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English 10 UNIT 6 GENDER EQUALITY READING

WELCOME TO OUR CLASS


What do the following pictures tell you about?


Same work but men get higher paid


Men have higher positions than women.


Women are excluded from some jobs.


Women are struggling hard for equality at workplace.


Unit 6:

GENDER EQUALITY

LESSON 6: READING

Gender Equality In Employment


TASK 1: Look at the symbols. What do they stand for?

GENDERS

GENDER EQUALITY

GENDER DICRIMINATON


TASK 2: Match each of the words with its meaning. Use a dictionary if necessary.

Sở thích,
sự ưu tiên

 /ˈpref.ər.əns/

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.




worked




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.




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