[Listening Difficult] Home Cleaning Service

Pre-Listening Exercise

How clean is your house or apartment right now? Are there some areas of your place that get cleaned more often than others?

Idioms

clean up your act” = improve your behavior
Hey. You’d better clean up your act, or Mom will throw you out of the house. You can’t be rude to her like that.”

start off with a clean slate” = start things new again (children used to write on slates that could be erased)
You had some problems here at home in the past, but I hope you can start off this year with a clean slate. Everyone needs a new beginning from time to time.”

Script (only click after finishing the exercise below)

Listening Exercise

A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.