161 : English Vocabulary and Expressions – Pristine, Messy, Spruce up, and Pigpen

In today’s episode, you will learn new English vocabulary words and expressions related to the topic of cleanliness. You will also hear tons of real-life stories that will help you understand the words and expressions more. This episode will give you the vocabulary and expressions you need to speak fluently in English about this topic.

TODAY’S ENGLISH RESOURCE

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TODAY’S ENGLISH VOCABULARY

Pristine

Meaning: Clean and fresh as new; spotless; unspoiled

  • Sentence 1: I love visiting Fran. Her house is pristine.
  • Sentence 2: When I get back home, I want the house clean. Make sure it’s pristine.
  • Sentence 3: Gina would rather have an unclean house than one in pristine condition.

Messy

Meaning: Untidy or dirty

  • Sentence 1: Margo’s house is so messy, I cannot fathom eating there.
  • Sentence 2: His car is messy and has trash all over the seats
  • Sentence 3: She hates a messy kitchen and makes sure to clean every night before bed.

TODAY’S ENGLISH EXPRESSIONS

Spruce up

Meaning: To make (someone or something) look cleaner, neater, or more attractive

  • Sentence 1: The party was at eight so Ian decided to spruce up before the guests arrived.
  • Sentence 2: Alan had a big presentation at work but asked Cindy for help to spruce it up and make it more enticing for the viewers.
  • Sentence 3: My hair was a mess but I made a quick appointment to spruce it up before my big date.

Pigpen

Meaning: An extremely dirty or untidy room or area

  • Sentence 1: The children had toys all over the floor making the apartment look like a pigpen.
  • Sentence 2: My car is a pigpen. I have old coffee mugs and candy wrappers everywhere.
  • Sentence 3: As a mom, Elena did not allow her home to become a pigpen. Each night before bed, her children had to clean up their mess.

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Maria
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I’m sorry Tiffani for misspelled your name in a comment.

Maria
Maria
7 months ago

Gina would rather have an unclean house than one in pristine condition.

I’d like to point out a word have in this sentence. I suppose, instead of have, have to be has ( Gina).

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