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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #127206: Vocabulary: repairs
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    Vocabulary: repairs


    There are moments when everything seems to insist on breaking down!

     

     

    Bulbs burn out one after the other, the washing machine overflows, the fuses

    go out and ... there's a power cut! 

    Enough is enough!  Let's try to repair all this! 

     

     To break (something)                                                                                                          
     To break down: to lose ability to function effectively 
     Broken (to break, I broke, broken: past participle)
     Out of order: not operating properly; in disrepair.   
     Wear and tear: damage or falling apart from ordinary use.
     To repair/ to mend: to make something damaged better by repairing.            
     To mend a leak, a hole... 
     To fix an appliance
     Repairs to 
     To replace: to replace by a substitute or an equivalent.  

     

                                       

     

    - It doesn't work

    - To send for somebody/ to call somebody

                             

     

     An odd-job man                      
     To do odd jobs 
     A handyman: does small maintenance or repairs jobs. 
     Do-it-Yourself (DIY): the building or repairing of things for oneself in one's own home. 
     A DIY shop/ a DIY kit
     Renovation/ to renovate 
     To restore: to bring back to a former condition.
     A plumber/ plumbing installs and repairs pipes and drains  
     A leak/ a leaking roof: an unintended hole through which liquid escapes. 
     A dripping tap (GB)/ a dripping faucet (US)                                                                         
     To overflow: to have the contents flowing over an edge...
     The drains are blocked 

                                   

     

    - He's very handy/ he's good with his hands

    - To do up an old house

    - To make alterations to a house

    - To extend a house

     

     An electrician 
     Power (electricity)
     A power cut: a temporary interruption in the supply of electrical power
     To cut off the power 
     A power failure/ a blackout                                                                                                 
     A short circuit: a bad electrical connection allowing too much current to flow. 
     A circuit breaker 
     To blow a fuse: too much current runs through an electric circuit, breaking it.
     To put the power back on 
     A shock/ an electric shock
     To get an electric shock
     To electrocute/ electrocution: to kill by electricity, an electric shock.

     

                       

                  An electric shock                                            A power cut: an outage

     

     A joiner: a carpenter; one who constructs doors, paneling and permanent woodwork.
     A carpenter: a person who builds or repairs wooden structures, scaffolds or shelving.
     Woodworm: any insect larvae developing into wooden furniture, beams, etc.
     Worm-eaten: eaten by worms. 
     The builder: a person who constructs buildings or houses as a job.
     The (stone) mason: one whose trade is building with stones or bricks.        
     The bricklayer: builds by laying bricks in construction.                                                                      
     A crack: a slight opening between boards in a floor or a wall...
     A glazier: a person who fits windows with glass or panes. 
     A locksmith:  a person who makes, repairs and installs locks. 
     The repair man: a person who makes repairs.
     Under guarantee: covered by a contrat certifying an object will perform for a given time. 
     After-sales service: insurance provided to customers  after a sale

     

                               

                      a crack                                                                   a leak

    Get your tools and become a good handyman! As for the test, everything will be alright! 

     



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    1. My car has just had another … I must really buy a new one…



    2. This dishwasher has been for weeks. We’re fed up having to wash the dirty dishes by turns…



    3. 'Oh dear… This phone properly… Can you lend me yours, please?'



    4. I heard a in the bathroom all night… It was a real torture…



    5. 'If you use the dishwasher and the drier at the same time, of course, you might .Do you know how to change it?'



    6. There are so many little things to repair that we must ask the to come and fix them all.



    7. 'If your bath , there will be water all over the floor…'



    8. 'This is hopeless… I’ve been trying to reach it for days and I can’t…'



    9. Excessive consumption of electricity might cause another in the city and a lot of disruptions.



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