The Reading / Listening - Dyed Hair - Level 3

An 18-year-old girl in Japan is suing her local government after her school told her to dye her hair black. The third-year student attended a high school in the city of Habikino, just east of Osaka. Even though she had naturally brown hair, the school repeatedly told her to dye it black. She said she had to dye her hair black to follow the school's rules. Japan's 'Mainichi' newspaper reported that school staff started telling the girl to dye her hair every one to two weeks. In her second year, this changed to once every four days. The student's mother said her daughter eventually developed a rash on her scalp and that her hair became badly damaged. The girl also suffered from stress throughout her three years at high school.



The student is suing the local government for $20,000 in damages. She told the court on October 27th that the school bullied her for three years to dye her hair. She said that the school would not accept her hair was naturally brown. She was banned from school trips and school festivals because of her brown hair. The girl told the court that teachers said things to her in front of the class that caused great embarrassment to her. This caused her psychological damage. She said that a teacher told her that she should not come to school if she didn't dye her hair. The girl said that she was so stressed one day that she collapsed and had to be taken to hospital by ambulance.

Try the same news story at these easier levels:

    Dyed Hair - Level 0 Dyed Hair - Level 1   or  Dyed Hair - Level 2

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


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Warm-ups

1. DYED HAIR: Students walk around the class and talk to other students about dyed hair. 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?

       18-year-old / dye / high school / east / school rules / two weeks / rash / scalp / stress
       local / government / bullied / hair / festivals / embarrassment / damage / ambulance

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

3. NATURAL: Students A strongly believe we should all keep our natural hair colour and not dye our hair; Students B strongly believe dying our hair is fun.  Change partners again and talk about your conversations.

4. SCHOOL RULES: Are these school rules good or bad? What would you change? Complete this table with your partner(s). Change partners often and share what you wrote.

 

Good / Bad?

Changes

Hair

 

 

Uniform

 

 

Homework

 

 

Attendance

 

 

Mobile phones

 

 

Jewelry

 

 

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

6. HAIR : Rank these with your partner. Put the best at the top. Change partners often and share your rankings.

  • conditioner
  • hair dryer
  • hair gel
  • hair spray
  • hair dye
  • shampoo
  • brush
  • rollers

 

Before reading / listening

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

  1. The girl who was forced to dye her hair is just eight years old.     T / F
  2. The girl went to a school in the east of Osaka.     T / F
  3. The school told the girl to dye her hair every four days.     T / F
  4. The girl's hair was not damaged.     T / F
  5. The student wants $20,000 in damages from the local government.     T / F
  6. The school did not let the girl go on school trips.     T / F
  7. The girl said teachers embarrassed her in front of the class.     T / F
  8. The girl collapsed and a teacher took her to hospital by car.     T / F

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

  1. suing
  2. dye
  3. attended
  4. repeatedly
  5. throughout
  6. damages
  7. banned
  8. embarrassment
  9. psychological
  10. collapsed
  1. compensation
  2. went to
  3. fainted
  4. all over
  5. shame
  6. taking to court
  7. mental
  8. again and again
  9. colour
  10. forbidden

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

  1. The third-year student
  2. she had naturally
  3. dye her hair every
  4. developed a
  5. suffered from stress throughout
  6. suing the local government
  7. the school
  8. She was banned
  9. This caused her psychological
  10. taken to hospital
  1. one to two weeks
  2. by ambulance
  3. rash on her scalp
  4. for $20,000 in damages
  5. bullied her for three years
  6. brown hair
  7. damage
  8. her three years
  9. from school trips
  10. attended a high school

Gap fill

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
dye
once
naturally
stress
suing
developed
east
rules

An 18-year-old girl in Japan is (1) ____________ her local government after her school told her to (2) ____________ her hair black. The third-year student attended a high school in the city of Habikino, just (3) ____________ of Osaka. Even though she had (4) ____________ brown hair, the school repeatedly told her to dye it black. She said she had to dye her hair black to follow the school's (5) ____________. Japan's 'Mainichi' newspaper reported that school staff started telling the girl to dye her hair every one to two weeks. In her second year, this changed to (6) ____________ every four days. The student's mother said her daughter eventually (7) ____________ a rash on her scalp and that her hair became badly damaged. The girl also suffered from (8) ____________ throughout her three years at high school.

