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Males and Females :

Males and Females :. WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE ?. warm - up :. Write down three adjectives that describe yourself and three different adjectives that describe an opposite-sex friend or family member . . Discuss with your partner:.

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Males and Females :

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  1. MalesandFemales: WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE ?

  2. warm-up: Write down three adjectives that describe yourself and three different adjectives that describe an opposite-sex friend or family member.

  3. Discuss with your partner: In what ways do males and females think and act differently? Do you think boys and girls are born different, or taught to be different? Do you think most people have set ideas (stereotypes) about male and female characteristics?

  4. Men or Women? • aggressive tactful vengeful • ambitious forgiving dominating • dependent unemotional logical • direct caring critical • gentle competitive • self-centered cooperative • self-confident supportive • self-promoting • self-conscious

  5. Do you think men or women are ... • more worried about their health? • likely to remember the wrongdoing? • more satisfied with their performance? • better at remembering more symbolic and spatial things ( better at finding directions)? • better at fixing a car/fixing friendships? • moreself-assured?

  6. Let’shave a look at someinterestingresearchfindingsaboutdifferencesbetween men andwomen…?

  7. Women have a more acute sense of hearing and smell than men. • Women claim to be far happier than men with their lives. • Women express greater concern about family-life issues, while men express more concern about political issues. • Men are more optimistic about their own future and that of their children.

  8. A studyfound that men have more neural connectivity from the front to back of their brains and within each of the hemisphere than women. Theoretically, this means their brains are more adapted towards tasks involving perception and coordinated actions. • Women, on the other hand, have more wiring between the right and left hemispheres of the brain, making them more adept at communicating, analyzing and having better intuition.

  9. MALES AND FEMALES Vocabulary in Context

  10. resounding (adj)

  11. resounding (adj.): earsplitting, loud. The car hit the wall with a resounding crash.

  12. comeupwith (phrasalverb)

  13. come up with (phr v.): discover The boss asked us to come up with new ideas.

  14. overall (adj. )

  15. overall (adv): in total, in general. What will this holiday cost, overall? There will be winners in each of three age groups, and one overall winner.

  16. makeone’spoint (v.)

  17. to make one’s  point: • present thoughts or assert ideas or opinions • He made his point that persuading him to come would not be easy.

  18. spatial (adj.)

  19. spatial (adj): relating to space/direction. Males’ spatial abilities are better than women’s so that they are better at finding directions.

  20. status (noun)

  21. status (n): rank, position (maritalstatus/financialstatus) • Doctors are considered to have a high social status.

  22. adversarial (adj.)

  23. adversarial (adj): negative, hostile, competitive, opposing. The parties in Parliament are very adversarial. They object to each other’s ideas.

  24. put-downs (noun)

  25. put-downs (n): smt. you say tomakesmb. feelstupidorunimportant, a remarkintendedtohumiliateorembarrasssomeone Shewastired of her husband’sput-downsandshedivorcedhim.

  26. tobringabout (phr. verb)

  27. bring about (phrasal verb): to cause to happen, result in, lead to. The new President must bring about a change in the health care system.

  28. internet posting: open comments on the internet

  29. compound adjectives • self-confident: self-assured • self-centered: selfish, egocentric • self-conscious: shy, embarrassed • self-employed: s/o who is his/her own boss • self-sufficient: one who can supply his/her own needs • much-appreciated: valued highly • bright-colored, bright-eyed

  30. FOCUS QUESTIONS • Whataresomedifferencesbetweengirland boy babies? • Whotalksmore-men orwomen? • Who is morevengefulandlessforgiving? • Whataresomeways in which men andwomenusecommunicationdifferently?

  31. DISCUSSION QUESTION Do youagreewiththeconclusions in thereading?

  32. Thankyouforbeinginterestedandattentive… Seeyounextweek…

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