The Reading / Listening - Level 4

A clear example of sexual inequality is men getting paid more than women for the same job. The reverse is true with modeling. The pay gap for male and female models is very big. A top modeling agency says male models get 75 per cent less than female models. The agency said women could get $52,000 for a fashion show, while men can only get $13,000. It's perhaps the only industry where men get paid less than women but it's not equality for women.



Things are changing and pay is getting better for men. Advertisers are promoting men's fashion. More male models are being used because men are taking more care of themselves. They spend a lot of money on their hair, moisturizer and make-up. One good thing for men is that they can work as a model for longer than women. They make most of their money in their 30s. Female models make most of their money in their twenties.

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Sources
  • http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/37456449/top-modelling-agent-says-male-models-suffer-big-pay-gap-compared-to-women
  • http://metro.co.uk/2016/09/26/the-gender-pay-gap-is-in-the-modelling-industry-is-massive-6153564/
  • http://www.elleuk.com/fashion/trends/news/a32059/male-models-earn-75-less-than-women-but-have-better-career-longevity/


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 :-)



Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. A clear example of sexual
  2. The reverse
  3. A top modeling
  4. male models get
  5. women could get $52,000
  6. men can only
  7. the only industry
  8. it's not equality
  1. 75 per cent less
  2. where men get paid less
  3. is true with modeling
  4. for women
  5. agency
  6. inequality
  7. get $13,000
  8. for a fashion show

Paragraph 2

  1. Things are
  2. pay is getting better
  3. Advertisers are promoting
  4. men are taking more care
  5. They spend a lot of money
  6. moisturizer and
  7. they can work as a model for
  8. make most of their money
  1. on their hair
  2. men's fashion
  3. in their twenties
  4. for men
  5. longer than women
  6. changing
  7. make-up
  8. of themselves

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

A clear example of sexual inequality (1) ___________________ paid more than women for the same job. The (2) ___________________ with modeling. The pay gap for male and female (3) ___________________. A top modeling agency says male models get (4) ___________________ than female models. The agency said women could get $52,000 (5) ___________________ show, while men can only get $13,000. It's perhaps the only industry where men get paid less than women (6) ___________________ equality for women.

Things are changing and (7) ___________________ better for men. Advertisers are promoting men's fashion. More male models (8) ___________________ because men are taking more (9) ___________________. They spend a lot of money on their hair, moisturizer and make-up. One good thing for men (10) ___________________ work as a model for longer than women. They make most (11) ___________________ in their 30s. Female models make most of their money (12) ___________________.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

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eandfemalemodelsisverybig.Atopmodelingagencysaysmalemodels
get75percentlessthanfemalemodels.Theagencysaidwomencouldge
t$52,000forafashionshow,whilemencanonlyget$13,000.It'sperhap
stheonlyindustrywheremengetpaidlessthanwomenbutit'snotequalit
yforwomen.Thingsarechangingandpayisgettingbetterformen.Adver
tisersarepromotingmen'sfashion.Moremalemodelsarebeingusedbe
causemenaretakingmorecareofthemselves.Theyspendalotofmoney
ontheirhair,moisturizerandmake-up.Onegoodthingformenisthatth
eycanworkasamodelforlongerthanwomen.Theymakemostoftheirm
oneyintheir30s.Femalemodelsmakemostoftheirmoneyintheirtwenti
es.

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 — Write your own questions

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

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

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(o) ________________

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Free writing

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Answers

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