Answer the questions. Use the following phrases when possible. As to / as for; on the whole; as a rule; actually / in fact; frankly / strictly speaking; I believe / suppose; in / that depends. 1)How are housekeeping duties divided among the members of your family? 2)Do you help much about the house? 3) What kind of home chores do you have? 4)What house work do you particularly dislike?
Vocabulary To keep house to help about the house to polish the floor to clean / dust the room to make the bed to cook meal to lay the table to wash up / to do dishes to go / to do (the) shopping
Post-listening activity 1) What do you know about housekeeping? 2) What are your domestic duties? 3) How much do they take of your time? 4) How do children help their parents? 5) Can you name some childrens home duties not mentioned in the text?
Speaking Work in groups. Topics to talk about: The work about the house that you do every day and what is done once in a season. Whether you can manage your domestic duties well. What is pleasant (unpleasant) about housework.
Reading Read the poem and try not to be like that boy. I GOT UP IN THE MORNING *** I got up in the morning. I tried to find my shoes, My trousers, my coat, My warm brown boots.
Arrange the lines of the poem in the order. Fill in the following words: bed, thing, said, place. I couldnt find a single _______. But heard a bird who ________, Put all the things in their ______ Before you go to ___________.
Pre-reading activity. Do you always do everything you can to help your mother?
Post-reading activity. Answer the questions. a) Mother is busy all day long, isnt she? b) Who tries to help Mum? c) What do they do? d) What does Mum like to say? 2) What words are missing? a) If there is dust on the floor we __ it with __. b) Yesterday Tom fell down and made a hole in his__. c) Mother took some __ and a long __ to mend his trousers.
Homework Write a composition How do you help your parents?