The Reading / Listening - Hair Loss - Level 0

Research says bald men should not worry or get stressed about their looks. It shows that women and men think bald men are more attractive, confident and taller. People rated photos of men. Bald men came top in every category. The study said people thought bald men were taller and stronger than men with hair.



The study said bald men could do better in life. They could be more successful. There is some bad news for bald men. They look about four years older. About 85 per cent of men will go bald by the age of 50. Men spend billions of dollars every year trying to stop hair loss. Men should finish what Mother Nature has started.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Hair Loss - Level 1 Hair Loss - Level 2   or  Hair Loss - Level 3

Sources
  • http://hitechbeacon.com/2017/09/17/bald-men-perceived-as-more-confident-attractive-study-shows.html
  • http://nypost.com/2017/09/14/heres-what-women-really-think-of-bald-men/
  • http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/national/article173467441.html


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. Research says bald men should
  2. get stressed about
  3. bald men are more
  4. People rated photos
  5. Bald men came
  6. in every
  7. people thought bald men
  8. stronger than men
  1. were taller
  2. attractive
  3. with hair
  4. their looks
  5. category
  6. not worry
  7. top
  8. of men

Paragraph 2

  1. bald men could do
  2. There is some bad
  3. They look about
  4. About 85 per cent of men will
  5. by the
  6. spend billions of
  7. trying to stop hair
  8. Mother
  1. go bald
  2. dollars every year
  3. better in life
  4. Nature
  5. four years older
  6. loss
  7. news for bald men
  8. age of 50

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Research (1) ___________________ should not worry or get stressed (2) ___________________. It shows that women and men think bald men are (3) ___________________, confident and taller. People (4) ___________________ men. Bald men came top in (5) ___________________. The study said people thought bald men were taller and stronger (6) ___________________ hair.

The study said bald men could (7) ___________________ life. They could be (8) ___________________. There is some bad news for bald men. They (9) ___________________ years older. About 85 per cent of men will (10) ___________________ the age of 50. Men (11) ___________________ dollars every year trying to stop hair loss. Men should finish what (12) ___________________ has started.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Researchsaysbaldmenshouldnotworryorgetstressedabouttheirlook
s.Itshowsthatwomenandmenthinkbaldmenaremoreattractive,confi
dentandtaller.Peopleratedphotosofmen.Baldmencametopineveryca
tegory.Thestudysaidpeoplethoughtbaldmenweretallerandstrongert
hanmenwithhair.Thestudysaidbaldmencoulddobetterinlife.Theycou
ldbemoresuccessful.Thereissomebadnewsforbaldmen.Theylookabo
utfouryearsolder.About85percentofmenwillgobaldbytheageof50.M
enspendbillionsofdollarseveryyeartryingtostophairloss.Menshouldfi
nishwhatMotherNaturehasstarted.

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)

(i) ________________

(j) ________________

(k) ________________

(l) ________________

(m) ________________

(n) ________________

(o) ________________

(p) ________________





Free writing

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

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Answers

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