(Updated on 06/11/2013)


  • Girls do 160 million more hours of chores than boys (October 08, 2016) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
    "It will come as little surprise to many that girls spend 40 per cent more time performing unpaid household chores than boys."

    Try the same news story at these easier levels:    Level 4  or  Level 5
    Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities, crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)

  • Pixies: Simple Present for Routines - a lesson


  • Sportswear maker accused of sexism (March 11, 2015) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
    "An Indonesian sportswear manufacturer has had to apologise for a label on its merchandise that people deemed to be sexist...
    It read: "Washing instructions: Give this shirt to a woman. It's her job."

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  • The Notebook - a lesson
    "This EFL lesson is designed around a beautiful short film by Greg Gray and the theme of household chores.
    Students learn and practise vocabulary related to household chores, talk about household chores and watch a short film."

    Time: 60 minutes
    Topic: Household chores

  • Morning routine
    "Un "lesson plan" que j'ai fait à partir du film "Tangled" (Raiponce) pour des 6ème / 5ème...
    Voici une série d'activités conçues à partir de la chanson: "When Will my Life Begin?" tirée du film: "Tangled" (Raiponce)." 

    Created by Philippe Hattais (Ac. Lyon)

  • Everyday - a lesson
    "This lesson is designed around a beautiful short film called Everyday by Gustav Johansson and the theme of everyday routines and empathy.
    Students imagine and write about a day in the life of their partner, speak about their daily routines and watch a short film.

    Language level: Intermediate (B1) – Upper Intermediate (B2)
    Time: 60 minutes

    Language: Present simple for routines, vocabulary related to everyday activities and second conditional."


  • Most divorces due to household chores (November 23, 2012) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
    "Most people believe that the biggest grounds for divorce are either infidelity or arguments over money.
    However, a new report from British law firm Gateley suggests otherwise."


  • How did Henry VIII get up in the morning? - a lesson plan
    "This resource was produced using documents from the collections of The National Archives.
    It can be freely modified and reproduced for use in the classroom only."


  • Robots - a lesson plan
    Theme: Domestic robots
    Lexical area: Household chores
    Cross curricular links: Science
    (British Council)
  • Wakamaru At Your Service - a lesson plan
    Level: 1
    Language function: expressing ability
    Topic: technology, gadgets, robots
    Grammar focus: modal verb 'CAN'

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  • Home robots on sale in Japan - a lesson plan with audio
    - a lesson plan with "a news article, listening (MP3 file), communication activities, pair work, discussion, reading and vocabulary exercises."
    (Breaking News English)
  • Household chores - a lesson proposed by Randall S. Davis with :
    - a list of commonly-used vocabulary with a recording of the words in RealMedia format.
    - a short quiz to test students' comprehension of some of the words,
    - a Follow-Up exercise for expanding students' use of the vocabulary in a conversation with a partner or group.

  • The daily routines of monsters, zombies, ghosts and aliens - a lesson plan
    - Practise third person -s
    - Practise talking and writing about routines
    - Practise saying and writing common action verbs
    - Practise making questions about days, times and routines
    - Make a poster"