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OVERVIEWS

Thermometer
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Weather
cloudy rainy snowy sunny windy

Temperature
cold cool hot warm

hot
warm
cool
cold

sunny

cloudy

windy

rainy

snowy

Language in context Favorite seasons


A

Listen to people talk about their favorite season. Which places are cool?

My favorite season is spring. Its fairly cool,


and it rains quite a bit, but its a good time to
see flowers.
Jan, Lisse, Holland

I like summer a lot. Its very windy great for


windsurfing! And it doesnt rain at all then.

Fall is my favorite. Its sunny and cool, and in late


October, 150 million butterflies arrive!

I love winter. Its extremely cold and it snows a


lot, but thats when the Sapporo Snow Festival is.

Juan, Morelia, Mexico

Fouad, Essaouira, Morocco

Rie, Sapporo, Japan

B. What about you? Whats your favorite season?


Whats the weather like then?

My favorite season is_____________.


The weather is __________________.
I love to ________________________.

What about you?

3 GRAMMAR

ADVERBS OF INTENSITY ; QUANTIFIERS WITH VERBS

Adverbs of intensity
Its extremely cold.
Its very windy.
Its really hot.
Its pretty sunny.
Its fairly cool.
Its somewhat cloudy.
Answer the question:
How _____________is it ?

Quantifiers with verbs


It snows a lot.
It rains quite a bit.
It snows a little.
It doesnt rain very much.
It doesnt rain at all.
=> Answer the question:
How much does it _______ ?

Add the adverbs and quantifiers to the sentences. Then


compare with a partner.
1. It snows in Moscow in the winter. (a lot)

It snows a lot in Moscow in the winter.

2. It rains in Seattle in the winter. (quite a bit)

It rains quite a bit in Seattle in the winter.

3. Its cold in Busan in January. (extremely)

Its extremely cold in Busan in January.

4. Its cool in Rabat in the rainy season. (fairly)

Its fairly cool in Rabat in the rainy season.

5. It snows in Lima in July. (not . . . at all)

It doesnt snow at all in Lima in July.

6. Its windy in Wellington all year. (pretty)

Its pretty windy in Wellington all year.

Listening
A

Think about the weather!

Listen to people talk about the weather in three cities. Which city is
one of the people planning to visit? Circle the city.
1.

Istanbul, Turkey

Its

2.

Antigua, Guatemala

The

3.

Beijing, China

Its

pretty
dry
dry

cold in the winter.


season is from November to April.
and

windy

in the spring.

One person is planning to visit Beijing, China.

Listen again. Complete the sentences with the correct words.

Speaking

True or false?

A. Write two true sentences and two false sentences about the weather
where you live. Use these words and expressions.
pretty sunny
extremely hot
really cold

B.

rain a lot
somewhat cloudy
very windy fairly cool
snow

Pair work Read your sentences. Your partner


corrects the false sentences. Take turns.

A: Its pretty sunny in the winter.


B: I think thats false. Its pretty cloudy in the winter.

ADDITIONAL
PRACTICE:

Do the same tasks as part 5 but now talk about the


weather in different places instead.

SPRING DA LAT( 18O C)

DRY SEASON-NHA TRANG(36O C)

RAINY SEASON - SAI GON (26 o c)