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Do you know what to say to the hairdresser in English? So, check this out and do your thing at this place where women ( and a lot of dudes today!) love so much to be in.

Do you know what to say to the hairdresser in English? So, check this out and do your thing at this place where women ( and a lot of dudes today!) love so much to be in.

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  • At the hairdresser’s Teacher’s notes and keyLevelintermediateAims• to learn vocabulary for describing haircuts• to recognise differences in register in small talk• to practise dialogues at the hairdresser’sTimingapproximately 1 hourDescribing hair2. Answers: a) layered, bleached; b) spiky; c) short back and sides; d) highlights, layered, a fringe; e) a perm / permed hair; f) sideburns, a fringe; g) a bob, a fringe, bleached; h) a shaved head4. Answers: Men Women Both short back and sides a perm / permed hair a fringe sideburns highlights bleached a shaved head a bob spiky layeredHaving your hair cut1. Answers: a) short back and sides b) to go on a boat trip (See the end of the teacher’s notes for the transcript.)3. Answers: most formal: yellow least formal: blue© www.teachitworld.com 2010 13498 Page 1 of 10
  • At the hairdresser’s4. Answers: Greeting someone Saying that something looks OK Hi. It looks great. Hello. It’s just right thanks. Good afternoon. It’s perfect thank you. Saying what you want Deciding to follow a suggestion Just a trim please. I’ll give it a go. Just a few centimetres off please. I’ll do that. I’d like plenty taken off please. I think I’ll take your advice. Asking for something Asking for a suggestion Can you …? What do you suggest? Could you …? What would you recommend? Would you …? What do you advise me to do? Thanking someone Agreeing with a fact Yes it is. Yes it is. That’s right. That’s right. You’re quite right. You’re quite right. Saying that a suggestion is good Remembering something Nice idea. Yes, before I forget I’d like … That sounds good. Oh yes, can you …? That sounds like a good idea. Yes, just one more thing could you …?TranscriptH = hairdresserC = customerH: Good afternoon.C: Hello.H: Take a seat.C: Thanks.H: How would you like your hair?C: I’d like plenty taken off, please.H: How exactly would you like it at the front?C: Quite short at the front, please.H: OK.C: With short back and sides as well.© www.teachitworld.com 2010 13498 Page 2 of 10
  • At the hairdresser’sH: Fine. Anything else?C: Yes, I’d like it squared off at the back.H: No problem.C: And could you make the sideburns a bit shorter?H: Is that all?C: Oh yes, and can you put a bit of colour in the top so it has a slightly bleached look?H: I think I can remember that. I don’t think I’ve seen you here before. Is this your first time?C: That’s right. I’m a visitor here.H: There’s plenty to do here if you have the time.C: What would you recommend?H: Well, the best thing about Sydney is the harbour, so I suggest you take a boat trip.C: That sounds good. What can I see from the boat?H: You get a good view of the city, especially the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House, as well as the boats and the beaches.C: I’ll give it a go.H: That’s it – it’s done. How does that look?C: That was quick. It looks great!H: Would you like any gel?C: Just a bit, please.H: That’ll be twenty dollars, please.C: Thanks a lot.H: Thank you. Goodbye. Enjoy the rest of your stay.C: Thanks. I will. Bye.© www.teachitworld.com 2010 13498 Page 3 of 10
  • At the hairdresser’sDescribing hair1. How would you describe your hair? Is it long or short, straight or curly …?2. Look at the pictures below. How would you describe these people’s hair?a) b) c)d) e) f)g) h)b) © pauldwaite 2006 http://www.flickr.com/photos/pauldwaite/214450820/in/photostreamc) © liber 2008 http://www.flickr.com/photos/liberato/3078522878d) © trec_lit 2006 http://www.flickr.com/photos/trec_lit/144247514f) © dulasfloyd 2006 http://www.flickr.com/photos/dougfloyd/311052772g) © D Sharon Pruitt 2009 http://www.flickr.com/photos/pinksherbet/3558724174h) © Editor B 2006 http://www.flickr.com/photos/editor/158187180© www.teachitworld.com 2010 13498 Page 4 of 10
  • At the hairdresser’s3. Now match the expressions below to the haircuts above. short back and sides highlights bleached a bob spiky a perm/permed hair sideburns layered a shaved head a fringe4. Which are typically for men, which for women and which for both? Men Women Both5. Which haircuts above do you like and which don’t you like?Having your hair cut1. Listen to the conversation and answer the questions. a) How does the man want his hair cut? b) What does he decide to do in Sydney?2. You are on holiday in Sydney and have decided that you need to have your hair cut, so you have gone to a trendy looking hairdresser near your hotel. Choose what to say from the blue, green and yellow boxes. Hairdresser: Good afternoon. 1 You: Hi. Hello. Good afternoon. Hairdresser: Take a seat. 2 You: Cheers. Thanks. Thank you. Hairdresser: How would you like your hair? 3 You: Just a trim, please. Just a few I’d like plenty taken centimetres off, off, please. please.© www.teachitworld.com 2010 13498 Page 5 of 10
