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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.


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
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