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At the barber's

At the barber's

Watch Dev from India and Fernando from Spain visit the barber's. 

Getting your hair cut when you are abroad can be scary. The language related to getting a haircut is very specific and rarely used away from the barbershop.

The challenge this week is all about communicating with the barber. 

Who do you think will win?

Dev is trying to explain to the barber how he wants his hair cut.

Language you need at the barbers!

The following activities will help you if you need to have a haircut in the UK. The first activity is a comprehension activity that should help you notice the important language in the video. 

Activity 1: In this activity, you have to put the events from the video into the correct order.
Put the events into the correct order.

Activity 2: In this next activity, you have to match the barber's equipment with the names.
Match words with the pictures.

Activity 3: In this activity, you have to read some descriptions of haircuts and match them with their names. If you are not sure, you should use a google image search.
Match the hairstyles with the descriptions.

Quiz

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Your turn

What hairstyle do you have?

How often do you go to the barbers or hairdressers?

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hsn's picture
hsn
30/06/2022
TR
5062
points

I've greasy hairs and have to often wash them so I prefer short hair style. I go hairdresser monthly.


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hsn
30/06/2022 16:39
Turkey
Tottenham Hotspur
5062

I've greasy hairs and have to often wash them so I prefer short hair style. I go hairdresser monthly.

Michaelsun
04/04/2022
CN
738
points

Many barbershop are closed for the restraints of the Covid-19’s policy. So my wife came to be my personal barber. She was not as good as barber ,but I the good thing is we can save money.


Michaelsun
04/04/2022 10:06
China
Manchester United
738

Many barbershop are closed for the restraints of the Covid-19’s policy. So my wife came to be my personal barber. She was not as good as barber ,but I the good thing is we can save money.

Bruno123
07/02/2022
PL
296
points

Hard


Bruno123
07/02/2022 16:48
Poland
Manchester United
296

Hard

Tomáš Sobota
05/02/2022
SK
91
points

I don´t know how I can describe .D. It´s totally freestyle :D. Usually I go there every month.


Tomáš Sobota
05/02/2022 18:46
Slovakia
Leeds United
91

I don´t know how I can describe .D. It´s totally freestyle :D. Usually I go there every month.

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Tawan
20/04/2021
TH
12
points

I have wavy hair and I usually go to the barber once a month.


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Tawan
20/04/2021 14:57
Thailand
Liverpool
12

I have wavy hair and I usually go to the barber once a month.

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Gabriel Amaral
15/03/2021
BR
1512
points

I haven't go to the barbers since about eight years. I do it by myself with grade 2 clippers.


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Gabriel Amaral
15/03/2021 14:35
Brazil
Arsenal
1512

I haven't go to the barbers since about eight years. I do it by myself with grade 2 clippers.

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eugenpetcu12
08/02/2021
RO
152
points

I go to the barber shop twice a month. My hairstyle is short in sides with different grades.


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eugenpetcu12
08/02/2021 13:35
Romania
Chelsea
152

I go to the barber shop twice a month. My hairstyle is short in sides with different grades.

laulauu49
15/11/2020
FR
75
points

I'm going to the barber every months


laulauu49
15/11/2020 20:28
France
Tottenham Hotspur
75

I'm going to the barber every months

Izabela
25/06/2020
BR
1505
points

Nice.


Izabela
25/06/2020 01:17
Brazil
Newcastle United
1505

Nice.

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mobeckham
07/06/2020
TR
6472
points

Well , I have long hair with a headband nowadays but I like to change my hairstyles more often
I usually go to the barbers once every two months


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mobeckham
07/06/2020 22:55
Turkey
Manchester United
6472

Well , I have long hair with a headband nowadays but I like to change my hairstyles more often
I usually go to the barbers once every two months

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mustywhu
20/05/2020
TR
38
points

Barbers have closed for 3 months because of Covid-19.I have to learn how cuts my hair :)


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mustywhu
20/05/2020 14:22
Turkey
West Ham United
38

Barbers have closed for 3 months because of Covid-19.I have to learn how cuts my hair :)

Tristan's picture
Tristan
12/05/2020
MX
18
points

Because of my hair I need to go every 2 weeks. I like to keep it short on the sides and back but longer on the top. My hairstyle might be the crew cut.


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Tristan
12/05/2020 02:36
Mexico
Chelsea
18

Because of my hair I need to go every 2 weeks. I like to keep it short on the sides and back but longer on the top. My hairstyle might be the crew cut.

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kabithos
22/03/2020
CO
50
points

I don´t go to the barber, I'm bald and cut my hair and beard by myself in my house.


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kabithos
22/03/2020 12:01
Colombia
Manchester United
50

I don´t go to the barber, I'm bald and cut my hair and beard by myself in my house.

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jjosebadillo
24/11/2019
MX
434
points

fun but hard not to know the different types of hair


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jjosebadillo
24/11/2019 18:44
Mexico
Wolverhampton Wanderers
434

fun but hard not to know the different types of hair

Czarek54321
04/10/2019
PL
314
points

Easy.


