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衣服髒了嗎? 洗衣服務了解一下 Stain on Your Shirt? Get a Laundry Service

Stain on Your Shirt? Get a Laundry Service
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衣服髒了嗎? 洗衣服務了解一下 Stain on Your Shirt?  Get a Laundry  Service
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   If you hate doing the laundry, you may want to consider hiring a service to do it all for you. Laundry services are businesses that wash, dry, iron, and __1__ clothes and other textiles. This kind of service is particularly useful for people without their own washing machine or those who have special needs like dry cleaning for __2__ fabrics. Businesses such as restaurants and large salons also make use of laundry services since they are a much more convenient option than keeping laundry facilities on site.

    The history of laundry services dates back to ancient times. Back then, people relied on natural __3__ such as rivers, lakes, or streams to wash their clothes. Methods like beating, scrubbing, boiling, or bleaching were used to __4__ dirt and stains. People known as “washerwomen” offered some of the earliest laundry services. Unfortunately, washerwomen were generally paid poorly and faced harsh working __5__ and health risks.

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Words in Use
laundry
[ˋlɔndrɪ]
n. 待洗衣物(集合名詞,不可數)
iron
[ˋaɪɚn]
n. 熨斗(可數);鐵(不可數)
vt. 用熨斗燙
adj. 強硬堅定的
option
[ˋɑpʃən]
n. 選擇
facility
[fəˋsɪlətɪ]
n. 設施,設備(常用複數)
scrub
[skrʌb]
vt. 用力擦
n. 擦洗,擦淨(恆為單數)
unfortunately
[ʌnˋfɔrtʃənɪtlɪ]
adv. 不幸地
harsh
[hɑrʃ]
a. 嚴厲的
large-scale
[ˋlɑrdʒˋskel]
adj. 大規模的
pump
[pʌmp]
vt. & vi. 抽取;灌注
n. 幫浦
automate
[ˋɔtə͵met]
vt. 使自動化
impact
[ɪmˋpækt]
n. 影響,衝擊(常與介詞 on 並用)
vt. 對……產生影響
consume
[kənˋsjum]
vt. 消費;吃;喝;消耗
connect
[kəˋnɛkt]
vt. & vi. 連結;關聯
stain
[sten]
vt. 敗壞
n. 汙點
vt. & vi. 沾汙
textile
[ˋtɛkstaɪl]
n. . 織物,紡織品(可數)& a. 紡織的
a. 紡織的
fabric
[ˋfæbrɪk]
n. 布料;結構
salon
[səˋlɑn]
n. (與美髮、美容相關的) 店,廳,院
bleach
[blitʃ]
vt. . 漂白
n. 漂白劑
wringer
[ˋrɪŋɚ]
n. 衣物絞乾機
revolutionize
[͵rɛvəˋluʃən͵aɪz]
vt. 徹底改革
laundromat
[ˋlɔndrəmæt]
n. 自助洗衣房
accessible
[ækˋsɛsəb!]
a. 可到達的 ; 易取得的 ; 易理解的
Practical Phrases
do the laundry
 洗衣服

I used to do the laundry once a week when I lived in a dormitory.
我以前住宿舍時一星期一次衣服

make use of
 利用…

You can make use of the data bank once it’s up and running starting from next month.
從下個月開始,資料庫一啟動運行,你就可以好好利用它了。

on site
 在(某地)內部;在現場

The hotel offers various services. There is even a 24-hour fitness center on site.
該飯店提供許多服務。裡面甚至有二十四小時開放的健身中心。

date back (all the way) to + 時間∕時期
 追溯至⋯⋯(時間)

My mother's antique table dates back to the early 1800s.
我老媽的古董桌可追溯至十九世紀初。

According to scientists, these fossils date back to 2000 BCE.
根據科學家的說法,這些化石可追溯至公元前兩千年。

be equipped with...
 配備有……

All the classrooms are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities.
所有的教室都配有最先進的設備。

a great deal of + 不可數名詞
 大量的……

William lost a great deal of money buying lottery tickets.
威廉買彩券損失了很多錢。

connect A with B
 將 A 與 B 聯想在一起
= associate A with B

Whenever I see that handsome young man, I connect him with my ex-boyfriend.
我每次見到那位大帥哥就聯想到我前男友。

dry cleaning
 乾洗
the Industrial Revolution
 工業革命

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