HOW TO Master THE Weather Vocabulary


Hi everyone, welcome to my blog where I share tips and tricks on how to improve your English skills. Today, I’m going to talk about a very common topic that you might encounter in everyday conversations: the weather. Weather is something that affects us all, so it’s good to know how to describe it and express your opinions about it. In this post, I’ll teach you some grammar, adjectives, verbs, nouns and idioms related to weather in English.

First, let’s review some basic grammar rules for talking about weather. We usually use the verb ‘to be’ with weather conditions, such as ‘it is sunny’, ‘it is cloudy’, ‘it is raining’, etc. We can also use ‘there is’ or ‘there are’ with nouns, such as ‘there is a storm’, ‘there are some clouds’, etc. Sometimes, we can use other verbs to describe the weather, such as ‘it snows’, ‘it drizzles’, ‘it hails’, etc. These verbs are usually in the present simple tense because they describe facts or habits.

Next, let’s learn some adjectives to describe the weather. Adjectives are words that modify nouns or pronouns, such as ‘hot’, ‘cold’, ‘wet’, ‘dry’, etc. We can use adjectives before nouns, such as ‘a hot day’, ‘a cold night’, ‘a wet road’, etc. We can also use adjectives after the verb ‘to be’, such as ‘it is hot’, ‘it is cold’, ‘it is wet’, etc. Here are some common adjectives for weather:

  • Hot: when the temperature is high
  • Cold: when the temperature is low
  • Warm: when the temperature is comfortable and pleasant
  • Cool: when the temperature is slightly low but not cold
  • Sunny: when there is a lot of sun and no clouds
  • Cloudy: when there are many clouds and little sun
  • Rainy: when it rains a lot
  • Snowy: when it snows a lot
  • Windy: when there is a lot of wind
  • Stormy: when there is a storm with thunder and lightning
  • Foggy: when there is a lot of fog and low visibility
  • Humid: when there is a lot of moisture in the air
  • Dry: when there is little moisture in the air

Now, let’s see some verbs to talk about weather. Verbs are words that show actions or states of being, such as ‘rain’, ‘snow’, ‘shine’, etc. We can use verbs with subjects, such as ‘it rains’, ‘it snows’, ‘the sun shines’, etc. We can also use verbs with objects, such as ‘the rain falls’, ‘the snow melts’, ‘the wind blows’, etc. Here are some common verbs for weather:

  • Rain: when water falls from the sky in drops
  • Snow: when water freezes and falls from the sky in flakes
  • Hail: when ice falls from the sky in small pieces
  • Drizzle: when rain falls lightly and gently
  • Pour: when rain falls heavily and fast
  • Shine: when the sun emits light and heat
  • Set: when the sun goes down below the horizon
  • Rise: when the sun comes up above the horizon
  • Blow: when air moves fast and creates wind
  • Gust: when wind blows strongly and suddenly

Finally, let’s learn some nouns and idioms to talk about weather. Nouns are words that name things, places, people or ideas, such as ‘rainbow’, ‘flood’, ‘umbrella’, etc. Idioms are expressions that have a figurative meaning different from their literal meaning, such as ‘raining cats and dogs’, ‘a storm in a teacup’, ‘under the weather’, etc. Here are some common nouns and idioms for weather:

  • Rainbow: a colorful arc that appears in the sky after rain
  • Flood: a large amount of water that covers an area that is usually dry
  • Drought: a long period of time without rain
  • Umbrella: an object that protects you from rain or sun
  • Coat: a piece of clothing that covers your body and keeps you warm

Idioms are very interesting and fun to learn because they can make your speech more colorful and expressive. They are also very common in English, so you should know them if you want to sound more natural and fluent. Here are some examples of idioms related to weather:

  • Raining cats and dogs: an idiom that means raining very heavily. For example, “I can’t go out today, it’s raining cats and dogs.”
  • A storm in a teacup: an idiom that means a small problem that is exaggerated or blown out of proportion. For example, “Don’t worry about the argument, it’s just a storm in a teacup.”
  • Under the weather: an idiom that means feeling sick or unwell. For example, “I’m sorry I can’t join you, I’m feeling under the weather.”
  • Break the ice: an idiom that means to start a conversation or make a situation more relaxed. For example, “He broke the ice by telling a joke.”
  • Every cloud has a silver lining: an idiom that means there is something good in every bad situation. For example, “I know you lost your job, but every cloud has a silver lining. Maybe you’ll find a better one soon.”

I hope you enjoyed this post and learned something new about weather in English. Remember to practice using these words and phrases in your own sentences and conversations. You can also check out my other posts on different topics related to English learning. Thank you for reading and see you next time!For more click here

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