Czarek54321
04/10/2019 19:11
Poland
Manchester City
314

Easy.

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kabithos
22/03/2020
CO
50
points

This is not easy, the names of haircuts are rare and confusing.


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kabithos
22/03/2020 12:03
Colombia
Manchester United
50

This is not easy, the names of haircuts are rare and confusing.

englishman
27/08/2019
DZ
1734
points

I am very happy


englishman
27/08/2019 12:19
Algeria
Manchester City
1734

I am very happy

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Tato Sales
11/08/2019
ES
5
points

Great test, but I don't know some haircuts


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Tato Sales
11/08/2019 20:17
Spain
Liverpool
5

Great test, but I don't know some haircuts

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ldzingirai
14/04/2019
ZW
1742
points

I'm not familiar with some haircuts.


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ldzingirai
14/04/2019 06:13
Zimbabwe
Chelsea
1742

I'm not familiar with some haircuts.

Smarti
25/02/2019
ES
6
points

I have a French crop. A French crop is short at the back and sides and longer on top. It is like a crew cut but longer on top.
I go to the barber's every three weeks.


Smarti
25/02/2019 09:52
Spain
Arsenal
6

I have a French crop. A French crop is short at the back and sides and longer on top. It is like a crew cut but longer on top.
I go to the barber's every three weeks.

batric.janjic
24/06/2018
ME
117
points

I show the barber a picture.
One of the month.


batric.janjic
24/06/2018 23:47
Montenegro
Chelsea
117

I show the barber a picture.
One of the month.

MichaelSedigh
30/01/2018
SE
19
points

I got all right this is a fantastic way to learn English.


MichaelSedigh
30/01/2018 19:41
Sweden
Manchester United
19

I got all right this is a fantastic way to learn English.

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Khaldoun83
18/09/2017
DZ
325
points

I have a sort of quiff hairstyle but not exactlty quiff, honestly my hairstyle looks like Tintin.

I usually go to the barber every 20 days to cut  my hair.

Thank you for this lesson, it was a very interesting lesson and I copied all the hairstyle discription and I put them on a word file with pictures.


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Khaldoun83
18/09/2017 16:03
Algeria
Liverpool
325

I have a sort of quiff hairstyle but not exactlty quiff, honestly my hairstyle looks like Tintin.

I usually go to the barber every 20 days to cut  my hair.

Thank you for this lesson, it was a very interesting lesson and I copied all the hairstyle discription and I put them on a word file with pictures.

Rich's picture
Rich
18/09/2017
ES
594
points

Hi Khaldoun83

Thanks for your nice words. We're happy you enjoyed the lesson. I've also answered your questions in this week's podcast about getting your hair cut.

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


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Rich
18/09/2017 16:39
Spain
Liverpool
594

Hi Khaldoun83

Thanks for your nice words. We're happy you enjoyed the lesson. I've also answered your questions in this week's podcast about getting your hair cut.

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

kirito2001
10/08/2017
VN
180
points

I have very short hair. My father cut my hair when i am  a child


kirito2001
10/08/2017 14:22
Vietnam
Manchester United
180

I have very short hair. My father cut my hair when i am  a child

Mattia
22/06/2017
IT
13
points

I have shoulder length straight layered middle parting hairstyle. My hair is brown . I usually go to the hairdresser once a month and I usually style my hair on my own because I'm a hairdresser trainee


Mattia
22/06/2017 08:49
Italy
Chelsea
13

I have shoulder length straight layered middle parting hairstyle. My hair is brown . I usually go to the hairdresser once a month and I usually style my hair on my own because I'm a hairdresser trainee

Mattia
21/06/2017
IT
13
points

I never go to the barber's because my sister is a hairdresser so she cuts my hair once every two weeks. I let her do it and I'm usually satisfied.
I have quiff hairstyle.


Mattia
21/06/2017 14:37
Italy
Chelsea
13

I never go to the barber's because my sister is a hairdresser so she cuts my hair once every two weeks. I let her do it and I'm usually satisfied.
I have quiff hairstyle.

Taku
12/05/2017
JP
66
points

I have short hair.

I go to the hairdressers once in two or three months.

I think I shoud go more often tho,,,

 

 


Taku
12/05/2017 16:08
Japan
Leicester City
66

I have short hair.

I go to the hairdressers once in two or three months.

I think I shoud go more often tho,,,

 

 

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Talapker
28/01/2017
KZ
205
points

it was very interesting and so funny


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Talapker
28/01/2017 12:09
Kazakhstan
Manchester City
205

it was very interesting and so funny

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kwesimanifest
04/06/2016
GH
4768
points

I visit the barbers ever month


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kwesimanifest
04/06/2016 23:37
Ghana
Manchester United
4768

I visit the barbers ever month

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kwesimanifest
04/06/2016
GH
4768
points

I have ano undercut haircut


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kwesimanifest
04/06/2016 23:32
Ghana
Manchester United
4768

I have ano undercut haircut

Buchiy
22/05/2016
JP
2564
points

I usually have my hair cut once in every one and half month.


