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Look at the Session Vocabulary – make sure you know what these words mean:

  • appearance
  • recognise
  • hairstyle
  • makeup

Listen to two friends, Feifei and Catherine, talking about how Catherine looks. As you listen, think about these questions:

  • What changes has Catherine made to the way she looks?
  • Does Feifei think Catherine looks good?

Listen to the audio and take the quiz.

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ጤና ይስጥልን፤ እንኳን አዳዲስ የእንግሊዝኛ አገላለፆችን እንዲሚሩ ወደምናግዝበት ክረ English Expressions በደህና መጡ።
ዛሬ ‘makeover’ አንድን ነገር ሙሉ በሙሉ መቀየር የተባለውን የእንግሊዝኛ አገላለጽ መጠቀምን እንማራለን። ምን ማለት ይመስልዎታል?. . .  እርግጠኛ አይደሉም? እሽ፥ መስማትዎን ይቀጥሉ።
ፌይፌይ እና ካትሪን የሚያደርጉትን ውይይት ያዳምጡ። የካትሪን ገጽታ ሙሉ በሙሉ መቀየሩን ‘looks totally different’ ፌይፌይ ልብ ብላለች። እንዴት እና ለምን ይህ እንደሆነ ለማወቅ ውይይሩን ያዳምጡ።

Catherine? Is that you? Wow!! I almost didn't recognise you there! You look totally different!

Yes, it's me. What do you think?

You look… Different! It's very different to your normal hairstyle! But it really suits you – and it makes you look a lot… Younger!

Younger in a good way, I hope…     

Most definitely! Normally you wear quite dark colours… But these are so bright! You look really pretty!

Thanks, Feifei!           

ካትሪን ሙሉ በሙሉ በመቀየሯ ‘looked totally different’ ፌይፌይ ልትለያት ‘recognise’ አልቻለችም። ካትሪንን የበለጠ ልጅ ያስመሰላት ምን እንደሆነ ያስታውሳሉ? አዎ፥ ልክ ነው፤ የጸጉር አሰራሯ ‘hairstyle’ ነው። ካትሪን የለበሰችው ጠቆር ያለ ወይንስ ፈካ ያለ ልብስን ነው? አዎ. . . ፈካ ያለ ልብስ ነበር። ማዳመጥዎን ይቀጥሉና ካትሪን በገጽታዋ ላይ ያደረገቻቸውን ሌሎች ለውጦች ይለዩ።

It's true – but something else is different... Let's see… Aha! Your eyeshadow… Blusher… Lipstick – you've completely changed your make-up!

Oh the make-up? Yes, that's different too. Everything's different, in fact! I've had a makeover.

A makeover? I said you've changed your make-up. What's all this about a makeover?

Yes, I've changed my make-up. And I've changed my hairstyle and the type of clothes I wear too. When you make lots of changes to something so that it looks completely different, fresh, new and much better – you've given it a makeover.

Ohhh… You've completely changed your appearance so that you look better, fresher, nicer. That's a makeover. So, what verbs go with makeover?

Have a makeover, give something a makeover, get a makeover, need a makeover.

ካትሪን ሌላ ሰው የመሰለችው ገጽታዋን በጠቅላላ በመቀየሯ ነው። ‘a makeover’ ስላደረገች ሙሉ በሙሉ ሌላ ሰው መስላለች። ከሰዎች በተጨማሪ የነገሮችን ገጽታም ለመቀየር ‘a makeover’ ማድረግ ይችላሉ።
እነዚህን ምሳሌዎች ያዳምጡ፤

I was so fed up with the way my husband dressed. He looked so untidy all the time! I threw out all his old clothes and took him shopping for a complete new wardrobe. Now he's had a makeover, he looks as handsome as he did when we first met.

- This room looks so old-fashioned! It really needs a makeover.
- Yes, if we paint the walls and change the curtains it will look so much better.

So not only people but also things can have makeovers.

You can give almost anything a makeover, Feifei. Even you can have a makeover – I'll take you shopping if you like! We can start with your hair – a nice short cut I think would suit you, then we'll get you a nice new pair of skinny jeans, and change your makeup, and get -

I'm quite happy with the way I look, thanks.

Just a haircut then…


Colour change maybe? A little bit of red here and there?

I do not need a makeover.

Alright. Well, if you change your mind, you know where I am! Now I must be going, I'm going to give my living room a makeover and there's a sale on at the furniture shop.

Well, good luck with that Catherine.

 ስለዚህ አሁን ካትሪን ክፍሏን ‘a makeover’ ለማድረግ የቤት ውስጥ ዕቃዎች ወደሚሸጡበት ሱቅ ሄዳለች። ‘a makeover’ አድርገው ያውቃሉ? ለመኖሪያዎ ‘a makeover’ አድርገውስ ያውቃሉ? ለራስዎ ወይንም ለመኖሪያዎ ‘a makeover’ የሚያደርጉ ቢሆን ምንን ይቀይራሉ? ለተጨማሪ English Expressions በሚቀጥለው ክፍል ይጠብቁን። See you next time!


  • Catherine has changed her clothes, hairstyle and makeup.
  • Feifei thinks that this makes Catherine look good.

How do I use it?

Is ‘makeover’ a verb (an action)?

No, here we use it as a noun. It is a singular countable noun, so we need to use ‘a’ before it.

What verbs go with ‘a makeover’?

  • to need a makeover
  • to have a makeover
  • to get a makeover
  • to give something/ someone a makeover

Do we use it only for people?

No, we can give things ‘a makeover’, as well.


3 Questions

Choose the correct answer.
ትክክለኛውን መልስ ምረጡ።

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Have you ever had ‘a makeover’? If yes, what changes did you make? If not, would you like to get one? Have you ever given a thing like a room in your home, ‘a makeover’? Tell us on our Facebook group.

Join us for our next episode of English Expressions, when we will learn more useful language and practise your listening skills.
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Sesión de vocabulario

  • to recognise

    የፀጉር አሰራር




    living room
    ሳሎን ቤት

    ከእንጨት የተሰሩ የቤት እቃዎች