Posted on 117 Comments

Learn basic English vocabulary for cleaning your house

Loading ....


In today’s English lesson, I will teach you how to clean in English! You will learn vocabulary and special verbs we use to talk about cleaning. You’ll learn verbs like “wipe”, “sweep”, “wash”, “scrub”, “mop”, and more. This lesson is for beginners, so don’t be scared. Take the quiz on engVid.com and keep your house clean.

TRANSCRIPT

Hi, guys. Welcome to EngVid. I just want to say to you that I have the power. Anybody who watched He-Man will remember this. And if not, oh, well. I’ve got a lesson for you today, and it’s on cleaning. This, my friend, is a vacuum cleaner. Look at it. Elegant lines. [Spits] A little dirty, but we’ll clean that up in a second or two when we start the video. This is on a basic lesson for cleaning. There’s another video you should check out. It gives more phrases you can use with cleaning. Right? You will like that one, too. But anyway, let’s get moving, right?

There we are, over here. Mr. E. Oh, no. He has spilled something. “Spill” — what is “spilling”? A “spill” is when you have, you know, a liquid, and you drop it on the floor, and it goes everywhere. Sometimes, you can spill things like rice, sugar, or salt because they’re uncountable and they go everywhere like a liquid. “He has spilled his tea.” The cleaner isn’t happy. But I don’t think he’s using the right tool for this job. Do you? Do you know what this is called? Do you know what he should use? By the end of this lesson, you’re going to know that and a few handy phrases to show you are a native English speaker, yeah?

All right. So what’s happening in the picture? My friend is cleaning up the spill. But I think he’s using the wrong tool. Booyah! “Wipe.” The first thing we want to talk about is “wipe”. What is “to wipe”? Well, when you “wipe” something, you take a paper or a rag — you know cloth. Or — cloth, rag, paper. These are the things we use to wipe. It’s a soft movement where you just kind of do this motion or this to clean something. Okay?

Now, we wipe tables, and we wipe walls to clean them. Right? So when something’s not serious, you can wipe it. It will go away easily. Right? Unlike my last girlfriend. Anyway.

“Wash”, “wash”, what is “washing”? Well, you should wash your hands, right, to get them clean. But we also need to wash other things. One of the things we wash is after you eat your food, you have your knife and your fork, right, and a plate. You put them in water. All right? See our little water here? This is a sink. That’s where you put them, by the way. Did you know they’re called “sink”? This is called a “sink”. You put your dishes in the sink, and you wash them. Okay?

So we’ve got our sink. We also wash our clothes. You’re clean, right? I’m sure you don’t wear the same clothes all the time. You take them off. You put them in the machine. We call that a “washing machine”. Okay? So “wash” — you “wash” dishes; you “wash” your clothes. And that’s what we’ve got here. Another word for “clothes” by the way, boys and girls, “laundry”. A lot of times, we don’t say, “I’m washing my clothes.” In fact, we mostly say, “I’m doing my laundry”, but we’ll come back to that. Okay? So you’ve got “laundry” to wash.

Now, “scrubbing” — “scrub”. “Scrub” — I’m missing something here. Oops. Pardon me. You scrub, and it’s hard. Remember I said when you use a cloth, you use it for soft? “Scrubbing” is when you want to go really, really hard on something because it’s hard to clean. Now, what do we scrub? We scrub floors. Okay? You have dirt on the floor. You have to get down there and scrub it. You scrub your sink because remember, you’ve been washing things. You need to scrub to get the dirt out. It won’t come out with a wipe. Okay? There’s a lot of dirt there. Please, oh, please, tell me you scrub your toilet. Don’t wipe your toilet, okay? You know what you use it for, so you need to scrub that thing clean. Okay? Or don’t invite me to your house. Some of you have, but I noticed you only wipe your toilets. I’m not coming. Change that attitude — change your behavior, I’ll be there. Okay? And walls. Walls get dirty. People throw things; food goes on the wall. Especially if you have babies, it goes up on the wall. You need to scrub it because it goes into the paint. Okay?

 

Loading ....

117 thoughts on “Learn basic English vocabulary for cleaning your house

  1. Mopping

  2. At our home, we don’t take out the trash. We carry the bin and then empty it in that place. ( whatever you called it)

  3. good job i liked the video

  4. You are really awesome The best teacher i have ever seen

  5. Wow, props video man. Very funny as well. You speak using your hands just like a brazilian. 😀

  6. good 🙂

  7. I can undersand it easily.

  8. Красавчик. Идеально приподнёс материал.

  9. I have power

  10. This video made me to hate even more than I do (and believe me, I hate it so much) to take out the garbage.
    However, a lovely video Ms.E keep it up!

