This lesson, devised for International Women’s Day, will help to raise awareness of some not very famous, but nonetheless important, women.  

Author: 
Rachael Roberts

Introduction

The lesson begins by asking students to think of well-known people that they consider to be heroes. It is likely that many of these will be men, so the students then go on to learn about 5 remarkable women in a jigsaw reading activity.

The students discuss these women’s achievements, and learn some useful vocabulary for talking about social issues. There is then a focus on relative clauses, before the final task of writing about another female hero, using the vocabulary and relative clauses where appropriate. For a 50-60 minute class the writing stage could be done at home.

Aims:

  • To raise awareness of some relatively unknown remarkable women, for International Women’s Day.
  • To develop reading and speaking skills through a jigsaw reading activity.
  • To build learners’ vocabulary related to social issues.
  • To revise relative clauses.
     

Age

Older teenagers and adults

Level:

CEF level B1+

Time

50-60 minutes

Materials:

The lesson plan and student worksheets can be downloaded in PDF format below.

 

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Language level
Language Level: 
Intermediate: B1

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