Section Three: Question and Answer ~ Print Q and A: .docx /.doc


~ Match the questions with the answers below:


1) Do you clear the table after you have dinner? How long does it take?


2) What kind of flooring, carpeting, or rugs do you have? Describe.


3) When was the last time you mopped? Why?


4) Does your family share housework? Why or why not?


5) Who takes out the garbage/trash in your home? Tell.


6) What do you do before you have guests? Why?


7) When do you run errands? Tell about it.


~ Match the answers with the questions above:


A) That was when my son spilled milk on the linoleum.


B) I usually do as little as possible. If they¡¯re picky, they can leave.


C) No, my husband does it. It takes him forever to wash the dishes.


D) All the time. I¡¯m always busy with something.


E) My son does it. I give him a chocolate before he goes out.


F) We have all kinds, but I like our Persian rug best.


G) Yes. I insist. Everyone does their fair share.


Now: In pairs, groups, or as a class, answer the questions above according to your own experience


Next: Make your own questions related to the topic, vocabulary, or structure presented



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TLW ~ Basic English ~ Vocabulary for Speaking




~ Contents ~ Vocabulary ~ Topic 8 ~ Housework and Play ~

Section One: Structure ~ Questions using ¡°How¡± ~ Print (Sections 1 and 2): .docx /.doc


1) How much: quantity for things you can¡¯t count

examples: coffee/water/ice/time/work


2) How many: quantity for things you can count

examples: cups of coffee/glasses of water/cubes of ice/hours/things to do


3) How often: frequency, number of times in a period of time

examples: once/twice/three times/four times a day/week/month/year


4) How far: distance measured in time (minutes) or physically (meters)

examples: two minutes on foot/a two-minute walk/an hour by car/an hour¡¯s drive


Example questions:


1) How many times a week do you order chicken? From where? Why?

2) How much meat do you buy each week? What kind? What for?

3) How often do you take time for yourself? What do you do?

4) How far is the dry cleaner from your home? Do they deliver?

5) How often do you get food delivered? What kind? From where?

6) How many plants do you have to water? Where are they?

7) How much beer, wine, or spirits do you buy? What kind?

8) How many people are your close friends? Why?

9) How often do you look at the night sky? Who with?

10) How far away do your in-laws live? Your birth parents?

How to Make a Lesson ~ Procedures


1)   To begin with, as a class, in groups, or in pairs, look up, talk about, and introduce the structure

2)   Then, create new questions together using structure and vocabulary. Consult vocabulary list

3)   After that, as a class, in groups, or in pairs, match the questions and answers in the third section

4)   Next, select and answer any of the questions in your own way from your own experience

5)   Include as many students as possible and endeavor to create a discussion based on the Q and A

       (Challenge yourself by creating your own questions with the given vocabulary and structure)

Section Two: Vocabulary ~ Housework and Chores ~

Links:   1) Thesaurus    2) Vocabulary    3) Dictionary    4) Urban Dictionary    5) Word Origins