Spring-Cleaning - The Spring Issue

Vocabulary activity          

PART 1.Read the article and fill in the blanks with the right form of the word that appears on the right. 

There are few rites of spring more (1) _______________ than the annual clean. For many people, however, the (2) _______________ comes only after the work is finished. Your spring cleaning may never become (3) _______________, but you can make the project more (4) _______________ --  and even (5) _______________. This guide offers an overview of everything you need to know -- including information on cleansers, stain removal, fabric care, and storage -- to zip through the (6) _______________  and arrive at a happy end.

After you read through the article, tailor the list to your home and yard. Create a (7) _______________ schedule, keeping in mind that a single weekend won't suffice, as you'll need several days for more (8) _______________ projects, such as shampooing carpets and (9) _______________ closets, clean refrigerators and freezers or (10) _______________ through wardrobes. Whether you prefer to proceed from the attic to the basement or start outdoors and wind your way inside, focus on one task at a time. And be sure to (11) _______________  the help of family members.





Adapted from Martha Stewart Living 

PART 2. Complete the sentences with the following verbs related to house cleaning:

lay         take      sort       water       fold       sweep      iron
clear        do(2)       mop       make (2)      clean (2)

  1. Every morning I ____ the plants before I go to the office.
  2. My roomate usually ____ the dishes after dinner.
  3. On the weekend I usually _____ dinner.
  4. I always ________ the floor and then ________ it.
  5. We try to _____________ the freezer every two months.
  6. I don’t like  _____ the table before meals but I _______ it after.
  7. Once a month I  _____ up my closet and _______ through my wardrobe.
  8. Do you  ______ your bed in the morning?
  9. On Saturday morning I ________ the laundry and then ________ it and ________ in the afternoon.
  10. We __________ out the trash in the evening.

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