Buchiy
22/05/2016 03:37
Japan
Leicester City
2564

I usually have my hair cut once in every one and half month.

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assemjuve
01/04/2016
PS
3705
points

I often go once in 6 weeks.


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assemjuve
01/04/2016 08:34
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

I often go once in 6 weeks.

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elghoul
01/03/2016
DZ
3988
points

I have a crew cut hairstyle.
I use to go to the hair dresser every two months.


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elghoul
01/03/2016 11:19
Algeria
Manchester City
3988

I have a crew cut hairstyle.
I use to go to the hair dresser every two months.

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HakanUslu1881
28/02/2016
TR
1761
points

I have crew cut.
I go to the barber once in six weeks.


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HakanUslu1881
28/02/2016 23:38
Turkey
Leicester City
1761

I have crew cut.
I go to the barber once in six weeks.

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MUGEMANYI
16/11/2015
RW
2320
points

I go to balber twice in month


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MUGEMANYI
16/11/2015 15:50
Rwanda
Arsenal
2320

I go to balber twice in month

nikosonris
10/11/2015
UA
2453
points

I don't like going to a barber's. Usually my sister helps me with my haircut.


nikosonris
10/11/2015 12:09
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

I don't like going to a barber's. Usually my sister helps me with my haircut.

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Alex_from_Ukraine
08/11/2015
UA
6204
points

I have my hair cut once in two month. The hair dresser often happens to be my girl-friend. :-)


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Alex_from_Ukraine
08/11/2015 03:34
Ukraine
Liverpool
6204

I have my hair cut once in two month. The hair dresser often happens to be my girl-friend. :-)

ARPIREMA
04/11/2015
MX
51
points

I have an undefined hairstyle, it is a little short but not so much, the style isn't important to me, I want to be confortable it is most important. At autumn and winter I prefer my hair a little long but in summer I ask for a shortcut. I go to the barbershop between 30 or 40 days.


ARPIREMA
04/11/2015 18:13
Mexico
Manchester United
51

I have an undefined hairstyle, it is a little short but not so much, the style isn't important to me, I want to be confortable it is most important. At autumn and winter I prefer my hair a little long but in summer I ask for a shortcut. I go to the barbershop between 30 or 40 days.

knight
03/11/2015
TR
1182
points

normal / once a month


knight
03/11/2015 20:13
Turkey
Liverpool
1182

normal / once a month

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almirpereira
01/11/2015
BR
1315
points

I am gointo the barbers.


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almirpereira
01/11/2015 17:43
Brazil
Chelsea
1315

I am gointo the barbers.

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almirpereira
28/10/2015
BR
1315
points

I'm learn very well.


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almirpereira
28/10/2015 23:27
Brazil
Chelsea
1315

I'm learn very well.

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aragorn1986
28/10/2015
ME
3557
points

I have a short hair, shortened on the side with clipper.


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aragorn1986
28/10/2015 17:39
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

I have a short hair, shortened on the side with clipper.

Shefeek
28/10/2015
IN
1608
points

Yes , you are right Rich ( and me too.. :-)


Shefeek
28/10/2015 17:19
India
Manchester United
1608

Yes , you are right Rich ( and me too.. :-)

Shefeek
28/10/2015
IN
1608
points

Barber Selects number 1 on the hair clipper and cut the hair on the sides and back of your head without guide comb. Then he change to number 2 and cut the hair on top of the head with the help of guide comb. It takes only 10 -15 minutes.


Shefeek
28/10/2015 17:14
India
Manchester United
1608

Barber Selects number 1 on the hair clipper and cut the hair on the sides and back of your head without guide comb. Then he change to number 2 and cut the hair on top of the head with the help of guide comb. It takes only 10 -15 minutes.

Shefeek
28/10/2015
IN
1608
points

I go to saloon first week every month & I prefer "navy cutting."


Shefeek
28/10/2015 09:10
India
Manchester United
1608

I go to saloon first week every month & I prefer "navy cutting."

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Rich
28/10/2015
ES
594
points

I'm not sure what 'navy cutting' is. What do you mean?


Rich's picture
Rich
28/10/2015 15:14
Spain
Liverpool
594

I'm not sure what 'navy cutting' is. What do you mean?

Shefeek
28/10/2015
IN
1608
points

it is also called ' army haircut'. In our local place we call this style as " navy hair style or navy cutting ". :- )


Shefeek
28/10/2015 15:31
India
Manchester United
1608

it is also called ' army haircut'. In our local place we call this style as " navy hair style or navy cutting ". :- )

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Rich
28/10/2015
ES
594
points

Ah yes, I think in the UK we call this style a 'crew cut'. Google it and let me know if I'm right :)


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Rich
28/10/2015 16:19
Spain
Liverpool
594

Ah yes, I think in the UK we call this style a 'crew cut'. Google it and let me know if I'm right :)

Abdallah
21/09/2015
KW
1814
points

I have a quiff always .
Approximately twice a month


Abdallah
21/09/2015 10:17
Kuwait
Chelsea
1814

I have a quiff always .
Approximately twice a month

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Vocabulary

Language related to hairstyles and haircuts.

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