Women are struggling hard for equality at workplace.
LESSON 6: READING
Gender Equality In Employment
TASK 1: Look at the symbols. What do they stand for?
TASK 2: Match each of the words with its meaning. Use a dictionary if necessary.
Sở thích, sự ưu tiên
Kiện / su /
Theo đuổi / pəˈsjuː /
Sự cô đơn / ˈləʊnlinəs /
Sự giới hạn /ˌlɪmɪˈteɪʃn/
Task 3. Quickly read the text and choose the best title for it.
a. Brenda Berkman's Childhood b. A Woman Who Did a ‘Man's Job’ c. Gender Equality in Employment
Task 4: Read the statements. Decide if they are true (T), false (F) or not given (NG). Tick the correct boxes.
didn’t give up.
Task 5: Read the text again. Answer the questions. 1.What job did Brenda Berkman want to do as a young girl? - She wanted to become a firefighter. 2.What did she do after she failed the physical test? - She sued NewYork City and the FDNYgender discrimination and won. 3. How were she and other female firefighters treated? - They became the targets of laughter and anger from the co-worker and local people They were unwelcomed at meals, faced loneliness and even violence. 4. What jobs did they do at FDNY? - They had to do exactly the same jobs as all other male firefighters. 5. What is Taking the Heat?
-It is a documentary made in 2006 in which Brenda Berkman and other female firefighters were the subjects. 6. What does Brenda Berkman's story show? - It shows that gender differences can not prevent a person from pursuing a job.
Task 6. Discuss the following with a partner. Should a woman do a man’s job? Why/Why not?
In my opinion,/I think that/ a woman should not do a man’s job because she will not have enough physical health as man to do it. If she tries too much, she may get hurt.
Let’s watch a video about Brenda Berman
- Learn by heart all the vocabulary. - Prepare the next lesson.