Amandeep's at BBC Broadcasting House to meet the team who make the weather forecasts - and have a go at making her own weather bulletin!

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Do the Preparation task first. Then watch the video. Next go to the Tasks and do the activities. If you need help, you can read the Transcript at any time.

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Hi Team.
In the time code 2:09 ; " The BBC has forecast the weather on TV for 75 years and .... ".
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I think you should have added 'ed' to the end of the verb 'forecast' in the sentence.
Am I right, Team?
Thank you.

Hello Nizam,

It's great that you noticed this and thanks for telling us about it. 'forecast' and 'forecasted', however, are both accepted as correct past participles for the verb 'forecast'. So, as odd as it may seem, it is correct.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

The meteorologist forecast the weather. I usually listen to the forecast. I think it is reliable.

Hello teachers. In the sentence "so if you run out of conversation, you can always talk about the weather." , what does the expression "run out of conversation" means?

Hello samira20000,

For this kind of question, please try the dictionary first. The definition of 'run out' in the Cambridge Dictionary, for example, will probably clarify this for you.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello teachers! At 3:13 the lady says "we've had them all". Why does she use this verb tense "have had" in this context?

Hello samira20000,

This is the present perfect tense, which is used here to speak about experience. See the page I linked to and also the video in Flathunting to learn a bit more about the present perfect. If you have any other questions after that, please feel free to ask again.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

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Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

the meteorologist is the person who do checking how weather will be in the next few days, it might tomorrow, 2 or 3 or 7 days after tomorrow. sometime, if i have plan to go somewhere, I often check the weather forcast first. I can watch weather forcast on TV, or check by internet. It's often correct. However, it's not always true.

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