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Task Description
Students watch the TED TALK and do some fill-in, comprehension exercises and tasks
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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie talks about gender expectations and why we should change them.
Video length
29 minutes 28 seconds
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Lectures (e.g. TED talks)
Language goals
Listening comprehension
The above lesson is a great teaching resource for:Pre-intermediate (A2)
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This resource is intended for:High schoolers
High schoolers
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1. Fill the gap.
I could tell from his tone, thetone that you would use to say something like "You're a supporter of terrorism.
2. Choose the correct options.
What's a novel?
something new
a newspaper article
a book about imaginary characters and events
3. Fill the gap.
"amused me, because a lot of my early readings were decidedly unfeminist.
4. Fill the gap.
a lot of these was
5. Fill the gap.
(Laughter) A boy had thescore on the test and he would be monitor.
6. Fill the gap.
's that wonderful Lagos' fixture,
7. Fill the gap.
and so as we were leaving I decided to leave him a
8. Fill the gap.
But most of theof power and prestige are occupied by men.
9. Fill the gap.
Theyou go thewomen there are
10. Fill the gap.
They just don'tyou in if you're a woman alone, you have to be accompanied by a man.
11. Fill the gap.
Because I believe deeply in theof human beings to make and remake themselves for the better.
12. Fill the gap.
wethe humanity of boys
13. Fill the gap.
But by far the worst thing we do to,
14. Fill the gap.
(Laughter) (Applause) ButI was reallyby this.
15. Fill the gap.
" I know young women who are under so much pressure from,
16. Fill the gap.
We raise girls to see each other asnot for job or for accomplishments,
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these Nigerians have been raised to think of women as inherently
18. Fill the gap.
We teach girls
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We grow up to be women who have turnedinto an art form
20. Fill the gap.
The problem with gender is that it prescribes how webe rather thanhow we are
21. Fill the gap.
if we didn't have theof gender
22. Fill the gap.
Now takefor example.
23. Fill the gap.
When the boy is, the parents say to the girl "Go and cook Indomie noodles for your brother.
24. Fill the gap.
The first time I taught aclass in graduate school I was worried.
25. Fill the gap.
I was worried about what
26. Fill the gap.
If a man is gettingfor a business meeting he doesn't worry about looking too masculine and therefore not being taken for …
27. Fill the gap.
And that many men doto change it.
28. Fill the gap.
(Laughter) (Applause) Apes also live on trees and have earth worms forbut we don't.
29. Fill the gap.
Bottom power means that a woman simply has a good root tofrom time to time, somebody else's power.
30. Fill the gap.
Culture does notpeople, people make
31. Fill the gap.
a person whoin the social, political and economicof men and women
32. Fill the gap.
The best feminist I know isKenny
Lesson Plan
Follow-up tasks
1. Who's the speaker?
2. What's her job?
3. Where's she from?
4. Where does she live?
5. What happened to her when she was 9 years old?
6. Why did she become feminist on that day?
7. What about the episode at the restaurant car park? Tell what happened.
8. What usually happens in Nigerian bars, clubs and restaurant when a woman and a man enter?
9. Why is masculinity often a cage for boys and men?
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