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    Vocabulary: it's hot!



    Very often, under our latitudes, parents tend to worry  to make sure that all the family members will be "warm enough", will be feeling well and comfortable. The ideal temperature, for our body is 37°C - 37.5°C (97.9°F to 99.9°F). It conditions our well-being. If it's too high, measures should be taken quickly, since a high temperature may be dangerous for babies, pregnant women, the elderly and people suffering from an immunodeficiency. 


     Warm  to be warm 
     In the warmth  to be nice and warm 
     "Are you warm enough?"  it's nice and warm today!
     To warm up  to get warmer 
     Tepid/ lukewarm to warm oneself up




    Sometimes, the body temperature goes wild and you're no longer "warm"... but really "hot". (cold => warm => hot)                                        

     It's hot/ sweltering hot  a blazing hot day 
     A heatwave/ intense heat   a heatstroke
     It's scorching hot it's stifling! 
     The midsummer heat "I'm boiling hot!"  
     The dog days  sultry
     To heat up  it's burning hot! 
      It's boiling hot!   it's piping hot! 
     The temperature/ a thermometer  to fall/ to rise 
     To take the temperature of   it was 30° in the shade 
     In temperatures of over 30°     below-freezing temperatures 


           A thermometer                             Different types of thermometers                            An auricular thermometer


    How to convert Fahrenheit to Celsius: T(°C) = T(°F) - 32) / (9/5) => T(°C) = (T(°F) - 32) / 1.8
    How to convert Celsius to Fahrenheit: T(°F) = T(°C) × 9/5 + 32 => T(°F) = T(°C) × 1.8 + 32 (37.5°C= 99.5°F)

    A few corresponding measures OF TEMPERATURES:

    - 10°F= -23.33 °C/ 0°F= -17.78°C/ 32°F= 0°C/ 50°F= 10°C/ 60°F= 15.56°C/ 80°F= 26.67°C/ 100°F= 37.78°C/ 212°F= 100°C...


    How to behave during a heatwave? 

    1) Ventilate : use fans (hand fans) and bigger and more efficient ones (oscillating fans/ bladeless fans). Air the rooms early in the morning or late in the afternoon. 

     Fans might work when the temperature is up to 35°C (95°F). Above that, (some studies say at 37°C (98.6°F) or higher), they are dangerous and increase dehydration.)



    2) Cool down: (drink plenty of water/ stay hydrated);  wet your body - face, arms - hair ... and refresh your body (core body temperaturethanks to cool water, ice, and ice-creams, water misters... (reduce the body temperature) 

    An effective way of reducing your core body temperature is "sweating"; the human body can produce up to two litres of sweat ['swet] per hour. Not to be dehydrated, you should replace those lost liquids. 




    3) Find a cool shelter; stand in the shade. Do not open houses when the sun and temperatures are at the highest.  In really hot weather, you should close the windows during the day, since the temperatures are higher outside than inside. 

    4) Do not drink alcohol; eat enough; check in with isolated and lonely people... Elderly people can become dehydrated more quickly than younger people... Young babies and people with chronic health conditions are more likely to have issues as well. So is anyone with mobility issues.

    A few obligations, then, to be able to live correctly in such hot weather...   You'd think people are never satisfied, as we keep hearing complaints about the cold, the rain etc. 

    The cold will be studied in another lesson  119492 target=_blank>test which will enable you to have vocabulary to speak about this topic.

      In the meantime, I give you THE FORCE to face the test!  



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    1. For several weeks, temperatures have been reported over Western Europe and part of the whole world.

    2. Many countries used to temperate climates are now experiencing temperatures of .

    3. Populations are learning when to in their homes in the mornings, or in the evenings when the temperatures are less high outside than inside.

    4. What’s important for people during a heatwave, is to lower the so that your body can function correctly in spite of the very high temperatures.

    5. New ventilators, , tend to be less noisy and much more handy to use.

    6. When I got into my car which was parked in the sun, I couldn’t touch the wheel which was !

    7. To your kid’s body, you should give him a bath or shower: cold water would be dangerous in such extreme temperatures.

    8. During a heatwave, our body sweats so much that we run the risk of being .



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