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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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balshi

Egypt

I always loved rainy days since I feel as if purified . I also feel a sense of peace and tranquiliy . It is marvellous .

10:28 PM May 19 2009 |

ins

ins

Georgia

akacsan thank you for your advice. I'll take under consideration. thank youuuuuuuuuuuWink

10:47 AM Apr 16 2009 |

emosch

emosch

Turkey

i love rainy days. i love walking in the rain.it drops my head 'tıp tıp' i love this sound so much=)

05:34 PM Apr 15 2009 |

思惠

Malaysia

I like rainy day more because it was not too warm but my country are always sunny:(

12:39 PM Apr 05 2009 |

NAJLA

NAJLA

Saudi Arabia

I live in a the biggest oasis in the world

It rains may be once a year

we have to pray for a long time :(

when it rains we celebrate the weather

personally, I go out and play with kids Cool

10:34 PM Mar 19 2009 |

Cool_Lucky

Cool_Lucky

Ukraine

I full agree with Marcelolic

07:33 PM Mar 19 2009 |

Cool_Lucky

Cool_Lucky

Ukraine

I like more sunny days than rainy,especially i don't like hail and downpoursTongue out,but I like to sleep when it is rainingSmile

07:28 PM Mar 19 2009 |

anearlybird

Poland

I like days, when sun is shining and rain is coming down.

02:59 PM Mar 19 2009 |

akacsan

akacsan

United States

It's better if You use womb instead of "vagina". Womb is more literary, better word to express your feeling.. : )

01:33 PM Mar 19 2009 |

Victoria G

Victoria GSuper Member!

United States



Frankly speaking I dun like when it's raining as I'm less productive at that time, unfortunately…
But I like listening to the rain beating against my window… You know, that melody is realy bewitching, especially when you're sitting blanketed and drinking a cup of hot coffee…

P.S. By the way, I also like watching people running around with their huge umbrellas… The very thought of that they are outside and I am inside of my house makes me feel warm :) lol

09:34 AM Mar 19 2009 |

ins

ins

Georgia

When it's raining i feel calm at home, walking in drizzle looks like being curled up in front of the fire place and listening sound of downpour  from the roof makes me imagine myself in mother's vagina! Rain it's earth's emotion pouring on people!

09:27 AM Mar 19 2009 |

sweetbaobao0911

China

 I like rainy day too It makes clean

 

02:48 AM Mar 19 2009 |

hanhdung1789

Viet Nam

i like rainy day and walk in the rains…..............hihi so romanic

01:13 AM Mar 19 2009 |

Marcelolic

Marcelolic

Brazil

In Brazil the weather tends to be tempered…It varies from cold,dry and coming through in the intense heat! 

For ex,I live in Brasilia,capital of Brazil,here the weather has rainy summers and sunny winters,so I prefer the sunny winters,because it doesn't rains! hehe

08:18 PM Mar 18 2009 |

Marcelolic

Marcelolic

Brazil

I prefer rainy day only at night to sleep! I love to sleep listenig to the sound of the rain :)

08:01 PM Mar 18 2009 |

akacsan

akacsan

United States

Permanently rain could be really depressing… I prefer sunshine more than cloudy days

07:22 PM Mar 18 2009 |

bienemaja

bienemaja

Andorra

I like sunny days in spring more than rainy days…

02:15 PM Mar 18 2009 |

Dep

China

I`d like to walk in the rain.Because my brain will be clear And then I`ll got a headache.

12:34 PM Mar 18 2009 |

shinasia

shinasia

Oman

my favorite days r rainy days

08:16 AM Mar 18 2009 |

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