Learn English with Emily in Paris

#9. Sexy or Sexist

Published: 8.06.2021
Level 4   |   Time: 2:53
Accent: American, French

Emily creates a problem when she suggests that the commercial for a French perfume is sexist.


triangle Directions 목표 Direcciones Instruções


    It is important to read the vocabulary and background before you watch the video. This will improve your ability to understand the video. It will also help you understand how the new vocabulary is used naturally.

  2. WATCH the VIDEO

    The first time you watch the video, just try to understand the overall situation.


    First, try to answer all the questions from memory. Then rewatch the video and try to answer the questions that you missed.

  4. WATCH and READ the SCRIPT

    Watch the video again while you read the script. Reading and listening at the same time will help you hear each individual word and improve your listening accuracy.


    There are several different activities that focus on listening accuracy, pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, and sentence structure.


    Es importante leer el vocabulario y los antecedentes antes de ver el video. Esto mejorará su capacidad para comprender el video. También le ayudará a comprender cómo se usa el nuevo vocabulario de forma natural.

  2. VER el VIDEO

    La primera vez que vea el video, intente comprender la situación general.


    Primero intente responder todas las preguntas de memoria. Luego, vuelva a ver el video e intente responder las preguntas que se perdió.


    Mire el video nuevamente mientras lee el guión. Leer y escuchar al mismo tiempo lo ayudará a escuchar cada palabra individual y mejorará su precisión auditiva.


    Hay una serie de actividades diferentes que se centran en la precisión auditiva, la pronunciación, el vocabulario, la gramática y la estructura de las oraciones.

  1. 어휘와 배경 읽기

    비디오를 보기 전에 어휘와 배경을 읽는 것이 중요합니다. 이렇게 하면 비디오를 이해하는 능력이 향상됩니다. 또한 새로운 어휘가 어떻게 자연스럽게 사용되는지 이해하는데 도움이됩니다.

  2. 비디오 보기

    비디오를 처음 볼 때 전체 상황을 이해하려고 노력하세요.

  3. 문제에 답하기

    먼저 모든 질문에 답을 해보세요. 그런 다음 비디오를 다시보고 놓친 질문에 답해보세요.

  4. 비디오 보면서 대본 읽기

    대본을 읽는 동안 비디오를 다시 보세요. 읽기와 듣기를 동시에 하면 각각의 단어를 듣고, 듣기 정확도를 향상시킬 수 있습니다.

  5. 액티비티 하기

    듣기 정확도, 발음, 어휘, 문법 및 문장 구조에 초점을 맞춘 다양한 액티비티가 있습니다.


    É importante ler o vocabulário e o histórico antes de assistir ao vídeo. Isso melhorará sua capacidade de entender o vídeo. Também ajudará você a entender como o novo vocabulário é usado naturalmente.


    Na primeira vez que assistir ao vídeo, tente entender a situação geral.


    Primeiro, tente responder todas as perguntas de memória. Em seguida, assista novamente ao vídeo e tente responder às perguntas que você errou.


    Assista ao vídeo novamente enquanto lê o roteiro. Ler e ouvir ao mesmo tempo ajudará você a ouvir cada palavra individualmente e a melhorar sua precisão auditiva.


    Existem várias atividades diferentes que se concentram na precisão auditiva, pronúncia, vocabulário, gramática e estrutura da frase.

triangle Vocabulary 어휘 Vocabulário Vocabulario

  • ☐ ☐ ☐ J'adore. [FRENCH] - I love it.
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ mon Dieu. [FRENCH] - My god!
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ merci [FRENCH] - thank you
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ Balance ton porc. [FRENCH] - Out your pig. (#MeToo)
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ Voila! [FRENCH] - There it is!
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a shoot [n] - a situation/place where filming is happening
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ shoot [v] - record on film
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ elegant [n] - graceful and stylish
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a tagline [n] - a catchphrase or slogan used in advertising
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ grab [v] - get
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ objectify [v] - lessen (degrade) the status of someone from a person to a thing
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ for social [exp] - for social media (Twitter, Facebook)
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ sexist [adj] - showing prejudice or discrimination against women
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ admire [v] - look at with respect
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ the male gaze [n] - being looked at by men sexually
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ respond [exp] - react, have a reaction
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ translate [v] - be understood
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ the States [n] - the United States
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ out someone [exp] - expose the bad things that someone does
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a pig [n] - a man who doesn't respect women
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ #metoo [exp] - a social movement against sexual abuse and sexual harassment
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a feminist [n] - a person who believes women and men are equal
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ the morality police [exp] - people judging others based on their own morals or ideas
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a compliment [n] - say something nice about someone
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ It's open to interpretation. [exp] - There is more than one side or opinion.

