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THE BLUE TREE
Answer these questions. Then listen to Penelope give her answers. Report back what she said.
|Does weather affect your mood?
“Oh, absolutely! The weather really gets to me sometimes. Like, when it’s sunny and bright, I feel super cheerful and full of energy. But on those gray, rainy days, I can’t help but feel a bit down, you know? I just wish I could be more like, ‘Hey, it’s just weather!’ and not let it affect my mood that much. But yeah, sunny days are my happy days!”
|What do you do when you are feeling a bit down?
“Well, when I’m feeling a bit down, I usually try to do something that cheers me up. Sometimes, it’s as simple as listening to my favorite music or watching a funny movie. Other times, I call a good friend to chat, or I go for a walk. I think getting some fresh air and a bit of exercise can really help lift my spirits. Oh, and I love baking too! There’s something about making cookies or a cake that just makes me happier.”
|Think of some really happy moment in your life. What was happening and why did you feel that way?
“Oh, one really happy moment? There are quite a few, but let me think… Okay, got it! It was the day I got my dream job offer. I was at home, checking my emails, not expecting much. And there it was – the offer letter! I remember feeling this huge rush of excitement and I just started jumping around my living room. It was a job I really wanted, and I’d worked so hard for it. I felt so proud and, well, over the moon! It was like all my efforts had finally paid off. That day was just full of laughter and celebration with my friends and family. Definitely a memory I cherish!”
moods are weather
Play this Multidecker game about moods. How many of the expressions do you know already?
Check the meaning of any new langauge on the back side of the cards.
Grade the examples
Now read and listen to these examples and decide how well they illustrate the meanings of the expressions from the flashcard game.
Give them 1 if you do not think it is a good example, and 10 if you think it is a perfect example.
FILL IN THE GAPS
Play this game. Fill in the gaps in these sentences.
Why did she storm in like that?
Read a conversation between Alita and Kat. They are chatting about another colleague’s behaviour. Notice how they are using the language from this lesson.
Role play this dialogue.
Alita: Hey Kat, did you see how Emma stormed into the meeting today? It was like a whirlwind hit the room!
Kat: I know, right? Totally caught me off guard. She’s usually not the type to throw caution to the wind like that.
Alita: Exactly! I’m a bit hazy about what’s got her so riled up. Do you know anything?
Kat: Well, I heard from Dave that she’s feeling under the weather about the new project assignments. Apparently, she got a frosty welcome from the team in Budapest.
Alita: Oh, really? That’s tough. But still, any port in a storm, right? She needed that international experience for her promotion.
Kat: True. But I guess the whole situation has her under a cloud. She’s been so gloomy lately.
Alita: Yeah, and the way she breezed in yesterday, all smiles and laughs, you’d never have guessed she was having a rough time.
Kat: Moods change like the weather, don’t they? One day you’re sunny and bright, the next you’re all stormy.
Alita: Well, let’s hope she finds a way to weather this storm. She’s a great colleague, after all.
Kat: Agreed. Maybe we should invite her for lunch, show her some friendly faces around here?
Alita: That’s a great idea, Kat! Let’s do that. A little kindness can go a long way.
OVER TO YOU
Discuss these questions. Refer to your own experience and remember to use the language of moods you were learning in this lesson.
- Can you recall a time when you had to ‘throw caution to the wind’ and make a spontaneous decision? How did it turn out?
- Have you ever been ‘hazy’ about making a significant change in your life, like moving to a new city or changing careers? How did you resolve your uncertainty?
- ‘Any port in a storm’ often means settling for less than ideal circumstances. Can you share an experience where you had to do this? Was it a positive or negative experience in the end?