English Vocabulary for Household Chores

Learn Household Chores in English

This is a lesson to help you learn common words relating to household chores and cleaning in English. There are eight learning methods for you to work through, including five different games and three different types of flashcard. At the end, there are three example sentences for each word.

Vocabulary Games for

The games and flashcards are currently set to test the following [wait...] words:

Table of Contents

  • Match-the-Pairs Game
  • Memory Game
  • Basic Flash Cards
  • Spell-the-Word Game
  • Multi-Choice Test
  • Learn with Hangman!
  • "Sentence" Flash Cards
  • "Missing Word" Flash Cards
  • Example Sentences

Match-the-Pairs Game

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  • Your mission is to match each picture with the correct word in as few a clicks as possible.
  • There are three pictures in each set, and there are sets to complete.
  • Click on your first square to start. Good luck!
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Memory Game

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  • Your mission is to pair pictures with their correct titles in as few a clicks as possible.
  • Click on a card to turn it. Next, try to find its partner by clicking on a second card. (If you fail to find a match with your second click, both cards will turn again.)
  • This is a memory game as well as a vocabulary-learning game.
  • Click on your first card to start. Good luck!
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Basic Flash Cards

Spell-the-Word Game

Spell the word represented by the picture.

Multi-Choice Test

Select the correct word or picture.

Learn with Hangman!

Hangman is a classic word game. In this version, the hidden word is one of the words from the "household chores" category. Choose your first letter to start.
  • Guess the hidden word by choosing one letter at a time.
  • If you guess a letter in the hidden word, then all is good.
  • If you guess a letter that is not in the hidden word, then the hangman starts to build the gallows.
  • If the gallows are completed, you lose.
  • Good luck!
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Create Your Own Version of This Game

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"Sentence" Flash Cards

Click on the box to see the word in a sentence.

"Missing Word" Flash Cards

Click on the box to see the missing word in a sentence.

Example Sentences

Here are 3 sentences for each of the following words from the "household chores" category:
  • rubber gloves, shopping, sponge, sweeping, vacuuming, washing machine, broom, bucket, cooking, detergent, dusting, dustpan, iron, ironing board, ironing, laundry basket, laundry, mop, mopping, pegs
rubber gloves

rubber gloves

  • Rubber gloves are worn on hands to protect them while cleaning or handling chemicals.
  • They are often used when washing dishes or cleaning the house to keep hands dry.
  • Rubber gloves come in different sizes and are reusable.
shopping

shopping

  • Shopping is the activity of buying goods or products from stores or online.
  • People make shopping lists to remember what they need to buy at the store.
  • Some people enjoy going shopping for clothes, groceries, or gifts.
sponge

sponge

  • A sponge is a soft and absorbent cleaning tool used for washing dishes or wiping surfaces.
  • It is often used with soap or detergent to clean and scrub dirty items.
  • Sponges come in various shapes and sizes and can be used for different cleaning tasks.
sweeping

sweeping

  • Sweeping is the action of using a broom to collect dust, dirt, and debris from the floor into a pile.
  • It is an essential part of keeping floors clean and tidy.
  • After sweeping, the gathered debris can be disposed of in a dustpan.
vacuuming

vacuuming

  • Vacuuming is the process of using a vacuum cleaner to remove dust and dirt from floors and carpets.
  • Vacuum cleaners use suction to pull in debris and particles from the surface.
  • Regular vacuuming helps maintain a clean and hygienic living space.
washing machine

washing machine

  • A washing machine is an appliance used for cleaning clothes and fabrics.
  • It uses water and detergent to agitate and clean the clothes inside.
  • Washing machines are commonly found in households to make laundry chores easier.
broom

broom

  • A broom is a long-handled cleaning tool with bristles used for sweeping floors and outdoor areas.
  • Brooms are available in different styles, including traditional straw brooms and modern synthetic bristle brooms.
  • Brooms are essential for keeping areas clean and free of dust and debris.
bucket

bucket

  • A bucket is a container with a handle used for carrying and holding water, cleaning solutions, or other substances.
  • People often use buckets for tasks like mopping floors or washing cars.
  • Buckets come in various sizes and materials, including plastic and metal.
cooking

cooking

  • Cooking is the process of preparing and making food by using heat, such as baking, frying, boiling, or grilling.
  • Many people enjoy cooking as a creative and enjoyable activity.
  • Cooking at home allows individuals to make their favorite dishes and experiment with recipes.
detergent

detergent

  • Detergent is a cleaning agent used for washing clothes, dishes, and other items.
  • It helps remove stains, dirt, and grease from surfaces.
  • Detergents come in various forms, including liquid, powder, and pods.
dusting

dusting

  • Dusting is the process of removing dust and particles from surfaces using a cloth or duster.
  • It helps maintain a clean and dust-free environment.
  • Regular dusting is necessary to prevent dust buildup on furniture and objects.
dustpan

dustpan

  • A dustpan is a small, flat, and scoop-shaped tool used with a broom to collect swept-up debris.
  • After sweeping, the collected dirt is transferred into the dustpan for disposal.
  • Dustpans are typically made of plastic or metal.
iron

iron

  • An iron is a household appliance used for pressing and removing wrinkles from clothing.
  • It has a heated metal plate that smooths out fabric when moved over it.
  • Irons are essential for keeping clothes looking neat and well-pressed.
ironing board

ironing board

  • An ironing board is a flat and padded surface used for ironing clothes.
  • It provides a stable platform for placing clothes while using an iron.
  • Ironing boards are often adjustable in height for convenience.
ironing

ironing

  • Ironing is the act of using an iron to smooth out wrinkles and creases in clothing.
  • It helps make clothes look neat and well-kept.
  • Ironing is a common step in the laundry and garment care process.
laundry basket

laundry basket

  • A laundry basket is a container used to hold and transport dirty laundry to the washing machine.
  • It helps keep laundry organized and prevents clothes from being scattered.
  • Laundry baskets come in various sizes and materials, including plastic and wicker.
laundry

laundry

  • Laundry refers to the process of washing, drying, and folding clothes and other fabrics.
  • It is a routine household chore that helps maintain clean and fresh clothing.
  • Some people enjoy the fresh scent of clean laundry.
mop

mop

  • A mop is a cleaning tool with a long handle and a mop head made of absorbent material.
  • It is used to clean floors by wetting the mop head and wiping it across the surface.
  • Mops are effective for removing dirt and spills from hard floors.
mopping

mopping

  • Mopping is the action of cleaning floors using a wet mop and water or a cleaning solution.
  • It helps remove stains and maintain the cleanliness of hard surfaces.
  • After mopping, floors are left to dry for a clean and shiny appearance.
pegs

pegs

  • Pegs are small clips or fasteners used to hang wet clothes on a clothesline to dry.
  • They come in various designs, including plastic and wooden pegs.
  • Using pegs allows clothes to air dry and stay in place on the line.
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This page was written by Craig Shrives.