Spring cleaning

Spring cleaning - BBC Learning English 6 Minute English...

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BBC Learning English 6 Minute English Spring cleaning 6 Minute English © bbclearningenglish.com 2009 Page 1 of 4 Kate: Hello, I’m Kate Colin and this is 6 minute English and today I'm joined as usual by Jackie Dalton. Well now we're well into the month of May and spring is well under way so today we’re talking about the modern attitude to ' spring cleaning and housework' – can you explain what spring cleaning is Jackie? Jackie : Yes, spring cleaning is when you clean all your house from top to bottom (including the bits you don't clean very often!) Kate: Well, today people have very varied attitudes to housework. Some people spend a lot of time cleaning, others employ cleaners to do it for them and some people do no housework at all, preferring to spend their free time doing something else completely. Jackie : Yes, I recently heard of something called 'skimming' and this means that you spray a bit of furniture polish into a room to make it smell like you've been cleaning but in fact you haven't done any at all. Kate: Oh – I might try that! Here's my question for this week - how many hours per week do you think the average woman spends doing housework? a) 3 hours b) 15 hours c) 20 hours Jackie: Answers
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6 Minute English © bbclearningenglish.com 2009 Page 2 of 4 Kate : We'll check your answer later but first let's listen to an extract which was recorded 20 years ago. It's with a lady called Edna McLaren talking about her mother and her attitude to housework when she was growing up. How do you
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