The Bathroom

23.01.2017 |

Episode #3 of the course English vocabulary – in the morning (B2) by Kasia Sielicka, PhD


Frustrated by the coffee disaster, Susan ran into the bathroom. She always started the day by weighing herself on the bathroom scale. She stepped on the scale—oh no, 1 kilo more than yesterday! She was sure it was because of the half and half in the coffee!

She looked at the faucet. It was leaking.

Oh! “I’ll have to call the plumber later on,” she thought.

She opened the tap and let the water fill the bathtub.

Then she tried to turn off the tap, but it got stuck! It wouldn’t work. The bath overflowed, and water gushed out into the whole bathroom!

Oh no! It’s a really bad day!


Key words

The scale is the machine to check how heavy you are.

The faucet, or the tap, is the thing on your bath or washbasin that controls how much water is coming out.

If your faucet is leaking, it means there is water coming out when there should be no water!

A plumber is the specialist who can repair things in your bathroom and toilet.

A bathtub is the big container where you can sit and have a bath.

If a bath overflows, there is too much water and it gets out onto the bathroom floor.

If water gushes out, a lot of water comes out very fast.


Bonus words

She always started the day by weighing herself on the bathroom scale. (= checking how heavy she was)

She tried to turn off the tap (= to stop the water), but it got stuck (= she couldn’t move it).


Maybe getting dressed will be easier at least? Find out tomorrow!


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