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CHORES - Intermediate English Vocabulary - Lessons for KIDS and ADULTS

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Need captions? Click on CC. Join Natasha and Alex as they talk about doing chores around the house. English vocabulary for young learners and learners young at heart! Index: 0:03 Take out the trash 0:17 What do you do to help around the house? 0:36 Hi from Natasha 0:45 What is a chore? 1:03 Bring the trash can back in 1:13 Get the mail 1:24 Chores you do outside 1:41 Set the table 1:53 Help with the laundry/ put laundry away 2:06 Carry (in) the groceries 2:14 Make my bed 2:22 Chores you do inside 2:49 Review the definition and spelling of "chore" 3:22 Final question: What do you do to help around the house? Follow me on Twitter for everyday vocabulary. https://twitter.com/JLebedev_ESL Join me on Facebook for more language practice. https://www.facebook.com/englishwithjenniferlebedev/ ABOUT ME: Former classroom teacher. Published author. Online instructor. I've been online since 2007, posting videos for students, blogging for teachers, and providing different forms of language support. My goal is to make language studies enjoyable and productive. For more info and resources, visit www.englishwithjennifer.com.
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anh vũ chung (1 month ago)
Many thanks!
JenniferESL (1 month ago)
You're welcome. :)
miss Cosita (7 months ago)
i love your channel, you have a beatyfull kids they are really smart
JenniferESL (7 months ago)
Thank you for supporting their efforts. :)
Long Nguyen (10 months ago)
Hello Jennifer ESL! How many kids have you got? Thanks your kids too
JenniferESL (10 months ago)
Hi. I have two children, a son and a daughter.
Wyclif Guedes (11 months ago)
That's cool! They're great!
JenniferESL (11 months ago)
Thanks for supporting their efforts, Wyclif. :)
Yves (1 year ago)
Sometimes I help my mom set the table, with "my" pronouce like "me". I've always thought we only found this kind of pronounciation in the UK especially up North ( Yorkshire etc.) I think it's good for young children when they start to learn English to listen to other kids speaking this language.
Yves (1 year ago)
Thank you for your prompt reply. I run workshops to teach English to children and I always search these kind of videos, short quite easy to understand and authentic. But you didn't answer to my question concerning "my" Maybe it's me and my ears. I'm used to listening English people, so "me dad" "I can't walk anymore because of me legs."
JenniferESL (1 year ago)
Yes, I think there are certain benefits to hearing children speak. For young learners, it's fun to have other children be their models. :)
Slavik Gost (1 year ago)
Nice video! I love to see your children doing their chores! It must be convenient to have little helpers around the house. :) I also like to know that you gave them kind of Russian names :)
JenniferESL (1 year ago)
Yes, we compromised. We chose Natalia and Alexander, but no patronymic. :) Thanks for watching our lesson.
Mollie Tai (1 year ago)
Super adorable kids, as always!
JenniferESL (1 year ago)
Thank you, Mollie. :) Enjoy your day!
Hi there! I have a question Which one is more common?: Doing the chores or Doing the Housework... Thanks in advance!
JenniferESL (1 year ago)
Good question. "Housework" is very general. "Chores" are countable tasks. But it can also depend on who's doing what. As the mother in this family, I do a lot of housework (laundry, cooking, etc.). My kids help me by doing chores. I could say something like, "I have a few chores left to do today." But normally I talk about the housework that I need to do. My kids switch chores each week: taking out the trash, getting the mail, setting the table, sweeping the floor.
PITTALA NARESH (1 year ago)
thanks a lot more new job
JenniferESL (1 year ago)
Thanks for watching our video.
Marcela Salinas (1 year ago)
Loved the video! Your children are so cute :)
JenniferESL (1 year ago)
Thank you, Marcela.
Tatyana (1 year ago)
It is a very nice idea these videos for kids Thanks from Ukraine
cdek (2 years ago)
Great idea, the most helpful part is just watching and hearing the kids speak.
JenniferESL (2 years ago)
Yes, not many adult learners get to hear kids speak the target language. :)
i trully enjoy it.
JenniferESL (2 years ago)
I'm glad you do! :)
Zibertronics (2 years ago)
nice vídeo
JenniferESL (2 years ago)
Thank you for watching this lesson with my kids. :)
tereza floriano (2 years ago)
my son doesn't do chore.
