Basic English Quiz

"House Cleaning"

Pre-Listening Exercise

Who does the housework around your apartment or house? What exactly is done every week?

Listening Exercise

Listen to the recording and choose the best response for each sentence. Then, review the script to this listening activity at the bottom of the page.

1. (You hear) _________.

What are my chores today?

2. (You hear) ________.

Please sweep the kitchen floor.

3. (You hear) ________.

When did you wash the windows last?

4. (You hear) ________.

Who vacuumed the living room floor.

5. (You hear) _________.

They kids didn't clean their rooms this morning.

Post-Listening Exercise

Interview a parent or grandparent. Ask who did the housework years ago at home? 

Listening Script

(Correct choice in underlined.)

  1. What are my chores today? >>> AYou need to clean the living room. OR B. Your bedroom is very nice.
  2. Please sweep the kitchen floor. >>> A. I think so. OR BOkay. Got it.
  3. When did you wash the windows last? >>>> A. I wash them two times a week. OR BI did that yesterday.
  4. Who vacuumed the living room floor. >>>> ASarah did. ORB. Sarah does.
  5. They kids didn't clean their rooms this morning. >>>> AWhy not? OR B. Who helped them?