Easy English listening Lesson 19 – Housework

There is always housework to do when you live in a house.
You have to wash the windows so that you can see outside.
The floors and the carpets need to be vacuumed.
The floors also need to be washed, and some of them need to be waxed.
The furniture has to be polished.
The bathroom has to be kept clean.
After you have a bath, you need to clean out the bathtub.
Laundry needs to be done regularly, or you will run out of clothes to wear.
The clothes go into the washing machine, and then they have to be dried in the dryer.
Sometimes, we hang the clothes out on the line to be dried.
Some of the clothes need to be ironed.
You have to buy groceries and put them away.
Meals need to be made.
You can’t let the dishes pile up in the kitchen.
The dishes have to be washed, and the counters need to be wiped.
The stove needs to be cleaned, and sometimes the refrigerator and the cupboards need to be cleaned out.
You can dust the furniture and sweep up the dirt.
You can make the beds. The beds have to be changed too.
They need to have clean sheets put on them.
There are just so many things to do.
Household chores take up a lot of time.

Exercise for this lesson:

  1. What are some tasks involved in housework mentioned in the paragraph?
  2. Why is it important to wash the windows?
  3. What appliances are mentioned in relation to doing laundry?
  4. How are some clothes dried after washing?
  5. What is mentioned about ironing in the paragraph?
  6. What tasks are involved in keeping the bathroom clean?
  7. Why is it necessary to do laundry regularly?
  8. What does the paragraph say about meals in relation to housework?
  9. What are some tasks involved in kitchen cleanup?
  10. According to the paragraph, why do household chores take up a lot of time?

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