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  • Conversation: My Roommate is Kinda Spoiled (Part 1)

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    • High Beginner
    • Modal verb
    • Auxiliary verb
    • Roommate
    • Chores

    Modal verb Auxiliary verb Roommate Chores

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My Roommate Is Kind Of Spoiled (Part 1)

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Brent and Miley moved into a new apartment. They go to the same university, so they will live together. They are talking about housework. But, Brent is having a hard time.

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Various Housework

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Various household chores

There many types of housework:

  • Doing laundry (wash clothes, dry clothes, iron the clothes, change the bedsheets)
  • Cooking (cook food, prepare lunch or dinner)
  • Setting or clearing the table (set the table, clear the table, wash the dishes)
  • Taking out garbage (take out trash, empty the trash can)
  • Gardening (water the flowers, cut the lawn, plant flowers, rake the leaves)
  • Shopping (buy the grocery, buy household items, go to the department store)
  • Cleaning the house (vacuum the floor, mop the floor, sweep the floor, dust the furniture)
  • Cleaning the bathroom
  • Cleaning the kitchen
  • Fixing the appliances (fix broken refrigerator, fix microwave, change the light bulb)
  • Fixing the cable (fix the internet connection, fix the cable)
  • Taking care of the kids (help the kids do homework, put kids to sleep, drive kids to school)
  • Taking care of the pets (walk the dog, feed the pet, clean the dog)
  • Cleaning the garage
  • Washing the car
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(1) Brent: Listen
I can’t believe we’ll be living together!
(2) Miley: Listen
I can’t believe we’ll be roommates!
(3) Brent: Listen
I'm so excited! We are going to the same university!
(4) Miley: Listen
Look at this space. Our apartment is so big! We can have so much fun here. We’ll [vocab word=invite]invite[/vocab] friends, play games, party all night...
(5) Brent: Listen
Yes. But, Miley, we can’t have parties all night. We have school, and we must study as well...
(6) Miley: Listen
Yeah, I know. But, we’ll have so much fun!
(7) Brent: Listen
For sure. Well, the first order of business is to choose the room. You can take the master bedroom, Miley. I’ll take the second bedroom. I don’t have too much stuff anyways.
(8) Miley: Listen
Ow, Brent. You're such a gentleman.
(9) Brent: Listen
Now, we need to divide the work.
(10) Miley: Listen
Like homework?
(11) Brent: Listen
No! [vocab word=housework]Housework[/vocab]. Who does the cooking, cleaning, and laundry?
(12) Brent: Listen
How about I cook on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays? And you cook on the other days?
(13) Miley: Listen
But I don’t know how to cook.
(14) Brent: Listen
It doesn’t have to be [vocab word=complex]complex[/vocab]. Just simple dishes are fine.
(15) Miley: Listen
Does [vocab word=instant noodle]instant noodles[/vocab] count?
(16) Brent: Listen
No! Simple pasta, sandwiches, or pizzas are fine.
(17) Miley: Listen
I can order a pizza.
(18) Brent: Listen
[vocab word=never mind]Never mind[/vocab]. I’ll just cook. For cleaning, maybe you can [vocab word=mop]mop[/vocab] the floor. And [vocab word=vacuum]vacuum[/vocab], too. I can [vocab word=dust]dust[/vocab] the house and clean the bathroom.
(19) Miley: Listen
So, you want me to mop the floor, then vacuum the floor?
(20) Brent: Listen
No! You vacuum the floor first, then mop the floor.
(21) Miley: Listen
Oh, okay. I can try. There’s a first time for everything, right?
(22) Brent: Listen
Never mind. I’ll just vacuum and mop the floor. You can wash the dishes, then.
(23) Miley: Listen
That’s easy. But, I couldn’t find the [vocab word=dishwasher]dishwasher[/vocab]. Should we call the [vocab word=landlord]landlord[/vocab]?
(24) Brent: Listen
Never mind… Didn’t you do any housework at home?
(25) Miley: Listen
Well, my mom did all the cooking. Our [vocab word=housekeeper]housekeeper[/vocab] did all the cleaning and [vocab word=laundry]laundry[/vocab]. And we always used a dishwasher.
(26) Brent: Listen
(Mutters to himself) Such a [vocab word=spoiled]spoiled[/vocab] child...
(27) Brent: Listen
Okay, Miley. That’s fine. I'll do the cooking and cleaning. You do the ... your things.
(28) Miley: Listen
Roger!
(29) Brent: Listen
Maybe I should take the master bedroom…
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My Roommate is Kind of Spoiled

(1) Brent: Listen
I can’t believe we’ll be living together!
(2) Miley: Listen
I can’t believe we’ll be roommates!
(3) Brent: Listen
I'm so excited! We are going to the same university!
(4) Miley: Listen
Look at this space. Our apartment is so big! We can have so much fun here. We’ll [vocab word=invite]invite[/vocab] friends, play games, party all night...
(5) Brent: Listen
Yes. But, Miley, we can’t have parties all night. We have school, and we must study as well...
(6) Miley: Listen
Yeah, I know. But, we’ll have so much fun!
(7) Brent: Listen
For sure. Well, the first order of business is to choose the room. You can take the master bedroom, Miley. I’ll take the second bedroom. I don’t have too much stuff anyways.
(8) Miley: Listen
Ow, Brent. You're such a gentleman.
(9) Brent: Listen
Now, we need to divide the work.
(10) Miley: Listen
Like homework?
(11) Brent: Listen
No! [vocab word=housework]Housework[/vocab]. Who does the cooking, cleaning, and laundry?
(12) Brent: Listen
How about I cook on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays? And you cook on the other days?
(13) Miley: Listen
But I don’t know how to cook.
(14) Brent: Listen
It doesn’t have to be [vocab word=complex]complex[/vocab]. Just simple dishes are fine.
(15) Miley: Listen
Does [vocab word=instant noodle]instant noodles[/vocab] count?
(16) Brent: Listen
No! Simple pasta, sandwiches, or pizzas are fine.
(17) Miley: Listen
I can order a pizza.
(18) Brent: Listen
[vocab word=never mind]Never mind[/vocab]. I’ll just cook. For cleaning, maybe you can [vocab word=mop]mop[/vocab] the floor. And [vocab word=vacuum]vacuum[/vocab], too. I can [vocab word=dust]dust[/vocab] the house and clean the bathroom.
(19) Miley: Listen
So, you want me to mop the floor, then vacuum the floor?
(20) Brent: Listen
No! You vacuum the floor first, then mop the floor.
(21) Miley: Listen
Oh, okay. I can try. There’s a first time for everything, right?
(22) Brent: Listen
Never mind. I’ll just vacuum and mop the floor. You can wash the dishes, then.
(23) Miley: Listen
That’s easy. But, I couldn’t find the [vocab word=dishwasher]dishwasher[/vocab]. Should we call the [vocab word=landlord]landlord[/vocab]?
(24) Brent: Listen
Never mind… Didn’t you do any housework at home?
(25) Miley: Listen
Well, my mom did all the cooking. Our [vocab word=housekeeper]housekeeper[/vocab] did all the cleaning and [vocab word=laundry]laundry[/vocab]. And we always used a dishwasher.
(26) Brent: Listen
(Mutters to himself) Such a [vocab word=spoiled]spoiled[/vocab] child...
(27) Brent: Listen
Okay, Miley. That’s fine. I'll do the cooking and cleaning. You do the ... your things.
(28) Miley: Listen
Roger!
(29) Brent: Listen
Maybe I should take the master bedroom…
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