The Reading / Listening - Level 3

A 30-second video from a railway company in Japan has made many women angry. The video is aimed at stopping women from putting on make-up while riding on trains. It is from the Japanese railway operator Tokyu Corporation. It has the lines: "Women in the city are all beautiful. But they are ugly to see, at times….Please refrain from putting on make-up on the train." A spokesman for Tokyu said that the no-make-up video campaign is part one of an eight-part video series aimed at educating passengers on train etiquette. It wants people to follow rules and be well mannered on the trains. Tokyu said it had received more positive feedback about the make-up video than negative feedback, and that it would continue showing it.



Many women have criticized the video on social media as being sexist. A Twitter user wrote: "I can understand if Tokyu's ad asks me to stop putting make-up on because powder might spill or its smell bothers others, but a train company has no right to tell me whether I look beautiful or ugly." Another wrote: "If Tokyu wants to clamp down on people who make others uncomfortable, it should create a video targeting people with body odors, or people who smell of alcohol or vomit." In a 2015 survey, passengers said watching women put on make-up was number eight on a list of the biggest nuisances on trains. Other nuisances included men groping women and people talking loudly on smartphones.

The video is below. It is in Japanese.

Try the same news story at these easier levels:

    Level 0 Level 1   or  Level 2

Sources
  • http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2016/10/27/national/tokyu-corp-gets-backlash-no-makeup-video/#.WBMG44WFic0
  • http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-37796036
  • http://www.atimes.com/article/tokyo-subway-line-operator-gets-mascara-smudged/


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. MAKE-UP: Students walk around the class and talk to other students about make-up. 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?

       video / train company / angry / beautiful / make-up / passengers / train etiquette /
       social media / sexist / powder / body odor / alcohol / nuisances / smartphones

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

3. WASTE: Students A strongly believe make-up and cosmetics are a waste of time and money; Students B strongly believe they are important and necessary items.  Change partners again and talk about your conversations.

4. TRAIN NUISANCES: How bad are these? What can we do about them? Talk about this with your partner(s). Change partners often and share what you wrote.

  • People putting on make-up
  • Using smartphones loudly
  • Body odour / odor
  • People taking up two seats
  • People eating
  • People sleeping on your shoulder
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5. ANGRY: Spend one minute writing down all of the different words you associate with the word "angry". Share your words with your partner(s) and talk about them. Together, put the words into different categories.

6. COSMETICS: Rank these with your partner. Put the most important at the top. Change partners often and share your rankings.

  • mascara
  • eye shadow
  • hair colour
  • nail polish
  • lipstick
  • foundation
  • blusher / rouge
  • eye liner

Before reading / listening

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

  1. The video in the article is 30 minutes long.     T / F
  2. The video is from a Japanese railway company called Tokyo.     T / F
  3. The train company will release another eight videos.     T / F
  4. The company has received mostly negative feedback on the video.     T / F
  5. Many women criticized the video as being sexist.     T / F
  6. A woman said it's OK for a train company to tell her what to think.     T / F
  7. Women putting on make-up was the eighth biggest nuisance in a survey. T / F
  8. Another nuisance was people talking loudly on their phones.     T / F

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

  1. angry
  2. stopping
  3. refrain from
  4. etiquette
  5. positive
  6. criticized
  7. bothers
  8. clamp down on
  9. survey
  10. nuisances
  1. troubles
  2. manners
  3. attacked
  4. questionnaire
  5. putting an end to
  6. control
  7. annoyances
  8. furious
  9. good
  10. stop

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

  1. A 30-
  2. putting on make-up while
  3. Please refrain
  4. part one of an eight-
  5. negative
  6. women have criticized the video on social
  7. its smell bothers
  8. clamp down
  9. people with body
  10. number eight on a list
  1. from putting on make-up
  2. on people
  3. media as being sexist
  4. riding on trains
  5. of the biggest nuisances
  6. feedback
  7. second video
  8. odors
  9. part video series
  10. others

Gap fill

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
lines
part
feedback
made
showing
while
rules
refrain

A 30-second video from a railway company in Japan has (1) ____________ many women angry. The video is aimed at stopping women from putting on make-up (2) ____________ riding on trains. It is from the Japanese railway operator Tokyu Corporation. It has the (3) ____________: "Women in the city are all beautiful. But they are ugly to see, at times….Please (4) ____________ from putting on make-up on the train." A spokesman for Tokyu said that the no-make-up video campaign is (5) ____________ one of an eight-part video series aimed at educating passengers on train etiquette. It wants people to follow (6) ____________ and be well mannered on the trains. Tokyu said it had received more positive (7) ____________ about the make-up video than negative feedback, and that it would continue (8) ____________ it.

