Lesson 10: My Parents

My mother and my father work very hard.
They leave the house early in the morning, and return late in the evening.
My mother cooks the food for the whole family before she leaves home.
My father buys the vegetables on his way back from work.
My brother and I help when we finish with our homework.
We always help with the cleaning and the washing.
When my brother got his first salary, he bought my mother a sari.
On holidays, when I don’t have to go to school, I make tea for the whole family. I
also make rotis and a vegetable dish. I pack the food and my parents take it to
My parents also teach us never to complain.
They say that when we do any work happily, then the result will be better.

A) New word: Complain – to express your dissatisfaction/unhappiness.
1. Please use this word in your own sentence.
2. How would you use complaining and complaint in sentences?

B) Please answer the following questions in full sentences:
1. What work does your father do?
2. Does your mother work? If yes, what does she do?
3. How do you help in the house?
4. In what ways can you help your parents the most?

C) Fill in the blanks with adjectives (describing words)
Example: You can be happy or sad while working.
1. My parents are very _____.
2. Whenever I wash my clothes, they look very _____.
3. My mother is a good cook. Her food always tastes ____.
4. I added too much sugar to the tea. It became too____.
5. Raw mangoes are ___. When I make chutney from raw mangoes I have to add a
lot of sugar.

Revised July 2020

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