This is an activity to introduce and practise idioms related to weather. Students first divide the expressions into 3 categories, then complete the sentences with the missing idioms and finally, do the speaking activity with their classmates.
Time: 60 minutes
- To increase familiarity and correct use of weather idioms.
- To complete the sentences in Exercise 2 with the missing weather idioms.
- To answer questions containing the weather idioms in pairs.
- Lovely day, innit? Worksheet 1, one per student.
- Lovely day, innit? Worksheet 2 cut up, one per pair or a group of three.
- Elicit different weather types from students and write them on the board, e.g. hot, rainy, sunny, cloudy, humid, foggy, etc. and in pairs ask them to discuss which types of weather they prefer and how each type makes them feel, e.g. When it’s foggy, I feel drained and sleepy.
- Hand out a copy of Lovely day, innit? Worksheet 1 and ask students to individually complete the table in Exercise 1.
- When the students have finished, ask them to mingle with other students and find those who can define for them the idioms they are unsure of or do not know.
- Check together as a class.
- When the students have finished, ask them to complete Exercise 2 individually.
- When they have finished, ask them to compare and discuss with a partner before checking together as a class.
- When the students have finished, put them into pairs or small groups of 3 and give them a full set of the cut up questions from Lovely day, innit? Worksheet 2.
- Students answer the questions in pairs.
- When the students have finished, ask them to share the most surprising answers they have heard.
Ask students to discuss a film they have seen recently, or their favourite film, using as many of the idioms as possible to describe the plot, the characters, etc.