DIRECTIONS: Read the dialogues below in English, then translate them and read them in your primary language (if needed). You’re encouraged to read these dialogues with your teacher, tutor, colleagues, family, and friends to practice and improve your American English even further.
Topic: Playing Pool
Sophie: Hi, I’m here for my appointment with Sarah.
Receptionist: Yes, you’re right on time. Have a seat, and she’ll be with you shortly.
Sarah: Hi there, Sophie! How’s it going?
Sophie: Good, thanks. I’m looking to get my haircut today.
Sarah: Alright, let’s take a look at your hair. Wow, you’ve got long hair!
Sophie: Yeah, I know. I feel like it’s time for a change.
Sarah: Well, we could do something like this…[flips through style book] What do you think of these short styles?
Sophie: They look great! I like the one with the side fringe.
Sarah: Perfect, we can do that. Let’s get started, then.
Sophie: Should I keep my glasses on or take them off?
Sarah: You can leave them on if you like. Just tilt your head back slightly so I can start the cut.
Sophie: Sure thing.
Sarah: And… voila! What do you think? Do you like it?
Sophie: [touches her newly styled hair and smiles] It looks terrific! Thank you so much!
Sarah: My pleasure. Don’t forget to book your next appointment before you go. See you soon!
Sophie: Hey, Emma. You look like you’ve had a haircut.
Emma: Yeah, I went to the salon this morning.
Sophie: It looks lovely. Did you get it cut short?
Emma: Thanks! Yeah, I got about six inches off. I was getting tired of my long hair.
Sophie: I know what you mean. Sometimes you need a change. How did you decide on the new style?
Emma: I brought in a picture from a magazine. The stylist recommended adjusting it to suit my face shape and hair texture.
Sophie: That’s smart. So, how do you feel about your new haircut?
Emma: Honestly, it feels so much lighter. And I can’t stop running my hands through it!
Sophie: I bet it looks great when it’s styled too.
Emma: Thanks! I will try out some new hairstyles now that it’s shorter.