[n] - noun,  [v] - verb, [phv] - phrasal verb,  [adj] - adjective,  [exp] - expression

triangle Background 배경 O fundo Antecedentes

Emily from Emily in Paris Antoine from Emily in Paris Sylvie from Emily in Paris Luc from Emily in Paris
Emily Antoine Sylvie Luc
  • Emily is an American who has just moved to Paris.
  • Emily works for an American company (Gilbert Group) that just bought a French marketing company (Savoir).
  • Emily is in Paris to advise the people at Savoir.
  • Sylvie is the manager of Savoir.
  • Antoine is the owner of a perfume company called De L'Heure.
  • Savoir is doing marketing work for De L'Heure.

  • For more background, watch the previous video:   #8. Corporate Commandments

triangle Questions 문제 Questões Preguntas

  1. Sylvie told Emily about the shoot.

  2. The commercial that they are shooting is focused on the beauty of Paris.

  3. Emily wants to post an interview with the model on social media.

  4. The model speaks French.

  5. The model is American.

  6. The model's dream of beauty is related to money and a rich lifestyle.

  7. The model is naked in the commercial.

  8. Sylvie thinks the commercial is sexist.

  9. Emily thinks the commercial is sexist.

  10. Emily thinks the commercial will be popular in the US.

  11. Emily thinks the woman is being objectified in the commercial.

  12. Sylvie is a feminist.

  13. Antoine is angry at Emily.

  14. Antoine thinks that the naked woman has power.

  15. Antoine says that desire is a sign of respect.

  16. Emily agrees with Antoine.

triangle Compare your opinion

  1. Do you think the advert is sexy or sexist?

  2. Who has the power in the advert?
    The naked woman
    The men watching her

triangle Sentence Building (Summary) 문장 만들기 Construção de sentença Construcción de oraciones [ ? ]


This activity is designed to improve sentence accuracy and complexity. Most students can produce the key content words in a sentence. However, they have difficulty with accuracy because the functional words are difficult or can seem unimportant. This activity will help learners eliminate problems with these functional words by giving them immediate feedback on the mistakes they are making. It will also help students develop their use of more natural, varied and complex sentence structures.

TIP: Say the sentence out loud. Notice the types of mistake you make often. Focus on those types of errors. (singular/plural, subject-verb agreement, article use, prepositions, gerunds and infinitives, noun clauses, adjective clauses, word order, and word forms.)


Esta actividad está diseñada para mejorar la precisión y complejidad de las oraciones. La mayoría de los estudiantes pueden producir las palabras clave del contenido en una oración. Sin embargo, tienen dificultades con la precisión porque las palabras funcionales son difíciles o pueden parecer poco importantes. Esta actividad ayudará a los alumnos a eliminar problemas con estas palabras funcionales al brindarles retroalimentación inmediata sobre los errores que están cometiendo. También ayudará a los estudiantes a desarrollar su uso de estructuras de oraciones más naturales, variadas y complejas.

CONSEJO: Diga la oración en voz alta. Observe los tipos de errores que comete con frecuencia. Concéntrese en ese tipo de errores. (singular / plural, concordancia entre sujeto y verbo, uso del artículo, preposiciones, gerundios e infinitivos, cláusulas sustantivas, cláusulas adjetivas, orden de las palabras y formas de las palabras).


이 액티비티는 문장의 정확성과 복잡성을 개선하기 위해 고안되었습니다. 대부분의 학생들은 문장에서 핵심 내용 단어를 생성 할 수 있습니다. 그러나 기능적 단어가 어렵거나 중요하지 않은 것처럼 보일 수 있기 때문에 정확성에 어려움이 있습니다. 이 액티비티는 학습자가 실수에 대한 즉각적인 피드백을 제공함으로써 이러한 기능적 단어의 문제를 제거하는 데 도움이 됩니다. 또한 학생들이 보다 자연스럽고 다양하며 복잡한 문장 구조를 사용하는 데 도움이 됩니다.

