the idea that humans are influenced (12) ___________________ is not new.

Comprehension questions

  1. What do women spend a long time doing in the morning?
  2. How many sociologists are mentioned in the article?
  3. How much more do attractive people get paid?
  4. Who do attractive people get more pay than?
  5. How much of the attractiveness of men is because of grooming?
  6. What university carried out the study besides California?
  7. How many people took part in the study?
  8. Who did interviewers have to rate?
  9. What is the effect mentioned in the article that is related to beauty?
  10. What idea did the researchers say was not new?




Multiple choice quiz

1) What do women spend a long time doing in the morning?
a) reading the newspaper
b) getting ready
c) sleeping
d) eating breakfast

2) How many sociologists are mentioned in the article?
a) 5
b) 4
c) 3
d) 2

3) How much more do attractive people get paid?
a) 40% more
b) 30% more
c) 20% more
d) 10% more

4) Who do attractive people get more pay than?
a) average people
b) bosses
c) their colleagues
d) researchers

5) How much of the attractiveness of men is because of grooming?
a) three-quarters
b) about half
c) two-thirds
d) two-fifths

6) What university carried out the study besides California?
a) Chicago
b) Michigan
c) Maine
d) New York

7) How many people took part in the study?
a) 140,000
b) 1,400
c) 14,000
d) 4,000

8) Who did interviewers have to rate?
a) participants
b) themselves
c) models
d) bosses

9) What is the effect mentioned in the article that is related to beauty?
a) hollow effect
b) help effect
c) hello effect
d) halo effect

10) What idea did the researchers say was not new?
a) pay
b) inside beauty
c) beauty bias
d) attractiveness

Role play

Role A —Qualifications

You think qualifications are most important in a job. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them things that are wrong with their things. Also, tell the others which is the least important of these (and why): a sense of humour, leadership skills or experience.

Role B — A sense of humour

A sense of humour You think a sense of humour is most important in a job. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them things that are wrong with their things. Also, tell the others which is the least important of these (and why): qualifications, leadership skills or experience.

Role C — Leadership skills

Leadership skills You think leadership skills is most important in a job. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them things that are wrong with their things. Also, tell the others which is the least important of these (and why): a sense of humour, qualifications or experience.

Role D — Experience

Experience You think experience is most important in a job. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them things that are wrong with their things. Also, tell the others which is the least important of these (and why): a sense of humour, leadership skills or qualifications.

After reading / listening

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

'attractive'

  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • and 'average'.

  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • • 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:

    • journal
    • data
    • salary
    • rate
    • halo
    • influenced
    • spend
    • do
    • 20
    • tended
    • cared
    • judge




    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 - Women wearing cosmetics are paid more

    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 'beauty'?
    3. What do you think about what you read?
    4. Is it right that attractive people get paid more?
    5. How long do you spend getting ready to go out?
    6. How important is it that you look good?
    7. What do you do to make yourself look better?
    8. How is confidence related to looks?
    9. Why is grooming less important for men?
    10. How do you think 'average' people might feel about this news?

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

    1. Did you like reading this article? Why/not?
    2. What would it be like to do research on this?
    3. What do you think about cosmetics?
    4. What would life and society be like without cosmetics?
    5. How might cosmetics trick people?
    6. How well groomed are you?
    7. How influenced are you by beauty?
    8. Are attractive people always attractive on the inside?
    9. How much do you think that 'beauty is in the eye of the beholder'?
    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)

    Researchers have (1) ____ there could be a good reason why women spend so long in the morning getting ready for work – they get paid more if they wear makeup and (2) ____ their hair. Sociologists Jaclyn Wong and Andrew Penner concluded that attractive people get (3) ____ around 20 per cent more than what they called "average" people. They found that both (4) ____ attractive men and women tended to earn more than average-looking employees. They added that the more a woman (5) ____ about her looks, the more attractive she appeared. Ms Wong said: "For men, only about half of the effect of attractiveness is due to (6) ____ ….I think that we more readily judge women, and so presentation becomes important to them."

    The study was conducted by the universities of Chicago and California. It will be published (7) ____ the journal Research in Social Stratification and Mobility. The researchers analysed data from 14,000 (8) ____ who were questioned about their salary, job, education, personality, social behaviour and other characteristics. The interviewers were also asked to (9) ____ each participant on how attractive and well-groomed they were. Researchers said people were (10) ____ when it comes (11) ____ beauty because of a 'halo effect'. People think someone who is attractive on the outside will also be beautiful on the inside. The researchers (12) ____ that the idea that humans are influenced by beauty bias is not new.

    Which of these words go in the above text?

    1. (a)     discover     (b)     discovers     (c)     discovery     (d)     discovered    
    2. (a)     amend     (b)     flavour     (c)     have     (d)     do    
    3. (a)     earning     (b)     paid     (c)     cash     (d)     money    
    4. (a)     physicality     (b)     physics     (c)     physically     (d)     physique    
    5. (a)     cured     (b)     cored     (c)     cared     (d)     crude    
    6. (a)     grooming     (b)     grooms     (c)     groomed     (d)     groom    
    7. (a)     at     (b)     in     (c)     by     (d)     of    
    8. (a)     participants     (b)     entrants     (c)     fragrances     (d)     flagrances    
    9. (a)     berate     (b)     rate     (c)     gyrate     (d)     grate    
    10. (a)     blasted     (b)     based     (c)     biased     (d)     lambasted    
    11. (a)     of     (b)     about     (c)     to     (d)     on    
    12. (a)     piped     (b)     doodled     (c)     singled     (d)     noted

    Spelling

    Paragraph 1

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    2. dcdnoucel that…
    3. ylchayipls attractive
    4. the more attractive she eprapeda
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    6. we more readily geudj women

    Paragraph 2

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    6. idlfeencun by beauty bias

    Put the text back together

    (    )     and Andrew Penner concluded that attractive people get paid around 20 per cent more than what they

    (    )     inside. The researchers noted that the idea that humans are influenced by beauty bias is not new.

