The Reading / Listening - Sexual Harassment - Level 3

Over 300 women in Hollywood have joined together to fight sexual harassment. They have started a movement called 'Time's Up'. They want men to know that time is up for women not being treated fairly and equally. They are angry about the inequality in the movie industry and the amount of harassment working-class women face around the USA. The women are famous actresses, as well as female agents, directors, executives and producers. The group paid for a letter to be printed 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 in October, soon after many top actresses reported that movie producer Harvey Weinstein had sexually harassed them. Its leaders have asked actresses to wear black when they walk along the red carpet of The Golden Globes awards ceremony on Sunday. They want women to use the red carpet to speak out against gender and racial inequality. Actress Eva Longoria said: "For years, we've sold these awards shows as women, with our gowns and colors and our beautiful faces and our glamour." She added that: "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 easier levels:

    Sexual Harassment - Level 0 Sexual Harassment - Level 1   or  Sexual Harassment - Level 2

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/


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Warm-ups

1. SEXUAL HARASSMENT: Students walk around the class and talk to other students about sexual harassment. Change partners often and share your findings.

2. CHAT: In pairs / groups, talk about these topics or words from the article. What will the article say about them? What can you say about these words and your life?

       women / Hollywood / harassment / inequality / movie industry / struggle / ranks /
       movement / movie producer / red carpet / awards ceremony / glamour / industry

Have a chat about the topics you liked. Change topics and partners frequently.

3. TIME'S UP: Students A strongly believe the time is up for sexual harassment; Students B strongly believe it isn't.  Change partners again and talk about your conversations.

4. INEQUALITY: How bad is inequality in your country? How can we reduce it? Complete this table with your partner(s). Change partners often and share what you wrote.

 

How bad?

How to reduce it?

Sexual

 

 

Racial

 

 

Wealth

 

 

Education

 

 

Social

 

 

Pay

 

 

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5. HOLLYWOOD: Spend one minute writing down all of the different words you associate with the word "Hollywood". Share your words with your partner(s) and talk about them. Together, put the words into different categories.

6. HARASSMENT: Rank these with your partner. Put the best ways of dealing with harassment at the top. Change partners often and share your rankings.

  • tell colleagues
  • make a blog
  • tell the boss
  • sue
  • call the police
  • record the harassment
  • talk to a friend
  • say no

 

Vocabulary

    Paragraph 1

      1. harassment a. A group of people working together for their political or social ideas and beliefs.
      2. movement b. A fight to stop a difficult situation from happening.
      3. equally c. The social group of people who work for wages, especially in manual or industrial work.
      4. working-class d. To the same level or amount.
      5. struggle e. Unfair pressure on people to do things they don't want to do, or unwanted and behaviour towards someone.
      6. ranks f. A situation where men have the most control and power over something.
      7. male-dominated g. The positions that start from the bottom and go to the top in an organization or society.

    Paragraph 2

      8. top h. The beautiful or exciting things that make certain people or things seem interesting or special.
      9. the red carpet i. The best or most important people in a company, organization or business.
      10. ceremony j. About the cultural or ethnic background someone comes from.
      11. gender k. A particular kind of or area of economic or commercial activity.
      12. racial l. A special meeting or public occasion to celebrate an event.
      13. glamour m. The state of being male or female.
      14. industry n. A long, narrow floor covering put on the ground for an important visitor to walk on when they arrive.

 

Before reading / listening

1. TRUE / FALSE: Read the headline. Guess if a-h below are true (T) or false (F).

  1. More than 300 women in Hollywood are fighting sexual harassment.     T / F
  2. The women are angry about the harassment of working-class women.     T / F
  3. All of the women are famous actors.     T / F
  4. The women said it is time for male domination to end.     T / F
  5. The women started their movement back in October.     T / F
  6. Female actors were asked to wear red at an awards ceremony.     T / F
  7. An actress said she sells her gowns at awards shows.     T / F
  8. The actress asked women to twirl on an awards show red carpet.     T / F

2. SYNONYM MATCH: Match the following synonyms from the article.

  1. movement
  2. fairly
  3. angry
  4. struggle
  5. acknowledged
  6. reported
  7. awards
  8. inequality
  9. glamour
  10. twirl
  1. announced
  2. fight
  3. beauty
  4. annoyed
  5. imbalance
  6. campaign
  7. spin
  8. recognized
  9. justly
  10. prizes

