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Offline katwu

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The weather report about owls
« on: September 10, 2009, 10:15:46 AM »
In the 1st chapter of Harry Ptter, there is a scene where the weatherman is reporting about hundreds of owls flying throughout the nation. Teachers could ask students to act out, or role play this scene by practicing doing a weather report in class. Since the scene contains an interaction between the news anchor and the weatherman, it would be a good interactive activity.

The teacher could find real British weather reports and ask students to model after it. By focusing on the weather report in England, students can gain more cultural perspective.



Offline soohyun

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Re: The weather report about owls
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2009, 10:18:44 AM »
Maybe showing youtube about weather channel or Fox news weather forcast alongside the
British weather report could give good cross cultural comparison of language using.

Offline Heejeong

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Re: The weather report about owls
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2009, 03:59:58 PM »
That is an interesting activity that students can have fun and get some cultural knowledge about British weather forecast. It will give them a chance to explore what the real British weather forecast is like and learn some vocabulary in news reports.  :)