Summary: Ss discuss traditional gender roles in China, discuss modern and future roles.
Resources needed: prints of handouts
New vocabulary: masculine, feminine, male, female, sex, gender, gender identity, gender role, bread-winner, home-maker
Aim: Ss will be in an English-speaking mood, know more about T
T introduces self: name, country, hobbies, etc.
Ss can Q&A a bit to warm up English, build rapport
Aim: Ss will be in a curious mood - generate interest/discussion about sex/gender
T: “I didn't mention if I was male or female; which do you think I am?”
Ss will say the obvious. T replies, “How did you know?”
(sound of voice, clothing, physique, etc.) Write these on one side of board.
“Can you always
guess if someone is a male or a female?” “Have you ever
been surprised to find out you guessed wrong?” “How'd you feel?”
Aim: Ss will learn and practice new vocab: male, female, sex (noun)
T writes “sex” in big letters on board. This should get Ss' attention.
After explaining that you mean the noun, and not the verb, draw two lines from