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ESL 317: Laundry Day (2)


ESL 317: Laundry Day (2)


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When the timer made its loud beeping sound, Kerry went downstairs. As he turned the corner and neared the laundry room, he heard the washer going. That didn't make sense, he thought. The washer should be finished. Entering the laundry room, he saw his just-washed clothes piled on top of the dryer. His laundry basket, half full of unwashed clothes, was now sitting on the floor. Someone had set aside his laundry basket and put their own clothes into the washer. Their second load sat atop the washer. Irritated, Kerry put his damp clothes into the dryer and turned it on. Then he walked over to his downstairs neighbor's apartment. He knew who had "cut in line"—it was the maid.

"Excuse me," he told her, "you saw that I had a second load of clothes to wash. I was there ahead of you. Why didn't you just wait till my second load was washed? That's the polite thing to do."

"Oh, I'm so sorry," she said. "You see, I have to pick up my kids at four o'clock, so I needed to do the clothes quickly. I'm so sorry." Kerry looked at her and shook his head. Don't do anything wrong in the first place and you won't have to apologize for it later, he thought. Had she waited her turn, she still would have finished doing her two loads by three o'clock. Me, me, me, Kerry thought—they should just rename this country "America."

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*Vocabulary:

• apologize:
• atop:
• beep:
• dryer:
• irritate:
• load:
• maid:
• neighbor:
• pile:
• polite:
• sense:

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*Yes/No-Questions:

• Did Kerry go downstairs when he heard the timer?

• Did he hear the washer going?

• Did that make sense to him?

• Were his just-washed clothes sitting on top of the dryer?

• Was he happy to see someone else's load atop the washer?

• Had the maid "cut in line"?

• Did he tell the maid that she had done the polite thing?

• Did the maid say she had to feed her kids at 4 p.m.?

• Did the maid apologize?

• Was he satisfied with her apology?

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*Fill in blanks:

When the timer made its loud beeping sound, ____ went downstairs. As he turned the corner and ____ the laundry room, he heard the washer going. ____ didn’t make sense, he thought. The washer should ____ finished. Entering the laundry room, he saw his____ -washed clothes piled on top of the dryer. His ____ basket, half full of unwashed clothes, was now ____ on the floor. Someone had set aside his ____ basket and put their own clothes into the ____ . Their second load sat atop the washer. Irritated, ____ put his damp clothes into the dryer and ____ it on. Then he walked over to his ____ neighbor’s apartment. He knew who had “cut in ____ ”—it was the maid.

“Excuse me,” he told her, “____ saw that I had a second load of ____ to wash. I was there ahead of you. ____ didn’t you just wait till my second load ____ washed? That’s the polite thing to do.”

“Oh, ____ ’m so sorry,” she said. “You see, I have____ pick up my kids at four o’clock, so ____ needed to do the clothes quickly. I’m so ____ .” Kerry looked at her and shook his head. ____ ’t do anything wrong in the first place and ____ won’t have to apologize for it later, he ____ . Had she waited her turn, she still would ____ finished doing her two loads by three o’clock. ____ , me, me, Kerry thought—they should just rename this____ “America.”

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*Translate into Vietnamese:

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ESL 317: Laundry Day (2)

*Vocabulary:


• apologize: xin lỗi
• atop: trên
• beep: tiếng bíp
• dryer: máy sấy
• irritate: dị ứng
• load: chất vào
• maid: người giúp việc
• neighbor: hàng xóm
• pile: đống
• polite: lịch sự
• sense: có nghĩa

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*Yes/No-Questions:

• Did Kerry go downstairs when he heard the timer? Yes

• Did he hear the washer going? Yes

• Did that make sense to him? No

• Were his just-washed clothes sitting on top of the dryer?
Yes

• Was he happy to see someone else's load atop the washer? No

• Had the maid "cut in line"? Yes

• Did he tell the maid that she had done the polite thing?
No

• Did the maid say she had to feed her kids at 4 p.m.? No

• Did the maid apologize? Yes

• Was he satisfied with her apology? No

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*Fill in blanks:

