The Reading / Listening - Level 5

An obvious example of sexual inequality is that men get paid more than women for the same job. An industry where the reverse is true is modeling. The pay gap for male models and their female counterparts is huge. A top modeling agency has claimed that male models are paid 75 per cent less than female models. Elizabeth Rose from Premier Models said women could be paid $52,000 for appearing in a fashion show, while men could only get $13,000. Ms Rose said: "I think it's the only industry where men get paid less than women….[but] I wouldn't say it's female empowerment."



Rose says things are changing and pay is getting better for men. Advertisers are more willing to promote men's fashion. Rose said: "More male models are being used for grooming products. Men are taking a lot more care of themselves….In the 2000s, it's fine to take a long time doing your hair. It's fine [for men] to use moisturizer [and] wear make-up." One consolation for men is that they can work as a model for longer than women. Rose said men have a longer career path and 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/


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Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. An obvious example of sexual
  2. men get paid more than women
  3. An industry where the reverse is true
  4. pay
  5. male models and their female
  6. male models are paid
  7. paid $52,000 for appearing
  8. female
  1. is modeling
  2. gap
  3. in a fashion show
  4. counterparts
  5. empowerment
  6. inequality
  7. 75 per cent less
  8. for the same job

Paragraph 2

  1. Rose says things
  2. pay is getting
  3. more willing to promote
  4. Men are taking a lot more care
  5. take a long time doing
  6. wear
  7. men have a longer career
  8. make most of their money
  1. of themselves
  2. make-up
  3. in their twenties
  4. better for men
  5. path
  6. are changing
  7. your hair
  8. men's fashion

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

An obvious example of sexual inequality (1) ___________________ paid more than women for the same job. An industry (2) ___________________ is true is modeling. The (3) ___________________ male models and their female counterparts is huge. A top modeling agency has claimed that male models are paid 75 per cent less than female models. Elizabeth Rose from Premier Models said women (4) ___________________ $52,000 for appearing in a fashion show, while men could only get $13,000. Ms Rose said: "I think it's (5) ___________________ where men get paid less than women….[but] (6) ___________________ female empowerment."

Rose says things are changing and (7) ___________________ better for men. Advertisers are more (8) ___________________ men's fashion. Rose said: "More male models (9) ___________________ for grooming products. Men are taking a lot more care of themselves….In the 2000s, it's fine to take a long time (10) ___________________. It's fine [for men] to use moisturizer [and] wear make-up." One consolation for men is that they can (11) ___________________ for longer than women. Rose said men have a longer career path and (12) ___________________ money in their 30s. Female models make most of their money in their twenties.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Anobviousexampleofsexualinequalityisthatmengetpaidmorethanw
omenforthesamejob.Anindustrywherethereverseistrueismodeling.
Thepaygapformalemodelsandtheirfemalecounterpartsishuge.Atop
modelingagencyhasclaimedthatmalemodelsarepaid75percentlesst
hanfemalemodels.ElizabethRosefromPremierModelssaidwomencou
ldbepaid$52,000forappearinginafashionshow,whilemencouldonlyg
et$13,000.MsRosesaid:"Ithinkit'stheonlyindustrywheremengetpai
dlessthanwomen….[but]Iwouldn'tsayit'sfemaleempowerment."Ros
esaysthingsarechangingandpayisgettingbetterformen.Advertisersa
remorewillingtopromotemen'sfashion.Rosesaid:"Moremalemodels
arebeingusedforgroomingproducts.Menaretakingalotmorecareofth
emselves….Inthe2000s,it'sfinetotakealongtimedoingyourhair.It'sfi
ne[formen]tousemoisturizer[and]wearmake-up."Oneconsolati
onformenisthattheycanworkasamodelforlongerthanwomen.Rosesa
idmenhavealongercareerpathandmakemostoftheirmoneyintheir30
s.Femalemodelsmakemostoftheirmoneyintheirtwenties.

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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Free writing

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Answers

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