The Reading / Listening - Shampoo - Level 2

Could shampoo be a thing of the past? Millions of us spend time and money on it, but is it necessary? Fewer people are using shampoo because they are changing their hair-washing habits. A study by a consumer analyst company said: "People are working from home…and fewer people are smoking, so [they] are using less shampoo less frequently." A hair website said shampooing regularly may be why hair gets so greasy. It makes the scalp dry, so the head produces more oil, which you have to shampoo again to remove. Shampooing less often can mean less oil.



Many people say shampoo is good for the hair. A top hairdresser in the UK said there is no benefit to not washing your hair. He said shampoo is gentle on your head and it helps the hair to look glossy. He added that the hair's oil may help it look shiny, but it doesn't clean it. A London hair loss clinic said: "Rinsing your hair is not going to be very effective after certain activities that make the scalp sweaty, such as exercising or using a sauna." It added: "Rinsing will also not remove bacteria or clean the [extra] oil from your scalp if you have greasy hair."

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Shampoo - Level 0 Shampoo - Level 1   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/


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Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. Could shampoo be a thing
  2. Millions of us spend
  3. they are changing their hair-
  4. People are working from
  5. using less shampoo less
  6. shampooing regularly may be why
  7. It makes the scalp
  8. Shampooing less often can
  1. dry
  2. washing habits
  3. frequently
  4. time and money on it
  5. mean less oil
  6. of the past
  7. hair gets so greasy
  8. home

Paragraph 2

  1. Many people say shampoo
  2. there is no benefit to
  3. it helps the hair to
  4. the hair's oil may help
  5. A London hair loss
  6. after certain activities that
  7. exercising or
  8. Rinsing will also not remove
  1. clinic
  2. look glossy
  3. using a sauna
  4. make the scalp sweaty
  5. is good for the hair
  6. bacteria
  7. not washing your hair
  8. it look shiny

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Could shampoo (1) ___________________ past? Millions of us spend time and money on it, (2) ___________________? Fewer people are using shampoo because they are changing their hair-washing habits. (3) ___________________ consumer analyst company said: "People are working from home… (4) ___________________ are smoking, so [they] are using less shampoo less frequently." A hair website said shampooing regularly may be why hair (5) ___________________. It makes the scalp dry, so the head produces more oil, which you have to shampoo again to remove. Shampooing (6) ___________________ mean less oil.

Many people say shampoo (7) ___________________ hair. A top hairdresser in the UK said (8) ___________________ to not washing your hair. He said shampoo (9) ___________________ your head and it helps the hair to look glossy. (10) ___________________ the hair's oil may help it look shiny, but it doesn't clean it. A London hair loss clinic said: "Rinsing your hair is not going to be very effective after (11) ___________________ that make the scalp sweaty, such as exercising or using a sauna." It added: "Rinsing will also not remove bacteria or clean (12) ___________________ from your scalp if you have greasy hair."

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Couldshampoobeathingofthepast?Millionsofusspendtimeandmoney
onit,butisitnecessary?Fewerpeopleareusingshampoobecausetheya
rechangingtheirhair-washinghabits.Astudybyaconsumeranalystco
mpanysaid:"Peopleareworkingfromhome…andfewerpeoplearesmo
king,so[they]areusinglessshampoolessfrequently."Ahairwebsitesai
dshampooingregularlymaybewhyhairgetssogreasy.Itmakesthescal
pdry,sotheheadproducesmoreoil,whichyouhavetoshampooagaintor
emove.Shampooinglessoftencanmeanlessoil.Manypeoplesaysham
pooisgoodforthehair.AtophairdresserintheUKsaidthereisnobenefitt
onotwashingyourhair.Hesaidshampooisgentleonyourheadandithelp
sthehairtolookglossy.Headdedthatthehair'soilmayhelpitlookshiny,b
utitdoesn'tcleanit.ALondonhairlossclinicsaid:"Rinsingyourhairisnot
goingtobeveryeffectiveaftercertainactivitiesthatmakethescalpswea
ty,suchasexercisingorusingasauna."Itadded:"Rinsingwillalsonotre
movebacteriaorcleanthe[extra]oilfromyourscalpifyouhavegreasyha
ir."

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

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Free writing

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Answers

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