Education

liberal studies

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 31 March, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 31 March, 2011, 12:00am

Reading comprehension

Answer the following questions

1 How does Vivian feel when she sees men staring at women's bodies?

a. indifferent

b. uncomfortable

c. proud

d. satisfied

2 Nicknames such as 'Car Park' or 'Flat Frying Pan' are examples of ...

a. random objects in public places.

b. how immature students are these days.

c. sexual discrimination.

d. sex education in school.

3 According to social worker Wong Hiu-ha, what do students need to know?

a. It is wrong to have pre-martial sex.

b. It is wrong to call each other names.

c. Girls should not be afraid of boys.

d. Boys and girls need to learn more about relationships since they are starting at a younger age.

4 Sophia Kao, chairperson of the Women's Commission, thinks that ...

a. Sex education should not be taught in liberal studies.

b. Sex education should be a core subject in the curriculum.

c. Sex education should be the sole responsibility of the government.

d. Sex education should be conducted more than once a year in school.

Think about

1 Do you think women and men are treated equally in Hong Kong? Give examples to illustrate your views.

2 Do you agree that women and men should share household chores?

3 Do you think sex education should be a core subject in school? What topics would you like to see included in the syllabus?

Vocabulary

1 The notions that men are stronger than women and that women should take care of the children are examples of ______________ .

2 Children in underprivileged families could be __________ about the world because of a lack of resources.

3 In Asian cultures, death is still very much a ________________.

Answers:

Reading comprehension: 1. b, 2. c, 3. d, 4. b

Vocabulary: 1. stereotyping, 2. uninformed, 3. taboo subject