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Spot on news lessons for teens: No girls, no boys!

Type: News lesson

This Spot on news lesson looks at the issue of single-sex education, highlighting the views of teenagers and teachers from around the world - do boys and girls learn better when they are in different schools?

 All-girls, all-boys

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Readers' comments (6)

  • Hi all,

    The green font has now been changed. Hope that helps with readability!

    Best wishes,

    The onestopenglish team

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  • Hi Keithpati,

    Thanks for the feedback. If possible we will ask the design department to alter the text colour to help with readability.

    As for the description of the boys behaviour, I think you may have misunderstood what John Phillips means: he is saying that boys are not aware that they are being noisy. So they are still noisy even when they think they are being quiet! Which is of course completely true :)

    Best wishes,

    The onestopenglish team

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  • Very good, I've used it with my students and it worked beautifully, however I agree with Mairead on readability: a bit too dark and perhaps a little heavy on the graphics as well.
    One thing I didn't understand in the description of boys' behaviour:"...and that boys can be noisy – even when they think they’re being quiet." Surely it was meant to go: even when they think they're being noisy - Did I get it totally wrong?

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  • Activity is truly spot on, but major flaw with the pale green text when printed out. It is almost impossible to read and photocopy. Not ideal for multiple copies to use with my group!

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  • Lovely lesson. I used it today with two teenaged sisters who go to a coed school and we had such a good time talking about the differences between girls and boys.

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  • Please more Spoton - one a week would be brilliant!

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