The Reading / Listening - Sexual Harassment - Level 2

Over 300 women in Hollywood have joined to fight sexual harassment. They started a movement called 'Time's Up'. They don't want women to be treated unfairly. They are angry about inequality and the amount of harassment working-class women get. The women are famous actresses, agents, directors and producers. The group published a letter in newspapers. It said: "The struggle for women to break in, to 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 movie producer Harvey Weinstein had sexually harassed them. Its leaders asked actresses to wear black when they walk along the red carpet at an awards ceremony on Sunday. They want women to use the red carpet to speak out against sexual inequality. An actress said: "For years, we've sold these awards shows as women, with our gowns and colors and our beautiful faces and our glamour. This time, the industry cannot expect us to go up and twirl around. That's not what this moment is about."

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Sexual Harassment - Level 0 Sexual Harassment - Level 1   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. fight sexual
  2. They don't want women to be
  3. working-
  4. The group published
  5. rise
  6. be heard
  7. male-dominated
  8. time's up for men controlling
  1. and acknowledged
  2. a letter
  3. everything
  4. harassment
  5. treated unfairly
  6. workplaces
  7. up the ranks
  8. class women

Paragraph 2

  1. movie
  2. leaders asked actresses
  3. at an awards
  4. the red
  5. speak out against sexual
  6. our beautiful faces and
  7. the industry cannot expect
  8. That's not what this
  1. our glamour
  2. carpet
  3. moment is about
  4. ceremony
  5. us to go
  6. producer
  7. inequality
  8. to wear black

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Over 300 women in Hollywood have (1) ___________________ sexual harassment. They started a movement called 'Time's Up'. They don't want women (2) ___________________ unfairly. They are angry about inequality and (3) ___________________ harassment working-class women get. The women are famous actresses, agents, directors and producers. The group published a letter in newspapers. It said: "The (4) ___________________ to break in, to rise (5) ___________________ and to simply be heard and acknowledged in male-dominated workplaces must end". It added that "time's up" for men (6) ___________________.

The Time's Up movement started (7) ___________________ reported that movie producer Harvey Weinstein had sexually harassed them. (8) ___________________ actresses to wear black when they walk along (9) ___________________ at an awards ceremony on Sunday. They want women to use the red carpet to (10) ___________________ sexual inequality. An actress said: "For years, we've sold these awards shows as women, with our gowns and colors and our beautiful faces (11) ___________________. This time, the industry cannot expect us to go up and twirl around. That's not what this (12) ___________________."

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

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ents,directorsandproducers.Thegrouppublishedaletterinnewspaper
s.Itsaid:"Thestruggleforwomentobreakin,toriseuptheranksandtosi
mplybeheardandacknowledgedinmale-dominatedworkplacesm
ustend".Itaddedthat"time'sup"formencontrollingeverything.TheTi
me'sUpmovementstartedaftermanyactressesreportedthatmoviepr
oducerHarveyWeinsteinhadsexuallyharassedthem.Itsleadersasked
actressestowearblackwhentheywalkalongtheredcarpetatanawards
ceremonyonSunday.Theywantwomentousetheredcarpettospeakou
tagainstsexualinequality.Anactresssaid:"Foryears,we'vesoldthesea
wardsshowsaswomen,withourgownsandcolorsandourbeautifulface
sandourglamour.Thistime,theindustrycannotexpectustogoupandtw
irlaround.That'snotwhatthismomentisabout."

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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