Wednesday, 24 August 2016

HOW IS THE WEATHER TODAY?


DO YOU REMEMBER THIS?


VOCABULARY

Click HERE for more words about THE WEATHER.

Now, let's see this video and test your vocabulary:



LET'S DO SOME EXERCISES:

Click HERE to find different exercises about THE WEATHER.

READING COMPREHENSION

Now, you can read different texts about THE WEATHER and try to answer the questions. There are texts of different levels. Choose the one that better fits you:

TEXT 1:
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The weather today is very cold. It's just a few degrees above zero right now, and it's probably going to snow. The sky is gray and cloudy.

Yesterday's weather was like today's. It was cold and cloudy, and then it snowed in the afternoon. In the evening, it got really, really cold. After midnight, the temperature was ten degrees below zero.

The winter in Minnesota is long and hard. Usually, the snow starts to fall in November and it stops falling in March. In April it melts. On average, there are five months of winter weather.

On days when it snows, the sky is dark and gray, but on days when the temperature goes below zero, it's very sunny and the sky is clear and blue. Isn't that interesting?

  • 1A: What color is the sky?
  • 1B: It's ___________.
  • 2A: Was yesterday's weather the same or different?
  • 2B: It was _____________.
  • 3A: How many months of snow does Minnesota usually get?
  • 3B: It gets _________ months of snow.
  • 4A: What happens to the snow in April?
  • 4B: It ___________.
TEXT 2:
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One of my favorite vacation places is Mexico. I really like the weather there because it never gets cold. The people are very nice too. They never laugh at my bad Spanish. The food is really good. Mexico City is a very interesting place to visit. It has some great museums and lots of fascinating old buildings. The hotels are too expensive to stay but there are more affordable options. For example, you can stay at one of the beach resorts like Acapulco. If you are planning to visit Mexico, you should definitely see the Mayan temples near Merida. 

1. 
Sam likes warm weather
Sam doesn't like warm weather at all
Sam hates warm water
Sam likes cold weather

2. His Spanish is very good
He speaks Spanish very well
He is Spanish
He doesn't speak Spanish very well

3. There's a lot to see and do in Mexico
There aren't a lof of beautiful places in Mexico
Mexico is a dirty place
Tourists never come to Mexico
4.
Hotels are very cheap in Mexico
The hotels aren't comfortable there
Hotels are all poor in Mexico
The hotels in Mexico are pretty expensive 

TEXT 3:
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Weather in the UK
The weather affects everyone, and everyone has something to say about the weather. This is especially true in a country like the UK that has very changeable weather. In the UK the weather from one day to the next can be completely different, or even from the morning to the afternoon. The weather can change from being rainy one day to sunny the next, or from strong wind and gales in the morning to snow in the afternoon.
In the UK there are four seasons, spring, summer, autumn and winter, and the weather is different in each of them. However, there is not a sudden change between the seasons. The end of the winter season is the same as the start of the spring season. It takes several weeks for the weather to change enough for people to notice the difference.
The summer is the season with the best weather. In general, it is hot and sunny with only a little rain sometimes. However, it can sometimes be cold and wet for one or two weeks at a time. British people like to spend a lot of time outside when it is nice in the summer. After the summer is the autumn. In this season the weather gets colder and there are stronger winds, also it will rain more. All the leaves will start to fall off the trees as it is cold. Frost might start to form on the ground towards the end of the autumn.
Winter is the coldest season in the UK. The temperature will often be at zero degrees Celsius. This means that ice will often form on the ground overnight where there were puddles. This makes it difficult to walk sometimes. There might also be snow, but the UK does not get much snow, mainly just cold rain in the winter. Then when winter ends the spring starts. The temperature will start to get warmer and the winds will not be as strong. Plants start to grow again and new leaves form. It is always nice when the spring starts as it means the nice weather in the summer is nearly back again.
Many people in the UK complain about the weather, but as the weather changes so much it is very interesting and gives the people something to talk about all year round.
1) How can the weather in the UK be described?
        A) Boring
        B) Wet
        C) Changeable
        D) Humid
2) How quickly can the weather change?
        A) From one week to the next.
        B) From one morning to afternoon.
        C) From one day to the next day.
        D) The weather does not change much.
3) How many seasons are there in the UK?
        A) Two
        B) Three
        C) Four
        D) Five
4) When will frost first start to form on the ground?
        A) In the spring
        B) In the summer
        C) In the autumn
        D) In the winter
5) Why do people like the spring?
        A) It means the summer is nearly back.
        B) It is not winter.
        C) It is the shortest season.
        D) It only happens every other year.

    LISTENING
Time to listen to some extracts about THE WEATHER:
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WRITING

Next, we're going to practice with WRITING exercises:

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EXERCISE 1

Write as much as you can about one of the following topics:

  1. Your favourite type of weather.
  2. What the weather is like where you live.


EXERCISE 2

Now, you're going to write role-plays. You have to write what each person would say in each situation:

Role-play 1
  • Location: On holiday (you chose where).
  • Situation: Deciding what to do the next day when thinking about the weather.
  • Participants: Family (mother, father, children).
Role-play 2
  • Location: At work on Monday morning.
  • Situation: Talking about how the weather affected what they did at the weekend.
  • Participants: 3 people.
SPEAKING


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Practice  this conversation with a classmate. You have to ask the first 5 questions and answer the other 5 questions that your classmate will make.
Try to speak as much as possible.

Question set A
  • What is your favourite type of weather?
  • What was the weather like yesterday?
  • What type of weather is most fun?
  • When was the last time it rained?
  • Would you like to be a meteorologist, and why?
Question set B
  • What type of weather do you not like?
  • What do you think the weather next week will be like?
  • Do you like going outside when the weather is bad?
  • Have you ever seen snow, and what was it like?
  • Are meteorologists good at forecasting the weather?
Finally, let's listen to a beautiful song by BRUNO MARS:


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