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Groundhog Day
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Cultural spots


Groundhog Day




Did you know?

1. Bears hibernate in winter. Right. Wrong.
2. They stop hibernating around Halloween. Right. Wrong.
3. Scientists observe bears to predict the weather. Right. Wrong.
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1
Look at the pictures. Why is the groundhog so happy at the end?
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2
Listen to the recording and fill in the sentences with the words.

Groundhog Day

  • spring
  • wakes up
  • shadow
  • continue
  • see
  • grey
  • February 2nd
Groundhog Day takes place on
in the USA. The groundhog
from its hibernation. If it sees its
, winter will
for six more weeks. On the contrary, if the sky is
and the groundhog does not
its shadow, that is an indication that
is coming.


3
Find ideas for your poster “10 reasons for NOT sleeping all winter” by matching the beginning and the end of the expressions.

  • my / your bike
  • videogames
  • your room
  • stories and books
  • delicious food
  • fun with my / your friends
  • a snowman
make
cook
decorate
play
ride
read
have
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Speak

1
Look at the movie poster. Fill with the correct answer.

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a) Groundhog Day is about predicting (the weather / sport results / Christmas presents).
b) The man’s head looks like (a mushroom / Russian dolls / an umbrella).
c) The man seems to be (very happy / quite sad / excited).

2
Separate the words and write the sentence properly to find out more about the movie poster.

a) Agroundhogisaverycuteanimal. ➝ .
b) Itisthenameofafunnymovie. ➝ .
c) Aweathermanpredictstheweatherontelevision. ➝ .

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Watch

1
Watch the video. Pick the eight words associated to Groundhog Day.
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Anthony Quintano, Groundhog Day from Gobbler's Knob in Punxsutawney, Pennyslvania, 2013.



























2
What’s the weather like? Match the picture with the right forecast.

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  • d.
  • c.
  • g.
  • f.
  • b.
  • e.
  • a.
  • h.
It’s foggy.
There’s a rainbow.
It’s stormy.
It’s windy.
It’s snowing.
It’s raining.
It’s partly cloudy.
It’s sunny.
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Up to you!

A1 Good morning! Today, it’s sunny in California.
A1+ The sun is shining in… and the sky is clear. It’s snowing in … and ... .
A2 And here in London, can you believe it, it’s raining! Do NOT forget your umbrella!
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