Jun 14th, 2009 by russianchat
To listen to this episode you may need to be pointed out to key vocabulary to aid comprehension.
To review vocabulary on weather conditions, find a forecast description on the Internet. Write up words that you think describe the weather. Find and hear weather reports for different types of weather in different geographical locations.
Often, a forecaster uses a variety of key words that are commonly used, although nobody does it exactly the same way. These phrases should be written down.
Listen and identify these phrases as the forecast progresses before moving to further language activities:
Европейская территория России
преобладающая температура воздуха
Because of the speed of delivery and complexity of language, you will need to listen to the forecast several times.
Give a mock weather forecast as though you were an anchorman on the air; pretend you provide critical information about the weather to come in the Siberian steppe; or you are warning about a massive snow storm that struck Moscow; or you inform about flood in St Petersburg which was triggered by a long wave in the Baltic Sea and caused by winds and shallowness of the Neva Bay, you can also mention that in St Petersburg overcast is 165 days a year on average.