Smith goes to see his supervisor in the front office.

“Boss,” he says, “we’re doing some heavy house-cleaning at home tomorrow, and my wife needs me to help with the attic and the garage, moving and hauling stuff.”

“We’re short-handed, Smith,” the boss replies. “I can’t give you the day off.”

“Thanks, boss,” says Smith, “I knew I could count on you!”

Vocabulary Help

  • attic – sótão
  • boss – chefe
  • haul – transportar
  • heavy house-cleaning – limpeza de casa pesada
  • I can’t give you the day off – Não posso te dispensar do dia de trabalho
  • I knew I could count on you! – Sabia que eu podia contar com você!
  • reply – responder
  • say – dizer
  • see (see, saw, seen) – ver
  • short-handed – com falta de pessoal
  • stuff – coisas
  • tomorrow – amanhã
  • wife – esposa