How's the weather?

English Conversation Lesson: How’s the weather?

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English Conversation Lesson: How’s the weather?

Hello, welcome to an English conversation lesson. The topic of today’s conversation is “How’s the weather?”. This is usually one of the first conversations students learn.

Students often learn about weather from a young age. I have taught kindergarten students weather vocabulary many times. They are able to learn it fairly easily as it is important to them. They can see the weather and it has an impact on their day. So they are interested in it and are able to use it.

How’s the weather? Vocabulary

Before we get into the conversation let’s take at some vocabulary. There are six types of weather that we will use in this lesson. They are: snowy, rainy, sunny, cloudy, stormy and windy.

Listen and say:

How's the weather

How’s the weather? Conversation

Now that we have reviewed the vocabulary, let’s take a look at this short conversation.

How's the weather

There are a few elements to look at this conversation. The first is raining vs rainy. When you put -ing on the weather (raining, snowing,) we are talking about the action of the weather. Putting a -y on the weather (rainy, snowy, stormy) we are describing what the weather is like. In other words, raining is an action(verb) and rainy is an adjective. For example: It is raining. It’s a rainy day.

The second part of this conversation is talking about what you need for the the weather. When it is a rainy day, you need an umbrella. If it’s sunny you might need a hat. Let’s take a look at what you might need for each type of weather:

rainy –> umbrella, rain boots, rain jacket

sunny –> hat, sunscreen, sun glasses

snowy –> winter hat, gloves, scarf, snow boots,

cloudy –> jacket

windy –> windbreaker (jacket)

stormy –> stay home

The final element of this conversation we want to look at is if you like that type weather. Why or why not?

Let’s take a look at some examples:

I like rainy days. Because I can splash in puddles.

I don’t like rainy days. Because I can’t play in the park.

I like snowy days. Because I can make a snowman.

I don’t like snowy days. Because it’s too cold.

I like sunny days. Because I can play outside.

I don’t like sunny days. Because it’s too hot.

I like windy days. Because I can fly kite.

I don’t like windy days. Because it’s too dusty.

I like stormy days. Because I can watch the lightning.

I don’t like stormy days. Because it’s too scary.

I like cloudy days. Because I like to look at the clouds.

I don’t like cloudy days. Because it’s too gloomy.

Make a new conversation

Now that we went through all the different elements of this conversation lets make another example. You can practice this with all the different weather types. We will use snowy weather in this example.

A: How’s the weather today?

B: It’s snowing today. You need your winter hat and gloves.

A: Cool. I love snowy days.

B: Really, why do you like snowy days?

A: Because I can make a snowman.

Let’s use the same example but change it into not like snowy weather.

A: How’s the weather today?

B: It’s snowing today. You need your winter hat and gloves.

A: Too bad. I don’t like snowy days.

B: Really, why don’t you like snowy days.

A: Because it’s too cold.

How’s the weather? Wrap up

Thank you for taking this English conversation lesson. We have other conversations for you to practice. Eventually I will try to make them into individual lessons like this one. But for now, you can find them on our conversation page.

Remember to like and share this lesson if you enjoyed it. I really appreciate when you do. It helps grow my readership and motivates me to keep making lessons for you.

I hope the weather is beautiful where you are today. Have a great day.

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