This TED talk lesson plan is based on the problem of women’s illiteracy and education. It is a great starting point for the discussion on gender inequality in general and that’s what the lesson is about.
B2 / Upper Intermediate60 minStandard LessonFree / Premium Plan
VOCABULARY AND DISCUSSION
The worksheet starts with a short warm-up activity. Firstly, students have to discuss the problem of discrimination against women in such areas as education, profession, workplace and society. Then, they have to complete questions with some words selected from the speech. After that, they work in pairs and answer the questions on women’s rights and struggles.
Next, there are two tasks on listening comprehension. The first one is a true/false exercise based on the first part of the speech (up to 1:40). Then, students watch the second part of the video and choose correct words in the sentences taken from the talk.
Finally, the last two tasks focus on the 1st and 2nd conditionals. In the first one students have to discuss whether they agree with the statements given or not. Then, they move to the second task and have to finish sentences using correct conditional structures. After that, they can work in pairs and discuss their ideas with their partners.
This TED Talk lesson plan has been prepared for around 60 minutes, including the TED Talk which can be easily watched during the class as it only lasts 5 mins. The lesson involves a lot of pair work, but of course it can be modified to suit the needs of an individual class as well.