The Reading / Listening - Hair Loss - Level 1

New research says bald men should not worry about their looks. Men get stressed about losing their hair. The research shows that women and men think bald men are more attractive, more confident and taller. People had to rate photos of men for attractiveness, confidence and dominance. Bald men came top in every category. The study said: "[Bald] men were viewed as nearly [2 centimetres] taller and 13 per cent stronger."



The researchers said bald men could do better in life. They could be more successful in business because they look stronger. There is some bad news for bald men. A bald head makes a man look about four years older. About 85 per cent of men will be going bald by the age of 50. Men spend billions of dollars every year trying to stop hair loss. They should be happy to be bald. Researchers said men should finish, "what Mother Nature has started".

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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. men should not worry about their
  2. Men get
  3. losing their
  4. bald men are more
  5. confidence and
  6. Bald men came top
  7. nearly 2
  8. 13 per cent
  1. centimetres taller
  2. looks
  3. stronger
  4. hair
  5. attractive
  6. dominance
  7. stressed
  8. in every category

Paragraph 2

  1. bald men could do
  2. They could be more successful
  3. There is some bad
  4. A bald
  5. makes a man look about
  6. going bald by
  7. trying to stop hair
  8. finish what Mother
  1. loss
  2. head
  3. four years older
  4. in business
  5. Nature has started
  6. better in life
  7. the age of 50
  8. news for bald men

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

New research says bald men should (1) ___________________ their looks. Men get stressed about (2) ___________________. The research shows that women and men think bald men are (3) ___________________, more confident and taller. People had to (4) ___________________ men for attractiveness, confidence and dominance. Bald men came top in (5) ___________________. The study said: "[Bald] men were (6) ___________________ [2 centimetres] taller and 13 per cent stronger."

The researchers said bald men could (7) ___________________ life. They could be more (8) ___________________ business because they look stronger. There is (9) ___________________ for bald men. A bald head makes a man look about four years older. About 85 per cent of men will (10) ___________________ by the age of 50. Men spend billions of dollars every year trying to (11) ___________________. They should be happy to be bald. Researchers said men should finish, "what (12) ___________________ has started".

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Newresearchsaysbaldmenshouldnotworryabouttheirlooks.Mengets
tressedaboutlosingtheirhair.Theresearchshowsthatwomenandmen
thinkbaldmenaremoreattractive,moreconfidentandtaller.Peoplehad
toratephotosofmenforattractiveness,confidenceanddominance.Bal
dmencametopineverycategory.Thestudysaid:"[Bald]menwereview
edasnearly[2centimetres]tallerand13percentstronger."Theresearc
herssaidbaldmencoulddobetterinlife.Theycouldbemoresuccessfulin
businessbecausetheylookstronger.Thereissomebadnewsforbaldme
n.Abaldheadmakesamanlookaboutfouryearsolder.About85percent
ofmenwillbegoingbaldbytheageof50.Menspendbillionsofdollarsever
yyeartryingtostophairloss.Theyshouldbehappytobebald.Researche
rssaidmenshouldfinish,"whatMotherNaturehasstarted".

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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(j) ________________

(k) ________________

(l) ________________

(m) ________________

(n) ________________

(o) ________________

(p) ________________





Free writing

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Answers

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