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    • Modal verb
    • Chores
    • Women and work

    Modal verb Chores Women and work

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As Easy As An Apple Pie (Part 2)

In this lesson, we'll discuss about the story and sharing of work between men and women in our society.

Different Kinds of Chores

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You might need to know the name of different chores. They are listed for you, below.

Different kinds of chores

Of course, there are more chores. Other chores include:

  • Taking care of children. (changing diapers, reading books, sending them to school etc)
  • Mowing the lawn.
  • Fixing furniture or appliances. (Fixing broken dish washer, fixing computers, fixing broken toilet etc)
  • Washing dishes.
  • Taking care of pets. (feeding the dog, walking the dog, taking the dog to the vet etc)
  • Shopping or buying groceries.
  • Vacuuming the floor or mopping the floor.

Should Mr. Harrington Clean the Garage?

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Some people might say he should clean the garage. Some people might say he doesn't have to. Everyone has different opinions.

Some people might say that he has to keep his promise. He promised Mrs. Harrington he would clean the garage. He said "I will clean the garage tomorrow if I have no plans." Is eating apple pies a real plan? Probably not. He doesn't have a real plan, so he should clean the garage. Some people might also say, his wife was so nice to him. His wife cooked apple pies with ice cream. So, he should be nice, too. He ought not be dishonest. Of course, a husband should help his wife anyways.

Some people say Mr. Harrington doesn't have to clean the garage today. He is an adult, and he can choose to clean or not clean. Also, he does have to eat apple pies. So, he has a plan. Moreover, he doesn't think cleaning the garage is important. He can clean it tomorrow if he doesn't want to clean it today.

What do you think?

Effect of Chores on Women

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Many women do a lot of chores at home. Some women work a full-time job and still do many chores at home.

How does chores affect women?

First, it affects them emotionally. If a woman has to work and do many chores at home, she doesn't have much free time. She doesn't have the time to relax. That means she might be sad or stressed. A woman might also be angry at the husband, if the husband doesn't help. A woman is tired everyday, and she can feel depression. She might also be worried about chores or family responsibilities everyday.

Also, too many chores is not good for woman's job or career. Again, a woman doesn't have a lot of free time. A successful person needs to study or improve his/her skills. A woman might not have enough time to study to improve her skills. Many women also cannot easily travel to another city or another country for business. They cannot stay late in the office, and they cannot work overtime. Some women have small children, so they can work only part-time, not full-time. In all these cases, a boss might think "She is not working hard, so we cannot promote her." So, essentially, many women can't easily focus on her job or work in a very demanding job.

  • A woman studying
  • A woman working late
  • A woman meeting another person
  • A woman going on a business trip

As Easy As An Apple Pie

(1) Mrs. Harrington: Listen
Good Morning, Harold.
(2) Mr. Harrington: Listen
Good morning, dear. Would you like some [vocab word=coffee]coffee[/vocab]?
(3) Mrs. Harrington: Listen
Yes, I would. I could smell it all the way [vocab word=upstairs]upstairs[/vocab].
(4) Mr. Harrington: Listen
Well, let me get you a nice hot cup.
(5) Mrs. Harrington: Listen
Thank you, Harold. What are your [vocab word=plan]plans[/vocab] today?
(6) Mr. Harrington: Listen
Nothing special. I might watch some TV and take a [vocab word=nap]nap[/vocab].
(7) Mrs. Harrington: Listen
Oh! Can you clean the [vocab word=garage]garage[/vocab] today?
(8) Mr. Harrington: Listen
I don't really want to, Margaret.
(9) Mrs. Harrington: Listen
You should really clean the garage, Harold. It is so [vocab word=messy]messy[/vocab]!
(10) Mrs. Harrington: Listen
Besides, you said yesterday, "I will do it tomorrow [vocab word=if]if[/vocab] I have no plans!"
(11) Mr. Harrington: Listen
I can do it when you go to the [vocab word=salon]salon[/vocab] today.
(12) Mrs. Harrington: Listen
No. You will just forget. You must keep your promise.
(13) Mr. Harrington: Listen
Fine. But, you [vocab word=owe]owe[/vocab] me. You must do something for me, too.
(14) Mrs. Harrington: Listen
Okay. What would you like?
(15) Mr. Harrington: Listen
Can you make my [vocab word=favorite]favorite[/vocab] [vocab word=dessert]dessert[/vocab]?
(16) Mrs. Harrington: Listen
The apple pie?
(17) Mr. Harrington: Listen
Yes! Your apple pies taste so good! I want it for the breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
(18) Mrs. Harrington: Listen
Would you like me to put some ice cream on top?
(19) Mr. Harrington: Listen
Yes, I would.
(20) Mrs. Harrington: Listen
Okay, apple pie it is! Now, clean the garage. It should be as easy as an apple pie!
(21) Mr. Harrington: Listen
No, I can't.
(22) Mrs. Harrington: Listen
But, you must keep your promise!
(23) Mr. Harrington: Listen
I am keeping my promise! I will clean up the garage if I have no plans today.
(24) Mr. Harrington: Listen
Well, now, I have a plan. I must eat your apple pies all day long!
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(1) Mrs. Harrington: Listen
Good Morning, Harold.
(2) Mr. Harrington: Listen
Good morning, dear. Would you like some [vocab word=coffee]coffee[/vocab]?
(3) Mrs. Harrington: Listen
Yes, I would. I could smell it all the way [vocab word=upstairs]upstairs[/vocab].
(4) Mr. Harrington: Listen
Well, let me get you a nice hot cup.
(5) Mrs. Harrington: Listen
Thank you, Harold. What are your [vocab word=plan]plans[/vocab] today?
(6) Mr. Harrington: Listen
Nothing special. I might watch some TV and take a [vocab word=nap]nap[/vocab].
(7) Mrs. Harrington: Listen
Oh! Can you clean the [vocab word=garage]garage[/vocab] today?
(8) Mr. Harrington: Listen
I don't really want to, Margaret.
(9) Mrs. Harrington: Listen
You should really clean the garage, Harold. It is so [vocab word=messy]messy[/vocab]!
(10) Mrs. Harrington: Listen
Besides, you said yesterday, "I will do it tomorrow [vocab word=if]if[/vocab] I have no plans!"
(11) Mr. Harrington: Listen
I can do it when you go to the [vocab word=salon]salon[/vocab] today.
(12) Mrs. Harrington: Listen
No. You will just forget. You must keep your promise.
(13) Mr. Harrington: Listen
Fine. But, you [vocab word=owe]owe[/vocab] me. You must do something for me, too.
(14) Mrs. Harrington: Listen
Okay. What would you like?
(15) Mr. Harrington: Listen
Can you make my [vocab word=favorite]favorite[/vocab] [vocab word=dessert]dessert[/vocab]?
(16) Mrs. Harrington: Listen
The apple pie?
(17) Mr. Harrington: Listen
Yes! Your apple pies taste so good! I want it for the breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
(18) Mrs. Harrington: Listen
Would you like me to put some ice cream on top?
(19) Mr. Harrington: Listen
Yes, I would.
(20) Mrs. Harrington: Listen
Okay, apple pie it is! Now, clean the garage. It should be as easy as an apple pie!
(21) Mr. Harrington: Listen
No, I can't.
(22) Mrs. Harrington: Listen
But, you must keep your promise!
(23) Mr. Harrington: Listen
I am keeping my promise! I will clean up the garage if I have no plans today.
(24) Mr. Harrington: Listen
Well, now, I have a plan. I must eat your apple pies all day long!
  • RECORDING
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    PRESS
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  • Your answer: A Suggestion
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