The Reading / Listening - Women's March - Level 5

New figures show that up to 500,000 people attended the Women's March on Washington in January. There has been debate over the size of the crowds. However, analysis from the company Digital Design and Imaging Service estimates there were 440,000 marchers, with a possibility of half a million. It was the biggest demonstration in the USA since the Vietnam War protests. The New York Times said the Women's March crowd was three times bigger than the one at President Donald Trump's inauguration. Five million people participated in women's 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. Event organisers said they wanted to, "send a bold message" to the new Trump government on its first day in office, and to the world, "that women's rights are human rights". Organisers added: "We will not rest until women have parity and equity at all levels of leadership in society. We work peacefully while recognizing there is no true peace without justice and equity for all."

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Women's March - Level 4 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. New figures show that up to
  2. debate over the size
  3. estimates there
  4. with a possibility of half
  5. It was the biggest
  6. the Women's March crowd was
  7. Five million people
  8. women's marches
  1. three times bigger
  2. around the world
  3. demonstration
  4. of the crowds
  5. were 440,000 marchers
  6. 500,000 people attended
  7. a million
  8. participated

Paragraph 2

  1. a global protest
  2. Marchers also focused
  3. racial
  4. freedom
  5. send a
  6. We will not rest until
  7. equity at all
  8. there is no true
  1. bold message
  2. equality
  3. women have parity
  4. levels of leadership
  5. for women's rights
  6. peace without justice
  7. on immigration
  8. of religion

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

New figures (1) ___________________ 500,000 people attended the Women's March on Washington in January. There has been (2) ___________________ size of the crowds. However, analysis from the company Digital Design and Imaging Service (3) ___________________ 440,000 marchers, with a possibility (4) ___________________. It was the biggest demonstration in the USA since the Vietnam War protests. The New York Times said the Women's March crowd was (5) ___________________ than the one at President Donald Trump's inauguration. Five million people (6) ___________________ women's marches around the world.

The Women's March was (7) ___________________ for women's rights. Marchers also focused on immigration, healthcare, the environment, LGBTQ rights, racial equality, (8) ___________________, and workers' rights. Event organisers said they wanted to, "send (9) ___________________" to the new Trump government (10) ___________________ office, and to the world, "that women's rights are human rights". Organisers added: "We will not rest until women (11) ___________________ equity at all levels of leadership in society. We work peacefully while recognizing there is no true peace without justice (12) ___________________."

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

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honWashingtoninJanuary.Therehasbeendebateoverthesizeofthecro
wds.However,analysisfromthecompanyDigitalDesignandImagingS
erviceestimatestherewere440,000marchers,withapossibilityofhalfa
million.ItwasthebiggestdemonstrationintheUSAsincetheVietnamW
arprotests.TheNewYorkTimessaidtheWomen'sMarchcrowdwasthre
etimesbiggerthantheoneatPresidentDonaldTrump'sinauguration.Fi
vemillionpeopleparticipatedinwomen'smarchesaroundtheworld.Th
eWomen'sMarchwasaglobalprotestforwomen'srights.Marchersalsof
ocusedonimmigration,healthcare,theenvironment,LGBTQrights,rac
ialequality,freedomofreligion,andworkers'rights.Eventorganiserssa
idtheywantedto,"sendaboldmessage"tothenewTrumpgovernmento
nitsfirstdayinoffice,andtotheworld,"thatwomen'srightsarehumanrig
hts".Organisersadded:"Wewillnotrestuntilwomenhaveparityandeq
uityatalllevelsofleadershipinsociety.Weworkpeacefullywhilerecogni
zingthereisnotruepeacewithoutjusticeandequityforall."

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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