Nilay Artemel Nilay Artemel

Do the Housework
Elementary level


In this lesson, students learn about vocabulary related to housework. First, they will start by matching the pictures to the phrases. Then, they will listen to a dialogue for the activities.


Main Aims

  • To provide listening practice using a text about house work

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide Ss with practice of housework vocabulary


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

As a lead in, T draws a simple house on the board. T tells Ss that on the weekend, they are supposed to clean the house. T puts Ss into groups of three and asks them to think of three jobs to do in each room. They will also decide who will do each job. Ss talk to each other. T elicits their answers.

Pre-Reading/Listening (10-15 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

T reflects some pictures on the board about housework. T elicits guesses from the students. While eliciting, T can ask questions such as "Who takes out the rubbish in your house?" and Ss answer. Afterwards, T reflect the pictures from page 46. Ss do activity 1. They match the pictures with the phrases. There are four extra phrases. When they are finished, they check their answers with their pairs. Then, in pairs, Ss talk about which activities in exercise 1 they do and which activities they don't do at their homes. T monitors by walking around the classroom. T nominates Ss.

While-Reading/Listening (10-15 minutes) • To provide students with specific information reading/listening tasks

T reflects some headlines on the board and asks Ss what they are. After eliciting answers, T tells students that they will listen to a radio program where people can call and answer some questions. T asks students to look at the headline and guess the number with their partners. T elicits some guesses. Ss listen to the recording and Ss check if they are correct. For exercise 3, Ss listen to the text again and tick the right column. In pairs, Ss check their answers. T draws the chart on the board and ticks the correct column after eliciting answers from the students.

Post-Reading/Listening (8-10 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

T puts the Ss into pairs and gives the handout. Ss interview each other about what type of housework they do at home. Then, T switches the pairs and pairs compare their answers to see the differences. T nominates Ss to hear some answers.

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