I hope my Leaving Cert students were more productive than I was during the snow days! I found it very hard to work up the motivation to do much, but here’s a little something to use in class if you’re a teacher or for personal study if you’re a student.
If you’re a student, you can see below what’s at each link. This will be a great topic for the Spanish Oral examiner, it’s always guaranteed in Section 6 of the listening and…well, who’s taking bets we could see a Leaving Cert reading comprehension on the weather and climate change this year? It’s been a while. (2008 to be precise. Questions p8 at this link, comprehension text here)
1 + 2 = vocab flashcards
3 = conversational phrases
4-6 = articles for reading
7-9 = listening
10 = article suitable for juniors
11 = photos to prompt writing/speaking
- Quizlet: storm-related vocab – weather, roads etc
- Quizlet: snow-days related vocab
- For when you need to talk about the weather 😉 eg at the bus-stop!
- Article about Ireland & Storm Emma
- Emma meets the Beast from the East
- The effects of Emma on Spain
- Complicated 7 minute listening on the effects of Emma in Spain – with vocab referring to buildings coming down, people being evacuated, coastal damage, including accents from different places in Spain.
- Listening: 1 minute news report from the day the storm hit.
- Listening + reading on the effects of Emma in Spain with particular reference to transport (approx 1 min)
- Easy, short article on school closures due to Storm Emma.
- Fotogalería de la nieve en España