The Reading / Listening - Level 6

It is common knowledge and an obvious example of sexual inequality that men get paid more than women for doing the same job. One industry in which the reverse is true is modeling. The gender pay gap for male models and their female counterparts is gigantic. A well-known modeling agency has claimed that male models are paid as much as 75 per cent less than female models. Elizabeth Rose from the UK's Premier Models said women could be paid £40,000 ($52,000) for appearing in a top fashion show, while men could only get £10,000 ($13,000). Ms Rose said: "I think it's the only industry where men get paid less than women. It's unfair for men, [but] I wouldn't say it's female empowerment."



Rose says the situation is slowly changing and pay is getting better for men. She explained that advertisers are more willing to promote men's products as men are getting more into fashion. She said: "More and more, male models are being used for grooming products. Men are taking a lot more care of themselves. Generally, in the 2000s, it's fine to take a long time doing your hair. It's fine [for men] to use moisturizer [and] wear make-up." One consolation for men is that they are able to work as a model for longer than women. Rose said: "Men have a longer career path, definitely. The male models that make the most are probably in their 30s." Female models tend to make their money in their twenties.

Try the same news story at these easier levels:

    Level 4  or  Level 5

Sources
  • http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/37456449/top-modelling-agent-says-male-models-suffer-big-pay-gap-compared-to-women
  • http://metro.co.uk/2016/09/26/the-gender-pay-gap-is-in-the-modelling-industry-is-massive-6153564/
  • http://www.elleuk.com/fashion/trends/news/a32059/male-models-earn-75-less-than-women-but-have-better-career-longevity/


Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities, crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)



Warm-ups

1. MODELS: Students walk around the class and talk to other students about models. Change partners often and share your findings.

2. CHAT: In pairs / groups, talk about these topics or words from the article. What will the article say about them? What can you say about these words and your life?

       common / knowledge / example / inequality / gender / pay gap / fashion / unfair
       situation / advertisers / products / care / make-up / model / career path / twenties

Have a chat about the topics you liked. Change topics and partners frequently.

3. EQUAL PAY: Students A strongly believe male and female models should be paid the same; Students B strongly disagree.  Change partners again and talk about your conversations.

4. BETTER AT THE JOB: Who is better at these jobs – a man or woman? Why? Discuss this with your partner(s). Change partners often and share what you wrote.

  • Model
  • Country's leader
  • Chef
  • Teacher
  • Scientist
  • Comedian
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5. FASHION: Spend one minute writing down all of the different words you associate with the word "fashion". Share your words with your partner(s) and talk about them. Together, put the words into different categories.

6. BEING A MODEL: Rank these with your partner. Put the things that are most important to be a model at the top. Change partners often and share your rankings.

  • beautiful skin
  • a nice smile
  • being fit
  • liking hard work
  • straight, white teeth
  • hair
  • being tall
  • confidence

Before reading / listening

1. TRUE / FALSE: Read the headline. Guess if a-h below are true (T) or false (F).

  1. The article suggests everyone knows men get higher pay than women.    T / F
  2. The information about the gap in pay came from a modeling agency.     T / F
  3. Female models can earn over $50,000 for a fashion show.     T / F
  4. A model agency said the pay gap is an example of female empowerment. T / F
  5. The gap between pay for male and female models is getting bigger.     T / F
  6. Advertisers are now not so willing to advertise men's products.     T / F
  7. Male models generally have longer careers than female models.     T / F
  8. Female models make most of their money while in their teens.     T / F

2. SYNONYM MATCH: Match the following synonyms from the article.

  1. obvious
  2. reverse
  3. counterparts
  4. appearing
  5. unfair
  6. willing
  7. products
  8. fine
  9. definitely
  10. tend
  1. acceptable
  2. prepared
  3. unjust
  4. without doubt
  5. peers
  6. clear
  7. (be) inclined
  8. performing
  9. goods
  10. opposite

3. PHRASE MATCH: (Sometimes more than one choice is possible.)

  1. common
  2. an obvious example of sexual
  3. One industry in which the reverse is
  4. male models are paid as
  5. appearing in a
  6. the situation is
  7. men are getting more
  8. Men are taking a
  9. Men have a longer career
  10. Female models tend to make their money
  1. much as 75 per cent less
  2. path
  3. top fashion show
  4. knowledge
  5. into fashion
  6. in their twenties
  7. inequality
  8. true is modeling
  9. lot more care of themselves
  10. slowly changing

