II 3.What questions would you ask a meteorologist?
What factors help you to forecast the weather?
· Why isn’t the weather always predicted accurately?
Is it difficult to make a true weather forecast?
Why do you make so many mistakes?
Do you have any punishment for your mistakes?
· Is the climate really becoming hotter?
· What tools do you use to collect data?
· Why did you decide to become a meteorologist?
· What is the most interesting and most difficult thing in your profession?
· What are the methods of predicting weather?
· Is it difficult to forecast for a long time?
II 4.What can you advise a person who wants to become a meteorologist?
Think twice and go to the nearest weather station to have a word with your future colleagues. You need to have a clear picture of what you are going to do in five years. Meteorologists are often laughed at since most of their predictions are not accurate , so you should fully understand why you want to go in for this profession.
A meteorologist is a person with special education “who uses scientific principles to explain, understand, observe or forecast the Earth’s atmospheric phenomena and/ or how the atmosphere affects the Earth and life on the planet”. This education usually includes a bachelor’s or higher degree from a college or university. Many meteorologists have degrees in physics, chemistry, mathematics, and other fields.
The broader term “atmospheric science” often is used to describe the combination of meteorology and other branches of physical science that are involved in studying atmosphere.
So, I can advise a person to study physics.
II 5.They say there’s no bad weather, there are bad clothes. What do you think about it?
In my view a person’s life depends on a certain degree on the climatic condition he lives in. Though the English say “There’s no bad weather, there are bad clothes”, in reality bad weather influences our mood, emotions and even the physical state. Moreover, the economy of whole countries and their agriculture are determined by the climate.
Here in Belarus we don’t talk much about the weather, we just take it as it is.
As we live in the eastern part of Europe, the seasons here have their specific features, both attractive and unpleasant. Every season is beautiful in its way. We should choose the right clothes to wear in order to be healthy and feel comfortable and warm. In my view, modern designers create nice and comfortable clothes. So we can choose the clothes we like and enjoy any kind of weather.
Actually, the English sayings about weather are numerous. And there is an objective reason for the popularity of this topic. The English weather on the whole is the naughtiest thing in the world. It’s because of the geographical position of the British Isles. Nevertheless people try to adopt themselves to the weather so as to live in harmony with it. And sometimes they even make use of the situation having an opportunity to change their clothes more often.
Though O.Wilde said “Whenever people talk to me about the weather, I always feel certain that they mean something else”.
Personally I think each weather or season of the year possesses its own charm, has its own beauty and significance to man.
Though I think that weather conditions can be severe and an unpleasant drizzle may set in for a few days, I am fully agree with this proverb. We all ought to make the best of what we have. Sometimes we may find ourselves in a position where our main goal will be not gain something but lose as little as it is possible.