When the timer made its loud beeping sound, __Kerry__ went downstairs. As he turned the corner and __nearest___ the laundry room, he heard the washer going. __That__ didn’t make sense, he thought. The washer should __be__ finished. Entering the laundry room, he saw his__just__ -washed clothes piled on top of the dryer. His ____laundry__ basket, half full of unwashed clothes, was now ____sitting__ on the floor. Someone had set aside his ____laundry__ basket and put their own clothes into the ____washer__ . Their second load sat atop the washer. Irritated, ___Kerry__ put his damp clothes into the dryer and _turn___ it on. Then he walked over to his __downstairs__ neighbor’s apartment. He knew who had “cut in __line__ ”—it was the maid.

“Excuse me,” he told her, “__you__ saw that I had a second load of ____clothes__ to wash. I was there ahead of you. __Why__ didn’t you just wait till my second load __was__ washed? That’s the polite thing to do.”

“Oh, __I__ ’m so sorry,” she said. “You see, I have__to__ pick up my kids at four o’clock, so __I__ needed to do the clothes quickly. I’m so ____sorry__ .” Kerry looked at her and shook his head. __Don__ ’t do anything wrong in the first place and __you__ won’t have to apologize for it later, he ____thought__ . Had she waited her turn, she still would __have__ finished doing her two loads by three o’clock. __Me__ , me, me, Kerry thought—they should just rename this____country__ “America.”

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*Translate into Vietnamese:

Ngày giặt đồ (2)

Khi đồng hồ kêu tiếng bíp lớn, Kerry xuống dưới nhà. Khi anh quẹo vào góc và gần phòng giặt, anh nghe tiếng máy giặt đang chạy. Không có lý, anh nghĩ. Máy giặt phải xong rồi. Vào phòng giặt, anh thấy đồ anh vừa giặt xong chất đống trên máy sấy. Cái giỏ đồ giặt còn một nửa chưa giặt của anh giờ đây nằm trên sàn nhà. Có ai đó đã bỏ giỏ đồ của anh qua một bên và bỏ đồ của họ vào máy giặt. Mẻ thứ hai của họ nằm trên máy giặt. Dị ứng, Kerry bỏ quần áo của anh vào máy sấy và bật nó lên. Rồi anh đi qua căn hộ nhà hàng xóm duới nhà. Anh biết ai đã "chen ngang"-đó là người giúp việc.

"Xin lỗi," anh bảo cô, "cô thấy là tôi có mớ quần áo thứ hai cần giặt. Tôi đã ỏ đó trước cô. Tại sao cô không chờ cho đến khi mẻ thứ hai của tôi giặt xong? Đó là điều lịch sự nên làm."

"Oh, tôi xin lỗi," cô nói. "Anh xem, tôi phải đón con lúc 4 giờ, nên tôi cần phải giặt đồ nhanh. Tôi rất xin lỗi." Kerry nhìn cô ấy và lắc đầu. Đừng làm việc gì sai ban đầu và bạn sẽ không phải xin lỗi vì nó sau đó, anh nghĩ. Cô ấy mà chờ, cô vẫn xong hai mẻ vào lúc ba giờ. Tôi, tôi, tôi, Kerry nghĩ-họ nên đổi tên nước này "Mỹ".

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. 1.New To America
. 2.A Haircut
. 3.The Yardman
. 4.Grab Your Umbrellas
. 5.Shopping for Bargains
. 6.Horses to Ride
. 7.A Shower Injury
. 8.Pete's Sharp Knife
. 9.A Good Sandwich
. 10.Sara's Upset Stomach
. 11.Please Marry Me!
. 12.Laundry Day
. 13.A Noisy Neighbor
. 14.The New Realtor
. 15.The Fire Alarm
. 16.Eddie's Short Visit
. 17.Carbon Monoxide
. 18.A Visit to Asia
. 19.School Boys
. 20.The Loose Button
. 21.The Pile of Paper
. 22.Brushing and Flossing
. 23.Raising the Kids
. 24.A Clean Toilet Bowl
. 25.A Love Letter
. 26.A Bird Attacks
. 27.A Daytime Robbery
. 28.Trick or Treat
. 29.The Motorcycle Rider
. 30.Spock Saves His Dad
. 31.Provider Overbills Customer
. 32.The Breakup
. 33.Famous Model Dies
. 34.Shopping Carts Everywhere
. 35.Four Slit Throats
. 36.Does Garlic Mean Garlic?
. 37.A Jealous Girlfriend
. 38.Towns Hit by Snowstorms
. 39.Another Jealous Girlfriend
. 40.She Loves Her Son
. 41.The Doctor’s Exam
. 42.Hospitals Can Make You Sick
. 43.English Is So Hard
. 44.Hollywood Stars and Tourists
. 45.GEICO’s TV Lizard
. 46.Law and Order in LA
. 47.Destruction of Iraq
. 48.Have You Seen This Man?
. 49.LA Traffic Report
. 50.LA Radio News


