The Reading / Listening - Shampoo - Level 3

Could shampoo be a thing of the past? Millions of us spend a lot of time and money on it, but is it necessary? Shampoo sales have gone down a lot in the UK recently as more people are changing their hair-washing habits. A recent study by Nielsen, a consumer analyst company, said: "People are working from home…and fewer people are smoking, so [they] are using less shampoo less frequently than before." The ecosalon.com website said shampooing regularly may be the reason hair gets so greasy. Shampoo makes the scalp dry, so the head produces more oil, which you then shampoo again to remove. The site said: "By shampooing less often, your scalp naturally reduces its production of [oil]."



However, many people say shampoo is good for the hair. Mark Coray, a former president of the National Hairdressers' Federation in the UK, says there is no benefit to not washing your hair. He said: "Shampoo is not abrasive or harsh to the scalp….The ingredients in shampoo help the hair to look so [glossy]….The hair's oil may build up so it starts to look like it is shiny...but it will not self-clean." A hair loss clinic in London, The Belgravia Centre, 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 excess oil from your scalp if you have greasy hair."

Try the same news story at these easier levels:

    Shampoo - Level 0 Shampoo - Level 1   or  Shampoo - Level 2

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 :-)



Warm-ups

1. SHAMPOO: Students walk around the class and talk to other students about shampoo. Change partners often and share your findings.

2. CHAT: In pairs / groups, talk about these topics or words from the article. What will the article say about them? What can you say about these words and your life?

       shampoo / the past / time / money / necessary / recently / hair washing / scalp /
       benefit / glossy / ingredients / oil / hair loss clinic / rinsing / activities / bacteria

Have a chat about the topics you liked. Change topics and partners frequently.

3. NATURAL: Students A strongly believe natural is best and we don't need to use shampoo; Students B strongly believe we need shampoo.  Change partners again and talk about your conversations.

4. PROBLEMS: What do you know about these problems (not all are pronlems)? What should we do about them? Complete this table with your partner(s). Change partners often and share what you wrote.

 

What we know

What to do

Greasy hair

 

 

Split ends

 

 

Dandruff

 

 

Baldness / thinning hair

 

 

Grey hair

 

 

Bad hair days

 

 

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5. HAIR: Spend one minute writing down all of the different words you associate with the word "hair". Share your words with your partner(s) and talk about them. Together, put the words into different categories.

6. HAIR CARE PRODUCTS: Rank these with your partner. Put the most important hair care products at the top. Change partners often and share your rankings.

  • conditioner
  • hair spray
  • coconut oil
  • hair dryer
  • shampoo
  • mousse
  • brush
  • hair dye

 

Before reading / listening

1. TRUE / FALSE: Read the headline. Guess if a-h below are true (T) or false (F).

  1. The article says shampoo is now a thing of the past.     T / F
  2. Shampoo in the UK has not been selling so well recently.     T / F
  3. Fewer people are using shampoo because fewer people are smoking.     T / F
  4. Shampoo makes the scalp dry, so the scalp then produces more oil.     T / F
  5. A former hairdressing president said not shampooing has many benefits. T / F
  6. The former president said shampoo can be harsh on the scalp.     T / F
  7. The former president said hair is not self-cleaning.     T / F
  8. Rinsing your hair is effective at removing bacteria.     T / F

 

2. SYNONYM MATCH: Match the following synonyms from the article.

  1. necessary
  2. habits
  3. frequently
  4. remove
  5. reduces
  6. former
  7. benefit
  8. harsh
  9. effective
  10. greasy
  1. wash off
  2. successful
  3. routines
  4. good point
  5. essential
  6. rough
  7. ex-
  8. often
  9. oily
  10. lowers

3. PHRASE MATCH: (Sometimes more than one choice is possible.)

  1. Could shampoo be a thing
  2. Millions of us spend a lot of time and
  3. People are working from
  4. Shampoo makes the scalp
  5. your scalp naturally reduces its production
  6. there is no benefit to not
  7. The ingredients
  8. A hair loss
  9. certain activities that make the
  10. Rinsing will also not remove
  1. in shampoo
  2. dry
  3. of oil
  4. washing your hair
  5. clinic
  6. money on it
  7. scalp sweaty
  8. home
  9. bacteria
  10. of the past?