JenniferESL (2 years ago)
+tereza floriano My son doesn't always remember to do his chores. :)
Asmaa Hakim (2 years ago)
Hello Jennifer, i have just discovered you amazing channel for learning english, i want to know where i shoud start from ... i mean.. do i have to watch the old videos or what? thank you
JenniferESL (2 years ago)
+Asmaa Hakim Hi Asmaa. I'm glad you found me. I leave the old videos up in case they can help answer questions, but the videos from just the past few years are of better quality (sound and image). You can look through a playlist and choose a topic that interests you. http://www.englishwithjennifer.com/youtube_videos.html Join me on Facebook to study a little every day. https://www.facebook.com/englishwithjenniferlebedev/ I also post vocabulary on Twitter 5 days a week. https://twitter.com/JLebedev_ESL Please consider some of my study tips. http://www.englishwithjennifer.com/study_tips_new.php
oum adnan (2 years ago)
thanks a lot
oum adnan (2 years ago)
hi , how are you, please I want to knew deference between should,could and would
oum adnan (2 years ago)
thank you my best teacher
JenniferESL (2 years ago)
+oum adnan Hi. I hope to address modal verbs in the future. There are many uses of COULD and WOULD especially. SHOULD is most often used for advice: I should go see a doctor and get some medicine. (It's my suggestion.) I could help you. (possibility) I would like to order now. (request/ statement of preference). There are many other examples I could give. Feel free to ask a specific question.
JaeSung Lee (2 years ago)
How good they are.
JenniferESL (2 years ago)
+이재성 We're working on consistency. :) My son is getting better about making his bed.
JenniferESL (2 years ago)
+Susana Blanco Thank you for the support, Susana. I agree that everyone needs to chip in! :)
Susana Blanco (2 years ago)
When all the people do their part and cooperate with the chores of the house then everybody in the family feels better. Great and natural presentation. Congratulations Natasha and Alex!!!!!.
stunninglad1 (2 years ago)
My sister and I always had to do chores. Many hands make light work.
JenniferESL (2 years ago)
+stunninglad1 So true. Nice proverb. :)
Joseph (2 years ago)
I really liked it! thanks
JenniferESL (2 years ago)
+Joseph Happy to hear that! We'll make more lessons in 2016. :)
Amit Chakroborty (2 years ago)
Can you tell me what's different between "I'm not getting enough sleep" & "Sleep won't come"
JenniferESL (2 years ago)
+Amit Chakroborty Hi. If sleep won't come, you have trouble falling asleep. If you're not getting enough sleep, you sleep too little.
LUIS ANTONIO PINHEIRO (2 years ago)
Jennifer, congratulations on this project. I found this wonderful. Your Family is beautiful. God bless you !!
JenniferESL (2 years ago)
+LUIS ANTONIO PINHEIRO Hi Luis. Thank you for the kind words. I'm glad you enjoyed the video. Warm wishes to you! :)
fabianologfatec (2 years ago)
Hi Jennifer, I'm enjoying this new series kid to kid English, great idea of you making us get back to the basics. By the way, you have adorable kids, take my compliments for that. Congratulations to the young actress, she really impressed me. Have a nice week, thanks for everything.
JenniferESL (2 years ago)
+fabianologfatec I'm glad more advanced learners are still watching these videos. I figure it's nice to see new faces, younger faces. :) You'll see more of Alex and Natasha in 2016. We'll build the playlist slowly. I don't want to pressure them. :) Thanks for the support.
The kids are adorable, thank you guys. I'll pass this video to my nephew Juan Pablo, who is a 9 years old kid attending a bilingual school in Cali Colombia, he just started this year and it's been challenging for him, he is getting better grades now, though. 😃
JenniferESL (2 years ago)
+María Cristina Reina M I hope your nephew enjoys studying English with my kids. I think it's more fun for them to learn from each other. To kids I'm just an old lady! :) Kind wishes to you and your whole family.
fernando port (2 years ago)
Great job kids! I'm so proud of you Jennifer. You're the best.
JenniferESL (2 years ago)
+fernando port Thank you for supporting their efforts, Fernando.
oum adnan (2 years ago)
this day is your birthday, happy birthday thank you for everything.
JenniferESL (2 years ago)
+oum adnan Thank you for remembering me today. :) That's very sweet!
Cleona Patterson (2 years ago)
Excellent work Jennifer!
JenniferESL (2 years ago)
+Cleona Patterson (eFluentEnglish) Thanks for stopping by.
Roman Sung (2 years ago)
I have OCD, I can't sure vowel short /i/ 's true pronounce. sometimes I hear short i like /ei/,such as will,lip & six. sometimes it like YEAH,such as still. i of it and is & if's i are same? thank you,I am anxious for it
Roman Sung (2 years ago)
+JenniferESL thank you very much :)
JenniferESL (2 years ago)
+Roman Sung IF, IT, IS all use a short i sound. You can also use my older series on English Vowel Sounds. You can focus on front vowels, which include the short i. The pronunciation app on the sounds of English by the University of Iowa is also useful. Good luck!
