Children’s Chores

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Type: Vocabulary
Originally published on October 15, 2020 and last updated on July 18, 2023

This engaging topic offers a unique opportunity for language improvement as learners delve into discussions about household responsibilities for kids. By describing chores, discussing their benefits and sharing opinions, learners enhance vocabulary, descriptive skills and fluency. Additionally, practicing role-plays and giving instructions for chores boost communication abilities.

Embracing this subject not only enriches cultural knowledge but also provides a relatable context to apply language skills, making English learning enjoyable and applicable to daily life.


Go through the vocabulary below with your students and ask them to try and use this vocabaulry where possible when discussing the different conversation questions.

About Children’s Chores

The topic of children’s chores delves into the valuable life skills and character development that can be instilled in young ones from an early age. Through age-appropriate tasks and responsibilities, children learn the essence of teamwork, discipline and accountability. As they contribute to household tasks, they build confidence and independence, preparing them for adulthood. This introduction explores the significance of involving children in chores, highlighting the positive impact on their personal growth and family dynamics.

Useful Vocabulary

Try and use the following vocabulary when answering the question. Click to look up the definition in the dictionary

  • chore (noun)
  • tidy (verb)
  • take out (phrasal verb)
  • wash up (phrasal verb)
  • virtually (adverb)
  • majority (noun)
  • chillhood (noun)

Conversation Questions

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  • Should children be made to do chores around the house?
  • What chores did you have to do when you were a child? Did you like doing them?
  • How old do you think children should be before they should start doing chores?
  • What are the benefits of children doing chores to help the family?
  • What can the negative effects be of children doing chores?
  • Have you ever had a disagreement with your family about chores?
  • What type of chores do you think are best for children to do?
  • Should children be allowed to choose their chores, or should parents assign them?
  • Is it better to rotate chores among family members or have specific, permanent assignments?
  • Do you think children should gradually do more chores as they get older?
  • Should children be rewarded for doing chores, or is the responsibility itself enough?
  • Do children from different socioeconomic backgrounds have different experiences with chores?
This conversation topic was prepared by Gregory

Gregory is a qualified TEFL teacher who has been teaching English as a Foreign Language (ESL) for over a decade. He has taught in-person classes in Spain and to English learners around the world online.