Describe your coldest, hottest or wettest experiences. Work in groups of 4:
Useful vocabularies: Which words are connected with ‘hot’ and which ones with ‘cold’? stuffybitterfrozen boilingarticicy scorchingfreezing sweating heat exhaustionbelow zero
Answers: Hot: –Stuffy: when there isn’t enough air in a room. –Sweating: producing drops of liquid on the skin because it’s hot. –Boiling: extremely hot )as if the temperature was high enough to make water boil) –Scorching: extremely hot (in the sun) –Heat exhaustion: a medical condition resulting form being in the heat for too long
Cold: –Bitter: when the air is biting cold –Frozen: literally turned to ice, but used to mean ‘very cold’ –Arctic: meaning that the weather is similar to that at the North Pole –Icy: when water had turned to ice –Freezing: similar to ‘frozen’ –Blow zero: used to describe freezing temperatures
You are going to listen to Simone and Anna recalling their experiences of heat and cold. Look at the words and discuss what you think happen. Simone a night club the pyramids sunrise a taxi a motorbike heat exhaustion rehydration salts Anna a tram scarves frozen nostril an anonymous landscape huge blocks of flats an old lady bonfires
Listen to Simone and answer the questions: 1.Where was she? 2.What was the temperature? 3.What did she do that was stupid or silly? 4.What kind(s) of transport did she use? 5.Where was she going to? Why? 6.What did she see when she arrived? 7.Who did she met? Was this person helpful? 8.How did the temperature affect her? 9.What happened in the end?
Answers: 1.Cairo 2.Between 40 and 45 degrees centigrade. 3.She decides to go dancing, danced for hours, and got dehydrated. 4.Taxi and motorbike. 5.The pyramids – she wanted to see the sunrise. 6.The sun was just starting to come up.
7. A man in a village with a motorbike. He lent/hired out his motorbike to them. 8. She became dehydrated, lost energy, then, back home, felt strange. She has a headache. She felt confused, sick, nauseous. Her brain didn’t work properly. She was suffering form heat exhaustion. 9. She learnt a lesson on how to behave in such high temperatures. She always carries rehydration salts now,
Listen to Anna and answer the questions: 1.Where was she? 2.What was the temperature? 3.What did she do that was stupid or silly? 4.What kind(s) of transport did she use? 5.Where was she going to? Why? 6.What did she see when she arrived? 7.Who did she met? Was this person helpful? 8.How did the temperature affect her? 9.What happened in the end?
Answers: 1.In a small town un central Russia. 2.-30o or colder. 3.She wanted to be independent so she told her friends she could find their house – no problem. She should have let her friends meet her at the tram stop. 4.Tram. 5.To see some friends.
6. Huge snow-covered white blocks, 15 or 16 floors high. 7. An old lady. She wasn’t helpful. 8. Her feet and hands were beyond hurting – she couldn’t feel them. It was difficult to breathe. 9. Her friends came to find her and took her home.
Complete the sentences with the adverbs used by Simone and Anna 1.It was _________ and ______ we decided to go dancing. 2.We were sweating ________. 3.The temperature rises __________. 4.My brain wasn’t working _________. 5.It was __________ anonymous, this landscape. 6.They all looked ________ the same. 7.I was beginning to _________, ________ panic. completely dramaticallyexactlyextremely profuselyproperlyreallyseriouslystupidly extremelystupidly profusely (= very much) dramatically properly completely exactly reallyseriously