3 Lead-in: Warm-up 1. Do you often listen to weather forecast? Why or why not?2. What’s the use and importanceof a weather forecast?
4 Sample dialogues Warm-up Do you often talk about the weather and the weather forecast?
5 What do you think of the weather here? Speak out-asking about the weatherWhat do you think of the weatherhere?B. What’s the weather going to be liketomorrow?C. Do you think it’ll be a fine daytomorrow?
6 D. What did the weatherman say? Speak out-asking about the weatherD. What did the weatherman say?E. Today is cool and a bit cloudy,isn’t it?F. What’s it like outside?G. Lovely day, isn’t it?
7 Sample dialogues Warm-up 2. Do you know how to describe the weather in English?
8 Speak out-describing weather A. It’s lovely and nice.B. It’s lovely and clear.C. A perfect day to play outside.
9 Speak out-describing weather D. Fairly mild for this time of year.E. It looks like rain.F. It’s all right, but it rains a lot.
10 Speak out-describing weather H. The heat is killing me.I. The hot weather makes me lazy.
11 Speak out-describing weather J. It’s nice to see the sun again.K. We can enjoy a lot of sunshine.
12 Sample dialogues Group work useful sentences and expressions for talkingabout the weather.Practice the dialogues.
13 Make short conversations Sample dialoguesPair workMake short conversationsby simulating the fivesmall dialogues.useful sentences andexpressions for talkingabout the weather.
14 Sample dialogues Role play Role-play the similar situations you create,first in groups, and then before the class.
16 Read the printed materials DialoguePre-listening taskRead the printed materialsin Listen and Decodein ONE minute.
17 Listen to the tape WITHOUT looking at the book. DialogueWhile-listening taskListen to the tape WITHOUT looking at the book.
18 Dialogue While-listening task Listen to the tape one sentence after another, taking notes during the pause.
19 DialogueWhile-listening taskRepeat thesentencesafter the tape.
20 Dialogue script Li Hong: Hi, Pat! Why didn’t you go to the Pat Alex comes by to see Li Hong. They talk about the party last night and about the weather.Li Hong: Hi, Pat! Why didn’t you go to theparty last night?Pat: Because it was so cold and rainy.Li Hong: That’s too bad! It was a reallygood party. Hey, why don’t we gofor a walk this afternoon, Pat? Ineed some exercise.
21 Dialogue scriptPat: Go out for a walk? But it’s so coldout.Li Hong: Cold out? What’s the temperature?Pat: About 13℃.Li Hong: 13℃? That’s not cold. Just wait until winter.Pat: Why?
22 Dialogue scriptLi Hong: Well...it snows a lot and sometimes it’s very cold. Last winter it was 7 degrees below zero for three weeks. And it was windy, too.Pat: That sounds awful!Li Hong: It wasn’t all that bad. The sun was out almost every day.
23 Dialogue Post-listening task Do the exercises in Listen and Decode and Listen and Respond.Post-listening task
24 Read the printed materials PassagePre-listening taskRead the printed materialsin Listen and Readin THREE minutes.
25 Listen to the tape and fill in the blanks. PassageWhile-listening taskListen to the tape and fill in the blanks.
26 Listen again and check up the answers. PassageWhile-listening taskListen again and check up the answers.
27 Passage Key to the passage: 1. play in the fresh air summer vacation3. hot and uncomfortable 4. in summertime5. go skating on the ice begin to grow7. a new year begins8. are changing color9. fall from the trees10. in the air
29 and Listen and Conclude. PassagePost-listening taskDo theexercises inListen and Matchand Listen and Conclude.
30 Assignments 1. Tell about the weather conditions in your hometown to othermembers of the group.2. Make up dialogues to talk aboutthe weather in pairs, referring tothe dialogues in the Workbook.3. Preview Passage I and theexercises.