    1. Sorry, your a a Mr. I beg your pardon!

  11. So grateful for your work, I’m a teacher and I enjoy your videos a lot!

  12. Hi! Thank you for your lesson!

  13. Hey please help me how to say if I want to clean my house from someone and I want to tell to anybody that I can’t stay because of it,
    👉I have to get the cleaning done of my house
    Is this right ?

  14. ur the best tacher on yutub and ur so funny but scrub the toilet oh 😄😄😂😂 i can’t use my arms …

  15. Very useful

  16. such an excellent lecture! Thanks for making this great video!

  17. I like your teaching

  18. Hahahahaha, so nice!!! Lots of likes.

  19. He is kobe Bryant look a like.)

  20. please keep with your video you are doing great job conversetion like this it´s very cool and the best way for learn english fast thanks a lot i hope that you make other more video like this

  21. Very, very useful. Muchas gracias.

  22. James, I have learned so much with you, Emma and Ronnie. You guys are the best!!!!

  23. Hi,
    Can I say ”I empty a trash”

  24. Unlike my last girlfriend, Savage.

  25. well I sow that the song scrub of TlC means other thing so I want to know if this word is common used like chulo o more fregar.

  26. thank you!

  27. The best teacher ever!!!! thanks a lot for every lesson man, you’re awesome, you are helping me a lot with my English, I feel very gratefull for it.

  28. is “about” a proper word?

  29. ху фром раша

  30. Mr. E and his friend look cute arguing about the mess on the floor!!! Anyway, this is a very useful lesson, teacher James! Thank you!

  31. There are a lot of words to learn 😩😩

  32. waooooo thank you so much be blessed l enjoyed the lesson

  33. Great!!!!!!!!!! Thank u very much u r the best

  34. How wonderful!

  35. Thank you very much, i get it tonight.

  36. you’re great teacher

  37. I get it, so thank you so much my friend

  38. Excellent teacher!

  39. i really like all your lessons and your funny way in teaching

  40. Excelent teacher, this guy knows how to teach others easily.

  41. you’re an excellent teacher! congrats!

  42. Nice! You have de power?

  43. Watching a few of these videos makes me thankful that I’m a native speaker; there’s so much complexity in English that I take for granted. It’s weird that the Japanese language videos I was watching got me here, but still interesting.

  44. Hey James Do you Speak spanish too ?

  45. this guy is and excellent teacher

  46. your lesson enriched my vocabulary a lot !
    thank you very much james

  47. In post soviet countries people use another kind of vacume cleaner….

  48. Great! thank you for the excellent lesson! I really like it!

  49. I´ve come across your videos and I love them all! I´ll use them in some of my classes, I really find it difficult to find good English videos to use in class.

    Thanks for your excellent work!!

  50. you are the best teacher!!!!

  51. Love it!!! Easy and very useful . Big thanks ^^

  52. Thank you so much.
    That was very very helpful:-)

  53. That was great!!! Thank you for your videos and
    Hello from Kazakhstan Astana

  54. You’re the best! Thanks a lot ❤️

  55. I like his way in explaining . He keep repeating with new sentences ad revising . Man Im in love with a coca! 🌚I mean English language . 🐈 all ma respect ad thanks from Dubai . 🎀

  56. the best teacher I’ve never seen and listened!! Thanks from spain 😀

  57. Thanks a zillion

  58. Thanks. Great as always. Please, Could u share common useful vocabulary and  expression for receptionists?. I dont know, how to be more polite with customers, booking rooms and so on..

  59. Great Teacher….

  60. very interesting

  61. Thank you so much for these lessons, with good humor. ALways makes me laught! It’s helping a lot with my listening and speaking. This one about cleaning is speacially important to me because I’m gonna work with housekkeeping onboard yachts and cruise ships. Thanks teacher!

  62. nice one

  63. smooth voice, good description and pictures
    PERFECT!

  64. i like your english because is clean ^_^ good teacher why i didn’t met you when i was in canada hehehe because you are from canada right ? lol

  65. hello James!!!  I’m colombian, I like your videos but I just wanna ask you, who is Mr. E? i have seen it since I began to watch your videos, some days ago… and I don’t know why appears in your lessons.  please tell me !!!!! or I won’t sleep tonight!! lol

    1. Hahahahahaha

  66. Unlike my last girlfriend XD

  67. Hi every one …I from sudan am enjoyed your lessons really Mr james thank you

  68. really really good

  69. Thanks a lot teacher¡¡, my friends says good things about how my english has improve in a few days and that make me feel self-assured and also my Germany teacher understand me when I use a vocabulary less common for example the binomials or phrasal verbes.