  • At the hairdresser’s Hairdresser: How exactly would you like it at the front? 4 You: Just a little of the A few centimetres Quite short at the front. off the front. front, please. Hairdresser: OK. 5 You: And not too short With short back And could you use at the back and and sides as well. the machine on the sides either. back and sides? Hairdresser: Fine. Anything else? 6 You: Yes, I’d like it squared off at Yes, could you leave it rounded the back. at the back, please? Hairdresser: No problem. 7 You: And can you take And could you And would you the sideburns off? make the sideburns please leave the a bit shorter? sideburns on? Hairdresser: Is that all? You: Yes, before I forget Oh yes, can you Yes, just one more 8 I’d like the top a put a bit of colour thing: could you use bit spiky. in the top so it has the thinning scissors a slightly bleached on top? look? Hairdresser: I think I can remember all that. I don’t think I’ve seen you here before. Is this your first time? 9 You: Yes, it is. I’m just That’s right. I’m a You’re quite right. visiting Sydney for visitor here. I’m just passing a few days. through Sydney. Hairdresser: There’s plenty to do here if you have time. 10 You: What do you What would you What would you suggest? recommend? advise me to do? Hairdresser: The best thing about Sydney is the harbour, so I suggest you take a boat trip. 11 You: Nice idea. What That sounds good. That sounds like a can I see from the What can I see good idea. What boat? from the boat? can I see from the boat?© www.teachitworld.com 2010 13498 Page 6 of 10
  • At the hairdresser’s Hairdresser: You get a good view of the city, especially the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House, as well as the boats and beaches. 12 You: I’ll give it a go. I’ll do that. I think I’ll take your advice. 15 minutes later. Hairdresser: That’s it – it’s done. How does that look? 13 You: That was quick. It That was quick. That was quick. It’s looks great. It’s just right perfect thank you. thanks. Hairdresser: Would you like any gel? 14 You: Yeah, go for it. Just a bit, please. Just a little, please. Hairdresser: That’ll be twenty dollars, please. 15 You: Thanks. Thanks a lot. Thank you very much. Hairdresser: Thank you. Goodbye. Enjoy the rest of your stay. 16 You: Yeah, thanks. See Thanks. I will. Thank you. I’m sure you. Bye. I will. Goodbye.3. Look again at the dialogue. Which colour of box uses the most formal language and which uses the least formal?4. Look at some of the phrases from the dialogue. Match each group of phrases to the correct heading below. The first group has been done for you. a) Hi. Hello. Good afternoon. b) Just a trim please. Just a few centimetres off please. I’d like plenty taken off please. c) Yes, before I forget I’d like … Oh yes, can you …? Yes, just one more thing could you …? d) Cheers. Thanks. Thank you.© www.teachitworld.com 2010 13498 Page 7 of 10
  • At the hairdresser’s e) Can you …? Could you …? Would you …? f) Yes it is. That’s right. You’re quite right. g) What do you suggest? What would you recommend? What do you advise me to do? h) Nice idea. That sounds good. That sounds like a good idea. i) I’ll give it a go. I’ll do that. I think I’ll take your advice. j) It looks great. It’s just right thanks. It’s fine thank you. Greeting someone Saying that something looks OKHi.Hello.Good afternoon. Saying what you want Deciding to follow a suggestion Asking for something Asking for a suggestion Thanking someone Agreeing with a fact Saying that a suggestion is good Remembering something© www.teachitworld.com 2010 13498 Page 8 of 10
  • At the hairdresser’s5. Now make your own dialogue using the expressions.Hairdresser: Good afternoon.Greet thehairdresser:Hairdresser: Take a seat.Thank him/her:Hairdresser: How would you like your hair?Say what youwant:Hairdresser: How exactly would you like it at the front?Explain somemore:Hairdresser: Fine. Anything else?Ask for somethingelse:Hairdresser: No problem.Ask for somethingelse again: I think I can remember all that. I don’t think I’ve seen you hereHairdresser: before. Is this your first time?Agree and explainthat it is your firstvisitto Sydney:Hairdresser: There’s plenty to do here if you have time.Ask for asuggestionabout what to do: The best thing about Sydney is the harbour, so I suggest you takeHairdresser: a boat trip.Say that thesuggestionis good and askaboutwhat you can see:© www.teachitworld.com 2010 13498 Page 9 of 10
  • At the hairdresser’s You get a good view of the city, especially the Harbour BridgeHairdresser: and the Opera House, as well as the boats and beaches.Decide to followthesuggestion:Hairdresser: That’s it – it’s done. How does that look?Say that itlooks OK:Hairdresser: Would you like any gel?Reply:Hairdresser: That’ll be twenty dollars, please.Thank him/her:© www.teachitworld.com 2010 13498 Page 10 of 10