Topic: Weather

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Warm-up

In this lesson, your tutor will help you go over this topic: weather. First, go over the following vocabulary and expressions with your tutor. Read the word/expression and definition out loud, and your tutor will go over anything you do not understand. Practice creating a sentence or two to make sure you know how to use the word/expression properly.

Vocabulary/ Expressions

freezing (adj) very cold; below 0-degree celsius
The temperature outside is freezing.
thunder (n) a very loud sound during a storm; the sound that comes with lightning
The thunder was so loud it scared me.
lightning (n) the flashes of light in the sky during a storm
The lightning made the sky light up bright.
humid (adj) lots of moisture in the air; used with hot (e.g.hot and humid)
The weather is hot and humid.
cool (adj) not warm or hot; not real cold but a little
It’s cool outside so you may want to wear a light jacket.
foggy (adj) the outside air has a thick cloud like appearance; makes it difficult to see when driving
It was so foggy outside that I didn’t want to drive.
overcast (adj) the sky is dark; covered with clouds
The sky is overcast and it looks like it will rain.
weather forecast (n) to predict the weather in advance
The forecast called for rain this week.
windy (adj) strong wind or more than usually
The forecast is calling for a windy day tomorrow.
raining cats and dogs (idiom) raining a lot; heavy rain
I’m not going outside because it’s raining cats and dogs.

Conversation

Use the following questions as a guideline to form an interesting conversation with your tutor. Feel free to diverge from these suggestions if anything interesting comes up.

  1. What’s your favorite season and why?
  2. Do you like to be in freezing temperatures? Why or why not?
  3. What is the weather like in your city now?
  4. Do you like when it thunders and lightnings? Why or why not?
  5. Do you like the hot and humid weather? Why or why not?
  6. Which do you like better, hot or cold weather? Why?
  7. Do you like to drive when it’s foggy outside? Why or why not?
  8. What is the weather forecast in your city?
  9. Does it snow in your country? If no, have you ever seen snow before?
  10. Do you like to know the weather forecast? Why or why not?

Wrap-up

Go over any new expressions or vocabulary that you learned today.

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