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India’s 40-degree Heatwave

It is roasting hot in India right now. Roasting hot is even hotter than boiling hot. One city in the country reached 46 degrees. A man said the heat made his eyes sting. People don’t want to go outside. The heat is good for people who sell sugar cane juice and water melon. They are doing good business. Lots of people are also selling water bottles. There are many mini water stores on the street. Such hot weather is unusual in India. The last time is was so hot was 50 years ago. The hot weather is stopping people from voting in the election.

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I can’t imagine 46-degree heat. It must be like sitting in a pizza oven. I think you would die. You have to drink lots of water. If you don’t drink a lot of water, you will die. I live in a country where thirty degrees is the maximum. That’s better for me. When it’s too hot, you sweat, and I don’t really like sweating. I think it’s hot because of global warming. I’m a bit worried about this. I always read on the news that the Earth might die. We have to use less energy. If we do this, people in India will not be so hot.

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PHRASE MATCH

Match the following phrases from the article.

Paragraph 1

1.

roasting

a.

degrees

2

reached 46

b.

good business

3.

sugar

c.

hot

4.

They are doing

d.

in the election

5.

Such hot weather

e.

cane juice

6.

voting

f.

is unusual

 

Paragraph 2

1.

I can’t imagine 46-degree

a.

oven

2

a pizza

b.

you sweat

3.

thirty degrees is

c.

warming

4.

When it’s too hot,

d.

the maximum

5.

global

e.

energy

6.

We have to use less

f.

heat


LISTENING GAP FILL

It is roasting hot in India right now. Roasting ________________ than boiling hot. One city in the country reached 46 degrees. A man said the heat ________________. People don’t want to go outside. The heat is good for people ________________ cane juice and water melon. They ________________ business. Lots of people are also selling water bottles. There are many mini water stores on the street. Such hot weather ________________ India. The last time is was so hot was 50 years ago. The hot weather is stopping people ________________ the election.

I can’t imagine 46-________________. It must be like sitting in a pizza oven. I think you would die. You have to drink lots of water. If you ________________ of water, you will die. I live in a country where thirty degrees ________________. That’s better for me. When it’s too hot, you sweat, and ________________ sweating. I think it’s hot because of global warming. I’m ________________ this. I always read on the news that the Earth might die. We have to use less energy. If we do this, people in India ________________.


MULTIPLE CHOICE

It is roasting hot in India right now. Roasting hot is (1) ____ hotter than boiling hot. One city in the country reached 46 degrees. A man said the heat (2) ____ his eyes sting. People don’t want to go outside. The heat is good for people who sell sugar cane juice and water melon. They are doing (3) ____ business. Lots of people are also selling water bottles. There are many mini water stores on the street. (4) ____ hot weather is unusual in India. The last time is was so hot was 50 years ago. The hot weather is stopping people (5) ____ voting in the election.

I can’t (6) ____ 46-degree heat. It must be like sitting in a pizza oven. I think you would die. You (7) ____ to drink lots of water. If you don’t drink a lot of water, you will die. I live in a country (8) ____ thirty degrees is the maximum. That’s better for me. When it’s too hot, you sweat, and I don’t really like sweating. I think it’s hot because of global warming. I’m a (9) ____ worried about this. I always read on the news that the Earth might die. We have to use (10) ____ energy. If we do this, people in India will not be so hot.

Put the correct words from this table into the article.

1.

(a)

evenly

(b)

even

(c)

event

2.

(a)

made

(b)

gave

(c)

happened

3.

(a)

well

(b)

good

(c)

best

4.

(a)

So

(b)

Soon

(c)

Such

5.

(a)

from

(b)

with

(c)

for

6.

(a)

imagination

(b)

imaginary

(c)

imagine

7.

(a)

must

(b)

have

(c)

should

8.

(a)

where

(b)

when

(c)

that

9.

(a)

small

(b)

tiny

(c)

bit

10.

(a)

few

(b)

smaller

(c)

less


SPELLING

Spell the jumbled words (from the text) correctly.

Paragraph 1

1.

rgiostna hot

2.

giinolb hot

3.

made his eyes itngs

4.

sugar cane cieju

5.

Such hot weather is launusu

6.

noitgv in the election

 

Paragraph 2

7.

46-eredge heat

8.

a azzip oven

9.

When it’s too hot, you aewst

10.

global wmrgani

11.

I’m a bit ordwier

12.

use less gnyeer


PUT THE TEXT BACK TOGETHER

Number these lines in the correct order.

(    )

maximum. That’s better for me. When it’s too hot, you sweat, and I don’t really like sweating. I think it’s hot because

(    )

degrees. A man said the heat made his eyes sting. People don’t want to go outside. The heat is good for people who sell

(    )

sugar cane juice and water melon. They are doing good business. Lots of people are also selling water

(    )

of global warming. I’m a bit worried about this. I always read on the news that the Earth might

(    )

I can’t imagine 46-degree heat. It must be like sitting in a pizza oven. I think you would die. You have to drink lots

(    )

bottles. There are many mini water stores on the street. Such hot weather is unusual in India. The last time is was so

(    )

of water. If you don’t drink a lot of water, you will die. I live in a country where thirty degrees is the

(    )

die. We have to use less energy. If we do this, people in India will not be so hot.

1  )

It is roasting hot in India right now. Roasting hot is even hotter than boiling hot. One city in the country reached 46

(    )

hot was 50 years ago. The hot weather is stopping people from voting in the election.


SCRAMBLED SENTENCES

With a partner, put the words back into the correct order.

1.

in     It     India     is     right     roasting     now     hot.    

2.

46     in     degrees     the     country     One     reached     city.    

3.

his     sting     The     made     eyes     heat.    

4.

people     juice     who     sell     Good     sugar     for     cane.    

5.

weather     hot     Such     India     in     unusual     is.    

6.

heat     degree     -     46     imagine     can’t     I.     

7.

have     You     water     of     lots     drink     to.    

8.

too     it’s     When     sweat     you     ,     hot.    

9.

hot     of     warming     It’s     because     global.    

10.

not     People     be     in     so     India     hot     will.    


DISCUSSION (Write your own questions)

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

1.

________________________________________________________

2.

________________________________________________________

3.

________________________________________________________

4.

________________________________________________________

5.

________________________________________________________

6.

________________________________________________________

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

1.

________________________________________________________

2.

________________________________________________________

3.

________________________________________________________

4.

________________________________________________________

5.

________________________________________________________

6.

________________________________________________________


WRITING

Write about heatwaves for 10 minutes. Show your partner your paper. Correct each other’s work.

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HOMEWORK

1. VOCABULARY EXTENSION: Choose several of the words from the text. Use a dictionary or Google’s search field (or another search engine) to build up more associations / collocations of each word.

2. INTERNET: Search the Internet and find more information about heatwaves. Talk about what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

3. MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Write a magazine article about heatwaves. Include imaginary interviews with two people, one who lives in freezing Alaska, the other who lives in the desert. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.

4. WHAT HAPPENED NEXT? Write a newspaper article about the next stage in this news story. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.

5. LETTER: Write a letter to a hot Indian. Ask him/her three questions about heatwaves. Write three of your opinions on heatwaves. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Your partner will answer the questions you asked.

 

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