Housework gender gap

Spanish B2 writing exercise

Brecha de género en las tareas domésticas

Ana reflects on housework gender roles. In this exercise you'll practise subordinate clauses followed by the indicative/subjunctive, infinitives after prepositions and relatives.

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Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "to follow stereotypes", "to carry out", "housework", "survey", "thank God" and "spotless".

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It seems unreal that we live in the 21st century and we still follow certain stereotypes to carry out the housework. According to a recently-published survey, women tend to take care of clothes and food, while men are in charge of shopping and cleaning. Regarding the care of children, this is distributed equally in many homes, although unfortunately it is not always like that and it is the mother who has a greater responsibility. Thank God, in our house we have been educated about equality since we were little and that is why now that we are adults we share the chores. What's more, I would say that Fernando collaborates more than me, he loves to cook and have a spotless house when I arrive home from work.

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