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Collocations Quiz: Housekeeping

1. dirty laundry

If you've got dirty laundry, you've got

a. a laundry that needs cleaning

b. clothes that need washing

c. a washing machine

2. do the dishes

Most people do the dishes in

a. a sink

b. an oven

c. a cupboard

3. do the ironing

If you don't do the ironing, your clothes will be

a. damp

b. wrinkled

c. undone

4. do the shopping

I only do the shopping when

a. my purse is nearly empty

b. my wardrobe is nearly empty

c. my refrigerator is nearly empty

5. do the washing

After doing the washing, I

a. put the dishes away

b. dry my hair with a towel

c. hang the clothes out to dry

6. light a fire

I lit the fire by

a. putting a match to it

b. pouring petrol on it

c. pouring water on it

7. make a bed

Angelina never made her bed because

a. her father bought her one

b. her mother always did it

c. her sheets were never dirty

8. neat and tidy

Which should always be very neat and tidy?

a. a student's apartment

b. an artist's studio

c. a school library

9. odd socks

Neil's wearing odd socks today. They're

a. of two different shapes

b. of two different colours

c. on two different feet

10. set a table

Who has to know how to set a table correctly?

a. an interior designer

b. a carpenter

c. a waiter

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1. dirty laundry - If you've got dirty laundry, you've got: a) a laundry that needs cleaning b) clothes that need washing c) a washing machine

2. do the dishes - Most people do the dishes in: a) a sink b) an oven c) a cupboard

3. do the ironing - If you don't do the ironing, your clothes will be: a) damp b) wrinkled c) undone

4. do the shopping - I only do the shopping when: a) my purse is nearly empty b) my wardrobe is nearly empty c) my refrigerator is nearly empty

5. do the washing - After doing the washing, I: a) put the dishes away b) dry my hair with a towel c) hang the clothes out to dry

6. light a fire - I lit the fire by: a) putting a match to it b) pouring petrol on it c) pouring water on it

7. make a bed - Angelina never made her bed because: a) her father bought her one b) her mother always did it c) her sheets were never dirty

8. neat and tidy - Which should always be very neat and tidy?: a) a student's apartment b) an artist's studio c) a school library

9. odd socks - Neil's wearing odd socks today. They're: a) of two different shapes b) of two different colours c) on two different feet

10. set a table - Who has to know how to set a table correctly?: a) an interior designer b) a carpenter c) a waiter

Contributor: Matt Errey