2 Vocabulary Quel temps fait-il? 7. The weather Che tempo fa? What’s the weather like?Fa bello! It’s niceFa caldo! It’s hotFa freddo! It’s coldE` grigio It’s greyNevica It’s snowingPiove It’s rainingC’e` vento or tira vento It’s windyC’e` il sole It’s sunnyYou will also see Il fait du soleil and Il fait du vent being used but the Italian are more likely to use Il y a du vent and il y a du soleil.
12 Embedding the language Ask what the weather is like in Italian at the start of everyday along with the date. Printed and laminated weather vocab. PPT slides could be used to support this.
13 Sample activitiesYou will find a bank of sample activities which you can use to practise the vocabulary in the classroom.This is not a prescriptive list of activities and you can use or adapt them to suit the needs of your class.
14 Che tempo fa ? Look at the following weather pictures. Listen to the three different weathers in Italian.Can you choose which one best describes the picture?
29 Che tempo fa? Fancy dress game. Select a range of props which match the different weather types (e.g. sunglasses, hat and scarf, warm coat, bucket and spade, umbrella etc.)Pupils sit in a circle with all items placed in the middle.One pupil goes to the centre.All pupils chant, “Che tempo fa?”Teacher (or pupil) calls a weather in Italian.Pupil in the centre puts on an item of clothing which matches that type of weather.
30 Weather snap!Pupils have different weather symbol cards on their desks/in a groupClass ask the question “Che tempo fa?”Teacher says a weather type and they have to slap the card (or hold up the correct one!).As they grow in confidence they can be asked to individually choose a weather.
31 Che tempo fa? CharadesTeacher teaches actions to each of the weather phrases e.g. shivering for cold, putting up an umbrella for rain etc.Class chant question “Che tempo fa?”Teacher then says a weather phrase and class do the mime as a group.Pupils then take over saying the weather phrase.Teacher then models miming a weather and pupils have to guess which one it is.Pupils then mime for others in class.
32 Songs and videos!You will find a bank of sample songs and videos which you can use to practise the vocabulary in the classroom.This is not a prescriptive list of songs and you can use or adapt them to suit the needs of your class.You will find a set of more challenging activities in First Level Days of the Week and Months.
34 Che tempo fa? Che tempo fa? Che tempo fa? Che tempo fa? Che tempo fa? Fa bello, bello, bello, belloFa caldo, caldo, caldo, caldoE 'grigio, grigio, grigio,grigioFa freddo, freddo, freddo, freddoNevica, nevica, nevica, nevicaThis is just a song I made up myself – apologies for the dodgy rendition! You can adapt this to have more/less weather. You can also do the Quel temps fait-il bit as a conga line and then stop to do actions for the types of weather (e.g. thumbs up for fa bello etc.)
35 ICT Resources onlineYou will find a bank of sample ICT activities which you can use to practise the vocabulary in the classroom.This is not a prescriptive list of activities and you can use or adapt them to suit the needs of your class.You will find a set of more supported activities in Early Feelings and more challenging activities in Level 2 Feelings.Each of the slides contains an image of the website page. If you click on the image it will take you to the page. Alternatively you can use a link address which you will find in the slide notes.
36 Italian Section 28: The weather Language focus Online ActivitiesIl tempoGioco di memoriaCercaparoleChe tempo fa?Parole rapideFa caldo?Fa freddo?Il meteo in ItaliaAcchiappa le paroleIl tempo in giro per l'Italia.GattomanAnswers and TranslationsPrint ActivitiesChe tempo fa? (pdf 71 kb)Butta il dado (pdf 62 kb)Il meteo (pdf 42 kb)Che tempo fa a Roma? (pdf 81 kb)Un' da Valentina (pdf 70 kb)(pdf 22 kb)Le previsioni (pdf 49 kb)Answers and Translations
37 This unit is designed and written by Ruth Smith and Andrew Balaam Il TempoThis unit is designed and written by Ruth Smith and Andrew Balaam1.Il Tempo 1 Match up2.Che tempo fa? 1 Gap fill3.Che tempo fa? 2 Gap fill 4.Il Tempo Crossword5.Che tempo farà? Gap fill6.Che tempo faceva? 1 Gap fill7.Che tempo faceva? 2 Gap fillItalian -> Il Tempo