Sunday, August 16, 2015

How to Stay Cool without Air Conditioning!

This past week we felt like we lived at the equator!  Some days were up to 37 or 40 degrees!  Most people just sit at home and turn on the air conditioner, and I even saw a neighbor get one installed last week!


Read this article to get more ideas about how to keep cool during the summer!  There are 3 pages, so be prepared!
http://www.motherearthnews.com/renewable-energy/energy-efficiency/natural-cooling-methods-zm0z15aszsor.aspx

Vocabulary
scorching summer weather
wide-eyed disbelief.
 refrigerant-based air conditioning 
beat the heat
voracious energy appetite
releases fossil carbon 
fluorocarbon refrigerants
wean ourselves off 
urban heat island
internal dial
adaptive model of comfort
Superfluous reliance
shedding the heat
lingering effects
swamp cooler
airflow 
geothermal-cooled 
deciduous trees
deflecting sunlight
 properly hydrate
a good foot soak 


Questions
Which one of these options have you used in the past? 
Which one will you want to implement? 
What temperature do you feel most comfortable? 
What is the best outdoors temperature for you? 
What is the best indoors temperature? 
What do you do to keep cool during the summer? 
What activities do you do that could change in order to stay cooler? 
What directions do your windows face? 
What can you do to make that area cooler? 



Lesson Plan by Rachael Alice Orbach - Professional English Teacher 







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