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What household chores do you do at home? Should parents give money to their children as a reward?
“lend someone a hand” = help someone
“Could you lend me a hand with the housework before your parents arrive.”
“lift a finger” = do the smallest amount of work required
“Susan’s husband rarely lifts a finger to help her around the house.”
A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.
Son: Dad. Can I go outside to play?
Dad: Well, first you have to clean the bathroom including the toilet. And don't forget to scrub the bathtub. [Then] you have to vacuum the family room and the hall, and be sure to dust everything. Oh, and don't forget to wipe the walls and clean the baseboards. [Okay.] And after that. [Oh, no.] Next, sweep and mop the kitchen floor and be sure to polish the table in the living room.
you have to vacuum the family room and the hall, and be sure to dust everything. Oh, and don't forget to wipe the walls and clean the baseboards. [Okay.] And after that. [Oh, no.] Next, sweep and mop the kitchen floor and be sure to polish the table in the living room.
Dad: Okay. While you're doing your work, I'll be out in the yard raking leaves and pulling weeds.
Dad: Yeah. And then, how about going out for lunch and getting a big milk shake.
Do the vocabulary quizzes with the words from the conversation for more practice:
What chores do men and women do at home in your country? How have things changed or remained the same during the past thirty years or so in your country? Do children do chores in your family? Do everyday people hire housekeepers to do such housework?
For some individuals, finding the time and energy to do household chores can be an issue. Fortunately, you can find more and more house cleaning services that will do the job for you for a fee. Search on the Internet for two companies that provide house cleaning and compare their work in terms of price, range of cleaning services, and guarantee.