Gender Equality

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Type: Vocabulary
Originally published on October 3, 2022 and last updated on July 26, 2023

The topic of gender equality holds immense importance for English learners as it offers a platform to enhance language skills while promoting social awareness. This introduction delves into the significance of striving for equal rights, opportunities and treatment regardless of gender.

By exploring vocabulary related to gender issues, learners can engage in meaningful discussions, express opinions and gain cultural insights.

Go through the vocabulary below with your students and ask them to try and use this vocabaulry where possible when discussing the different conversation questions.

Gender Equality Review

Gender equality, a pressing and transformative subject, addresses the fundamental principle of fairness and justice between individuals of different genders. This introduction explores the significance of striving for equal rights, opportunities and treatment for all genders.

Breaking free from long-standing stereotypes and biases, gender equality empowers women and men alike to pursue their aspirations without limitations. By understanding the history, challenges and progress in achieving gender equality, societies can foster inclusivity and create environments where everyone thrives.

Useful Vocabulary

Try and use the following vocabulary when answering the question. Click to look up the definition in the dictionary

  • equality (noun)
  • inequality (noun)
  • discriminate (verb)
  • gender (noun)
  • put up with (phrasal verb)
  • systemic (adjective)
  • mostly (adverb)
  • exagerate (verb)
  • blown something out of proportion (idiom)

Conversation Questions

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  • What does gender equality mean to you?
  • Do you think there is gender equality in your country?
  • Do you think gender roles and stereotypes still exist in today's society?
  • Do you think gender equality in your country has improved over the last 50 years?
  • Do you think gender equality will improve in your country during the next 10 or 20 years?
  • Can you think of any countries where there is a lot of gender discrimination?
  • Have you ever witnessed gender discrimination in your community or workplace?
  • Why do you think gender inequality exists?
  • What do you think people or governments should do to ensure gender equality?
  • Do you think some politicians and activists overstate the gender inequality?
This conversation topic was prepared by Gregory

Gregory is a qualified TEFL teacher who has been teaching English as a Foreign Language (ESL) for over a decade. He has taught in-person classes in Spain and to English learners around the world online.