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How’s the weather today?
Let’s learn some more about weather and be
the reporter!
Instructor: JuMei Tseng
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How’s the weather today?
How is the weather today?
Is it sunny? Is it rainy?
What is the season now?
Is it the hot summer? Is it the clod winter?
Do you know how is the weather now? Let’s listen
to the radio and check out the weather report!
Listen carefully and see how much you understand.
How’s the weather today?
What are the temperatures for Taipei, Taichung,
Kaohsiung, and Taitong?
Which area is going to have a rainy day?
Got it? Now let’s listen to it one more time.
Script 1
Taking look at the weather forecast for the island
today.
It should be mostly fairly sky in the west with the
lowest in the low 20s.
We are expecting brief rain shower in the east
including Yi-Lan County.
Current temperatures are 23 degrees in Taipei, 21
degrees in Taichung, 23 in Kaohsiung, and 24 in
Taitong.
Vocabulary: forecast, fairly, lowest, expecting, shower,
temperature, degree
Script 2-vocabulary
current : as for now
east : right hand side (also, west/south/north)
Island : a land surrounded by the sea
“Taiwan is an island.”
expecting : look forward to
probability : possible chance
Precipitation: rain fall
It is suggest(ed): to give advice
“you should bring umbrella for rainy days.”
Now listen to another weather report
Script 2
Now let’s take a look at the weather forecast for
YiLan.
It is cool with the current temperatures from the
lowest 17 to the highest 19 degrees here in the east
part of the island.
We are expecting a day of mostly cloudy with
occasional rain tomorrow.
The probability of precipitation for tomorrow is 60%.
It is suggested that you bring your umbrella or
raincoat when you go to work or school.
Thank you for listening to ChenGong Radio Station,
your good friend forever!
What to talk about weather?
—you already know…
How’s the weather today?
It’s sunny (rainy/cloudy/ windy).
The weather is warm in spring/hot in summer/ cool
in fall/ clod in winter.
The months of the year: January, February, March,
April, May, June, July, August, September, October,
November, December
the weather songs
Review the ‘weather song’ (Let’s Go, Book1)
How’s the weather?
It’s sunny.
How’s the weather?
It’s sunny.
How’s the weather?
It’s sunny. It’s sunny today.
( replace the underlined with rainy/cloudy/
windy/snowy)
What to talk about weather?
—now learn some more…1
Mostly clear
partly clear
Mostly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mostly cloudy with occasional rain
partly cloudy with occasional rain
What to talk about weather?
—now learn some more…2
What to talk about weather?
—now learn some more…3 Pop Quiz
What is the color for the precipitation from 5-10 /30-40/90-100/
130-150 mm?
It is blue/yellow/red/purple.
What much is the rain for the green places?
The precipitation is 15-20/20-30mm for green
places.
What are the places that rained on9th, December?
Taipei area, Keelung area and YiLan area.
Was it rainy on 8th of December?
No, it was not rainy on 8th of December.
The climate in Taiwan
•
• When is the hottest
season in Taiwan? What
are the months? How’s
the temperature?
• When is the coldest
season and its
temperature?
• When does it rain the
most? How much is the
rainfall?
• Do you know why?
Introduction of the website of
Central Weather Bureau
How to read the information on the website?
Weather information websites & links
http://www.cwb.gov.tw/V5e/index.htm
Central Weather Bureau in Taiwan
http://202.39.225.132/jsp/Eng/html/about_taiwan/climate.jsp
Introduction of Taiwan including climates.
http://www.wunderground.com/global/stations/46708.html
one private website providing immature weather information
Now YOU do the weather report!
Group 1: Taipei area (north )
Group 2: Taichung area (west)
Group 3: Kaohsuing area (south)
Group 4: Taitung area (east)
Group Member assignments
Group leader(1) – PPT presenting and group organizing
Script writer (1)—write the script for radio broadcast
Radio station DJ(1)—audio weather reporting
Weather information collector(2)—Internet websites searching
PPT designer(2)— making PPT presentation
Question designer (1) – design questions and answers for PPT
presentation
Group work—weather report
The Cover Page
There should be the following items for group
presentation on the cover page:
1. The name of your group (as the radio station or TV
station)
2. The names and jobs of all the group members
3. The e-mail addresses linked to group members
4. There should be at least 4 pages of your
presentation
Group work—weather report page 1
radio report script
(audio)
Hell, my dear audience,
Now let’s take a look at the weather forecast for (the area).
It is (the comfort index) with the current temperatures
from the lowest (18)to the highest (22) degrees here in
the (east) part of the island.
We are expecting a day of (the weather) tomorrow.
The probability of precipitation for tomorrow is
%.
It is suggested that you bring your
when you
go to work or school.
Thank you for listening to the (your group name)
Radio Station, your good friend forever!
Group work—weather report 2
weather forecast
(visual—short range forecast)
You have to make a table showing the information
you found…
(Take YiLan area as an example)
Short range forecast Issued 12/09 22:30
Yilan Area
Temper Weather
ature
(℃)
Tomorrow
18~22
12/10
08:00~12/10
20:00
Tomorrow
18~19
night 12/10
20:00~12/11
08:00
Comfort index
Probability of
Precipitation
(percentage)
Cool
~comfortable
60%
cool
50%
Mostly cloudy with
occasional rain
Mostly cloudy with
occasional rain
Group work—weather report 3
weather forecast
(visual—7-day forecast)
And make another table showing 7-day forecast
(Again, take YiLan area for example)
7-day forecast Issued 12/09 16:30
Foreca
st Area
12/10
SUN.
12/11
MON.
12/12
TUE.
12/13
WED.
12/14
THU.
12/15
FRI.
12/16
SAT.
East
North
Area
17~22
18~24
19~26
20~26
19~25
17~23
15~19
Group work—weather report 4
Q&A
Each group has to ask at least 5 questions to your
classmates and prepare your answers with PPT skills (see
teacher’s demo). Take YiLan area for example:
Q1: How’s weather on Dec. 10?
Q2: What’s the comfort index for the daytime of Dec. 10?
Q3: What’s the possibility of precipitation for tomorrow
night (12/10)?
Q4: What are the lowest and highest temperatures for
Wednesday Dec. 13 in YiLan area?
Q5: What do you need if you want to go to YiLan next
week?
Group work—weather report 5
evaluation
Presentation Date:
Each group will have a preliminary and a
final presentation.
Your classmate will give you feedback as a
group, and you will give them feedback
when other groups present. So pay
attention to all the presentation.
Teachers will evaluate your team spirit too.
sing a song of weather—
You are My Sunshine
You are my sunshine, my only sunshine
You make me happy when skies are gray
You'll never know dear, how much I love you
So Please don't take my sunshine away
make your own song of weather—
using the tune of “You are My Sunshine”
It’s cloudy in Yilan, it’s cloudy in YiLan.
With lowest of 18 , to highest 22,
It‘s cool and comfortable,
It’s cool and comfortable,
with 60 percent of rain.
Sing a song of weather (for advanced)Rain Keep Falling on My Head (optional)
(Lyrics will be given by printed
handouts)
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