팁 : 문장을 크게 말하세요. 자주 저지르는 실수 유형과, 이러한 유형의 오류에 집중하세요. (단수 / 복수, 주어-동사 일치, 관사 사용, 전치사, 동명사 및 부정사, 명사절, 형용사절, 어순 및 단어 형태)


Esta atividade foi desenvolvida para melhorar a precisão e a complexidade das frases. A maioria dos alunos pode produzir as palavras-chave do conteúdo em uma frase. No entanto, eles têm dificuldade com precisão porque as palavras funcionais são difíceis ou podem parecer sem importância. Esta atividade ajudará os alunos a eliminar problemas com essas palavras funcionais, dando-lhes feedback imediato sobre os erros que estão cometendo. Também ajudará os alunos a desenvolver o uso de estruturas de sentenças mais naturais, variadas e complexas.

DICA: Diga a frase em voz alta. Observe os tipos de erro que você comete com frequência. Concentre-se nesses tipos de erros. (singular/plural, concordância sujeito-verbo, uso de artigos, preposições, gerúndios e infinitivos, cláusulas substantivas, cláusulas adjetivas, ordem das palavras e formas das palavras.)

Directions: Write sentences about the video clip using the words given. You can change the word form or add words, but you cannot change the word order. Use a present time frame (tense).

Instrucciones: Escriba oraciones sobre el videoclip usando las palabras dadas. Puede cambiar la forma de la palabra o agregar palabras, pero no puede cambiar el orden de las palabras. Usa el tiempo presente.

Instrucciones: Escribe oraciones sobre el videoclip usando las palabras dadas. Puede cambiar la forma de las palabras o agregar palabras, pero no puede cambiar el orden de las palabras. Usa tiempo presente.

지시 : 주어진 단어를 사용하여 비디오 클립에 대한 문장을 씁니다. 어형을 변경하거나 단어를 추가할 수 있지만 어순은 변경할 수 없습니다. 현재 시제를 사용합니다.

Sentence 1

Antoine / describe / premise / commercial / Emily

Antoine describes the premise of the commercial to Emily.

Sentence 2

commercial / follow / naked / woman / walk / across / bridge / while / man / look / her

The commercial follows a naked woman (who is) walking [across/on] a bridge while men (look/are looking) at her.

Sentence 3

tagline / commercial / Dream / Beauty

The tagline of the commercial is A Dream of Beauty.

Sentence 4

Emily / interview / model / social

Emily interviews the model for social (media).

Sentence 5

Emily / not / expect / model / naked

Emily [didn't/doesn't] expect the model to be naked.

Sentence 6

Antoine / says / she / not / naked / because / she / wear / perfume

Antoine says (that) she is not naked because she is wearing (the) perfume.

Sentence 7

while / Antoine / think / commercial / sexy / Emily / think / it / sexist

While Antoine thinks (that) the commercial is sexy, Emily thinks (that) it is sexist.

Sentence 8

Emily / think / commercial / will / offend / people / States / because / man / objectify / woman

Emily thinks (that) the commercial will offend people in the (United) States because the men are objectifying the woman.

Sentence 9

when / Emily / look / Sylvie / support / Sylvie / declare / she / not / feminist

When Emily looks to Sylvie for support, Sylvie declares (that) she is not a feminist.

Sentence 10

Antoine / think / woman / power / because / she / naked / beautiful

Antoine thinks (that) the woman has power because she is naked and beautiful.

Sentence 11

Emily / state / she / just / want / protect / Antoine / brand

Emily states (that) she just wants to protect Antoine's brand.

Sentence 12

Antoine / suggest / desire / sign / respect

Antoine suggests (that) desire is a sign of respect.

triangle Listen & Repeat 듣고 따라하기 Ouça e repita Escuchar y repetir [ ? ]

Listen & Repeat

This activity has two purposes.

The first purpose is to improve listening accuracy. Learners can often understand the general meaning of a video but still not hear and understand many of the words that are said. This is because native speakers tend to say the functional words unclearly. (eg. don’t know, going to, want to, can’t, must have) This activity is designed to help learners improve their ability to hear these words.

TIP: Learners should listen, and then try to repeat exactly what they hear. Then they should click “Show” and read the sentence. After reading the sentence, learners should listen again and try to hear each word.

The second purpose is to improve pronunciation.

TIP: Learners should listen to and read the sentences at the same time. Then learners should try to copy the pronunciation and intonation of the speaker exactly.

TIP: Exaggerating the intonation and feeling of the speaker is useful. It may feel awkward or funny, but it will help you sound more natural.

