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Household cleaning

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sponge
[ spʌnʤ ]
A soft substance that is full of small holes and can absorb a lot of liquid
dryer
[ 'draiə ]
A machine that dries things
broom
[ bru:m ]
A brush with a long handle, used for cleaning the floor
dustpan
[ 'dʌst‚pæn ]
A flat container with a handle into which you brush dust and dirt
feather duster
[ 'feðə 'dʌstə ]
A stick with feathers fixed to one end, used for cleaning dust from delicate objects
iron
[ 'aiən ]
A device for making clothes flat and smooth, especially after they have been washed
ironing board
[ 'aiəniŋ bɔ:d ]
A narrow table on which clothes can be put flat to iron them
carpet sweeper
[ 'kɑ:pit 'swi:pər ]
A mechanical device for the cleaning of carpets in place
vacuum cleaner
[ 'vækj(ə)m 'kli:nə ]
A machine which cleans floors and other surfaces by sucking up dust and dirt
mop
[ mɔp ]
A stick with soft material fixed at one end, especially used for washing floors or dishes
washing machine
[ 'wɒʃɪŋ mə'ʃi:n ]
A machine for washing clothes, sheets and other cloth items
laundry detergent
[ 'lɔ:ndri di'tə:ʤənt ]
A chemical substance in the form of a powder or a liquid for removing dirt from clothes
fabric softener
[ 'fæbrik 'sɔ:fənər ]
A substance used to prevent static cling and make fabric softer
bleach
[ bli:ʧ ]
A strong chemical used for cleaning things or removing colour from things
starch
[ stɑ:ʧ ]
A white substance obtained from potatoes and particular grains which is used to make cloth stiff
cleanser
[ 'klenzər ]
A substance used for cleaning
ammonia
[ ə'məunjə ]
A gas with a strong unpleasant smell used in some cleaning products
wax
[ wæks ]
A soft solid oily substance that melts easily, used for making candles or polishes
paper towel
[ 'peipə 'tauəl ]
A sheet of soft thick paper used for drying your hands
scrub brush
[ skrʌb brʌʃ ]
A stiff brush used for scrubbing floors
garbage can
[ 'gɑ:biʤ kæn ]
A large container for rubbish from a house or other building
 
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