Gap fill

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
reverse
claimed
industry
empowerment
where
obvious
appearing
counterparts

It is common knowledge and an (1) ____________ example of sexual inequality that men get paid more than women for doing the same job. One (2) ____________ in which the (3) ____________ is true is modeling. The gender pay gap for male models and their female (4) ____________ is gigantic. A well-known modeling agency has (5) ____________ that male models are paid as much as 75 per cent less than female models. Elizabeth Rose from the UK's Premier Models said women could be paid £40,000 ($52,000) for (6) ____________ in a top fashion show, while men could only get £10,000 ($13,000). Ms Rose said: "I think it's the only industry (7) ____________ men get paid less than women. It's unfair for men, [but] I wouldn't say it's female (8) ____________."

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
fine
willing
path
situation
twenties
care
consolation
products

Rose says the (9) ____________ is slowly changing and pay is getting better for men. She explained that advertisers are more (10) ____________ to promote men's products as men are getting more into fashion. She said: "More and more, male models are being used for grooming (11) ____________. Men are taking a lot more (12) ____________ of themselves. Generally, in the 2000s, it's fine to take a long time doing your hair. It's (13) ____________ [for men] to use moisturizer [and] wear make-up." One (14) ____________ for men is that they are able to work as a model for longer than women. Rose said: "Men have a longer career (15) ____________, definitely. The male models that make the most are probably in their 30s." Female models tend to make their money in their                  (16) ____________.

Listening — Guess the answers. Listen to check.

1)  It is common knowledge and an obvious example ______
     a.  of sexually inequality
     b.  of sexual in equality
     c.  of sexual inequality
     d.  off sexual inequality

2)  One industry in which the reverse is ______
     a.  truly is modeling
     b.  true is modeling
     c.  truth is modeling
     d.  truce is modeling

3)  The gender pay gap for male models and their female counterparts ______
     a.  is gigantic
     b.  is Titanic
     c.  is energetic
     d.  is gargantuan

4) women could be paid £40,000 ($52,000) for appearing in a ______
     a.  top fashion shows
     b.  top fashion shower
     c.  top fashion shown
     d.  top fashion show

5)  It's unfair for men, [but] I wouldn't say it's ______
     a.  female empower meant
     b.  female empower mint
     c.  female empower mend
     d.  female empowerment

6)  Rose says the situation is slowly changing and pay is getting ______
     a.  better as men
     b.  better for men
     c.  better from men
     d.  better of men

7)  more willing to promote men's products as men are getting ______
     a.  more onto fashion
     b.  more into fashion
     c.  more in to fashion
     d.  more in two fashion

8)  More and more, male models are being used for ______
     a.  glooming products
     b.  grooming products
     c.  groom in products
     d.  gloom in products

9)  Rose said: "Men have a longer career ______
     a.  path, definitely
     b.  path, defiantly
     c.  path, definitively
     d.  path, define at tea

10)  Female models tend to make their money ______
     a.  in their twenty
     b.  in their twentysomething
     c.  in their twenties
     d.  in their twentieth

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

It is common knowledge and (1) ___________________ of sexual inequality that men get paid more than women for doing the same job. One industry in which the (2) ___________________ is modeling. The gender pay gap for male models and their female (3) ___________________ gigantic. A well-known modeling agency has claimed that male models are paid as much as 75 per cent less than female models. Elizabeth Rose from the UK's Premier Models said women could be paid £40,000 ($52,000) (4) ___________________ top fashion show, while men could only get £10,000 ($13,000). Ms Rose said: "I think it's (5) ___________________ where men get paid less than women. (6) ___________________ men, [but] I wouldn't say it's female empowerment."

Rose says the situation is slowly changing and (7) ___________________ better for men. She explained that advertisers are more willing to promote men's products as men are getting (8) ___________________. She said: "More and more, male models are being used for grooming products. Men are taking (9) ___________________ of themselves. Generally, in the 2000s, it's fine to take a (10) ___________________ your hair. It's fine [for men] to use moisturizer [and] wear make-up." One consolation for men is that they are (11) ___________________ a model for longer than women. Rose said: "Men have a longer career path, definitely. The male models that make the most are probably in their 30s." Female models (12) ___________________ their money in their twenties.

