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Join Natasha and Alex as they talk about doing chores around the house. English vocabulary for young learners and learners young at heart!
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?
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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.
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."
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.
+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 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.
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.
+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. 😃
+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.
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 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!
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.
+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?
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
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.
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.
+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!
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!!
+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!
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.
+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.
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.
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:)
+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.
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