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
great
damages
festivals
ambulance
court
stressed
front
accept

The student is suing the local government for $20,000 in (9) ____________. She told the (10) ____________ on October 27th that the school bullied her for three years to dye her hair. She said that the school would not (11) ____________ her hair was naturally brown. She was banned from school trips and school (12) ____________ because of her brown hair. The girl told the court that teachers said things to her in (13) ____________ of the class that caused (14) ____________ embarrassment to her. This caused her psychological damage. She said that a teacher told her that she should not come to school if she didn't dye her hair. The girl said that she was so (15) ____________ one day that she collapsed and had to be taken to hospital by (16) ____________.

Listening — Guess the answers. Listen to check.

1)  attended a high school in the city of Habikino, ______ Osaka
     a.  just eastern of
     b.  just east of
     c.  just easterly of
     d.  just east off

2)  she had naturally brown hair, the school ______ her to dye it black
     a.  repeat it Lee told
     b.  rip eat it Lee told
     c.  repeatedly told
     d.  repeat tidily told

3)  In her second year, this changed to ______ days
     a.  one every four
     b.  ones every four
     c.  onus every four
     d.  once every four

4)  The student's mother said her daughter eventually developed a ______ scalp
     a.  rash on her
     b.  rush on her
     c.  lash on her
     d.  lush on her

5)  The girl also suffered from stress ______ three years
     a.  thought out her
     b.  thorough out her
     c.  though out her
     d.  throughout her

6)  The student is suing the local government for $20,000 ______
     a.  in damage
     b.  in damaged
     c.  in damages
     d.  in damaging

7)  She told the court on October 27th that the school ______
     a.  bull eyed her
     b.  buried her
     c.  bully her
     d.  bullied her

8)  said things to her in front of the class that caused great ______ her
     a.  embarrassing to
     b.  embarrassment to
     c.  embarrass meant to
     d.  embarrass meant too

9)  This caused her ______
     a.  psycho logical damage
     b.  psycho logically damage
     c.  psychological damage
     d.  psychology damage

10)  The girl said that she was so stressed one day ______
     a.  that she collapsed
     b.  that she relapsed
     c.  that she coal lapsed
     d.  that she core lapsed

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

An 18-year-old girl in Japan (1) ___________________ local government after her school told her to dye her hair black. The third-year student attended a high school in the city of Habikino, (2) ___________________ Osaka. Even though she had naturally brown hair, the school repeatedly told her to dye it black. She said she had to dye her hair black (3) ___________________ school's rules. Japan's 'Mainichi' newspaper reported that school staff started telling the girl to dye her hair (4) ___________________ two weeks. In her second year, this changed to once every four days. The student's mother said her daughter eventually developed a rash on her scalp (5) ___________________ hair became badly damaged. The girl also suffered from stress (6) ___________________ three years at high school.

The student is suing the local government for $20,000 in damages. She told the court on October 27th that the school (7) ___________________ three years to dye her hair. She said that the school would (8) ___________________ hair was naturally brown. She was banned from school (9) ___________________ festivals because of her brown hair. The girl told the court that teachers said things (10) ___________________ front of the class that caused great embarrassment to her. This caused her psychological damage. She said that a teacher told her (11) ___________________ not come to school if she didn't dye her hair. The girl said that (12) ___________________ stressed one day that she collapsed and had to be taken to hospital by ambulance.

Comprehension questions

  1. Who is an 18-year-old girl suing?
  2. What colour is the girl's real hair?
  3. What did the girl have to follow?
  4. How often did the school tell the girl to dye her hair in the second grade?
  5. What did the girl suffer from at school?
  6. How much is the girl suing the school for?
  7. What was the girl stopped from attending?
  8. Where did teachers embarrass her?
  9. What kind of damage did the girl say her treatment caused her?
  10. How did the girl get to hospital?




