English Culture Videos

"Climate and Weather"

Instructions: Watch this video on climate and weather, and answer the questions. Then, read the script at the bottom of the page.

Utah has a relatively ______ climate.

If you like semi-arid climates with plenty of sunshine and low humidity, Utah might be the place for you here in the United States.

There is about a ____ degree Celsius range difference in temperature during the year.

The summer temperatures average around 26 degrees celsius; winter temperatures around minus 1.

One possible weather danger during part of the year is _____.

But you have to be careful in the summer because there are plenty of thunderstorms that cause sometimes flash floods.

Online Investigations and Discussion Questions

What is the weather like in your country during different times of the year? During what season would visitors enjoy sightseeing most? Why? Select a place you would like to visit outside of your country and use the Internet to collect information on the climate of the area. What recreational activities are possible? What types of clothing should you take with you?

Video Script

Hi, I'm Randall. If you like semi-arid climates with plenty of sunshine and low humidity, Utah might be the place for you here in the United States.

The summer temperatures average around 26 degrees Celsius; winter temperatures around minus 1. Uh, snow in the valleys from November until March, but there's plenty of snow skiing, and if you like summer activities, there's hiking, water skiing, but you have to be careful in the summer because there are plenty of thunderstorms that cause sometimes flash floods.

But if you like great weather, Utah is the place for you.