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ESL 316: Laundry Day (1)


ESL 316: Laundry Day (1)


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It was noon on Friday. Friday was wash day, Kerry's least favorite day. Doing the wash was such a pain. He had to gather together all the dirty clothes. He had to turn the shirts and slacks inside out to save wear and tear on the outside of the shirts and slacks. He had to empty all the junk out of all the pockets of his clothes.

Then he had to find quarters for each load of wash—four for the washer and three for the dryer. It'd be so nice to have a weekly maid, like his downstairs neighbor. Kerry piled all his clothes into the laundry basket and went downstairs. He was relieved to hear silence as he approached the laundry room; no one was using the machines. He put laundry soap and quarters into the washer, and set it at Warm Temperature and Regular Wash. A few minutes later, it was full of soapy water. He stuffed in half of the dirty clothes. This was going to be a two-load day.

He placed the half-full basket on top of the churning washer. He shut the laundry room door and walked back upstairs. He set his electronic timer to 35 minutes. When the washer was done, he'd reload it and put the first load into the dryer. He sat down and opened the newspaper to the California section: "Truck Runs Over Crossing Guard," said the headline.

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*Vocabulary:

• approach:
• churn:
• dirty:
• electronic:
• gather:
• guard:
• junk:
• laundry:
• maid:
• pain:
• pile:
• regular:
• relieve:
• section:
• silence:
• slacks:
• stuff:
• temperature:
• weekly:

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*Yes/No-Questions:

• Was Friday wash day?

• Was wash day Kerry's favorite day?

• Was doing the wash a pain?

• Did he have to gather together all the dirty and clean clothes?

• Did he have to turn the shirts and slacks inside out?

• Did he have to empty the junk out of the pockets?

• Did he have to find silver dollars for each load of wash?

• Did he wish that he had a weekly maid?

• Did he put his clothes into the laundry basket and go upstairs?

• Did he hear anything as he approached the laundry room?

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*Fill in blanks:

It was noon on Friday. Friday was wash ____ , Kerry’s least favorite day. Doing the wash was ____ a pain. He had to gather together all ____ dirty clothes. He had to turn the shirts ____ slacks inside out to save wear and tear ____ the outside of the shirts and slacks. He ____ to empty all the junk out of all ____ pockets of his clothes.

Then he had to ____ quarters for each load of wash—four for the ____ and three for the dryer. It’d be so ____ to have a weekly maid, like his downstairs ____ . Kerry piled all his clothes into the laundry____ and went downstairs. He was relieved to hear ____ as he approached the laundry room; no one ____ using the machines. He put laundry soap and ____ into the washer, and set it at Warm ____ and Regular Wash. A few minutes later, it ____ full of soapy water. He stuffed in half____ the dirty clothes. This was going to be ____ two-load day.

He placed the half-full basket on ____ of the churning washer. He shut the laundry ____ door and walked back upstairs. He set his ____ timer to 35 minutes. When the washer was ____ , he’d reload it and put the first load ____ the dryer. He sat down and opened the ____ to the California section: "Truck Runs Over Crossing ____ ," said the headline.

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*Translate into Vietnamese:

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ESL 316: Laundry Day (1)

*Vocabulary:


• approach: đến gần
• churn: máy để đánh sữa làm bơ
• dirty: dơ
• electronic: điện
• gather: thu thập
• guard: bảo vệ
• junk: đống
• laundry: giặt ủi
• maid: người giúp việc
• pain: đau
• pile: chồng chất
• regular: thường xuyên
• relieve: giảm bớt
• section: phần
• silence: yên lặng
• slacks: chùng
• stuff: đống
• temperature: nhiệt độ
• weekly: hàng tuần

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*Yes/No-Questions:

• Was Friday wash day? Yes

• Was wash day Kerry's favorite day? No

• Was doing the wash a pain? Yes

• Did he have to gather together all the dirty and clean clothes? No

• Did he have to turn the shirts and slacks inside out? Yes

• Did he have to empty the junk out of the pockets? Yes

• Did he have to find silver dollars for each load of wash?
No

• Did he wish that he had a weekly maid? Yes

• Did he put his clothes into the laundry basket and go upstairs? No

• Did he hear anything as he approached the laundry room?
No

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*Fill in blanks:

It was noon on Friday. Friday was wash __day__ , Kerry’s least favorite day. Doing the wash was ___such_ a pain. He had to gather together all __the__ dirty clothes. He had to turn the shirts __and__ slacks inside out to save wear and tear _on___ the outside of the shirts and slacks. He __had__ to empty all the junk out of all __the__ pockets of his clothes.

