General Listening Quiz

"Carpet Cleaning - Script"

Listening Exercise

Listen to the recording on carpet cleaning and read along with the conversation. Review the key vocabulary and the sample sentences.

Carpet:

Hey you! This is your carpet speaking. Helllooo! Hey, I take a real beating from you and your family everyday. The kids track mud all over me, the dog leaves a bunch of fur balls everywhere. You spilt coffee the other day while entertaining guests, and your husband left a trail of potato chip crumbs from the sofa to the kitchen last night while watching the football game. Don't you think it's about time to give me a good cleaning?

Now pick up that phone and call Master Cleaners now. I see them on the TV all the time. They'll clean any three rooms for $29.95, and any connecting hall is free. Plus, they'll throw in a free bottle of their amazing stain remover. And if you call now, you'll receive a 15% discount off their already low prices. So come on! Give them a call at 637-5001, and make life for me a little easier. Uh, nice doggie, nice doggie . . .

Vocabulary and Sample Sentences

  • take a beating (phrase): suffer damage or hurt
    - The apartment took a real beating with six crazy college students living there and playing soccer inside.
  • track (verb): bring inside something like dirt on your shoes
    - The students tracked mud all over the hallways because it was raining outside.
  • bunch (noun): a large amount
    - Tim gave his girlfriend a bunch of roses for her birthday.
  • crumbs (noun): very small pieces of food
    - Ants seem to be able to locate the smallest crumbs of food.
  • connecting (adjective): joining or linking
    - Our whole family stayed in a real nice hotel, and we could visit each other easily by passing through the connecting door to each room.
  • throw in (verb): add, provide, include
    - If you buy the sofa, we'll throw in this coffee table