3. PHRASE MATCH: (Sometimes more than one choice is possible.)

  1. joined together to fight
  2. being treated fairly
  3. the amount of harassment working-
  4. rise up
  5. in male-
  6. The Time's Up movement
  7. walk along the
  8. our beautiful faces
  9. go up and twirl
  10. That's not what this moment
  1. around
  2. the ranks
  3. started in October
  4. and equally
  5. red carpet
  6. and our glamour
  7. sexual harassment
  8. is about
  9. dominated workplaces
  10. class women face

Gap fill

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
fairly
rise
fight
everything
class
workplaces
movement
female

Over 300 women in Hollywood have joined together to (1) ____________ sexual harassment. They have started a (2) ____________ called 'Time's Up'. They want men to know that time is up for women not being treated (3) ____________ and equally. They are angry about the inequality in the movie industry and the amount of harassment working-(4) ____________ women face around the USA. The women are famous actresses, as well as (5) ____________ agents, directors, executives and producers. The group paid for a letter to be printed in newspapers. It said: "The struggle for women to break in, to (6) ____________ up the ranks and to simply be heard and acknowledged in male-dominated (7) ____________ must end". It added that "time's up" for men controlling (8) ____________.

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
leaders
expect
gender
moment
awards
top
ceremony
glamour

The Time's Up movement started in October, soon after many (9) ____________ actresses reported that movie producer Harvey Weinstein had sexually harassed them. Its (10) ____________ have asked actresses to wear black when they walk along the red carpet of The Golden Globes awards (11) ____________ on Sunday. They want women to use the red carpet to speak out against (12) ____________ and racial inequality. Actress Eva Longoria said: "For years, we've sold these (13) ____________ shows as women, with our gowns and colors and our beautiful faces and our (14) ____________." She added that: "This time, the industry cannot (15) ____________ us to go up and twirl around. That's not what this (16) ____________ is about."

Listening — Guess the answers. Listen to check.

1)  Over 300 women in Hollywood have joined together to ______ harassment
     a.  flight sexual
     b.  fight sexual
     c.  fight sexually
     d.  fright sexually

2)  time is up for women not being treated ______
     a.  fairy and equity
     b.  fairly and equally
     c.  fairy and equally
     d.  fairly and equity

3)  the amount of harassment working-______
     a.  class women faces
     b.  class women faced
     c.  class women face
     d.  class women facing

4)  The struggle for women to break in, to rise up the ranks and to ______
     a.  simply be hard
     b.  simply be herd
     c.  simply be horde
     d.  simply be heard

5)  It added that "time's up" for men ______
     a.  control in everything
     b.  con trolling everything
     c.  conned rolling everything
     d.  controlling everything

6)  Its leaders have asked actresses to wear black when they walk ______ carpet
     a.  along a red
     b.  along the red
     c.  along this red
     d.  along then red

7)  They want women to use the red carpet ______
     a.  to speak out
     b.  to speech up
     c.  to spoke out
     d.  to spoke up

8) women, with our gowns and colors and our beautiful faces ______
     a.  and our grammar
     b.  and our glamour
     c.  and our clamor
     d.  and our grandma

9)  This time, the industry cannot expect us to go up and ______
     a.  twirl abound
     b.  whirl around
     c.  while abound
     d.  twirl around

10)  That's not what this ______
     a.  moment is abut
     b.  moment is a bout
     c.  moment is about
     d.  moment is abbot

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Over 300 women in Hollywood have (1) ___________________ fight sexual harassment. They have started a movement called 'Time's Up'. They want men to know that (2) ___________________ for women not being treated fairly and equally. They are angry about (3) ___________________ the movie industry and the amount of harassment working-class women face around the USA. The women (4) ___________________, as well as female agents, directors, executives and producers. The group paid for a letter to be printed in newspapers. It said: "The (5) ___________________ to break in, to rise up the ranks and to simply be heard and acknowledged in male-dominated (6) ___________________". It added that "time's up" for men controlling everything.

The Time's Up movement started in October, soon (7) __________________ actresses reported that movie producer Harvey Weinstein had sexually harassed them. Its (8) ___________________ actresses to wear black when they walk along the red carpet of The Golden Globes (9) ________________ Sunday. They want women to use the red carpet to speak out against gender (10) ___________________. Actress Eva Longoria said: "For years, we've sold these awards shows as women, with our (11) ___________________ and our beautiful faces and our glamour." She added that: "This time, the industry cannot expect us to go up and twirl around. That's not what this (12) ___________________."

