Present Simple Men and Women Guessing

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Completing Present Simple sentences about different cultures with man, woman, men or women

Present Simple Men and Women Guessing

Completing Present Simple sentences about different cultures with man, woman, men or women

Put the word man, men, woman or women into the gaps below, from your knowledge or what you can guess.

Statements to fill with genders 

  1. You can’t ask an Iraqi ______________________________ “How is your daughter?”
  1. In Japan, __________________________ usually have to serve the tea in the office.
  1. In the USA, soccer is mainly a sport for ____________________________________.
  1. In Scotland, _____________________ wear a kilt (like a skirt) on their wedding days.
  1. In Thailand, ______ and ________ can’t hold hands in public, but it is okay for a ______ to hold hands with a ______, or a ________ to hold hands with a ________.
  1. An unmarried ___________________________________ cannot get a visa to visit Iran.
  1. In England, the ________________ usually do the cooking, but ____________ often cook spicy curries, do the washing up, and cut the roast chicken and roast turkey.
  1. Rounders is a British sport that is similar to baseball and is usually played by ________.
  1. In Italy, a _______________ (called Befana) brings the children their Xmas presents.
  1. In Sweden, nearly 50% of MPs (Members of Parliament) are ____________________.
  1. When you go into a European church, ______________________________ should take their hats off and ______________________________ should leave their hats on.
  1. In France _______ kiss ______ on the cheek when they meet, and ________ also kiss ________. In Russia and the South of Italy, ________ also sometimes kiss _______.
  1. In a 2005 survey, 46% of Japanese _________________ said they are very happy with their lives but only 31% of Japanese ________________ said they are very satisfied.

Check your answers with your teacher or the answer key. Which things are different in your country?

Try to write similar sentences about your country, region, city, culture, etc, then compare your ideas with others.

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Suggested answers

  1. You can’t ask an Iraqi man “How is your daughter?”
  1. In Japan, women usually have to serve the tea in the office.
  1. In the USA, soccer is mainly a sport for women.
  1. In Scotland, men wear a kilt (like a skirt) on their wedding days.
  1. In Thailand, men and women can’t hold hands in public, but it is okay for a woman to hold hands with a woman, or a man to hold hands with a man.
  1. An unmarried woman cannot get a visa to visit Iran.
  1. In England, the women usually do the cooking, but men often cook spicy curries, do the washing up and cut the roast chicken and roast turkey.
  1. Rounders is a British sport that is similar to baseball and is usually played by women.
  1. In Italy, a woman (called Befana) brings the children their Xmas presents.
  1. In Sweden 47.3% of MPs (Members of Parliament) are women.
  1. When you go into a European church, men should take their hats off and women should leave their hats on.
  1. In France men kiss women on the cheek when they meet, and women also kiss women. In Russia and the South of Italy, men also sometimes kiss men.
  1. In a 2005 survey, 46% of Japanese women said they are very happy with their lives but only 31% of Japanese men said they are very satisfied.

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