Discussion Questions - Listening

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1. you headline did when the What think read you?

2. you hear the word 'gender' What springs to mind when?

3. and traffic male images pedestrian show female Should signals?

4. gender is equality this initiative How for important?

5. to the images signals have best of on things people Are traffic?

6. improved at pedestrian How crossings could be signals?

7. of women in public spaces Should there be more images?

8. agree with Ms Richardson that women are 'excluded' Do you?

9. Will more on it figures women make female for signals the 'inclusive' the?

10. of an figures male equal How change and number will society female?

11. this you reading article Did like?

12. do What 'equality' word the hear you when of think you?

13. about What what do you you read think?

14. response have signals mixed Why new a the drawn?

15. to town your in be reaction the would What scheme this?

16. scheme this think you Do money taxpayers' of waste a is?

17. ? 'bring Why derision' might to this Melbourne initiative

18. of Should a the unisex images figure be?

19. the worthier money projects have gone Should to?

20. mayor What questions would you like to ask the city's?

Back to the traffic signals lesson.

Traffic Signals - The 20 Questions

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 'gender'?
  3. Should pedestrian traffic signals show male and female images?
  4. How important is this initiative for gender equality?
  5. Are images of people the best things to have on traffic signals?
  6. How could signals at pedestrian crossings be improved?
  7. Should there be more images of women in public spaces?
  8. Do you agree with Ms Richardson that women are 'excluded'?
  9. Will the female figures on the signals make it more 'inclusive' for women?
  10. How will an equal number of male and female figures change society?

STUDENT B's QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)
  1. Did you like reading this article? Why/not?
  2. What do you think of when you hear the word 'equality'?
  3. What do you think about what you read?
  4. Why have the new signals drawn a mixed response?
  5. What would the reaction be in your town to this scheme?
  6. Do you think this scheme is a waste of taxpayers' money?
  7. Why might this initiative 'bring derision' to Melbourne?
  8. Should the images be of a unisex figure?
  9. Should the money have gone to worthier projects?
  10. What questions would you like to ask the city's mayor?

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