Gap fill

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
necessary
frequently
scalp
fewer
past
dry
habits
greasy

Could shampoo be a thing of the (1) ____________? Millions of us spend a lot of time and money on it, but is it (2) ____________? Shampoo sales have gone down a lot in the UK recently as more people are changing their hair-washing (3) ____________. A recent study by Nielsen, a consumer analyst company, said: "People are working from home…and (4) ____________ people are smoking, so [they] are using less shampoo less (5) ____________ than before." The ecosalon.com website said shampooing regularly may be the reason hair gets so (6) ____________. Shampoo makes the scalp (7) ____________, so the head produces more oil, which you then shampoo again to remove. The site said: "By shampooing less often, your (8) ____________ naturally reduces its production of [oil]."

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
ingredients
effective
benefit
loss
bacteria
sweaty
former
shiny

However, many people say shampoo is good for the hair. Mark Coray, a (9) ____________ president of the National Hairdressers' Federation in the UK, says there is no (10) ____________ to not washing your hair. He said: "Shampoo is not abrasive or harsh to the scalp….The (11) ____________ in shampoo help the hair to look so [glossy]….The hair's oil may build up so it starts to look like it is (12) ____________...but it will not self-clean." A hair (13) ____________ clinic in London, The Belgravia Centre, said: "Rinsing your hair is not going to be very (14) ____________ after certain activities that make the scalp (15) ____________, such as exercising or using a sauna." It added: "Rinsing will also not remove (16) ____________ or clean the excess oil from your scalp if you have greasy hair."

Listening — Guess the answers. Listen to check.

1)  Millions of us spend a lot of time and money on it, but ______?
     a.  was it necessary
     b.  is that necessary
     c.  what's it necessary
     d.  is it necessary

2) gone down a lot in the UK recently as more people are changing their ______
     a.  hair-washing habits
     b.  hair-wash in habit
     c.  hair-washer habits
     d.  hair-washing habit

3)  fewer people are smoking, so [they] are using less shampoo less ______ before
     a.  frequency than
     b.  frequently than
     c.  frequenting than
     d.  frequent tea than

4)  The ecosalon.com website said shampooing regularly may be the reason hair ______
     a.  gets so glassy
     b.  gets so grease sea
     c.  gets so greasy
     d.  gets so glassy

5)  The site said: "By shampooing less often, your scalp naturally reduces ______."
     a.  its productive
     b.  its products on
     c.  its production
     d.  its protection

6)  He said: "Shampoo is not abrasive or harsh ______."
     a.  to the skull
     b.  to the skulk
     c.  to the scalp
     d.  to the scoop

7)  The ingredients in shampoo help the hair to ______
     a.  look so glassy
     b.  look so glossy
     c.  look so grassy
     d.  look so gossipy

8)  The hair's oil may build up so it starts to look like it is shiny...but it will ______
     a.  not self-cleaner
     b.  not selfish-clean
     c.  not self-clean
     d.  not itself-cleans

9)  Rinsing your hair is not going to be very effective after ______
     a.  certain cavities
     b.  certainly activities
     c.  certainly cavities
     d.  certain activities

10)  Rinsing will also not remove bacteria or clean ______
     a.  the excess soil
     b.  the excess oil
     c.  the excess oily
     d.  these excessive oily

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Could shampoo (1) ___________________ past? Millions of us spend a lot of time and money (2) ___________________ necessary? Shampoo sales have gone down a lot in the UK (3) ___________________ people are changing their hair-washing habits. A recent study by Nielsen, a consumer analyst company, said: "People are working from (4) ___________________ people are smoking, so [they] are using less shampoo less frequently than before." The ecosalon.com website said shampooing (5) ___________________ the reason hair gets so greasy. Shampoo makes the scalp dry, so the head produces more oil, which you then shampoo again to remove. The site said: "By shampooing less often, your scalp (6) ___________________ production of [oil]."

However, many people say (7) ___________________ for the hair. Mark Coray, a former president of the National Hairdressers' Federation in the UK, says there (8) ___________________ not washing your hair. He said: "Shampoo is not abrasive or harsh to the scalp….(9) ___________________ shampoo help the hair to look so [glossy]….The hair's oil may build up so it starts to look (10) ___________________...but it will not self-clean." A hair loss clinic in London, The Belgravia Centre, said: "Rinsing your hair is not going (11) ___________________ 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 (12) ___________________ from your scalp if you have greasy hair."

