In this American English conversation podcast, Curtis and Amy discuss how they split up the responsibilities around the house to keep things tidy and clean. This conversation has lots of great English phrases and vocabulary terms related to everyday living!
American English Conversation Podcast about Household Chores | Learn Real English from Stories
Curtis: Hi, everybody, it’s Curtis Davies and Amy: Whitney from realenglishconversations.com. Today, we’re going to talk about something called chores.
Curtis: And this is a word that I teach almost every single student of mine. And what is a chore?
Curtis: A chore is the odd job or little tasks that you do usually around the house.
Curtis: We’re going to talk about some of the things that, that we do in our house, who has the responsibility or makes the decisions on which chores to do.
Amy: I think this is something that every couple or every family has to go through. Honestly, I remember when I was growing up, I don’t think I really had a choice. My parents told me to do something and I had to do it. Whether it be washing the dishes or taking out the trash, sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, whatever that task may be.
Amy: And occasionally my dad would need a hand with something and it would always be this horrible task. Like he would say, oh, I’m going to trim the hedges outside, Amy:, come outside and help me.
Amy: And I’m like. And that meant that I had to pick up all the trimmings from the trees and get like a rash on my arm. And it was awful. So I yeah. I think one of the main reasons why parents have kids is to maybe have some help around the house. But for us, Curtis:, we don’t have any kids, so we have to handle our own house cleaning and especially when we were living in Canada.
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