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