Comprehension questions

  1. How many women have joined together to fight sexual harassment?
  2. In what industry are the women angry about inequality?
  3. Who did the group say is facing harassment around the USA?
  4. Where did the group get its letter published?
  5. What did the women say men should now stop controlling?
  6. When did the Time's Up movement start?
  7. What color clothes did the group want women to wear?
  8. What awards show was mentioned in the article?
  9. What is the name of the actress who spoke about gowns and glamour?
  10. What did the actress say women cannot be expected to do?




Multiple choice quiz

1) How many women have joined together to fight sexual harassment?
a) around 300
b) more than 300
c) 300
d) less than 300

2) In what industry are the women angry about inequality?
a) the car industry
b) the fashion industry
c) the retail industry
d) the movie industry

3) Who did the group say is facing harassment around the USA?
a) working-class women
b) actors
c) directors and producers
d) movie-goers

4) Where did the group get its letter published?
a) in a journal
b) in a book
c) in a newspaper
d) on the Internet

5) What did the women say men should now stop controlling?
a) movies
b) everything
c) women
d) newspapers

6) When did the Time's Up movement start?
a) September
b) November
c) October
d) December

7) What color clothes did the group want women to wear?
a) blue
b) pink
c) red
d) black

8) What awards show was mentioned in the article?
a) the Golden Globes
b) the Emmys
c) the Academy Awards
d) the BAFTAs

9) What is the name of the actress who spoke about gowns and glamour?
a) Eva Longoria
b) Meryl Streep
c) Reece Witherspoon
d) Kate Capshaw

10) What did the actress say women cannot be expected to do?
a) act
b) twirl around
c) wear black
d) walk on the red carpet

Role play

Role  A – Call the Police

You think calling the police is the best way to deal with harassment. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them why their ways aren't as good. Also, tell the others which is the least effective of these (and why): recording the harassment, saying no or talking to colleagues.

Role  B – Record the Harassment

You think recording the harassment is the best way to deal with harassment. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them why their ways aren't as good. Also, tell the others which is the least effective of these (and why): calling the police, saying no or talking to colleagues.

Role  C – Say No

You think saying no is the best way to deal with harassment. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them why their ways aren't as good. Also, tell the others which is the least effective of these (and why): recording the harassment, calling the police or talking to colleagues.

Role  D – Talk to Colleagues

You think talking to colleagues is the best way to deal with harassment. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them why their ways aren't as good. Also, tell the others which is the least effective of these (and why):  recording the harassment, saying no or calling the police.

After reading / listening

1. WORD SEARCH: Look in your dictionary / computer to find collocates, other meanings, information, synonyms … for the words...

'fair'

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  • and 'equal'.

  • ________________
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  • • Share your findings with your partners.

    • Make questions using the words you found.

    • Ask your partner / group your questions.

    2. ARTICLE QUESTIONS: Look back at the article and write down some questions you would like to ask the class about the text.

    •Share your questions with other classmates / groups. •Ask your partner / group your questions.

    3. GAP FILL: In pairs / groups, compare your answers to this exercise. Check your answers. Talk about the words from the activity. Were they new, interesting, worth learning…?

    4. VOCABULARY: Circle any words you do not understand. In groups, pool unknown words and use dictionaries to find their meanings.

    5. TEST EACH OTHER: Look at the words below. With your partner, try to recall how they were used in the text:

    • soon
    • black
    • Sunday
    • gender
    • shows
    • moment
    • fight
    • angry
    • well
    • paid
    • rise
    • everything




    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 - Hollywood women fight sexual harassment

    STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

    1. What did you think when you read the headline?
    2. What images are in your mind when you hear the word 'Hollywood'?
    3. How surprised are you at sexual harassment in Hollywood?
    4. What do you think of the Time's Up movement?
    5. When will women be treated fairly and equally?
    6. Should we stop going to the cinema to support the women?
    7. How effective do you think the 'Time's Up' movement will be?
    8. Do you think men like male-dominated workplaces?
    9. Why do men think they can control everything?
    10. What advice do you have for the women?

    STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

    1. Did you like reading this article? Why/not?
    2. What do you think of when you hear the word 'harassment'?
    3. What do you think about what you read?
    4. What should the punishment be for sexual harassment?
    5. How effective will wearing black on the red carpet be?
    6. Should women do more to protest on the red carpet?
    7. What should male actors do to support female actors?
    8. What three adjectives best describe this story, and why?
    9. Will sexual harassment ever disappear?
    10. What questions would you like to ask the women?

    Discussion — Write your own questions

    STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

    (a) ________________

    (b) ________________

    (c) ________________

    (d) ________________

    (e) ________________

    STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

    (f) ________________

    (g) ________________

    (h) ________________

    (i) ________________

    (j) ________________





    Language — Cloze (Gap-fill)

    Over 300 women in Hollywood have (1) ____ together to fight sexual harassment. They have started a (2) ____ called 'Time's Up'. They want men to know that time is up for women not (3) ____ treated fairly and equally. They are angry about the inequality in the movie industry and the amount of harassment working-class women face around the USA. The women are famous actresses, as (4) ____ as female agents, directors, executives and producers. The group paid for a letter to be printed in newspapers. It said: "The struggle for women to break in, to (5) ____ up the ranks and to simply be heard and acknowledged in male-dominated workplaces must end". It added that "time's up" for men (6) ____ everything.

    The Time's Up movement started in October, (7) ____ after many top actresses reported that movie producer Harvey Weinstein had sexually harassed them. Its leaders have asked actresses to wear black when they walk (8) ____ the red carpet of The Golden Globes awards ceremony on Sunday. They want women to use the red carpet to speak (9) ____ against gender and racial inequality. Actress Eva Longoria said: "For years, we've (10) ____ these awards shows as women, with our gowns and colors and our beautiful faces and our (11) ____." She added that: "This time, the industry cannot expect us to go up and twirl around. That's not what this (12) ____ is about."

    Which of these words go in the above text?

    1. (a)     joined     (b)     joint     (c)     joins     (d)     joining    
    2. (a)     moving     (b)     moved     (c)     movement     (d)     moment    
    3. (a)     been     (b)     was     (c)     being     (d)     be    
    4. (a)     many     (b)     much     (c)     good     (d)     well    
    5. (a)     rise     (b)     raise     (c)     rising     (d)     arise    
    6. (a)     control     (b)     controlling     (c)     controls     (d)     controlled    
    7. (a)     sub     (b)     such     (c)     so     (d)     soon    
    8. (a)     ahead     (b)     along     (c)     abound     (d)     about    
    9. (a)     in     (b)     over     (c)     out     (d)     loud    
    10. (a)     selling     (b)     sell     (c)     sales     (d)     sold    
    11. (a)     clamor     (b)     grandma     (c)     grammar     (d)     glamour    
    12. (a)     momentarily     (b)     moment     (c)     moments     (d)     momentary

    Spelling

    Paragraph 1

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    6. in male-oiamedtnd workplaces

    Paragraph 2

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    4. araicl inequality
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    Put the text back together

    (    )     years, we've sold these awards shows as women, with our gowns and colors and our beautiful

    (    )     must end". It added that "time's up" for men controlling everything.

    (    )     to use the red carpet to speak out against gender and racial inequality. Actress Eva Longoria said: "For

    (    )     equally. They are angry about the inequality in the movie industry and the amount of harassment working-

    (    )     rise up the ranks and to simply be heard and acknowledged in male-dominated workplaces

    (    )     black when they walk along the red carpet of The Golden Globes awards ceremony on Sunday. They want women

    1  )     Over 300 women in Hollywood have joined together to fight sexual harassment. They have started a

    (    )     movement called 'Time's Up'. They want men to know that time is up for women not being treated fairly and

    (    )     and producers. The group paid for a letter to be printed in newspapers. It said: "The struggle for women to break in, to

    (    )     us to go up and twirl around. That's not what this moment is about."

    (    )     producer Harvey Weinstein had sexually harassed them. Its leaders have asked actresses to wear

    (    )     class women face around the USA. The women are famous actresses, as well as female agents, directors, executives

    (    )     faces and our glamour." She added that: "This time, the industry cannot expect

    (    )     The Time's Up movement started in October, soon after many top actresses reported that movie

    Put the words in the right order

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    4. for   group   printed   to   a   paid   The   be   letter   .
    5. controlling   men   for   up   Time's   everything   .
    6. The   Up   started   October   Time's   movement   in   .
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    8. red   to   out   the   carpet   speak   Use   .
    9. industry   expect   to   The   cannot   us   go   .
    10. what   moment   about   not   this   is   That's   .

