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Writing: Now how do I get out of this one?

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Writing: Now how do I get out of this one?

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Chores are a bore. Even though they teach us responsibility, they're no fun. But what if there were a fun way to get out of doing them? In this activity, you will come up with creative excuses for avoiding chores.

Your Turn Write creative excuses.

  1. List ten chores or tasks you hate doing. Cleaning my room is an example of a chore you might not like.
  2. Select four tasks from your list and write a creative excuse explaining why you can’t or haven’t completed each one. Make your excuses as original and wild as possible.
  3. When you’ve finished, exchange your work with a classmate. Read and discuss each other’s excuses.

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