GE|Adults|Elementary|15. What’s the weather like today?

Warm-up

1.1 Match the words and the pictures.


1.2 Discuss the questions with your teacher.

1. What’s your favorite season? Why?
2. What weather do you prefer?
3. What’s the weather like today?

Vocabulary

1.1 Look at the picture, read and translate ‘The weather vocabulary’. Then describe the weather in your city.


1.2 Write two adjectives for every season.


2.1 Write the months to the correct season.

September, May, November, December, January, August, October, July, March, April, June, February


2.2 Answer the questions and write a short essay about yourself. Remember: we use IN before the names of the months.

1. When is your birthday?
2. What is your favourite season?
3. When is your mom’s birthday?
4. What holiday do we celebrate in December?
5. What is the coldest season in the year?
6. What is the hottest season in the year?
7. When can you go to the beach?
8. When can you skate and ski?


Listening and Speaking

1.1 Listen to the dialogues and complete them. Then act one of them with your teacher. Describe your real weather. What`s the best weather to go for walk?

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What`s the weather like today?

1.
A: What’s the weather like today?
B: The weather is fine. It’s warm and sunny.
A: Let’s go for a walk.
B: Good idea!

2.
A: It is beautiful morning, isn’t it?
B: Yes, it is. There isn’t a cloud in the sky and the sun is shining brightly. I am afraid it may be hot in the afternoon.

3.
A: It’s cold outside, isn’t it?
B: Yes, and windy too.
A: Too bad.

4.
A: What an awful day today! I hate it when it rains.
B: So do I. Do you know the weather forecast for tomorrow?
A: No change for the better. Cold and rainy in the morning and windy in the afternoon.

5.
A: What’s the temperature outside?
B: I’ve just heard it over the radio. It is 18 degrees now. The temperature may rise to 30° C (thirty degrees centigrade) in the afternoon. As for me it’s all right. I like when it is hot.
A: Not me. I hate when it’s hot.



2.1 Listen to the dialogue between Laura and Mike. Then answer the questions.

Laura and Mike

M: Good morning, Laura. How are you this morning?
L: I’m quite well, thank you, Mike. And how are you?
M: Fine, too, thank you. Nice day, isn’t it?
L: Absolutely lovely. Much warmer than yesterday, I believe, though a bit misty. Have you heard the weather forecast for today by the way?
M: Yes, I have. It says the early morning mist is to clear before noon and the rest of the day will be bright and sunny with the temperature between 15° С and 17°
L: Good, what’s the outlook for tomorrow?
M: It says there will be little change, so I believe we may have a few fine days after all.
L: Splendid. A fine weekend is just what we all need, don’t we?
M: Oh, yes, quite true. Goodbye, Laura.
L: Goodbye, Mike.

2.2 Questions:

1. How does Laura feel this morning?
2. What’s the weather the day they met?
3. What’s the weather forecast for today?
4. What’s the weather for tomorrow?
5. Does Laura want fine weekend?


3.1 Watch the video ‘The World Weather Forecast’. Mark the true sentences. If the sentence is false, tell correct version.



3.2 Discuss the questions.

1. What do you do in bad weather?
2. What is the best weather to go hiking?
3. How does weather affect your health?
4. When do you go on holiday?

Reading

1.1 Read the topic ‘The Weather in England’. Compare with the weather in your country/city. What do you like the most?

The Weather in England

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The weather in England is very changeable. A fine morning can change into a wet afternoon and evening. And a nasty morning can change into a fine afternoon. That is why it is natural for the English to use the comparison ‘as changeable as the weather’ of a person who often changes his mood or opinion about something. ‘Other countries have a climate; in England we have weather’. This statement is often made by the English to describe the meteorological conditions of their country.
The English also say that they have three variants of weather: when it rains in the morning, when it rains in the afternoon, or when it rains all day long.
The weather is the favourite conversational topic in England. When two Englishmen meet, their first words will be ‘How are you?’ And after the reply ‘Very well, thank you; how are you?’ the next remark is almost certain to be about the weather. When they go abroad the English often surprise people of other nationalities by this tendency to talk about the weather, a topic of conversation that other people do not find so interesting.
The best time of the year in England is spring (of course, it rains in spring, too). The two worst months in Britain are January and February. They are cold, damp, and unpleasant. The best place in the world then is at home by the fire.
Summer months are rather cold and there can be a lot of rainy days. So most people, who look forward to summer holidays, plan to go abroad for the summer, to France or somewhere on the Continent.
The most unpleasant aspects of the weather in England are fog and smog.

Source: http://englishglobe.ru/index.php?id=1510&Itemid=57&option=com_content&task=view


1.2 Read and learn new words from the topic. Make the sentences with some of them.


1.3 Find in the text the words and phrases with the same meaning.


1.4 Answer the questions.

1. The weather in England is very changeable, isn’t it? Prove your answer.
2. What comparison do the English use when they want to describe a person whose mood and opinion changes very often?
3.What statement do the English use to describe the meteorological conditions of their country?
4. How do the English surprise foreigners?
5. What is the best time of the year in England?
6. What are the worst months in Britain? Why?
7. What’s the best place on the world for the English?
8. Describe summer months in England.
9. What are the most unpleasant aspects of the weather in England?

Grammar

1.1 Make the sentences.


1.2 Click on the right form of the verb in the Present Simple or Present Continuous.


1.3 Put the verbs in the Present Simple or Present Continuous.

Writing

1.1 Make the dialogue ‘What’s the weather’. You can use the phrases below.

The weather is fine, nasty, warm, hot, cloudy etc.
What weather do you like?
Let’s go for a walk!
Let’s stay at home!
It’s a lovely day!
It’s an awful day!
What`s the weather

What’s the weather like today?

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Homework / Домашнее задание

1.1 Match the words with pictures.

*Найди соответствия между словами и изображениями.


2.1 Choose the right form of the verb in the Present Simple or Present Continuous.

*Выбери правильную форму глагола Present Simple или Present Continuous.

Урок Homework Курс
  • Warm-up
  • Vocabulary
  • Listening and Speaking
  • Reading
  • Grammar
  • Writing
  • Homework
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