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Working Women (BBC)
1. According to the presenter, how do we say "gokon" in English?
2. What is not a "popular move" in Japan?
Being a housewife
Being an academic
Being a career woman
Being a mother
3. What do many women struggle to "juggle"?
Homework and coursework
Savings and debt
Housework and a career
A career and romance
4. According to a recent survey, what percentage of women want to quit their jobs to become housewives?
5. What is the average annual salary in Japan?
6. Which delivery company has decided to hire women on a part-time basis?
Nippon Courier Service
7. Which of the following is NOT mentioned as an "unexpected advantage" of female drivers?
Female drivers are more reliable
Parcels are not too heavy for female drivers
Female customers feel safer with female drivers
8. How much can part-time drivers make per month?
9. What does the Japanese government want to do?
Increase the number of housewives
Increase the number of women in full-time work
Increase the number of women in part-time work
Increase the number of women in school
10. According to Miyoko Takahashi, what kind of candidates do employers prefer?
Candidates with good qualifications
Candidates without children
Candidates who want to have children
Have you ever been to a matchmaking party ("gokon")? Why or why not?
Do you think women should: a) have a career b) raise children c) do both
Do you think women should quit their jobs after they get married?
Do you think it's better to be a housewife (house husband) or a career woman (man)?
Do you think $30,000 is enough to support a family? Why or why not?
Do you think more companies in Japan should hire women with children? Why or why not?
Why do some employers "prefer candidates without kids"?
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