Feifei thinks that Catherine completely changed her appearance, and she looks better, fresher, nicer. What happened to Catherine? Find out more with The English We Speak.
The script for this programme
Catherine: Hello you're listening to The English We Speak with me Catherine.
Feifei: Catherine? Is that you? Wow!! I almost didn't recognise you there! You look totally different!
Catherine: Yes, it's me. What do you think?
Feifei: You look... Different! You've had your hair cut - and it's a different colour!
Catherine: Do you like it?
Feifei: Well yes I do! It's very different to your normal hairstyle! But it really suits you - and it makes you look a lot... Younger!
Catherine: Younger in a good way, i hope...
Feifei: Most definitely! And, let's see... You're wearing a new jumper... New shoes...
Catherine: Do you like them?
Feifei: Well yes! Normally you wear quite dark colours... But these are so bright! You look really pretty!
Catherine: Thanks, Feifei!
Feifei: It's true - but something else is different... Let's see... Aha! Your eyeshadow... Blusher... Lipstick - you've completely changed your make-up!
Catherine: Oh the make-up? Yes, that's different too. Everything's different, in fact! I've had a makeover.
Feifei: A makeover? I said you've changed your make-up. What's all this about a makeover?
Catherine: 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.
Feifei: Ohhh... You've completely changed your appearance so that you look better, fresher, nicer. That's a makeover. What verbs go with makeover?
Catherine: Have a makeover, give something a makeover, get a makeover, need a makeover. Here are a few examples:
- 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.
Feifei: So not only people but also things can have makeovers.
Catherine: 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 get you a nice new pair of skinny jeans, and change your makeup, and get...
Feifei: I'm quite happy with the way I look, thanks. I don't think I need a makeover.
Catherine: Oh, OK, sorry.
Feifei: That's OK.
Catherine: Just a haircut then...
Catherine: Colour change maybe? A little bit of red here and there?
Feifei: I do not need a makeover.
Catherine: 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.
Feifei: Well, good luck with that Catherine.
Catherine: Thanks Feifei. Join us again for more The English We Speak.