Multiple choice quiz

1) Who is an 18-year-old girl suing?
a) her teachers
b) her local government
c) her school
d) the national government

2) What colour is the girl's real hair?
a) white
b) red
c) blonde
d) brown

3) What did the girl have to follow?
a) school rules
b) orders
c) teachers
d) other students

4) How often did the school tell the girl to dye her hair in the second grade?
a) once in a blue moon
b) twice a month
c) once every four days
d) two times every three weeks

5) What did the girl suffer from at school?
a) nerves
b) stress
c) panic attacks
d) poor grades

6) How much is the girl suing the school for?
a) $20,000
b) $30,000
c) $40,000
d) $50,000

7) What was the girl stopped from attending?
a) English classes
b) sports days
c) school trips
d) a hair salon

8) Where did teachers embarrass her?
a) in front of class
b) in a shopping mall
c) everywhere
d) at her home

9) What kind of damage did the girl say her treatment caused her?
a) psychological damage
b) physiological damage
c) physical damage
d) physics damage

10) How did the girl get to hospital?
a) by car
b) by bicycle
c) by taxi
d) by ambulance

Role play

Role  A – Hair Dye

You think hair dye is the most important hair product. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them why their products aren't as good. Also, tell the others which is the least important of these (and why): conditioner, a hair brush or hair spray.

Role  B – Conditioner

You think conditioner is the most important hair product. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them why their products aren't as good. Also, tell the others which is the least important of these (and why): hair dye, a hair brush or hair spray.

Role  C – Hair Brush

You think a hair brush is the most important hair product. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them why their products aren't as good. Also, tell the others which is the least important of these (and why): conditioner, hair dye or hair spray.

Role  D – Hair Spray

You think hair spray is the most important hair product. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them why their products aren't as good. Also, tell the others which is the least important of these (and why):  conditioner, a hair brush or hair dye.

After reading / listening

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

'hair'

  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • and 'dye'.

  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • • 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:

    • three
    • accept
    • trips
    • front
    • should
    • taken
    • third
    • east
    • follow
    • staff
    • once
    • badly




    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 - Japanese school 'forces girl to dye hair black'

    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 'dye'?
    3. What do you think of dyed hair?
    4. Are you happy with your hair colour?
    5. Should people keep their natural hair colour?
    6. Is the girl right to sue the local government?
    7. What do you think of the girl's school?
    8. How important is it for school students to follow rules?
    9. Should all school students wear tidy uniforms and hair styles?
    10. Should the girl get the $20,000 in damages?

    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. What should schools do about bullies?
    5. What advice would you give to the girl?
    6. Are school rules too strict?
    7. What colour hair would you like?
    8. Should schools treat students in a kinder way?
    9. What is your favourite hairstyle and why?
    10. What questions would you like to ask the girl?

    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)

    An 18-year-old girl in Japan is (1) ____ her local government after her school told her to dye her hair black. The third-year student (2) ____ a high school in the city of Habikino, just east of Osaka. Even though she had naturally brown hair, the school (3) ____ told her to dye it black. She said she had to dye her hair black to (4) ____ the school's rules. Japan's 'Mainichi' newspaper reported that school staff started telling the girl to dye her hair every (5) ____ to two weeks. In her second year, this changed to once every four days. The student's mother said her daughter eventually developed a rash on her scalp and that her hair became (6) ____ damaged. The girl also suffered from stress throughout her three years at high school.

    The student is suing the local government for $20,000 in (7) ____. She told the court on October 27th that the school bullied her for three years to dye her hair. She said that the school would not (8) ____ her hair was naturally brown. She was banned from school trips and school festivals because of her brown hair. The girl told the (9) ____ that teachers said things to her in front of the class that caused great embarrassment to her. This caused her (10) ____ damage. She said that a teacher told her that she should not come to school if she didn't dye her hair. The girl said that she was (11) ____ stressed one day that she collapsed and had to be (12) ____ to hospital by ambulance.

    Which of these words go in the above text?

    1. (a)     using     (b)     sewing     (c)     suing     (d)     acing    
    2. (a)     attended     (b)     attention     (c)     attending     (d)     attend    
    3. (a)     repeatedly     (b)     repeat     (c)     repeats     (d)     repeating    
    4. (a)     follow     (b)     chase     (c)     pursue     (d)     stalk    
    5. (a)     once     (b)     only     (c)     ones     (d)     one    
    6. (a)     blandly     (b)     bad     (c)     baldly     (d)     badly    
    7. (a)     damages     (b)     damaging     (c)     damage     (d)     damaged    
    8. (a)     receipt     (b)     concept     (c)     except     (d)     accept    
    9. (a)     court     (b)     curt     (c)     count     (d)     create    
    10. (a)     psychology     (b)     psychological     (c)     physics     (d)     physically    
    11. (a)     thus     (b)     so     (c)     such     (d)     through    
    12. (a)     taken     (b)     taking     (c)     took     (d)     takes

    Spelling

    Paragraph 1

    1. local ervmtnengo
    2. atdetned a high school
    3. she had aluynrlta brown hair
    4. the school dayleeertp told her
    5. odepdvele a rash on her scalp
    6. utrghuotoh her three years

    Paragraph 2

    1. the school lubeild her
    2. school isvfatsle
    3. psychological gaadme
    4. she was so eresdsst
    5. she esolladpc
    6. taken to hospital by maenlcbua

    Put the text back together

    (    )     damaged. The girl also suffered from stress throughout her three years at high school.

