GAME: web completion List the roles of a wife and a husband in the family give a birth Look after the children Do household chores care for family Be a homemaker Be a breadwinner Earn money Protect family
ROLES OF WIFE
ROLES OF MAN
I. BEFORE YOU LISTEN
Look at the chart and discuss the changes in weekly hours of basic housework by married men and married women in the USA between 1976 and 2012. Guess the reasons for the changes.
VOCABULARY 1. 2. 3. 4.
old notions = old thought sole = only (a) conscious = aware >< unaware purposeful = focused, decisive >< indecisive (a) 5. balance = equality(n) 6. nurture = care for(v) 7. equally shared 8. Parenting(n)= child raising 9. traditional (a) 10. Solution(n) the way to do sth/ answer
III. WHILE YOU LISTEN ACTIVITY 1. Listen to a family expert talking about how the roles of men and women in families have changed and decide whether the following statements are true (T) or false (F).
Listen to a family expert talking about how the roles of men and women in families havechanged and decide whether the following statements are true (T) or false (F). 1. Men’s and women’s roles in the family have become similar.
2. Both men and women now work to contribute to the family finances.
3. According to 'equally shared parenting', both men and women have equal chances for recreation.
4. According to 'equally shared parenting', the husband’s career is less important than the wife’s. 5. Families following 'equally shared parenting' are happier.
ACTIVITY 2: Work in pairs. Match the word / phrase with its appropriate meaning.
Activity 3: Listen again and answer the questions
1. How has the role of men in the family changed? 2. How have men’s and women’s roles become alike? 3. What is the result of ‘equally shared parenting’?
Game : lucky colors • Rules of the game
1. How has the role of men in the family changed? . They are not the only breadwinner in the family, and they get more involved in housework and parenting.
2. How have men’s and women’s roles become alike? Both are responsible for family finances, home-making / housework, and parenting.
3. What is the result of ‘equally shared parenting’?
The families become happier and the divorce rate amongst them is the lowest.