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Groundhog Day
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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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Listen

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

    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.

      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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        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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