Let’s learn new vocabulary. Listen and repeat these words with your tutor.
|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.|
I will ask the questions. Please answer them in complete sentences.
|1.||By the look of 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?|
Let’s read the dialogue. I will play Ron, and you will play Emma. Then, we’ll switch roles.
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.
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.
I will ask the questions about the conversation. Please answer them in complete sentences.
|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?|
Fill in the blanks and complete the conversation.
|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.
Let’s do a roleplay. Talk with me according to the situation below, using the expressions you just learned.
You and your friend are talking about the weather. Discuss changes in the weather lately and how it is affecting you.
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.)