International Women’s Day – Level 2 Group 1 – 8th March 2016

International Women’s Day jigsaw reading & discussions

I suppose I could have stayed home and baked cookies and had teas, but what I decided to do was to fulfill my profession which I entered before my husband was in public life. - Hillary Clintonread more about International women’s day

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/international-women-s-day-2015-the-shameful-statistics-that-show-why-it-is-still-important-10091504.html#gallery

% women in parliaments around the world here

Equal representation?

EU leaders:

Rwandan parliament:Famous women from different countries:

Iran https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farah_Pahlavi

Marjane Sartrapi – writer and artist:

Body language – discussion & reading:

new words:

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illiterate adjective

C2 unable to ​read and write:A ​surprisingpercentage of the ​population is illiterate.

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knowing little or nothing about a ​particularsubject:computer illiterate​ financially/​technologically illiterate

ignorance noun [U]

tolerate verb [T]

B2 to ​acceptbehaviour and ​beliefs that are different from ​yourown, ​although you might not ​agree with or ​approve of them:I will not tolerate that ​kind of ​behaviour in my ​class.[+ -ing verb] I won’t tolerate lying.

behalf noun

on behalf of sb (US also in behalf of sb, on sb’s behalf, US also insb’s behalf)

expend iconexpend iconMore examples

B2 representing:On behalf of the ​entirecompany, I would like to ​thank you for all ​yourwork.

 

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