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WEATHER AND CLIMATE FOR INTERMEDIATE LEARNERS. Автор: Тё И.В., редактор: Александрова Л.И.
WEATHER AND CLIMATE FOR INTERMEDIATE LEARNERS
Автор: Тё И.В.
Редактор: Александрова Л.И.
Цель пособия – развитие навыков чтения, говорения и письма по теме “Weather and Climate”.
Пособие включает тексты, диалоги, упражнения и речевые штампы по теме.
Предназначено для широкого круга лиц, изучающих английский язык в учебных группах или самостоятельно.
1.1. Learn weather etiquette.
1.2. Look at the picture and follow Mr. X’s “adventures”.
1.3. Think and answer:
1.4. Compose a story about Mr. X. Think of the title to your story.
2.1. Read the text.
the english about english weather
2.2. Say what you have learned about:
2.3. Pair work. Look at the pictures, discuss them expressing your opinion about English weather and English ways of living:
the weather in everyday speech
3.1. Read and learn:
3.2. a) Supply as many attributes,etc. as possible. Use any of the texts.
b) Complete the following dialogue:
3.3. Match the opening remarks in the column on the left with the phrases on the right.
3.4 What comments about the weather would you make in each of these cases?
3.5. Act out the dialogues:
3.6. Complete the dialogues.
4.1. Translate into English:
4.2. Make short conversations on the following situations:
4.3. Describe the pictures:
WEATHER REPORTS AND FORECASTS
5.1. Read the text.
5.2. Agree or disagree with the following statements:
5.3. Speak on your own experience when the weather report/forecast failed you.
5.4. Act out the dialogues:
5.5. Read the weather forecasts. Think what time of the year they refer to:
6.1. Read the text:
6.2. Think and answer.
6.3. Role game: you are planning a weekend trip to the seaside. The weather report in the local paper is not very promising... One of you can read “weather signs”.
6.4. Translate the text in a written form:
SEASONS, CLIMATE AND WEATHER
7.1. Read the text and say which season you like best and why.
WHICH SEASON DO YOU LIKE BEST?
7.2. Describe the pictures:
8.1. Read and translate the text.
AUTUMN? SPRING? BAH. GIVE ME WINTER AND PLENTY OF IT
8.2. Think and say a) if you can share Mr. Baker’s winter likes, b) if Mr. Baker has a sense of humour.
8.3. Speak on your own winter likes and dislikes.
8.4. Look at the picture and try to find out Mr. Brown’s winter likes and dislikes.
8.5. On the part of Mr. Brown complain of his adventures to one of his friends.
8.6. Render into Russian:
1. A DUST STORM IN THE WHEAT COUNTRY
2. A THUNDER-STORM
8.7. Render into English:
8.8. Translate the text into Russian in a written form:
A GLIMPSE OF AMERICAN CLIMATE
8.9. Think and answer. Use reference material.
9.1. Read the text:
FROM MR. WALTON’S DIARY
9.2. Think and say which, in your opinion, is Mr. Walton’s favourite season. Give reasons.
9.3. Prepare some notes of your own diary by analogy with Mr. Walton’s. Touch upon every season and the weather characteristic of the season.
WEATHER AND CLIMATE IN FICTION
10.1. Read the text:
UNDER THE HIGH TREES
10.2. Think and answer:
10.3. Fill in the table on the part of the wife and the husband. Imagine that you complain to someone.
10.4. Now speak on your own last visit to the theatre. Touch upon the weather that day, the way to and from the theatre, your impressions of the play.
11.1. Read the text:
LOVELY DAY, ISN'T IT?
11.2. Speak on the weather in Lima.
11.3. Think and say if you would like to live in Lima.
11.4. Render into English:
12.1. Read the text:
SLIDING ON THE ICE
12.2. Role Play. Act out the scene of sliding on the ice. Don’t forget to make remarks about the weather.
13.1. Read the text.
13.2. Think and answer.
14.1. Read the text.
14.2. Complete the sentences.
14.3. Describe the miracle, this beautiful winter spectacle, as if you were a spectator. Use the third person.
15. 1. Read the text.
“THE IDLE THOUGHTS OF AN IDLE FELLOW” ON THE WEATHER
15.2. Answer the following questions:
16.1. Read the text.
16.2. Give your viewpoint on the weather described in the text.
17.1. Choose one of the pictures and write a composition on it.
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