There's an expression in English, 'a woman's work is never done' and when it comes to cleaning our houses, women still do the majority of it despite many having full-time jobs as well. However, over the last few decades women's approach to housework has changed considerably.
Join Kate and Jackie as they discuss the changing role of women in the home and hear from women both past and present, who have some very different ideas.
This week's question:
How many hours per week do you think the average woman spends doing housework?
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a) 3 hours
b) 15 hours
c) 20 hours
Listen out for the answer at the end of the programme!
Vocabuarly from the programme
- spring cleaning
deep cleaning your house from top to bottom - usually happens only once a year
when someone is very interested or worried about something
things and junk which are lying around your house, like old newspapers, shoes, books etc.
- a clean freak
- someone who spends all their time cleaning and tidying
- clear out
the act of throwing or giving away lots of clutter in your house
- lift your spirits
- when something makes you feel happier
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