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Magdalene Laundries

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Listening — Intermediate Level
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Activity

Watch the video and answer the questions


  1. The Magdalene Laundries began as institutions to   women.

  2. The women later reported harsh   .

  3. The male commentator said these women fell victims to   labour.

  4. How long were Magdalene Laundries up and running?

  5. How many women were estimated to live and work in Magdalene Laundries around Ireland?

Discussion

Practice your writing skills by discussing the questions below

  1. Do you think the government should compensate survivors of Magdalene Laundries?

  2. Why do you think parents used to put their daughters in Magdalene Laundries?

  3. How are single mothers treated nowadays?

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