Roman Sung (2 years ago)
+JenniferESL I haven't watched that video but I will. I am Chinese and no short i in Chinese, so I can't find Chinese vowel replace it. Short i of IS and IF/IT are same? I always hear different voice from them. Sound of IT like short sound of ate, vowel of IS like phonetic symbol of long i. Someone said IF like vowel of IT but someone said IF like vowel of IS. That are habit? I'm sorry my questions are many but I anxious long time for it. When I remember words I always fear some words, that are prefix EX and other words with short i. I just repeat that many times to sure my pronounce or correct my pronounce. My grammar is bad, thank you again for your help, I will learning English hard.
JenniferESL (2 years ago)
+Roman Sung Hi. In fast speech, unstressed vowels can often be reduced to a short i or a schwa (like "uh"). Keep that in mind. Yes, the i in IF and IT sound the same. Have you watched my 20-day Fast Speech Challenge?
Nick Liao (2 years ago)
Is so cute.
JenniferESL (2 years ago)
+Nick Liao :)
van nghia (2 years ago)
Thank you baby.
JenniferESL (2 years ago)
+van nghia You're welcome.
Xuankhanh Nguyen (2 years ago)
Hi Jennifer, thank you for your new words !! Can you do a vocabulary video about DAY?? Like day by day, day after day or every other day..... I have some confused and it's hard to remember all. However, your video makes it easier for me to remember all the new words ^^ so I hope you will do that soon
Xuankhanh Nguyen (2 years ago)
+JenniferESL thank you so much.
JenniferESL (2 years ago)
+Xuankhanh Nguyen Great idea! I'll note it. Thank you.
edo yonatan (2 years ago)
Nice video... Now I learn what "Chore" is. Thanks
JenniferESL (2 years ago)
+edo yonatan You're welcome, Edo.
Ahmed -AboKaled (2 years ago)
very good
JenniferESL (2 years ago)
+Abo_Khaled - Thank you for watching our new lesson.
Ra'ed (2 years ago)
Thanks, Jennifer. I like it. Make more like this video :)
Ra'ed (2 years ago)
+JenniferESL 👍
JenniferESL (2 years ago)
+Ra'ed We will make more videos together...little by little. :)
Batool Ward (2 years ago)
it's very nice , many thanks.
JenniferESL (2 years ago)
+Batool Ward You're welcome. Enjoy your weekend!
simo (2 years ago)
Thank you so much Jennifer ,Natasha and Alex
JenniferESL (2 years ago)
+mohammed el badaoui You're very welcome. Hi from all of us.
Gene Ruiz (2 years ago)
This is a great video. I truly enjoy it.
JenniferESL (2 years ago)
+Gene Ruiz I'm happy you liked it, Gene.
gotraingo (2 years ago)
Hi Jennifer. Your explanations are always clear and useful. Actually you were my first "web-teacher" back then in 2010. I learned soooo much watching your vds. Now I keep making some mistakes but way better than before. Thank you so much.
JenniferESL (2 years ago)
+gotraingo Thank you for sticking with me all these years!
PIMENTABRABA (2 years ago)
new you tubers in the house , great job little girl you and your brother make a great team !
JenniferESL (2 years ago)
+THEJCMARINHO Thank you for the support!
Claudio Lins (2 years ago)
Chore = Tarefa (Brazilian´s Portuguese)
t. feles (2 years ago)
How cute they are, Jennifer! I learned the word "house chore" from a friend who once had studied in the US over some decades ago. I've never learned that word at school or even now I haven't heard of anybody around me studying English used that word.
JenniferESL (2 years ago)
+t. feles We usually talk about kids doing chores around the house to help. As the mom/wife, I talk about the housework I need to do. What's more important in this video is the list of possible chores: setting the table, taking out the trash, etc. Thanks for watching!
peace& love (2 years ago)
thank you so much
JenniferESL (2 years ago)
+Basem Omda You're very welcome, Basem.
Great job, Natasha. Congratulations! Taking out the trash is also one of my chores. Say hello to your mom and your brother Alex. Bye!
JenniferESL (2 years ago)
+Júlio César Lima de Sousa Thank you for supporting them, Júlio. - Regards from Jennifer!
Sultan Medico (2 years ago)
Children who have chores Are most successful as adults. it is important that children have regular chores to do. It teach children that as part of a family. Doing household chores has many benefits, children learn their parents’ standards and work ethic when their parents teach them to do chores. It is important that children begin learning this at an early age. Alex and Natasha are so cute! Tell them I said hi. Our's small teachers!!
JenniferESL (2 years ago)
+Sultan Medico Thank you for supporting them, Sultan. I need to be more strict. They do help with the mail and trash regularly, but I have to remind them to help with the groceries. Also, Alex hasn't mastered the art of making his bed neatly, as you saw!
