3-7 “Talking About the Weather”

Module 3, Unit 7

“Talking About the Weather”

Base Sentences – (391-405)

391 How is the weather today?

391 Какая сегодня погода?

392 The weather is nice today.

392 Хорошая погода сегодня.

393 What was the weather like yesterday?

393 Какая была погода, как вчера?

394 Yesterday, It rained all day.

394 Вчера шел дождь весь день.

395 What will the weather be like tomorrow?

395 Какой будет погода завтра?

396 It’s going to snow tomorrow.

396 Это будет завтра снег.

397 It’s quite cold today.

397 Это довольно холодно сегодня.

398 It’s been cloudy all morning.

398 Это было облачно все утро.

399 Is it raining now?

399 Есть ли дождь сейчас?

400 It’ll probably clear up this afternoon.

400 Это, вероятно, прояснится во второй половине дня.

401 The days are getting hotter.

401 Дни становятся жарче.

402 Today is the first day of spring.

402 Сегодня первый день весны.

403 What’s the temperature today?

403 Какая температура на сегодняшний день?

404 It’s about seventy degrees Fahrenheit this afternoon.

404 Это около семидесяти градусов по Фаренгейту сегодня днем.

405 There’s a cool breeze this evening.

405 Там в прохладный ветерок в этот вечер.

Verb Study

1. rain =

(A) Yesterday it rained all day. (B) Is it raining now? (C) Do you think it will rain tomorrow? (D) How hard did it rain last night? (A) Вчера шел дождь весь день. (B) Есть ли дождь сейчас? (C) Как вы думаете, что завтра будет дождь? (D) Насколько сильно это дождь прошлой ночью?

2. snow =

(A) It’s going to snow tomorrow. (B) It snowed all day yesterday, didn’t it? (C) Is it snowing now? (A) Это будет завтра снег. (B) Пошел снег, вчера весь день, не так ли? (C) Есть ли снег сейчас?

3. clear up =

(A) It’ll probably clear up this afternoon. (B) It cleared up at about 3 o’clock yesterday afternoon. (C) It clears up every day before 12 o’clock noon. (D) It’s clearing up now, isn’t it? (E) Has it cleared up yet? (А) Это, наверное, прояснится во второй половине дня. (B) это убрало около 3:00 вчера днем​​. (C) она очищает каждый день до 12 часов дня. (D), это выяснение сейчас, не так ли? (Е) имеет прояснилось еще?

4. get (hotter), be getting (hotter) =

(A) The days are getting hotter. (B) The days get hotter every week. (C) Are the days getting much hotter? (D) The days have gotten hotter, haven’t they? (A) дни становятся жарче. (B) дней жарче каждую неделю. (С) дни становятся намного жарче? (D) дней получили горячее, не так ли?

5. have been =

(A) It’s been cloudy all morning. (B) Has it been cloudy all morning? (C) I have been very well, thank you. (D) Has she ever been in California? (А) Это было облачно все утро. (B) Была ли она все утро облачно? (C) я был очень хорошо, спасибо. (D) имеет она когда-либо были в Калифорнии?

6. be like =

(A) What will the weather be like tomorrow? (B) What was it like yesterday? (C) The weather is nice today–It’s just like a spring day. (D) What is the weather like in Florida? (A) Что будет погода завтра? (B) Как это было вчера? (C) хорошая погода сегодня – это так же, как в весенний день. (D) Какая погода, как во Флориде?

WORD/PHRASE SUBSTITUTION DRILLS

1a How is the weather today in California?

1b How is the weather today in New York?

1c How is the weather today in Florida?

2a The weather is nice today.

2b The weather is fine today.

2c The weather is beautiful today.

2d The weather is perfect today.

3a What was the weather like yesterday? Was it nice?

3b What was the weather like yesterday? Was it sunny?

3c What was the weather like yesterday? Was it stormy?

3d What was the weather like yesterday? Was it cloudy?

4a Yesterday it rained all day.

4b Yesterday it snowed all day.

5a The weather was nice last week.

5b The weather was terrible last week.

5c The weather was awful last week.

5d The weather was miserable last week.

6a What will the weather be like tomorrow?

6b What will the weather be like the day after tomorrow?

6c What will the weather be like next Sunday?

7a It’s going to snow tomorrow.

7b It’s going to rain tomorrow.

7c It’s going to sleet tomorrow.

7d It’s going to hail tomorrow.

7e It’s going to drizzle tomorrow.

8a It’s cold today. What will the weather be like tomorrow?

8b It’s hot today. What will the weather be like tomorrow?

8c It’s sunny today. What will the weather be like tomorrow?

8d It’s cloudy today. What will the weather be like tomorrow?

8e It’s windy today. What will the weather be like tomorrow?

8f It’s foggy today. What will the weather be like tomorrow?

9a It’s been cloudy all morning.

9b It’s been foggy all morning.

9c It’s been chilly all morning.

9d It’s been warm all morning.

10a How’s the weather? Is it raining now?

10b How’s the weather? Is it snowing now?

10c How’s the weather? Is it sleeting now?

10d How’s the weather? Is it hailing now?

10e How’s the weather? Is it drizzling now?

