The Reading / Listening - Hair Loss - Level 3

According to new research, men who are bald or going bald should not worry about their looks. Many bald men get stressed and depressed about losing their hair. However, research from the University of Pennsylvania shows that both women and men find bald men more attractive. The research also showed that people thought bald men were more confident and taller. Researchers asked male and female students to rate photos of men. They had to judge each picture based on three categories. They had to rate attractiveness, confidence and dominance. Bald men came top in every category. The study said: "[Bald] men were viewed as nearly an inch taller and 13 per cent stronger."



The researchers said bald men could do better at work and in society because they have no hair. The study said they could be more successful in negotiations because they look stronger. However, the study had some bad news for bald men. It found a bald or shaved head makes a man look about four years older than he is. The American Hair Loss Association estimates that 85 per cent of men will be bald or going bald by the age of 50. The study might mean men don't have to spend billions of dollars every year trying to prevent or cure 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 easier levels:

    Hair Loss - Level 0 Hair Loss - Level 1   or  Hair Loss - Level 2

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 :-)



Warm-ups

1. HAIR LOSS: Students walk around the class and talk to other students about hair loss. Change partners often and share your findings.

2. CHAT: In pairs / groups, talk about these topics or words from the article. What will the article say about them? What can you say about these words and your life?

       research / worry / looks / depressed / attractive / confident / photos / judge / top /
       society / successful / negotiations / study / estimates / billions / hair loss / improve

Have a chat about the topics you liked. Change topics and partners frequently.

3. BALD: Students A strongly believe bald is best; Students B strongly believe having hair is best.  Change partners again and talk about your conversations.

4. HAIR: What is the best thing to do about the following? Complete this table with your partner(s). Change partners often and share what you wrote.

 

Is this a problem?

What can we do about it?

Baldness

 

 

Split ends

 

 

Greasy hair

 

 

Dandruff

 

 

Grey hair

 

 

Dry hair

 

 

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5. ATTRACTIVE: Spend one minute writing down all of the different words you associate with the word "attractive". Share your words with your partner(s) and talk about them. Together, put the words into different categories.

6. BALDNESS: Rank these with your partner. Put the biggest advantages of being bald at the top. Change partners often and share your rankings.

  • attractiveness
  • convenience
  • cool in summer
  • it's cheaper
  • no 'bad hair days'
  • it saves time
  • hair is dirty
  • other _______

 

Before reading / listening

1. TRUE / FALSE: Read the headline. Guess if a-h below are true (T) or false (F).

  1. The article says bald men should worry about their looks.     T / F
  2. The article said bald men don't get stressed about hair any more.     T / F
  3. Students voted bald men in photos as being more dominant.     T / F
  4. A study showed that bald men look smaller than those with hair.     T / F
  5. Researchers said bald men are better in negotiations.     T / F
  6. Around 85% of men will be bald or balding by the time they are 50.     T / F
  7. The article says men have to spend billions of dollars a year on hair.     T / F
  8. The article said men shouldn't let what Mother Nature started.     T / F

2. SYNONYM MATCH: Match the following synonyms from the article.

  1. worry
  2. looks
  3. attractive
  4. rate
  5. viewed
  6. negotiations
  7. estimates
  8. prevent
  9. cure
  10. well-being
  1. remedy
  2. assess
  3. seen
  4. talks
  5. appearance
  6. stop
  7. be concerned
  8. health
  9. guesses
  10. good-looking

3. PHRASE MATCH: (Sometimes more than one choice is possible.)

  1. should not worry
  2. get stressed and depressed
  3. both women and men find
  4. Researchers asked male and female students
  5. Bald men came
  6. a bald or shaved
  7. makes a man look about four years
  8. don't have to spend billions
  9. trying to prevent or cure
  10. Mother
  1. to rate photos of men
  2. older than he is
  3. about losing their hair
  4. hair loss
  5. Nature
  6. about their looks
  7. head
  8. top in every category
  9. bald men more attractive
  10. of dollars every year

Gap fill

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
rate
attractive
nearly
looks
based
depressed
dominance
taller

According to new research, men who are bald or going bald should not worry about their (1) ____________. Many bald men get stressed and (2) ____________ about losing their hair. However, research from the University of Pennsylvania shows that both women and men find bald men more (3) ____________. The research also showed that people thought bald men were more confident and (4) ____________. Researchers asked male and female students to (5) ____________ photos of men. They had to judge each picture (6) ____________ on three categories. They had to rate attractiveness, confidence and (7) ____________. Bald men came top in every category. The study said: "[Bald] men were viewed as (8) ____________ an inch taller and 13 per cent stronger."

