Women and girls in science

This speaking and reading lesson for teenagers and adults at CEF level B2 and above looks at the theme of women and girls in science


February 11 is International Day of Women and Girls in Science. In this lesson, students read an article about some of the reasons why there are fewer girls and women interested in working in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and what's happening to encourage equality in these fields. Students will have a chance to evaluate ways of doing this, as well as reading about alternative approaches. There are optional extension tasks at the end of the lesson.


  • To practise speaking skills in a discussion about women in science
  • To develop vocabulary related to science
  • To practise reading skills

Age group:

Teenagers and adults


CEF level B2 and above


90 minutes approximately


The lesson plan and student worksheet are available to download in PDF format below

Lesson plan162.69 KB

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