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My Roommate Is Kind Of Spoiled (Part 2)

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Brent wanted to share the housework with Miley. He believed each person should do some housework. First, Brent said he can cook on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. Miley can cook on the other days. However, soon, he learned that Miley cannot cook. Miley can only order a pizza!

For cleaning, Brent said he can dust the house and clean the bathroom. Miley can vacuum and mop the floor. But, soon, Brent learned that Miley cannot clean. She doesn't understand vacuuming and mopping. In fact, Miley can't even wash the dishes! She used dishwasher at home. She said her mom and housekeeper cleaned the house, washed the clothes, and cooked food. So, probably Miley can't do the laundry, either.

In the end, Brent muttered, "Miley is such a spoiled child ..." "Muttered" means, he said it in small voice, so Miley couldn't hear it.

What is a spoiled child? A spoiled child doesn't do any work. His or her mom and dad help the spoiled child; they do everything for the spoiled child. So, the spoiled child thinks, "I don't have to anything. Everyone should help me. I want everything (toys, money, delicious food), and I should get it. But, I don't have to work. I can just play." Also, a spoiled child cannot do anything. Other people always do things for the spoiled child.

Is Miley a spoiled child?

Miley cannot do any housework. Other people always did housework for her. A spoiled child cannot do any work.

Miley only wants to play. She said she wants to party all night. She didn't say she wants to study hard. She just said she wanted to party. A spoiled child just wants to play. He or she just wants to have fun.

Miley's parents are rich. Miley came from a rich house. Her parents even had a maid! Often, a spoiled child has rich parents. Rich parents buy everything for the spoiled child.

In the beginning, Brent gave the master bedroom (the big bedroom) to Miley. But now, he thinks he should take the master bedroom.

Why did Brent think he should take the master bedroom? Maybe, he thought it was unfair. After all, Brent will do all the housework, and Miley will probably just play or party. Maybe, he thought he deserves the master bedroom. Or, maybe he thought Miley should not just get everything so easily. Or, maybe he was just a bit angry at Miley.

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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

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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My Roommate is Kind of Spoiled (Conversation)

(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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