Debate on Driving Skills: Are Women Better Drivers Than Men?

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In this lesson students examine the debate on whether women make better drivers than men. The essay explores different perspectives, highlighting qualities such as patience and responsibility in women that may contribute to safer driving. Conversely, arguments against women drivers focus on perceived lack of confidence and spatial awareness. By analyzing these viewpoints, students practice structuring for-and-against essays and recognizing key arguments.


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Debate on Driving Skills: Are Women Better Drivers Than Men?

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  1. Eng.201 New Language Leader Grade 11 First Semester Unit1 Personality Lesson 1.5- Study and Writing Skills (pages 14-15)

  2. Objectives By the end of the lesson, you will be able to have Recognized linkers. Identified the layout of the for and against essay. Composed a for and against essay.

  3. Introduction There is no doubt that being a good driver means being safe and not aggressive on the road. 1- Are women better drivers than men? 3- Are there any personal qualities that make women better drivers than men ? Read the essay in the next two slides to find the answers.

  4. Women today are believed to be better drivers than men. However , the stereotype of the women as worse drivers is still making some people believe that men are better drivers than women. In most surveys done around the world, most men felt they were better drivers than the women, but are they really better drivers? There are certainly different views on this controversial question, although there are a number of reasons why a woman s personality makes her a more competent driver. Firstly, women tend to be more patient, less aggressive and polite towards other road users, such as pedestrians and cyclists. As it is known, they stay calm in difficult situations which leads to less involvement in road rage incidents. Secondly, female are more cautious individuals as well as cautious drivers, therefore they take fewer risks when needed. Thirdly, women have a high sense of responsibility so they avoid driving in serious situations, for instant when they are tired at night. Paragraph 1 Paragraph 2

  5. On the other hand, many people argue that women cause accidents because they lake confidence they may be indecisive or react slowly. In addition, they are easily distracted, for example, by children in the car, scenery or other drivers. women have more accidents that are classified as minor accidents without any expensive insurance claims. In particular, most of women accidents happen when parking due to the poor spatial awareness they possess. In contrast, men tend to have more serious accidents. To sum up, it s obvious that women make better and safer drivers than men as they possess lots of personal qualities that enable them to be. As we have seen above this idea is supported by the fact that women have fewer serious accidents. All in all, women are less competitive and aggressive than men behind the wheel and, therefore, they are better driver. Despite the fact that Paragraph 3 Paragraph 4

  6. 2:00 Match the ideas a-d with each paragraph A Conclusion B Argument for C Introduce the topic/ state the proposition d Argument against Para 1 - C Para 2 - B Para 3 - D Para 4 - A Paragraph 1 Paragraph 2 Paragraph 3 Paragraph 4

  7. The layout of the essay Women today are believed to be better drivers than men. However , the stereotype of the women as worse drivers is still making some people believe that men are better drivers than women. In most surveys done around the world, most men felt they were better drivers than the women, but are they really better drivers? There are certainly different views on this controversial question, although there are a number of reasons why a woman s personality makes her a more competent driver. Introduce the topic Para1 Firstly, women tend to be more patient, less aggressive and polite towards other road users, such as pedestrians and cyclists. As it is known, they stay calm in difficult situations which leads to less involvement in road rage incidents. Secondly, female are more cautious individuals as well as cautious drivers, therefore they take fewer risks when needed. Thirdly, women have a high sense of responsibility so they avoid driving in serious situations, for instant when they are tired at night. Para 2 Argument for On the other hand, many people argue that women cause accidents because they lake confidence they may be indecisive or react slowly. In addition, they are easily distracted, for example, by children in the car, scenery or other drivers. Despite the fact that women have more accidents that are classified as minor accidents without any expensive insurance claims. In particular, most of women accidents happen when parking due to the poor spatial awareness they possess. In contrast, men tend to have more serious accidents. Argument against Para 3 To sum up, it s obvious that women make better and safer drivers than men as they possess lots of personal qualities that enable them to be. As we have seen above this idea is supported by the fact that women have fewer serious accidents. All in all, women are less competitive and aggressive than men behind the wheel and, therefore, they are better driver. Conclusion Para 3

  8. 3:00 Below are phrases that are found highlighted in the article. These are linkers . Match each linker with the correct use Despite the fact that In addition In particular Secondly firstly On the other hand In contrast although Thirdly such as Used to List / add points Phrases In general To sum up Introduce However For instance Show contrast For example Introduce a conclusion

  9. 02:00 Complete the sentences with a suitable linkers from the above exercise 1. He was slow and often late for work. However, 1. He was slow and often late for work. However, he worked very hard when he got there. 2. Although the twins looked the same, 2. Although the twins looked the same, their personalities were different. 3. Despite the fact that he was shy, .. 3. Despite the fact that he was shy, he always went parties when invited. 4.Childern find learning languages easy. Adults, on the other hand, . 4.Childern find learning languages easy. Adults, on the other hand, find them very difficult to learn.

  10. I followed the given layout Choose on of the jobs below and write a for and against essay I wrote four paragraphs . 1. Teacher. 2.Doctors. 3.Managers. I used appropriate linkers in each paragraph . Are men/women better than women/men? I used the present tense . --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------- I wrote between 200- 250 words I used the appropriate punctuation marks & the right capitalization I revised my essay .

  11. Are women better doctors than men? make worse doctors. Many male doctors believed women would not fare as well as men in the medical profession according to their nature. Are they really? One debate some people still argue, however, there are a number of reason why a woman s personality makes her a more successful and professional doctor. Some people believe that women are better doctors than men. However, others thinks that women they pay attention to details specially in surgeries and when examining patient. Thirdly, they are better organisers which help in leading teams in emergency rooms or clinics and getting the best r out of members. Firstly, women are good listener and find it easer to examine patients and work in teams. Secondly, sympathetic to others while doctors need to be strong in difficult situations such as when dealing with relative patients in surgery room or in disasters. In additions, doctor s career required working for long hours and being on call for any emergency cases, and this wont suit women s life for long time. Despite the soft weak part of woman s personality, women tend to be more processional in many medical fields. On the other hand, many people argues that women aren t good doctors because they are more the fact that the job is demanding. Overall, its clear that a successful doctor isn t related to that nature of the individual gender, thus women can be a competitive professional doctor. To sum up, it is obvious women carry many qualities that make them professional doctors despite

  12. End of the lesson Thank you for your perseverance and hard work

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