Unit 7 Seasons Dancing
Lessons 96-98 Learn to talk about winter weather
It can’t be.
… , if you know what I mean. Sounds like fun.
What a good idea!
It’s all right with me.
You won’t regret it.
1. Look and say what the weather forecast is for these winter days.
Example: It will rain, with a strong wind fro
2. Listen and repeat.
Is the world’s wonder.
Snow is so snowy,
When it’s snowing.
/w/ – winter, world, wonder
/әv/ – snow, snowy, snowing
Snowstorm, sleet, sunshine, frost
Example: The boy likes a snowstorm.
4. Listen and role-play.
WINTER WEATHER TALK
Oksana: I say, Paul, do you like the weather today?
Paul: Sure. It’s snowing. What a lot of snow! Let’s play with snow!
Oksana: Oh no! The snow is so… snowy, if you know what I mean.
Paul: We can make the snow speak under our feet – “Crickle, crackle, crickle, crrreeet, crrreeet, crrreeet!”
Oksana: Sounds like fun. Oh, have you heard?
Paul: Heard what?
Oksana: Thunder, I think.
Paul: It can’t be. Winter’s thunder is the world’s wonder, you know. But we have already had a snowstorm, sleet and rain this winter. It was all right with me. I just put on my winter coat and warm boots.
Oksana: Me, too. But how do birds feel in winter weather?
Paul: They find very little to eat. I feel so sorry for them.
Oksana: Let’s come out and feed them with
Paul: What a good idea!
– Have you heard?
– We have already had a snowstorm, sleet and rain this winter.
5. Talk with a friend about winter weather.
On your own: Draw a picture of your favourite type of winter weather and write 3-5 sentences about it.
Example: Winter is all right with me. I like cold sunny days, with thick snow on the ground. I just put on my winter coat and warm boots. It’s a lot of fun to play snowballs in such fine weather.
6. Look and guess what kinds of winter Wendy has in India1.
Example: I think Wendy has… in India.
7. Read and say what is winter.
WHAT IS WINTER?
I am writing to answer your question, “What is winter?” You ask me about it because it is never cold in India, where you live.
1 India – Індія, країна Південно-Східної Азії
So I am going to tell you about my favourite season. It is winter when everything is white with snow: the trees, the houses, the fields and the gardens. I’m a winter person, as my mum says. I like frost and snow, a lot of snow, when the snow is so snowy, if you know what I mean. It is just the day for playing snowballs. On a day like that, we can make the snow speak under our feet – “Crickle, crackle, crickle, crrreeet, crrreeet, crrreeet!” It sounds like fun, doesn’t it?
Hi, it’s me again
We have already had a snowstorm, sleet and rain this winter. It was all right with me. I just put on my winter coat and warm boots. But today my friend Oksana has heard thunder! At first I didn’t believe her as winter’s thunder is the world’s wonder, you know. Then I listened to the weather report and they said it was true. I couldn’t believe my ears!
Please, come to visit me in the wintertime. You won’t regret it!
8. Read, choose and complete.
1. Paul is writing about… .
A. summer; b. autumn; c. winter.
2. Paul likes to play… in this season. a. hockey; b. snowballs; c. football.
3. Paul hasn’t had… this winter.
A. a rainbow; b. a thunderstorm; c. rain.
4. … says he is a winter person.
A. Paul’s mum; b. Paul’s dad; c. Paul’s teacher.
5. Paul usually puts on… on a cold winter day.
A. a jacket; b. a raincoat; c. a coat.
9. Talk with friends about winter. Use:
Winter is… .
Everything is… .
… a winter person.
I like… .
… it you know what I mean.
It is just the day for… .
On a day like that, … .
… sounds like fun.
We have already had… .
I just… .
10. Write about typical winter weather at your place. Use:
Do it yourself! Draw a picture of winter for Wendy, an Indian girl.