The Reading / Listening - Shampoo - Level 1

Could shampoo be history? Millions of us use it. Is it necessary? Fewer people are using it. They are changing their hair-washing habits. A study on shampoo said: "People are working from home…and fewer people are smoking, so [they] are using less shampoo." A hair website said shampooing often may be why hair gets greasy. It makes the scalp dry, so the head produces more oil, which you have to shampoo again. Not shampooing mean less oil.



Many people say shampoo is good. A top hairdresser said there is no benefit to not using shampoo. He said it is gentle on your head and makes the hair look shiny and glossy. He added that the hair's oil doesn't clean it. A hair loss clinic said: "Rinsing your hair is not…effective after…activities that make the scalp sweaty, such as exercising or using a sauna….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 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. Millions of
  3. They are changing their hair-
  4. People are
  5. shampooing often may be why hair
  6. It makes the scalp
  7. which you have to shampoo
  8. Not shampooing mean less
  1. working from home
  2. oil
  3. dry
  4. again
  5. us use it
  6. washing habits
  7. gets greasy
  8. history?

Paragraph 2

  1. there is no benefit to
  2. makes the hair look
  3. He added that the hair's oil doesn't
  4. A hair loss
  5. Rinsing your hair
  6. activities that make the scalp
  7. Rinsing will also not remove
  8. if you have greasy
  1. sweaty
  2. clinic
  3. hair
  4. shiny
  5. bacteria
  6. not using shampoo
  7. is not effective
  8. clean it

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Could shampoo be history? (1) ___________________ use it. Is it necessary? Fewer (2) ___________________ it. They are changing their hair-washing habits. A study on shampoo said: "People are working from home…(3) ___________________ are smoking, so [they] are using less shampoo." A hair website said shampooing (4) ___________________ why hair gets greasy. It makes the scalp dry, (5) ___________________ produces more oil, which you have to shampoo again. Not shampooing (6) ___________________.

Many people say (7) ___________________. A top hairdresser said (8) ___________________ benefit to not using shampoo. He said it is gentle on your head and makes (9) ___________________ shiny and glossy. He added that the hair's oil doesn't clean it. A hair loss clinic said: "Rinsing your hair is (10) ___________________ after…activities that make the scalp sweaty, (11) ___________________ or using a sauna….Rinsing will also not remove bacteria or clean the [extra] oil from your scalp if you (12) ___________________."

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Couldshampoobehistory?Millionsofususeit.Isitnecessary?Fewerpeo
pleareusingit.Theyarechangingtheirhair-washinghabits.Astudyons
hampoosaid:"Peopleareworkingfromhome…andfewerpeoplearesm
oking,so[they]areusinglessshampoo."Ahairwebsitesaidshampooin
goftenmaybewhyhairgetsgreasy.Itmakesthescalpdry,sotheheadpr
oducesmoreoil,whichyouhavetoshampooagain.Notshampooingmea
nlessoil.Manypeoplesayshampooisgood.Atophairdressersaidthereis
nobenefittonotusingshampoo.Hesaiditisgentleonyourheadandmak
esthehairlookshinyandglossy.Headdedthatthehair'soildoesn'tcleani
t.Ahairlossclinicsaid:"Rinsingyourhairisnot…effectiveafter…activitie
sthatmakethescalpsweaty,suchasexercisingorusingasauna….Rinsin
gwillalsonotremovebacteriaorcleanthe[extra]oilfromyourscalpifyou
havegreasyhair."

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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