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Learn English meaning of high maintenance

Date: Apr 01 2015

Themes: Time

Grammar: Simple Future Tense

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The best part about buying something new is that you don’t have to worry about spending too much time taking care of it. If it’s a brand new car or computer, you know that you won’t need to do any maintenance on it for a while. But what if you don’t have enough money to buy a new car, and all you can afford is something that might need a lot of attention just to keep it going?

Cars aren’t the only things that might need a lot of maintenance. People can spend a lot of time, energy, and money to take care of their pets, relationships, and even how they look. If you’ve made a big investment in something, it might pay off to maintain it well.

Jessica just got a new haircut and realizes that this new style will be more high maintenance than before. Find out more in today’s English lesson about keeping up a new routine.

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Jessica

Jessica

Gary

Gary

Jessica:  Gary.

Gary:  Yes.

Jessica:  I just got a new haircut.

Gary:  You did. It looks really nice!

Jessica:  Well, thank you. It’s actually turning out to be really high maintenance.

Gary:  No, really?

Jessica:  Yeah. It was an investment to get the haircut. I don’t get my hair cut very often.

Gary:  But, so it was worth it?

Jessica:  It was worth it. I thought it looked good, especially at first. But I can’t get into the routine of making it look so perfect. My hair’s been a little more fussy since I got this haircut.

Gary:  How is your hair reacting to it?

Jessica:  Well, it’s shorter in different places. So my it’s a little new to me.

Gary:  OK.

Jessica:  I’m sure if I make the investment on the right products, maybe then it’ll look better.

Gary:  It also sounds like you have to develop a new routine with this different style.

Jessica:  Exactly. I’ll try to adjust.

 

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Jessica is excited about her new haircut. However, she realizes that it might take a lot of work to keep it looking good. She will need to change her hair routine to maintain the new style. She thinks it’s worth spending the extra time to keep it up.

Gary can see that Jessica got a haircut, and he thinks the new style looks really nice. He suggests that Jessica will have to create a new routine to keep her hair the way she likes it.

Is there something in your life that needs a lot of maintenance? Is it worth it?

 

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kenlin16

kenlin16

Taiwan

I do two things to my hair. First, I cut it then I dye it. Few reasons  I don’t go to salon are because the cost is expensive, the waiting is long ( though, you can get your eye candy from all hot ,sexy hairdressers ), and last, but not least , you never get the style you really want. From many years experience, I have learned how to cut hair by myself. Of course , you need a mirror and some specialized hair cutting tools. However, the tricking part is how to cut layers in the back when you do it by your own. You definitely don’t want to look like wearing a toilet lid on your head. By the way, my wife is helpless on this because she is afraid of taking responsibility. So, don’t count on anyone who dare to do this for you. You’re on your own. Go back to the topic on how to cut layers in the back. First, you need a plastic template and cut to the length where you want your layer to begin. Secondly, put it on your head, the hair fall outside the template is that you want to cut it. Then trim it along in angle with clipper. That’s how I’ve done to my hair. It definitely takes me some times to keep it up. But at the end, when you look yourself in the mirror, you will say oh, that’s all worth it.

07:56 AM Apr 02 2015 |

yamylight

yamylight

Yemen

Thank you guys it is my pleasure.


julito1 oh what if you see the video specially when the man hold the hair brush in his hand and he touch his bald head with the other hand and he start to cry ooh I feel sorry for his pain :-p.


Dear Mahtab yes Iam with you . Really these days men with good look are not important than what inside them. I wish that you find your happiness


ScienceBoy yes indeed most of the genes are bald:))))))

06:19 AM Apr 02 2015 |

ScienceBoy

ScienceBoy

Turkey

Yes Buttafly, I was toying with that idea as a man who is in process of losing his hair because of his genes. 


Thank you Ola, and S&W, finally some girls said baldness is no problem :) Mahtab was about to give me a heart attack ;)

05:41 AM Apr 02 2015 |

Mahtab.bp

Mahtab.bp

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Dear Yamy!


Thank you for your nice comment!


Of course most people are born with a bald head but having bald children was very funny! :))


We have a joke here about asking the bald men which kind of shampoo they use? :)


Anyway what I thought about men before ,it has changed now!


Its not important whats ON the head , whats INSIDE the head is much more important! ;-)


S&W

S&W

China

I like bold man not old .haha.I can’t bear a man go to salon more frequently than me.

ola33

ola33

Japan

  I like long hair, no doubt it’s beautiful, womenlike, but keep it nice, smooth without splitting ends is almost impossible and time consuming, so I go for a cut. The last time my hairdresser looked at me and gasped – then calmed me down saing that I won’t be dissapointed. Anyway, he tried hard to straighten my naturally curly hair. After the whole procedure, I looked at my highly maintained hair and wished my curls back:( In a couple of days I got my hair back, but not all of them, hopefully in a month:) 


Bold men – I don’t think it’s a problem. Charisma, charisma matters :))))

julito1

julito1

Argentina

Dear friend, I appreciate you nice comment. Now it was you who made me laugh  with your stories , the bold  man who received as a present a hair brush . Truly,  friends like to make  these kind of jokes . jejejeje. 

