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Rainy Days

Rainy Days

Date: Mar 13 2009

Themes: Hobbies, Weather

Grammar: Simple Present Tense


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Believe it or not, spring is almost here. And in most places, that means warmer weather and less rain and snow.

Some people find the rain depressing. But for others, it’s a perfect excuse to stay inside and curl up with a good book or watch a movie. For Beren, rainy days are even better than sunny ones. Listen to her explain to Dale why she loves the rain so much.


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Dale:  Did you see the rain today?

Beren:  I noticed. It was raining cats and dogs.

Dale:  How do you feel about that, when it rains?

Beren:  I don’t know. I don’t ever get the blues when it rains. I actually kinda like it.

Dale:  I do too. I mean, last week it was sunny, it was beautiful, it was a perfect temperature. But when it rained it just kinda cleaned everything off.

Beren:  Exactly. A nice little drizzle.

Dale:  Well since you like both of those, which one is your ideal type of weather?

Beren:  I think I might prefer the rain, actually.

Dale:  What do you do to pass the time when it’s raining? Play video games?

Beren:  Watch movies.

Dale:  Watch movies? Just stay home?

Beren:  Totally.

Dale:  What did you do today since it was raining?

Beren:  Watched a movie.

Dale:  Well it seems like the winter’s almost over. Are you excited that the sun’s gonna be up all the time?

Beren:  I like it a little…I don’t know…a little downpour here and there. It doesn’t really bother me. I mean, we’ve had so much sun. And it hadn’t been hailing. We haven’t had any, you know, rain…

Dale:  Snow storms in a while. Thank goodness.

Beren:  Totally. So it’s kinda nice. I mean, the sun’s nice, but…

Dale:  Oh, the rain is great. I’m more productive in the rain than I am when it’s sunny.


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Beren and Dale talk about the rainy day they just had. Beren spent the day watching a movie at home.

Both Beren and Dale like the rain. Beren says she never gets depressed in the rain. She enjoys staying at home and watching movies when it’s raining. For her, rainy days are even better than sunny days.

Dale likes the rain because it makes everything feel clean and fresh. He also says that he’s more productive when it’s raining. When it’s raining, you’re more likely to stay inside instead of going out.

Are you more productive on rainy days, or do you find the rain depressing? What is the weather like in your country?



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Cocos (Keeling) Islands

I have questions!!!!!Could anyone help me?

 What's the difference between"It was raining cats and dogs" and "It rained cats and dogs"? Why in this coversation Beren uses the former?



04:12 AM Mar 13 2009 |


Cocos (Keeling) Islands

After reading the replys below,I remember one thing, that is:Last summer I went to Lanyu, which is a beautiful island in the Pacific Ocean.I was very depressed that time because I was fired.It was 14:30 when I got down the plane,and I hang around by motorcycle,slept on a chair beside the sea…...when I got up,it was almost 5 o'clock.The sky became dark,after a while,it began to rain cats and dogs. I did't have a rain coat,and there was nowhere to stay for waiting the rain stop.I tried to get back to my homestay,but the rain was so heavy that i could't open my eyes.It was very cold, and i'm totally alone in the rain.I even didn't know which is the right direction.I was all wet,but the rain in Lanyu is pure, it didn't make me feel uncomfortable at all.Just like have a cold shower under the sky, and the nature cried for me.Some kind of NEW-BORN feeling.I love this,pure rain,pure mind.

02:46 AM Mar 13 2009 |



rainy days are beautiful!!It's very nice to have a coffee and watch a nice movie when it's rainig hardly

02:23 AM Mar 13 2009 |



Sometimes , when I want to go out of door to do sth ,and it's raining cats and dogs outside ,it's really a tough time for me ;

While , I prefer the rainy days when I have nothing to do . Then I can stay at home and watch Tv .etc.

02:16 AM Mar 13 2009 |



I don't like rainy days so much. It always makes me sad,especially those days,I was unhappy for something.I like sun in the sky. So warm.

01:59 AM Mar 13 2009 |



For Rainy days, I like to say at home, watch a good movie or listen to soft music.

01:56 AM Mar 13 2009 |



    i  like rainning so small, it mke so happy ,but i don't like heavy rain,beceuse it so big,every one must stay at home, it delay so many things to do

01:54 AM Mar 13 2009 |




Yeah,of course, I really like rainy days,but that doesn't mean I don't like the sunny days.Actually,I love both of them.In sunny days, I can go out easily and play basketball with my buddies if I want.Well, I guess the rainy days are special when we can do something different from the sunny ones,for instance,reading a book,watching a film,listening to some light music,clearing my mind,etc. It's fortune enough for us to have both of them.

01:43 AM Mar 13 2009 |



I don't like rainy days.It will make me cancel some outdoor activity.

01:41 AM Mar 13 2009 |



i don’t like the rain cause it get me depressed. walking in the rain makes shoes & cloths dirty and wet, its quit uncomfortable. i like sunny days. here we have no stop raining days for almost a month, i feel myself getting mildew.

01:30 AM Mar 13 2009 |



I really like rainy days, but when you have to go out, or if you´ve to work inside it becomes terrible. However, when the weather is too hot it´s awful too. Neither so hot nor downpour is the best weather.

01:23 AM Mar 13 2009 |




I like rainy days, but after 20 days of this weather, I've really had enough of it. Everything is so cold and damp.

01:15 AM Mar 13 2009 |

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