~ Contents ~ Vocabulary ~ Topic 11 ~ Housework and Play ~

Section One: Structure ~ Questions using “How” ~


1) How much: quantity for things you can’t count

examples: coffee/water/ice/time/work


2) How many: number 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: an hour by car/an hour’s drive/a hundred meters on foot/a hundred-meter walk


Discussion questions:


1) How many times a week do you order delivered food? What? From where? Why?


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


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


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


5) How often do you get your hair cut/styled? Where? Tell.


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


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


8) How many people are your close friends? How often do you meet?


9) How often do you invite people to your home or visit friends at their home?


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

Section Two: Vocabulary Self Study ~ Housework and Play ~

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

TLW ~ Pre to Intermediate ~ Lesson 11

How to Make a Lesson ~ Procedures ~


1) In section one , briefly talk about the structure, then take turns asking and answering the questions.


2) Next, create new questions using the structure and/or the vocabulary list in section two.


3) After that, match the questions and answers in the third section. Explain and discuss your choices.


4) Finally, select and answer any of these questions in your own way/from your own experiences.


5) Take fair turns. Include as many students as possible. Create your own questions from any source.

Section Three: Matching Q and A ~ 


~ Match the questions with the answers


~ Discuss your choices:


1) Who cleans up after you have dinner?

How long does it take?


2) What kind of flooring, carpeting, or rugs do you have? Describe a room in your home.


3) When was the last time rearranged

your furniture or redecorated?


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.



A) I changed all the furniture in my living room

last month, but I’m not satisfied.


B) I usually do as little as possible.

If they’re picky, they can leave.


C) My husband usually does. 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 takes it out.


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

best. It’s in the master bedroom.


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






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