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Цілі: вдосконалювати навички вживання нових лексичних одиниць; вдосконалювати навички читання й усного мовлення з опорою на лексико-граматичні структури; розвивати мовну здогадку й мовленнєву реакцію учнів; виховувати любов до праці.

Procedure

1. Warm-up

Which of the following housework chores/jobs do you do and how do you feel about them? Fill in the table then compare and discuss with your partner.

Can’t do it

Hate doing it

Don’t mind doing it

Like doing it

Washing the dishes by hand

Washing clothes by hand

Shopping for food

Cooking

General

cleaning

Tidying up

Cleaning up the kitchen

Taking the garbage out

Cleaning the yard

Repairing clothes

Fixing something

Ironing

Cleaning the bathroom and toilet

2. Speaking

Do ex. 4, p. 55.

3. Vocabulary practice

Match your to do list. What do you have to do today?

Example: I have to sweep the floor today.

1) to sweep

A) the room

2) to dust

B) leaves

3) to put clothes

C) the sink

4)

to tidy up

D) the dishwasher

5) to mow

E) the floor

6) to clean

F) in the washing machine

7) to put dishes

G) the lawn

8) to rake

H) furniture

9) to start

I) the fence

10) to wipe

J) into cupboards

11) to pick up

K) the laundry

12) to do

L) the table

13) to paint

M) dirty clothes

Key: 1 e; 2 h; 3 f; 4 a; 5 g; 6 c; 7 j; 8 b; 9 d; 10 l; 11 m; 12 k; 13 i.

4. Reading and speaking

Do ex. 5, p. 55.

Make up dialogues using the model.

– Have you made any improvements to your house this year?

– Yes, I (we)’ve done some (a lot). Look, I (we)’ve painted the doors and cut down the bushes around the house.

The following expressions may be useful:

– decorate a room;

– make own furniture;

– make cloth napkins;

– embroider a tablecloth;

– mend the light in the hall;

– change the lights in all rooms;

– fix the tap;

– repair the porch;

– set up some flowerbeds;

– repair the roof on the garage;

– set up a light outside the house;

– repair the fence;

– make a garden gate;

– decorate the room with wallpaper;

– paint flowerpots;

– change the curtains

5. Reading

Read some information about American teenagers and say if you get or would like to get an allowance for your household chores. Which chores from the list below do you often do?

In many countries, children are required to do chores around the house.

Chores can be defined as little jobs you do around the house to help keep everything clean and orderly. In the United States, many parents ask their children to do chores in order to earn an allowance. An allowance is an amount of money paid on a weekly, or monthly basis. Allowances allow children to have some pocket money to spend as they see fit. This can help them learn to manage their own money, as well as help them become more independent as they grow up. Here are some of the most common chores that children are asked to do.

– clean your room

– make your bed

– pick up your clothes

– wash the dishes

– wash the car

– cut the grass

– pick up your toys

– pull weeds

– do the vacuuming

– repair the computer

– do the shopping

– prepare / cook dinner

– set the table

– clear the table

– wash the dishes

– clean out the fridge or freezer

– clean the shower or tub

– clean the toilet

– do the laundry

– wash the clothes

– dry the clothes

– put away the clothes

– mop the floors

– vacuum the carpets / rugs

– rake the leaves in fall

– shovel snow in winter

– mow the lawn

6. Summary

Do ex. 6, p. 56.

7. Homework

Write an essay. Use the questions from ex. 6, p. 56 as a plan.




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