Escuchar y Repetir

Esta actividad tiene dos propósitos separados.

El primer propósito es mejorar la precisión auditiva. Los estudiantes a menudo pueden comprender el significado general de un video, pero aún no escuchan ni comprenden muchas de las palabras que se dicen. En particular, los hablantes nativos tienden a decir las palabras funcionales (p. Ej., No sé, voy a, quiero, no puedo, debe haberlo hecho) de manera poco clara. Esta actividad está diseñada para ayudar a los alumnos a mejorar su capacidad para escuchar estas palabras.

CONSEJO: Los alumnos deben escuchar y luego intentar repetir exactamente lo que se dijo. Luego deben hacer clic en "Show" y leer la oración. Después de leer la oración, los alumnos deben volver a escuchar e intentar escuchar cada palabra.

El segundo propósito es mejorar la pronunciación.

CONSEJO: Los alumnos deben escuchar y leer las oraciones al mismo tiempo. Luego, los alumnos deben intentar copiar la pronunciación y la entonación del hablante.

CONSEJO: Es útil exagerar la entonación y el sentimiento del hablante. Puede parecer incómodo o divertido, pero te ayudará a sonar más natural.

듣고 따라하기

이 액티비티에는 두 가지 목적이 있습니다.

첫 번째 목적은 청취 정확도를 높이는 것입니다. 학생들은 종종 비디오의 일반적인 의미를 이해할 수 있지만 여전히 많은 단어를 듣고 이해하지 못합니다. 특히 원어민은 기능적 단어 (예 : 모르겠다, 갈 것, 갖고 싶어, 가질 수 없어야 한다)를 불분명하게 말하는 경향이 있습니다. 이 액티비티는 학습자가 이러한 단어를 듣는 능력을 향상시킬 수 있도록 고안되었습니다.

팁 : 학습자는 듣고 나서 말한 내용을 정확하게 반복해야 합니다. 그들은“Show”를 클릭하고 문장을 읽어야 합니다. 문장을 읽은 후 학습자는 다시 듣고 각 단어를 들어야 합니다.

두 번째 목적은 발음을 향상시키는 것입니다.

팁 : 학습자는 동시에 문장을 듣고 읽어야 합니다. 그런 다음 학습자는 화자의 발음과 억양을 따라 해 보아야 합니다.

팁 : 화자의 억양과 느낌을 과장하는 것이 유용합니다. 어색하거나 재미있게 느껴질 수 있지만 더 자연스럽게 들리는 데 도움이 됩니다.

Ouvir e repetir

Esta atividade tem dois propósitos.

O primeiro objetivo é melhorar a precisão auditiva. Os alunos geralmente podem entender o significado geral de um vídeo, mas ainda não ouvem e entendem muitas das palavras que são ditas. Isso ocorre porque os falantes nativos tendem a dizer as palavras funcionais de forma pouco clara. (por exemplo, não sei, vou, quero, não posso, devo ter) Esta atividade é projetada para ajudar os alunos a melhorar sua capacidade de ouvir essas palavras.

DICA: os alunos devem ouvir e tentar repetir exatamente o que ouviram. Em seguida, deveriam clicar em “Mostrar” e ler a frase. Depois de ler a frase, os alunos devem ouvir novamente e tentar ouvir cada palavra.

O segundo objetivo é melhorar a pronúncia.

DICA: os alunos devem ouvir e ler as frases ao mesmo tempo. Em seguida, os alunos devem tentar copiar exatamente a pronúncia e a entonação do falante.

DICA: É útil exagerar na entonação e no sentimento do falante. Pode parecer estranho ou engraçado, mas ajudará você a soar mais natural.

Directions: Play the audio clip and try to repeat what you hear. Click "Show" to see the text.

Instrucciones: Reproduce el clip de audio e intenta repetir lo que escuchas. Haga clic en "Show" para ver el texto.

Instrucciones: Reproduzca el clip de audio e intente repetir lo que escucha. Haga clic en "Mostrar" para ver el texto.

지시 사항 : 오디오 클립을 재생하고 들리는 내용을 반복해 보십시오. 텍스트를 보려면 "Show" 를 클릭하십시오.

Clip 1

Has Sylvie told you a little bit about the shoot?

Clip 2

Well, I feel like I'm dreaming right now. This view is magical.

Clip 3

I'm just going to grab some content for social.

