The skincare acid craze, explained

karolsenk February 12, 2019


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Task description & scene summary

Task description:
Students watch the video about using acids in skin care and complete various comprehension tasks
Scene summary:
A report on using acids in skin care. There are interviews, infographics and such.
Video length: 5 minutes 33 seconds
Video genre: Edu video or lecture, (e.g. amateur educational video, TedEd, TED talk)
Lesson type: Deep listening comprehension - Meaning check ("Do you understand what it means?")
Student types:
Copyright license: iSLCollective Copyright License
First published: 2019-02-12, 14:44:07 (GMT+1)

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Video quiz questions (printable)

1) What does perfect skin look like to the people?

Answer the question using your own words


Fill the gap: Acids to ________________________ wrinkles, to smooth your skin, to ________________________ your skin, to rid your skin of pimples, to make your skin look like glass.

3) What is the woman mainly worried about?

Answer the question using your own words


Put the words in order: office to get to a dermatologist's I some answers. went


Put the words in order: synonymous. much and pretty peels Chemical care skin are acids


Fill the gap: Acids that you use in the ________________________ are different and weaker than the ones that we use in the office for ________________________


Fill the gap: AHAs like glycolic and lactic acid ________________________ the skin on its surface removing layers of ________________________ and reducing the appearance of …


Fill the gap: BHAs or salicylic acid can ________________________ surface to clean out excess oil and has ________________________ properties.


Put the words in order: acids PHAs the gentler exfoliation. used for are


Fill the gap: … but they're considered too dangerous for at-home products and are only supposed to be used by ________________________


Put the words in order: get here peel of today am acid to I kind. an some


Fill the gap: The first step is the ________________________ to remove any remaining ________________________


Put the words in order: took rinse less 15 the Face included, than minutes. procedure


Fill the gap: But depending on your skin, how much acid you use, and the time it's left on, the ________________________ can be less ________________________

15) What were the characteristics of the Olay product? List as many as you can.

Answer the question using your own words

16) Why do the women feel positive about their acid treatment?

Answer the question using your own words

17) What was the main problem of using acids with these women?

Answer the question using your own words

Lesson plan


1. What does perfect skin look like to you?

2. Watch the video and summarise its general idea.

Discussion questions

1. Why is it important for people to care about their skin?

2. Do women care more about their appearance than men?

3. Why is it acids that are becoming more popular in skincare?

4. Does it mean other solutions don't work?

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