The Reading / Listening - Hair Loss - Level 2

New research says bald and balding men should not worry about their looks. Many men get stressed about losing their hair. However, research from the University of Pennsylvania shows that women and men think bald men are more attractive, more confident and taller. Researchers asked people to rate photos of men. There were three categories - 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 because they have no hair. They could be more successful in negotiations because they look stronger. However, there is some bad news for bald men. A bald or shaved head makes a man look about four years older. An American hair loss group said 85 per cent of men will be going bald by the age of 50. Men might not need to spend billions of dollars every year trying to stop hair loss. Instead, they should be happy to be bald. Researchers said: "Men might improve their well-being by finishing what Mother Nature has started."

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Hair Loss - Level 0 Hair Loss - Level 1   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. bald and
  2. worry about their
  3. bald men are more
  4. Researchers asked people to rate
  5. There were three
  6. confidence and
  7. Bald men came top in every
  8. 13 per cent
  1. dominance
  2. attractive
  3. stronger
  4. looks
  5. photos of men
  6. category
  7. categories
  8. balding men

Paragraph 2

  1. do better
  2. be more successful in
  3. A bald or shaved
  4. An American hair
  5. men will be going bald by
  6. trying to stop hair
  7. Men might improve their
  8. by finishing what Mother
  1. loss
  2. head
  3. Nature has started
  4. in life
  5. well-being
  6. loss group
  7. the age of 50
  8. negotiations

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

New research says bald (1) ___________________ should not worry about their looks. Many men get stressed about (2) ___________________. However, research from the University of Pennsylvania shows that women and men think bald men are more attractive, (3) ___________________ and taller. Researchers asked people to (4) ___________________ men. There were three categories - attractiveness, confidence (5) ___________________. Bald men came top in every category. The study said: "[Bald] men were (6) ___________________ [2 centimetres] taller and 13 per cent stronger."

The researchers said bald men could do (7) ___________________ because they have no hair. They could be more successful in negotiations because (8) ___________________. However, there is some bad news for bald men. A bald (9) ___________________ makes a man look about four years older. An American hair loss group said 85 per cent of men will be (10) ___________________ the age of 50. Men might not need to spend billions of dollars every year trying to (11) ___________________. Instead, they should be happy to be bald. Researchers said: "Men might improve their well-being by finishing what (12) ___________________ has started."

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Newresearchsaysbaldandbaldingmenshouldnotworryabouttheirloo
ks.Manymengetstressedaboutlosingtheirhair.However,researchfro
mtheUniversityofPennsylvaniashowsthatwomenandmenthinkbald
menaremoreattractive,moreconfidentandtaller.Researchersaskedp
eopletoratephotosofmen.Therewerethreecategories-attractiveness
,confidenceanddominance.Baldmencametopineverycategory.Thest
udysaid:"[Bald]menwereviewedasnearly[2centimetres]tallerand13
percentstronger."Theresearcherssaidbaldmencoulddobetterinlifebe
causetheyhavenohair.Theycouldbemoresuccessfulinnegotiationsbe
causetheylookstronger.However,thereissomebadnewsforbaldmen.
Abaldorshavedheadmakesamanlookaboutfouryearsolder.AnAmeric
anhairlossgroupsaid85percentofmenwillbegoingbaldbytheageof50.
Menmightnotneedtospendbillionsofdollarseveryyeartryingtostophai
rloss.Instead,theyshouldbehappytobebald.Researcherssaid:"Men
mightimprovetheirwell-beingbyfinishingwhatMotherNaturehasstar
ted."

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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