Presentation on theme: "ESOL Entry 1 – The Weather"— Presentation transcript:
1 ESOL Entry 1 – The Weather Nov To print your own copies of this document visit:TheWeatherESOL Entry 1 – The WeatherMain curriculum linksRw/E1.1a Recognise a limited number of words, signs and symbols. Ww/E1.1a Develop knowledge of a context based vocabulary and structural words. Sc/E1.4 Make statements of fact clearly (a) make simple statements of fact (d) give a description. Sd/E1.1 speak and listen in simple exchanges and in everyday contexts (c) Express likes and dislikes, feelings, etc.BackgroundThis PowerPoint was used alongside the Skills for Life ESOL Entry 1 materials (unit 8, Friends and Family – page 5 The Weather) to introduce and practise the dialogue and vocabulary needed when talking about the weather. It also covers the use of the intensifier ‘very’ and introduces the four seasons.Ideas for displaying PowerPoint. (You must display PPT full screen or pop-up dialogue boxes will not be active)Screen 1 Introduction. Ask students about the pictures. What’s the weather like today? Do they like the British weather?Screen 2 Ask students what’s happening in the photographs and what the weather is like. Click to display spellings (point out the double ‘n’ in sunny).Screens 3 Use to practice dialogue in pairs or small groups.Screens 4. Ask students what is displayed (a thermometer) and what the temperature is. Click to display answers and discuss Centigrade and Fahrenheit. Proceed slowly through rest of slide – stopping after each arrow appears to ask student what the weather/temperature is like. Check that all understand meaning of intensifier ‘very’ by using other examples as needed.Screen 5. Names and spellings of the seasons. Point out that they are not normally capitalised (but months and days of the week are).Screen 6 Further useful links for extension work (sound needed for links 1 and 2)
2 windy cloudy sunny rainy Nov To print your own copies of this document visit:windycloudysunnyrainy
3 Making small talk What’s the weather like today? It’s sunny. Nice day, isn’t it?Yes, it’s lovely!Making small talkWhat’s the weather like today?It’s very wet and windy.Awful day, isn’t it?Yes, it’s terrible!
4 It’s 19° (19 degrees) centigrade What’s the temperature today?Nov To print your own copies of this document visit:It’s 19° (19 degrees) centigradeIt’s 65° (65 degrees) FahrenheitIt’s very hotIt’s hotIt’s warmIt’s mild.It’s coldIt’s very coldIt’s freezing.
5 The four seasons of the year winterautumnspringsummer
6 Find out more about the weather 123Click on link 1 to watch a weather video written especially for Elementary students.Link 2 is a PowerPoint presentation with similar content.Link 3 takes you to the BBC weather site where you can view local forecasts.(Use Alt-Tab to view these web pages without exiting the full screen PowerPoint presentation. You can also right click on the video (in Link 1) to view it full screen.