Speaking about the Weather
January 16, 2007 8:20am CST
English speakers love to talk about the weather. It is a way of breaking the ice (starting a conversation). People talk about the weather on the phone and in person. Friends and family talk about the weather before they discuss what's new. Co-workers talk about the weather before starting a hard day of work. Even strangers discuss the weather. Learn the proper vocabulary and expressions, and you will find it easy to start a conversation anytime and anywhere with anyone you meet! Common questions and responses about Weather Q: What's it like out? A: It's miserable out. Q: How's the weather? A: It's ten below. (-10 degrees) Q: Do you have rain? A: We haven't had a drop of rain for weeks. Q: What's the temperature there? A: It's 22 degrees Celcius. Q:It's snowing here, what's it doing there? A: It's pouring outside. (raining heavily) Q: Beautiful day, huh? A: We couldn't ask for a better day than this. Q: What's the weather forecast? A: They're calling for blue skies all week.