Listening practice - completing chores

As well as talking about the rooms in a home, it's also useful to be able to mention the furniture (los muebles) in each room.

la alfombracarpet
el armariowardrobe
la butacaarmchair
las estanteríasshelves
el lavabowashbasin
la mesatable
la paredwall
la puertadoor
la sillachair
el sillónarmchair
el sofásofa
el suelofloor
la ventanawindow

You may also hear the question ¿Ayudas en casa? (Do you help at home?). To say you help around the house, use ayudo en casa (I help at home) or ayudo con las tareas domésticas (I help with the household chores). Here are some other phrases for talking about chores.

arreglo mi dormitorioI tidy my room
barro el sueloI sweep the floor
cocino/preparo la comidaI cook/prepare the food
doy de comer al gatoI feed the cat
friego los platosI wash the dishes
hago la camaI make my bed
lavo/plancho la ropaI wash/iron the clothes
no hago mucho (para ayudar)I don't do much (to help)
no hago nada (para ayudar)I don't do anything (to help)
paseo al perroI walk the dog
paso la aspiradoraI do the vacuuming
pongo/quito la mesaI lay/clear the table
saco la basuraI take the rubbish out
Mother and daughter preparing food in kitchen

Listen to these young people talking about what they do to help around the home. What chores did they do yesterday?

Question

Listen to the audio and state what this person says in English.

She says that she helped make lunch yesterday.

Transcript:

Normalmente pongo la mesa todos los días, pero ayer tuve que ayudar a mi madre a preparar el almuerzo.

Translation:

Normally I lay the table every day, but yesterday I had to help my mother prepare the lunch.

Question

Listen to the audio and state what this person says in English.

His mother says he is a lazy person and did not do anything to help.

Transcript:

Mi madre dice que soy una persona muy perezosa porque ayer no hice nada para ayudar en casa.

Translation:

My mother says I am a very lazy person because yesterday I didn't do anything to help at home.

Question

Listen to the audio and state what this person says in English.

He says that he ironed his school uniform.

Transcript:

Ayer hice muchísimas cosas para ayudar. Tuve que planchar mi uniforme para el colegio.

Translation:

Yesterday, I did lots of things to help. I had to iron my uniform for school.

Question

Listen to the audio and state what this person says in English.

She says she washed the dishes after dinner.

Transcript:

Nuestro lavaplatos está roto, así que anoche fregué los platos después de la cena.

Translation:

Our dishwasher is broken, so last night I washed the dishes after dinner.