The Reading / Listening - Sexual Harassment - Level 0

Over 300 powerful Hollywood women are fighting sexual harassment. They started a group called 'Time's Up'. They want to end inequality and the harassment of women in the USA. They said the fight for women to rise up and be heard in male-dominated workplaces must end.



Time's Up started after women reported that a movie producer had sexually harassed them. It wants women to wear black clothes at an awards ceremony to highlight inequality. An actress said Hollywood awards shows are great because of beautiful women. She said women should not dress up for an unequal Hollywood.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Sexual Harassment - Level 1 Sexual Harassment - Level 2   or  Sexual Harassment - Level 3

Sources
  • https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/01/movies/times-up-hollywood-women-sexual-harassment.html
  • https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/times-up-sexual-harassment-prevention-initiative-launched-by-hollywood-women-1070896
  • https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/people/2018/01/01/hollywood-women-times-up-anti-sexual-harassment-project-reese-witherspoon-shonda-rhimes/994268001/


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. Over 300 powerful Hollywood
  2. fighting sexual
  3. They started a group called
  4. They want to end
  5. the harassment of
  6. the fight
  7. rise up and be
  8. male-dominated
  1. for women
  2. inequality
  3. workplaces
  4. harassment
  5. heard
  6. women
  7. women
  8. 'Time's Up'

Paragraph 2

  1. movie
  2. sexually harassed
  3. It wants women to wear
  4. at an
  5. to highlight
  6. Hollywood awards
  7. great because of
  8. women should not
  1. black clothes
  2. dress up
  3. inequality
  4. producer
  5. beautiful women
  6. them
  7. awards ceremony
  8. shows

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Over 300 powerful Hollywood (1) ___________________ sexual harassment. They started (2) ___________________ 'Time's Up'. They (3) ___________________ inequality and the harassment of (4) ___________________ USA. They said the fight (5) ___________________ rise up and be heard in male-dominated (6) ___________________.

Time's Up started after women reported (7) __________________ producer had sexually harassed them. It (8) __________________ wear black clothes (9) ___________________ ceremony to highlight inequality. An actress said Hollywood awards (10) ___________________ because (11) ___________________. She said women should not dress up (12) ___________________ Hollywood.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Over300powerfulHollywoodwomenarefightingsexualharassment.T
heystartedagroupcalled'Time'sUp'.Theywanttoendinequalityandthe
harassmentofwomenintheUSA.Theysaidthefightforwomentoriseup
andbeheardinmale-dominatedworkplacesmustend.Time'sUpstarte
dafterwomenreportedthatamovieproducerhadsexuallyharassedthe
m.Itwantswomentowearblackclothesatanawardsceremonytohighli
ghtinequality.AnactresssaidHollywoodawardsshowsaregreatbecaus
eofbeautifulwomen.Shesaidwomenshouldnotdressupforanunequal
Hollywood.

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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