General Listening Quiz

“Carpet Cleaning”

Level: Topic: Speakers: Length:
intermediate carpet cleaning man 01:04

Pre-Listening Exercise

What kind of flooring is most common in homes and apartments in your country (e.g., tile, hardwood, carpet, cement, laminate, etc.)? How often do you use carpet cleaning services in your own home? 

Listening Exercise

A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.

Who is speaking in the commercial?

Hey you! This is your carpet speaking. Helllooo! Hey, I take a real beating from you and your family everyday.

The carpet often gets dirty because the husband ____.

. . . your husband left a trail of potato chip crumbs from the sofa to the kitchen last night while watching the football game.

The regular cost of carpet cleaning is _____.

They'll clean any three rooms for $29.95, and any connecting hall is free.

What will new customers receive free of charge if they call now?

Plus, they'll throw in a free bottle of their amazing stain remover.

The store's phone number is _____.

Give them a call at 637-5001.

Vocabulary Practice

Post-Listening Exercise

What particular customs are there in your country for visiting the home of a friend or someone new? For example, in some countries, people take off their shoes and put on slippers when they enter.

Online Investigation

Use the Internet to find carpet cleaning companies. Then, answer these questions:

  1. What are the names of the companies?
  2. What special services do they provide besides cleaning carpets?
  3. How much do their services cost?
  4. What guarantee do they provide for any of their services?