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  • Are Men Better at Science? English Listening Exercise

    The video for this week’s English listening exercise is amazing to me, as a mother raising a daughter.

    In recent years, it has been suggested that women are not involved in science, engineering and programing because of genetics. In this video, Neil deGrasse Tyson, a well-known American astrophysicist, does an excellent job criticizing this argument.

    1. Does anyone want to ____ that question?

    2. I’__ ____ _____ female.

    3. How old was Neil when he wanted to become an astro-physistist?

    4. The fact that he wanted to be a scientist was ______ ____ the path of most resistence.

    5. Teachers said, “_____ you want to be an athlete?”

    6. How did the thief in his story escape?

    7. Before we start talking about genetic difference, we’ve got to _____ __ with a system where there is equal opportunity.

     

    Do you agree with what Neil deGrasse Tyson says in the video? How does your country deal with the ‘gender gap’?