The Reading / Listening - Extreme Heat - Level 4

Scientists warn the world will have more extreme heat. Experts from the EU's Earth Observation Programme analysed temperatures from satellites, weather stations and other databases. Their figures indicated a high likelihood of more extreme temperatures. Last month was the second warmest June on record for Europe. There were heatwaves over western North America. Many high temperature records were broken in Canada and the USA.

UK meteorologists said we have to get used to more record high temperatures. They said many regions are experiencing heatwaves. They added that records are being broken by larger margins. They reported that Canada's recent "heat dome" weather event was an example "not just of extreme temperatures, but of extraordinarily extreme temperatures." The scientists warned of a warmer world with more droughts and heat-related deaths.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Extreme Heat - Level 5 or  Extreme Heat - Level 6

Sources
  • https://news.yahoo.com/record-june-temperatures-point-more-070713023.html
  • https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2021/07/06/california-west-heat-wave/
  • https://edition.cnn.com/2021/07/05/weather/weather-outlook-elsa-heat-drought-wxn/index.html


Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice activities, drag and drop activities, sentence jumbles, which word activities, text reconstructions, spelling, gap fills and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)





Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. the world will have more extreme
  2. analysed temperatures
  3. weather
  4. Their figures indicated a high
  5. more extreme
  6. the second warmest June
  7. There were
  8. records were
  1. likelihood
  2. heatwaves
  3. from satellites
  4. broken
  5. stations
  6. temperatures
  7. on record
  8. heat

Paragraph 2

  1. UK
  2. we have to get used
  3. many regions are experiencing
  4. broken by larger
  5. Canada's recent "heat dome"
  6. extraordinarily extreme
  7. a warmer world with
  8. heat-
  1. weather event
  2. heatwaves
  3. more droughts
  4. meteorologists
  5. related deaths
  6. to more
  7. temperatures
  8. margins

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Scientists warn the world will have (1) ___________________. Experts from the EU's Earth Observation Programme analysed temperatures from (2) ___________________ and other databases. Their figures indicated a (3) ___________________ more extreme temperatures. Last month was the second warmest June (4) ___________________ Europe. There were heatwaves (5) ___________________ America. Many high temperature records (6) ___________________ Canada and the USA.

UK meteorologists said we have to get used (7) ___________________ high temperatures. They said (8) ___________________ experiencing heatwaves. They added that records are (9) ___________________ larger margins. They reported that Canada's (10) ___________________ weather event was an example "not (11) ___________________ temperatures, but of extraordinarily extreme temperatures." The scientists warned of a warmer world with (12) ___________________ heat-related deaths.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Scientistswarntheworldwillhavemoreextremeheat.Expertsfromthe
EU'sEarthObservationProgrammeanalysedtemperaturesfromsatelli
tes,weatherstationsandotherdatabases.Theirfiguresindicatedahighl
ikelihoodofmoreextremetemperatures.Lastmonthwasthesecondwa
rmestJuneonrecordforEurope.TherewereheatwavesoverwesternNo
rthAmerica.ManyhightemperaturerecordswerebrokeninCanadaand
theUSA.UKmeteorologistssaidwehavetogetusedtomorerecordhight
emperatures.Theysaidmanyregionsareexperiencingheatwaves.The
yaddedthatrecordsarebeingbrokenbylargermargins.Theyreportedt
hatCanada'srecent"heatdome"weathereventwasanexample"notjus
tofextremetemperatures,butofextraordinarilyextremetemperature
s."Thescientistswarnedofawarmerworldwithmoredroughtsandheat-
relateddeaths.

Student survey

Write five GOOD questions about this topic in the table. Do this in pairs. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper. When you have finished, interview other students. Write down their answers.

(Please look at page 12 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

Discussion — Write your own questions

STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

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STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

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Free writing

Write about this topic for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner’s paper.

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Answers

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