The Reading / Listening - Shampoo - Level 0

Is shampoo necessary? Fewer people are using it. They are changing their habits. A study on shampoo said: "People are working from home…and fewer people are smoking, so [they] are using less shampoo." Shampooing often may be why hair gets greasy. It makes the head dry, so the head makes more oil.



Many people say shampoo is good. They say it is gentle on your head and makes the hair shine. The hair's oil doesn't clean it. A hair loss clinic said we must use shampoo when we sweat after exercise or using a sauna. Shampoo removes bacteria and cleans the extra oil from your head. The clinic said shampoo is good for greasy hair.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Shampoo - Level 1 Shampoo - Level 2   or  Shampoo - Level 3

Sources
  • http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-38812935
  • http://www.treehugger.com/organic-beauty/washing-ones-hair-shampoo-so-passe.html
  • http://ecosalon.com/no-poo-method/


Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities, crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)



Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. Could shampoo be
  2. They are changing their hair-
  3. People are working from
  4. fewer people are
  5. It makes the scalp
  6. the head produces more
  7. have to shampoo
  8. Not shampooing mean
  1. oil
  2. home
  3. less oil
  4. washing habits
  5. again
  6. smoking
  7. history?
  8. dry

Paragraph 2

  1. Many people say shampoo is
  2. A top
  3. there is no benefit to not
  4. makes the
  5. the hair's oil doesn't
  6. A hair loss
  7. activities that make the scalp
  8. Rinsing will also not remove
  1. hair look shiny
  2. using shampoo
  3. sweaty
  4. hairdresser
  5. bacteria
  6. good
  7. clean it
  8. clinic

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Is (1) ___________________? Fewer people are using it. They are changing (2) ___________________. A study on shampoo said: "(3) ___________________ working from home…and fewer people are smoking, (4) ___________________ using less shampoo." Shampooing (5) ___________________ why hair gets greasy. It makes the head dry, so the head (6) ___________________.

Many people say (7) ___________________. They say it is gentle on your head and makes (8) ___________________. The hair's oil doesn't (9) ___________________. A hair loss clinic said we must use shampoo when (10) ___________________ exercise or using a sauna. Shampoo (11) ___________________ and cleans the extra oil from your head. The clinic said shampoo (12) ___________________ greasy hair.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Isshampoonecessary?Fewerpeopleareusingit.Theyarechangingthei
rhabits.Astudyonshampoosaid:"Peopleareworkingfromhome…andf
ewerpeoplearesmoking,so[they]areusinglessshampoo."Shampooi
ngoftenmaybewhyhairgetsgreasy.Itmakestheheaddry,sotheheadm
akesmoreoil.Manypeoplesayshampooisgood.Theysayitisgentleony
ourheadandmakesthehairshine.Thehair'soildoesn'tcleanit.Ahairloss
clinicsaidwemustuseshampoowhenwesweatafterexerciseorusingas
auna.Shampooremovesbacteriaandcleanstheextraoilfromyourhead
.Theclinicsaidshampooisgoodforgreasyhair.

Student survey

Write five GOOD questions about this topic in the table. Do this in pairs. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper. When you have finished, interview other students. Write down their answers.

(Please look at page 12 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

Discussion — Write your own questions

STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

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Free writing

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Answers

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