LEVEL B1 – THE HAIRCUT
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- Get my hair cut
- I’m starting to look like…
- My last hairdresser
- An awful mess
- Do you know any good hairdressers?
- I can recommend…
- Where I usually go
- It depends on
- To specialise
- His prices are reasonable
- I was talking to…
- A work colleague
- To bleach
- The best hairstyle
- I was thinking of…
- Stuck in the 1980s
- To remark
- You do not approve
- The kind of women who…
- Her whole entire life
- There is no need to…
- One of those people
- Believe very strongly
- The quality
- What kind do you think I should get?
- You have straight hair
- You have a roundish face
- To be offended
- To be flattered
- With clear definition
- You would suit a…
- Impressed by that sort of thing
- A drastic change
- I can’t think of any other way
LESSON 52 DIALOGUE
Lesson 52: The Haircut
Rosie: I really do have to go and get my hair cut. I’m starting to look like an Afghan Hound. My last hairdresser made such an awful mess of my hair last time. Do you know any good hairdressers, Chloe?
Chloe: I can recommend the hairdressers where I usually go. It depends on what you want, really. There’s a man I know who specialises in feathering. His prices are reasonable too.
Rosie: I was talking to a work colleague who got a bleach and a perm. She said that it was the best hairstyle that she had ever had. I was thinking of going for something like that.
Chloe: Was this work colleague stuck in the 1980s?
Rosie: I gather from your remark that you do not approve…
Chloe: Nobody gets the bleach and perm anymore. That is reserved solely for women called Sharon. The kind of woman who owns a pub in a run-down little town for her whole entire life…
Rosie: Okay, there is no need to get catty. It was just an idea… Now I know that you are one of those people that believe very strongly in the quality of a person’s hairstyle. So what kind of haircut do you think I should get?
Chloe: Let’s see. You have beautiful, straight, auburn hair. You have a roundish face and almost no chin.
Rosie: I’m not sure whether to be offended or flattered by that statement…
Chloe: You have lovely cheekbones, not too prominent but with clear definition.
Rosie: That’s better! But we were talking about my hair.
Chloe: I think that you would suit a bob cut. Just above your shoulders, maybe even darken it a little. Dressed in your work outfit, you’ll have a look which screams professionalism. From what you’ve told me about your boss, she sounds like someone who is impressed by that sort of thing. What do you think?
Rosie: It’s quite a drastic change from my first idea! Now you’ve suggested the bob cut, I can’t think of any other way I would like my hair. Let’s do it!
Facts: In Ancient Egypt, a shaved head was worn by young adults before they came of age, they would leave a small curl in the side of their head, named ’Lock of Youth’, to symbolise their age.
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GRAMMAR PRACTICE: RELATIVE PRONOUNS
Relative pronouns are used to link one clause to another by reference to a name that appears in the first one. To make this reference, we use Who, Whom, Whose, Which and That.
Which and That are used to express something about things, and Who and Whom are used for people, and Whose is to express possession.
Look this sentence, we have two clauses that linked:
She is complaining to whoever she comes across nowadays.
Who in this sentence is the person, and also is liking two clauses:
She needs to know by tomorrow who will be accompanying her on the trip.
Whose is used in this sentence to ask if someone has possession of something because the speaker needs it:
Clues and tips
Remember: the personal pronouns:
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