Hair Styling

Part 1Listen and Readd: Listen to the recording, answer the questions, and then read along with the audio recording.

The man works on his hair ________.

The man says, "I often style my hair after I get out of the shower."

If the man runs out of hair gel, he ______.

The man says, "If I run out of hair gel, I use hairspray instead to make my hair stay in place."

I often style my hair after I get out of the shower. I first blow dry my hair (with a blow dryer, of course), put some styling gel in my hair, and then comb my hair to the style I want it. If I run out of hair gel, I use hairspray instead to make my hair stay in place. I’ve noticed I’ve started graying a little around the ears, so I might start using hair coloring to hide the gray hairs. Obviously, looking good is important to me, but I don’t want to appear vain or proud just because I want to look nice.

Part 2: Discussion

Do you ever use any haircare products to improve your appearance? If so, which ones?

Part 3: Online Investigation

There are hundreds of haircare products, including hair gel and hair spray. Compare two products and their claims. Which product do you feel would give you the best results?

Part 4: Online Listening Practice (from