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Word Part of speech airconditioner/airconditioning noun avalanche noun below freezing preposition/adjective blizzard noun boiling hot adjective

+ noun breeze noun Celsius noun chilly adjective clear adjective cloud/cloudy noun/adjective cold spell adjective + noun cool adjective


Example Sentence The airconditioner keeps the office nice and comfortable even when it's very hot outside. The skiers were warned about a possible avalanche. It's supposed to go below freezing before the weekend. The airplane couldn't take-off because of the blizzard. It was boiling hot, so we all jumped into the lake. Don't bother with a hat. There is always a breeze near the ocean. In the summer, the average temperature here is 20 degrees Celsius. It's a bit chilly today, so I think you should wear a coat. On a clear night you can see a lot of stars. It may look cloudy in the morning, but the sun always comes out by afternoon. They're calling for a cold spell, so we put off our camping trip. The days were boiling hot, but the nights were cool and comfortable for sleeping.

an appliance that cools down the air in a home or building a dangerous slide of snow down a mountain temperature less than 0 degrees Celsius/(32F) a storm with lots of snow and wind common expression for describing a very hot day light wind measurement of temperature (0 degrees is freezing/100 is boiling) cold when the sky is blue because no clouds are blocking the sun water in the sky that appears as a white or grey mass a period of colder than average weather temperature in between warm and cold

degrees noun drizzling continuous verb drought noun Fahrenheit noun flood noun flurries noun

measurement for temperature

I don't feel the heat until it's about forty degrees Celsius outside. I think I'll take the dog for a walk. It's only drizzling now. Forest fires are a serious danger during a drought. It was 100 degrees Fahrenheit when we got to San Francisco. The flood was so bad, our basement was full of water. There are a few flurries but the snow isn't sticking to the roads. We couldn't see the bridge because there was too much fog. According to the 5 day forecast, it's going to rain on our wedding day. It was a freezing cold day for the Santa Claus parade. Some flowers are so strong they can withstand frost. I lost my hat while I was skiing, and I ended up with frostbite on my ears. There was so much hail that some of the trailer homes were destroyed. Bring lots of water and wear a hat to avoid heat stroke in this weather.

raining slightly a long period with no rainfall measurement of temperature (32 degrees is freezing/212 is boiling) overflow of rain water

very light snowfall

fog/foggy noun/adjective forecast noun/verb freezing cold adjective + noun frost noun frostbite noun

thick water vapor that blocks one's vision the expected weather for the future common expression used to describe a very cold day ice crystals on a frozen surface a skin condition caused by over exposure to the cold (typically reddish skin with white spots) small pieces of ice that fall during a storm a flu-like condition one can acquire after spending too long in the sun

hail noun heat stroke noun

heat-wave noun humid/humidity adjective/noun hurricane noun icy adjective lightning noun mild adjective meteorologist noun minus/negative adjective overcast adjective

extremely hot weather that is much higher than average-usually lasts a short time moisture in the air

During the heat-wave we cooled our beds down with ice packs. It feels a lot hotter than it actually is because of the humidity. Half of the buildings on the island were flattened by the hurricane. The roads are icy so please avoid driving down any hills. The outdoor pool always closes when the lifeguards think lightning is coming. It's quite mild out so I didn't bother with a hat or mittens. The meteorologist predicted that the cold spell would be over by now. It was minus twenty degrees at the top of the skil hill. The sky is overcast this morning, but the sun is supposed to come out by late afternoon. Tomorrow's forecast is partly cloudy with clear skies by nightfall. There is very little precipitation in the desert. Children love to splash in puddles when they are wearing rubber boots.