Comprehension questions

  1. What do millions of us spend a lot of money on?
  2. What happened to shampoo sales in the United Kingdom recently?
  3. What did the article say fewer people are doing?
  4. What becomes dry if you use shampoo often?
  5. What does the scalp produce less of if you shampoo less?
  6. How many benefits did Mark Coray say there were to not washing hair?
  7. How do the ingredients in shampoo make your hair look?
  8. In which city is the hair loss clinic mentioned in the article?
  9. What did a clinic say was not effective after exercise or a sauna?
  10. What will rinsing not remove from your hair?




Multiple choice quiz

1) What do millions of us spend a lot of money on?
a) time
b) shampoo
c) habits
d) oil

2) What happened to shampoo sales in the United Kingdom recently?
a) they were the same as last year
b) they went crazy
c) they hit a record high
d) they went down

3) What did the article say fewer people are doing?
a) smoking
b) shaving their head
c) dancing
d) scratching their head

4) What becomes dry if you use shampoo often?
a) the top of your ears
b) your hair
c) the scalp
d) the sink

5) What does the scalp produce less of if you shampoo less?
a) dandruff
b) oil
c) hair
d) soap

6) How many benefits did Mark Coray say there were to not washing hair?
a) 7
b) 2
c) 0
d) 5

7) How do the ingredients in shampoo make your hair look?
a) creamy
b) milky
c) glassy
d) glossy

8) In which city is the hair loss clinic mentioned in the article?
a) London
b) New York
c) Paris
d) Tokyo

9) What did a clinic say was not effective after exercise or a sauna?
a) rinsing
b) swimming
c) blow drying
d) cutting your hair

10) What will rinsing not remove from your hair?
a) hair spray
b) bacteria
c) ribbons
d) split ends

Role play

Role A — Shampoo

You think shampoo is the most important hair care product. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their products. Also, tell the others which is the least important of these (and why): a brush, a hair dryer or hair dye.

Role B — Brush

You think a brush is the most important hair care product. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their products. Also, tell the others which is the least important of these (and why): shampoo, a hair dryer or hair dye.

Role C — A Hair Dryer

You think a hair dryer is the most important hair care product. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their products. Also, tell the others which is the least important of these (and why): a brush, shampoo or hair dye.

Role D — Hair Dye

You think hair dye is the most important hair care product. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their products. Also, tell the others which is the least important of these (and why):  a brush, a hair dryer or shampoo.

After reading / listening

1. WORD SEARCH: Look in your dictionary / computer to find collocates, other meanings, information, synonyms … for the words...

'wash'

  • ________________
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  • and 'hair'.

  • ________________
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  • • Share your findings with your partners.

    • Make questions using the words you found.

    • Ask your partner / group your questions.

    2. ARTICLE QUESTIONS: Look back at the article and write down some questions you would like to ask the class about the text.

    •Share your questions with other classmates / groups. •Ask your partner / group your questions.

    3. GAP FILL: In pairs / groups, compare your answers to this exercise. Check your answers. Talk about the words from the activity. Were they new, interesting, worth learning…?

    4. VOCABULARY: Circle any words you do not understand. In groups, pool unknown words and use dictionaries to find their meanings.

    5. TEST EACH OTHER: Look at the words below. With your partner, try to recall how they were used in the text:

    • former
    • ingredients
    • build
    • loss
    • sweaty
    • bacteria
    • past
    • lot
    • home
    • reason
    • dry
    • naturally




    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 - No shampoo may be better for your hair

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

    1. What did you think when you read the headline?
    2. What images are in your mind when you hear the word 'shampoo'?
    3. What do you think of shampoo?
    4. How necessary is shampoo?
    5. What are your hair-washing habits?
    6. What do you think of washing your hair?
    7. What's the difference between very cheap and expensive shampoo?
    8. Do you like going to the hairdresser's?
    9. What problems do you have with your hair?
    10. What do you do to look after your hair?

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

    1. Did you like reading this article? Why/not?
    2. What do you think of when you hear the word 'hair'?
    3. What do you think about what you read?
    4. Is shampoo good value for money?
    5. What would it be like to be a hairdresser?
    6. What would happen to your hair if you didn't wash it for a year?
    7. How important is your hair to you?
    8. What is your favourite hairstyle, and why?
    9. Would it be better if we were all bald?
    10. What questions would you like to ask a hair expert?

