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It's Groundhog Day!
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Cultural spots


It's Groundhog Day!


Compétence

Parler en continu : je prends la parole pour raconter ou décrire.
Culture : je prends conscience des différences culturelles.

Did you know?

Candlemas, or Chandeleur in French, is around the time when bears stop hibernating. Superstition says that if bears go back to sleep, winter is not over. Would you like to sleep all winter? Or predict the weather?

Groundhog Day
Groundhog day
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Listen

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What can the groundhog do?



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Find Punxsutawney on the comic strip… and try to pronounce it!



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Listen to the audio. Then, explain Groundhog day in 60 seconds.



4
Design a “10 Reasons for NOT sleeping all winter” poster.

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Quiz time! Team up and answer as quickly as possible...Another name for the groundhog is...








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Groundhogs live in...






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They sleep all...








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People watch them to guess the end of...





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Speak

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What is the title of the film? Can you guess what the man’s job is?



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Does he look happy? Imagine why.



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Look for information about the film.



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Is it fun to be a weatherman?



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If you hear thunder, lightning and rain, there is a .

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When it rains, you can open your .

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If there are no clouds, the sky is .

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Groundhog Day with Bill Murray
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Watch

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Watch. What did Phil predict?



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What's the weather like today where you are? Use the present Be + V-ing.



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What's your favourite season?



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Tongue twister!
How much ground would a groundhog grind if a groundhog could grind ground?



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Groundhog Day from Gobbler's Knob in Punxsutawney

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In Europe, people used to watch hibernating animals to predict the end of winter. When German immigrants arrived in Pennsylvania in the 1850s, they watched groundhogs. Today, Phil, the most famous groundhog, predicts the weather live on TV. Don’t miss his predictions!

It’s cloudy in New York City!

It’s cloudy in New York City!

TV weatherman

Use Padlet and imagine that you’re a TV weatherman. It’s February 2, what’s the weather like in the USA?

How far can you go?

A1 I can use greetings but my sentences aren’t complete.
A1+ I can use greetings, give the weather in 2 or 3 cities and repeat when necessary.
A2 I can use greetings, give the weather in 5 cities and be original.
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