a tropical storm with very strong wind and rain slippery because of ice electrical discharge and flash between a cloud and the ground temperature that is warmer than average(in a cold season) a person who studies weather patterns indicates that a temperature is below zero

no sun is visible

partly cloudy adverb + adjective

term often used in a weather forecast to indicate that the skies are sunny and cloudy at the same time rain or snow that falls on an area

precipitation noun puddle noun

collection of rain water

rain/raining/rainy noun/continuous verb/adjective raindrop noun rainbow noun raining cats and dogs idiom scorching/a scorcher adjective/noun

water that falls to earth a single measurement of rain a band of colours found in the sky after a rainfall

My hair is all wet and messy from the rain. I love catching raindrops on my tongue. According to legend you can find a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow. They cancelled the football game because it was raining cats and dogs. It was a scorcher, so the whole family slept in the cool basement. My favorite season is Fall, because I love to watch the leaves changing colours. They've been calling for showers all week, but so far it's been dry. All-weather-tires are best if you have to drive in sleet. The snow turned to slush as soon as it started to rain. You really notice the smog downtown in this type of humidity. It is already snowing up in the mountains, so the ski season should be great this year. All of the schools were closed because of the snowstorm. We hope to have sunshine on the day of the beach picnic.

raining heavily

extremely hot temperature/a very hot day time of year characterized by certain weather Winter,Spring,Summer,Fall (or Autumn) quick/light rainstorm

season noun

shower noun sleet(similar to hail) noun slush/slushy noun/adjective smog noun snow/snowy/snowing noun/adjective/ continuous verb snowstorm noun sun/sunshine/sunny noun/noun/adjective

rain that freezes as it falls snow on the ground that has been rained on heavy,dark cloud cover caused by pollution frozen water that warms slightly as it falls to earth large amounts of wind and snow the gassy star that warms the earth

sunburn noun sunglasses/shades noun suntan/tanned noun(also verb)/adjective(also verb) sunscreen/suntan lotion noun temperature noun

painful red/pink skin caused by being in the sun too long dark eyewear that protects you from the sun brown/golden skin caused by long periods of sun exposure cream that protects your skin from sun damage

The bald man got a sunburn on his head. I forgot my shades and I was driving right into the sun. I got a suntan on the cruise, but it has already faded away. Don't forget to reapply your sunscreen when you get out of the lake. Can you check the temperature before we get dressed for our walk? When I checked the temperature this morning, the thermometer said it was already thirty degrees Celsius. Let's close all of the windows. It looks like a thunderstorm is coming. The tornado picked up everything in its path, including animals and cars. I always keep an umbrella in my car in case of rain. Ultra violet rays can cause skin cancer if you don't wear sunscreen. It's too windy to play golf today. It's minus two, but with the wind chill factor it's minus fifteen.

how warm or cold the air is

thermometer noun

instrument for measuring the temperature of the air thunder is a loud noise after lightning, caused by rapid expansion of air superheated by the lightning violently spinning windstorm

thunder/thunderstor m noun tornado/cyclone noun umbrella noun

held over one's head and body for rain protection the damaging rays from the sun blowing air outside when the wind makes the air feel colder than the actual temperature

UV (ultra violet) rays noun wind/windy noun/adjective wind chill factor noun

The sun is It is


today. today.

The earth needs the The weather is great today. It's nice and

The wind is It will be The strong It will The weather will be The The temperature will be very freezing. It is It will It will probably be tomorrow. I hope it won't be Look at that
raining rain snow snow

blow ing w indy w ind

today. tomorrow. will come from the south. tomorrow.

snow y

next week.

will come from the north.


- 5 below

hard today. tomorrow.


for the whole day tomorrow.

cloudy cloud

The Weather
The words below are some of the most important used when talking about the Weather. The Weather - Describing the Weather

breeze breezy bright clear cloud cloudy damp drizzle drizzly dry

dull fog foggy hailstone lightning rain raindrop rainfall rainy shower showery snow snowfall snowflake snowy storm stormy sun sunny sunshine thunder wet wind windy
The Weather - The Temperature

chilly cold freezing hot mild scorching warm

The Weather - Verbs

glow freeze hail pour (with ran) rain

shine snow

Using verbs to describe the weather

The sun is shining

It's drizzling

The wind is blowing

It's raining (The rain is falling.)

