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.
|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 really 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.
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.
- What’s your favorite season and why?
- Do you like to be in freezing temperatures? Why or why not?
- What is the weather like in your city now?
- Do you like when it thunders and lightnings? Why or why not?
- Do you like the hot and humid weather? Why or why not?
- Which do you like better, hot or cold weather? Why?
- Do you like to drive when it’s foggy outside? Why or why not?
- What is the weather forecast for your city?
- Does it snow in your country? If no, have you ever seen snow before?
- Do you like to know the weather forecast? Why or why not?