Comprehension questions

  1. What kind of knowledge was mentioned in the first sentence?
  2. What adjective does the article use to describe the gender pay gap?
  3. What is the name of the modeling agency?
  4. How much (in dollars) can a male model make at a top fashion show?
  5. What did Rose say high pay for female models was not an example of?
  6. What are advertisers more willing to promote?
  7. What are men taking a lot more care of?
  8. What is it fine for men to take a long time doing?
  9. What is longer for male models?
  10. When do female models tend to make most of their money?




Multiple choice quiz

1) What kind of knowledge was mentioned in the first sentence?
a) working
b) advanced
c) general
d) basic

2) What adjective does the article use to describe the gender pay gap?
a) gigantic
b) huge
c) humungous
d) enormous

3) What is the name of the modeling agency?
a) Elizabeth Rose
b) Premier Models
c) Elizabeth Models
d) Premier Rose

4) How much can a male model make at a top fashion show?
a) $52,000
b) $40,000
c) $10,000
d) $13,000

5) What did Rose say high pay for female models was not an example of?
a) industry standards
b) fair pay
c) female empowerment
d) sexual inequality

6) What are advertisers more willing to promote?
a) executives
b) men's products
c) equal pay
d) female models

7) What are men taking a lot more care of?
a) change
b) their bank accounts
c) their careers
d) themselves

8) What is it fine for men to take a long time doing?
a) consoling
b) their hair
c) cooking
d) training

9) What is longer for male models?
a) their training
b) their career path
c) their hair
d) the catwalks they use

10) When do female models tend to make most of their money?
a) in their 20s
b) in their late teens
c) in the afternoons
d) in their thirties

Role play

Role A —Straight white teeth

You think having straight white teeth is most important for a model. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them why their things aren't as important. Also, tell the others which is the least important of these (and why): being tall, confidence or liking hard work.

Role B —Being tall

You think being tall is most important for a model. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them why their things aren't as important. Also, tell the others which is the least important of these (and why): having straight white teeth, confidence or liking hard work.

Role C —Confidence

You think confidence is most important for a model. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them why their things aren't as important. Also, tell the others which is the least important of these (and why): being tall, having straight white teeth or liking hard work.

Role D —Liking hard work

You think liking hard work is most important for a model. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them why their things aren't as important. Also, tell the others which is the least important of these (and why):  being tall, confidence or having straight white teeth.

After reading / listening

1. WORD SEARCH: Look in your dictionary / computer to find collocates, other meanings, information, synonyms … for the words...

'common'

  • ________________
  • ________________
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  • ________________
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  • and 'knowledge'.

  • ________________
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  • • Share your findings with your partners.

    • Make questions using the words you found.

    • Ask your partner / group your questions.

    2. ARTICLE QUESTIONS: Look back at the article and write down some questions you would like to ask the class about the text.

    •Share your questions with other classmates / groups. •Ask your partner / group your questions.

    3. GAP FILL: In pairs / groups, compare your answers to this exercise. Check your answers. Talk about the words from the activity. Were they new, interesting, worth learning…?

    4. VOCABULARY: Circle any words you do not understand. In groups, pool unknown words and use dictionaries to find their meanings.

    5. TEST EACH OTHER: Look at the words below. With your partner, try to recall how they were used in the text:

    • changing
    • into
    • used
    • fine
    • path
    • twenties
    • example
    • true
    • claimed
    • much
    • while
    • empowerment




    Student survey

    Write five GOOD questions about this topic in the table. Do this in pairs. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper. When you have finished, interview other students. Write down their answers.

    (Please look at page 12 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

    Discussion - Male models earn 75% less than female models

    STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

    1. What did you think when you read the headline?
    2. What springs to mind when you hear the word 'model'?
    3. What do you think of the job of a model?
    4. What do you think about what you read?
    5. What do you think about female models getting a lot more pay?
    6. Why do you think female models get paid more?
    7. Why should models get over $50,000 for one day at a fashion show?
    8. Would you like to work as a model?
    9. What advice do you have for male models?
    10. Is female models getting paid more than male models empowerment?

    STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

    1. Did you like reading this article? Why/not?
    2. Should male and female models get equal pay?
    3. Why do models all have to be good looking and slim?
    4. What are the good and bad things about models?
    5. Do you think virtual models would be better than real models?
    6. Why are men getting more into grooming?
    7. What do you think of men wearing make-up?
    8. In what ways is modeling a good or bad career?
    9. What kind of person do you need to be to be a model?
    10. What questions would you like to ask a top professional woman?

    Discussion — Write your own questions

    STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

    (a) ________________

    (b) ________________

    (c) ________________

    (d) ________________

    (e) ________________

    STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

    (f) ________________

    (g) ________________

    (h) ________________

    (i) ________________

    (j) ________________





    Language — Cloze (Gap-fill)

    It is (1) ____ knowledge and an obvious example of sexual inequality that men get paid more than women for doing the same job. One industry in which the (2) ____ is true is modeling. The gender pay gap for male models and their female counterparts is (3) ____. A well-known modeling agency has claimed (4) ____ male models are paid as much as 75 per cent less than female models. Elizabeth Rose from the UK's Premier Models said women could be paid £40,000 ($52,000) for appearing in a top fashion show, (5) ____ men could only get £10,000 ($13,000). Ms Rose said: "I think it's the only industry where men get paid less than women. It's unfair (6) ____ men, [but] I wouldn't say it's female empowerment."

    Rose says the situation is slowly changing and pay is getting better for men. She explained that advertisers are more (7) ____ to promote men's products as men are getting more (8) ____ fashion. She said: "More and more, male models are being used for grooming products. Men are taking a lot more (9) ____ of themselves. Generally, in the 2000s, it's fine to take a long time doing your hair. It's fine [for men] to use moisturizer [and] wear make-up." One consolation (10) ____ men is that they are able to work as a model for longer than women. Rose said: "Men have a longer career (11) ____, definitely. The male models that make the most are probably in their 30s." Female models (12) ____ to make their money in their twenties.

    Which of these words go in the above text?

    1. (a)     common     (b)     commonly     (c)     commoner     (d)     commons    
    2. (a)     inverse     (b)     converse     (c)     reverse     (d)     adverse    
    3. (a)     galactic     (b)     granite     (c)     gigantic     (d)     glacial    
    4. (a)     thus     (b)     then     (c)     what     (d)     that    
    5. (a)     which     (b)     what     (c)     while     (d)     whose    
    6. (a)     of     (b)     for     (c)     at     (d)     as    
    7. (a)     chilling     (b)     willing     (c)     filling     (d)     milling    
    8. (a)     onto     (b)     into     (c)     up to     (d)     so to    
    9. (a)     carefree     (b)     careful     (c)     care     (d)     cares    
    10. (a)     on     (b)     at     (c)     by     (d)     for    
    11. (a)     lane     (b)     street     (c)     road     (d)     path    
    12. (a)     mend     (b)     lend     (c)     fend     (d)     tend

    Spelling

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    Put the text back together

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    (    )    are paid as much as 75 per cent less than female models. Elizabeth Rose from the UK's Premier Models

    (    )    men could only get £10,000 ($13,000). Ms Rose said: "I think it's the only industry where men get

    (    )    themselves. Generally, in the 2000s,  it's fine to take a long time doing your hair. It's fine [for men] to

    (    )    said women could be paid £40,000 ($52,000) for appearing in a top fashion show, while

    (    )    the most are probably in their 30s." Female models tend to make their money in their twenties.

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    (    )    for male models and their female counterparts is gigantic. A well-known modeling agency has claimed that male models

    (    )    doing the same job. One industry in which the reverse is true is modeling. The gender pay gap

    (    )    willing to promote men's products as men are getting more into fashion. She said: "More and

    (    )    Rose says the situation is slowly changing and pay is getting better for men. She explained that advertisers are more

    (    )    paid less than women. It's unfair for men, [but] I wouldn't say it's female empowerment."