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
shaved
billions
negotiations
improve
news
cure
better
estimates

The researchers said bald men could do (9) ____________ at work and in society because they have no hair. The study said they could be more successful in (10) ____________ because they look stronger. However, the study had some bad (11) ____________ for bald men. It found a bald or (12) ____________ head makes a man look about four years older than he is. The American Hair Loss Association (13) ____________ that 85 per cent of men will be bald or going bald by the age of 50. The study might mean men don't have to spend (14) ____________ of dollars every year trying to prevent or (15) ____________ hair loss. Instead, they should be happy to be bald. Researchers said: "Men might (16) ____________ their well-being by finishing what Mother Nature has started."

Listening — Guess the answers. Listen to check.

1)  According to new research, men who are bald or going bald should not worry ______
     a.  about them looks
     b.  about their locks
     c.  about their looks
     d.  about their rooks

2)  The research also showed that people thought bald men were ______
     a.  more confidence
     b.  more confidante
     c.  more confidently
     d.  more confident

3)  They had to judge each picture ______ categories
     a.  based on three
     b.  based in three
     c.  based one three
     d.  based off three

4)  rate attractiveness, confidence and dominance. Bald men came top ______
     a.  in a very category
     b.  in every category
     c.  in ever category
     d.  whenever category

5)  Bald men were viewed as nearly an inch taller and 13 ______
     a.  per cent stronger
     b.  per cent strong
     c.  per cent strongest
     d.  per cent strongly

6)  The researchers said bald men could do better at work ______
     a.  and on society
     b.  and to society
     c.  and in society
     d.  and by society

7)  The study said they could be more successful in negotiations because ______
     a.  those look stronger
     b.  these look stronger
     c.  them look stronger
     d.  they look stronger

8)  a bald or shaved head makes a man look about four years ______
     a.  older that she is
     b.  older than he is
     c.  older that he is
     d.  older that he was

9)  estimates that 85 per cent of men will be bald or going bald ______
     a.  by the ages of 50
     b.  by the age of 50
     c.  by the aged of 50
     d.  by the aging of 50

10)  men don't have to spend billions of dollars every year trying to prevent or ______
     a.  cure hair loss
     b.  care hair loss
     c.  core hair loss
     d.  cue hair loss

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

According to new research, men (1) ___________________ going bald should not worry about their looks. Many bald men get stressed and depressed about (2) ___________________. However, research from the University of Pennsylvania shows that both women and men find bald men (3) ___________________. The research also showed that people thought bald men were more confident and taller. Researchers asked male and female students (4) ___________________ of men. They had to judge each picture based on three categories. They had to (5) ___________________, confidence and dominance. Bald men came top in every category. The study said: "[Bald] men were (6) ___________________ an inch taller and 13 per cent stronger."

The researchers said bald men could (7) ___________________ work and in society because they have no hair. The study said they could be more successful (8) ___________________ because they look stronger. However, the study had some bad news for bald men. It found (9) ___________________ head makes a man look about four years older than he is. The American Hair Loss Association estimates that 85 per cent of men will be bald or going bald (10) ___________________. The study might mean men don't have (11) ___________________ of dollars every year trying to prevent or cure hair loss. Instead, they should be happy to be bald. Researchers said: "Men might improve their well-being by finishing what (12) ___________________ has started."

Comprehension questions

  1. What did the article say bald men should not worry about?
  2. What do bald men get stressed and depressed about?
  3. Who thought bald men were more attractive?
  4. How many categories did people have to rate?
  5. How much stronger were bald men viewed as being?
  6. What did the research say bald men are more successful in?
  7. How much older does being bald make a man look?
  8. What percentage of men are bald or balding by the age of 50?
  9. What do men spend billions of dollars trying to cure?
  10. What or who did the article say started the process of balding?




Multiple choice quiz

1) What did the article say bald men should not worry about?
a) dandruff
b) shampoo
c) looks
d) the price of a hair cut

2) What do bald men get stressed and depressed about?
a) losing their hair
b) sunburn
c) hats
d) men with hair

3) Who thought bald men were more attractive?
a) older women
b) male and female students
c) younger men
d) bald women

4) How many categories did people have to rate?
a) 6
b) 5
c) 4
d) 3

5) How much stronger were bald men viewed as being?
a) 85%
b) 58%
c) 13%
d) 50%

6) What did the research say bald men are more successful in?
a) England
b) negotiations
c) swimming pools
d) love

7) How much older does being bald make a man look?
a) 2 years
b) 5 years
c) 3 years
d) 4 years

8) What percentage of men are bald or balding by the age of 50
a) 58%
b) 85%
c) 50%
d) 13%

9) What do men spend billions of dollars trying to cure?
a) depression
b) hair loss
c) life's problems
d) disease

10) What or who did the article say started the process of balding?
a) Mother Nature
b) DNA
c) global warming
d) bad shampoo

Role play

Role  A – Convenience

You think convenience is the biggest advantage of being bald. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their things. Also, tell the others which is the worst reason of these (and why): being cool in summer, having no bad-hair days or cheapness.

