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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?
“do the dishes” = wash dishes
“If you want to earn allowance this week, you need to do the dishes everyday.”
“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.”
A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.
Father: I guess I do. How much do I owe you? Joshua: Just $13.
Father: Thirteen dollars!? Why do I owe you that much? Just seems like I paid you the other day. Joshua: No. You forget every Saturday, and it has been piling up.
Joshua: No. You forget every Saturday, and it has been piling up.
Joshua: Then, what about your secret money jar under your bed?
Joshua: I'm going to put some in savings, give some to the poor people, and use the rest to buy books.
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 system do you agree with most? Explain why.