Discuss these questions before you watch.
What hair color are you most attracted to?
How many different hair colors can you name?
Do you believe in survival of the fittest?
Listening Comprehension: Watch the video and answer the following questions
How many different terms do they use for ‘redhead’? What are they?
How many liters too many does the sperm bank have of redhead sperm?
What do genetic experts say is going to happen to redheads?
Watch the video again and put these words into the correct gap: species, 2060, inundated , beauties, outrageous, turning
Transcript: (Image source: BBC) BY CHRISTINA HARTMAN
You’re watching multisource health news analysis from Newsy.
Redhead rejection. The world’s largest sperm bank says it’s _________ down donations from flame-haired philanthropists.
Baltimore’s WBFF has more on the red rebuff.
“The reason might not seem fair. But some would say it does make sense, considering demand. It’s just that not enough people want children with red hair. I don’t know why, but apparently that’s the case. The bank has been ________ with donations and can afford to be picky. There’s actually a wait list to donate.”
How much is too much? 70 litres of redhead sperm, apparently. An opinion writer for the UK’s Independent calls this an example of “gingerism.”
“It is, on the face of it, ________. Substitute the word ginger for any of the following: gay, black, Welsh – and you get the picture.”
But Northeast Ohio’s WJW points out — this is an endangered ________ we’re talking about.
“Genetic experts say the number of redheads is dwindling and some predict there won’t be any left on the planet by the year________. Something to think about.”
And a Globe and Mail writer suggests — redheads better start self-preserving — stat.
“Unless the carrot tops among us start doing some serious PR, the anti-redhead sentiment could mean the end of flame-haired ________ such as Julianne Moore, Lindsay Lohan and Marcia Cross. As it is, those with the ‘ginger gene’ account for less than 2 per cent of the population…”
The Danish sperm bank — Cyros — says it IS taking donations from brunettes. That’s what the company says its customers want. We should mention though — the sperm of redheads sells like hot cakes in Ireland.
To turn someone down
To be picky
To do some PR
To sell like hot cakes
Put these words in order to form a sentence:
not / seem / reason / The / might / fair
say / dwindling / experts / the / of / Genetic / redheads 7 is / number
with / for / ‘ginger gene’ / Those / the / account / than / the / 2 per cent / of / less / population
Write a concise but thorough summary of the news.