Then he had to __find__ quarters for each load of wash—four for the __washer__ and three for the dryer. It’d be so __nice__ to have a weekly maid, like his downstairs __neighbor__ . Kerry piled all his clothes into the laundry__basket__ and went downstairs. He was relieved to hear ____silence__ as he approached the laundry room; no one _was___ using the machines. He put laundry soap and ____quarters__ into the washer, and set it at Warm ____Temperature__ and Regular Wash. A few minutes later, it __was__ full of soapy water. He stuffed in half___of_ the dirty clothes. This was going to be __a__ two-load day.

He placed the half-full basket on __top__ of the churning washer. He shut the laundry __room__ door and walked back upstairs. He set his ____electronic__ timer to 35 minutes. When the washer was __done__ , he’d reload it and put the first load __into__ the dryer. He sat down and opened the ___newspaper__ to the California section: "Truck Runs Over Crossing ____Guard__ ," said the headline.

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*Translate into Vietnamese:

Ngày giặt đồ (1)

Đó là chiều thứ sáu. Thứ sáu là ngày giặt đồ, ngày ít ưa thích nhất của Kerry. Giặt đồ là một việc rất đau khổ. Anh phải gom hết đồ dơ lại. Anh phải lộn trái những cái áo và lộn ngược túi quần ra ngoài để mặc đồ lâu cũ và không bị sờn rách phía ngoài áo và túi quần. Anh phải moi hết đồ trong túi ra.

Rồi anh phải kiếm mấy cái đồng 25 xu cho mỗi lần giặt-bốn cho giặt và ba cho sấy. Có người giúp việc hàng tuần thật thích, như hàng xóm dưới nhà của anh. Kerry chất toàn bộ quần áo của anh vào giỏ đồ giặt và đi xuống dưới nhà. Anh thở phào khi nghe sự yên lặng khi anh tiến đến phòng giặt; không có ai đang dùng máy giặt. Anh để xà phòng giặt và những đồng 25 xu vào máy giặt, và cài đặt ở nhiệt độ ấm và giặt thường. Vài phút sau, nước đầy xà phòng. Anh bỏ đầy phân nửa số quần áo dơ. Hôm nay sẽ phải giặt hai lần.

Anh để cái giỏ còn phân nửa lên máy giặt loại quay tròn. Anh đóng cửa phòng giặt và đi lên lầu lại. Anh cài đồng hồ điện tử 35 phút. Khi giặt xong, anh sẽ lại cho đồ vào và để lô thứ nhất vào máy sấy. Anh ngồi xuống và mở tờ báo đến phần California: "Xe tải cán người bảo vệ băng qua đường," tiêu đề bài báo đăng.

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. 2.A Haircut
. 3.The Yardman
. 4.Grab Your Umbrellas
. 5.Shopping for Bargains
. 6.Horses to Ride
. 7.A Shower Injury
. 8.Pete's Sharp Knife
. 9.A Good Sandwich
. 10.Sara's Upset Stomach
. 11.Please Marry Me!
. 12.Laundry Day
. 13.A Noisy Neighbor
. 14.The New Realtor
. 15.The Fire Alarm
. 16.Eddie's Short Visit
. 17.Carbon Monoxide
. 18.A Visit to Asia
. 19.School Boys
. 20.The Loose Button
. 21.The Pile of Paper
. 22.Brushing and Flossing
. 23.Raising the Kids
. 24.A Clean Toilet Bowl
. 25.A Love Letter
. 26.A Bird Attacks
. 27.A Daytime Robbery
. 28.Trick or Treat
. 29.The Motorcycle Rider
. 30.Spock Saves His Dad
. 31.Provider Overbills Customer
. 32.The Breakup
. 33.Famous Model Dies
. 34.Shopping Carts Everywhere
. 35.Four Slit Throats
. 36.Does Garlic Mean Garlic?
. 37.A Jealous Girlfriend
. 38.Towns Hit by Snowstorms
. 39.Another Jealous Girlfriend
. 40.She Loves Her Son
. 41.The Doctor’s Exam
. 42.Hospitals Can Make You Sick
. 43.English Is So Hard
. 44.Hollywood Stars and Tourists
. 45.GEICO’s TV Lizard
. 46.Law and Order in LA
. 47.Destruction of Iraq
. 48.Have You Seen This Man?
. 49.LA Traffic Report
. 50.LA Radio News