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
powder
survey
loudly
clamp
right
sexist
list
body

Many women have criticized the video on social media as being (9) ____________. A Twitter user wrote: "I can understand if Tokyu's ad asks me to stop putting make-up on because (10) ____________ might spill or its smell bothers others, but a train company has no (11) ____________ to tell me whether I look beautiful or ugly." Another wrote: "If Tokyu wants to (12) ____________ down on people who make others uncomfortable, it should create a video targeting people with (13) ____________ odors, or people who smell of alcohol or vomit." In a 2015 (14) ____________, passengers said watching women put on make-up was number eight on a (15) ____________ of the biggest nuisances on trains. Other nuisances included men groping women and people talking (16) ____________ on smartphones.

Listening — Guess the answers. Listen to check.

1)  A 30-second video from a railway company in Japan has made ______
     a.  many women angrily
     b.  many women angered
     c.  many women angers
     d.  many women angry

2)  aimed at stopping women from putting on make-up ______ trains
     a.  while raiding on
     b.  while ridding on
     c.  while riding on
     d.  while ridden on

3)  the no-make-up video campaign is part one of an eight-______
     a.  part video series
     b.  part video serious
     c.  part video serial
     d.  part video cereal

4)  It wants people to follow rules and be ______ the trains
     a.  good manners on
     b.  well mannered on
     c.  well manner on
     d.  good mannered on

5)  received more positive feedback about the make-up video than ______
     a.  negatively feedback
     b.  negative feedback
     c.  negative feedback
     d.  negatively feedbacks

6)  Many women have criticized the video on social media ______
     a.  as been sexist
     b.  as being sexist
     c.  as been sex list
     d.  as begin sexist

7)  stop putting make-up on because powder might spill or its smell ______
     a.  others bothers
     b.  bother other
     c.  bothers others
     d.  bother others

8)  Tokyu wants to clamp down on people who make ______
     a.  others uncomfortable
     b.  other sin comfortable
     c.  others in comfortably
     d.  other uncomfortable

9)  passengers said watching women put on make-up was number ______
     a.  eight on a list
     b.  eighth on a list
     c.  eight in a list
     d.  eight on a lists

10)  nuisances included men groping women and people talking ______ smartphones
     a.  loud on
     b.  loud don
     c.  loudly don
     d.  loudly on

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

A 30-second video from a railway company in Japan (1) ___________________ women angry. The video is aimed at stopping women from putting on make-up (2) ___________________ trains. It is from the Japanese railway operator Tokyu Corporation. It has the lines: "Women in the city are all beautiful. But they (3) ___________________, at times….Please refrain from putting on make-up on the train." A spokesman for Tokyu (4) ___________________-make-up video campaign is part one of an eight-part video series aimed at educating passengers on train etiquette. It wants people (5) ___________________ be well mannered on the trains. Tokyu said it had received more positive feedback about the make-up video than negative feedback, (6) ___________________ continue showing it.

Many women have criticized the video (7) ___________________ as being sexist. A Twitter user wrote: "I can understand if Tokyu's ad asks me to stop putting make-up on because (8) ___________________ or its smell bothers others, but a train company has (9) ___________________ me whether I look beautiful or ugly." Another wrote: "If Tokyu wants to clamp down on people who make others uncomfortable, it should create a video targeting people (10) ___________________, or people who smell of alcohol or vomit." In a 2015 survey, passengers said watching women put on make-up was (11) ___________________ a list of the biggest nuisances on trains. Other (12) ___________________ groping women and people talking loudly on smartphones.

