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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #127083: Vocabulary: clean or dirty
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    Vocabulary: clean or dirty


    For our security, recently, we've had to assess how clean people and things are...  

    Because of the pandemic, we've had to make up our minds and find remedies...  

    We've had masks, wipes and hand sanitizers... Now, very simply, here are the words to do it! 




                   Dreams...                                         and reality... (a messy room)


    Things can be CLEAN... 

     Sparkling clean                                                                                                    
     Spotless/ immaculate                                      


    but can also be DIRTY...                                                             

     Dirty/ to dirty 
     Dirt/ grime 
     To get dirty/ to dirty oneself                                                                                 
     To get dirty/ to get soiled 
     Filth/ filthy

    - Neat as a new pin

    - This material shows the dirt/ soils easily

    - To make a mess




    The different forms of "DIRTY"... 

     Grease/ greasy 
     Dust/ dusty
     Mud/ muddy                                 
     A smear
     Soiled/ to stain
     A stain/ a spot on something                                                                                



    - Everything is neat and tidy

    - To put things away/ to do some tidying up

    - To mess up a room

    - To be a shambles

    - Everything was upside down


     To be tidy/ to be orderly                   
     Rubbish (British English)/ trash (American English)

     Kitchen waste/ Household refuse

     A dustbin/ a rubbish bin  (British English)
     A trash can/ a garbage can   (American English)                                                                     
     A waste disposal unit


    LET'S CLEAN UP and then, CLEAN! :




     To clean 
     To clean up/ to tidy up                      
     To remove stains 
     To rinse
     To brush 
     To mop up/ a mop
     To dust
     To polish stg up 

     To scour 

     To vacuum a room/ to hoover a room                                                                   
     A detergent/ a spray




    Now, you have all the words and expressions you need to stay safe!  

    You'll pass the test with flying colours !  Go for it...   


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    1. Before eating a chocolate ice-cream, the kid was wearing a T-shirt.

    2. When Patrick finished cooking, the kitchen was in a state but he didn’t intend to clean up after himself.

    3. 'Oh dear! You’ve left a of red paint on your Dad’s report. He’ll be furious.'

    4. 'Put the baby's nappies into a plastic bag before throwing them away, please.'

    5. 'Oh dear! You’ve eaten too much jam and your fingers are . Go and wash your hands.'

    6. If you don’t before putting the shirt into the machine, it won’t be clean enough for you to wear.

    7. Tom’s house has been since his wife left.

    8. It’s better to the glasses before using them.

    9. 'Be careful! The floor has just been and must be slippery.'

    10. 'Don’t forget to take your boots off… The carpet has just been changed!'


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