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Lesson 7: Weather Forecasts
It’ll rain on Tuesday.

I can talk about the weather forecast.

INTRODUCE

It’s a good idea to check the weather forecast when you’re preparing for a trip.

PRESENT

STEP A VOCABULARY

I. Listen and repeat.

rain

snow

be sunny

be cloudy

be warm

be cool

II. Which of the words above describe the weather today? Which describe the weather yesterday?

III. Practice reading the words.

/r/

/d/

rain

day

rust

dust

rate

date

STEP B GRAMMAR TIP

Use will + (verb) to talk about future states.

  • It will rain tomorrow.
  • It will be sunny next weekend.
  • It will be cool on Monday.

UNDERSTAND

SPEAKING

Saori and her mom are talking about the weather forecast for their Okinawa trip.

Saori:

I’m so excited to go to Okinawa!

Mom:

Me too! Did you pack your clothes already?

Saori:

Uh… Not yet.

Mom:

You should start packing! Did you check the weather forecast for next week?

Saori:

Yes, Mom. The forecast said that it’ll be cloudy and cool on Sunday and Monday.

Mom:

Okay. We should bring light sweatshirts, then. How about rain?

Saori:

It’ll rain on Tuesday, but then it’ll be sunny and warm for the rest of the week.

Mom:

That’s great!

TRIVIA

Did you know that paakaa (パーカー) and toreinaa (トレーナー) are actually Japanese English? Native speakers use the word sweatshirt for both. The real meaning of parka is a big winter coat, and trainers mean sneakers in British English.

sweatshirt
parka
trainers

PRACTICE

STEP A EXERCISE

Complete the sentences with will. Use the pictures as clues.

ex. It will rain tomorrow.

1. It _____ this Sunday.

2. It _____ this weekend.

3. It _____ next week.

4. It _____ this Friday.

STEP B EXERCISE

Complete the conversation with will using the information in the chart.

Thursday  

Friday

Saturday

sunny and warm

windy

cloudy and cool

Tutor:

Did you check the weather forecast for Thursday?

Student:

Yes. The forecast said it _____ on Thursday.

Tutor:

Oh, good. How about Friday?

Student:

On Friday, it _____.

Tutor:

Really? Will it be sunny this weekend?

Student:

No. It _____ on Saturday.

CHALLENGE

Challenge 1

You and several friends are going to meet up this weekend.


Check the weather forecast. Then, decide what to do with your friends.

Today's grammar tip

  • will

Saturday

Sunday

100% chance of rain

cloudy and cool

Challenge 2

Discuss your ideas.

If Time
Allows
1

WEATHER

2

PREPARING FOR A TRIP

1

WEATHER

  1. How do you usually check the weather forecast (ex. watch TV, use a weather app)?
  2. When do you check the forecast (ex. in the morning, at night)?
  3. Which do you prefer, warm weather or cool weather?
  4. Which do you prefer, rainy weather or sunny weather?

2PREPARING FOR A TRIP

  1. What do you check when preparing for a trip (ex. the weather forecast, traffic)?
  2. Do you like to bring food when you go on a trip?
  3. Do you like to bring a big bag or a small bag when you go on a trip?
  4. What do you always bring when you go on long trips (ex. phone charger, bottle of water)?

FEEDBACK

I can talk about the weather forecast.

LESSON GOAL ACHIEVEMENT

  • 4
    Very Good

    Could complete the task with ease

  • 3
    Good

    Could complete the task with some clarifications

  • 2
    Fair

    Could complete the task with additional instructions

  • 1
    Poor

    Could somehow complete the task with difficulty

PERSONALIZED FEEDBACK

NEXT LESSON

Chapter 4 Lesson 8 (Reading) - Go sailing around Okinawa’s clear waters.