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Seeing is believing

What happens when three young girls meet the women doing their dream jobs? In this video, we see the importance of positive female role models.

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Language level

Intermediate: B1


The video was a model context to build ambition for young girls and even young boys. The girls had their chances to meet a real person and do practical stuffs for whom they wish to become. Every one wish to be like them. Anyway, many children will not have a chance like that or even it's just a fairy tale in our poor country.

When we were kids, we got toys mostly following our sexual type. Boys would be machines, guns, autos...etc and girls would barbies, dolls. Consequently, the boys wish to become pilots and astronauts, and the girls want to be a mermaid flying under the sea. The adult constructed the ambition for us by toys and stories.

Luckily, nowadays we have had more information than ever before from media. We can approach the information from everywhere with internet, so things are changing. The adult can learn, as well as the young people can research everything they are interested in. The adults can construct their children's minds better. The children can imagine easily about who, what and how things are going on for careers they're into. Besides, the children can find out a success person whom they can look up to and learn from.

Let's turn back to the video, I think the good role models for girls is female scientists. For example, Marie Curie has achieved 2 Nobel awards for her breakground studies in Chemical and Physic. Through our history there were a lot of huge breakthroughs made by the women.

In conclusion, the great way to build up the ambition for young girls (and boys) is picking them up to show, presenting and teaching them.... And more? That's a long story of social and education.

Every girl can afford the same results as a man, in every field and work environment.
It is essential to teach it to the new generations, not only through the words but through our daily actions.

In this world we have a good role models to follow around the world. I like the video because the third girls despite don't grow up as a adult, they know exactly what to do for their lives. As society we should incentivate to childs from first yeasr of learning and find out their habilities,passion for to do what they like.

nowadays women can compete with men in various fields, many jobs are no longer exclusive to men only. but in my personal opinion I see that some professions are not suitable for women because they affect heir femininity

Ambitious can be described as a high desire to attain. It can be a thing or to do something or to be in a certain condition. I think there are many ways to make young girls feel ambitious, such as make them see increadible thing, make them meet someone famous, and tell them what possibility they can achieve when they are in certain condition.

Good role for a models, especially for woman should be someone who is well educated, show a good respect to other and society, and has a passion for doing the right thing.

This material is really useful to learning English.

Inspiring article and video for girl. I have a little girl. I hope I can guide her and show her this video. Thanks BC, we're not only learning English here.
KUDOS from Bali

I think sometimes there isn't difference between men and women in profession. The most important thing is thing you more interested in.

You could repeat this programme's example and show the women daily heroes like doctors, firefighters, scientists, teachers, politicians, police officers, drivers, chefs, roboticists, electrical engineers, electricians, plumbers etc.

Therefore, Marie Curie is probably the famous woman that I remember now, but I can't believe that the girl don't know J. K. Rowling and Harry Potter.