Role  B – Cool in Summer

You think being cool in summer is the biggest advantage of being bald. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their things. Also, tell the others which is the worst reason of these (and why): convenience, having no bad-hair days or cheapness.

Role  C – No Bad-Hair Days

You think having no bad-hair days is the biggest advantage of being bald. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their things. Also, tell the others which is the worst reason of these (and why): being cool in summer, convenience or cheapness.

Role  D – Cheapness

You think cheapness is the biggest advantage of being bald. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their things. Also, tell the others which is the worst reason of these (and why):  being cool in summer, having no bad-hair days or convenience.

After reading / listening

1. WORD SEARCH: Look in your dictionary / computer to find collocates, other meanings, information, synonyms … for the words...

'hair'

  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • and 'loss'.

  • ________________
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  • • Share your findings with your partners.

    • Make questions using the words you found.

    • Ask your partner / group your questions.

    2. ARTICLE QUESTIONS: Look back at the article and write down some questions you would like to ask the class about the text.

    •Share your questions with other classmates / groups. •Ask your partner / group your questions.

    3. GAP FILL: In pairs / groups, compare your answers to this exercise. Check your answers. Talk about the words from the activity. Were they new, interesting, worth learning…?

    4. VOCABULARY: Circle any words you do not understand. In groups, pool unknown words and use dictionaries to find their meanings.

    5. TEST EACH OTHER: Look at the words below. With your partner, try to recall how they were used in the text:

    • society
    • look
    • bad
    • 50
    • cure
    • improve
    • worry
    • both
    • showed
    • students
    • rate
    • nearly




    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 - Bald men are more attractive and confident

    STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

    1. What did you think when you read the headline?
    2. What images are in your mind when you hear the word 'bald'?
    3. How important is hair?
    4. Why do people go bald?
    5. What do you think of bald men?
    6. What do you think of bald women?
    7. Why might people think bald men are more confident?
    8. Why might people think bald men are taller?
    9. What are the good things about being bald?
    10. What do you think of your hair?

    STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

    1. Did you like reading this article? Why/not?
    2. What do you think of when you hear the word 'hair'?
    3. What do you think about what you read?
    4. Would you shave your head?
    5. Would you prefer your partner to be bald?
    6. What are the bad things about being bald
    7. What is the best hairstyle for you?
    8. Is hair a waste of money?
    9. What is hair for?
    10. What questions would you like to ask the researchers?

    Discussion — Write your own questions

    STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

    (a) ________________

    (b) ________________

    (c) ________________

    (d) ________________

    (e) ________________

    STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

    (f) ________________

    (g) ________________

    (h) ________________

    (i) ________________

    (j) ________________





    Language — Cloze (Gap-fill)

    According to new research, men who are bald or (1) ____ bald should not worry about their looks. Many bald men get stressed and depressed about (2) ____ their hair. However, research from the University of Pennsylvania shows that both women and men (3) ____ bald men more attractive. The research also showed that people thought bald men were more (4) ____ and taller. Researchers asked male and female students to rate photos of men. They had to judge (5) ____ picture based on three categories. They had to rate attractiveness, confidence and dominance. Bald men came top in every category. The study said: "[Bald] men were viewed (6) ____ nearly an inch taller and 13 per cent stronger."

    The researchers said bald men could do better (7) ____ work and in society because they have no hair. The study said they could be more successful in negotiations because they look stronger. However, the study had some (8) ____ news for bald men. It found a bald or shaved head (9) ____ a man look about four years older than he is. The American Hair Loss Association estimates that 85 per cent of men will be bald or going bald by the (10) ____ of 50. The study might mean men don't have to spend billions of dollars every year trying to prevent or (11) ____ hair loss. Instead, they should be happy to be bald. Researchers said: "Men might improve their well-being by finishing what (12) ____ Nature has started."

    Which of these words go in the above text?

