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Open Cloze - (C1) Advanced Certificate of English

For questions 1-8, read the text below and think of the word which best fits each gap. Use only one word in each gap. There is an example at the beginning (0).

Women and Haircuts

“A woman who cuts her hair (0) IS about to change her life,” said the fashion mogul Coco Chanel, (1) ............, for the record, donned a trendsetting sleek bob. Dr. Tricia Wolanin, a clinical psychologist, is inclined (2) ............ agree with the iconic French designer and business mogul. “The timing (3) ............ when [a woman] chooses to get a haircut is key,” she says. “Is it post-breakup to redefine a new you, and release excess burden and baggage? Is it a marking point for a new adventure (4) ............ as graduation, a new job or a notable birthday? Or is she getting this haircut as a metaphor to take time out to care for herself and move into her power?” Though our motivations (5) ............ getting a haircut vary (and sometimes, we’re just looking to tame the beast of tangles), we can all agree on one thing: we want a good haircut. Actually, no, we want a fantastic haircut — and for good reason. “Haircuts are one of (6) ............ first things people notice when you make a slight alteration,” says Wolanin. “When we take the time to (7) ............ a shift, others notice. It may be a trim in our bangs, new color, or a whole new style — but our hair makes (8) ............ statement.” A great haircut can bear a hefty price tag — yet fall short of expectations.

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