Comprehension questions

  1. How long is the video the train company made?
  2. What is the name of the railway company?
  3. How many videos will the rail company make?
  4. What does the rail company want people to follow?
  5. What has the company received more of?
  6. What did women criticize the video as being?
  7. What did a woman say might spill?
  8. What did a woman say had no right to tell her about beauty or ugliness?
  9. When was there a survey on nuisances on trains?
  10. Where on a list of nuisances was women putting on make-up?




Multiple choice quiz

1) How long is the video the train company made?
a) 30 minutes
b) half-an-hour
c) 30 seconds
d) 13 seconds

2) What is the name of the railway company?
a) Tokyu
b) Kyoto
c) Tokyo
d) Tofu

3) How many videos will the rail company make?
a) 8
b) 7
c) 6
d) 5

4) What does the rail company want people to follow?
a) the leader
b) rules
c) trains
d) its Twitter feed

5) What has the company received more of?
a) money
b) negative feedback
c) videos
d) positive feedback

6) What did women criticize the video as being?
a) too short
b) sexist
c) too long
d) boring

7) What did a woman say might spill?
a) powder
b) water
c) juice
d) nail polish

8) What did a woman say had no right to tell her about beauty or ugliness?
a) a train conductor
b) a train driver
c) a rail company
d) a website

9) When was there a survey on nuisances on trains?
a) 2012
b) 2013
c) 2014
d) 2015

10) Where on a list of nuisances was women putting on make-up?
a) 8
b) 7
c) 6
d) 5

Role play

Role A — Lipstick

You think lipstick is the most important make-up item. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them why their items aren't as important. Also, tell the others which is the least important of these (and why): foundation, eye shadow or nail polish.

Role B — Foundation

You think foundation is the most important make-up item. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them why their items aren't as important. Also, tell the others which is the least important of these (and why): lipstick, eye shadow or nail polish.

Role C — Eye Shadow

You think eye shadow is the most important make-up item. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them why their items aren't as important. Also, tell the others which is the least important of these (and why): foundation, lipstick or nail polish.

Role D — Nail Polish

You think nail polish is the most important make-up item. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them why their items aren't as important. Also, tell the others which is the least important of these (and why): foundation, eye shadow or lipstick.

After reading / listening

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

'rail'

  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
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  • and 'company'.

  • ________________
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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:

    • social
    • asks
    • look
    • down
    • 2015
    • loudly
    • angry
    • while
    • lines
    • part
    • follow
    • negative




    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 - No putting on make-up on trains, says rail company

    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 'make-up'?
    3. How necessary is make-up?
    4. What do you think about what you read?
    5. Is it annoying to watch someone put on make-up on a train?
    6. Should people put on make-up at home or in a private area?
    7. What do you think of the company saying women are 'ugly at times'?
    8. What advice do you have for Tokyu's boss?
    9. Do people look better without make-up?
    10. What are the good and bad things about make-up?

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

    1. Did you like reading this article? Why/not?
    2. How sexist is the video?
    3. Should the video have asked men to stop combing their hair on trains?
    4. What do you think of the comments the women tweeted?
    5. What annoys you about passengers on trains?
    6. Do we need videos to tell us how to behave on trains?
    7. What do you think women should do to fight back?
    8. In what ways are you well mannered on trains?
    9. What's the worst behaviour you've seen on a train?
    10. What questions would you like to ask Tokyu's boss?

    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)

    A 30-second video from a railway company in Japan has made many women (1) ____. The video is aimed (2) ____ stopping women from putting on make-up while riding on trains. It is from the Japanese railway operator Tokyu Corporation. It has the lines: "Women in the city are all beautiful. But they are ugly (3) ____ see, at times….Please refrain (4) ____ putting on make-up on the train." A spokesman for Tokyu said that the no-make-up video campaign is part one of an eight-part video series aimed at (5) ____ passengers on train etiquette. It wants people to follow rules and be well mannered on the trains. Tokyu said it had received more positive feedback about the make-up video than negative feedback, and that it would (6) ____ showing it.