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. 52.Her First Driving Accident
. 53.You’re Not a Good Principal
. 54.I’ve Got You Covered
. 55.Paris Goes to Jail in LA
. 56.A Year with No TV
. 57.Let’s Buy Some Paint
. 58.I Need Water for My Clients
. 59.Putting Bunny to Sleep
. 60.Where Is That Darn Battery?
. 61.If You Really Love Me…
. 62.The Wedding Gift (1)
. 63.The Wedding Gift (2)
. 64.Does a Tiger Change Its Stripes?
. 65.No Place Like an Open House
. 66."We Could Have All Died!"
. 67.It’s the Thought that Counts
. 68.Who Ordered the Scallops?
. 69.You’re Not My Daddy
. 70.Let He Who Is Without Sin…
. 71.Shopping at the 99 Cents Store
. 72.Betting Big in Vegas
. 73.Priced to Sell!
. 74.The Handyman Comes
. 75.A Woman Has Needs
. 76.A Hot Day and a Cool Pool
. 77.Up, Up, and Away
. 78.Man's Best Friend
. 79.Six Feet Under
. 80.An Unhappy Worker
. 81.Why the Sky Is Brown
. 82.It’s a Small World
. 83.Suspicious Shoppers
. 84.Death Is Part of Life
. 85.Tagger Shoots Woman
. 86.Crime on the Rise
. 87.Too Soft on Crime
. 88.Pluto Chases Kid
. 89.In Harm’s Way
. 90."Semper Buy"
. 91.A Little Respect, Please
. 92.A Dream from Beyond-1
. 93.A Dream from Beyond-2
. 94.A Trip to Egypt
. 95.No Doughnuts for Old Folks
. 96.It’s Just Business
. 97.A Walk in the Wild
. 98.Elvis Is Alive and Well
. 99.Bad Weed, Bad Call
. 100.Shark Attack


. 101.Love in the Hospital
. 102.Interstate Bridge Collapses
. 103.Stop Selling Those Bunnies
. 104.Actor Tries to Kill Himself
. 105.US Senator Says He’s not Gay
. 106.E.Coli Is Everywhere
. 107.Influenza
. 108.The Hospital Orderly-1
. 109.The Hospital Orderly-2
. 110.Flower Power
. 111.Dog Inherits Millions
. 112.Man Holds Staff Hostage
. 113.Young Boy Defends Sister
. 114.Remember Me?
. 115.The Way to a Man’s Heart
. 116.Sail Around the World
. 117.New Dog-Barking Law
. 118.Man Flies in Lawn Chair-1
. 119.Man Flies in Lawn Chair-2
. 120.Cleaning a Dirty Plate
. 121.Her Driving Lesson
. 122.Hurricane Dean
. 123.Adventurer Disappears
. 124.Nursing Student Disappears
. 125.The Lovely Banana
. 126.Smells like Chicken
. 127.The Wedding-1
. 128.The Wedding-2
. 129.The Waiter
. 130.Your Country Thanks You
. 131.D.B.Cooper Lives On-1
. 132.D.B.Cooper Lives On-2
. 133.I’m No Alcoholic!
. 134.48 Homes Burn Down-1
. 135.48 Homes Burn Down-2
. 136.Drought Attacks Georgia
. 137.A Bad MRI Experience
. 138.Body in a Barrel-1
. 139.Body in a Barrel-2
. 140.Red Meat, Gray Water
. 141.All Bite, No Bark
. 142.Tiger Kills Two Men-1
. 143.Tiger Kills Two Men-2
. 144.Red Flowers Make Her See Red
. 145.The Starbucks Robbery
. 146.The Argument-1
. 147.The Argument-2
. 148.The Toilet Tank-1
. 149.The Toilet Tank-2
. 150.Santa Was Molested




