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Temperatures have dropped well below freezing in many places across the United Kingdom.

Assignment 1

You may use English-language Internet sources to help you.

a           Name 5 or more words related to cold.

b           Name 5 or more words related to warm.

Just Chill

The year has started out freezing cold in many European countries. The UK has been facing some icy weather as well. In some places temperatures reached -13C overnight last week.

Read the answers to some big questions about cold weather.

Assignment 2

Read the text. Find (and mark) the following words in the text:

perilous – to grip – to thaw – rapidly – water vapour – to tense – (to) tremor – chilly – to cope – nerves

Match the above words and expressions with their correct definitions.

a   to become stiff and unrelaxed

b   bitter cold

c   dangerous

d   to deal with

e   to grab or hold tightly

f    long thin bands that sends messages between your brain and other parts of your body

g   to shake

h   to stop being frozen; to melt

i    tiny drops of water mixed with the air

j    very quickly

Assignment 3

a        Temperatures have dropped “well below freezing”. What does this expression mean?

1    It is more or less 0 degrees Celsius outdoors.

2    It is just as well that it is freezing.

3    Temperatures are much lower than 0 degrees Celsius.

4    Thermometers are dropping to the ground because it is freezing.

b        What is enamel?

1    A hard outer layer of your teeth that protects them.

2    A medicine that protects your teeth against the cold.

3    A protection that your dentist can put on your teeth.

4    A special tooth paste to whiten and protect your teeth.

c        How much snow can 2 centimetres of water make?

1    2 centimetres

2    12 centimetres

3    24 centimetres

4    36 centimetres

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