148 What is your favorite season?


Listen to what six people talk about their favorite season and why they like it so much.

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Lindsay / United States
speakerMy favorite season is summer. I love summer. There is no school. It's warm. The sun sets late. You can sit on your balcony and drink a beer and barbecue. I just think it's fabulous. My least favorite then obviously is winter, because the sun goes down early, you can't go on your balcony and relax, it's freezing cold, and it's just not an enjoyable season at all.

Kat / Germany
speakerMy favorite season is winter, because there's a lot of snow, and it's cold outside, and it's just beautiful. When the countryside is covered with snow, it's just perfectly white, and I think that's amazing. Also, I love to build snowman, have snowball fights with my friends, so that is definitely my favorite season. My least favorite season is summer, because it's too hot. I really don't like the heat.

Matt / United States
speakerMy favorite season is springtime, because everything is getting all flowery and new and fresh again. My least favorite season, however, is fall because I know that it's going to be getting cold soon, and you can't predict if it's going to be a warm day or a cold day. And sometimes, you think it's going to be a warm day in the fall, but all of a sudden it gets very cold and you don't have your jacket with you.

Warren / Canada
speakerMy favorite season would be summer. It's pretty cold in Canada, and it's nice to have a long, sunny, dry summer, and there's a lot of outdoor things you can do then, and it just feels better. My least favorite is definitely winter, because it's cold, and you don't want to get outside, you want to stay inside more. I think it can be a little depressing.

Antoinette / United States
speakerMy favorite season would probably be autumn. I love the changing of the leaves. I love the colors and the mountains. I love the crisp autumn wind that blows the leaves around. And I love walking around in that crisp autumn air to come home to a warm cup of hot chocolate.

Rese / Botswana
speakerWell, in my country, we've only got two seasons. It would be summer and winter. So, I'd say my favorite is summer, because of the sun and the warm weather, you can hang out with friends and do pretty much anything you want to do. I guess winter I don't like so much, because I can't handle the cold and there's really not that much to do when it's cold weather.

Learn Vocabulary from the lesson

flowery

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Everything is getting all flowery and new and fresh again

When something is flowery, it has lots of flowers. Notice the following:

  1. The hills are all flowery in spring.
  2. I don't like this flowery wallpaper.

predict

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You can't predict if it's going to be a warm day or a cold day.

When you predict something, you are saying it will happen in the future. Notice the following:

  1. You can never predict the weather.
  2. He predicted they would in win and they did!

all of a sudden

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In the fall, but all of a sudden it gets very cold

When something happens all of a sudden, it happens quickly and without warning. Notice the following:

  1. He got really angry all of a sudden.
  2. The restaurant got busy all of a sudden.

crisp

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I love the crisp autumn wind that blows the leaves around.

Crisp air is cool air. Notice the following:

  1. I love the feel of the crisp air on your face.
  2. There was a crisp wind, but it is not strong enough to fly kites.

can't handle

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I can't handle the cold

When you can't handle something, you do not like it and want it to stop. Notice the following:

  1. You want the truth. You can't handle the truth.
  2. I can't handle this traffic to and from work.

 

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Complete the sentences with the words below.
flowery • predict • all of sudden
crisp • can't handle
  1. The weather turned bad .
  2. It was a autumn afternoon.
  3. You can never if a restaurant will become popular.
  4. He it when people make fun of him.
  5. His shirt was very .