Lesson 6. How is weather predicted?
Why do people need to predict weather?
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For as long as humans have been around, they've paid attention to weather and climate. They noted the type of weather brought by winds from particular directions and watched for different types of clouds in an attempt to predict upcoming weather. Some people who spend a lot of time outdoors can still recognize insect, bird, and animal behaviors as signs of changing weather. All around the world, local climate influences how people live. The types of homes we build for comfort and safely, the crops we grow for food and clothing, and the recreational opportunities we enjoy are all matched to our long-term weather patterns. We strive to understand and predict the weather in order to better our lives.
Ex.4a p. 135
Ex. 4b p. 136 Listen and be ready to answer the questions.
1. In ancient times the weather ......(human senses)
2. The technology of.... (in the last 7 centuries)
3. The rain gauge, ....
4. Such inventions as the telegraph, ....
5. Nobody can say ....