Read the assignment and write down the answers in English. You may use English-language Internet sources to help you.
a Write down 5 or more words related to warm weather.
b In the European Union we use the Celsius scale to measure temperatures. In the United States and some other English speaking countries they use …..
Summertime, and the living is easy. Now, summers are heating up. Does the heat make living easy?
Read more about the impact of hot temperatures.
Read the text. Connect the words and expressions that have the same meaning in the text.
|1. to encourage someone||a. to be higher or better or more than something|
|2. indoors||b. dealing with, confronted with|
|3. to beat||c. experiencing the bad or unpleasant effects of something|
|4. the highest temperatures ever||d. to get away from something that is unpleasant or difficult|
|5. affected||e. having great difficulties to live with something|
|6. to escape||f. influenced, impacted|
|7. facing||g. inside the house or another building|
|8. lack of rain||h. a long period of time during which there is very little or no rain|
|9. drought||i. mostly, mainly|
|10. suffering from||j. not enough rain or no rain at all|
|11. struggling to deal with something||k. a period of time when there is no electricity in a building or area|
|12. power cut||l. periods when lights are off because of an electrical power failure|
|13. a fuel shortage||m. a situation in which there is not enough oil or gasoline|
|14. blackouts||n. to tell or advise someone to do something|
|15. in general||o. warmer than it has been at any other time|
a Choose the best summary.
1 Climate change is causing massive heat waves in many places around the world.
2 Governments in many large cities have set up “cooling centers” for everyone.
3 In many places, temperatures are much higher than normal for this time of year.
4 Summer seems to be starting about a month earlier than it did 20 years ago.
b Select the true statements.
1 In the United States, people are advised to stay in their houses because of the heat wave.
2 It is so hot in some parts of the United Staes that the temperatures are dangerous.
3 The heat wave in the United States is only happening in the southern states.
4 The heat wave started in the West and Soutwest of the United States.
5 The highest temperatures were measured in New York.
c Select the true statements.
1 In Europe, the highest temperatures are measured in France, Portugal and Spain.
2 In France the average summer temperature has been 17 °C for 50 years.
3 In most European countries, heat waves are normal for this time of year.
4 In some European countries the heat is not the only problem, but also a lack of rain.
5 Some European countries are having the second heat wave of the year already.
d Select the true statements.
1 All of India and Pakistan keep struggling with high temperatures.
2 In Pakistan, the power is turned off for up to 12 hours to cool things down.
3 Luckily, it is expected to rain in both India and Pakistan.
4 Pakistan has a problem with fuel shortage because of Russia’s war on Ukraine.
5 This year, New Delhi already has had six heat waves.