The Reading / Listening - Domestic Violence - Level 1

France will try to end violence against women. It will educate the public and children about sexism and violence against women. It wants more police support for victims of domestic violence. France's president spoke on Saturday. He said he wants to educate children about pornography. He also wants to make it easier for rape victims to go to the police. Another aim is to have stronger laws against people harassing women in the street.



Reducing violence against women is one of the government's big promises. There was a minute's silence on Saturday for the women killed by their husband or ex-husband. A woman is killed in France every three days. The president said: "France should no longer be one of those countries where women live in fear." He added that criminals who hurt women should go to prison. Many famous men around the world are currently face charges of sexual assault.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Domestic Violence - Level 0 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. sexism and violence
  2. It wants more police
  3. victims of domestic
  4. educate children
  5. rape
  6. go to the
  7. stronger
  8. harassing women
  1. about pornography
  2. police
  3. support
  4. in the street
  5. against women
  6. laws
  7. victims
  8. violence

Paragraph 2

  1. one of the government's big
  2. There was a minute's
  3. women killed by their husband
  4. France should no longer be one
  5. countries where women live
  6. go to
  7. face
  8. sexual
  1. in fear
  2. prison
  3. of those countries
  4. assault
  5. silence
  6. charges
  7. promises
  8. or ex-husband

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

France will (1) ___________________ violence against women. It will educate the public and children (2) ___________________ violence against women. It wants (3) ___________________ for victims (4) ___________________. France's president spoke on Saturday. He said he wants to educate children about pornography. He also wants to (5) ___________________ for rape victims to go to the police. Another aim is to have stronger laws against people harassing women (6) __________________.

Reducing violence (7) ___________________ one of the government's big promises. There was (8) __________________ on Saturday for the women killed (9) ___________________ or ex-husband. A woman is killed in France every three days. The president said: "France should (10) ___________________ one of those countries where women live in fear." He added that (11) ___________________ women should go to prison. Many famous men around the world are currently face charges (12) ___________________.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Francewilltrytoendviolenceagainstwomen.Itwilleducatethepublican
dchildrenaboutsexismandviolenceagainstwomen.Itwantsmorepolic
esupportforvictimsofdomesticviolence.France'spresidentspokeonS
aturday.Hesaidhewantstoeducatechildrenaboutpornography.Heals
owantstomakeiteasierforrapevictimstogotothepolice.Anotheraimist
ohavestrongerlawsagainstpeopleharassingwomeninthestreet.Redu
cingviolenceagainstwomenisoneofthegovernment'sbigpromises.Th
erewasaminute'ssilenceonSaturdayforthewomenkilledbytheirhusb
andorex-husband.AwomaniskilledinFranceeverythreedays.Thepre
sidentsaid:"Franceshouldnolongerbeoneofthosecountrieswherewo
menliveinfear."Headdedthatcriminalswhohurtwomenshouldgotopri
son.Manyfamousmenaroundtheworldarecurrentlyfacechargesofsex
ualassault.

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

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Answers

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