Posted by: crisdiaz24 | April 16, 2010

HOUSEWORK

HOUSEWORK

1. How do you feel about housework?

2. Describe your housework routine.

3. Which chores do you least prefer to do?

4. Which household chores do you prefer to do?

5. Who does the housework in your family? Do men, women, and children share in the household chores?

6.  Do you think children should be required to do housework in order to receive pocket money? Were you assigned any housework as a child?

5. Have you ever set chore timetables? What chores do you do on a daily / weekly / monthly basis?

7. Have you ever lived in a house with a chore timetable? How did you feel about it?

8. How do you feel about people who do not keep to the housework schedule?

9. What do you feel is the best method of keeping an apartment or house clean and tidy?

10. Have you ever had an argument with a relative / a roommate over housework?

11. If you saw someone was not pulling his or her weight [1]in keeping the flat or house clean and tidy, what would you do?

12. Do you feel housework is a group effort or a responsibility of each individual?

13. How do you feel about doing housework that you prefer not to do, like cleaning the bathroom?

14. Would you be prepared to do another relative / roommate’s assigned chores when they are unable to complete them, for example, when they are sick?

15. Have you ever made up an excuse to avoid doing housework?

16. How do you feel about people who make excuses to get out of [2]doing housework?

17. During the last few weeks, have you done any of the chores below?

  • Taking out the trash / garbage.
  • The vacuuming.
  • Washing floors.
  • The dusting.
  • Changing the toilet paper roll.
  • Cleaning the bathroom.
  • Changing the sheets.
  • Making beds.
  • Doing the washing.
  • The ironing.
  • The washing-up.
  • The shopping.
  • Cooking meals.
  • Setting the table.
  • Stacking [3]the dishwasher.
  • Emptying the dishwasher.
  • Mopping [4]the floor.
  • Picking up the clothes.
  • Putting away the books / newspapers / magazines.
  • Sweeping the floor.
  • Cleaning windows.
  • Looking after a child.
  • Looking after a person who lives in your household and who needs special care because of an illness or a disability.

18. Would you be prepared to pay for a cleaner? What household chores would you like him / her to do for you?


[1] to work as hard as other people in a group.

[2] to avoid doing something that you do not want to do, especially by giving an excuse.

[3] To load.

[4] To use a mop to wash something. Mop: a stick with soft material fixed at one end, especially used for washing floors or dishes.


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