Welcome to American English Conversation: Lesson 31. In this lesson you have 1 discussion topic to encourage conversation beyond this activity as well as a dialogue to practice, read, translate, pronounce in English, and read along with the video. Please focus and do your best so that you can learn and improve your listening, reading, pronunciation, and communication skills in English. Don’t forget to use the comments section below to share your thoughts and what you’ve learned today.
Part 1: Directions: Watch the video, read the text below, then translate the text in your primary language and read it again.
Most people talk about the weather. They either appreciate it, complain about it, or wonder when it might change. Today’s Conversation Topic for English Learners is “Weather”. Imagine you participate in different conversations in English about the weather. What would you say about the weather? What would others say? Here are a few suggestions:
— It’s raining heavily and you forgot an umbrella. You go into a store and ask to buy an umbrella and remark on the weather outside. What would you say? What would the store salesperson say?
— You’re at the beach, and laying in the sand. The sun is hot and you spark a conversation with a woman nearby about the hot weather. What would you say? How would the woman respond?
— You live in Florida, United States of America, and a police officer just knocked at your door and asked you to evacuate due to an upcoming hurricane. You are worried and share the news with your family. What would you tell your family? What would your family say?
Not all weather is dangerous, but it is important to always be aware of the weather where you live. Do you get your weather news from television, radio, or the internet?
PART 2 — DIRECTIONS: Read the dialogue below in English, then translate it and read it in your primary language.
Dialog 9: Weather Report
- Jennifer: It’s freezing outside! What happened to the weather report? I thought this cold front was supposed to pass.
- Gabriela: Yeah, I thought so too. That’s what I read online this morning.
- Jennifer: I guess the wind chill is really driving down the temperature.
- Gabriela: Can we go inside? I feel like my toes are starting to go numb.
PART 3 — DIRECTIONS: Watch, read-along, and pronounce with the video below a minimum of 2-3 times. After you finish, let us know what you learned via the comments section below.