Chapter Twelve Weather
Unit Aims Dialogues
Ⅰ）内容重点 (Language Focus) Ⅱ）技能要求 (Skills)
1. 交际重点 (Communicative Focus)
1.简单描述不同天气情况 2.简单回答外国人有关天气的询问或就天气询 问对方
2. 重点训练词组 (Focal Expressions)
take…off talk about a great amount of join fill with
such as agree with… invite to keep up with
3. 重点句型和习惯表达法 （Focal Functions and Patterns） 描述天气
☆ What’s the weather like…？ What’s the weather like in summer? ☆ How is the weather? How is the weather in Beijing? ☆ It is… It is very hot, and I don’t ever go out. It is sunny.
1.听力：听懂有关天气的简短文章和对话。 2.阅读：读懂有关天气介绍的文章，并回答问题。 3.写作： 改写句子：掌握有关句型和表达方式，利用所学语 法结构和句型改写句子。 书面表达：简要介绍描述各地天气情况等。 4.口语：熟读对话与课文，背诵对话语句，并就课文 内容进行对话问答。
It’s raining hard outside. A: Oh, dear! You are all wet. You should 1 have taken your umbrella. B: I left it home. What a downpour! A: Take your coat off or you’ll catch a cold. I think a cup of hot tea will for you good. B: That would be nice. Thank you, Annie. A: It’s raining cats and dogs outside. Do you think it’ ll let up soon?
B: I don’t think so. A: What does the weatherman say for tomorrow? B: Good news. The weatherman says it will be cloudy and warm tomorrow.
1. What is the weather like today?
It’s raining. 2. What does the weatherman say for tomorrow?
The weatherman says it will be cloudy and warm tomorrow.
☆ 用于第一人称疑问句，表征询意见。 Should I open the window?
☆ should作为情态动词，通常表示现在或 将来的责任或义务。“应该”。 You should complete your test in time.
1. 表示脱下（衣帽，鞋子等），取下，移去 He took off his coat and sat down.
2. 表示“领走，带走，移送某处” She took the pupils off to the art exhibition. 3.表示“出发，匆匆离开” The professor took off for Guangzhou this morning. 4.表示“将调离工作，休假，缺勤，旷工 Both students and teachers took Christmas off.
It’s raining cats and dogs.
Ann and Bill are on the way to school. They are talking about the weather. 1 A: What a terrible day! Isn’t it? B: Yes, it is. It’s not like what the radio says. A: I think it’ll clear up this afternoon. Don’t you think so? 2 B: Yes, I agree with you. It should have some sunshine. The wind has been blowing all morning. How windy! A: What will the weather be like tomorrow? Did you listen to the radio?
B：Yes, I did. The radio says it will be sunny tomorrow. A: Oh, that’s nice! I wish it would stay this way at the weekend. B: As long as it doesn’t rain! There was a great amount 3 of rain last month. Isn’t it annoying? A: I’ m afraid you are not quite right. Rain is good for us sometimes!
1. Is the weather like what the radio says?
Because when she open her mouth, she seems to make mistakes.
2. What will the weather be like tomorrow? He suggests her to speak English as much as she can.
Talk about / Talk to/ Talk with ☆ talk about 讲（谈论，交谈） Please don’t talk about it in front of the children. ☆ talk to 对某人说话 He stopped to talk to me when seeing me. ☆ talk with 和…交谈 I’d like to talk with you.
agree with/ agree to
☆ agree with+ doing sth/ sb 同意某事或某人 I agree with going to swim tomorrow. I agree with you. ☆ agree to+ do something I agree to go to swim tomorrow.
a great amount of/a lot of/a great deal of
☆ a great amount of后面只跟不可数名词 A great amount of money is spent on tobacco every year. ☆ a lot of为口语，许多大量，后面跟可数名词 复数形式。 I paint a lot of pictures. ☆ a great deal of后面只能跟抽象名词或物质名 词。 The race gave everyone a great deal of fun.
It’s raining. Ann misses her hometown. B: What’s the weather like in your hometown? A: Er, it’s always warm. Even in winter, the rivers still keep running. How is the weather in your hometown? B: There are clear four seasons in my hometown. It’s rather cold in winter and quite hot in summer. Summer is the hottest season of the year. People don’t want to go out. In winter, it’s so cold that people would rather stay more in buildings.
A: What do you like doing when it snows? B: I like taking photos and making a snowman while it snows. It’s very beautiful that everything out is covered with snow.