. 51.Trash Truck Misses Pick-up
. 52.Her First Driving Accident
. 53.You’re Not a Good Principal
. 54.I’ve Got You Covered
. 55.Paris Goes to Jail in LA
. 56.A Year with No TV
. 57.Let’s Buy Some Paint
. 58.I Need Water for My Clients
. 59.Putting Bunny to Sleep
. 60.Where Is That Darn Battery?
. 61.If You Really Love Me…
. 62.The Wedding Gift (1)
. 63.The Wedding Gift (2)
. 64.Does a Tiger Change Its Stripes?
. 65.No Place Like an Open House
. 66."We Could Have All Died!"
. 67.It’s the Thought that Counts
. 68.Who Ordered the Scallops?
. 69.You’re Not My Daddy
. 70.Let He Who Is Without Sin…
. 71.Shopping at the 99 Cents Store
. 72.Betting Big in Vegas
. 73.Priced to Sell!
. 74.The Handyman Comes
. 75.A Woman Has Needs
. 76.A Hot Day and a Cool Pool
. 77.Up, Up, and Away
. 78.Man's Best Friend
. 79.Six Feet Under
. 80.An Unhappy Worker
. 81.Why the Sky Is Brown
. 82.It’s a Small World
. 83.Suspicious Shoppers
. 84.Death Is Part of Life
. 85.Tagger Shoots Woman
. 86.Crime on the Rise
. 87.Too Soft on Crime
. 88.Pluto Chases Kid
. 89.In Harm’s Way
. 90."Semper Buy"
. 91.A Little Respect, Please
. 92.A Dream from Beyond-1
. 93.A Dream from Beyond-2
. 94.A Trip to Egypt
. 95.No Doughnuts for Old Folks
. 96.It’s Just Business
. 97.A Walk in the Wild
. 98.Elvis Is Alive and Well
. 99.Bad Weed, Bad Call
. 100.Shark Attack


. 101.Love in the Hospital
. 102.Interstate Bridge Collapses
. 103.Stop Selling Those Bunnies
. 104.Actor Tries to Kill Himself
. 105.US Senator Says He’s not Gay
. 106.E.Coli Is Everywhere
. 107.Influenza
. 108.The Hospital Orderly-1
. 109.The Hospital Orderly-2
. 110.Flower Power
. 111.Dog Inherits Millions
. 112.Man Holds Staff Hostage
. 113.Young Boy Defends Sister
. 114.Remember Me?
. 115.The Way to a Man’s Heart
. 116.Sail Around the World
. 117.New Dog-Barking Law
. 118.Man Flies in Lawn Chair-1
. 119.Man Flies in Lawn Chair-2
. 120.Cleaning a Dirty Plate
. 121.Her Driving Lesson
. 122.Hurricane Dean
. 123.Adventurer Disappears
. 124.Nursing Student Disappears
. 125.The Lovely Banana
. 126.Smells like Chicken
. 127.The Wedding-1
. 128.The Wedding-2
. 129.The Waiter
. 130.Your Country Thanks You
. 131.D.B.Cooper Lives On-1
. 132.D.B.Cooper Lives On-2
. 133.I’m No Alcoholic!
. 134.48 Homes Burn Down-1
. 135.48 Homes Burn Down-2
. 136.Drought Attacks Georgia
. 137.A Bad MRI Experience
. 138.Body in a Barrel-1
. 139.Body in a Barrel-2
. 140.Red Meat, Gray Water
. 141.All Bite, No Bark
. 142.Tiger Kills Two Men-1
. 143.Tiger Kills Two Men-2
. 144.Red Flowers Make Her See Red
. 145.The Starbucks Robbery
. 146.The Argument-1
. 147.The Argument-2
. 148.The Toilet Tank-1
. 149.The Toilet Tank-2
. 150.Santa Was Molested




