510 The Haircut
Ruth talk to Akane about her new hairstyle.
Akane: Hi, Ruth.
Akane: Hey did you get a new hair cut?
Ruth: Yeah I did actually.
Akane: Wow, it looks really nice!
Ruth: Oh you like it? Thanks.
Akane: It’s shorter than before.
Ruth: Yeah, it’s quite a lot shorter actually.
Akane: So where did you get it cut?
Ruth: Oh it’s quite an interesting story. I went to a hairdresser just down the road. I saw a sign outside and it said that they were offering cheap haircuts so I went in there.
Akane: Oh, ok well, how cheap was it?
Ruth: Erm, well it was 1500 yen which is about £7.50.
Akane: Oh right, ok. So are you pleased with your new haircut?
Ruth: Erm, yeah, I am pleased. I’m pleased that it’s shorter and it’s better than it would have been if I had done it myself and I’m also pleased that it was cheap, but its not exactly what I was looking for.
Akane: Oh, so, would you go there again?
Ruth: Erm, probably not!
Akane: No? Well, what kind of person cut your hair?
Ruth: Oh it was quite interesting. Erm, it was really, it was quite a dirty hairdressers really.
Akane: Oh no, dirty!
Ruth: Well it was kind of a bit greasy and everybody in there…well, it was full of old men and I was the only girl in there.
Akane: Oh, ok
Ruth: And the haircut took probably 7 minutes.
Akane: Wow, that’s really fast!
Ruth: Yeah, exactly and they didn’t wash my hair or anything, so…
Akane: Oh no!
Ruth: But it was cheap and you know I like bargains so it wasn’t too bad.
Akane: So there were a lot of old men there and no women?
Ruth: That’s right.
Akane: So was it a barber?
Ruth: I hope not! I hope I didn’t make the mistake of going into a barber but there was a woman in there cutting hair and she cut my hair
Akane: Oh that’s a good sign.
Ruth: Yeah that was a good sign.
Akane: So do you think your haircut will last until you have to go back to England?
Ruth: Well I’m hoping so. It is quite short; it’s a lot shorter than it was before so hopefully it will.
Akane: Ok, well I really like it.
Ruth: Oh that’s really nice of you, thanks! Well, if you get your haircut don’t go there!
Akane: Ok, good advice!
I saw a sign outside and it said that they were offering cheap haircuts.
A sign is an announcement or board with information, usually outside a building or next to a road. Notice the following:
- I didn't see the sign for the road exit.
- The sign on the building said it was closed.
Well it was kind of a bit greasy.
A substance is greasy if it contains a lot of oil. We can use this word to talk about food or beauty products as well. Notice the following:
- I couldn't eat the pizza because it was too greasy.
- His hands were greasy from fixing the bicycle.
So was it a barber?
A barber is a stylist for men's hair and he usually offers shaving services as well. Notice the following:
- The barber didn't listen and cut my hair too short.
- Do you know a good barber near here? My son needs a haircut.
So do you think your haircut will last until you have to go back to England?
"To last" is to be effective for a long period of time. when we buy new things we want them to last for a while. Notice the following:
- Those shoes will never last until next year. They already have holes in them.
- The battery only lasted 3 hours.
Ok, good advice!
Advice is an idea about the best action or solution for a problem or situation. When we have problems we usually ask our friends or family for advice on what to do. Notice the following:
- My grandmother always had the best advice for problems with my friends.
- Who do you ask for advice when you have problems?