The Reading / Listening - Sexual Harassment - Level 1

Over 300 famous actresses, directors and producers in Hollywood are fighting sexual harassment. They started a movement called 'Time's Up'. They are angry about inequality and the harassment of working-class women. They published a letter. It said: "The struggle for women…rise up the ranks and to simply be heard and acknowledged in male-dominated workplaces must end". It added that "time's up" for men controlling everything.



The Time's Up movement started after many actresses reported that a movie producer had sexually harassed them. Its leaders asked actresses to wear black clothes on the red carpet at an awards ceremony. This is to speak out against sexual inequality. An actress said awards shows are better because of women's clothes, "beautiful faces" and glamour. She said women should not dress up for a Hollywood industry that is unequal.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Sexual Harassment - Level 0 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 famous actresses, directors
  2. They started a movement
  3. They are angry
  4. the harassment of working-
  5. rise
  6. be heard
  7. male-dominated
  8. men controlling
  1. class women
  2. workplaces
  3. called 'Time's Up'
  4. everything
  5. and acknowledged
  6. about inequality
  7. and producers
  8. up the ranks

Paragraph 2

  1. movie
  2. the red
  3. speak out against sexual
  4. An actress said awards shows
  5. because of women's
  6. beautiful faces
  7. She said women should not
  8. a Hollywood industry that
  1. are better
  2. and glamour
  3. is unequal
  4. carpet
  5. dress up
  6. inequality
  7. clothes
  8. producer

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Over 300 famous actresses, (1) ___________________ in Hollywood (2) ___________________ harassment. They started a movement called 'Time's Up'. They are angry about inequality and the harassment (3) ___________________ women. They published a letter. It said: "The (4) ___________________…rise up the ranks and to (5) ___________________ and acknowledged in male-dominated workplaces must end". It added that "time's up" (6) ___________________ everything.

The Time's Up movement (7) ___________________ actresses reported that a (8) ___________________ sexually harassed them. Its leaders asked actresses to wear black clothes on (9) ___________________ at an awards ceremony. This is to speak out against sexual inequality. An actress (10) ___________________ are better because of women's clothes, "beautiful (11) ___________________. She said women should not dress up for a Hollywood industry (12) ___________________.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Over300famousactresses,directorsandproducersinHollywoodarefig
htingsexualharassment.Theystartedamovementcalled'Time'sUp'.T
heyareangryaboutinequalityandtheharassmentofworking-classwo
men.Theypublishedaletter.Itsaid:"Thestruggleforwomen…riseupth
eranksandtosimplybeheardandacknowledgedinmale-dominatedw
orkplacesmustend".Itaddedthat"time'sup"formencontrollingeveryt
hing.TheTime'sUpmovementstartedaftermanyactressesreportedth
atamovieproducerhadsexuallyharassedthem.Itsleadersaskedactre
ssestowearblackclothesontheredcarpetatanawardsceremony.Thisis
tospeakoutagainstsexualinequality.Anactresssaidawardsshowsare
betterbecauseofwomen'sclothes,"beautifulfaces"andglamour.Shes
aidwomenshouldnotdressupforaHollywoodindustrythatisunequal.

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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