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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.

Dialog

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Dale

Dale

Beren

Beren

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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Discussion

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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COTTON CANDY

Philippines

Ive been a couch potato and kinda boring when its raining.

08:04 AM Oct 22 2010 |

tornad123

tornad123

Germany

I love rainy days and it's so wonderful!!!!Laughing

11:17 AM Oct 18 2010 |

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micklesb

Bulgaria

There is two different point of views. When I am at work I prefer to rain. That help me to work hard and don't think about all good place where I can be. But at weekends I hate rain. This is the only time when I can go outside and relaxes with frends. So it's difficult to say if I hate the rain days or love. 

07:17 AM Oct 17 2010 |

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albanianbeauty

Albania

I love rainy days,I feel so great when it rains. Laughing

01:24 PM Mar 29 2010 |

billionyears

Taiwan

I hate rainy days so much… It's inconvenient for doing works. And my mind will be effected by rainy days.

01:10 PM Mar 06 2010 |

ynnna09

ynnna09

Romania

i don't like raini days because make me unhappy and boring.i like so much sunny days.

10:46 AM Mar 06 2010 |

anjerq

Brazil

I don't like rainy days. I usually stay at home and I spend my free time by surfing Internet and watching movies. I hate go out when it is raining but  to stay at home in work week is impossible.

10:18 PM Feb 20 2010 |

ahmed5666

Egypt

i love to walk under the rain and ilove to play football it’s rainy.

10:45 AM Jan 06 2010 |

fatomata

fatomata

Morocco

i like the last idea of being more productive in the rain than when it's sunny.

04:48 PM Dec 23 2009 |

mickee85

mickee85

Philippines

I love rainy days better than sunny ones as well, I love staying inside the house and read books or make a research.

This month is very cold in my place, it's windy and I'm freezing every night. I love sleeping when I hear the rain drops to the roof and leaves of the plants outside my window. 

01:13 PM Dec 20 2009 |

rouhollah20

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Laughingi love drinking tea under the rain it gives me an extreme emotion.

06:21 AM Dec 05 2009 |

just a person

United Arab Emirates

I really miss rains .. i live in Dubai most of the year`s day are hot and humid :S

it rarley rain`s

08:12 PM Nov 15 2009 |

asix-ko

asix-ko

Ukraine

As for me, I find attractive rainy days. I Like falling of rain drops and circles on pools. I love the freshness of a rain and a colour of wet asphalt. 

07:40 PM Nov 11 2009 |

pataient

pataient

Morocco

for me i fond of rainy days,esp the sound of wind and rain.it made feel calm …....SmileSmileSmile  

12:15 AM Nov 08 2009 |

fialkys

fialkys

Ukraine

I like rainy days. I think, it's a good excuse to stay home and to learn English. 

I can say, I am more productive when it rains.

 

04:14 PM Nov 04 2009 |

Dni24

Venezuela

I like when rain … I thinks it's nice =)..

No , i don't ..the rain don't depressing..:S

No.i'm not for me it's the same when rain or no, i'm the same person ;)

Is that right?

09:03 PM Oct 07 2009 |

jamal faraji

Morocco

you know friends how much i love rainy days , i love walking slowly when it is raining without umbrella to get weet

02:37 PM Sep 07 2009 |

Eydo

Eydo

Turkey

Rain is a walfare and plenty of food and help of ALLAH to all mankind and the world, can u imagine a life without water? Think deeply about the importatnt of the rain and water. When the soil is dried the merciful of the owner sends the the tears of the cloud t water the ground and awarded by the roses and ather plants as well:Smile So "No life without Rain"

11:59 AM May 31 2009 |

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