THE WEATHER FORECAST
You’ll hear a radio weather forecast. Listen to the forecast and complete the statements. You’ll hear the information twice.
It is about the weather in ________________________________________________.
The day will be ________________________________________________________.
It will be _____________________________________________________________.
There will be _________________________________________________________.
Read the article. What is the article about? Choose:
The Weather in the USA
How They forecast the Weather in the USA
How They forecast the Weather in the USA in November
Many Americans like talking about the weather. They have a lot to talk about. People have always wanted to forecast the weather. In the old times they only guessed or used the old reports of what the weather was like in the past.
Today people use radars, satellite pictures and computers. All these instruments help them to make weather pictures. Some people forecast the weather for a whole year or a whole season. Each November the United States Weather Department forecast what the weather will be like. And each year in The Old Farmer’s newspaper.
Both the Weather Department and The Old Farmer’s newspaper use information about past years. First they take the old weather reports and the information from satellites, balloons, radar stations and ships at sea and put them into a computer. Then the computer gives a report. Such reports are very important for many Americans, they are important for farmers, pilots, astronauts, sportsmen, filmmakers and just for people who spend a lot time outside.
Americans may not like a lot of their weather, but they like to talk about it and they like to watch TV weather forecasts. And for them the weather reports are important too.
According to the text, mark the statements (a-e) as “T” if they are true and “F” if they are false.
Americans don’t care what the weather will be like. ______________
The Old Farmer’s newspaper gives the information about the weather for the year. ________
Old weather reports are useful for forecasting the weather. ___________
Weather reports are very important for people of different professions. __________
Americans dislike a lot of their weather. ____________________
USE OF ENGLISH (VOCABULARY/GRAMMAR)
Jane will have her birthday in August.
What will she do on her birthday? Complete the sentences with the correct verb forms.
If the weather _______________________(to be) lovely, Jane and her friends _________________(to swim) in the river.
Jane and her friends _________________(to have) a picnic if the weather ________________(to be) fine.
They _________________(to go) to the beach if it ___________________(to be) very hot.
If it ___________________(to rain), they ____________________(to stay) at home.
If Jane’s parents _________________(to agree), they ________________(to take) Jane and her friends to the countryside.
Jane _____________________(to invite) her friends to the café if there _________________(to be) a heavy rain.
Jane and her friends ____________________(not to stay) in town if it __________(to be) hot and humid.
Complete the sentences with the correct verb forms. Use the Present Progressive, to be going to and the Future Simple Tense.
It is raining all day today. It _________________________(to be) tomorrow.
There are many dark clouds. It _____________________(to snow).
– Do you have any plans for the weekend?
+ Yes, I ________________________(to visit) my grandparents.
– Have a nice time in Edinburgh! What are your plans for the trip?
+ Maybe I ____________________(to visit) the most beautiful places there.
It has become dark and stuffy. It _______________________(to be) stormy.
– It will be sunny and warm tomorrow. Have you decided what to do tomorrow?
+ Yes, I ____________________(to plant) flowers in the garden.
Jane wrote about her trip to Scotland in her diary.
What did she write about the weather in Scotland? Circle the correct word.
It is raining today. The weather ______________.
lovely b) wet c) dry
It’s so cold outside. I am ________________.
hot b) fine c) freezing
The spring weather is fine. There is sunshine and the temperature is above zero. The snow is going to ___________________.
snow b) melt c) rain
It is cloudy and wet. It is going to be _____________.
foggy b) frosty c) sunny
I don’t like this July. Do you know that there will be ____________ tomorrow?
a thunderstorm b) frost c) sunshine
The day is awful. A ______________wind is blowing and it will be all day long.
Light b) mild c) severe
Your foreign friend is going to visit you in August.
What will you write to him/her about the weather in your region in August (30 words)
What do you know about British culture?
Mark the statements 1-4 as “T” if they are true and “F” if they are false.
The British never talk about the weather. _________
Many British people spend their holidays in Brighton. ________
It’s lovely day.
a) – Yes, it’s lovely. __________
b) – Yes, it’s beautiful. _________
4. Lord Nelson travelled to the Caribbean Sea. ___________
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