English 10 unit 6 gender equality lesson 04 speaking
UNIT 6: GENDER EQUALITY Speaking: Equal job opportunities
Activity 1: Read the following phrases and sentences. Write A if it expresses an agreement and write D if it expresses a disagreement. Add two more expression/ sentences.
D I don’t think that…..
I agree (that …).
3. 4. 5. 6.
A Yes, but … . D
I guess so.
A Actually, I think … . A D
Activity 2: Expresses an agreement and disagreement. Opinion
1. Men are better athletes than women.
2. A woman's natural role is to be a caregiver.
3. Men are traditional decision-makers and breadwinners.
4. Women are more hard-working than men.
5. Women are more talkative than men.
6. Men are not as good with children as women.
Disagreement That’s a good idea.
I don’t think that …
That sounds interesting, but I think …
I’m sorry, I can’t agree with that.
Yes, I think so.
That’s what I think.
You’re absolutely right.
So do I. / I do, too.
Well, that’s true, but …
Neither do I / I don’t either.
You have a point, but …
I really can’t agree with you.
Activity 3: Fill in the blanks with the sentences given. I think married women shouldn't go to work.
They have to do housework and take care of everyone in the family.
I agree with you.
Their husbands should share household chores with them.
They can meet other people.
A: In my opinion, married women should pursue a career. B: (1)
? If they have a job, they can support their families and be financially independent from their husbands.
A: You're right. Staying at home all day is boring. (2)
If they go to work, ?
C: You two may be right, but I don't agree with you. (3)
B: Why do you think so? C: Women already have a lot of traditional roles at home. (4)
? If they go to work, they will be tired. Besides, it can be very stressful at
work these days. This isn't good for their health, right? A: That sounds reasonable. B: But I still believe women should go to work. (5)
Activity 4: Discussion Discuss saying whether they agree or disagree with the statement “Married women should not pursue a career.”
A: I think married women should not pursue a career. B: I agree. I believe they should stay at home, doing housework and looking after their husbands and children. C: Actually, I think they should continue pursuing a career. It is boring and tiring doing housework.