The Reading / Listening - Domestic Violence - Level 2

France has started a new project to try and end violence against women. The project's aim is to educate the public and children about sexism and violence against women. It also aims for more police support for victims of domestic violence. France's president spoke about the project on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. He said he wants to educate children about pornography. A second goal is to make it easier for rape victims to go to the police. Another plan is to have stronger laws against harassing people in the street.



The president made reducing violence against women one of his government's promises. During his speech, there was a minute's silence for the 123 women killed by their husband or ex-husband in 2016. One 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 harass, insult, touch, or attack women should be brought to justice. A growing number of famous men in Hollywood, business, politics and the media face charges of sexual assault.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Domestic Violence - Level 0 Domestic Violence - Level 1   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. started a new
  2. more police
  3. victims of domestic
  4. educate children
  5. rape
  6. go to
  7. stronger
  8. harassing people
  1. support
  2. laws
  3. the police
  4. in the street
  5. violence
  6. project
  7. victims
  8. about pornography

Paragraph 2

  1. reducing violence
  2. one of his government's
  3. there was a minute's
  4. countries where women live
  5. criminals who harass, insult, touch,
  6. brought to
  7. face
  8. sexual
  1. silence
  2. assault
  3. or attack women
  4. against women
  5. charges
  6. in fear
  7. justice
  8. promises

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

France has started a new project to (1) ___________________ violence against women. The project's aim is to educate the public and children (2) ___________________ violence against women. It also aims for more police support for victims of domestic violence. France's president spoke about (3) ___________________ the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. He said he (4) ___________________ children about pornography. A second goal is to make (5) ___________________ rape victims to go to the police. Another plan is to have stronger laws against harassing people (6) ___________________.

The president made (7) ___________________ women one of his government's promises. During his speech, there was (8) ___________________ for the 123 women killed by their husband (9) ___________________ 2016. One woman is killed in France every three days. The president said: "France should no longer be one of those countries where women (10) ___________________." He added that criminals who harass, insult, touch, or attack women should (11) ___________________ justice. A growing number of famous men in Hollywood, business, politics and the media face charges (12) ___________________.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Francehasstartedanewprojecttotryandendviolenceagainstwomen.T
heproject'saimistoeducatethepublicandchildrenaboutsexismandvio
lenceagainstwomen.Italsoaimsformorepolicesupportforvictimsofdo
mesticviolence.France'spresidentspokeabouttheprojectontheInter
nationalDayfortheEliminationofViolenceAgainstWomen.Hesaidhew
antstoeducatechildrenaboutpornography.Asecondgoalistomakeitea
sierforrapevictimstogotothepolice.Anotherplanistohavestrongerlaw
sagainstharassingpeopleinthestreet.Thepresidentmadereducingvio
lenceagainstwomenoneofhisgovernment'spromises.Duringhisspee
ch,therewasaminute'ssilenceforthe123womenkilledbytheirhusband
orex-husbandin2016.OnewomaniskilledinFranceeverythreedays.T
hepresidentsaid:"Franceshouldnolongerbeoneofthosecountrieswhe
rewomenliveinfear."Headdedthatcriminalswhoharass,insult,touch,
orattackwomenshouldbebroughttojustice.Agrowingnumberoffamo
usmeninHollywood,business,politicsandthemediafacechargesofsex
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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Free writing

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Answers

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