Friday, 11 May 2012

Prince Charles turns BBC Scotland weatherman

Durante una visita negli studi televisivi della BBC, in occasione dei 60 anni dell’emittente, il Principe Carlo ha letto leprevisioni del tempo. L’autore del testo ha scherzosamente inserito alcune delle più importanti residenze della famiglia reale. Nel video noterete che a un certo punto Carlo si accorge di questo “scherzetto”, prima se ne esce con un “huh huh” di stupore e poco dopo aggiunge “who the hell wrote this script?” ovvero “chi diavolo cha scritto questo testo"?
Buona visione!

Per la trascrizione e la tabella qui sotto ringrazio Bren Brennan, uno degli autori di "the English Blog" (pubblicato da SGI) un blog molto utile e ben fatto che vi consiglio di visitare.

Well it’s an unsettled picture as we head towards the end of the week. 
This afternoon it’ll be cold, wet and windy across most of Scotland. 
We are under the influence of low pressure and this weather front pushing northwards is bringing clouds and outbreaks of rain
The rain, of course, will be heaviest over the borders and around Edinburgh, where it could lead to difficult conditions on the roads
In the west, rain will be lighter and patchier with maybe a few drier interludes over Dumfries House in Ayrshire. There will be snow for the higher ground of the Highlands and Aberdeenshire. There will be the potential for a few flurries over Balmoral…who the hell wrote this script! as the afternoon goes on.
The best of the drier and brighter weather will, of course, be over the northern isles and far north of the mainland. 
So a little hazy sunshine for the Castle of Mey and Caithness. But a cold day everywhere with temperatures of just eight celsius and a brisk north easterly wind.
Thank God it isn’t a bank holiday!

Weather Forecast vocabulary

changeable: the weather will be changing a lot – sometimes good, sometimes bad
under the influence
We are experiencing: We are having
weather front
a body of weather: can also say ‘cold front’ or ‘warm front’
outbreaks of rain
rain that starts suddenly, usually not for a long time
difficult conditions on the roads
not easy to drive because of the amount of water
small bursts of rain, only in some areas
drier interludes
small periods of time without rain
short periods of rain in windy conditions
hazy sunshine
sunshine that is not 100% (difficult to describe!!!)
fast and strong

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