We are learning words to describe the weather.
il sole – the sun c’e il sole – its’s sunny le nuvole – the clouds e’ nuvoloso – it’s cloudy
la neve – snow nevica – its snowing la nebbia– the fog e’ nebbioso – it’s foggy
la pioggia – rain piove – it’s raining il vento – the wind tira vento – it’s windy
Students will reference a map of Italy with cities that feature various weather conditions. They will determine whether the images match the description. In addition they will explore a map of Australia, labelling the cities in each state and draw images of weather patterns to match the phrases on the worksheet. Eg Piove in Hobart – It’s raining in Hobart.
Students played a game of Concentration . 12 Italian and 12 English words relating to Weather are placed face down. In pairs, students try to match the English weather word to the Italian one. The game is a fun way for students to reinforce vocabulary learnt and use the language in an authentic way. Other games students enjoy include competing in 2 teams. Teacher calls out a question and the fastest player to answer the question scores a point for their team.
We are learning to describe the Months of the Year (mesi dell’anno ) and the 4 Seasons (quattro stagioni)
Students will receive A3 paper and divide into 4 sections. They will label each Season and include the names of the relevant 3 months –
eg , JUNE JULY AUGUST – ESTATE and draw images to match. They will learn that the months for each season in Australia differ to Italy discuss how and why.