I heard about this special activity from Jeff Wallace, a tutor at the University Park Library center in Irvine. I haven’t used it yet, but it sounds like a good one, and I definitely plan to try it.
Jeff said, “I recorded a 30-second weather forecast from 1070 KNX radio and played it for the group. The students laughed (in a good way) as it was difficult to understand. I then gave them a transcription I’d typed up as well as a few questions to answer, and then played the forecast a couple more times. They were able to pick up more and more of the language…it was a new lesson idea, but I think I’m going to try it again. The hardest part is trying to capture a weather report that has a minimal amount of slang/idioms/half-completed sentences…but that’s how we speak!”
Jeff said the group had fun with the activity, so he did it again with a different weather forecast.
Shared by Barbara Looney