Conversation(Intermediate Chapter 1)|日常会話(中級1章)
Lesson87: Weather Concerns

PART A_1
Let’s learn new vocabulary. Listen and repeat these words with your tutor.
PART A_2
1. by the look(s) of something  ~の様子から判断して
  By the looks of it, the rainy weather will continue until tomorrow.
2. unpredictable  予測不可能な
  The weather at the end of summer can get unpredictable, so it’s best to bring an umbrella.
3. weather forecast  天気予報
  News programs give weather forecast updates daily.
4. overall  全体の、全部の
  The overall situation is good despite a few minor problems.
5. policy  政策、方策
  The executives will be having a meeting about the changes in the company policy.
PART A_3
I will ask the questions. Please answer them in complete sentences.
PART A_4
1. By the look of the it, what do you think will be tomorrow’s weather?
2. Do you think the unpredictable weather is caused by climate change?
3. How often do you check weather forecasts?
4. What can you say about the overall summer temperature in your country last year?
5. Does your country have policies to protect our planet?
PART B_1
Let’s read the dialogue. I will play Ron, and you will play Emma. Then, we’ll switch roles.
PART B_2

It was so hot earlier but by the looks of it, it’s going to rain soon.
Yeah. I really wanted to go out with friends today but the weather can
be seriously unpredictable nowadays.

That’s why it’s important to check weather forecasts especially when we go out. We can never tell when it’s gonna rain.
That’s true. Umbrellas are a must, too. I can never go out without it.

Me too.
Ron, do you think this year’s summer is warmer than last year’s?

I’m not sure, Emma. But according to the news, the overall average temperature has been warmer in the last decade.
That’s alarming. I wish we can still do something about climate change.

We still can! We still have time. But I hope more people can do their part in helping us achieve this.
I hope big corporations will make changes in their policies, too.

PART C_1
I will ask the questions about the conversation. Please answer them in complete sentences.
PART C_2
1. What did Ron say about checking weather forecasts?
2. What did Ron say about the overall average temperature?
3. What does Emma hope about climate change?
PART D_1
Fill in the blanks and complete the conversation.
PART D_2
1. A: What did the ______________ say? Will it rain tomorrow?
B: No, it won’t. It says it’s going to be cloudy.
2. A: The weather is starting to get a lot warmer now.
B: Yes. ______________, summer is going to start soon.
3. A: The government started to implement its new ___________ against climate change.
B: It’s about time.
4. A: The ______________ weather has been fine today. How about there?
B: Same here in Toronto.
5. A: Bring this umbrella with you. You know the weather can be _______________.
B: Thanks, mom.
PART E_1
Let’s do a roleplay. Talk with me according to the situation below, using the expressions you just learned.
PART E_2
You and your friend are talking about the weather. Discuss changes in the weather lately and how it is affecting you.
PART E_3
REVIEW AND FEEDBACK
Now, let us review the things that you learned in this lesson.
(Please give a short feedback on how your student did on your class.)
Grammar
文法
Pronunciation 発音 Vocabulary
単語
Comprehension
理解
GOOD 文法の誤りはほとんどなく、完全な文章で話すことができる ほとんどの単語をはっきりと正しく発音することができる 習った表現を適切に使うことができる 文章を理解し、質問に正しく答えることができる

FAIR
文法の誤りはあるが、完全な文章で話すことができる 発音の練習が必要な言葉がいくつかある たまにミスはあるが、習った表現を適切に使うことができる 文章を完全に理解するのは難しく、質問に正しく答えられないときもある

POOR
文章で話すのは難しく、単語だけで話すことができる 発音の練習が必要である 習った単語と表現を少しだけ使うことができる 文章を理解するのは難しく、質問に答えるのは難しい
TUTOR FEEDBACK

GRAMMAR
Good: Was able to speak in complete sentences with minimal grammatical errors.
Fair: Was able to speak in complete sentences with evident grammatical errors.
Poor: Was able to speak using words only.
PRONUNCIATION
Good: Was able to pronounce most of the words clearly and correctly.
Fair: Mispronounced a few words.
Poor: Mispronounced most of the words.
VOCABULARY
Good: Used appropriate expressions learned in class.
Fair: Used appropriate expressions learned in class and made a few errors in word choice.
Poor: Used only a few words and expressions.
COMPREHENSION
Good: Was able to understand the passages and answer the questions correctly.
Fair: Had a little difficulty in understanding passages and answering questions.
Poor: Had a hard time understanding passages and answering questions.