The Difference Between Men and Women - Fact or Fiction?

The Difference Between Men and Women - Fact or Fiction?
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Hello friends and colleagues!

This worksheet can be used to achieve multiple learning objectives.

1. Review and extension of comparative forms.
2. Discussion starter on male and female stereotypes.
3. Practicing listening for details.
4. Practicing scanning reading skills (i.e. looking over a text to find specific details/information quickly).

How to Use the Worksheet:

1. Ask students to create two large 'flash cards' with the words "FACT" on one and "FICTION" on the other. (This can be done using a blank sheet of paper and a marker or pen).

2. Read out each of the statements on the Fact or Fiction chart one by one.

3. After hearing each statements, students should vote on whether they think the statement is true or not by holding up one of their cards. (This is fun as students can see how their guesses compare to their classmates'.)

4. Hand out one worksheet per student.

a. Read out the excerpts which refer to each statements and ask students to decide if the statement is Fact or Fiction.
b. If you have access to the internet, you can have students go to the websites provided on the answer sheet (included) and have them scan for the answers. (Set a time limit.)
c. Copy and paste the contents of the 2 websites and print a hard copy for students to scan. (Set a time limit.)

6. Check answers as a class and springboard into a discussion (if time allows).

7. Ask students to highlight or underline all of the comparative forms in the statements.

8. Provide as much grammatical explanation/targeted practice as required for your students.

9. In the second part of the worksheet, students can practise using comparative forms to complete the sentences about what they see are differences between men and women.

This works well as part of a larger unit on Gender Comparisons, or Stereotypes (see my free worksheet called "Comparing Men and Women Using Gerunds").

I look forward to hearing your feedback!

Sacha Shares

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