Let’s talk about seasons and the weather in English.
1.) What is your favourite type of weather? Why?
2.) Do you have seasons where you live? What are they like?
3.) Some parts of the world have four seasons, spring, summer, fall and winter. Select one and talk about it.
4.) What natural forces control the weather and the seasons?
Media Blackout – A disappearing text game
The 0 Conditional – Practice making basic conditional sentences and expand your vocabulary.
Present Simple – The 0 Conditional uses the Present Simple. You can review it here.
Like, be like, and look like – What is the weather like? = How is the weather? Using ‘to be + like’ in English.
I challenge you! – A simple speaking game to practice grammar. Tailor it to the grammar you want to practice.
SPEAKING AND CONVERSATION
Tongue Twisters – Practice pronunciation and fluency
Weather Idioms – Guess the Definitions, use them in context, and invent the situation in which they are used.
Like, be like, look like – Quiz and conversation questions
HIGH BEGINNER +
Story Rounds – We take turns telling a story, by adding a sentence or two.
Select a sentence to start:
1.) It was a dark and stormy night…
2.) They looked out the endless, white sand…
3.) The view was amazing.
4.) I was so cold. It was freezing out.
5.) Everything was so lush and green.
READING AND WRITING
Imagine that you are on vacation, enjoying one of the four seasons. Write a postcard to a friend, describing it. What is it like? What activities are you doing?
1.) Check out the Farmer’s Almanac‘s information on how to predict a hard winter.
2.) Write a paragraph about it, and prepare to present it in class. What are some of the ways you can tell if it will be a difficult winter?
Vocabulary for 7 Day Weather Forecast Video:
-over to you – It’s your turn to speak.
-currently – at this moment
-high pressure region – a place with a lot of atmospheric pressure
-high teens – 16, 17, 18, 19
-showers – Another way to say rain
-scattered – dispersed/loosely distributed
-pleasant – agreeable/nice
7 Day Weather Forecast – Easy English Mini Dialogue
What do you like to do on a rainy day? – Listen to the video, and prepare three questions. Take turns asking and answering the questions.
How Geography Affects the Weather – Video and quiz from Study.com