Parents often need their children to help with keeping house.
1) What do the parents want Tracy and Steve to do about the house? What do you think?
The parents need … • The parents would like … • The parents make … The parents want … • The parents ask … • The parents let …
tidy the house
do the shopping
babysit with Paige
do the dishes
walk the dog
clean Dad’s car
pick up leaves in the garden
2) Listen to Steve and Tracy talking about their housework chores and check your guess. Which chore is extra?
go shopping but do the shopping
Steve: I can’t understand why Mum always makes me tidy my room. You know, I like it this way.
Tracy: Steve, but it’s so messy. Actually, I don’t mind when Mum asks me to tidy the house or do the shopping.
Steve: Oh, I’m glad Mum never wants me to do the shopping. She knows that I hate shopping. And I’m happy our parents never ask me to babysit with Paige. This is a girl’s job.
Tracy: Our parents want us to take turns in doing the dishes and walking the dog. It’s fair, I believe. Don’t you think so, Steve? And I like when Mum let me help her with cooking dinner. Cooking is my hobby!
Steve: Huh, you like cooking and I like eating. That’s my hobby.
Tracy: Hey, Steve, come on, Dad wants us to pick up leaves in the garden!
Steve: Oh, my! Why me again?