Is Your Home Tidy?

General English, Speaking Lessons
A1 Beginner
Past Simple
Grammar, Speaking, Vocabulary, Listening
Lesson ID
Lesson Time
45 minutes
Screenshot of a beginner's English lesson for adults on household chores, focusing on the past simple tense and associated voca

Lesson Description

Do you clean your home from top to bottom until it is spick and span? In this lesson, students will discuss various household chores. This lesson features audio of two people describing the different chores they do at home. Students will also learn and practice the past simple tense and vocabulary relating to this topic. This lesson includes plenty of engaging discussion activities and worksheets that have been developed for adult and teenage learners.

Lesson Objectives

  • To discuss various household chores.

  • To learn and practice the simple past tense.

  • To develop speaking and listening skills.

  • To learn and use new vocabulary relating to the topic.


Listen to the audio to learn about everyday household chores. Two people talk about cleaning windows, vacuuming floors, washing cars, ironing clothes, and cooking dinner. Are you a neat freak or a litterbug?

Audio Transcript

Vocabulary and Pronunciation

vacuum [verb]: to clean a floor or other surface using a vacuum cleaner
dishwasher [noun]: a machine that washes plates, glasses, and other kitchen equipment
iron [verb]: to smooth clothes with a heated iron
household [adjective]: of or relating to a household
chore [noun]: a small job that you do regularly to keep your house clean
perfectionist [noun]: someone who likes everything to be perfect
carpet [noun]: thick material used for covering floors, often made of wool
tidy up [phrasal verb]: to arrange something in a neat and ordered way
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