The Reading / Listening - Women's March - Level 4

Up to 500,000 people went to the Women's March on Washington in January. There has been disagreement over this number. However, a digital services company estimated there were 440,000 marchers, maybe half a million. It was the biggest US protest since the Vietnam War protests. The New York Times said the Women's March was three times bigger than President Donald Trump's inauguration. Five million people joined marches around the world.



The Women's March was a global protest for women's rights. Marchers also focused on immigration, healthcare, the environment, LGBTQ rights, racial equality, freedom of religion and workers' rights. They sent, "a bold message" to the new Trump government, "that women's rights are human rights". Organisers said: "We will not rest until women have…parity at all levels of leadership in society….There is no true peace without justice and equity for all."

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Women's March - Level 5 or  Women's March - Level 6

Sources
  • http://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/1/27/14364270/analysis-womens-march-washington-dc-half-million-people
  • https://www.womensmarch.com/
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2017_Women's_March


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. Up to 500,000 people
  2. There has been disagreement
  3. a digital services
  4. maybe half
  5. the biggest US protest since the
  6. three times
  7. Five million
  8. marches
  1. company
  2. people joined
  3. Vietnam War protests
  4. over this number
  5. bigger
  6. around the world
  7. went
  8. a million

Paragraph 2

  1. The Women's March was
  2. women's
  3. Marchers also focused
  4. racial
  5. freedom
  6. They sent
  7. We will not rest until women
  8. There is no true peace
  1. of religion
  2. on immigration
  3. a bold message
  4. have parity
  5. a global protest
  6. without justice
  7. rights
  8. equality

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

(1) ___________________ went to the Women's March on Washington in January. There has been disagreement (2) ___________________. However, a digital services company (3) ___________________ were 440,000 marchers, maybe (4) ___________________. It was the biggest US protest since the Vietnam War protests. The New York Times said the Women's March was (5) ___________________ than President Donald Trump's inauguration. Five million (6) ___________________ around the world.

The Women's March was (7) ___________________ for women's rights. Marchers (8) ___________________ immigration, healthcare, the environment, LGBTQ rights, racial equality, (9) ___________________ and workers' rights. They sent, "(10) ___________________" to the new Trump government, "that women's rights are human rights". Organisers said: "We will (11) ___________________ women have…parity at all levels of leadership in society….There is no true peace without (12) ___________________ for all."

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Upto500,000peoplewenttotheWomen'sMarchonWashingtoninJanu
ary.Therehasbeendisagreementoverthisnumber.However,adigitals
ervicescompanyestimatedtherewere440,000marchers,maybehalfa
million.ItwasthebiggestUSprotestsincetheVietnamWarprotests.The
NewYorkTimessaidtheWomen'sMarchwasthreetimesbiggerthanPre
sidentDonaldTrump'sinauguration.Fivemillionpeoplejoinedmarches
aroundtheworld.TheWomen'sMarchwasaglobalprotestforwomen'sri
ghts.Marchersalsofocusedonimmigration,healthcare,theenvironme
nt,LGBTQrights,racialequality,freedomofreligionandworkers'rights.
Theysent,"aboldmessage"tothenewTrumpgovernment,"thatwome
n'srightsarehumanrights".Organiserssaid:"Wewillnotrestuntilwome
nhave…parityatalllevelsofleadershipinsociety….Thereisnotruepeace
withoutjusticeandequityforall."

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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Free writing

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Answers

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