American English Conversation: Lesson 77

DIRECTIONS: Read the dialogues below in English, then translate them and read them in your primary language (if needed). You’re encouraged to read these dialogues with your teacher, tutor, colleagues, family, and friends to practice and improve your American English even further.

Topic: House Cleaning

Dialogue 1

Emily: Hey, Tom. How’s the house cleaning going?
Tom: Good, thanks for asking. I’ve just finished vacuuming all of the carpets upstairs.
Emily: That’s great. Did you manage to clean the windows as well?
Tom: Yes, I did. It wasn’t easy because they were filthy, but I used a particular window cleaner that worked wonders.
Emily: Awesome. What about the kitchen? Have you done any work there?
Tom: I have wiped all the counters and swept the floor. But the sink is still dirty with some burnt food residue in it.
Emily: Hmm…maybe try using some baking soda and vinegar. That should help break up the grime. And what about the bathrooms?
Tom: Ah! I was just about to start them next!
Emily: Great. Don’t forget to dust everything before wiping down surfaces.
Tom: Right! Thanks for your help, Emily. This has been tiring, but I am enjoying the feeling of accomplishment.
Emily: I know the feeling. Once this is over, we can relax and enjoy our spotless home.

Dialogue 2

Olivia: Hey, Emily! How’s the new house coming along?
Emily: Hi, Olivia! It’s going well. I’ve been doing some cleaning today.
Olivia: That doesn’t sound like much fun!
Emily: Not really, but it needs to be done! I cleaned all the windows this morning.
Olivia: Wow, that’s a lot of work! Did you use any special cleaner?
Emily: Yeah, I used a mix of water and vinegar. Works wonders!
Olivia: Good tip. And have you vacuumed the carpets yet?
Emily: Yes, I already did that yesterday. The carpets are looking much better now.
Olivia: Nice job! What about the kitchen? Did you clean the counters and floors in there?
Emily: Yep, I just finished that too. Oh, and don’t get me started on the bathrooms…so much dust!
Olivia: I know what you mean. Bathrooms can be so challenging. But once they’re clean, it feels great.
Emily: Absolutely. Now I need to mop the floor, and I’ll be done.
Olivia: Sounds like you’ve had a productive day!

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