Clip 4

I don't speak French.

Clip 5

Do you mind if I ask you a couple of questions?

Clip 6

What do you think?

Clip 7

Well, whose dream is it anyway? The men or the woman?

Clip 8

Oh mon Dieu.

Clip 9

I don't think American women will respond to this.

Clip 10

The men are objectifying her. They have the power.

Clip 11

That's what they call it here.

Clip 12

So you know what I mean, right?

Clip 13

I'm a woman. I'm not a feminist.

triangle Discussion 논의 Questões de discussão Discusión

  1. Who do you agree with - Emily or Antoine? Is the commercial sexy or sexist? Why?
    You can see the full commercial [ here ] . There is some nudity.
  2. How do you feel about Antoine? Is he sexist? Is he just old-fashioned? If he were poor or ugly, would his ideas seem more offensive?
  3. What does feminism mean? Do you consider yourself a feminist?
  4. Sylvie says that she is not a feminist. Why do you think she says this?
  5. Antoine says that they "need to protect [themselves] from the morality police." What does he mean? Do you agree with him?
  6. What do you know about the #metoo movement? What is it called in your country? How do you feel about it?
  7. Antoine believes that people in France will like the commercial. Emily believes that Americans will not like it. How do you think people in your country would react to it?

triangle Script 대본 Roteiro Texto

Antoine: Has Sylvie told you a little bit about the shoot?

Emily: No, she hasn't.

Antoine: So, we follow this elegant young woman walking to work, and as she crosses the bridge, she becomes every man's fantasy and desire. Our tagline is "Dream of Beauty."

Emily: Well, I feel like I'm dreaming right now. This view is magical.

Emily: Um, I'm just gonna grab some content for social.

Emily: Uh, bonjour. Je suis Emily from Savoir.

Model: I don't speak French.

Emily: Me either. Um, okay, good. Do you mind if I ask you a couple of questions? Okay. Where are you from?

Model: Serbia.

Emily: And what is your dream of beauty?

Model: Private jet.

Emily: Okay.

Photographer: Excuse me. We are ready to shoot.

Model: No pictures.

Director: Cut!

Antoine: What do you think?

Sylvie: J'adore.

Antoine: Emily?

Emily: Uh, well, I didn't, uh, expect her to be naked.

Antoine: She's not naked. She's wearing the perfume. It's very sexy, no?

Emily: Sexy or sexist?

Antoine: I don't understand. How is this sexist?

Emily: Well, whose dream is it anyway? The men or the woman?

Antoine: It's her dream, of course. To be admired and desired by men.

Emily: But it's the male gaze.

Sylvie: Oh mon Dieu.

Antoine: Yes. The male gaze. Exactly.

Emily: I don't think American women will respond to this.

Antoine: What is the problem? Explain this to me. I'm interested.

Antoine: [Stop everything, please!]

Antoine: Merci. Tell me. What is wrong with the male gaze?

Emily: The men are objectifying her. They have the power.

Antoine: No, she has the power. Because she's beautiful and she's naked, which gives her more power.

Emily: I'm worried it won't translate in the States. In today's climate, it could come off as politically incorrect.

Antoine: "Politically incorrect"? Is this the Me Too?

Sylvie: "Balance ton porc."

Emily: Excuse me?

Sylvie: That's what they call it here: "out your pig."

Emily: So you know what I mean, right?

Sylvie: Chérie, I'm a woman. I'm not a feminist.

Emily: We just need to be sensitive to the way women are thinking now. I wanna protect your brand.

Antoine: And we need to protect ourselves from the morality police. Desire does not mean lack of respect. In fact, quite the opposite. It is a sign of respect. There is no bigger compliment. I'm sure you've experienced this look of a desire from a man?

Emily: On occasion, yes.

Antoine: So, you agree. For her, it is a sexy dream.

Emily: It's open to interpretation.

Antoine: Voilà.

Commercial: De L'Heure. A dream of beauty.

Antoine: So, what do we think? Sexy or sexist?

Luc: Definitely sexy.

Antoine: I'm asking Emily.

Emily: Uh, it doesn't matter what I think. It matters what your customer thinks. So why not let them make up their own minds? Put the commercial on Twitter with a poll: "Sexy or sexist?" Get a conversation going. Let the world decide, and make it part of your campaign.

Antoine: "Sexy or sexist?" Or maybe both. It's a little controversial. I like it.

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