|"do the dishes" = wash dishes|
"If you want to earn allowance this week, you need to do the dishes everyday."
"drop in the bucket" = a very small amount
"I've been saving my allowance for two months, but it's still only a drop in the bucket, and it'll take me forever to save enough money for a new bike."
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[ Quiz Script | Text Completion Quiz ]
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Did you receive allowance from your parents when you were child? How about now? Did you have to do household chores to earn the money? How did you spend it?
|I. Pre-Listening Exercises [Top]|
HELPFUL TIP: Many people believe that children need to be taught the value of work. Thus, instead of just giving children allowance, consider tying their allowance to their doing chores around the house. No work, no pay.|
Listen to the conversation by pressing the "Play Audio" button and answer the questions. Press the "Final Score" button to check your quiz.
|II. Listening Exercises [Top]|
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Listen to the conversation again as you read the Quiz Script.
Do the Text Completion Quiz.
Some parents require their children to earn allowance by doing work in and around the house? Other parents do not give allowance at all. Still others give money to their children without requiring any work from them. Which was is best for you? Explain why.
|III. Post-Listening Exercises [Top]|
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