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What are some common personal or health problems we encounter in our lives? How could hair loss affect a person’s personal appearance and feelings about themselves?
“face up to” = accept something difficult
“Having problems is a part of life, and sometimes you just have to face up to them.”
“mince words” = be indirect by using mild words
“I wish you didn’t mince words every time we need to resolve a problem. Just tell me what you think.”
A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.
Ron: Hey, I get enough of it from friends, and the people at work, and now from you!
Ron: Ah, nothing. I'm just looking up some information on the Internet.
Heather: Well, maybe you could wear a toupee? I think you'd look great. Ron: Oh no. And have it slip off my head on to my date's dinner plate as I lean over to kiss her? Uh-uh.
Ron: Ah, I still don't give much credibility to medical treatment to prevent permanent hair loss.
Ron: I just can't give up hope. I know appearances shouldn't matter, but I don't know. I just feel that women just avoid me.
In the Pre-Listening Exercise, you were asked to think about common health problems, like the ones below. Now, discuss these with a partner. Are there any home remedies or medicines that you use in your country?
Use the Internet find more or more products or services to deal with and treat the problems mentioned above. What are the claims made by each product? Are are guarantees made on its effectiveness? How much does the product or service cost?