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Date: Nov 20 2009

Themes: Time, Weather

Grammar: Comparatives and Superlatives


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Fall means shorter, darker days and colder, drearier weather. But it also means snuggling up under the covers with a good book, pulling your coziest sweaters and scarves out of the closet, and enjoying comforting, warming foods like soup, pumpkin pie, and apple cider.

Of course, seasons are different all over the world. When it’s monsoon season in India, it’s hot and dry in Europe and the cool season in Australia. Even in the U.S., the seasons differ from state to state. Parts of California are warm and mild all year, while New York has a hot, humid summer and a cold, snowy winter.

The northeastern U.S. is known for having especially beautiful autumns. There’s even a special name for when people go to see the leaves change colors on the trees there. It’s called leaf-peeping. Find out if Mason and Marni will be doing any leaf-peeping this autumn, or if they plan to stay snuggled up inside instead.


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Mason:  So you may have noticed my outfit, I’m super fall-colored out today.

Marni:  You are.

Mason:  Yeah. I love fall.

Marni:  As do I, it’s my absolute favorite season.

Mason:  Mine too, but so why yours? Because there’s plenty of fall-haters out there.

Marni:  Right. Well, when I was little it was like my birthday’s in October, so I think it was synonymous with that. But as I grow older I think there’s just something very nostalgic about the changing of the seasons and that feeling in the air. The days get shorter…

Mason:  Rebirth. No wait, that’s spring. Decay…

Marni:  Well, I just…the leaves changing colors to me, there’s something very magical about that.

Mason:  It’s super pretty. I think that the changing of the fall leaves is way prettier than blooming of things in spring. Yeah, and I may be in the minority here, but I like that it gets colder. I like that I get to start bundling up and there’s that crispness to the air as it starts to cool down, and it’s just got that like…your cheeks start tingling a bit.

Marni:  Right.

Mason:  I love it.


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Mason and Marni both love the fall. Mason loves it so much that he’s even wearing an outfit of fall colors, like orange, brown, and dark red.

When Marni was a kid, she loved fall because that’s when her birthday is. As an adult, she appreciates the beautiful colors of fall and the cooler, crisper weather. Mason enjoys bundling up in the fall. He thinks autumn is even prettier than spring.

Do you have a favorite season? What is the fall like in your country? What do you like to do when the weather gets cooler?



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Saudi Arabia

i love fall . when leaves become yellow .

 it seem v . beautiful . but i like spring too .

  it is v. beautiful season when flowers blooming 

  in my country mostly hot season . in the winter is normal

  hot . so we don't have too much cold  


05:08 PM Nov 22 2009 |



the most impotant thing in human life is the freedom and love .where love is found life is found

04:33 PM Nov 22 2009 |



hi i glade to meet you

04:29 PM Nov 22 2009 |




ya, really i learn some vocabulary to use.

02:15 PM Nov 22 2009 |



the summer is my favorite man u feel the freedom in summer

fall as well is nice because u would have the opportunity to see how the leafs turned to yellow and how they are going to fall down .  

11:27 AM Nov 22 2009 |



Viet Nam

Winter! I like the weather in Winter, I like meeting and organizing partys with my friends in this season. But nearly, the weather is getting warmer.

06:33 AM Nov 22 2009 |



here in Arunachal its pretty like that…... 

04:05 AM Nov 22 2009 |



this year ,Fall  is  very  cold  in  china ,.

03:57 AM Nov 22 2009 |



In Brazil is hot most of the time, even when is fall and sometimes in the winter, So I prefer the less usual wheather here which is the winter.

02:30 AM Nov 22 2009 |




06:00 PM Nov 21 2009 |




05:59 PM Nov 21 2009 |




Here in Yemen, we don't have fall and spring, just we have two seasons Summer and Winter, and Winter is my favorite season…

03:17 PM Nov 21 2009 |


Saudi Arabia

very nice

03:15 PM Nov 21 2009 |




I like fall. Its color is beautiful  ! The leaves of Ginkgos become yellow,beautiful !!

But I like spring best.  I can't bear the cold in the winter.Laughing

03:08 PM Nov 21 2009 |



Russian Federation

It's very beautiful & sometimes sad season… Also poetical and I was born in Fall

02:15 PM Nov 21 2009 |

coco lee


i like this season!expecialy in beijing,the weather is prettier than other seasons,the temperature is comfortable,not cold and hot.when the tree's leaves colour change to yellow,it's became a beautiflu scene both beside the street.

11:25 AM Nov 21 2009 |



Iran, Islamic Republic Of

fall mean everything to me

i love it because i born in it



11:20 AM Nov 21 2009 |



United Arab Emirates



nice subject


here in uae we have only 2 seasons winter  and summer


i like every one come and try it i know you will kike it specially in the summer lol

10:03 AM Nov 21 2009 |

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