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  THE TAPESCRIPT

I think being a housewife is a very demanding job. Most housewives have a lot to do, especially if they have children. Of course, some have an easy time because they have a maid or a tiny house. Most housewives though are working pretty much from the time they wake up to the time they go to bed. They have to get up the earliest to cook everyone’s breakfast. Then they have to do the dishes, start the washing, iron and then go shopping to buy the food. Before their children go to school, the housewife has to make their packed lunches. I reckon cooking three meals a day every single day can be pretty tiring. Afternoons are just as busy, and then it all starts again when everyone comes home from school and work!

  LISTENING GAP FILL

I think being a housewife _______________________ demanding job. Most housewives have a lot to do, especially _______________________ children. Of course, some have _______________________ because they have a maid or a tiny house. Most housewives though are working _______________________ from the time they wake _______________________ they go to bed. They have to get up the earliest to cook everyone’s breakfast. Then they have to _______________________, start the washing, iron and then go shopping to _______________________ . Before their children go to school, the housewife _______________________ their packed lunches. I reckon cooking three meals _______________________ single day can be pretty tiring. Afternoons are just as busy, and then it _______________________ when everyone comes home from school and work!

  CORRECT THE SPELLING

I think being a housewife is a very eadngimdn job. Most housewives have a lot to do, cpelsiyael if they have children. Of course, some have an easy time because they have a maid or a tiny house. Most housewives though are working rpeytt much from the time they wake up to the time they go to bed. They have to get up the eitreals to cook everyone’s breakfast. Then they have to do the dhesis, start the agshnwi, iron and then go shopping to buy the food. Before their nhdieclr go to school, the housewife has to make their akedcp lunches. I recokn cooking three meals a day every single day can be pretty rntiig. Afternoons are just as busy, and then it all starts again when everyone comes home from school and work!



  UNJUMBLE THE WORDS

I think being a is housewife job demanding very a. Most housewives have a lot to do, especially if they have children. Of course, because time easy an have some they or tiny have maid a house a. Most housewives though are working pretty from much wake they time the up to the time they go to bed. They have to get up the breakfast cook earliest everyone’s to. Then they have to do the dishes, start the washing, iron and then go to food buy shopping the. Before their children go to school, the housewife has to make their packed lunches. I reckon three cooking day single every day a meals can be pretty tiring. Afternoons are just as busy, and then it all starts again when school home everyone from comes and work!



  DISCUSSION (Write your own questions)

STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

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STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

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  STUDENT HOUSEWIVES SURVEY

Write five GOOD questions about housewives in the table. Do this in pairs. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper.

When you have finished, interview other students. Write down their answers.

 

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  WRITING

Write about housewives for 10 minutes. Show your partner your paper. Correct each other’s work.

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  HOMEWORK

1. VOCABULARY EXTENSION: Choose several of the words from the text. Use a dictionary or Google’s search field (or another search engine) to build up more associations / collocations of each word.

2. INTERNET INFO: Search the Internet and find more information about housewives. Talk about what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

3. MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Write a magazine article about housewives. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.

4. HOUSEWIVES POSTER Make a poster about housewives. Show it to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your posters.

5. MY HOUSEWIVES LESSON: Make your own English lesson on housewives. Make sure there is a good mix of things to do. Find some good online activities. Teach the class / another group when you have finished.

6. ONLINE SHARING: Use your blog, wiki, Facebook page, MySpace page, Twitter stream, Del-icio-us / StumbleUpon account, or any other social media tool to get opinions on housewives. Share your findings with the class.

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