11:23 PM Apr 01 2015 |

yamylight

yamylight

Yemen

Oh Mahtab.bp and julito1I like your comments everytime I read it I die from laughting but really Iam with Mahtab when she reject those guys what if she get a bald children they will say mamy why did marry the bald dady :-p. Now every bald man will hate me :))))) nice style guys. I remember that I saw a video on you tub It was about a great friend brining a birthday present to his friend and it was a very nice brush but his poor friend was bald he had a heartbreak :)))))))Also its the first time I know that they shaved their heads. I was thinking that they born with a bald head:-p.So about maintenance. If we want a good life we need maintenance for everything we need. To make life easier from our house to work. Even our own selves need maintenance physical and psychical.Acoording to me I need to go to a nice  iseland  to be maintenance so no one can bother me.Mmmm hair cut is my hobby every time my hair is trying to grow I cut it my self, belive me the short hair is the best. Easy to deal with, looks nice and if you want to go out you can be ready in few minutes.:))I wish for everyone a good hair cut.

Erfan7

Erfan7

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I saw an interesting point at the text…our Relationships needs maintenance! I haven’t thought of it before


making a new relationship is not enough….we should be able to maintain it!

09:41 PM Apr 01 2015 |

tar1ta

tar1ta

Antarctica

Many haircuts require extra time to keep them up. And it’s necessary to tidy hair during the day.


So I prefer shoulder-length and when I’m going somewhere I just unplait my braid :)


a2020, you’ve put new vocabulary to good use ;)

09:23 PM Apr 01 2015 |

hojat120

hojat120

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Mahtab. bp

Hi, of course you are right. I am a member of a new website and that you are familiar with the procedure’m grateful for your help.

06:21 PM Apr 01 2015 |

La Princesse de la vie

Egypt

Hmm, maybe for a student, it’s so important to keep a high maintenance of your study, if you want to graduate with a high grade so you can draw the employers’ attention to you. And of course it’s worth it ^^



About the haircut thing, here it was a tradition for a girl to keep her hair long, ‘cause it was said that long hair is the treasure for a girl xD But now, girls see it’s more easy and non-requiring a lot of time to keep short hair, because long hair needs a high maintenance and a special care.



For men, it’s preferred to keep your hair cut occasionally, and not to keep it long like a girl. But also baldness doesn’t appeal to girls here xD


 


06:15 PM Apr 01 2015 |

evil_genius

Turkey

my curly hair, my job and my future wife, lol

06:12 PM Apr 01 2015 |

Mahtab.bp

Mahtab.bp

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Hojat!


It seems you are a new member then I think you  are not familiar with Ebaby!


You can make your own blog or forum and find people who are interested in your suggestion!


Here people are talking about a lesson to practice its new words!


Furthermore the members are from different countries and their time zones are different!


How do you expect all come to talk at the same time?! :-D


It is better you read this lesson and the vocabulary then answer the questions by using new words!


No need to use very hard and strange words!


03:45 PM Apr 01 2015 |

hojat120

hojat120

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I suggest you put 9pm on how the proponent.
Please enter the mind.

03:12 PM Apr 01 2015 |

hojat120

hojat120

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I propose to raise a subject specific vocabulary is better to

During the day they put time and eventually they talk about the

03:09 PM Apr 01 2015 |

hojat120

hojat120

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

ok. Dear friends, I think it is better that we formed a group and at a certain hour, we all connect. So we can look into the issue seriously.
  Sorry if it is not correct utterances.

03:04 PM Apr 01 2015 |

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meorazaghi

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Hair is an important factor in life for example: some friend say me , your hair is wonderful today and im say its depend on wind, i dont like attention to my hair but i would like some people ask me what is your hair style?


its easy t say, wind style

02:15 PM Apr 01 2015 |

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julito1

julito1

Argentina

@hojat. you are most welcome. Don`t worry about your english , we are all on the process of learning and communicating through the language of  ”Shakespeare” ,so to speak. It is said that” Rome was not built in a day ”. With perseverance  i  am sure that you in one year will show a great improvement  in written communication.

02:13 PM Apr 01 2015 |

hojat120

hojat120

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I am glad I joined the fold of your friends here. I hope you had a good friend. Sorry if my English-language utterances are not very good because really the most catastrophic

01:19 PM Apr 01 2015 |

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