This week in honor of International Women's Day we talked about the women who made us: ancestors, mothers, grandmothers, female artists, authors, scientists and activists. Happy Women's Day to everyone!
Learners can try a listening comprehension activity from British Council about Breaking the Bias.
For original version listening, check out the fantastic podcast series from Scene on Radio about sexism and the patriarchy: Men. Also of interest is an episode called Everybody Knows Somebody from Throughline.
Learners can try a reading comprehension activity about the history of International Women's Day.
For original version, read the essay Confessions of a Bad Feminist by Roxanne Gay (also available with audio at various speeds). Other notable essays include Rebecca Solnit: How Change Happens, or “What No One Else Will Tell You About Feminism” – Lindy West.
This week for writing, you could write about one of the women who has most influenced you in your life. Or consider one of the following topics about women and society: