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.
- 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.
Older teenagers and adults
CEF level B1+
The lesson plan and student worksheets can be downloaded in PDF format below.