    1. (a)     go     (b)     going     (c)     goes     (d)     gone    
    2. (a)     loses     (b)     losing     (c)     lose     (d)     lost    
    3. (a)     discover     (b)     seek     (c)     search     (d)     find    
    4. (a)     confidante     (b)     confident     (c)     confidence     (d)     confidently    
    5. (a)     entire     (b)     all     (c)     whole     (d)     each    
    6. (a)     is     (b)     was     (c)     as     (d)     has    
    7. (a)     at     (b)     of     (c)     by     (d)     to    
    8. (a)     badly     (b)     badge     (c)     bad     (d)     bade    
    9. (a)     lakes     (b)     takes     (c)     fakes     (d)     makes    
    10. (a)     age     (b)     old     (c)     young     (d)     years    
    11. (a)     cure     (b)     pure     (c)     sure     (d)     lure    
    12. (a)     Mother     (b)     Auntie     (c)     Father     (d)     Brother

    Spelling

    Paragraph 1

    1. ciagncdro to new research
    2. bald men get stressed and dsersepde
    3. They had to ejdgu each picture
    4. attractiveness, confidence and amcnoined
    5. Bald men came top in every oragteyc
    6. men were wdveie as nearly an inch taller

    Paragraph 2

    1. do better at work and in oyecsit
    2. be more successful in ntgooenisiat
    3. a bald or hadsev head
    4. esamtsiet that 85 per cent of men
    5. trying to nrepetv or cure hair loss
    6. finishing what Mother uetrNa has started

    Put the text back together

    (  1  )     According to new research, men who are bald or going bald should not worry about their looks. Many bald men get

    (    )     shows that both women and men find bald men more attractive. The research also showed that people thought bald

    (    )     photos of men. They had to judge each picture based on three categories. They had to rate attractiveness,

    (    )     confidence and dominance. Bald men came top in every category. The study said:

    (    )     stressed and depressed about losing their hair. However, research from the University of Pennsylvania

    (    )     makes a man look about four years older than he is. The American Hair Loss Association estimates that 85 per cent

    (    )     men were more confident and taller. Researchers asked male and female students to rate

    (    )     be bald. Researchers said: "Men might improve their well-being by finishing what Mother Nature has started."

    (    )     hair. The study said they could be more successful in negotiations because they look

    (    )     of men will be bald or going bald by the age of 50. The study might mean men don't have to spend

    (    )     stronger. However, the study had some bad news for bald men. It found a bald or shaved head

    (    )     The researchers said bald men could do better at work and in society because they have no

    (    )     billions of dollars every year trying to prevent or cure hair loss. Instead, they should be happy to

    (    )     "[Bald] men were viewed as nearly an inch taller and 13 per cent stronger."

    Put the words in the right order

    1. should   about   Men   bald   worry   looks   are   not   their   who   .
    2. Women   attractive   more   men   bald   find   men   and   .
    3. had   each   on   They   judge  based   categories   to   picture   three   .
    4. category   top   Bald   in   men   every   came   .
    5. viewed   taller   as   Bald   nearly   men   an   were   inch   .
    6. bald   at   men   work   could   Researchers   do   said   better   .
    7. said   be  in   study   could  successful   The  they   more  negotiations  .
    8. older   A   bald   head   makes   a   man   look   about   four   years   .
    9. to   of   year   have   billions   every   don't   spend   dollars   Men   .
    10. Mother   has   By   what   Nature   started   finishing   .

    Circle the correct word (20 pairs)

    According to new research, men who are bald or gone / going bald should not worry about their looks. Many bald men get stressed and depressing / depressed about losing their hair. However, research from the University of Pennsylvania shows that both women and men search / find bald men more attractive. The research also showing / showed that people thought bald men were more confident / confidence and taller. Researchers asked male and female students to rate / rare photos of men. They had to judgment / judge each picture based on three categorise / categories. They had to rate attractiveness, confidence and dominance. Bald men came top / topping in every category. The study said: "[Bald] men were viewed as nearly an inch taller and 13 per cent stronger / strength."

    The researchers said bald men could doing / do better at work and in society because they have no / not hair. The study said they could be more successful on / in negotiations because they look stronger. However, the study had some badly / bad news for bald men. It found a bald or shaved head makes a man look about four years older than / that he is. The American Hair Loss Association estimates that 85 per cent of men will be bald or going bald in / by the age of 50. The study might mean men don't have to spend billions of dollars every year trying to prevent or care / cure hair loss. Instead, they should be happy to be / being bald. Researchers said: "Men might improve their well-being by finishing what Father / Mother Nature has started / stated."

    Talk about the connection between each pair of words in italics, and why the correct word is correct.

