A weather forecast

Listen to a weather forecast and answer the questions to practise and improve your listening skills.

Instructions

Do the preparation task first. Then listen to the audio and do the exercises.

Transcript

Hello and good morning! Well, we're off to a good start in the south this week, as most of the rain from the weekend has disappeared – just a few patches of cloud and maybe some showers here on the east coast. They'll all clear up by lunchtime, though. Over the next day or so, London and the area around Kent can expect a couple of isolated showers, but mostly dry through until Thursday.

It's not such good news for the north-west this week, I'm afraid: more wet weather, and not a lot of sunshine. Some of today's showers will be heavy – and even thundery in Manchester and across the Pennines. Leeds will escape the thunderstorms, with drizzle and light rain only throughout the rest of the day and tonight.

Elsewhere it becomes dry today, but with some foggy patches towards Wales. In England, tomorrow morning will see a dry, bright start in most places, with high temperatures throughout the week. We might see one or two thunderstorms appearing as the week goes on, with temperatures everywhere at 29 to 30 degrees. 

By the weekend, unfortunately, the dry weather will make way for mostly cloudy skies and rain. The rain will move from Scotland, down towards the north and reach the south coast by Saturday afternoon. Temperatures, at least, will stay mostly warm at around 21 degrees for the weekend. It might feel like a nice change from the high twenties and early thirties we'll see in the week. That's all from me until tomorrow. Enjoy the mini-heatwave while you can!

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Average: 4.4 (5 votes)

Submitted by Saad786 on Sat, 26/12/2020 - 10:35

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I like summer , with average temperature. Drizzle makes the weather pleasant. Afterwards, if sun appears , that is the scene i like the most . Sunlight fills each drop of rain with light.

Submitted by marwanN11 on Wed, 23/12/2020 - 07:41

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I like breezy weather especially after drizzle rain

Submitted by Nafy on Sun, 13/12/2020 - 07:54

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I don't like hot or cold weather. I love drizzle, but not for a long time, maybe one or two days of the week is enjoyable for me.
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Submitted by DJ Singh on Wed, 25/11/2020 - 10:19

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I don't like extreme winter nor summer. Enjoy the transition between these two kinds of weather when I can enjoy doing any work wearing whatever I want to wear.

Submitted by Vi on Sat, 07/11/2020 - 11:37

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I like when it rains and I don't have to leave my home :)
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Submitted by Mr.hanymabrok on Fri, 06/11/2020 - 04:39

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thanks, but i have a problems to memorize the details, may any one advice me what to do for that?

Hello Mr.hanymabrok,

Do you mean the details of a weather forecast? Could you tell us a little more about what you have problems memorizing?

All the best,

Kirk

The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by Raya on Tue, 27/10/2020 - 17:28

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Hello, Not a satisfactory score. I am not sure how to memorize all the details (name of the places along with its direction and weather conditions) in this short span of time. Need some tips. Thanks :)
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Submitted by Peter M. on Wed, 28/10/2020 - 07:19

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Hello Raya,

Listening tasks should not be a test of memory. Do the task while you listen, not after, so that you are reacting to the text as you listen to it, not trying to remember information from earlier. If you need to listen more than once then do so, and after you finish the exercise you can listen while you read the transcript, which will help build your comprehension skills over the long-term.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team