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"feel under the weather" = feel sick

"She has been feeling a little under the weather for about a week."

"rain cats and dogs" = rain heavily

"It rained cats and dogs all afternoon."

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[Quiz Script]

Friday's Weather Report
1. Pre-Listening Exercises
2. Listening Exercises
3. Post-Listening Exercises

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1. Pre-Listening Exercises [Top]

What is the weather like in your hometown during different seasons of the year (temperatures, precipitation, humidity, etc.)? The Fahrenheit scale is used to calculate temperatures in the United States. Use the Internet to find out more about how to convert Fahrenheit to Celsius, and about the people who invented these scales.

HELPFUL TIP: Travelers often have a difficult time adjusting to the climate of a new area. Be sure to check weather forecasts before you go, and bring any needed personal supplies (e.g., lotion, hat, umbrella, etc.) for your personal comfort.


2. Listening Exercises [Top]
1. Listen to the conversation by pressing the "Play Audio" button and answer the questions. Press the "Final Score" button to check your quiz.

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1. What was Friday's weather like?
A. fair and humid
B. warm and dry
C. hot and partly cloudy

2. What were the high temperatures for Friday in the state?
A. 85 to 90 degrees
B. 91 to 95 degrees
C. 96 to 99 degrees

3. What is Saturday evening's weather forecast for the state?
A. light rain over the entire state
B. heavy showers over the northern part
C. some rain in parts of the state

4. About what time should skies clear on Sunday?
A. around 10:00 AM
B. around 3:00 PM
C. around 6:00 PM

5. What event will occur on Sunday evening?
A. The earth's shadow will cover the moon.
B. Colorful lights will appear in the sky.
C. Shooting stars will be visible.

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3. Post-Listening Exercises [Top]

Use a local newspaper, TV news program, or the Internet to find a weather forecast of your area. Then, give a summary for the next three days. What dress would you suggest for going out in this weather (e.g., shorts, a warm jacket, sandals, rain coat, etc.)? Are their activities you would suggest doing or even postponing due to weather conditions?

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