Topic: Chores

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Warm-up

In this lesson, your tutor will help you go over this topic: chores. First, go over the following vocabulary and expressions with your tutor. Read the word/expression and definition out loud, and your tutor will go over anything you do not understand. Practice creating a sentence or two to make sure you know how to use the word/expression properly.

Vocabulary/ Expressions

task (n) work given to someone to do; chore
His task is to wash the car.
allowance (n) a small amount of money given to children by parents
My children receive an allowance every week.
schedule (n) a plan of things to do and when
She has a weekly schedule of chores.
sweep the floor (expression) to clean the floor with a broom
Today my chore is to sweep the floor.
vacuum the floor (expression) to clean the floors with a vacuum cleaner
Tomorrow I have to vacuum the floor.
take out the trash (expression) remove the garbage or rubbish from the house
My dad asked me to take out the trash.
set the table (expression) to put the dishes, utensils, and glasses on the table to eat
I have to set the table for dinner.
clear the table (expression) to remove the dishes, utensils, and glasses from the table after eating
You need to clear the table after we eat.
do the laundry (expression) to wash dirty clothes
I do the laundry on Monday’s.
clean the windows (expression) to remove the dirt from windows
The windows are dirty. Please, clean the windows.

Conversation

Use the following questions as a guideline to form an interesting conversation with your tutor. Feel free to diverge from these suggestions if anything interesting comes up.

  1. Did you receive an allowance when you were a child? If yes, how much?
  2. What chores do children and teenagers do in your country?
  3. Which chore do you dislike the most? Why?
  4. What are some chores that are done outside of the house?
  5. Should children be given chores? Why or why not?
  6. Should children receive an allowance for doing chores? Why or why not?
  7. Can you name some chores that need to be done every day?
  8. Tell me about a task at work or school that you don’t like to do.
  9. Would you pay an adult to clean your house every week? Why or why not?
  10. Are there any chores that you enjoy doing? Why or why not?

Wrap-up

Go over any new expressions or vocabulary that you learned today.

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