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Academic English

“Friday’s Weather Report”

Level: Topic: Speakers: Length:
difficult weather man 01:05

Pre-Listening Exercise

What is the weather like in your hometown during different seasons of the year (temperatures, precipitation, humidity, etc.)? The Fahrenheit scale is used to calculate temperatures in the United States. Use the Internet to find out more about how to convert Fahrenheit to Celsius, and about the people who invented these scales.


“feel under the weather” = feel sick
She has been feeling a little under the weather for about a week.”

“rain cats and dogs” = rain heavily
It rained cats and dogs all afternoon.”

Listening Exercise

A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.

Post-Listening Exercise

Use a local newspaper, TV news program, or the Internet to find a weather forecast of your area. Then, give a summary for the next three days. What dress would you suggest for going out in this weather (e.g., shorts, a warm jacket, sandals, rain coat, etc.)? Are their activities you would suggest doing or even postponing due to weather conditions?

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