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05 / 12 / 2005

WEATHER (1): meaning and examples

Good morning. This week we will only be sending Daily Vitamins today and on December 7th and 9th. December 8th and 10th are holidays. We received a request from one of our readers Jonatan. He wrote "I would like to suggest a topic that might be interesting for readers like me, that at work have to communicate by e-mail or messenger with English-speaking/writing people, and it is talking about the weather." It's true, Jonatan. The weather is a common topic for small talk between strangers and friends. (See "Small Talk", the Daily Vitamin from January 29th, 2004.) Today we will look at a few expressions for asking and commenting on the weather. EXPRESSION 1: What's the weather like? It means: Can you describe or tell me about the weather? We use it to ask about the weather if we don't already know this information. Example 1: A: What's the weather like this morning? B: It's quite cold, so make sure you put on a warm jumper (jersey). EXPRESSION 2: (adjective) weather, don't you think? It's (adjective), isn't it? We use these expressions to make a comment about the weather. These expressions also invite the listener to respond (to confirm or deny our comment). Example 2: A: Terrible weather today, don't you think? B: Yes, It's absolutely awful. And they say it's going to rain all week long. Example 3: A: It's windy outside, isn't it? B: Well, I suppose so, but not as windy as it was last night. I thought the roof (tejado) was going to blow off! Remember that there will be no Daily Vitamin tomorrow. We will learn some more weather English on Wednesday, December 7th. Try to stay warm! It's cold outside. If you have any questions about today's Daily Vitamin, you can post them in the Daily Vitamin Plus! section on our website. If you have any questions about how to use the Daily Vitamin Plus! section, please send us an email to Enjoy tomorrow's holiday!


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