I’m teaching chores and telephone etiquette


What are chores? Make the bed, do the laundry, sweep the floor, mop the floor, tidy up, walk the dog, wash the car, do the vacuuming, lay the table, do the washing up, dry the dishes, folding clothes, ironing, cooking, dusting, cutting the grass, washing the windows, feeding the dog, taking out the garbage, cleaning the toilet, hanging the clothes, watering the flowers… Students have to act out each chore. Who does it in your family? What are your chores? What do you like doing? Why? What do you hate doing? Why? When do you have to do your chores?

For the older students: Telephone etiquette. Who has a phone? How old is your phone? Who do you call? How often do you call him/her? What else do you use your phone for? Key expressions: How can I help you? Who is speaking, please? Would you like to leave a message? I’ll call her back later. May I speak to XY, please? Can you take a message, please? I will put you through.