You are going to
- discuss weather
- watch 2 weather forecasts and do a comprehension exercise
- practise weather vocabulary
- describe weather in your country
What’s the weather like in your country?
What’s your favourite type of weather?
What do you think these symbols mean?
Answers - highlight here = Signs feature; Sunny, Cloudy, Sunny intervals, Rain, Light rain, Heavy rain, Snow, Thunder and Lightning
Watch clip 1
Make a list of any weather words you see or hear.
Answers (highlight below)
showery (a), brightness (n), brighten up (v), bright (a), breezy, (a) rain (n), showers (n), thunder (n), sunshine (n), fresh(er) (a), chilly (a), light (a) winds (n) degrees (n)
Note if they are adjective (a), noun (n), or verb (n)
Add them to the columns below the headings in the graph below
Before you watch clip 2You are going to see a weather forecast for Europe.
How many European countries and cities do you know?
Watch clip 2Look at the questions
1) What is the weather in
- Iberia (Spain and Portugal)?
- Scandinavia (Norway, Sweden, Denmark)?
2) What are the temperatures in these cities on Wednesday?
Note; There are many expressions here you may not understand. Try to look and listen for the weather information only.
European weather forecast on June 14, 2011
Add any weather words you hear to your list
Highlight below to see suggested answers. If you can think of more add them to the list.
Brighten up (v)
Bucketing down (v)
Windy (a) Wind (n)
Thunder / Thunderstorm (n)
Now answer the questions in the quiz
Printable version here
DiscussWhat is the typical weather where you live?
Is it the same all the year round or is each season different?
Describe the weather in spring, summer, autumn and winter.
GamesNow play a game here http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/language-games/monkey-squash/weather
or here BBC Weather games http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/multimedia/games/
Find outWhat's the weather like today? http://news.bbc.co.uk/weather/
What's it like in your country?
WritingDescribe the weather for today in your country or area
MoreFind out more about British weather here