Weather 2.0
What's the weather usually like in your hometown? Do you like the weather in your hometown? What's your favorite weather? What do you do in hot weather?
Vocabulary
  • Dreary (adj.) - boring and making you feel unhappy.
  • Progressive (adj.) - developing or happening gradually
  • Damp (adj.) - slightly wet, usually in an unpleasant way
  • Torrential rain (phrase) - very heavy rain.
  • Scorching (adj.) - very hot.
  • Oxymoron (noun) - two words used together, which mean two different or opposite things, such as 'bitter-sweet' or 'smart casual'.
  • Cloudburst (noun) - a sudden heavy fall of rain.
  • Humidity (noun) - a measurement of how much water there is in the air:
  • Lethargic (adj.) - having little energy; feeling unwilling and unable to do anything.
  • To soak up (phrasal verb) - to enjoy the effects or experience of something as much as possible.
  • Heatwave (noun) - a period of time such as a few weeks when the weather is much hotter than usual.
  • To vegetate (verb) - to live in a way that has no physical and mental activity.
Questions and answers
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M: What's the weather usually like in your hometown?

R: Well, right now it's pretty dreary, I'd say. We're moving from, well, we're moving from what, summer into autumn? We're actually in the midst of autumn now. So the climate is getting progressively colder and damper as the days go by.

M: What's your favorite weather?

R: Oh, I think that depends on the circumstances, doesn't it? If I'm inside and the heating is on and there's like torrential rain outside, then I get quite a cozy feeling. And obviously, I'd want to stay indoors. On the other hand, obviously, if it's scorching outside, then I'd rather be out there getting a ton and sunbathing.

M: Do you like the weather in your hometown?

R: Usually, actually, we're supposed to be the sunniest city in Scotland, which sounds like something of an oxymoron, doesn't it? We clearly do get our fair share of cloudless days, but usually in the summer, right now, it's not at its best.

M: Do you like wet weather?

R: Well, like I said, Only if I'm indoors. I got caught in a cloudburst the other day, and it looked, well, and I looked like a drowned rat, as did everyone else around me. That was not entertaining in the slightest.

M: Do you prefer wet, hot or dry weather?

R: I definitely have a preference for hot weather. You can be outside, get vitamin D from the sun, which is good for your skin and your bones. And it's just better look all around. This is of course only if the humidity is low. Because otherwise, I think, well, I can and I think other people do feel lethargic and ill.

M: What do you do in hot weather?
R: Well, assuming it's not a school day, I go out with my friends for walks along the beach or sit on the decking and soak up the sun while reading. Short of a heatwave, though. That's unlikely at the moment. But if that happened, then it would be like, stay indoors and vegetate.

M: Rory, thank you so much for your answers!
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