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15 The Weather Today Is Very Cold

15. The weather today is very cold

 

winter

Vocabulary

clear: no clouds

melt: snow or ice turns to water.

 

The weather today is very cold. It’s just a few degrees above zero right now, and it’s probably going to snow. The sky is gray and cloudy.

Yesterday’s weather was like today’s. It was cold and cloudy, and then it snowed in the afternoon. In the evening, it got really, really cold. After midnight, the temperature was ten degrees below zero.

The winter in Minnesota is long and hard. Usually, the snow starts to fall in November and it stops falling in March. In April it melts. On average, there are five months of winter weather.

On days when it snows, the sky is dark and gray, but on days when the temperature goes below zero, it’s very sunny and the sky is clear and blue. Isn’t that interesting?

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Now you try it. Read the paragraph above. If you have a microphone, you can record your voice and compare it to my voice.

 

  How much do you remember from the reading? Fill in the blanks.

  • 1A: What color is the sky?
  • 1B: It’s ___________.
  • 2A: Was yesterday’s weather the same or different?
  • 2B: It was _____________.
  • 3A: How many months of snow does Minnesota usually get?
  • 3B: It gets _________ months of snow.
  • 4A: What happens to the snow in April?
  • 4B: It ___________.

 (Answers: 1. gray; 2. the same; 3. five; 4. melts)

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