    (    )     embarrassment to her. This caused her psychological damage. She said that a teacher told her that she should

    (    )     not come to school if she didn't dye her hair. The girl said that she was so stressed one

    (    )     day that she collapsed and had to be taken to hospital by ambulance.

    (    )     black. The third-year student attended a high school in the city of Habikino, just east of Osaka. Even though she had

    (    )     accept her hair was naturally brown. She was banned from school trips and school festivals because

    (    )     of her brown hair. The girl told the court that teachers said things to her in front of the class that caused great

    1  )     An 18-year-old girl in Japan is suing her local government after her school told her to dye her hair

    (    )     naturally brown hair, the school repeatedly told her to dye it black. She said she had to dye her hair black to follow

    (    )     the school's rules. Japan's 'Mainichi' newspaper reported that school staff started telling the girl to dye her hair every

    (    )     on October 27th that the school bullied her for three years to dye her hair. She said that the school would not

    (    )     The student is suing the local government for $20,000 in damages. She told the court

    (    )     one to two weeks. In her second year, this changed to once every four days. The student's mother said

    (    )     her daughter eventually developed a rash on her scalp and that her hair became badly

    Put the words in the right order

    1. 18-  suing  old   An  is   government  Japan   year-  local   in  her  girl  .
    2. third  The   city  the  in   school  high  a   attended   student   year   -   .
    3. told   black   her   The   to   school   dye   repeatedly   it   .
    4. school's   the  follow   to  black   hair  her   dye   to   had   She  rules   .
    5. eventually   her   developed   scalp   a   Her   rash   daughter   on   .
    6. for   government   $20,000   local   the   suing   is   student   The   .
    7. not   hair  brown   would   her   naturally   school   accept   was   The   .
    8. her   The   girl   told   the   court   that   teachers   said   things   to   .
    9. teacher   told   her   that   she   should   not   come   to   school   A   .
    10. be  taken   to  hospital   by  ambulance  She  collapsed   and  had   to  .

    Circle the correct word (20 pairs)

    An 18-year-old girl in Japan is using / suing her local government after her school told her to dye her hair black. The third-year student attention / attended a high school in the city of Habikino, just / justly east of Osaka. Even though she had naturalness / naturally brown hair, the school repeatedly / repeated told her to dye it black. She said she had to dye her hair black to follow / chase the school's rules. Japan's 'Mainichi' newspaper reported that school staff started telling the girl to dye her hair every / ever one to two weeks. In her second year, this changed to once every four days. The student's mother said her daughter event / eventually developed a rash on her scalp and that her hair became bad / badly damaged. The girl also suffered from stress throughout / thoroughly her three years at high school.

    The student is suing the local / locally government for $20,000 in / on damages. She told the court on October 27th that the school bully / bullied her for three years to dye her hair. She said that the school would not accept / except her hair was naturally brown. She was binned / banned from school trips and school festivals because of her brown hair. The girl told the court that teachers said things to her in front as / of the class that caused great embarrassment / embarrassed to her. This caused her psychology / psychological damage. She said that a teacher told her that she should not come to school if she didn't dye her hair. The girl said that she was such / so stressed one day that she collapsed and had to be took / taken to hospital by ambulance.

