Story 16. The Clean-Up
After every party you have to clean up. So, when Pinky's Birthday party is over her granny says:
"Look! The house is so untidy. We need to tidy up".
Pinky is very kind and wants to help us.
"I will wash the dishes" – she says and takes all the plates and cups.
"And I will sweep the floor" – I take a broom and start sweeping the floor.
Pinky's granny puts the food and drinks into the fridge and cleans the table, and then she starts dusting. When I finish sweeping I take a cloth and mop the floor. The floor is wet now and I don't let anybody step on it until it is dry. I say:
"Be careful! The floor is wet."
But Pinky is naughty – she tries to step on the wet floor and dance on it. In a second she slips and we all start laughing. Her granny says:
"Oh, dear. Stop fooling around and better water the flowers".
So Pinky starts watering the flowers. I take a vacuum cleaner and start vacuuming the carpet. And granny takes out all the rubbish. Now the house is clean and tidy. Pinky says:
"Thank you for the party and for your help."
"You are welcome, dear" – answers her granny.
And I say:
"You know, sometimes the clean-up after party can be as fun as the party itself".
- party – вечеринка
- to clean up – убирать
- untidy – неприбранный
- tidy up – приводить в порядок
- help – помогать
- kind – добрый
- wash the dishes – мыть посуду
- plates – тарелки
- cups – чашки
- sweep the floor – подметать пол
- broom – веник
- food – еда
- drinks – напитки
- fridge – холодильник
- to dust – вытирать пыль
- cloth – тряпка
- mop the floor – мыть пол
- wet – мокрый
- dry – сухой
- naughty – непослушный
- to slip – поскользнуться
- to fool around – дурачиться
- water the flowers – поливать цветы
- vacuum cleaner – пылесос
- to vacuum – пылесосить
- carpet – ковер
- to take out rubbish – выносить мусор
- clean – чистый
- tidy – прибранный