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Slobs and Neat Freaks

Slobs and Neat Freaks

Date: Jun 05 2009

Themes: Hobbies, Work

Grammar: Comparatives and Superlatives

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Do you know what that smell is coming from your kitchen? If not, you might be a slob. If you’re a neat freak, on the other hand, the only odor coming from your kitchen is probably the nice chemical smell of bleach.

This is an exciting time of year for neat freaks, because it’s when many people do their annual spring cleaning. Spring is no fun for slobs who let their messes build up all year.

Do you think Dale and Devan are slobs or neat freaks? Listen to the dialog to find out.

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Dale

Dale

Devan

Devan

Devan:  So my roommate is the biggest slob and it’s driving me crazy. She never does the dishes. I’m always picking up after her, and…I mean, maybe I’m a bit of a neat freak, but what about you? Would you say you’re messy or neat?

Dale:  I…it depends on the mood. I mean, I’m a guy, and as a guy, sometimes you want to clean up and clean things up, and sometimes you wanna leave it the way things are. Really, it’s like, I don’t know. That’s kind of a hard thing to say, because sometimes I’m really eager to get things clean, sometimes I’m like, I’m not even gonna try.

Devan:  I just can’t stand to just see dishes sitting in the sink. I can’t stand to see food not put away. It drives me crazy.

Dale:  So you hate the build-up of dishes in the sink. What about the garbage can?

Devan:  Oh, that’s the worst too. Like I want that taken out right away. I don’t even let it fill up the entire way before I take it out. What’s your least favorite chore to do?

Dale:  Oh, my least favorite chore to do…cleaning the dust off the walls, I think. I think I don’t have the time or the effort to worry about stuff like that.

 

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Devan is annoyed with her roommate, who’s a slob. Since Devan is a neat freak, it’s hard for her to live with someone who’s very messy. Dale isn’t a slob, but he isn’t always neat, either. He has a more casual attitude toward cleaning. If he feels like cleaning, he does it. Otherwise, he doesn’t worry about it.

Devan gets especially annoyed when messes build up. She likes to do the dishes and take out the garbage right away, instead of waiting until the mess gets out of control. Dale’s least favorite chore is dusting the walls. Dusting the walls sounds like the kind of thing only a neat freak would even think about. But Dale thinks that most neat freaks are women.

Are you more of a neat freak or a slob? What is your least favorite chore to do?

 

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manoj6383

India

not have been finished the entry speach

12:29 AM Aug 10 2012 |

cherryelva

cherryelva

China

I hate the build-up of the dishes in the sink

01:11 AM Apr 07 2012 |

neunnt

Viet Nam

I’m slob. but I cant stand some go on and on about me

03:24 AM Nov 10 2011 |

foz12

foz12

Saudi Arabia

I'm kind mix of slob and neat freak as Deavan said 

it depends on the mood of the person

 

10:09 AM Jul 19 2010 |

primula

primula

Saudi Arabia

Embarassed I'm an absolute slob lolz I hate cleaning things after me so my mom and my sister usually pick up after me Laughing I frequently create a mess after me cuz I'm the youngest in my family so I gotta be pampered Innocent . I 've heard in the Doctors' show that those who are used to leave a mess after them are the most happiest ppl lolz coz they don't care so they rarely feel gloomy or grieved haha. The most favorite chore  for me to do is to build up dishes :) and my least favorite chore is to be a neat freak lolz Cool

05:17 PM Jul 17 2010 |

ivyxie

ivyxie

China

In some way,i am a neat freak,forexmple,i must change my underwear every day.

In some way,depends on my mood.If i got time and feel like cleaning,i'll do it a lot.

my least favorite chore to wash clothes and shower

01:34 AM Apr 01 2010 |

kargo

Canada

those who are not interested in cleanliness should go to live with porks or pigs!!! hahaha

01:40 PM Feb 27 2010 |

Dni24

Venezuela

Well I think I'm a neat freak (sometime) and slob too..

But it's normal.. i like that everytime is clean but no all the time.

I don't know, but i like clean the dishes.. ;)

01:27 PM Oct 07 2009 |

greeneobl

Guatemala

Well I think I am a neat freak because I like my house clean starting from the main door ending with the backyard, I think it is something that is in my genes because I feel bad if there is a mess in any part of my house, my wife and my kids drive crazy when i start to say it`s time to clean everybody! clean your part of the house

08:37 AM Jun 13 2009 |

happy 4 ever

Oman

 my most favorite chore is cleaning up rooms. on the other hand my least favorite chore is washing up dishes

12:13 AM Jun 12 2009 |

happy 4 ever

Oman

 my most favorite chore is cleaning up rooms. on the other hand my least favorite chore is washing up dishes

12:13 AM Jun 12 2009 |

Isis4ee

Isis4ee

Japan

I am a neat freak but i hate cleaning.Laughing

I hate to see messy rooms and bath rooms.

I don't want build up mess, so keeps clean up little by little everyday.

My least favorite chore to do is clean up kitchen.

08:51 AM Jun 11 2009 |

littlestarfish

Viet Nam

maybe i'm a slob :D i dont really like to clean my house but i still often build up my house and my room because my parents make me do that and they said that it was thing that women and girls must do.however,if household equipments gets dirty,i will clean at once,because i cant stand it although i dont like to do that.

07:55 PM Jun 10 2009 |

natalka8846

Poland

I'm not a neat freak, but I like have cleaned room. I tidy my room as often as I can and when I want to. I hate slobs and I have never had odor in my house.

01:58 PM Jun 10 2009 |

zoebaby

zoebaby

China

Sealed i'm good at clean dishes,i'm the youngest in my family,so i gotta pick up after them…i'm neat freak for cleaning dishes…i'm bad at cleaning house especial my bedroom,xixi~so for clean my bedroom i'm a slob….hahahahah

02:53 AM Jun 10 2009 |

happy 4 ever

Oman

i am actually in between sometimes slob ,other times a neat freak.

i am nearly a neat freak. i like to see things perfectly clean

but i feel lazy to clean thing when they are in mess Sealed

11:56 PM Jun 09 2009 |

Marcelolic

Marcelolic

Brazil

I hate mess! mainly in my bedroom! hehe
I’m more neat freak ;) you know,until my car is very clean and fragrant hehe

12:55 PM Jun 09 2009 |

Marcelolic

Marcelolic

Brazil

I'm more neat freak! I'm very organized with my stuffs hehe…

So in my bedroom,I know where all the things are and if you enter there and move in my stuffs,I know! ;) hehe

Until my mess is "organized"! hahaha

12:51 PM Jun 09 2009 |

jinglly

jinglly

China

I'm neither a slob nor a net freak.But i never build up dishes in sink.I prefer neat to slob,but never net freak.I will feel comfortable and happy when i can do what i want to do.

02:43 AM Jun 09 2009 |

Morningsun

China

It is real life. I am a neat freak in my family, and my huaband is a slob really. If I have not been at home for only two days, you will find that my home is messy! In the kitchenroom, the dirty dishes are full of the sink, and the garbage is full of the bag. On the sofa, you'll see some dirty socks and skirts. Then you can see some books here and there. I am crazy! Can you imagine?

01:24 AM Jun 09 2009 |

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