Topic: Affirmative Action (Upper-Intermediate ESL Lesson Plan)

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Affirmative Action ESL News Lesson Plan: Warm-up

1) How did you get your current job? Did you compete against many others?
2) What type of social group dominates your field or area of study?
3) If you were a homosexual minority of the opposite sex, would your professional life be different?
4) Are the below minority groups discriminated against in your country? How so?

  • Women(Yes/No)
  • The disabled (Yes/No)
  • Visible minorities (Yes/No)
  • Gays (Yes/No)
  • Religious groups (Yes/No)
  • Other: ________

Topic: Affirmative Action

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6 comments on “Topic: Affirmative Action (Upper-Intermediate ESL Lesson Plan)

  1. Brett Leonard (Posted on 3-11-2012 at 00:40) Reply

    The genius of the good leader is to avoid him a predicament which sound judgment, devoid of the grace of genius, can handle successfully.
    When the career you’ve chosen has some unexpected inconvenience, console yourself by reflecting that no career is with out them.

  2. Jessica (Posted on 3-24-2012 at 03:20) Reply

    As English is my second language, this site is really helpful to me . I would like to say thank you very much

  3. mb (Posted on 3-24-2012 at 09:52) Reply

    Jessica: You are very welcome. Thank you for visiting.

  4. A. Rahman (Posted on 5-9-2015 at 06:29) Reply

    very nice and appropriate. needed more questions to practise in language classes.
    Developing it can be fruitful of teachers n students.

  5. kathy (Posted on 6-23-2018 at 18:29) Reply

    Very good. Combining reading comprehension, vocabulary, and critical thinking

  6. JEffrey Epstein (Posted on 3-25-2022 at 00:49) Reply

    Very good article

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