    Many women have criticized the video on social media as (7) ____ sexist. A Twitter user wrote: "I can understand if Tokyu's ad asks me to stop putting make-up on because powder might spill or its smell bothers (8) ____, but a train company has no right to tell me whether I look beautiful or ugly." Another wrote: "If Tokyu wants to clamp (9) ____ on people who make others uncomfortable, it should create a video targeting people with body odors, or people who smell (10) ____ alcohol or vomit." In a 2015 survey, passengers said watching women put on make-up was number eight (11) ____ a list of the biggest nuisances on trains. Other nuisances included men groping women and people talking (12) ____ on smartphones.

    Which of these words go in the above text?

    1. (a)     angst     (b)     anger     (c)     angry     (d)     angrily    
    2. (a)     at     (b)     to     (c)     of     (d)     by    
    3. (a)     to     (b)     too     (c)     two     (d)     thru    
    4. (a)     from     (b)     to     (c)     on     (d)     for    
    5. (a)     education     (b)     educating     (c)     educates     (d)     educated    
    6. (a)     continued     (b)     continues     (c)     continual     (d)     continue    
    7. (a)     be     (b)     been     (c)     being     (d)     begin    
    8. (a)     another     (b)     other     (c)     the others     (d)     others    
    9. (a)     down     (b)     in     (c)     up     (d)     by    
    10. (a)     for     (b)     of     (c)     to     (d)     on    
    11. (a)     at     (b)     on     (c)     by     (d)     for    
    12. (a)     loudmouth     (b)     loudest     (c)     loudly     (d)     loud

    Spelling

    Paragraph 1

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    2. the Japanese railway aroopter Tokyu
    3. Please nraiefr from putting on make-up
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    Paragraph 2

    1. women have tcedriiicz (USA) / scidireict (UK) the video
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    4. people with body soodr (USA) / rsuood (UK)
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    6. the biggest iscaesnun on trains

    Put the text back together

    (    )     at stopping women from putting on make-up while riding on trains. It is from the Japanese railway

    (    )     ugly." Another wrote: "If Tokyu wants to clamp down on people who make others uncomfortable, it should create

    (    )     etiquette. It wants people to follow rules and be well mannered on the trains. Tokyu said it had received more positive

    (    )     Many women have criticized the video on social media as being sexist. A Twitter user wrote: "I can understand if

    (    )     operator Tokyu Corporation. It has the lines: "Women in the city are all beautiful. But they are ugly to

    (    )     passengers said watching women put on make-up was number eight on a list of the biggest

    (    )     Tokyu's ad asks me to stop putting make-up on because powder might spill or its smell bothers

    (    )     video campaign is part one of an eight-part video series aimed at educating passengers on train

    (    )     others, but a train company has no right to tell me whether I look beautiful or

    (    )     a video targeting people with body odors, or people who smell of alcohol or vomit." In a 2015 survey,

    (    )     see, at times….Please refrain from putting on make-up on the train." A spokesman for Tokyu said that the no-make-up

    (    )     feedback about the make-up video than negative feedback, and that it would continue showing it.

    (    )     nuisances on trains. Other nuisances included men groping women and people talking loudly on smartphones.

    1  )     A 30-second video from a railway company in Japan has made many women angry. The video is aimed

    Put the words in the right order

    1. second   video   from   a   railway   company   in   Japan   A   30   -   .
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    3. The  part  an  part  video  video  eight  one  campaign  series  -  of  is  .
    4. and   mannered   people   rules   well   wants   follow   be   It   to   .
    5. make-  the  about  feedback  positive  more  received  had  It  video  up  .
    6. criticized  the  video  on  social  media  as  being  sexist  Women  have  .
    7. because   spill   make   on   might   putting   up   powder   Stop   -   .
    8. look   beautiful   or   ugly   No   right   to   tell   me   whether   I   .
    9. create  targeting   body   should   video   with   It   a   people   odors   .
    10. trains   Number   eight   on   a  list   of   the  biggest   nuisances   on   .

