New Vocabularies: Homework, Usually, Prepare, Responsibility, For example, Express, Whenever, Solve, Encourage, Listen to, Attentively, together Grid, Describe, Feed, Mopping.


TOGETHER Discuss the following questions in pairs:


1. How many members are there in your family?


2. Who cooks for your family?


3. Who usually cleans your house?


4. What are the things that you do in your family?


5. What more can you do to help your family?


Have you done this before!! [tick (√) the box]


☐ Ironing clothes

☐ Cleaning reading table

☐ Sweeping the floor

☐ Making one’s bed

☐ Carrying shopping bags homework

☐ Looking after your

☐ Cleaning plates

☐ little brother/sister

☐ Clearing dining table


☐ Helping your brother/sister with his/her

☐ Buying things together from the market

☐ Taking care of pets and animals

☐ Washing clothes

Read the following story.

Anamika and Her Family


Hello, my name is Anamika. There are four members in my family. They are my mother, my father, my brother, and myself.

My parents are hard-working. They wake up early in the morning and start working. They do the household chores together and help each other. We have our breakfast together. After that my parents leave for work. They come back home in the evening.

Usually, my mother prepares dinner for us, and sometimes my father helps her in cooking. When one of them becomes busy with other work, the other takes the responsibility of cooking. My little brother and I also help them.

We also clean the house with the help of our parents. We try to do our work on our own. For example, I always wash my clothes and clean my plate after together taking breakfast, lunch or dinner. We never push any work to others.

After our dinner, we all spend some time together, and sometimes we have a family meeting. In our family meeting, everyone is welcome to express their opinion. Whenever we face any problem, we try to solve it by ourselves.

I can freely share anything with my parents. My parents also encourage me to respect everyone’s opinion. So, when even my little brother says something, I also listen to him attentively and always try to appreciate him. We are a happy family.

Work in pairs. Match the words in column A with their meanings in column B:

Column AColumn B
Consist ofTo offer help or service
Household choresTo tell what/how you think or feel about someone or something
Come forwardTo be made up of things or people
CleanTo recognize how good someone or something is, and/
or to value something
Expressing opinionTo make a place/object free from dirt/dust
AppreciateThe daily work that is done to keep the house clean and proper

English Look at the grid below. It shows the household chores of Anamika’s family. Read the passage again and put a tick to show who does the work, and then use full sentences to describe the grid in pairs/groups. One is done for you.

নিচের Grid টির দিকে তাকাও। এটিতে অনামিকার পরিবারের গৃহস্থালী কাজ দেখানো হয়েছে। Passage টি আরেকবার পড়ো এবং টিক চিহ্নের মাধ্যমে দেখাও কাজটি কে করছেন, তারপর জোড়ায়/ দলে পূর্ণ বাক্যের মাধ্যমে Grid টি কে বর্ণনা করো। একটি উদাহরণ তোমার জন্য করে দেয়া আছে।

Example sentence: Anamika’s father and mother both do the cooking.

Household choresAnamikaFatherMotherBrother
Washing clothes
Washing plates
Cleaning house
Expressing opinion

Discuss in pairs/groups whether the sentences are True or False. If ‘False’, give the correct information.

a) Anamika has one sibling.

b) In Anamika’s family, only female members do the household chores.

c) Everyone’s opinion is important in her family.

d) Nobody is happy in her family.

e) In her family, they help each other with household chores.

f) Each family member does his or her work by himself or herself.

g) They help each other in solving problems.

h) The family members show together respect to others’ opinions.

Discuss in groups of 5 to find out who usually does the following household chores in your family and write the names in the grid below. One is done for you.

প্রতি দলে ৫ জনে বিভক্ত হয়ে আলোচনা করো এবং তোমার পরিবারে গৃহস্থালী কাজগুলো কে করেন এবং তা নিচের Grid টিতে লেখ। একটি উদাহরণ তোমার জন্য করে দেয়া আছে।

Name of the house- hold choresStudent
Washing clothes
Feeding pets
Cleaning bathrooms
Mopping the floor

Discuss the following questions in groups. And then share your answers with the class.

নিচের প্রশ্নগুলো দলে আলোচনা করো তারপর উত্তরগুলো শ্রেণিতে Share করো।

– What are the household chores you usually do?

– What else can you do?

– Do you think there should be specific household chores for boys and girls?

Discuss in pairs/groups and write at least 3 reasons why all the members of a family should do household chores.

জোড়ায়/দলে আলোচনা করে অন্তত তিনটি কারণ লেখ-কেন গৃহস্থালী কাজগুলো পরিবারের সবার করা উচিত।

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