Unit 1: Family life
Part: Reading
Let’s read the following text and pay attention to the underlined words
In many cultures, doing housework is considered a woman’s duty. The mother is usually the homemaker, who has to do most of the household chores, while the father is the breadwinner, who is responsible for the family finances. However, it’s not good for the mother when the rest of the family does not help out. When families share household chores, it is good for them as individuals and good for all the relationships within the family.
According to psychologists, most people do not realize the enormous benefits that come to a family when husbands and children share the housework. Children who share the housework with their mums and dads do better at school, become more sociable, and have better relationships with their teachers and friends.
They learn good skills, are more responsible, and tend to be overall good people. When men share the housework, they tend to have better relationships with their wives. Women often feel happy when they see their husbands doing housework because it says “ He cares about me and he does not want to put all of the housework on me”. Women whose husbands do not contribute to the household chores are more vulnerable to illness and tend to think more about divorce.
When everyone works together on household chores, it creates a positive atmosphere for the family and sets a good example for the children. This is especially true if mum and dad can find a way to work well together and are not critical of each other.
Enormous
Not very large
Very very large
Sociable
friendly
unfriendly
Tend
Likely to behave in a particular way
Unlikely to behave in a particular way
Vulnerable
Able to be well protected
Able to be easily physically, emotionally, or mentally hurt
Critical
Saying that something is good
Saying that something is bad
What chore do you prefer?
*What is considered a woman’s duty in many cultures ?
In many cultures, doing housework is considered a woman’s duty. The mother is usually the homemaker, who has to do most of the household chores.
*Is the breadwinner in charge of making money to support the family?
Yes, he is.
5.p.9. ASWER THE QUESTIONS:
1. p.9. How do children benefit from sharing housework?
They do better at school, become more sociable, and have better relationships with their teachers and friends.
2.p.9. Why do men tend to have better relationships with their wives when they share housework?
Because it shows that they care about their wives and this makes their wives happy.
3.p.9. What may happen to women whose husbands do not contribute to the household chores?
They may fall ill easily or may think about divorce.
4.p.9. How does the family benefit when everyone work together on household chores?
When everyone works together on household chores, it creates a positive atmosphere for the family and sets a good example for the children.
*What should parents do if they want to set a good example for the children?
They should find a way to work well together and are not critical of each other.
*Is it good or bad for the mother when the rest of the family does not help out?
It is not good / It is bad for her because almost all of the housework is put on her.
*What is the best title for the text ?
Doing housework is good for children.
Sharing housework makes the family happier
Husbands who share housework make their wives happy
Do you have any problems with sharing housework ?
What benefits do you get when sharing housework ?
6.P.9. DISCUSSING
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