    Circle the correct word (20 pairs)

    A 30-second video from a railway companion / company in Japan has made many women angry. The video is aimed for / at stopping women from putting on make-up while riding on / at trains. It is from the Japanese railway operator Tokyu Corporation. It has / writes the lines: "Women in the city are all beautiful. But they are ugly to see, at time / times….Please refrain from putting on make-up on the train." A spokesman for Tokyu said that the no-make-up video campaign is part / partner one of an eight-part video serious / series aimed at educating passengers on train etiquette. It wants people to follow rules / rule and be well mannered on the trains. Tokyu said it had received / receiving more positive feedback about the make-up video than negative feedback, and that it would continue shoving / showing it.

    Many women have criticized / critical the video on social media as been / being sexist. A Twitter user wrote: "I can understand if Tokyu's ad asks me to stop putting / patting make-up on because powdery / powder might spill or its smell bothers / bothersome others, but a train company has no right to tell me weather / whether I look beautiful or ugly." Another wrote: "If Tokyu wants to clamp down / up on people who make others uncomfortable, it should create a video targeting / target people with body odors, or people who smell of alcohol or vomit." In a 2015 survey, passengers said watching women put on make-up was number eighth / eight on a list of the biggest nuisances on trains. Other nuisances included men groping women and people talking loudly / loud on smartphones.

    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

    a 30-second video from a railway company in japan has made many women angry the video is aimed at stopping women from putting on make-up while riding on trains it is from the japanese railway operator tokyu corporation it has the lines "women in the city are all beautiful but they are ugly to see at times…please refrain from putting on make-up on the train" a spokesman for tokyu said that the no-make-up video campaign is part one of an eight-part video series aimed at educating passengers on train etiquette it wants people to follow rules and be well mannered on the trains tokyu said it had received more positive feedback about the make-up video than negative feedback and that it would continue showing it

    many women have criticized the video on social media as being sexist a twitter user wrote "i can understand if tokyu's ad asks me to stop putting make-up on because powder might spill or its smell bothers others but a train company has no right to tell me whether i look beautiful or ugly" another wrote "if tokyu wants to clamp down on people who make others uncomfortable it should create a video targeting people with body odors or people who smell of alcohol or vomit" in a 2015 survey passengers said watching women put on make-up was number eight on a list of the biggest nuisances on trains other nuisances included men groping women and people talking loudly on smartphones

    Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

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    enangry.Thevideoisaimedatstoppingwomenfromputtingonmake-up
    whileridingontrains.ItisfromtheJapaneserailwayoperatorTokyuCorp
    oration.Ithasthelines:"Womeninthecityareallbeautiful.Buttheyareu
    glytosee,attimes….Pleaserefrainfromputtingonmake-uponthetrai
    n."AspokesmanforTokyusaidthattheno-make-upvideocampaignisp
    artoneofaneight-partvideoseriesaimedateducatingpassengersont
    rainetiquette.Itwantspeopletofollowrulesandbewellmanneredonthe
    trains.Tokyusaidithadreceivedmorepositivefeedbackaboutthemake
    -upvideothannegativefeedback,andthatitwouldcontinueshowin
    git.Manywomenhavecriticizedthevideoonsocialmediaasbeingsexist.
    ATwitteruserwrote:"IcanunderstandifTokyu'sadasksmetostopputti
    ngmake-uponbecausepowdermightspilloritssmellbothersothers,bu
    tatraincompanyhasnorighttotellmewhetherIlookbeautifulorugly."A
    notherwrote:"IfTokyuwantstoclampdownonpeoplewhomakeothers
    uncomfortable,itshouldcreateavideotargetingpeoplewithbodyodors
    ,orpeoplewhosmellofalcoholorvomit."Ina2015survey,passengerssa
    idwatchingwomenputonmake-upwasnumbereightonalistofthebigge
    stnuisancesontrains.Othernuisancesincludedmengropingwomenan
    dpeopletalkingloudlyonsmartphones.

    Free writing

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

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    Academic writing

    Make-up and cosmetics are a waste of money and time. 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 train etiquette. Share what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

    3. MAKE-UP: Make a poster about make-up. Show your work to your classmates in the next lesson. Did you all have similar things?

    4. NO MAKE-UP: Write a magazine article about banning putting on make-up on trains. 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 train etiquette. Ask him/her three questions about it. Give him/her three of your ideas on how to teach people about good behaviour. 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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