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  • La Casa
  • chores
  • quehaceres
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    Talk about Household Chores

    Talk about Household Chores


    Are you responsible for chores around the house?  Maybe you have to take out the garbage once a week or you are responsible for setting the table and washing dishes.  Everyone's responsibilities may vary and in this seminar you will discuss the many household chores to complete in Spanish so you can understand when people are talking about up keeping their home.

    ACTFL Standards

    • Communication: Interpretive Communication

    • Comparisons: Language Comparisons

    Learning Target

    I can understand if people are talking about their homes.

    Habits of Mind

    Applying past knowledge to new situations

    Critical Thinking Skill



    Introductory warm-up activity.

    The word we all hate "chores."  Why do we dislike this word to much?  It usually pertains to things we HAVE to do, not necessarily we want to do.  Make a list of the chores you have to do, what other chores need done at your residence?  You will be able to listen and understand what chores have to be done in order to keep a house or apartment clean.

    Academic/Concept Vocabulary


    Read and watch the resources to learn about this concept, then do the practice activity.




    Click here to read. 

    Watch the following video: Spanish Lesson 70 - Household CHORES in Spanish Vocabulary Cleaning the house for kids

    • Be sure to take notes as you watch.

    • Rewatch, rewind and pause as you need.

    Use this interactive to practice and learn the vocabulary terms you will need to understand for this Seminar. Choose your study mode!

    Explore More

    Access one, many, or all of these resources to explore this topic more deeply.

    • Read about Costa Rica and some of the chores that may be specific to that country due to their geography and other cultural factors here 


    Discuss your ideas / opinions / understandings.

    Based on what you learned in the Explore and Engage sections of this Seminar, answer the following prompt: 

    • Create a list of chores in Spanish that you are responsible for doing at home. Do you get paid an allowance to do these chores- sí o no?


    Now it is time to self-check how much you have learned about this topic.  If you do not know as much as you thought, go back to the “Explore” section of this seminar and reread, rewatch, or redo the activities listed.  See your facilitator if you have questions.



    This is a task or project where you can show what you know.

    Listen to what Mami's day is like.  Create a list of 5 chores she does in Spanish.  Some of these chores are on your vocabulary list from this module and some of them are new so listen carefully. 

    *Don't forget you can use the Closed Captioning (CC) to help you.

    Your text submission should look like the following:

    Lista de Quehaceres de Mami:

    Ejemplo: Brillar los cristales



    Complete this wrap-up activity where you reflect on your learning.  

    1. Write a reflection paragraph answering the following questions:

    • Household chores can be a real drag sometimes.  Create a top five list in Spanish of chores you wouldn't mind doing (1- el más preferido and 5- el menos preferido). Do you think these words will be easy or difficult to remember based on if you like doing them or not?