Being British, I've decided to write this first post about the weather. My ex-students will remember that it was something we often talked about at the start of class - or perhaps complained is a better word! Everyone has an opinion on the weather, and I look forward to hearing yours.
I've been living in Barcelona for a month now, and have noticed some very marked differences between the weather here and in London. When we left the UK, it really felt like winter was starting. We were wearing thick coats, scarves and gloves, and it had even been snowing in some parts of the country. Imagine how we felt when we stepped off the plane in Barcelona airport to brilliant sunshine, blue skies and temperatures around 20 degrees! We enjoyed this weather for a few weeks, but the thermometers have shown a definite decrease over the past few days. We are also noticing the lack of central heating in our flat!
I have heard in the news that there have been floods in the UK, and also plenty of problems caused by the weather in other parts of Spain.
What is the weather like where you are now? How much vocabulary do you have to describe the weather? Post a comment to this blog with your ideas. In a few days, I'll add some more weather-related vocabulary to the blog. Please also comment if you have a topic you'd like to read about on this blog.
- If you don't understand all the vocabulary in this post, try to guess the meaning from the context.
- Try using an online dictionary to understand new words. You could try Word Reference for English-Spanish, or Macmillan Dictionary, Cambridge Dictionaries Online or Oxford Dictionaries if you're ready to use a monolingual dictionary.
- To help you remember new vocabulary, try to remember it in a sentence/context.
- Look for examples of grammar that you have studied before. Think about the different tenses used in this post, for example.