    Discussion — Write your own questions

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

    (a) ________________

    (b) ________________

    (c) ________________

    (d) ________________

    (e) ________________

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

    (f) ________________

    (g) ________________

    (h) ________________

    (i) ________________

    (j) ________________





    Language — Cloze (Gap-fill)

    Could shampoo be a (1) ____ of the past? Millions of us spend a lot of time and money on it, but is it necessary? Shampoo sales have (2) ____ down a lot in the UK recently as more people are changing their hair-washing (3) ____. A recent study by Nielsen, a consumer analyst company, said: "People are working from home…and fewer people are smoking, so [they] are using (4) ____ shampoo less frequently than before." The ecosalon.com website said shampooing regularly may be the reason hair (5) ____ so greasy. Shampoo makes the scalp dry, so the head produces more oil, which you then shampoo again to remove. The site said: "By shampooing (6) ____ often, your scalp naturally reduces its production of [oil]."

    However, many people say shampoo is good for the hair. Mark Coray, a former president of the National Hairdressers' Federation in the UK, says there is no benefit (7) ____ not washing your hair. He said: "Shampoo is not abrasive or (8) ____ to the scalp….The ingredients in shampoo help the hair to look so [glossy]….The hair's oil may (9) ____ up so it starts to look like it is shiny...but it will not self-clean." A hair (10) ____ clinic in London, The Belgravia Centre, said: "Rinsing your hair is not going to (11) ____ 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 (12) ____ oil from your scalp if you have greasy hair."

    Which of these words go in the above text?

    1. (a)     thin     (b)     thingy     (c)     think     (d)     thing    
    2. (a)     greasy     (b)     dirty     (c)     unwashed     (d)     gone    
    3. (a)     habitat     (b)     habits     (c)     habitual     (d)     habitats    
    4. (a)     fewer     (b)     smaller     (c)     less     (d)     reduce    
    5. (a)     gets     (b)     wets     (c)     lets     (d)     sets    
    6. (a)     less     (b)     fewer     (c)     rare     (d)     rarely    
    7. (a)     as     (b)     on     (c)     at     (d)     to    
    8. (a)     harsh     (b)     harshly     (c)     hoarse     (d)     hoarsely    
    9. (a)     erect     (b)     build     (c)     assemble     (d)     construct    
    10. (a)     losing     (b)     lost     (c)     loss     (d)     loser    
    11. (a)     have     (b)     do     (c)     be     (d)     wash    
    12. (a)     access     (b)     excess     (c)     exert     (d)     except

    Spelling

    Paragraph 1

    1. lnsliomi of us
    2. is it asrnsceey
    3. using less shampoo less fleqyutnre
    4. shampooing raglryule
    5. Shampoo makes the psalc dry
    6. your scalp laryanutl reduces its production

    Paragraph 2

    1. there is no feetinb
    2. The rntedineigs in shampoo help the hair
    3. A hair loss iilncc in London
    4. very etvficfee after certain activities
    5. clean the scsxee oil
    6. if you have gasrye hair

    Put the text back together

    1  )     Could shampoo be a thing of the past? Millions of us spend a lot of time and money on it, but is it

    (    )     necessary? Shampoo sales have gone down a lot in the UK recently as more people are changing their hair-washing

    (    )     remove. The site said: "By shampooing less often, your scalp naturally reduces its production of [oil]."

    (    )     clinic in London, The Belgravia Centre, 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:

    (    )     habits. A recent study by Nielsen, a consumer analyst company, said: "People are working from

    (    )     before." The ecosalon.com website said shampooing regularly may be the reason hair gets so

    (    )     "Rinsing will also not remove bacteria or clean the excess oil from your scalp if you have greasy hair."

    (    )     home…and fewer people are smoking, so [they] are using less shampoo less frequently than

    (    )     greasy. Shampoo makes the scalp dry, so the head produces more oil, which you then shampoo again to

    (    )     look so [glossy]….The hair's oil may build up so it starts to look like it is shiny...but it will not self-clean." A hair loss

    (    )     hair. He said: "Shampoo is not abrasive or harsh to the scalp….The ingredients in shampoo help the hair to

    (    )     of the National Hairdressers' Federation in the UK, says there is no benefit to not washing your

    (    )     However, many people say shampoo is good for the hair. Mark Coray, a former president