. 151.Fire Kills Two Young Girls
. 152.Police Arrest Fire-Starters
. 153.Get out of "Jail"-1
. 154.Get out of "Jail"-2
. 155.New Year Celebrations
. 156.$50K to Waitress-1
. 157.$50K to Waitress-2
. 158.Who Needs School?
. 159.Black Friday
. 160.JFK Assassination
. 161.Don’t Top Off the Tanks
. 162.The Clapper
. 163.Tuberculosis Still Kills
. 164.Old Dogs Become Young Again
. 165.Ham and Eggplant
. 166.A Hole in Her Ear-1
. 167.A Hole in Her Ear-2
. 168.The Drugs Keep Coming
. 169.Missing Husband-1
. 170.Missing Husband-2
. 171.Don’t Get Mad-Get Even
. 172.The Christmas Gift-1
. 173.The Christmas Gift-2
. 174.The Haircut-1
. 175.The Haircut-2
. 176.The Robbery at the Mall-1
. 177.The Robbery at the Mall-2
. 178.The Driving Lesson-1
. 179.The Driving Lesson-2
. 180.The Move to Georgia-1
. 181.The Move to Georgia-2
. 182.I’ll Get a Job in a Restaurant
. 183.A Cleaner River-1
. 184.A Cleaner River-2
. 185.The Spitter
. 186.Kill Those Flies-1
. 187.Kill Those Flies-2
. 188.The Oil Change-1
. 189.The Oil Change-2
. 190.Boy Starts Huge Fire
. 191.Writers Go on Strike
. 192.Please Don’t Hurt Me!
. 193.It’s Just a Little White Lie
. 194.Jury Service in California
. 195.The Rude Golfer-1
. 196.The Rude Golfer-2
. 197.Man Invents Toilet for Cars
. 198.Monkeys Cause Man’s Death
. 199.The Light Eater-1
. 200.The Light Eater-2


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. 202.Man Injured at Fast Food Place
. 203.A Life-Saving Cow
. 204.Driver Loses Mabel, Finds Jail
. 205.Jerry Decided To Buy a Gun
. 206.Freeway Chase
. 207.Better To Be Unlucky
. 208.Food Fight Erupted in Prison
. 209.How His Pig is Doing
. 210.Goats Being Hired
. 211.A Missing Cat
. 212.Book Him
. 213.Water Under the Sink-1
. 214.Water Under the Sink-2
. 215.Theft Occurs Everywhere
. 216.Eggs and a Bunny
. 217.Goodbye to Clean Couple
. 218.$100 Deposit
. 219.Books Don’t Grow on Trees
. 220.A Murder-Suicide
. 221.New Store and Its Owners
. 222.Hit-and-Run Charge
. 223.Gasoline Prices Hit Record High
. 224.A Festival of Books
. 225.Crazy Housing Prices
. 226.Happy and Unhappy Renters
. 227.Pulling Out Nine Tons of Trash
. 228.Cloning Pets
. 229.Rentals at the Oceanside
. 230.Trees Are a Threat
. 231.Gets Booked, Writes a Book
. 232.Popular Park Reopens
. 233.Swim Classes Begin Soon
. 234.Not Sitting Around
. 235.Get Millions for Homeless
. 236.Tenants Watch Building Burn
. 237.Bathtub Blues
. 238.Blood Drive at Civic Center
. 239.City Hosts 42nd Art Fair
. 240.City and Crime
. 241.Bank Robbery
. 242.Immigration Goes Online
. 243.Jimmy Fixes His Door
. 244.Needs a New Air-Conditioner
. 245.Man Gets 12 Years for Fraud
. 246.Man Shoots Up Post Office
. 247.Murals Are Over 200 Years Old
. 248.Pier Collapses
. 249.Cameras in Police Cars
. 250.A School Girl Sues Her School


