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Tanis's Haircut

Tanis's Haircut

Date: Nov 23 2001


1. Learn Vocabulary - Learn some new vocabulary before you start the lesson.

2. Read and Prepare - Read the introduction and prepare to hear the audio.

When you don’t speak the language, going to the hair stylist can be terrifying! On the Ask A Pal *_message board we had a request to talk about having a hair cut in one of the lessons. We thought it was a great idea! In the _Real Life* lesson below you can listen to me visit the salon to have my hair done.
Check it out, then take a look at the lesson discussion that follows!


1. Listen and Read - Listen to the audio and read the dialog at the same time.

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2. Study - Read the dialog again to see how the vocab words are used.



Hair Stylist: So what are we doing today?

Tanis:  Well, I think I want something different. I mean I’ve been coming to you for a while and… I don’t know, what do you think?

Hair Stylist: Well, everyone’s going dark for the Winter, so it might be nice to put some highlights in there.

Tanis:  Some highlights or lowlights?

Hair Stylist: Highlights ‘cause everyone’s going dark. I think you are… you’re a different kind of girl so maybe we should do something a little different.

Tanis:  So are you thinking red or are you thinking blonde or what?

Hair Stylist: I was thinking something golden maybe, with some gold highlights and maybe some auburn highlights… for the Thanksgiving season?

Tanis:  Ooh! I like it! I like it! Okay, now what about the cut? I think I want something kind of flippy or maybe some layers? I don’t know, what do you think?

Hair Stylist: Did you want to save your length?

Tanis:  Well, I’d like to make it as long as possible, but do you think my face would look better with something shorter?

Hair Stylist: Well maybe we could do something around… keep your length and maybe, um, give you some layers around the face, and frame it, and do some soft layering around the interior, and leave your length.

Tanis:  Okay, but… isn’t that what we always do?

(Tanis and the hair stylist laugh…)



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I have been going to my hair stylist Nicole for a long time, so we are very comfortable talking to each other. You can tell by the way I keep asking her what she thinks, that I trust her to help me make good decisions about my hair.
Listen to how quickly the hair stylist and I speak to each other! (I especially have a bad habit of doing this when I get excited about something!) We are talking like this because we are happy to see each other, and are both excited to so something different with my hair. We laugh at the end of the conversation because no matter what I decide to do with my hair, I always seem to end up with the same length and style: the same style we chose today! :-)
There are tons of vocabulary words in this lesson, so take your time reviewing it!
If you have a salon or barbershop story to tell, come on over to the Life Goes On message board and share it with us all! We’ll soon have a clip of Chad getting his hair cut as well, so that the boys don’t feel left out!
Have a Great Week Friends!



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Good it sounds very nice I got a sutdent who is a hairdresser and I think se will find it usefu!

09:38 PM Mar 01 2012 |

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