    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)

    _n 18-y__r-_ld g_rl _n J_p_n _s s__ng h_r l_c_l g_v_rnm_nt _ft_r h_r sch__l t_ld h_r t_ dy_ h_r h__r bl_ck. Th_ th_rd-y__r st_d_nt _tt_nd_d _ h_gh sch__l _n th_ c_ty _f H_b_k_n_, j_st __st _f _s_k_. _v_n th__gh sh_ h_d n_t_r_lly br_wn h__r, th_ sch__l r_p__t_dly t_ld h_r t_ dy_ _t bl_ck. Sh_ s__d sh_ h_d t_ dy_ h_r h__r bl_ck t_ f_ll_w th_ sch__l's r_l_s. J_p_n's 'M__n_ch_' n_wsp_p_r r_p_rt_d th_t sch__l st_ff st_rt_d t_ll_ng th_ g_rl t_ dy_ h_r h__r _v_ry _n_ t_ tw_ w__ks. _n h_r s_c_nd y__r, th_s ch_ng_d t_ _nc_ _v_ry f__r d_ys. Th_ st_d_nt's m_th_r s__d h_r d__ght_r _v_nt__lly d_v_l_p_d _ r_sh _n h_r sc_lp _nd th_t h_r h__r b_c_m_ b_dly d_m_g_d. Th_ g_rl _ls_ s_ff_r_d fr_m str_ss thr__gh__t h_r thr__ y__rs _t h_gh sch__l.

    Th_ st_d_nt _s s__ng th_ l_c_l g_v_rnm_nt f_r $20,000 _n d_m_g_s. Sh_ t_ld th_ c__rt _n _ct_b_r 27th th_t th_ sch__l b_ll__d h_r f_r thr__ y__rs t_ dy_ h_r h__r. Sh_ s__d th_t th_ sch__l w__ld n_t _cc_pt h_r h__r w_s n_t_r_lly br_wn. Sh_ w_s b_nn_d fr_m sch__l tr_ps _nd sch__l f_st_v_ls b_c__s_ _f h_r br_wn h__r. Th_ g_rl t_ld th_ c__rt th_t t__ch_rs s__d th_ngs t_ h_r _n fr_nt _f th_ cl_ss th_t c__s_d gr__t _mb_rr_ssm_nt t_ h_r. Th_s c__s_d h_r psych_l_g_c_l d_m_g_. Sh_ s__d th_t _ t__ch_r t_ld h_r th_t sh_ sh__ld n_t c_m_ t_ sch__l _f sh_ d_dn't dy_ h_r h__r. Th_ g_rl s__d th_t sh_ w_s s_ str_ss_d _n_ d_y th_t sh_ c_ll_ps_d _nd h_d t_ b_ t_k_n t_ h_sp_t_l by _mb_l_nc_.

    Punctuate the text and add capitals

    an 18-year-old girl in japan is suing her local government after her school told her to dye her hair black the third-year student attended a high school in the city of habikino just east of osaka even though she had naturally brown hair the school repeatedly told her to dye it black she said she had to dye her hair black to follow the school's rules japan's 'mainichi' newspaper reported that school staff started telling the girl to dye her hair every one to two weeks in her second year this changed to once every four days the student's mother said her daughter eventually developed a rash on her scalp and that her hair became badly damaged the girl also suffered from stress throughout her three years at high school

    the student is suing the local government for $20000 in damages she told the court on october 27th that the school bullied her for three years to dye her hair she said that the school would not accept her hair was naturally brown she was banned from school trips and school festivals because of her brown hair the girl told the court that teachers said things to her in front of the class that caused great embarrassment to her this caused her psychological damage she said that a teacher told her that she should not come to school if she didn't dye her hair the girl said that she was so stressed one day that she collapsed and had to be taken to hospital by ambulance

    Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

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    October27ththattheschoolbulliedherforthreeyearstodyeherhair.Sh
    esaidthattheschoolwouldnotacceptherhairwasnaturallybrown.Shew
    asbannedfromschooltripsandschoolfestivalsbecauseofherbrownhai
    r.Thegirltoldthecourtthatteacherssaidthingstoherinfrontoftheclasst
    hatcausedgreatembarrassmenttoher.Thiscausedherpsychologicald
    amage.Shesaidthatateachertoldherthatsheshouldnotcometoschool
    ifshedidn'tdyeherhair.Thegirlsaidthatshewassostressedonedaythat
    shecollapsedandhadtobetakentohospitalbyambulance.

    Free writing

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

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    Academic writing

    We should all keep our natural hair colour and not use hair dye. 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 this news. Share what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

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

    4. SCHOOL RULES: Write a magazine article about school students dying their hair. Include imaginary interviews with people who are for and against it.

    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 dyed hair. Ask him/her three questions about it. Give him/her three of your opinions on students dying their hair. 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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