Andrea Giraldo MD (2 years ago)
Dear Jennifer; I've checked how to use difficulty/trouble with 'verb + ...ing", and in my grammer book these prepositions (e.g. in / with) are not used with those expressions. But I've checked them on the online dictionaries, and then some similar examples with prepositions appeared. These are from Cambridge online dictionary. - People with asthma have difficulty in breathing. - [+ ing form of verb] - She had great difficulty finding a job. ( without preposition) -I have trouble with Latin. -I have trouble understanding Latin. Now I'm really confused. I can't distinguish the diffrence between these two, I mean, when I should put the preposition 'in', and when I should not put it. Thanks Jennifer
Andrea Giraldo MD (2 years ago)
+JenniferESL Thank you very much indeed, dear Jennifer. A
JenniferESL (2 years ago)
+Andrea Giraldo Hi Andrea. Two patterns are common. They both refer to something being difficult: 1) have trouble with something I'm having trouble with my math homework. I have a lot of trouble with prepositions. I have trouble with Latin. 2) have trouble doing something I'm having trouble hooking up my computer. Did you have any trouble downloading the file? I have trouble understanding Latin. The Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English and Merriam-Webster only recognize these two patterns. http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/trouble_1 http://www.learnersdictionary.com/definition/trouble I've heard and seen "trouble in breathing," but I think it's more common to use "trouble breathing." If you use IN, it would likely be fine, but I'd suggest using the two patterns shown above.
Andrea Giraldo MD (2 years ago)
Spendid ! Jennifer, You are the best. Please say goodbye to Natasha and Alex. H
JenniferESL (2 years ago)
+Andrea Giraldo Thank you, Andrea. I'll pass along your greetings to the kids! :)
David Qoqashvili (2 years ago)
I really love your videos, you are amazing teacher and your kids are so cute.
JenniferESL (2 years ago)
+давид кокашвили Thank you, David. I appreciate your kind words. Have a lovely day!
Donnie D. (2 years ago)
Nice children! Thank you for the new word!
JenniferESL (2 years ago)
+Donnie D. Hi Donnie. Thank you for watching Natasha's debut. :)
oum adnan (2 years ago)
thank you Natasha and Alex , I hope give my be by more vedio
JenniferESL (2 years ago)
+oum adnan You'll see them again in the future. :) Kind regards!
rachelzvd (2 years ago)
They both are so adorable! Always so much fun to watch your kids in your videos! Plus you made this video almost like a mini movie. Great job! Thank you Jennifer! P. S.: So happy to see you are on Facebook now:)
JenniferESL (2 years ago)
+rachelzvd Hi! Thank you for supporting their efforts. They get embarrassed when they finally see themselves in the lessons, but I think it's a good experience for them. I'm happy to be on FB, too. I'm still learning how to use it! Take care.
diego ant (2 years ago)
you're a great teacher.... obrigado!
diego ant (2 years ago)
hahaha. both 
JenniferESL (2 years ago)
+diego ant Me or Natasha? Ha ha ha. Thanks for watching.
Yara Adill (2 years ago)
Wow 😍 that's nice thank you honey❤
JenniferESL (2 years ago)
+Yara Adill Thank you, Yara!
Hakm Qg (2 years ago)
Good luck Jennifer
JenniferESL (2 years ago)
+Hakm Qg Thank you. Glad you could study with my family today. :)
shakti051 (2 years ago)
Good afternoon Mam, I am very glad to see you very soon. I may not say it always. But, I mean it whenever I say it. Thank You Teacher For all the things you have done for us. Amazing Day................ Good Bye.............................
JenniferESL (2 years ago)
+shakti051 I'm thankful for all the kind wishes sent my way today. I decided to have a rather quiet day. :) Thank you for thinking of me!
shakti051 (2 years ago)
Dear Mam,  Could you please share your BirthDay. It is also one of the precious day.On which I can wish   for your Happiness. Thanks....... Lovely Day..................          
JenniferESL (2 years ago)
+shakti051 Thank you for thinking of me on this day. May the women in your life know good health and shared happiness! Kind wishes to you.
shakti051 (2 years ago)
Very Good morning  Mam,                                I don't know how many people on this site but I know that seven billion people on earth and I am so lucky to meet you..  Today is INTERNATIONAL  WOMEN'S  DAY .I wanna wish U on this precious day.   When the world was created, women were also created to beautify it. women have done their work perfectly for all the world is smiling for  today. Today, remember that all life spring from women. Look at the world and smile that without women, life would have been impossible.  Enjoy your day to the fullest. Thanks............. Best Regards..............
JenniferESL (2 years ago)
+shakti051 You always offer such warm, genuine support and especially now that my children have taken an active role in my videos I appreciate your kind comments. ❤
Cesar Pineda (2 years ago)
Thank you Jennifer!
JenniferESL (2 years ago)
+Cesar Pineda You're welcome. Thank you for watching this lesson, Cesar.

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