    (    )    more, male models are being used for grooming products. Men are taking a lot more care of

    (    )    use moisturizer [and] wear make-up." One consolation for men is that they are able to work

    Put the words in the right order

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    6. is   and   getting   situation   changing   is   The   slowly   pay   better   .
    7. to   willing   more   are   Advertisers   products   men's   promote   .
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    Circle the correct word (20 pairs)

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    Rose says the situation is slowly changing / charging and pay is getting better for men. She explained that advertisers are more willing to / for promote men's products as men are getting more onto / into fashion. She said: "More and more, male models are being useful / used for grooming products. Men are taking a lot more careful / care of themselves. Generally, in the 2000s, it's finely / fine to take a long time doing your hair. It's fine [for men] to use moisturizer [and] wear make-up." One constellation / consolation for men is that they are able to work as / be a model for longer than women. Rose said: "Men have a longer career path / lane, definitely. The male models that make the most are probably in their 30s." Female models trend / tend to make their money in their twenties.

    Talk about the connection between each pair of words in italics, and why the correct word is correct.

    Insert the vowels (a, e, i, o, u)

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    Punctuate the text and add capitals

    it is common knowledge and an obvious example of sexual inequality that men get paid more than women for doing the same job one industry in which the reverse is true is modeling the gender pay gap for male models and their female counterparts is gigantic a well-known modeling agency has claimed that male models are paid as much as 75 per cent less than female models elizabeth rose from the uk's premier models said women could be paid £40000 ($52000) for appearing in a top fashion show while men could only get £10000 ($13000) ms rose said "i think it's the only industry where men get paid less than women it's unfair for men [but] i wouldn't say it's female empowerment"

    rose says the situation is slowly changing and pay is getting better for men she explained that advertisers are more willing to promote men's products as men are getting more into fashion she said "more and more male models are being used for grooming products men are taking a lot more care of themselves generally in the 2000s it's fine to take a long time doing your hair it's fine [for men] to use moisturizer [and] wear make-up" one consolation for men is that they are able to work as a model for longer than women rose said "men have a longer career path definitely the male models that make the most are probably in their 30s" female models tend to make their money in their twenties

    Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

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    hichthereverseistrueismodeling.Thegenderpaygapformalemodelsa
    ndtheirfemalecounterpartsisgigantic.Awell-knownmodelingagen
    cyhasclaimedthatmalemodelsarepaidasmuchas75percentlessthanf
    emalemodels.ElizabethRosefromtheUK'sPremierModelssaidwomen
    couldbepaid£40,000($52,000)forappearinginatopfashionshow,whil
    emencouldonlyget£10,000($13,000).MsRosesaid:"Ithinkit'stheonl
    yindustrywheremengetpaidlessthanwomen.It'sunfairformen,[but]I
    wouldn'tsayit'sfemaleempowerment."Rosesaysthesituationisslowly
    changingandpayisgettingbetterformen.Sheexplainedthatadvertiser
    saremorewillingtopromotemen'sproductsasmenaregettingmoreint
    ofashion.Shesaid:"Moreandmore,malemodelsarebeingusedforgroo
    mingproducts.Menaretakingalotmorecareofthemselves.Generally,i
    nthe2000s,it'sfinetotakealongtimedoingyourhair.It'sfine[formen]to
    usemoisturizer[and]wearmake-up."Oneconsolationformenisthatth
    eyareabletoworkasamodelforlongerthanwomen.Rosesaid:"Menhav
    ealongercareerpath,definitely.Themalemodelsthatmakethemostar
    eprobablyintheir30s."Femalemodelstendtomaketheirmoneyintheirt
    wenties.

    Free writing

    Write about male models for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner’s paper.

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    Academic writing

    There is no reason for men and women to get different pay for the same job. Discuss.

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    Homework

    1. VOCABULARY EXTENSION: Choose several of the words from the text. Use a dictionary or Google’s search field (or another search engine) to build up more associations / collocations of each word.

    2. INTERNET: Search the Internet and find out more about male models. Share what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

    3. MODELS: Make a poster about modelling. Show your work to your classmates in the next lesson. Did you all have similar things?

    4. FEMALE MODELS: Write a magazine article about female models getting paid more than male models. Include imaginary interviews with people who are for and against this.

    Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Write down any new words and expressions you hear from your partner(s).

    5. WHAT HAPPENED NEXT? Write a newspaper article about the next stage in this news story. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.

    6. LETTER: Write a letter to an expert on models. Ask him/her three questions about modeling. Give him/her three of your opinions on model's pay. Read your letter to your partner(s) in your next lesson. Your partner(s) will answer your questions.

    Answers

    (Please look at page 26 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

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