The Reading / Listening - Domestic Violence - Level 0

France wants to end violence against women. It will teach people about this. It wants the police to help women. France's president wants to teach children about pornography. He also wants more rape victims to go to the police. Finally, he wants stronger laws against people being bad to women in the street.



Reducing violence against women is a government promise. A woman is killed by her husband or ex-husband in France every three days. Not many women go to the police. The president said: "France should [not] be one of those countries where women live in fear." He said criminals who hurt women should go to prison.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Domestic Violence - Level 1 Domestic Violence - Level 2   or  Domestic Violence - Level 3

Sources
  • https://www.reuters.com/article/us-france-violence-macron/frances-macron-unveils-plan-to-curb-violence-against-women-idUSKBN1DP0H9
  • http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-42121407
  • http://thehill.com/policy/international/361810-france-launches-plan-to-combat-violence-against-women


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. end violence
  2. teach people
  3. It wants the police
  4. teach children about
  5. rape
  6. go to
  7. stronger
  8. people being bad to women
  1. pornography
  2. victims
  3. about this
  4. in the street
  5. against women
  6. laws
  7. to help
  8. the police

Paragraph 2

  1. Reducing violence
  2. a government
  3. killed by her husband
  4. Not many women
  5. France should not be one
  6. countries where women live
  7. criminals who hurt
  8. go to
  1. in fear
  2. go to the police
  3. prison
  4. against women
  5. women
  6. promise
  7. of those
  8. or ex-husband

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

France (1) ___________________ violence against women. It will teach (2) ___________________. It wants the police to help women. France's president (3) ___________________ children about pornography. He (4) ___________________ rape victims to go (5) ___________________. Finally, he wants stronger laws against people being bad to women (6) ___________________.

Reducing violence against (7) ___________________ government promise. A woman is (8) ___________________ husband or ex-husband in France (9) ___________________. Not many women go (10) ___________________. The president said: "France should [not] be (11) ___________________ countries where women live in fear." He said criminals who hurt women should (12) ___________________.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Francewantstoendviolenceagainstwomen.Itwillteachpeopleaboutth
is.Itwantsthepolicetohelpwomen.France'spresidentwantstoteachch
ildrenaboutpornography.Healsowantsmorerapevictimstogotothepo
lice.Finally,hewantsstrongerlawsagainstpeoplebeingbadtowomenin
thestreet.Reducingviolenceagainstwomenisagovernmentpromise.A
womaniskilledbyherhusbandorex-husbandinFranceeverythreeda
ys.Notmanywomengotothepolice.Thepresidentsaid:"Franceshould[
not]beoneofthosecountrieswherewomenliveinfear."Hesaidcriminal
swhohurtwomenshouldgotoprison.

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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(o) ________________

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Free writing

Write about this topic for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner’s paper.

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Answers

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