chores– something that has to be done that we don’t really enjoy. In this case- things (work) that needs to be done in the house to keep it in good condition
Examples of chores:
make the bed– arrange the blankets to look nice
wash the dishes/ dry the dishes/ put the dishes away
fill the dishwasher/ empty the dishwasher– put dishes in, take them out
take out the garbage (or trash)– from inside to outside
sweep the floor– with a broom
mop the floor– with a mop
vacuum the rug (or carpet)– with a vacuum cleaner
clean the bathroom/ clean the sink/ clean the toilet
mow the lawn (or grass)– cut the grass
clean out the garage– remove things that don’t belong there
Mother: Children, Grandma and Grandpa are coming to visit this evening and I need you to help me with some chores. Have you all made your beds?
Children: Yes, Mom.
Mother: Tommy, I want you to fill the dishwasher and then wash and dry the big dishes that can’t fit in the dishwasher.
Mother: Tracy, I want you to take out the garbage. Then sweep and mop the kitchen floor, okay?
Tracy: Sure. I’m excited Grandma and Grandpa are coming.
Mother: And Evan, would you please clean the bathroom?
Evan: Oh Mom, I hate cleaning the toilet.
Mother: Okay, you clean the sink and bathtub, and I’ll clean the toilet. But then I would like you to help your Dad clean out the garage. Deal?*
Mother: Okay then, let’s get started. I’m going out to mow the lawn. Come get me if you need me.
*Deal?= do you agree?
Check Your UnderstandingTrue or False. Check your answers by clicking on the arrow below.
1. The children must help clean the house.
2. Tommy has to wash and dry the small dishes.
3. Tracy has to sweep and mop the bathroom floor.
4. Evan has to clean the toilet.
5. Dad has to mow the lawn.
6. Grandma and Grandpa are coming tomorrow.
Answers 1-T, 2-F, 3-F, 4-F, 5-F, 6-F