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ESL 334: The Vacuum Cleaner Filter (1)


ESL 334: The Vacuum Cleaner Filter (1)


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Oliver went to Target to buy a new vacuum cleaner. The vacuum cleaners at Target cost $60 to $500. The expensive ones were too bulky and, of course, too expensive. He bought the cheapest one in the store: a Dirt Devil "Vibe." Its label claimed that it had "full size features, a clean release dirt cup, onboard cleaning tools, and weighed less than 11 pounds." Plus, it had an HEPA filter. All of these features were nice, Oliver thought, but the most important feature was the cheap price.

When he got home, he tried out his new Vibe. It worked pretty well. It had a nice long cord; he could plug it into the outlet in his kitchen and the vacuum cleaner would reach all corners of his apartment. The handle, however, was not very comfortable to hold. Every few minutes, he had to stop vacuuming in order to rest his hand. Whoever had designed the handle had done a very poor job. He figured it was probably the same person who designs the tiny rear windshields that restrict a driver's view of what's behind him.

But, otherwise, the Vibe seemed to clean quite well, and the plastic cup was easy to empty. There was no bag to hassle with—just pour the dirt out of the plastic cup, rinse it out, and snap it back onto the vacuum cleaner.

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*Vocabulary:

• bulky:
• cord:
• devil:
• dirt:
• filter:
• handle:
• hassle:
• label:
• otherwise:
• outlet:
• plug:
• pour:
• rear:
• release:
• restrict:
• rinse:
• snap:
• tiny:
• vacuum:
• weigh:
• windshield:

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*Yes/No-Questions:

• Did Oliver go to Target to buy a new vacuum cleaner?

• Did vacuum cleaners cost $60 to $500?

• Were the expensive ones too bulky and too expensive?

• Did he buy the most expensive one in the store?

• Did he buy a Dirty Devil?

• Did it weigh more than 11 pounds?

• Did he try it out when he got home?

• Did it work pretty well?

• Was the cord too short?

• Did it have a comfortable handle?

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*Fill in blanks:

Oliver went to Target to buy a new ____ cleaner. The vacuum cleaners at Target cost $60 ____ $500. The expensive ones were too bulky and, ____ course, too expensive. He bought the cheapest one ____ the store: a Dirt Devil “Vibe.” Its label ____ that it had “full size features, a clean ____ dirt cup, onboard cleaning tools, and weighed less ____ 11 pounds.” Plus, it had an HEPA filter. ____ of these features were nice, Oliver thought, but ____ most important feature was the cheap price.

When ____ got home, he tried out his new Vibe. ____ worked pretty well. It had a nice long ____ ; he could plug it into the outlet in ____ kitchen and the vacuum cleaner would reach all ____ of his apartment. The handle, however, was not ____ comfortable to hold. Every few minutes, he had____ stop vacuuming in order to rest his hand. ____ had designed the handle had done a very ____ job. He figured it was probably the same ____ who designs the tiny rear windshields that restrict ____ driver's view of what’s behind him.

But, otherwise, ____ Vibe seemed to clean quite well, and the ____ cup was easy to empty. There was no ____ to hassle with—just pour the dirt out of ____ plastic cup, rinse it out, and snap it ____ onto the vacuum cleaner.

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*Translate into Vietnamese:

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ESL 334: The Vacuum Cleaner Filter (1)

*Vocabulary:


• bulky: cồng kềnh
• cord: dây
• devil: giúp việc cực nhọc, ma quái
• dirt: bụi bẩn
• filter: lọc
• handle: cầm
• hassle: rắc rối
• label: nhãn
• otherwise: ngoài ra
• outlet: ổ cắm
• plug: phích cắm
• pour: rót
• rear: lạ
• release: phóng thích
• restrict: ngăn cản
• rinse: rửa
• snap: chụp
• tiny: nhỏ
• vacuum: hút chân không
• weigh: cân nặng
• windshield: kính chắn gió

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*Yes/No-Questions:

• Did Oliver go to Target to buy a new vacuum cleaner? Yes

• Did vacuum cleaners cost $60 to $500? Yes

• Were the expensive ones too bulky and too expensive? Yes

• Did he buy the most expensive one in the store? No

• Did he buy a Dirty Devil? No

• Did it weigh more than 11 pounds? No

• Did he try it out when he got home? Yes

• Did it work pretty well? Yes

• Was the cord too short? No

• Did it have a comfortable handle? No

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*Fill in blanks:

Oliver went to Target to buy a new __vacuum__ cleaner. The vacuum cleaners at Target cost $60 __to__ $500. The expensive ones were too bulky and, __of__ course, too expensive. He bought the cheapest one _in___ the store: a Dirt Devil “Vibe.” Its label ____claimed__ that it had “full size features, a clean ____release__ dirt cup, onboard cleaning tools, and weighed less _than___ 11 pounds.” Plus, it had an HEPA filter. __All__ of these features were nice, Oliver thought, but _the___ most important feature was the cheap price.

When __he__ got home, he tried out his new Vibe. __It__ worked pretty well. It had a nice long __cord__ ; he could plug it into the outlet in _his___ kitchen and the vacuum cleaner would reach all ____corners__ of his apartment. The handle, however, was not __very__ comfortable to hold. Every few minutes, he had__to__ stop vacuuming in order to rest his hand. __Whoever__ had designed the handle had done a very __poor__ job. He figured it was probably the same __person__ who designs the tiny rear windshields that restrict __a__ driver's view of what’s behind him.

But, otherwise, ___the_ Vibe seemed to clean quite well, and the __plastic__ cup was easy to empty. There was no __bag__ to hassle with—just pour the dirt out of __the__ plastic cup, rinse it out, and snap it __back__ onto the vacuum cleaner.

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*Translate into Vietnamese:

Bộ phận lọc của máy hút bụi (1)
Oliver đến Target để mua một máy hút bụi mới. Máy hút bụi ở Target có giá $60 đến $500. Cái mắc tiền quá cồng kềnh, dĩ nhiên, quá đắt. Anh mua cái rẻ nhất trong cửa hàng: Máy hút bụi "Vibe." Nhãn hiệu ghi rõ nó có "đầy đủ kích cỡ tính năng, cốc chứa bụi sạch sẽ, công cụ rửa sạch trên tàu, và cân nặng dưới 11 pounds." Th6m nữa, nó có bộ lọc HEPA. Tất cả những tính năng này thật dễ chịu, Oliver nghĩ, nhưng quan trọng nhất là giá rẻ.

Khi về tới nhà, anh thử ngay cái máy hút bụi Vibe mới của mình. Nó hoạt động tốt. Nó có sợi dây dẫn dài; anh có thể cắm nó vào ổ cắm trong phòng bếp và chiếc máy hút bụi có thể chạm đến tất cả các ngóc ngách trong căn hộ của anh. Tay cầm thì dù sao, không dễ chịu lắm. Cứ vài phút, anh phải ngưng hút bụi để nghỉ tay. Ai mà thiết kế cái tay cầm này đã làm việc thật tệ. Anh đoán là có thể cùng người này đã thiết kế cái kính chắn gió kỳ quặc làm ngăn cản tầm nhìn của nguời lái xe phía sau anh ta.

Nhưng những cái còn lại, Vibe dường như làm sạch tốt, và cái cốc rất dễ đổ sạch. Không có túi đựng chất bẩn- chỉ đổ bụi khỏi cái cốc nhựa, rửa sạch và chụp nó lại trên cái máy hút bụi.

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