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  • Conversation: As Easy As An Apple Pie (Part 1)

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    • High Beginner
    • Modal verb
    • Chores
    • Women and work

    Modal verb Chores Women and work

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As Easy As An Apple Pie (Part 1)

Old couple arguing

Mr. Harrington and Mrs. Harrington are having an argument. Mrs. Harrington wants her husband to do something, and Mr. Harrington is refusing to do that. What's on their mind. Listen to their conversation to find out.

Different Kinds of Chores

Show me some chores Hide the chores

You might need to know the name of different chores. They are listed for you, below.

Different kinds of chores

Of course, there are more chores. Other chores include:

  • Taking care of children. (changing diapers, reading books, sending them to school etc)
  • Mowing the lawn.
  • Fixing furniture or appliances. (Fixing broken dish washer, fixing computers, fixing broken toilet etc)
  • Washing dishes.
  • Taking care of pets. (feeding the dog, walking the dog, taking the dog to the vet etc)
  • Shopping or buying groceries.
  • Vacuuming the floor or mopping the floor.
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(1) Mrs. Harrington: Listen
Good Morning, Harold.
(2) Mr. Harrington: Listen
Good morning, dear. Would you like some [vocab word=coffee]coffee[/vocab]?
(3) Mrs. Harrington: Listen
Yes, I would. I could smell it all the way [vocab word=upstairs]upstairs[/vocab].
(4) Mr. Harrington: Listen
Well, let me get you a nice hot cup.
(5) Mrs. Harrington: Listen
Thank you, Harold. What are your [vocab word=plan]plans[/vocab] today?
(6) Mr. Harrington: Listen
Nothing special. I might watch some TV and take a [vocab word=nap]nap[/vocab].
(7) Mrs. Harrington: Listen
Oh! Can you clean the [vocab word=garage]garage[/vocab] today?
(8) Mr. Harrington: Listen
I don't really want to, Margaret.
(9) Mrs. Harrington: Listen
You should really clean the garage, Harold. It is so [vocab word=messy]messy[/vocab]!
(10) Mrs. Harrington: Listen
Besides, you said yesterday, "I will do it tomorrow [vocab word=if]if[/vocab] I have no plans!"
(11) Mr. Harrington: Listen
I can do it when you go to the [vocab word=salon]salon[/vocab] today.
(12) Mrs. Harrington: Listen
No. You will just forget. You must keep your promise.
(13) Mr. Harrington: Listen
Fine. But, you [vocab word=owe]owe[/vocab] me. You must do something for me, too.
(14) Mrs. Harrington: Listen
Okay. What would you like?
(15) Mr. Harrington: Listen
Can you make my [vocab word=favorite]favorite[/vocab] [vocab word=dessert]dessert[/vocab]?
(16) Mrs. Harrington: Listen
The apple pie?
(17) Mr. Harrington: Listen
Yes! Your apple pies taste so good! I want it for the breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
(18) Mrs. Harrington: Listen
Would you like me to put some ice cream on top?
(19) Mr. Harrington: Listen
Yes, I would.
(20) Mrs. Harrington: Listen
Okay, apple pie it is! Now, clean the garage. It should be as easy as an apple pie!
(21) Mr. Harrington: Listen
No, I can't.
(22) Mrs. Harrington: Listen
But, you must keep your promise!
(23) Mr. Harrington: Listen
I am keeping my promise! I will clean up the garage if I have no plans today.
(24) Mr. Harrington: Listen
Well, now, I have a plan. I must eat your apple pies all day long!
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As Easy As An Apple Pie

(1) Mrs. Harrington: Listen
Good Morning, Harold.
(2) Mr. Harrington: Listen
Good morning, dear. Would you like some [vocab word=coffee]coffee[/vocab]?
(3) Mrs. Harrington: Listen
Yes, I would. I could smell it all the way [vocab word=upstairs]upstairs[/vocab].
(4) Mr. Harrington: Listen
Well, let me get you a nice hot cup.
(5) Mrs. Harrington: Listen
Thank you, Harold. What are your [vocab word=plan]plans[/vocab] today?
(6) Mr. Harrington: Listen
Nothing special. I might watch some TV and take a [vocab word=nap]nap[/vocab].
(7) Mrs. Harrington: Listen
Oh! Can you clean the [vocab word=garage]garage[/vocab] today?
(8) Mr. Harrington: Listen
I don't really want to, Margaret.
(9) Mrs. Harrington: Listen
You should really clean the garage, Harold. It is so [vocab word=messy]messy[/vocab]!
(10) Mrs. Harrington: Listen
Besides, you said yesterday, "I will do it tomorrow [vocab word=if]if[/vocab] I have no plans!"
(11) Mr. Harrington: Listen
I can do it when you go to the [vocab word=salon]salon[/vocab] today.
(12) Mrs. Harrington: Listen
No. You will just forget. You must keep your promise.
(13) Mr. Harrington: Listen
Fine. But, you [vocab word=owe]owe[/vocab] me. You must do something for me, too.
(14) Mrs. Harrington: Listen
Okay. What would you like?
(15) Mr. Harrington: Listen
Can you make my [vocab word=favorite]favorite[/vocab] [vocab word=dessert]dessert[/vocab]?
(16) Mrs. Harrington: Listen
The apple pie?
(17) Mr. Harrington: Listen
Yes! Your apple pies taste so good! I want it for the breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
(18) Mrs. Harrington: Listen
Would you like me to put some ice cream on top?
(19) Mr. Harrington: Listen
Yes, I would.
(20) Mrs. Harrington: Listen
Okay, apple pie it is! Now, clean the garage. It should be as easy as an apple pie!
(21) Mr. Harrington: Listen
No, I can't.
(22) Mrs. Harrington: Listen
But, you must keep your promise!
(23) Mr. Harrington: Listen
I am keeping my promise! I will clean up the garage if I have no plans today.
(24) Mr. Harrington: Listen
Well, now, I have a plan. I must eat your apple pies all day long!
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