Teens|Grammar activating|El|24. How to escape from housework
Read the comic and listen to the conversation. Then answer the questions
1. What household chores do Lucy and Peter have to do?
2. Why do they have to do the chores?
3. Are they happy about their aunt’s visit?
Talk about yourself
1. Do you help your parents around the house?
2. What household chores do you do?
Match the expressions with the pictures
We use «have to» when we say that something is necessary, especially because someone orders us to do it.
We use «don’t have to» when we say that it is not necessary to do something.
Talk about yourself and other members of your family
I have to make the bed every morning.
I don’t have to cook breakfast, because my mum does it.
1. I have to…
2. I don’t have to…
3. My brother/sister has to/doesn’t have to…
4. My dad has to/doesn’t have to…
Watch the video and complete the sentences
🔹to do the hoovering
🔹to put away the dishes
Remember! We usually use Do/does smb have to V? in questions.
✔️ You must wash the dishes.
✔️ Do I have to dry them too?
Ask and answer questions about Faye
Does she have to…?
Do you have to…?
Watch the video and answer the questions
- How did Faye do the chores?
- What was her «mum’s» reaction?
- What do you think «mum» will do?
- Do you ever do tricks to escape from chores?
Watch the video and talk about what Faye had to do
We use «had to V» when we speak about the obligations and duties in the past.
We use «didn’t have to V» when we say that it was not necessary to do something in the past.
Faye had to… again.
She didn’t have to…
- do the dishes
- do the hoovering
- do the dusting
- tidy her room
- take the rubbish out
- do the shopping
Talk about what you had to do/didn’t have to do
- Last week I had to…
- Yesterday I had to…
- When I was three, I didn’t have to…
- On my last holidays I didn’t have to…
Now we are going to talk about the rules children have at home. Let’s have a look at the meaning of «can» in the sentences.
Read the text and complete the gaps with one or two words
We use «can V» when we say that it is allowed to do something.
E.g. You can have a piece of cake after you finish dinner.
We use «can’t V» when we say that it is not allowed to do something.
E.g. You can’t go for a walk! You must finish your homework first.
Write the rules that you have at home
can, can’t, have to, don’t have to
|On weekdays||At the weekend|
Talk about the rules that you would like to have at home
respect each other, eat sweets, help each other, be strict, go to bed late, help children with the homework, be polite, have meals together, eat in the room, get up late at the weekend
1. Children must…
2. Children mustn’t…
3. Parents have to…
4. Parents can’t…
Watch the video and complete the rules
The Jonas family is very big. They have eight children and live in a big country house. They have a farm and run family business. How do they keep the house in order?
What rules do you have at home?
Write 6-8 sentences about your family rules
- to do the chores
- to be polite
- to be strict
- to be kind
Prepare a presentation of your family rules
- make a video presentation
- draw a poster and make a photo
- make a PowerPoint presentation of the rules
Send the presentation to your teacher.
- Warm up
- Household chores
- Meet Faye
- Escape from chores
- What happened in the end?
- Our house rules
- Make your house rules
- Grammar reference
- Rules in an unusual family
- Your family rules
- Present your family rules
- Teens|Grammar activating|El|1. Welcome to school
- Teens|Grammar activation|El|2. This is my world
- Teens|Grammar activating|El|3. Lost and found
- Teens|Grammar activating|El|4. Family portraits
- Teens|Grammar activating|El|5. The place where you live
- Teens|Grammar activating|El|6. My dream room
- Teens|Grammar activating|El|7. It’s time for lunch!
- Teens|Grammar activating|El|8. Shopping for food
- Teens|Grammar activating|El|9. Let's cook
- Teens|Grammar activating|El| Revise and check 1
- Teens|Grammar activating|El|11. Different lives
- Teens|Grammar Activating|El|12. All the things we like
- Teens|Grammar activating|El|13. The chocolate factory
- Teens|Grammar activating|El|14. My favourite photos
- Teens|Grammar activating|El|15. A day without a mobile
- Teens|Grammar activating|El|16. Going back in time
- Teens|Grammar activating|El|17. Stars
- Teens|Grammar activating|El|18. School is cool
- Teens|Grammar activating|El|19. Ancient civilisations
- Teens|Grammar activating|El|20. Revise and check 2
- Teens|Grammar activating|El|21. Talent show
- Teens|Grammar activating|El|22. Safe cities
- Teens|Grammar activating|El|23. Life now and then
- Teens|Grammar activating|El|24. How to escape from housework
- Teens|Grammar activating|El|25. Similar or different?
- Teens|Grammar activating|El|26. The best in class
- Teens|Grammar activating|El|27. Around the world in 50 minutes
- Teens|Grammar activating|El|28. Revise and check 3