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UNIT 4. NATURE. THE WEATHER. THE ENVIRONMENT

LESSON 35

1. Listen to the dialogues. Act them out with your classmate. Make up similar dialogues.

a) Peter: Uh-oh.

Susan: What’s the matter?

Peter: It’s snowing, and it’s very cold.

Susan: Well, you’re wearing a coat.

Peter: But I’m not wearing boots.

Susan: That’s zero degrees Celsius!!! That’s really cold.

Peter: So let’s take a taxi.

Susan: Great idea. Come on!

b) Jane: It’s a fine day today, isn’t it?

Mike: Yes, it’s nice and bright this morning.

Jane: Yes. Much better than yesterday. It’s good to see the sun again.

Mike: Let’s hope it’ll keep fine for the weekend.

c) Ted: What a nasty day, isn’t it? It has been raining since yesterday morning.

Brian: They say it’s going to get even colder.

Ted: Oh, no! I hate cold and rain.

Brian: Me too. Let’s hope it won’t last.

2. Look at the pictures for clues and complete the sentences with the words from the box.

hot, raining, windy, sun, sunny, blowing, cloud, rain, wind, cloudy, rainy, shining, cold

The sun is ___ today. It is ___ today. The earth needs the ___.

The weather is great today. It’s nice and ___ .

The wind is ___ today. It will be ___ tomorrow.

The strong ___ will come from the south.

It will ___ tomorrow.

The weather will be ___ next week.

The ___ will come from the north.

The temperature will be very ___ - 5 below freezing.

It is ___ hard today. It will ___ tomorrow.

It will probably be ___ for the whole day tomorrow.

I hope it won’t be ___ tomorrow.

Look at that ___ .

Exam Skill Builder

3. Read the text about British weather and fill in the blanks with the correct words. Pay attention to the words in bold.

Weather forecast: “Britain is getting ready (1) ___ a heatwave. Weather forecasters say temperatures will rise to 33 degrees in the (2) ___ . The hottest places will be around London. The government has made a heatwave (3) ___ . There are four different levels. This week the weather people issued a Level 3 alert. This means that it is hot for two nights. The highest level is Level 4. This is called a “red emergency”. This (4) ___ when it is so hot that fit and healthy people can get ill or die. The heatwave will only (5) ___ a few days”. I can’t (6) ___ this. This is not a heatwave. There are hundreds of countries in the world that are hotter than Britain. (7) ____ countries don’t have different alert levels. A real heatwave is when it’s over 45, like it was in India last month. That’s a real heatwave. Lots of people died because of the (8) ___ . I think if it’s 45 degrees in England, most people will (9) ___. Perhaps global warming will mean it will be that hot in the U.K one day. The weather all over the world is (10) ___ crazier. Maybe it will snow in the Sahara Desert.

A

B

C

1

for

with

at

2

southerly

southern

south

3

plane

plan

planet

4

happening

happens

happened

5

first

final

last

6

believe

believing

believes

7

Those

Them

They

8

hot

heat

heat up

9

molt

malt

melt

10

gets

got

getting

4. Spell the jumbled words correctly (use the text in exercise 3).

Paragraph 1

Paragraph 2

1. getting yader

7. I can’t beeveil this

2. Weather tesroecsafr

8. dhndeusr of countries

3. different llesev

9. because of the aeht

4. red nyeermgce

10. global gawrmin

5. fit and elyhaht

11. getting irrzeac

6. lsat a few days

12. the Sahara esrDet

5. Discuss the following questions with your partner.

1. In what ways can we predict the weather?

2. There are many sayings in English about the weather. For example: Red sky at night, shepherd’s delight; red sky in the morning, shepherd’s warning. What do you think this saying means? Are there any similar sayings in your own language? Can you translate them into English and say what they mean?

3. Do you think the weather can influence our moods? If so, in what way?

4. Do you think the weather can influence the personalities of people living in different countries or regions? If so, in what way?

6. Look at the pictures. Match them with the appropriate idioms and their explanations.

Any port in a storm

This means that you should know how things are developing and be prepared for the future.

Every cloud has a silver lining

To be extremely happy

Under the weather

This means that in an emergency any solution will do, even the one that would normally be unacceptable.

Know which way the wind blows

It is always possible to get something positive out of a situation, no matter how unpleasant, difficult or even painful it might seem.

To be on cloud nine

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7. Read the weather quotations. Express your point of view.

Model: I agree with what John Ruskin said about the weather. People often complain about bad weather. I don’t. We can enjoy different weather conditions. This makes our life interesting. There isn’t bad weather, there is just our bad attitude to what the nature suggests.

1. Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces up, snow is exhilarating; there is no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather. John Ruskin (1819-1900), English art critic.

2. Whenever people talk to me about the weather, I always feel quite certain that they mean something else. Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), English poet and dramatist.

3. In Scotland, there is no such thing as bad weather - only the wrong clothes. Billy Connelly (1942), Scottish comedian.

4. The weather is like the government, always in the wrong. Jerome K. Jerome (1859-1927), British writer, novelist, playwright.

5. If you don’t like the weather in England, just wait a few minutes. Mark Twain (1835-1910), American writer.





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