11a It’ll probably clear up this afternoon.

11b It’ll probably rain this afternoon.

11c It’ll probably snow this afternoon.

12a The days are getting hotter.

12b The days are getting colder.

12c The days are getting warmer.

12d The days are getting cooler.

12e The days are getting longer.

12f The days are getting shorter.

13a Today is the first day of spring.

13b Today is the first day of summer.

13c Today is the first day of winter.

13d Today is the first day of fall.

14a There’s a cool breeze this evening, isn’t there?

14b There’s a strong wind this evening, isn’t there?

14c There’s a gusty wind this evening, isn’t there?

15a It’s cold today. What’s the temperature?

15b It’s hot today. What’s the temperature?

15c It’s cool today. What’s the temperature?

15d It’s warm today. What’s the temperature?

15e It’s freezing today. What’s the temperature?

16a The temperature is about 70 degrees.

16b The temperature is about 70 degrees Fahrenheit.

16c The temperature is about 32 F..

16d The temperature is about zero degrees centigrade.

16e The temperature is about 3o C..

READING PRACTICE

As the American author, Mark Twain, once said, “Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.” Как отмечает американский автор, Марк Твен, однажды сказал: “Все говорят о погоде, но никто ничего не делает по этому поводу.”

It is true that everybody talks about the weather; it’s the most common subject of conversation there is. Это правда, что все говорят о погоде, это наиболее распространенный предмет разговора есть.

“Isn’t it a nice day?” “Do you think it will rain?” “I think it’s going to snow.” “Разве это не хороший день?” “Как вы думаете, будет дождь?” “Я думаю, что это пойдет снег”.

These are common ways of starting a conversation. Many people think they can tell what the weather is going to be like. But they hardly ever agree with each other. Это распространенный способ начать разговор. Многие люди думают, что они могут сказать, какая погода будет похоже. Но они почти никогда не соглашаются друг с другом.

One man may say, “Do you see how cloudy it is in the east? It’s going to rain tomorrow.” Один человек может сказать: “Вы видите, как это облачное на востоке? Это будет дождь завтра”.

Another man will say, “Yes, it’s cloudy in the east. We’re going to have fine weather tomorrow.” Другой человек скажет: «Да, это облачное на востоке. Мы собираемся иметь хорошую погоду завтра”.

People often look for the weather they want. When a farmer needs water, he looks for something to tell him it’s going to rain; he won’t believe anything else. Люди часто ищут погоду они хотят. Когда фермер нуждается в воде, он смотрит на то, чтобы сказать ему, что пойдет дождь, он не поверит что-либо еще.

When friends have a picnic, they are so sure the weather is going to clear up very quickly that they sit eating their lunch while it rains. Когда друзья устроить пикник, они так уверены погода собирается прояснить очень быстро, что они сидят, едят обед в то время как идет дождь.

Almost everyone listens to what the weatherman says. But he doesn’t always tell us what we want, and once in a while he makes a mistake. Still, he probably comes closer to being correct than anyone else. Почти каждый слушает то, что говорит синоптик. Но он не всегда говорят нам, что мы хотим, и время от времени он делает ошибку. Тем не менее, он, вероятно, ближе к истине, чем кто-либо другой.

Questions:

1. What did Mark Twain say about the weather?

2. What is the most common subject of conversation?

3. Do people usually agree about the weather?

4. Do you believe that the weatherman usually gives us the correct weather news?

5. What is the weather going to be like tomorrow?

CONVERSATION

1. Talking about the weather =

BOB: We’re having a picnic tomorrow. Why don’t you come with us?

LOUISE: I’d like to, but I think it’s going to rain. The weatherman says it is.

BOB: I don’t think he’s right. It hasn’t rained for a week and it isn’t cloudy today, either.

LOUISE: But he’s usually correct in his weather news.

BOB: The temperature is 80 degrees this afternoon.

I’m sure we’ll have fine weather for our picnic.

LOUISE: Well, I’ll go, but I’ll take my umbrella with me.

2. Winter weather =

DICK: Look! It’s snowing! Winter is here at last.

LARRY: It’s really cold today. I’m glad I have my overcoat on.

DICK: There’s ice on the lake, too. We’ll be able to go skating this weekend.

LARRY: Not if it’s too windy. Come on! I’m freezing.

DICK: You’ll just have to learn to like it.

The weather’s going to be like this for the next three months.

LARRY: Then I’m going to Florida!

WORD LIST

awful

breeze

centigrade

chilly

cloudy

cool

degree

Fahrenheit Fahrenheit

fall

foggy

freezing

gusty

like

miserable

nice

perfect

spring

stormy

strong

summer

sunny

temperature

terrible

warm panas, hangat

wind angin

windy berangin

winter

zero null

VERB FORMS

clear up, cleared up

drizzle, drizzled

hail, hailed

rain, rained

sleet, sleeted

snow, snowed

MEASURES

32 = thirty-two degrees

32 F. = thirty-two degrees Fahrenheit

0 C. = zero degrees centigrade

Supplementary Word List

(Conversation and Reading Practice)

agree

author

common

conversation

ice

lake

nobody

picnic

skating

true

umbrella

weatherman

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