A: Honey, the house is such a mess, I need you to help me tidy up a bit. My boss and her husband are coming over for dinner and the house needs to be spotless.
B: I'm in the middle of something right now, I'll be there in a second.
A: This can't wait. I need your help now.
B: Alright, alright. I'm coming.
A: Ok, here's a list of chores we need to get done. I'll do the dishes and get all the groceries for tonight. You can sweep and mop the floors. Oh, and the furniture needs to be done.
B: You know what? I have to pick something up at the mall, so why don't you clean the floors and I'll go to the supermarket and get all the groceries.
A: Sure, that's fine. Here is the list of all the things you need to get. Don't forget anything. Can you pick up a bottle of wine on your way home?
B: Hey, honey I'm back. Wow, the house looks really good.
A: Great! Can you set the table?
B: Just a sec! I'm just gonna vacuum this rug real fast.
A: Wait! Don't turn it on.
1.a mess/in a mess一團糟；The house is a mess/The house is in a mess.這房子又臟又亂。
2.chore雜務；瑣事；乏味的例行工作。I'll go shopping when I've done my chores.我把家務瑣事干完后要去購物。I find writing reports a real chore.我發現寫報告真是件煩人的事情。
3.tidy up收拾一下。Did you tidy your room?你收拾房間了嗎？The house is such a mess, I need to tidy it up.這個房子太臟亂了，我要整理一下。
4.spotless沒有污點的；一塵不染的。Her home is spotless.她的家里一塵不染。
5.grocery食品雜貨店（也叫grocery store）/食品雜貨。They run a small grocery store.他們經營一家小食品雜貨店。
6.be in the middle of (doing)sth忙于做某事。I can't go now. I'm in the middle of something.我現在不能走，我忙著呢。