It's hailing

It's pouring (The rain is pouring down.)

It's snowing (The snow is falling.)

It's thundering

Using adjectives to describe the weather

Sweltering = It's sweltering. or It's a sweltering day. Freezing = It's freezing. or It's a freezing day.

Warm = It's warn. or It's a warm day.

Cold = It's cold. or It's a cold day.

Sunny = It's sunny. or It's a sunny day.

Cloudy = It's cloudy. or It's a cloudy day.

Clear = It's clear. or It's a clear day.

Stormy = It's stormy. or It's a stormy day.

Misty = It's misty. or It's a misty day.

Foggy = It's foggy. or It's a foggy day.

Breezy = It's breezy. or It's a breezy day

Windy = It's windy. or It's a windy day.

Showery = It's showery. or It's a showery day.

Rainy = It's rainy. or It's a rainy day.

Frosty = It's frosty. or It's a frosty day.

Snowy = It's snowy. or It's a snowy day.

Icy = It's icy. or It's an icy day.

Drizzly = It's drizzly. or It's a drizzly day.

. Dry = It's dry. or It's a dry day.

Wet = It's wet. or It's a wet day.

Other things associated with the weather

sunshine Lightning






The weather forecast




tornado / twister

Atlantic / Eastern Pacific = a hurricane Northwest Pacific = a typhoon Rest of the world = a cyclone

Describing the weather generally

hot, scorching wet, miserable, damp

warm, mild, fine, dry

dull, grey

cool, refreshing

cold, chilly

What to say
How to ask about the weather.

What's the weather like? What's the weather doing? Is it raining where you are?

A lot of nouns about the weather are uncountable, so we have to create or add a counting word:Fog / Mist Hail Rain Snow A wisp of mist / fog.

A hailstone

A drop of rain / A raindrop A snowflake

Sunshine A ray of sunshine Wind A gust of wind

Weather Patterns: "It's -- "

breezy clear cloudy (partly cloudy) damp dry foggy humid rainy

showery snowy stormy sunny windy

Temperatures: "It's -- "

o o o o o o

freezing cold chilly warm hot scorching


It's raining. It's snowing. It's pouring. (very hard rain)

Other Weather Terms

o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o

chance of rain cold front fog hail hurricane lightening precipitation raindrops snow flurries sunrise sunset sunshine thunder thunder showers tornado typhoon warm front weather forecast

The words below are some of the most important used when talking about the Food. Food - Condition

fresh off past its sell-by date raw ripe rotten tough undercooked unripe overcooked
Food - Verbs

bake boil cook fry grill heat microwave poach roast steam stew
Food - Quantities

bar liter loaf lump piece pint portion

slice spoonful
Food - Taste

bitter bland creamy crisp crunchy hot mild salty savory sickly sour spicy stodgy sweet tasteless
Food - Types

barbecue buffet four-course meal picnic snack TV dinner

Food - Eating and Drinking

bite chew swallow sip

Food - Preparing Drinks

add fill

mix pour shake stir

Food - Other Related Words

crumbs fast food (non)-fattening helping pastry slimming sticky

People and Physical Characteristics

The words below are some of the most important used when talking about People and Physical Characteristics. People and Physical Characteristics - Age

baby toddler child teenager young man / woman youth middle-aged (man / woman) elderly (man / woman) teens early mid late about twentyish thirty something
People and Physical Characteristics - Build

fat overweight slim

thin skinny plump stocky well built

People and Physical Characteristics - Complexion

fair dark olive pale tanned clear good spotty pimpled freckles spots pimples
People and Physical Characteristics - Facial Features on Men

moustache clean-shaven beard

People and Physical Characteristics - Hair

long short medium length shoulder length black fair dark red gray going gray light brown blond white curly spiky

straight wavy bald receding hairline

People and Physical Characteristics - Height

average height above average below average petite short tall

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