Same or Changing Weather?

Conversation

After a quick greeting, 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.

  • Some people prefer to live in places that have the same weather or climate all year long. Others like to live in areas where the weather changes several times a year. Which do you prefer? Use specific reasons and examples to support your choice.
    • What is your favorite type of weather?
    • What are the benefits of having different seasons?
    • What are the benefits of having the same weather all the time?

Vocabulary

Skip this section if you have 15 minute plan. 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

Expression Definition
forecast (n) a prediction of weather
She had said that the forecast was sunny for the weekend.
climate (n) the weather conditions in a particular area
The climate changed throughout the year, but it was always cold.
constant (adj) occurring continuously over time
Soon they became used to the constant rain showers in the morning.
seasonal (adj) relating to a particular season
She loved to wear all the seasonal colors she waited for all year.
become (v) begin to be
They knew that over time, the temperature would become much colder.
disappear (v) cease to be visible
As the afternoon approached, all the clouds seemed to have disappeared.
get around (expression) to have mobility
The constant dry weather made it easier for them to get around without dealing with the rain or snow.
hold on (expression) wait a short time
They could not believe that the sunshine would hold on until the weekend. 
mix up (expression) confuse one or more things
The weatherman mixed up the days it was supposed to rain.
under the weather (expression) feel ill or not right
After staying out in the cold all day, he felt under the weather the next day.

Something Extra

Read the following quote out loud.

“A change in the weather is sufficient to recreate the world and ourselves.”
― Marcel Proust

Wrap-up

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

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