Happy Friday everyone!
In Today’s Class, Sarah will explain how to talk about the weather.
Watch the video and learn new words in English! After the video you will find more vocabulary related to the weather and types of climate.
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Blizzard - (noun) a severe snowstorm that goes on for a long time.
Example: “She couldn’t leave her house because of the blizzard – she couldn’t see anything so it was dangerous to drive”
Boiling hot – (adjective) very hot.
Example: “My best friend and I went camel riding in the Sahara desert. It was boiling hot!”
Breeze - (noun) a gentle wind.
Example: “There was a lovely breeze in the garden, so we all sat outside and read”
Bright - (adjective) filled with light.
Example: “When the sun came out, it turned into a beautiful, bright day”
Chilly - (adjective) noticeably cold.
Example: “It’s very chilly at 6am. I akways wear a coat”
Clear - (adjective) not having any clouds, fog, etc.
Example: “It was an amazing day for her to get married – the sky was blue and clear”
Cloudy - (adjective) having many clouds in the sky.
Example: “I wanted to go to the beach, but I won’t because it will be cloudy”
Cold Spell – (noun) a period of colder than average weather.
Example: “If there’s a cold spell in October, we will have to delay our camping trip – it would be too cold!”
Cool - (adjective) somewhat cold : not warm or hot.
Example: “The weather is quite cool today, remember to take a jumper!”
Damp - (adjective) somewhat or slightly wet.
Example: “It rained earlier and so now everything is damp”
Drizzling - (adjective) to rain in very small drops.
Example: “It has been drizzling all morning, and I just washed the car”
Drought - (noun) a long period of time during which there is very little or no rain.
Example: “The drought caused a lot of plants to die”
Dry - (noun) having no rain or little rain.
Example: “It has been a very dry summer, it hasn’t rained at all!”
Dull - (adjective) not sunny : having a lot of clouds.
Example: “I don’t like dull days: no sun, and a dark, cloudy sky”
Flood - (noun) a large amount of water covering an area of land that is usually dry.
Example: “There have been terrible floods in the north of Spain”
Foggy - (adjective) having or filled with fog. Fog is many small drops of water floating in the air above the ground, the sea, etc.
Example: “When we were walking home, we couldn’t see the street because it was so foggy”
Freezing cold – (verb) to be very cold, usually associated with snow or ice.
Example: “I’m wearing 3 jackets, a scarf and big boots: it’s been snowing so it’s freezing cold!”
Frost - (noun) a thin layer of ice that forms on the ground, on grass, etc., when the air becomes cold.
Example: “It was so cold during the night, the grass is covered in frost”
Frostbite – (noun) a condition in which part of your body (such as your fingers or toes) freezes or almost freezes.
Example: “They had to wear thick gloves in the North Pole to avoid getting frostbite on their fingers”
Hail – (noun) pieces of ice that fall from clouds like rain.
Example: “We all ran into the shop, the hail was very painful”
Heat Stroke – (noun) a serious condition that happens when someone has been in high temperatures for a long time and that causes a person to stop sweating, have a very high body temperature, and become exhausted or unconscious.
Example: “My friend John had to go to hospital: he got heat stroke from being on the beach all day”
Heat-wave – (noun) a period of unusually hot weather.
Example: “This summer, temperatures went up to 40ºC, it was the biggest heat wave for 50 years”
Humidity - (adjective) moisture in the air
Example: “The humidity in southern India in June is almost 80%”
Hurricane - (noun) an extremely large, powerful, and destructive storm with very strong winds that occurs especially in the western part of the Atlantic Ocean.
Example: “Have you heard of hurricane Irene? New York airport closed down”
Icy - (noun) covered with ice.
Example: “It’s very hard to walk on streets when they’re icy”
Lightning - (noun) the flashes of light that are produced in the sky during a storm.
Example: “The tree in our garden was hit by lightning”
Mild - (adjective) not too hot or too cold : pleasantly warm.
Example: “Last winter was lovely and mild, not cold at all!”
Overcast - (adjective) covered with clouds.
Example: “I really wanted it to be sunny on my birthday but it’s cloudy and overcast”
Precipitation - (noun) water that falls to the ground as rain, snow, etc..
Example: “The weather forecast says there will be precipitation over the weekend”
Puddle - (noun) a small amount of water, mud, etc., on the ground.
Example: “My little cousin loves jumping in the puddles after it has rained”
Rainy - (adjective) having a lot of rain.
Example: “It’s been rainy all month”
Scorching - (adjective) extremely hot temperature/a very hot day.
Example: “43ºC today! It’s scorching, put on the air conditioning”
Shower - (noun) a brief fall of rain or snow over a small area.
Example: “I’m taking my umbrella in case there’s a shower later”
Sleet - (noun) frozen or partly frozen rain.
Example: “The snow turned to sleet and made driving very dangerous”
Smog – (noun) fog mixed with smoke : a cloud of dirty air from cars, factories, etc., that is usually found in cities.
Example: “There’s a lot of smog in certain parts of London”
Snowy - (adjective) having a lot of snow.
Example: “Yesterday my friend in Switzerland said it was the snowiest day she’d ever seen”
Stormy - (adjective) relating to or affected by a storm.
Example: “During our holiday the weather was stormy every day”
Sunny - (adjective) having plenty of bright sunlight.
Example: “I want to move to Italy, where it’s always sunny”
Wet - (adjective) covered or soaked with water or another liquid : not dry.
Example: “The climate in Scotland is very wet”
Windy - (adjective) having a lot of wind.
Example: “She took her children to the park to fly kites because it was really windy”
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