Unit 1: Family life
Lesson 6 : Writing
Many hands make light work
How do the people in the following pictures feel?
 They feel exhausted/ very very tired because of being overloaded with housework.
How do the people in the following pictures feel?
They feel happy when doing housework together
 “Many hands make light work.”
Task 1. Discuss the meaning of the saying below.
 This saying means that if many people share a piece of work, it will become easy for everybody.
“Many hands make light work” John Heywood
Task 2. Read the text and complete the chart
Mending things around the house, cleaning the bathroom
Doing most of the cooking and grocery shopping
Doing the laundry, taking out … and cleaning …, laying ….., sweeping … and feeding the cat.
Helping mum … and washing ., laying the table../, sweeping… and feeding the cat.
Task 3. Answer the questions.
1. How many people are there in Lam`s family? 
2. Why are they very busy?
3. How do they split the housework in the family? 
4. What household chores does each member of the family do? 
5. Do the family members enjoy the housework?
6. What are the benefits of everyone in the family sharing the housework?
 There are four people in Lam’s family.
 Because both parents work and the children spend most of their time at school. 
 They split the housework equally in the family. 
 The father mends things around the house and cleans the bathroom; the mother does most of the cooking and grocery shopping; Lam does the laundry, takes the trash and cleans the fridge once a week; An helps her mother to prepare meals and washes the dishes; Lam and An take turns laying the table for meals, sweeping the house, and feeding the cat.
 Yes, they do. They do it willingly.
 The burden is less, so everyone has time to relax.
Task 4. Make your family chore chart
Task 5: Using the household chores chart in Task 4 and the answers in Task 3, write a paragraph about how people in your family share housework
The paragraph can consist of three parts
Part 1: Introduction to the family: how many people, who the members are,..(question 1&2)
Part 2: How the family members share the housework, what each of them does (question 3&4)
Part 3: What family members think of doing housework (question 5&6)
Sample writing
There are four people in my family: my parents, my older brother and I. We are all very busy people, so we divide/ split the household chores equally. My Mom does cooks, cleans the room and shops for grocery. My Dad does the hard stuff like lifting heavy things and repairs work like fixing plumbing and electricity. My older brother takes out the rubbish, cleans the house and feeds the dogs. And me, I do the washing-up, do the laundry and water the flowers. In my family, every member contributes to making the home a beautiful and happy place to live in.
Complete the writing at home.
Prepare the next lesson.
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