General Listening Quiz
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Discuss the kinds of mishaps or accidents that can occur around the house that might require home repairs or house cleaning. Use the following verbs and nouns or others you know to make sentences. Then write some of the ideas on the board.
VERBS: burn, break, cut, damage, fall, ruin, scratch, slip, spill, tear
NOUNS: bathtub, carpet, chair, door, dinner, floor, ladder, stairs, stove, wall
“a going over” = an often fast cleaning
“The house needs a good going over before our guests arrive.”
“elbow grease” = hard work
“Put a little elbow grease into cleaning that bathtub.”
A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.
Describe a time when you experienced a disaster, small or great, at your home or in your area.
In this particular situation, what would you do and what company would you call to help you solve the problem?
- A gas leak at home
- A flood resulting from a broken water pipe
- A leaking roof cause by a storm
- Your attic fills with bats who now live there
- A tree falls on your house