Close Shave

 
 

1. Before you listen, look at the key vocabulary below and check any new words in your dictionary.


accident      daft      bored      achieved      barber      considerable       train(v)      explaining

lowered       flat       towel       removed       razor       old-fashioned       fault       massaged  

shoulders       trimmed       eyebrows       plucked       nasal       advantage       fabulous


2. Print this and write in the missing words P 34 Close Shave Activity

3. Download  P 34 Close Shave Script and check your answers.


Close Shave


Justin:  Hello, and ............ to The Justin Time Radio Show. Hi Ralph, how are you ............?


Ralph:  Fine thanks, Justin. Oo, ............ you ............ a haircut?


Justin:  No, Ralph. I had an ............ and the ............ just left it this way.


Ralph:  An ............? Oh dear. What happened?


Justin:  Don’t be daft, Ralph, I’m only .............


Ralph: It looks a lot .............


Justin:  Oh good, I am glad that sitting there and being ............ out of my mind for 40 minutes has ............ something.


Ralph:  It takes ............ minutes for a haircut?


Justin:  Well, the barber needs time to exercise his considerable ............; it’s not an easy thing to do you know, ............ hair. Once I had a 10-minute $5 haircut and ............ an important .............


Ralph:  What was that?


Justin:  The difference between a ............ haircut,

and a ............ haircut?


Ralph:  What is the difference between a ............

haircut, and a ............ haircut?


Justin:  About two ............. That’s how long you have to walk

around ............ like an ............ before it grows back.


Ralph:  Ha ha, it’s fascinatingly ............ this.

Do you go to the same barber every time?


Justin:  Oh yes, Ralph, you have to, it takes so long to ............ them so that they know exactly what you want doing with your hair. If you go to a new one, you have to start ............ what style you want all over again. It’s hard work and very ............ as anything can .............


Ralph:  What do you ............?


Justin:  Well, the first time I went to my ............ barber I only wanted a ............ cut, but my Japanese is not so good, and I ............ said yes to the ............ thing.


Ralph:  What ............?


Justin:  I sat down and the back of the chair ............ so I was lying ............ flat. I was surprised and before I could say anything a hot ............ covered my face. I was horrified and totally ............. Then, he came back, removed the towel, and started putting ............ soap all over my face. At that point I ............ there was a big misunderstanding. The next moment he was giving me a ............ with a cutthroat razor. You know, the old-............ dangerous looking things. It was too late to stop him, it was my own ............, so I thought I’d just better go along with it.


Ralph:  So, you had a ............ and a haircut then?


Justin:  No, that would have been bad ............, I’d already had a ............ at home an hour before. No, after the shave he washed my hair, and ............ my head and shoulders for about forty minutes. I thought my head was going to ............ off! Finally, he started to cut my hair, and I thought, ‘Great, that’s what I came in for in the first place.’ But he didn’t ............ there, after that, he shaved my ............, trimmed my ............ and then the chair went down again. And, he plucked out my ............ hairs ............ by ............!


Ralph:  Ouch!  Oo ‘ecky, sounds .............


Justin:  It was, Ralph! It brought ............ to my eyes, I can tell you. When I finally got out of there two hours later I felt like the lucky ............ of near-death ............. He’s very good now ............. After all these years I’ve got him well ............. I just walk in and he gives me a haircut, same ............ time.


Ralph:  I’m ............ I don’t have to go through all that.


Justin:  Yes, sometimes I ............ you my friend; sometimes not having a body can be an ............. Oo, I can feel some music coming on. This is the lovely Cherry Lee, with a ............ song called, Never Forget.

Now that I'm ............ please don't ............ for me

Think of the ............ when we were ............

I'll ............ be here if you ............ me

Just close your ............ and you know I’ll be ............

You ............ I'll be ............


I'll never ............ when we got ............ wet in the ............

Dark ............ swallowed the ............

but for some ............ why we were ............


Now that I'm ............ please don't ............ for me

Think of the ............ when we were ............

I'll ............ be here if you ............ me

Just close your ............ and you know I’ll be ............

You ............ I'll be ............


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