The Reading / Listening - Dyed Hair - Level 0

An 18-year-old student wants $20,000 from her school. The school told her to dye her hair black. She had brown hair. She had to dye her hair black to follow the school's rules. A newspaper said she had to dye her hair every four days. She got a rash on her head. Her hair became damaged.



The student said the school bullied her. She could not go on school trips because of her brown hair. Teachers said things to her in class that embarrassed her. This gave her stress. She said a teacher told her not to go to school with brown hair. The girl said that her stress made her collapse. She had to go to hospital by ambulance.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Dyed Hair - Level 1 Dyed Hair - Level 2   or  Dyed Hair - Level 3

Sources
  • https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20171027/p2a/00m/0na/021000c
  • https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-japan-education-hair/japanese-girl-says-school-forced-her-to-dye-hair-black-sues-government-media-idUKKBN1CW0ML
  • http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201705010035.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. An 18-year-old student
  2. The school told her to
  3. She had brown
  4. follow the school's
  5. she had to dye
  6. every
  7. She got a rash
  8. Her hair became
  1. on her head
  2. wants $20,000
  3. her hair
  4. damaged
  5. hair
  6. dye her hair
  7. four days
  8. rules

Paragraph 2

  1. the school bullied
  2. She could not go
  3. Teachers said things to her
  4. This gave her
  5. a teacher told her
  6. go to school
  7. her stress made
  8. go to hospital
  1. with brown hair
  2. stress
  3. by ambulance
  4. in class
  5. her collapse
  6. on school trips
  7. her
  8. not to

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

An 18-year-old student (1) ___________________ from her school. The school (2) ___________________ dye her hair black. She had brown hair. She had to dye (3) ___________________ to follow (4) ___________________. A newspaper said she had to dye her (5) ___________________ days. She got a rash on her head. Her hair (6) ___________________.

The student (7) ___________________ bullied her. She could not (8) ___________________ trips because of her brown hair. Teachers (9) ___________________ her in class that embarrassed her. This (10) ___________________. She said a teacher told her (11) ___________________ to school with brown hair. The girl said that her stress made her collapse. She had to go (12) ___________________ ambulance.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

An18-year-oldstudentwants$20,000fromherschool.Theschooltoldh
ertodyeherhairblack.Shehadbrownhair.Shehadtodyeherhairblackto
followtheschool'srules.Anewspapersaidshehadtodyeherhaireveryfo
urdays.Shegotarashonherhead.Herhairbecamedamaged.Thestude
ntsaidtheschoolbulliedher.Shecouldnotgoonschooltripsbecauseofh
erbrownhair.Teacherssaidthingstoherinclassthatembarrassedher.T
hisgaveherstress.Shesaidateachertoldhernottogotoschoolwithbrow
nhair.Thegirlsaidthatherstressmadehercollapse.Shehadtogotohosp
italbyambulance.

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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(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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