. 151.Fire Kills Two Young Girls
. 152.Police Arrest Fire-Starters
. 153.Get out of "Jail"-1
. 154.Get out of "Jail"-2
. 155.New Year Celebrations
. 156.$50K to Waitress-1
. 157.$50K to Waitress-2
. 158.Who Needs School?
. 159.Black Friday
. 160.JFK Assassination
. 161.Don’t Top Off the Tanks
. 162.The Clapper
. 163.Tuberculosis Still Kills
. 164.Old Dogs Become Young Again
. 165.Ham and Eggplant
. 166.A Hole in Her Ear-1
. 167.A Hole in Her Ear-2
. 168.The Drugs Keep Coming
. 169.Missing Husband-1
. 170.Missing Husband-2
. 171.Don’t Get Mad-Get Even
. 172.The Christmas Gift-1
. 173.The Christmas Gift-2
. 174.The Haircut-1
. 175.The Haircut-2
. 176.The Robbery at the Mall-1
. 177.The Robbery at the Mall-2
. 178.The Driving Lesson-1
. 179.The Driving Lesson-2
. 180.The Move to Georgia-1
. 181.The Move to Georgia-2
. 182.I’ll Get a Job in a Restaurant
. 183.A Cleaner River-1
. 184.A Cleaner River-2
. 185.The Spitter
. 186.Kill Those Flies-1
. 187.Kill Those Flies-2
. 188.The Oil Change-1
. 189.The Oil Change-2
. 190.Boy Starts Huge Fire
. 191.Writers Go on Strike
. 192.Please Don’t Hurt Me!
. 193.It’s Just a Little White Lie
. 194.Jury Service in California
. 195.The Rude Golfer-1
. 196.The Rude Golfer-2
. 197.Man Invents Toilet for Cars
. 198.Monkeys Cause Man’s Death
. 199.The Light Eater-1
. 200.The Light Eater-2


. 201.Sara Went Shopping
. 202.Man Injured at Fast Food Place
. 203.A Life-Saving Cow
. 204.Driver Loses Mabel, Finds Jail
. 205.Jerry Decided To Buy a Gun
. 206.Freeway Chase
. 207.Better To Be Unlucky
. 208.Food Fight Erupted in Prison
. 209.How His Pig is Doing
. 210.Goats Being Hired
. 211.A Missing Cat
. 212.Book Him
. 213.Water Under the Sink-1
. 214.Water Under the Sink-2
. 215.Theft Occurs Everywhere
. 216.Eggs and a Bunny
. 217.Goodbye to Clean Couple
. 218.$100 Deposit
. 219.Books Don’t Grow on Trees
. 220.A Murder-Suicide
. 221.New Store and Its Owners
. 222.Hit-and-Run Charge
. 223.Gasoline Prices Hit Record High
. 224.A Festival of Books
. 225.Crazy Housing Prices
. 226.Happy and Unhappy Renters
. 227.Pulling Out Nine Tons of Trash
. 228.Cloning Pets
. 229.Rentals at the Oceanside
. 230.Trees Are a Threat
. 231.Gets Booked, Writes a Book
. 232.Popular Park Reopens
. 233.Swim Classes Begin Soon
. 234.Not Sitting Around
. 235.Get Millions for Homeless
. 236.Tenants Watch Building Burn
. 237.Bathtub Blues
. 238.Blood Drive at Civic Center
. 239.City Hosts 42nd Art Fair
. 240.City and Crime
. 241.Bank Robbery
. 242.Immigration Goes Online
. 243.Jimmy Fixes His Door
. 244.Needs a New Air-Conditioner
. 245.Man Gets 12 Years for Fraud
. 246.Man Shoots Up Post Office
. 247.Murals Are Over 200 Years Old
. 248.Pier Collapses
. 249.Cameras in Police Cars
. 250.A School Girl Sues Her School


