Unit 7 Seasons Dancing
Lessons 99-101 Learn to talk about nature in spring
To stay indoors to melt to appear to keep warm to change quickly
It looks / feels / smells like
I know what you mean. Never mind.
Off we go!
1. Look and say what nature is like in spring.
Example: We can see icicles in spring.
2. Listen and repeat.
March winds and
April showers Bring forth May flowers.
/av/ – showers, flowers
/і/ – winds, April, bring
3. Look, match and say what is happening on these spring days.
A shower, to stay indoors, to keep warm, to change quickly, to melt
4. Listen and role-play.
Ann: Look out of the window, John. Spring has come at last!
John: Yes, it looks like spring, and it feels like spring! I don’t like to stay indoors.
Ann: Nobody does! Let’s go to the park. The snow has melted almost everywhere, and we can smell spring there much better!
John: Oh, you mean that first snowdrops have already appeared?
Ann: They sure have. But there is a cold wind today.
Let’s walk faster to keep warm.
John: Oh, it looks like rain! The weather changes so quickly in spring!
Ann: True, true. They say we can have four seasons a day in spring.
John: I know what you mean. It is windy and chilly in the morning, then it rains or even snows, and after that it is warm and sunny.
Ann: Never mind. March winds and April showers
John: Off we go!
You can count: a snowdrop – snowdrops
A wind – many winds
A season – four seasons
A day – two days
They say we can have four seasons a day in spring. You can’t count: spring, rain, snow, weather. It looks like spring!
5. Talk with a friend about spring. Use:
On your own: Draw a picture of nature in spring and write 3-5 sentences about it.
6. Look and guess how the weather changed one day in April.
Example: I think… is good for picnicking.
7. Read and say what seasons the children had on a spring walk.
ON A SPRING WALK
Spring has come at last! It looks like spring. It feels like spring. Nobody likes to stay indoors. But the weather in spring can change very quickly, you know.
One day in April my friend John and I went to the park. It was our first spring walk. The snow melted almost everywhere, first snowdrops appeared, and we could smell spring there much better.
When we started, the weather was beautiful. The sun was shining, the sky was blue, and there were no clouds at all. Then came a strong wind and black clouds. We walked faster to keep warm. John said, “Look at the sky, Ann! It looks like rain.” Unfortunately, I didn’t have an umbrella with me. So when the April shower began, we got very wet and very cold, too. While we were running to the bus stop, we even felt some snowflakes on our noses. But when we got on the bus, it stopped raining. It was sunny again.
No wonder they say we can have four seasons a day in spring.
8. Answer the questions.
1. Why does nobody like to stay in the room in spring?
2. What does Ann tell us about the weather in spring?
3. The children had an umbrella with them, didn’t they?
4. Did they get wet or cold?
5. How many seasons did they have on that day?
9. Talk with friends about nature in spring. Use:
Spring… at last!
The snow… .
Fist snowdrops… .
It looks… .
It feels… .
It even smells… .
But the weather can… .
It can be… in the morning.
Then… , and after that… .
No wonder they say… .
10. Write about nature in spring for your class weather report. Use:
What does it look like?
What does it feel like?
What does it smell like?
Do it yourself! Trace and colour a memo for a spring day:
– how to keep warm;
– how not to get wet.