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Academic English

“Friday’s Weather Report – Script”

Listening Exercise

Listen to the recording and read along with the conversation. Review the key vocabulary and the sample sentences.

Well, for those of you who went out today, I don’t have to tell you it was clear, but muggy for most of the state, with the high temperatures in the low to mid 90s. The city of Elkview had the high for the day of 97 degrees. And that’s hot. I’m glad I’m working indoors today!

For those of you planning outdoor activities tomorrow, you can expect fair skies for most of Saturday with temperatures in the high 90’s. However, things might change by Saturday evening with a storm front moving in. We can expect light scattered showers over the northern part of the state bringing slightly cooler temperatures in the eighties, but this rain should taper off by mid Sunday morning. It will be partly cloudy for most of the morning, but these clouds should move out by mid-afternoon.

Skies should be clear Sunday night for those wanting to catch a glimpse of the partial lunar eclipse. It should start at 10:47 pm. And that’s all for today’s weather.

Vocabulary and Sample Sentences

  • muggy (adjective): warm and humid 
    – We didn’t like the muggy in that part of the country, so we moved here three years ago.
  • fair (adjective): clear 
    – We anticipate fair weather for tomorrow’s barbecue.
  • taper off (verb): slowly decrease
    – The snow should taper off by the early afternoon.
  • glimpse (noun): a quick look
    – I only caught a glimpse of the newspaper this morning, but it looks like the weather will improve this weekend.
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