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Bath Time

刊登日期: 2012.12.09
作者: Grace Tse  

 

 “It’s bath time.” You might hear this reminder from your mother’s mouth every evening. Having regular baths is part of personal hygiene. Do you find bath time enjoyable? When do you normally have a bath?

A lot of people in Hong Kong can only have a shower rather than a bath because of the space constraint in the bathroom. Note that American people usually say “take a shower” or “take a bath”. In most countries, a bathroom is room that contains a bath (“bathtub” in American English) or a shower, a washbasin (“sink” in American English), and sometimes a toilet. 

Some spacious flats have an en suite bedroom which has an en suite bathroom (“private bathroom” in American English) next to it and is only accessible from the bedroom. 

American people also use the word “bathroom” to refer to a room that contains a toilet. So when an American says, “I have to go to the bathroom now” or “I have to use the bathroom now”, he actually means that he wants to use the toilet. 

Proper personal hygiene can help prevent the spread of germs and disease. A daily bath or shower is necessary to keep your body clean. Personal cleanliness also includes washing hands whenever necessary and brushing your teeth twice a day. To help take care of your body, you need to use a range of toiletries such as soap, shampoo and toothpaste. Remember, personal hygiene is also important for your self-esteem and self-confidence. 

Glossary:
Personal hygiene:個人衞生
En suite bedroom:帶浴室的睡房
Germs:細菌
Toiletries:梳洗用品
Self-esteem:自尊心

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