. 251.SUV Driver Sends Officer Flying
. 252.Boy Drowns in Neighbor's Pool
. 253.Woman Dies in House Fire
. 254.Plane Crashes into House
. 255.Fishing for Girls
. 256.Shot Next to Christmas Tree
. 257.Stabbed Outside Nightclub
. 258.Fishing Boat Sinks
. 259.The Mysterious Carport Stain
. 260.Lies About Winning Lottery
. 261.Victory Dance Leads to Death
. 262.Eat Your Vegetables
. 263.Honk if You're in a Hurry
. 264.The Man Who Loved Women
. 265.How to Get out of Jury Duty
. 266.The Way to a Man’s Heart
. 267.Female Seeks Mature Male
. 268.Let’s Go Fishing
. 269.Train Wreck “Frees” Cows
. 270.Valuable Guitar Found
. 271.Stepmother Kills Herself
. 272.Beautiful Teacher Smiles
. 273.Are Criminals Taking Over LA?
. 274.Police Arrest Happy Van Driver
. 275.Say Your Prayers
. 276.The Final Phone Call
. 277.Almost Perfect Children
. 278.There Goes the Neighborhood!
. 279.Let’s Go to Vegas!
. 280.Squirrel Attacks Woman
. 281.To Save His Baby
. 282.English Is Confusing
. 283.Pump Up the Tires
. 284.Don’t Go Swimming
. 285.The Park That Went to the Dogs
. 286.Can You Spare a Carburetor?
. 287.Golf Like a Girl
. 288.Take Me Out to the Ball Game
. 289.Take This Job and Shove It
. 290.Where Did That Book Go?
. 291.When You’ve Got Your Health
. 292.That ‘New Car’ Smell
. 293.Inviting Poor Student to Dinner
. 294.When I'm in the Bathroom
. 295.It Was an Old, Worthless Clock
. 296.Five-Finger Discount on Candy
. 297.Collecting Seashells
. 298.At the Store Entrance
. 299.We Will See the World
. 300.Get Me a Caffe Latte




. 301.The Slow Computer-1
. 302.The Slow Computer-2
. 303.The Careful Reader
. 304.Avoid the Flu
. 305.Magician Attracts Women
. 306.US Border Patrol
. 307.Car Shopping in California
. 308.Happy Anniversary
. 309.“Read All about It!”
. 310.A Factory Worker
. 311.Bad Pork
. 312.Don’t Eat the Meat
. 313.Copper Robbers
. 314.Weekly Driving Lessons-1
. 315.Weekly Driving Lessons-2
. 316.Laundry Day-1
. 317.Laundry Day-2
. 318.The Bargain CD Set-1
. 319.The Bargain CD Set-2
. 320.It’s All Over
. 321.The New Clothes-1
. 322.The New Clothes-2
. 323.Food as Punishment
. 324.US Passports Outsourced
. 325.The Demanding Son
. 326.A Practical Joke
. 327.The Dead Pedestrian
. 328.Bad News, Good News
. 329.The Cluster Balloonist
. 330.The Rude Clerk
. 331.The Tax Charge
. 332.The Fire in the Hills-1
. 333.The Fire in the Hills-2
. 334.The Vacuum Cleaner Filter-1
. 335.The Vacuum Cleaner Filter-2
. 336.The Rental Car-1
. 337.The Rental Car-2
. 338.The Marathon Cheater
. 339.School Bus Crashes
. 340.Don’t Take My Property
. 341.New Law for Taco Trucks
. 342.The Refund-1
. 343.The Refund-2
. 344.Shut Your Mouth
. 345.TSA’s New Policy-1
. 346.TSA’s New Policy-2
. 347.I’m Pregnant
. 348.Court Approves Same-Sex Marriage
. 349.Impolite to His Brother
. 350.Protecting the Public
. 351.Malibu to License Paparazzi
. 352.I'm Moving to NY
. 353.The Heart Attack-1
. 354.The Heart Attack-2
. 355.Let's Speak English

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