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What's the weather like?
This lesson focuses on the weather. Learners will sing a song to introduce the topic, then they will review and practise weather vocabulary using flashcards and worksheets or online activities. They will then make a weather wheel to practise talking about the weather in different seasons. For homework they will follow up by recording the weather for a week and then talking about it in the following class.
Aims (face-to-face lesson)
- To use weather-related songs and rhymes to practise vocabulary
- To review weather vocabulary
- To practise talking about the weather and seasons
- To review adjectives – hot, cold, warm, etc.
Aims (online lesson)
- To review and learn vocabulary for talking about the weather
- To recycle language previously covered
- To develop confidence in doing independent research
- To employ prediction skills
- To practise speaking and listening skills
- To encourage creativity and imagination
CEFR level A1/A2
Materials (face-to-face lesson)
The lesson plan can be downloaded in PDF format below. In addition, you will need:
- weather activities
- weather wheel materials, per learner:
- a large circle of card, with lines drawn dividing it into eight segments
- two strips of card, to be the 'hands' of the wheel
- a paper fastener
Materials (online lesson)
The lesson plan and classroom presentation can be downloaded below in PDF format.
In addition, students will need a pen or pencil and paper or a notebook.
Important: Please read
To support teachers having to work online during the COVID-19 pandemic, this lesson has been adapted for teachers providing online classes. The lesson notes are specifically for online lessons and the class materials have been made available as a PDF version of a PowerPoint.
Included in the teachers' notes, there is guidance and advice for what teachers need to know and do before and at the beginning of an online class. Please read the lesson instructions carefully before using them. They are for guidance only, and designed to be used with the most common online platforms. You may need to adapt the lesson to the format and online platform you are working with.