    (    )     questioned about their salary, job, education, personality, social behaviour and other characteristics. The interviewers

    (    )     to grooming….I think that we more readily judge women, and so presentation becomes important to them."

    (    )     were also asked to rate each participant on how attractive and well groomed they

    (    )     Researchers have discovered there could be a good reason why women spend so long in the morning getting

    (    )     were. Researchers said people were biased when it comes to beauty because of a 'halo

    (    )     effect'. People think someone who is attractive on the outside will also be beautiful on the

    (    )     Research in Social Stratification and Mobility. The researchers analysed data from 14,000 participants who were

    (    )     The study was conducted by the universities of Chicago and California. It will be published in the journal

    (    )     she appeared. Ms Wong said: "For men, only about half of the effect of attractiveness is due

    (    )     than average-looking employees. They added that the more a woman cared about her looks, the more attractive

    (    )     called "average" people. They found that both physically attractive men and women tended to earn more

    (    )     ready for work – they get paid more if they wear makeup and do their hair. Sociologists Jaclyn Wong

    Put the words in the right order

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    3. looking   more   employees   than   Tended   average   to   -   earn   .
    4. to   of   of   due   Half   effect   is   grooming   the   attractiveness   .
    5. that   think   I   women   judge   readily   more   we   .
    6. 14,000   data   participants   from   The   researchers   ,   analysed   .
    7. to   interviewers   rate   were   each   also   participant   asked   The   .
    8. people   when  to   said  biased  comes  Researchers   were  it  beauty  .
    9. someone   the   who   outside   is   People   attractive   think   on   .
    10. bias   are   The   influenced   idea   by   that   beauty   humans   .

    Circle the correct word (20 pairs)

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    The study was conducted / conducting by the universities of Chicago and California. It will be published / publishing in the journal Research in Social Stratification and Mobility. The researchers analysed strata / data from 14,000 participants who were questioning / questioned about their salary, job, education, personality, social / socially behaviour and other characteristics. The interviewers were also / addition asked to rate each participant on what / how attractive and well-groomed they were. Researchers said people were based / biased when it comes to beauty because of a 'halo effect'. People think someone who is attractive in / on the outside will also be beautiful on the inside. The researchers noted that the idea that humans are influenced by beauty bias / basis is not new.

    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

    researchers have discovered there could be a good reason why women spend so long in the morning getting ready for work – they get paid more if they wear makeup and do their hair sociologists jaclyn wong and andrew penner concluded that attractive people get paid around 20 per cent more than what they called "average" people they found that both physically attractive men and women tended to earn more than average-looking employees they added that the more a woman cared about her looks the more attractive she appeared ms wong said "for men only about half of the effect of attractiveness is due to grooming…i think that we more readily judge women and so presentation becomes important to them"

    the study was conducted by the universities of chicago and california it will be published in the journal research in social stratification and mobility the researchers analysed data from 14000 participants who were questioned about their salary job education personality social behaviour and other characteristics the interviewers were also asked to rate each participant on how attractive and well-groomed they were researchers said people were biased when it comes to beauty because of a 'halo effect' people think someone who is attractive on the outside will also be beautiful on the inside the researchers noted that the idea that humans are influenced by beauty bias is not new

    Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

    Researchershavediscoveredtherecouldbeagoodreasonwhywomens
    pendsolonginthemorninggettingreadyforwork–theygetpaidm
    oreiftheywearmakeupanddotheirhair.SociologistsJaclynWongandA
    ndrewPennerconcludedthatattractivepeoplegetpaidaround20perce
    ntmorethanwhattheycalled"average"people.Theyfoundthatbothph
    ysicallyattractivemenandwomentendedtoearnmorethanaverage-
    lookingemployees.Theyaddedthatthemoreawomancaredaboutherl
    ooks,themoreattractivesheappeared.MsWongsaid:"Formen,onlyab
    outhalfoftheeffectofattractivenessisduetogrooming….Ithinkthatwe
    morereadilyjudgewomen,andsopresentationbecomesimportanttot
    hem."ThestudywasconductedbytheuniversitiesofChicagoandCalifor
    nia.ItwillbepublishedinthejournalResearchinSocialStratificationand
    Mobility.Theresearchersanalyseddatafrom14,000participantswhow
    erequestionedabouttheirsalary,job,education,personality,socialbeh
    aviourandothercharacteristics.Theinterviewerswerealsoaskedtorat
    eeachparticipantonhowattractiveandwellgroomedtheywere.Resear
    cherssaidpeoplewerebiasedwhenitcomestobeautybecauseofa'haloe
    ffect'.Peoplethinksomeonewhoisattractiveontheoutsidewillalsobeb
    eautifulontheinside.Theresearchersnotedthattheideathathumansar
    einfluencedbybeautybiasisnotnew.

    Free writing

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

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    Academic writing

    Beauty in a person is more on the inside than the outside. 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 how looks affect career. Share what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

    3. ATTRACTIVENESS: Make a poster about attractiveness. Show your work to your classmates in the next lesson. Did you all have similar things?

    4. MORE MONEY: Write a magazine article about attractive people getting more money. Include imaginary interviews with people who are for and against this.

    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 employment. Ask him/her three questions about looks and salary. Give him/her three of your ideas on how to reduce the 'beauty bias'. 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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