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Weather Reports

Expressions used in a weather report:

  • a high of twenty degrees
  • a low of -25
  • 20 percent chance of snow
  • mainly sunny
  • sunny with cloudy periods
  • record high/low
  • above/below average temperatures
  • a few flurries
  • 5-day forecast
  • temperatures are going to drop/dip/plunge (go down quickly)
  • temperatures are going to rise/soar/climb (go up quickly)
  • a warm/cold front is moving in (air from another region is arriving)

Listen to the following weather reports. Listen again, and then answer the comprehension questions. Read the transcripts to check your understanding.

Weather Report 1 (easy)

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1 Which season does this weather report take place in?
2 What kind of day is it?
3 What is the temperature?
4 Tomorrow it will probably .
5 What does the weather reporter suggest using?

Weather Report 2 (medium)

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1 Which season would this weather report most likely take place in?
2 Where is the weather report taking place?
3 Which of the following is mentioned as part of tomorrow's forecast?
4 It will feel so cold tomorrow because of the .
5 The weather reporter suggests that skiiers should .

Weather Report 3 (difficult)

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1 Which season would this weather report most likely take place in?
2 Where is the weather report taking place?
3 What type of precipitation is forecasted for the week?
4 The air feels so comfortable because there is .
5 What does the weather reporter suggest people do to stay cool?


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