  70. Hello, everybody! I’m beginner in learning english and i need partner to speak with and practise

  71. Thank you for your lesson ! i’ve never watched as this lesson! it was great lesson and very helpful and enjoyable when i study english using this channel ! thank you so much ! i hope i have good english skill something like you !

  72. Hi James, I’m able to do my chores at last, and do them in English… 🙂

    Thanks for the lesson and keep posting!

  73. this lesson is very helpful, fun to study. Thank you for your kindness. 
    From south korea. ^^ 

  74. Hi, James. I’ve really enjoyed your video. these days i can feel my english is getting better. anyway, i’ve read a english book, and there are some sentances i can’t understand. i was looking for a method to ask you about my questions, but i couldn’t find your e-mail or a board i am able to use, and that is why i comment on this video. where can i talk with you and ask some question? i feel nervous to use this board like as my personal address to talk with you.
    I hope i made correct praises in? on? my comment. 😀

  75. amazing lesson!

  76. Thank you for sharing, useful

  77. I’m interested in English and whenever i follow your channel i keep smiling 🙂 and enjoy learning.

  78. you are so cute i like your way  🙂

  79. call me on kik. sarttori is my nickname.thnks

  80. I like you

  81. A person could spill food, or only líquids?

  82. You did great job 👍
    Thank you

  83. Thank you! Thanks yours movies I hope I can improve my English. Maybe one day my English will be quite fluent 🙂
    Greetings from Poland!

  84. great great. thank you.

  85. You’re Awesome !!  😀

  86. You’re a funny teacher. Thank you

  87. I love your videos!! Thanks you are the best!!!

  88. Thanks James! Quite useful lesson. By the way, this lesson isn’t for beginners only. I’m opened  a few new word for myself. Oops, maybe I’m still a beginner ))))

  89. I liked this lesson, I got 9 correct out of 10 🙂

    thank you soon much

  90. Brilliant, the best explanation about cleaning I’ve ever seen. Thanks a million.

  91. Greetings from Peru! You are the best teacher in YouTube. Thank you for your lessons James! 🙂

  92. thank you,

  93. Hello)) I am from Ukraine and your lessons are very helpful) thank you!

  94. best lesson for my son!

  95. thanks from your small brother .. khaled from syria 

  96. thanks very much sir .. you are the  best teacher i have seen ever
     

  97. Good lesson

  98. If u Want Practice your English im here for help. This is my skype steve.lee545

    1. Oh that’s so private! I don’t give my number to strangers, sorry! 🙂

    2. @Mooj Zaimel May i have your number just for what’s app

    3. @Mooj Zaimel ok im not but we can practice English together

    4. Because from your English it doesn’t seem you’re a native speaker so I wanted to know where you’re from *curiosity*

    5. Why would you know about this

  99. iron/ironing

  100. I don’t understand why someone would dislike this vid

    1. i agree with you he is the best teacher on the you tube and what is the best way to learn english

  101. Actually, the term ‘dust bunny’ is a new one on me. Thanks James!

  102. Would never take out the trash then. LOL I thought it was easier than that. 😀

  103. thanks

  104. Sorry for the spam but for info:
    If you want to earn some kind that peníz.tak register here: ———>
    so far it only works on invitations to take advantage of
    and keep clicking on the ads on the sides and the money will go alone.

  105. thank you soooooo much ,, i love your videos 🙂  

  106. Great lesson James , thankyou your awesome !! have a good one !!

  107. The rice isn’t uncontable. You say so because you are too lazy.

  108. awesome teacher awesome class 

  109. Man, you are one of the best teachers that I’ve never seen. Thank you very much, you are a blessing for me

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Live Update

Global Total
Last update on:
Cases

Deaths

Recovered

Active

Cases Today

Deaths Today

Critical

Affected Countries

Total in USA
Last update on:
Cases

Deaths

Recovered

Active

Cases Today

Deaths Today

Critical

Cases Per Million

Asia
Last update on:
Cases

Deaths

Recovered

Active

Cases Today

Deaths Today

Critical

Cases Per Million

North America
Last update on:
Cases

Deaths

Recovered

Active

Cases Today

Deaths Today

Critical

Cases Per Million

South America
Last update on:
Cases

Deaths

Recovered

Active

Cases Today

Deaths Today

Critical

Cases Per Million

Europe
Last update on:
Cases

Deaths

Recovered

Active

Cases Today

Deaths Today

Critical

Cases Per Million

Africa
Last update on:
Cases

Deaths

Recovered

Active

Cases Today

Deaths Today

Critical

Cases Per Million

Oceania
Last update on:
Cases

Deaths

Recovered

Active

Cases Today

Deaths Today

Critical

Cases Per Million