In this LAB, the learner will explore the following questions: - What household chores do I carry out on a regular basis? - What are some of the harmful effects of my housecleaning practices on the environment? - What are some ways to reduce these harmful effects? They will then organize this information in a handbook containing tips for green housecleaning. They can take this handbook home to share with other members of their household.


The reading, writing, and discussion activities in this learning booklet were designed to help the learner acquire the language skills needed to ensure that their home and greater environment (i.e. planet) is safe, clean and healthy for themselves and for their children. This includes examining their day-to-day routines with regard to household chores. They will describe and discuss their cleaning practices; research the effects of these on their health and the greater environment; find alternatives for harmful cleaning products; and create a handbook of “green’ housecleaning tips.


The LAB is addressed directly to the learner and while it is based on the scenario, some of the activities have been adapted to suit the format of the LAB. It consists of activities and exercises intended to develop their English language skills. A Teacher's Guide has also been developed to accompany the LAB.


CA1 - Interacting orally in matters related to everyday home life
CA2 - Listening to informative texts related to everyday home life
CA3 - Reading informative, expressive and aesthetic texts related to everyday home life
CA4 - Writing informative, expressive and aesthetic texts related to everyday home life
EK1 - Types of discourse (informative, expressive and aesthetic)
EK2 - Discourse cues and features
EK3 - Speaking, listening, reading, and writing, strategies, techniques and procedures
EK4 - The sound system
EK5 - The writing system
EK6 - Language functions
EK7 - Sociolinguistic features
EK8 - Grammar and syntax
EK9 - Vocabulary pertaining to home life and daily news
OC1 - Communicates
OC2 - Acts methodically


Travail individuel / Travail d'équipe


S'informer / Communiquer / Soutenir la métacognition / Créer/produire