Talking about housework in IELTS Speaking can be a challenge, not only for the vocabulary, but also knowing what to talk about. The IELTS Speaking Module is designed to assess your English Language Speaking Skills. To ensure a good score in the IELTS Speaking Module, you must study and practice the common Speaking Question types.
Get ideas on the sample answers below and practice to achieve your target band score. Here are some of the questions asked:
1. Do you often do housework?
Answer – Since I am no longer living with my family, I have to take care of my own place without any assistance from other siblings with the housework. Due to time constraint and health condition, I only do my chores 2 times per week.
My work and studying consume most of my time and it’s not until after 7 in the evening do I come back to my apartment. I am so mentally and physically exhausted by then that I save all the housework for midweek and weekend.
2. Do you like doing housework?
Answer – Personally, I don’t think anybody likes to do housework but, of course, there will be exceptions. Since I only manage to do my chores twice a week only not to turn my apartment into a garbage dump, I cannot say I like doing it.
However, for some people, cleaning houses or doing dishes have them occupied and free their mind from other bothersome issues, at least temporarily.
3. Do you think children should do housework?
Answer – Well, obviously, children should be encouraged to share housework with other family members to cultivate their sense of responsibility and appreciation.
Of course, it doesn’t have to be anything too extreme. Some little helpful deeds such as keeping their toys from scattering all over the place or folding their own clothes are meaningful enough.
4. How much time do people in your country spend doing housework?
Answer – It’s hard to say the average amount of time since each family has their own arrangement. However, I believe it wouldn’t exceed two hours per day because of people’s busy schedule, especially in the hustle and bustle of today’s lifestyle.
Necessary choirs that cannot be delayed such as cooking, dish washing or house cleaning are usually done daily, meanwhile less emergent housework can be put off until weekend like groceries shopping or gardening.
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