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English for Housekeepers

handbasinAre you working as a housekeeper in a foreign country? Is English your second language? If you answered yes to these questions, then these pages are for you! Good communication is very important in the service industry. Misunderstandings take a lot of time to fix. These pages will help you learn important vocabulary related to houses, furniture, appliances, and cleaning. They will also help you to follow instructions, and use simple English in polite and friendly ways. Whether your job is to clean private houses, cruise ship cabins, hotel rooms or offices, these pages will help you communicate more effectively with clients and guests. Read and listen to the lessons. Then take the quizzes to test your comprehension.

EnglishClub.com Tip
For the purpose of these pages, English Club uses the general terms housekeeper and housekeeping. These terms refer to people who help out with domestic or household duties, especially the cleaning and upkeep of a home, office, hotel or business. Depending on the country of employment, and the duties of the worker, various terms are used to describe a worker in this industry, including:
  • chambermaid (usually in a hotel)
  • cleaner
  • domestic servant
  • executive housekeeper (manages housekeepers, maids etc)
  • house cleaner
  • maid
  • nanny (main duty is childcare)

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