Lesson 9: Is It Cold?

Let's Learn English - Level 1














Anna wants to know about the weather in Washington, D.C. She asks her phone. The phone tells her about the weather - but is the phone right?



Let's Learn English - Level 1 - Lesson 9: Is It Cold?



Anna: Oh, hi, everyone! Here in Washington, DC, the weather changes often. One day is cold and windy. But the next day is warm and sunny! So, every day I check the forecast. Hello, Phone? What is today’s temperature?
Phone: Today it is 18 degrees ...
Anna: Eighteen degrees! That is cold!
Phone: … eighteen degrees Celsius.
Anna: Oh, Celsius. That is 65 degrees Fahrenheit. That’s warm.
Phone: Yes, Anna. It is warm.
Anna: Excuse me, Phone. Is it windy today?
Phone: No, it is not windy today.
Anna: Is it sunny today?
Phone: Yes, Anna. It is sunny.
Anna: Excuse me, Phone?
Phone: Yes, Anna.
Anna: Is it snowy today?
Phone: No, Anna. It is not snowy.
Anna: Thank you, Phone!
Anna: Today the weather is warm and sunny -- great for seeing Washington, D.C.
Anna: Phone! It is not warm and sunny! It is cold and windy and snowy!
Phone: Anna, it is not cold, windy, or snowy. It is warm and sunny … in Mexico City, Mexico.
Anna: Oh. I see. Mexico.
Anna: Washington weather changes often. Remember to check the forecast -- the right forecast.
Phone: Yes, Anna. Next time remember to check the right fore…
Anna: Okay, thank you Phone. Goodbye, Phone.
Anna: Until next time!

Learning Strategies are the thoughts and actions that help make learning easier or more effective. The learning strategy for this lesson is Look for Ways to Practice. We learn to speak by practicing often. Here is an example.

Nina sits on the bus next to a friendly American woman. Looking for a way to practice English, Nina asks, "What is the weather in your city?" The woman tells her about her home town, Tampa, Florida. "It's very warm and sunny." Nina can now practice speaking English with the woman until her bus stop.

How do you find ways to practice English?

Celsius - adj. relating to or having a scale for measuring temperature on which the boiling point of water is at 100 degrees and the freezing point of water is at 0 degrees
change - v. to become different
check -v. to get information by looking at something, asking about something, etc.
cold - adj. having a very low temperature​
degree - n. a unit for measuring temperature
Fahrenheit - adj. relating to or having a scale for measuring temperature on which the boiling point of water is at 212 degrees above zero and the freezing point is at 32 degrees above zero
forecast - n. a statement about what you think is going to happen in the future​
phone - n. a device that is connected to a telephone system and that you use to listen or speak to someone who is somewhere else​
snowy - adj. having falling snow or covered with snow​
sunny - adj. having plenty of bright sunlight​
temperature - n. a measurement that indicates how hot or cold something is; a measurement in degrees showing the heat of something (such as air or water)​
warm - adj. somewhat hot; not cool or cold​
weather - n. the temperature and other outside conditions (such as rain, cloudiness, etc.) at a particular time and place
windy - adj. having a lot of wind

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