    Insert the vowels (a, e, i, o, u)

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    Th_ r_s__rch_rs s__d b_ld m_n c__ld d_ b_tt_r _t w_rk _nd _n s_c__ty b_c__s_ th_y h_v_ n_ h__r. Th_ st_dy s__d th_y c__ld b_ m_r_ s_cc_ssf_l _n n_g_t__t__ns b_c__s_ th_y l__k str_ng_r. H_w_v_r, th_ st_dy h_d s_m_ b_d n_ws f_r b_ld m_n. _t f__nd _ b_ld _r sh_v_d h__d m_k_s _ m_n l__k _b__t f__r y__rs _ld_r th_n h_ _s. Th_ _m_r_c_n H__r L_ss _ss_c__t__n _st_m_t_s th_t 85 p_r c_nt _f m_n w_ll b_ b_ld _r g__ng b_ld by th_ _g_ _f 50. Th_ st_dy m_ght m__n m_n d_n't h_v_ t_ sp_nd b_ll__ns _f d_ll_rs _v_ry y__r try_ng t_ pr_v_nt _r c_r_ h__r l_ss. _nst__d, th_y sh__ld b_ h_ppy t_ b_ b_ld. R_s__rch_rs s__d: "M_n m_ght _mpr_v_ th__r w_ll-b__ng by f_n_sh_ng wh_t M_th_r N_t_r_ h_s st_rt_d."

    Punctuate the text and add capitals

    according to new research men who are bald or going bald should not worry about their looks many bald men get stressed and depressed about losing their hair however research from the university of pennsylvania shows that both women and men find bald men more attractive the research also showed that people thought bald men were more confident and taller researchers asked male and female students to rate photos of men they had to judge each picture based on three categories they had to rate attractiveness confidence and dominance bald men came top in every category the study said "[bald] men were viewed as nearly an inch taller and 13 per cent stronger"

    the researchers said bald men could do better at work and in society because they have no hair the study said they could be more successful in negotiations because they look stronger however the study had some bad news for bald men it found a bald or shaved head makes a man look about four years older than he is the american hair loss association estimates that 85 per cent of men will be bald or going bald by the age of 50 the study might mean men don't have to spend billions of dollars every year trying to prevent or cure 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"

    Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

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    ryabouttheirlooks.Manybaldmengetstressedanddepressedaboutlos
    ingtheirhair.However,researchfromtheUniversityofPennsylvaniash
    owsthatbothwomenandmenfindbaldmenmoreattractive.Theresearc
    halsoshowedthatpeoplethoughtbaldmenweremoreconfidentandtall
    er.Researchersaskedmaleandfemalestudentstoratephotosofmen.T
    heyhadtojudgeeachpicturebasedonthreecategories.Theyhadtorate
    attractiveness,confidenceanddominance.Baldmencametopineveryc
    ategory.Thestudysaid:"[Bald]menwereviewedasnearlyaninchtaller
    and13percentstronger."Theresearcherssaidbaldmencoulddobetter
    atworkandinsocietybecausetheyhavenohair.Thestudysaidtheycoul
    dbemoresuccessfulinnegotiationsbecausetheylookstronger.Howev
    er,thestudyhadsomebadnewsforbaldmen.Itfoundabaldorshavedhe
    admakesamanlookaboutfouryearsolderthanheis.TheAmericanHairL
    ossAssociationestimatesthat85percentofmenwillbebaldorgoingbald
    bytheageof50.Thestudymightmeanmendon'thavetospendbillionsof
    dollarseveryyeartryingtopreventorcurehairloss.Instead,theyshould
    behappytobebald.Researcherssaid:"Menmightimprovetheirwell-bei
    ngbyfinishingwhatMotherNaturehasstarted."

    Free writing

    Write about hair loss for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner’s paper.

    _____________________________________________________________________________

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    Academic writing

    Life is better if you are bald. Discuss.

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    Homework

    1. VOCABULARY EXTENSION: Choose several of the words from the text. Use a dictionary or Google’s search field (or another search engine) to build up more associations / collocations of each word.

    2. INTERNET: Search the Internet and find out more about hair loss. Share what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

    3. HAIR LOSS: Make a poster about hair loss. Show your work to your classmates in the next lesson. Did you all have similar things?

    4. BALD IS BEST: Write a magazine article about being bald being better. Include imaginary interviews with people who are for and against this.

    Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Write down any new words and expressions you hear from your partner(s).

    5. WHAT HAPPENED NEXT? Write a newspaper article about the next stage in this news story. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.

    6. LETTER: Write a letter to an expert on hair loss. Ask him/her three questions about it. Tell him/her three good things and three bad things about being bald. Read your letter to your partner(s) in your next lesson. Your partner(s) will answer your questions.

    Answers

    (Please look at page 26 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

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