This lesson helps raise awareness of some of the reasons why women are relatively poorly represented in science.

Author: 
Rachael Roberts

The lesson begins by challenging some stereotypes and asking students to consider why there aren’t more women in science. They then read a text which provides some possible reasons, and discuss how these relate to their own opinions.

The lesson then focuses on reference words, and how they link a text together, before a final speaking tasks about different jobs and gender.

Aims:

  • To raise awareness of the relative lack of women in science, and encourage students to consider why this might be so.
  • To develop the skill of identifying the main ideas in a semi academic text.
  • To help students understand how reference words are used to link the ideas of a text together.

Age:

Older teenagers and adults

Level:

CEF level B2 and above

Time:

45 minutes + 15 minutes for extension activity

Materials

The lesson plan and student worksheets can be downloaded as PDFs below.

 

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