Module 11: Weather
In this module, you will learn vocabulary related to weather and climate in Australia, as well as how to talk about weather conditions and forecasts. You will also practice basic conversation incorporating Australian weather patterns and seasons. Understanding and discussing weather is important for daily life, planning activities, and engaging in small talk with others.
Vocabulary related to Weather and Climate in Australia:
1. Temperature: hot, warm, cool, cold, freezing
2. Sky conditions: clear, cloudy, overcast, foggy
3. Precipitation: rain, drizzle, shower, storm, hail, snow, sleet
4. Wind: breezy, windy, gusty, calm
5. Seasons: summer, autumn (fall), winter, spring
Talking about Weather Conditions and Forecasts:
1. To describe the current weather, use “It is/It’s” followed by the appropriate adjective. For example, “It’s sunny” or “It’s cold.”
2. To ask about the weather, use “What is/What’s” followed by the appropriate question. For example, “What’s the temperature?” or “What’s the weather like today?”
3. To talk about a weather forecast, use “It will be” or “It’s going to be” followed by the appropriate adjective or condition. For example, “It’s going to be cloudy tomorrow” or “It will be hot this weekend.”
Basic Conversation Practice Incorporating Australian Weather Patterns and Seasons:
Australia has a diverse climate, with tropical weather in the north, temperate conditions in the south, and arid weather in the central regions. Australian seasons are opposite to those in the Northern Hemisphere, with summer from December to February, autumn from March to May, winter from June to August, and spring from September to November.
Practice discussing the weather in Australia with the following conversation prompts:
1. “What’s the weather like in Sydney during the summer?”
2. “How cold does it get in Melbourne in the winter?”
3. “Is it usually rainy in Brisbane during the spring?”
4. “What is the best time of year to visit the Great Barrier Reef?”
5. “How does the weather in Perth change throughout the year?”
In this module, you have learned vocabulary related to weather and climate in Australia, as well as how to talk about weather conditions and forecasts. You have also practiced basic conversation incorporating Australian weather patterns and seasons. This knowledge is important for daily life, planning activities, and engaging in small talk with others.