Unit 8 – Weather Forecast – ESL Kids Lesson

weather-forecast

Unit 8: Weather Forecast


Objectives:

  • Teach ESL children how to understand weather forecasts and talk about weather conditions.
  • The lesson also teaches ESL kids the use of future forms ‘will’ and ‘be going to do’ for talking about future occurrences.
  • New words related to weather conditions will be introduced – thundering, lightning, rainstorm, warm, overcast skies
  • After this lesson, students should be able to understand weather forecasts on TV.

Main Lesson Materials & Study Steps

weather-forecast video lesson

1st –This cartoon animated video features a short dialogue, followed by vocabulary and sentence breakdown. It is essential for introducing the words, phrases, grammar, spelling and sentences of the lesson in context. Watch repeatedly to master the content. The video plays on any device.

weather-forecast game

2nd – Then the student plays this fun game after watching the video, to practice the contents of the lesson. The student’s score is recorded in the Learning Management System (LMS). This game can only be played on a PC, not mobile devices.

weather-forecast test

3rd – Finally the learner takes this test of the unit. The score of this test is captured in the LMS and gives educators an idea of how well their learner is doing. The test opens on any device – mobile & PC.


Worksheets for the Unit

The worksheets below are useful for offline and classroom activities. These printable exercises directly correlate with the above lesson 'Weather Forecast'. Every worksheet comes with an answer sheet on the second page for educators.

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Lesson Story:

Freddie and Bob are in their swimming trunks, about to go out. They ask Dad for permission to go swimming. Dad asks them to check the weather forecast on TV before going out. The forecast is not good as a rainstorm with lightning is not the perfect weather condition for swimming. They are happy they checked he weather forecast. They postpone going swimming for the next day with better weather conditions.

Vocabulary:

Weather conditions

rainstorm cloudy
windy showers
warm breezy
sunny thunder
lightning  

Other words

temperatures zero degrees (O⁰) Fahrenheit
drop rise
today tomorrow
afternoon evening
sky forecast

Key Sentences:

Future form: ‘be going to do

  • It is going to rain this evening.
  • There is going to be a rainstorm this afternoon.

Future form: ‘will do

  • It will rain later in the afternoon.
  • The rain will last all afternoon.
  • The weather man will give us the forecast for today.

Future form: ‘will be

  • There will be light showers tomorrow morning.
  • The afternoon will be mostly sunny with clear skies.
  • There will probably be lightning and thundering to.
  • Tomorrow will be a nice day to go swimming.

Other ways to describe weather

·       beautiful day
·       light showers
·       overcast skies

Temperature Conversion

Degrees Fahrenheit Degrees Celsius How hot
100⁰ F 38⁰ C hot
59⁰ F 15⁰ C cool
41⁰ F 5⁰ C cold

This lesson is part of the Level 6 English course.

Download Level 6 Course Manual

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