Wednesday, March 24

IELTS Listening Activity - Women In Technology

The topic for this week's English lesson for IELTS students is Women in Technology.

March 24 is Ada Lovelace Day. Ada Lovelace Day is an international day of blogging to celebrate the achievements of women in technology and science. Ada Lovelace is regarded by many people as the world's first computer programmer. Click here for some background information about Ada Lovelace.

Listening Exercise

This listening activity about the IT industry will help you practise your listening skills.

Watch this video news report about breaking down the barriers for women working in the technology industry in Silicon Valley, USA, and then click on the link below it to do the lesson activities:

Women in Technology - Multiple Choice Listening Quiz >>

Related Activities:

Quizzes and Exercises for Advanced/IELTS Students >>

Interactive Listening Quizzes for English Language Learners >>

On a personal note:

When I first started working in IT back in the 1980's (as a games designer and graphic artist), there were only a handful of women working in the games industry. the computer I used to work on back in those days was called a BBC B, and looked like this:

image credit: Marcin Wichary on Flickr

Thanks to @shantarohse and @JoanVinallCox on Twitter for the Finding Ada link.