Answer key: Business Schools Teaching #MeToo

Lesson Plan: 2018: Business Schools Add #MeToo to Curriculum

II. While Reading Activities

Word Inference

  1. toxic  |ˈtäksik| adjective-• very bad, unpleasant, or harmful: a toxic relationship.
  2. fraternity |frəˈtərnədē| noun (pl. fraternities) |frəˈtərnədē| noun (pl. fraternities)  N. Amer. a male students’ society in a university or college
  3. invincibility |inˌvinsəˈbilədē| noun-the quality of being too powerful to be defeated or overcome: he gave off an aura of invincibility.
  4. syllabus |ˈsiləbəs| noun (pl. syllabuses or syllabi |-ˌbī| ) an outline of the subjects in a course of study or teaching: there isn’t time to cover the syllabus | the history syllabus.
  5. diverse |dəˈvərsdīˈvərs| adjective-showing a great deal of variety; very different: a culturally diverse population | subjects as diverse as architecture, language teaching, and the physical sciences.
  6. Gender |ˈjendər|noun- the state of being male or female (typically used with reference to social and cultural differences rather than biological ones): traditional concepts of gender | [ as modifier ] : gender roles.
  7. scenario |səˈnerēˌō| noun (pl. scenariosa written outline of a movie, novel, or stage work giving details of the plot and individual scenes: imagine the scenarios for four short stories.
  8. brashness |braSH| adjective-self-assertive in a rude, noisy, or overbearing way: he could be brash, cocky, and arrogant.
  9. promotion |prəˈmōSH(ə)n|-noun the action of raising someone to a higher position or rank or the fact of being so raised: majors designated for promotion to lieutenant colonel | a promotion to divisional sales director.
  10. goal   |ɡōl| noun-the object of a person’s ambition or effort; an aim or desired result: going to law school has become the most important goal in his life.

 Source:  New Oxford American Dictionary

Reading Comprehension


During one class, students debated whether players should have been more deferential to the wishes of team owners and the league, or whether the league should have supported players more vocally. The conversation grew tense when the topic turned to respect for the national anthem, and Mr. Trump’s forceful response to players who continued to kneel as it was played.

Grammar Focus: Word -Recognition

A new topic this year is sexual harassment, and how to create a workplace culture in which people feel comfortable reporting it. The Stanford students studied psychological research showing that people are more willing to challenge authority if at least one other person joins them, and discussed ways to encourage such reporting.