Lindsay McMahon
"The English Adventurer"

Today I’ll present sample housework and chores IELTS answers for the Speaking Exam.

In IELTS Speaking Part 1, you could be asked questions about housework and chores.

How are those two terms different?

Chores’ is the umbrella term for any task that you have to do, but do not enjoy doing.

Housework’ encompasses many of these tasks, being all the unpaid work you have to do to maintain your home, such as laundry, cooking and cleaning.

So, in Speaking Part 1, you may be asked about any of those chores as a specific topic, such as cooking, but housework as a topic also appears on the Exam.



When you answer the question, make sure to be honest about what you like and don’t like, and also what you are good at, and, of course, not good at.

While you are talking, picture yourself doing these chores in your mind, so you have more to describe in front of the examiner.


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For vocabulary, try to use descriptive adjectives, as well as more interesting verbs instead of ‘like’ or ‘enjoy’.

In one of my answers, I use the idiomfall on my shoulders’. This describes a task that you are responsible for, such as, “All the housework falls on my shoulders, since I am the only adult in the home.”

IELTS Speaking Part 1 Questions:

What housework are you responsible for?

Are there any chores around the home you enjoy doing?

Would you like a robot to help out around the home?

Practice answering these questions, and extend your answers with details.

Aim for each answer to be around 3 to 5 sentences.

How would you answer today’s questions?

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