    Put the words in the right order

    1. on   money   and   time   of   lot   a   spend   us   of   Millions   it   .
    2. gone   down   a   lot   in   the   UK   recently   Shampoo   sales   have   .
    3. More   hair   people   -   are   washing   changing   habits   their   .
    4. greasy   may  reason  so  regularly   the   gets  Shampooing  be   hair  .
    5. dry  scalp  the  makes  Shampoo  oil  more  produces  head  the  so  ,  .
    6. ,   many  people   say  shampoo   is   good   for   the   hair   However   .
    7. the  in   so   shampoo   glossy  hair  The   to   ingredients  look   help   .
    8. not   be   Rinsing   is   to   effective   hair   going   very   your   .
    9. "Rinsing   remove   not   also   will   added:   It   bacteria"   .
    10. hair  greasy  have  you  if  scalp   your  from   oil  excess   the  Clean   .

    Circle the correct word (20 pairs)

    Could shampoo be a thing of the passed / past? Millions of us spend a lot of time and money on / in it, but is it necessary? Shampoo sales have going / gone down a lot in the UK recent / recently as more people are changing their hair-washing habits / habitat. A recent study by Nielsen, a consumer analyst company, said: "People are working from / for home…and fewer people are smoking, so [they] are using less / fewer shampoo less frequently than before." The ecosalon.com website said shampooing regular / regularly may be the reason hair gets so greasy. Shampoo makes the scalp dry, so the head produces more oily / oil, which you then shampoo again to remove. The site said: "By shampooing less often, your scalp naturally / natural reduces its production of [oil]."

    However, many people say shampoo is good for a / the hair. Mark Coray, a former president of the National Hairdressers' Federation in / at the UK, says there is no benefit to no / not washing your hair. He said: "Shampoo is not abrasive nor / or harsh to the scalp….The ingredients in shampoo help the hair to look such / so [glossy]….The hair's oil may build up / on so it starts to look like it is shiny / shine...but it will not self-clean." A hair loss clinic in London, The Belgravia Centre, said: "Rinsing your hair is not going to be / do very effective after certain activities that make the scalp sweaty, such was / as exercising or using a sauna." It added: "Rinsing will also not remove bacteria or clean the excess oil from your scalp if you have grease / greasy hair."

    Talk about the connection between each pair of words in italics, and why the correct word is correct.

    Insert the vowels (a, e, i, o, u)

    C__ld sh_mp__ b_ _ th_ng _f th_ p_st? M_ll__ns _f _s sp_nd _ l_t _f t_m_ _nd m_n_y _n _t, b_t _s _t n_c_ss_ry? Sh_mp__ s_l_s h_v_ g_n_ d_wn _ l_t _n th_ _K r_c_ntly _s m_r_ p__pl_ _r_ ch_ng_ng th__r h__r-w_sh_ng h_b_ts. _ r_c_nt st_dy by N__ls_n, _ c_ns_m_r _n_lyst c_mp_ny, s__d: "P__pl_ _r_ w_rk_ng fr_m h_m_…_nd f_w_r p__pl_ _r_ sm_k_ng, s_ [th_y] _r_ _s_ng l_ss sh_mp__ l_ss fr_q__ntly th_n b_f_r_." Th_ _c_s_l_n.c_m w_bs_t_ s__d sh_mp___ng r_g_l_rly m_y b_ th_ r__s_n h__r g_ts s_ gr__sy. Sh_mp__ m_k_s th_ sc_lp dry, s_ th_ h__d pr_d_c_s m_r_ __l, wh_ch y__ th_n sh_mp__ _g__n t_ r_m_v_. Th_ s_t_ s__d: "By sh_mp___ng l_ss _ft_n, y__r sc_lp n_t_r_lly r_d_c_s _ts pr_d_ct__n _f [__l]."

    H_w_v_r, m_ny p__pl_ s_y sh_mp__ _s g__d f_r th_ h__r. M_rk C_r_y, _ f_rm_r pr_s_d_nt _f th_ N_t__n_l H__rdr_ss_rs' F_d_r_t__n _n th_ _K, s_ys th_r_ _s n_ b_n_f_t t_ n_t w_sh_ng y__r h__r. H_ s__d: "Sh_mp__ _s n_t _br_s_v_ _r h_rsh t_ th_ sc_lp….Th_ _ngr_d__nts _n sh_mp__ h_lp th_ h__r t_ l__k s_ [gl_ssy]….Th_ h__r's __l m_y b__ld _p s_ _t st_rts t_ l__k l_k_ _t _s sh_ny...b_t _t w_ll n_t s_lf-cl__n." _ h__r l_ss cl_n_c _n L_nd_n, Th_ B_lgr_v__ C_ntr_, s__d: "R_ns_ng y__r h__r _s n_t g__ng t_ b_ v_ry _ff_ct_v_ _ft_r c_rt__n _ct_v_t__s th_t m_k_ th_ sc_lp sw__ty, s_ch _s _x_rc_s_ng _r _s_ng _ s__n_." _t _dd_d: "R_ns_ng w_ll _ls_ n_t r_m_v_ b_ct_r__ _r cl__n th_ _xc_ss __l fr_m y__r sc_lp _f y__ h_v_ gr__sy h__r."

