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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #119572: Vocabulary: clean or dirty
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    Vocabulary: clean or dirty


    "Go and have a shower!", "Have you washed your hands?" "I'm fed up with the dirty fingermarks you leave everywhere!", "Hum hum ... Looks as if your feet are dirty...", "You nails need cutting and cleaning!"  How many sentences are said and repeated, in every language, before cleanness and cleanliness are (more or less) acquired... and how many sentences before our kids' rooms are tidied up and cleaned? 

    Cleanliness and cleanness, for "Man cubs" are neither innate nor acquired easily as they are, they say, for cats... ! Parents have to say, repeat, show, and repeat again!... if they are lucky enough to know the vocabulary in use... 

     

                                              

                 Cleanness                                                Lots of germs being transmitted...                                   Cleanliness

     

     clean  sparkling clean 
     cleanness  cleanliness 
     wash (soap)/ rub/ scrub rinse -> dry
     neat  neat as a new pin  
     spotless/ immaculate/ to be spick and span                  to be tidy/ untidy                                                  
     to be tidy/ to be orderly  to be neat and tidy  
     to put things away/ do some tidying up  to mess up a room 
     to be a shambles  upside-down/ higgledy-piggledy 

                                                                          

     

     dirty  dirt/ grime 
     to dirty  to get dirty/ to dirty oneself  
     to get dirty/  to get soiled                             this material shows the dirt                             
     filth=> to be filthy  this material soils (gets dirty) easily 
     disgusting  foul 

     

                                                       

                                     Untidy /// Tidy...                                                   Tidy room/ tidy work => tidy mind! 

     grease=> greasy                                dust=> dusty  
     mud=> muddy  sticky 
     a smear a mark
     to make a mess  fingermarks
     soiled  to stain/ a stain/ a spot                                   

     

     

                                                                   

                                   They're muddy...                                                                   Sticky fingers... 

     rubbish (BE)/ trash (US) (singulier)                      kitchen waste/ household refuse                          
     litter (singulier) a dustbin= a rubbish bin (BE)
     a trash can/ a garbage can (US)  a rubbish chute/ garbage chute 
     a waste disposal unit/ a grinder  to throw stg in the dustbin 

     

                                                            

     

    A rubbish bin/ a garbage can                                           Litter                                                    A rubbish/ garbage chute

     

    Here was the necessary vocabulary to talk precisely about « clean ou dirty » ... I'm sure your success will be great... Good luck! 

     



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    1.«Lucy, I wish you were now... You’re very good at your room... If only you could after playing, that would be great! »

    2.«I love this dress, but the material easily and it’s already after a few hours...I’ll go and change!»

    3.«Oh dear! Lucy! Look at your brand new jumper... there’s a of chocolate right in the middle, some chocolate on the left sleeve, and a huge on the right one! We can call it « your chocolate jumper ».»

    4.«Don’t put anything in the sink, please, the is clogged again and will be repaired tomorrow morning!»

    5.«Can you check whether the have been emptied or not, please? I couldn’t hear the dustmen today...»

     

                                

    WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION : http://www.who.int/gpsc/clean_hands_protection/en/








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