    Circle the correct word (20 pairs)

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    The Time's Up movement started in October, sooner / soon after many top actresses reported that movie / moved producer Harvey Weinstein had sexually harassed them. Its leaders have asking / asked actresses to wear black when they walk along / longing the red carpet of The Golden Globes awards ceremony on Sunday. They want women to / for use the red carpet to speak out against gender / general and racial inequality. Actress Eva Longoria said: "For years, we've sold these awards shows has / as women, with our gowns and colors and our beautiful faces and our grammar / glamour." She added that: "This time, the industry cannot except / expect us to go up and twirl around. That's not what this moment is about / around."

    Talk about the connection between each pair of words in italics, and why the correct word is correct.

    Insert the vowels (a, e, i, o, u)

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    Punctuate the text and add capitals

    over 300 women in hollywood have joined together to fight sexual harassment they have started a movement called 'time's up' they want men to know that time is up for women not being treated fairly and equally they are angry about the inequality in the movie industry and the amount of harassment working-class women face around the usa the women are famous actresses as well as female agents directors executives and producers the group paid for a letter to be printed 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 in october soon after many top actresses reported that movie producer harvey weinstein had sexually harassed them its leaders have asked actresses to wear black when they walk along the red carpet of the golden globes awards ceremony on sunday they want women to use the red carpet to speak out against gender and racial inequality actress eva longoria said "for years we've sold these awards shows as women with our gowns and colors and our beautiful faces and our glamour" she added that "this time the industry cannot expect us to go up and twirl around that's not what this moment is about"

    Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

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    sment.Theyhavestartedamovementcalled'Time'sUp'.Theywantmen
    toknowthattimeisupforwomennotbeingtreatedfairlyandequally.The
    yareangryabouttheinequalityinthemovieindustryandtheamountofh
    arassmentworking-classwomenfacearoundtheUSA.Thewomenaref
    amousactresses,aswellasfemaleagents,directors,executivesandpro
    ducers.Thegrouppaidforalettertobeprintedinnewspapers.Itsaid:"Th
    estruggleforwomentobreakin,toriseuptheranksandtosimplybehear
    dandacknowledgedinmale-dominatedworkplacesmustend".Itadd
    edthat"time'sup"formencontrollingeverything.TheTime'sUpmovem
    entstartedinOctober,soonaftermanytopactressesreportedthatmovi
    eproducerHarveyWeinsteinhadsexuallyharassedthem.Itsleadersha
    veaskedactressestowearblackwhentheywalkalongtheredcarpetofTh
    eGoldenGlobesawardsceremonyonSunday.Theywantwomentouset
    heredcarpettospeakoutagainstgenderandracialinequality.ActressE
    vaLongoriasaid:"Foryears,we'vesoldtheseawardsshowsaswomen,w
    ithourgownsandcolorsandourbeautifulfacesandourglamour."Shead
    dedthat:"Thistime,theindustrycannotexpectustogoupandtwirlarou
    nd.That'snotwhatthismomentisabout."

    Free writing

    Write about sexual harassment for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner’s paper.

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    Academic writing

    Hollywood can do a lot to reduce sexual harassment and sexual inequality. Discuss.

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    Homework

    1. VOCABULARY EXTENSION: Choose several of the words from the text. Use a dictionary or Google’s search field (or another search engine) to build up more associations / collocations of each word.

    2. INTERNET: Search the Internet and find out more about this news story. Share what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

    3. SEXUAL HARASSMENT: Make a poster about sexual harassment. Show your work to your classmates in the next lesson. Did you all have similar things?

    4. HOLLYWOOD: Write a magazine article about Hollywood and how it should do more to stop sexual harassment. Include imaginary interviews with people who are for and against this.

    Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Write down any new words and expressions you hear from your partner(s).

    5. WHAT HAPPENED NEXT? Write a newspaper article about the next stage in this news story. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.

    6. LETTER: Write a letter to an expert on sexual harassment. Ask him/her three questions about it. Give him/her three of your ideas on how to end sexual harassment. Read your letter to your partner(s) in your next lesson. Your partner(s) will answer your questions.

    Answers

    (Please look at page 26 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

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