What Have You Done?

General English, Speaking Lessons
A2 Elementary
Present Perfect
Grammar, Speaking, Vocabulary, Listening
Lesson ID
Lesson Time
45 minutes
What Have You Done? | ESL Printables

Lesson Description

It’s time to get the house in order! In this lesson, students will learn about household chores and things relating to the home. This lesson features audio of people describing their day. Students will learn and practice the present perfect tense and vocabulary relating to this topic. The lesson includes plenty of engaging discussion activities and worksheets that have been developed for adults and teenagers.

Lesson Objectives

  • To learn about household chores and things relating to the home

  • To learn and review the present perfect tense

  • To develop speaking and listening skills

  • To learn and use new vocabulary relating to the topic


Listen to the audio about different things people do during their busy day. From playing golf and eating brunch to decorating for Halloween and buying a new car, people have a lot going on. They still manage to accomplish a variety of jobs and tasks that they can check off their to-do list.

Audio Transcript

Vocabulary and Pronunciation

work out [phrasal verb]: to exercise to improve the strength of your body or to get fitter
reply [verb]: to answer
brunch [noun]: a meal eaten usually in the late morning; a combination of breakfast and lunch
mortgage [noun]: a legal agreement to borrow money from a bank, especially to buy a house or other property; the money borrowed from a bank that is used to buy a house
professional [noun]: someone who has a job that needs skill, education, or training
chore [noun]: a piece of work that needs to be done regularly, e.g., household tasks such as cleaning
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