. 251.SUV Driver Sends Officer Flying
. 252.Boy Drowns in Neighbor's Pool
. 253.Woman Dies in House Fire
. 254.Plane Crashes into House
. 255.Fishing for Girls
. 256.Shot Next to Christmas Tree
. 257.Stabbed Outside Nightclub
. 258.Fishing Boat Sinks
. 259.The Mysterious Carport Stain
. 260.Lies About Winning Lottery
. 261.Victory Dance Leads to Death
. 262.Eat Your Vegetables
. 263.Honk if You're in a Hurry
. 264.The Man Who Loved Women
. 265.How to Get out of Jury Duty
. 266.The Way to a Man’s Heart
. 267.Female Seeks Mature Male
. 268.Let’s Go Fishing
. 269.Train Wreck “Frees” Cows
. 270.Valuable Guitar Found
. 271.Stepmother Kills Herself
. 272.Beautiful Teacher Smiles
. 273.Are Criminals Taking Over LA?
. 274.Police Arrest Happy Van Driver
. 275.Say Your Prayers
. 276.The Final Phone Call
. 277.Almost Perfect Children
. 278.There Goes the Neighborhood!
. 279.Let’s Go to Vegas!
. 280.Squirrel Attacks Woman
. 281.To Save His Baby
. 282.English Is Confusing
. 283.Pump Up the Tires
. 284.Don’t Go Swimming
. 285.The Park That Went to the Dogs
. 286.Can You Spare a Carburetor?
. 287.Golf Like a Girl
. 288.Take Me Out to the Ball Game
. 289.Take This Job and Shove It
. 290.Where Did That Book Go?
. 291.When You’ve Got Your Health
. 292.That ‘New Car’ Smell
. 293.Inviting Poor Student to Dinner
. 294.When I'm in the Bathroom
. 295.It Was an Old, Worthless Clock
. 296.Five-Finger Discount on Candy
. 297.Collecting Seashells
. 298.At the Store Entrance
. 299.We Will See the World
. 300.Get Me a Caffe Latte




. 301.The Slow Computer-1
. 302.The Slow Computer-2
. 303.The Careful Reader
. 304.Avoid the Flu
. 305.Magician Attracts Women
. 306.US Border Patrol
. 307.Car Shopping in California
. 308.Happy Anniversary
. 309.“Read All about It!”
. 310.A Factory Worker
. 311.Bad Pork
. 312.Don’t Eat the Meat
. 313.Copper Robbers
. 314.Weekly Driving Lessons-1
. 315.Weekly Driving Lessons-2
. 316.Laundry Day-1
. 317.Laundry Day-2
. 318.The Bargain CD Set-1
. 319.The Bargain CD Set-2
. 320.It’s All Over
. 321.The New Clothes-1
. 322.The New Clothes-2
. 323.Food as Punishment
. 324.US Passports Outsourced
. 325.The Demanding Son
. 326.A Practical Joke
. 327.The Dead Pedestrian
. 328.Bad News, Good News
. 329.The Cluster Balloonist
. 330.The Rude Clerk
. 331.The Tax Charge
. 332.The Fire in the Hills-1
. 333.The Fire in the Hills-2
. 334.The Vacuum Cleaner Filter-1
. 335.The Vacuum Cleaner Filter-2
. 336.The Rental Car-1
. 337.The Rental Car-2
. 338.The Marathon Cheater
. 339.School Bus Crashes
. 340.Don’t Take My Property
. 341.New Law for Taco Trucks
. 342.The Refund-1
. 343.The Refund-2
. 344.Shut Your Mouth
. 345.TSA’s New Policy-1
. 346.TSA’s New Policy-2
. 347.I’m Pregnant
. 348.Court Approves Same-Sex Marriage
. 349.Impolite to His Brother
. 350.Protecting the Public
. 351.Malibu to License Paparazzi
. 352.I'm Moving to NY
. 353.The Heart Attack-1
. 354.The Heart Attack-2
. 355.Let's Speak English

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