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A Beautician in the UK

This interview will give you an idea of what it is like to work as a beautician in the UK.

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Pre-listening task:

Before listening, check that you know the meaning of the following words: facial treatment and extraction.

Listen to the following interview with a beautician in the UK and find out:

  • Where she works (type of company - large/small, etc).
  • Where about in the UK she works.
  • Why she chose this profession.
  • What type of tasks she has to do on a typical day at work.
  • What personal qualities she suggests are needed by a beautician.
  • Does she describe any work processes or services that she provides?
  • What she likes best and least about her job.
  • How she thinks this line of work will change in the future.
  • Where she sees herself in 5 - 10 years' time.

Beautician- Interview

Beautician- Interview


After you have practised, add more dialogue for some of the following situations:

  • The client asks what kind of treatment the beauty therapist would recommend.
  • The client thinks her facial treatment is a bit pricy.
  • The client wants a waxing, but hesitates because she is worried that it is painful.
  • The client is very anxious and tense during treatment. The beauty therapist tries to calm her down.