    Punctuate the text and add capitals

    could shampoo be a thing of the past millions of us spend a lot of time and money on it but is it necessary shampoo sales have gone down a lot in the uk recently as more people are changing their hair-washing habits a recent study by nielsen a consumer analyst company said "people are working from home…and fewer people are smoking so [they] are using less shampoo less frequently than before" the ecosaloncom website said shampooing regularly may be the reason hair gets so greasy shampoo makes the scalp dry so the head produces more oil which you then shampoo again to remove the site said "by shampooing less often your scalp naturally reduces its production of [oil]"

    however many people say shampoo is good for the hair mark coray a former president of the national hairdressers' federation in the uk says there is no benefit to not washing your hair he said "shampoo is not abrasive or harsh to the scalp…the ingredients in shampoo help the hair to look so [glossy]…the hair's oil may build up so it starts to look like it is shinybut it will not self-clean" a hair loss clinic in london the belgravia centre 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 excess oil from your scalp if you have greasy hair"

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    Couldshampoobeathingofthepast?Millionsofusspendalotoftimeand
    moneyonit,butisitnecessary?Shampoosaleshavegonedownalotinth
    eUKrecentlyasmorepeoplearechangingtheirhair-washinghabits.Are
    centstudybyNielsen,aconsumeranalystcompany,said:"Peoplearew
    orkingfromhome…andfewerpeoplearesmoking,so[they]areusingles
    sshampoolessfrequentlythanbefore."Theecosalon.comwebsitesaid
    shampooingregularlymaybethereasonhairgetssogreasy.Shampoo
    makesthescalpdry,sotheheadproducesmoreoil,whichyouthensham
    pooagaintoremove.Thesitesaid:"Byshampooinglessoften,yourscalp
    naturallyreducesitsproductionof[oil]."However,manypeoplesaysha
    mpooisgoodforthehair.MarkCoray,aformerpresidentoftheNationalH
    airdressers'FederationintheUK,saysthereisnobenefittonotwashingy
    ourhair.Hesaid:"Shampooisnotabrasiveorharshtothescalp….Theing
    redientsinshampoohelpthehairtolookso[glossy]….Thehair'soilmayb
    uildupsoitstartstolooklikeitisshiny...butitwillnotself-clean."Ahairlo
    ssclinicinLondon,TheBelgraviaCentre,said:"Rinsingyourhairisnotgoi
    ngtobeveryeffectiveaftercertainactivitiesthatmakethescalpsweaty,
    suchasexercisingorusingasauna."Itadded:"Rinsingwillalsonotremo
    vebacteriaorcleantheexcessoilfromyourscalpifyouhavegreasyhair."

    Free writing

    Write about shampoo for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner’s paper.

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    Academic writing

    Shampoo and conditioner are an unnecessary waste of money. Discuss.

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    Homework

    1. VOCABULARY EXTENSION: Choose several of the words from the text. Use a dictionary or Google’s search field (or another search engine) to build up more associations / collocations of each word.

    2. INTERNET: Search the Internet and find out more about whether shampoo is good or bad for our hair. Share what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

    3. SHAMPOO: Make a poster about shampoo. Show your work to your classmates in the next lesson. Did you all have similar things?

    4. NO SHAMPOO: Write a magazine article about not shampooing your hair being better for you. Include imaginary interviews with people who agree with this and with people who disagree.

    Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Write down any new words and expressions you hear from your partner(s).

    5. WHAT HAPPENED NEXT? Write a newspaper article about the next stage in this news story. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.

    6. LETTER: Write a letter to an expert on shampoo. Ask him/her three questions about it. Give him/her three of your opinions on shampoo. Read your letter to your partner(s) in your next lesson. Your partner(s) will answer your questions.

    Answers

    (Please look at page 26 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

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