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學會氣象預報關鍵單字 讓你在國外也能掌握天氣!

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2018-06-08 17:36

全球化時代的來臨,讓許多商務人士工作的地點拓展到海外。而在海外,英文是是許多國家都通用的語言,所以當商務人士到海外出差時,學會幾句溝通情境英文絕對會有所幫助!

文/李海碩
 

在多益普及測驗(TOEIC Bridge)的溝通情境中,有包括活動、外出用餐、娛樂、家庭與朋友、一般商務、健康、住宅、辦公室、新聞、學校、購物、旅行,總共包括12大分類,其中又可細分多達71個子分類,涵蓋生活中各種常見溝通情景。本次要介紹的是新聞當中的氣象預報,讓你在國外也能掌握天氣,出門不怕日曬雨淋。

 

在閱讀文章之前,要先建立基本單字概念,才能增進閱讀理解。這次要介紹的是氣象預報,所以內容中結合溝通情境學習本次的主題「氣象預報篇要出國啦!颱風警報怎麼看?」會有許多跟天氣有關的字詞。而在本文中提到的英文單字,大抵上都是生活中一定會用到的基礎詞彙,所以請一定要好好將這些字都記好唷!

 

看懂氣象預報,必學以下單字!

 

- weather天氣(n.)

- forecast預告(n.)

- cloudy多雲的(adj.)

- clear up放晴(v.)

- breezy微風的(adj.)

- nearby附近的(adj.)

- typhoon颱風(n.)

- rainy下雨的(adj.)

- stormy暴風的(adj.)

- sunny晴朗的(adj.)

- clear無雲的(adj.)

- sandstorm沙塵暴(n.)

- researcher研究員(n.)

- send out送出、寄出(v.)

- warning警告(n.)

- encourage鼓勵、建議(v.)

- citizen公民(n.)

- foreign國外的(adj.)

 

看懂文章 先記情境單字

 

雖然相關單字都列表出來,但老師搭配圖片和聲音製作了Quizlet ,請讀者在使用時跟著念,雖然播出來的是Google小姐的聲音,但是有念出來,學習效果真的會好很多。

 

熟記情境單字後,接下來請試著完成兩篇與氣象預報有關的閱讀測驗題目。TOEIC Bridge的閱讀測驗時間只有35分鐘,所以希望讀者可以嘗試在五分鐘之內完成作答,之後若有對答案不確定的地方,也可以到老師製作的Youtube解說影片,收聽詳解唷!

 

Questions 1-3 refer to the following report:

 

Let's look at the weather forecast for the next week in Beijing. From Monday to Wednesday, the city will be having cloudy weather with a small chance of rain. By Thursday, the skies will clear up and it'll be clear and breezy until Saturday morning. On Saturday afternoon and evening, the winds will be stronger because of a nearby typhoon until Monday morning.

 

1. Which city is the weather forecast for?

(A)Beijing City

(B)Shanghai City

(C)Tianjin City

(D)Taipei City

 

2. What will the weather be like on Friday morning?

(A)Clear and a little windy.

(B)Cloudy and rainy.

(C)Windy and stormy.

(D)Clear and sunny.

 

3. Why will the weather be windy on Saturday afternoon?

(A)Because a typhoon is close to the area.

(B)Because a sandstorm is coming.

(C)Because the city is near the beach.

(D)Because a rain storm is coming.

 

 

Questions 1-3解説影片:

 

Questions 4-6 refer to the following newspaper report:

 

Typhoon warning

Weather researchers have sent out a warning for people living in Shanghai and are saying that a large and dangerous Typhoon is coming towards the city. They encourage citizens to stay inside if the wind gets strong. The typhoon is coming from Taiwan towards China and will hit next Tuesday.

 

4. What warning was given for Shanghai people?

(A)Not to buy foreign products.

(B)Not to go out next Monday.

(C)A typhoon is coming.

(D)Not to eat stinky tofu.

 

5. What is the meaning of the word "citizens"?

(A)People who live in a country or city.

(B)People who live on a farm.

(C)City workers.

(D)Leader in a country town.

 

6. When should people stay at home?

(A)In strong windy weather.

(B)On Monday afternoon.

(C)During the weekend.

(D)On Sunday morning.

答案:AAACAA

 

Questions 4-6解説影片

 

About李海碩

現職:台中市立東山高中數位學習組長、ETS 認證多益英語測驗專業發展工作坊講師

學歷:國立交通大學教育研究所數位學習組碩士

專長:語言學習、數位教學、翻轉教育

 

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