March 8th is International Woman's Day, so we can take some time to learn about women.
First take a look at this woman. Make a comment about her. Listen to my questions, think about possible answers, and then record them. Later, I will tell you about her. Here is a link to a new window.
Listening and vocabulary:
Next, listen to this report from Nicholas Kristof, an excellent journalist from the New York Times. He has written a book about women throughout the world. He called this book, "Half the Sky." Click here and listen to the beginning of this story today. Listen and answer the questions from your class handout about Saima Mohammed. Her story is inspiring! (You can listen to all of the story, or just the beginning about Saima Mohammed.)
Click on comment. Answer one or more of these questions:
- Who is an inspiring woman that you know? How has this woman been important to you?
- What would you do with a small business loan? Would you start a business in this country or in a different country?
- What is the biggest obstacle facing women today in your opinion? What can help women overcome this obstacle?