Cleaning supplies. During this English lesson you will learn the vocabulary for things you might use to clean your home / house. After you will learn how to have a basic conversation about cleaning supplies.
|1. feather duster||2. recycling bin||3. oven cleaner|
|4. rubber gloves||5. steel-wool soap pads||6. sponge mop|
|7. bucket / pail||8. furniture polish||9. rags|
|10. vacuum cleaner||11. vacuum cleaner attachments||12. vacuum cleaner bag|
|13. stepladder||14. glass cleaner||15. squeegee|
|16. broom||17. dustpan||18. cleanser|
|19. sponge||20. scrub brush||21. dishwashing liquid|
|22. dish towel||23. disinfectant wipes||24. trash bags|
|baking soda||white powder used for cleaning and removing odours|
|bleach||liquid added in small amounts to water; has strong chemicals that remove stains on white clothing; also used to clean bathrooms|
|broom||brush with a long handle on it for sweeping floors|
|carpet cleaner||foam or liquid soap used on rugs and carpets|
|deodorizer||product that removes bad smells from a room; often scented|
|dishwashing detergent||liquid or powder soap that goes into a dishwasher|
|dust pan||flat container used for collecting dirt and dust swept up with a broom|
|duster||a cleaning tool with a handle and feathers (or a soft cloth) used for wiping dust off surfaces|
|garbage or trash bag||large, heavy bag for collecting the household garbage|
|garbage or trash bin||container with a lid that holds large garbage bags|
|gloves||coverings for the hands, with separate holes for the fingers|
|hose||a long tube that fills with water; often kept outside and used for outdoor cleaning|
|laundry detergent||powder or liquid soap used for cleaning clothes and linen|
|mop||long stick with a sponge at the bottom that is soaked in water and soap; used for cleaning floors|
|recycling bin||a container that holds paper, tins, glass, and other garbage that can be reused|
|scouring pads||tough cleaning pads used for scrubbing pots, pans, and ovens|
|scrub brush||a brush with a handle on it; often used for cleaning toilets|
|sponge||a soft cleaning product that absorbs water and is used for washing surfaces|
|stain remover||laundry product used specifically on spots that regular laundry detergent cannot clean (stains include red wine or blood)|
|vacuum cleaner||a machine that sucks up dust and dirt on the floor as you push it around|
|vinegar||a clear sour tasting liquid mixed with water and used for cleaning; environmentally friendly alternative to store bought cleaners|
Ways to ask for something
Please hand me the squeegee.
Can you get me the broom?
I need the sponge mop.
A: Please hand me the sponge mop.
B: Here you go. Do you need the bucket?
A: Yes, please. Can you get me the rubber gloves, too?