1. What’s the weather like in Ann’s hometown?
It’s always warm.
2. What’s the weather like in Bill’s hometown?
There are clear four seasons in his hometown.
3. What does Bill like doing when it snows? He likes taking photos and making a snowman
while it snows.
☆ What’s the weather like…？
What’s the weather like in summer?
☆ How is the weather?
How is the weather in Beijing?
☆ It is…
It is very hot, and I don’t ever go out. It is sunny.
Zhou Yong is inviting Bill Max to the picnic. 1 Z: Isn’t a lovely day? B: Yes, isn’t it? Z: We are going to have a picnic tomorrow. Will you join us? 2 B: I’d like to, but according to the weather report it’s going to rain. Z: I don’t think the weatherman’s right. It hasn’t rained for a week and it isn’t cloudy today, either.
B: But the weather usually correct. Z: Yes, it is, but not always. I’m sure we’ll have fine weather for our picnic tomorrow. B: Well, we’d better take our umbrellas with us. Z: I won’t. You can take yours if you like. But I’m sure it won’t be used.
1. Who thinks it will be a fine day tomorrow?
2. What does the weatherman say about tomorrow?
It is going to rain.
3. Why doesn’t Zhou Yong plan to take umbrella tomorrow?
Because he think it will be fine tomorrow.
☆ invite to 请…参加
I want to invite you to go to the party.
☆ 短语 invite everyone to join invite buddies to chat invite sb to somewhere
Join in, join, take part in
I will never forget the day when I joined the Party.
☆ join in指参加某种活动，尤指与他人一起参加活动
May I join in the game?
☆ take part in指参加群众性活动、会议、劳动、游行等
尤指参加者持有积极的态度 Will you take part in the English evening?
A Weather Report Take heart, New Yorkers! The rain is not here to stay. We can expect clear skies tomorrow and a warm and sunny weekend. Highs should be around 28℃. It would be a perfect day for a family to travel out. Make your weekend plan! There’s no change in the near future for the hot, wet weather in west coast. Nine days of the heat wave ended in another record temperature.
The record of 33 degrees for July 17th in 1943 was broken by today’s high of 34 degrees. Shops are unable to keep up with the need of people who come for fans and air conditioners. Don’t worry, you could go to the seaside to cool yourself down. The weather is so changeable in Alaska that it looks like the end of the sweet summer we’ ve been enjoying. Low tonight 8 degrees, high Wednesday 14 degrees. The weather office has given a notice today that the bad weather makes driving dangerous. A car accident has closed Road 2. If you must be on the road, you should be very careful.
1. What will the weather be like this weekend in New York?
It will be a warm and sunny weekend.
2. What happened in the stores in west coast? Shops are unable to keep up with the need of people who come for fans and air conditioners. 3. What is the suggestion of the broadcaster to the hot weather？
He suggest to go to the seaside to cool oneself down.
Highs should be around…
这里表示“高温可达。。。度”，是虚拟语 气 的运用。
It is 39 degrees Celsius right now.
To what degree is the wound?
keep up with
They walked so fast that I could not keep up with them.
She has kept up with some of her friends since her retirement.
Four Seasons There are four seasons in a year. They are spring, summer, autumn and winter. In spring the weather becomes warm. The fields are covered with green grass. The woods and forest are filled with the songs of the birds. All living things in the world seem to wake up from their long winter sleep. Summer is the hottest seasons of the year. The days are long and the nights are short.
The sun always shines brightly, but sometimes it is cloudy and heavy clouds bring sudden storms. If it rains too much, floods occur. Autumn brings with it the harvest time. The crops are gathered in and the fruits are picked. The days get shorter and the nights longer. The woods turn yellow and brown, leaves begin to fall from the trees, and the ground is covered with them. The sky is blue and people feel cool and happy.
When winter comes, we have to spend more time indoors because it is cold outside .Lakes and rivers are frozen, and the roads are something coverer with ice or snow. The trees are bare. Strong north winds blow and people have to put on more clothes.
1. How many seasons are there in a year? What are they like?
There are four seasons in a year. They are spring, summer, autumn and winter.
2. What do you like to do when it snows? We have to spend more time indoors when it snows.
be filled with
☆ be filled with = be full of 充满，装满 The bottle is filled with water. ☆比较be crowded with 挤满的，与be filled with有所 不同 The room is crowded with guests.