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Hot Weather
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Hot Weather
炎热天气

Learn Modal Verbs

Date: Jul 29 2011

Themes: Weather

Grammar: Modal Verbs

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Summer is here, and in most places that means hot weather is here too. And that can be a good thing or a bad thing, depending on whether or not you’re a fan of the heat.

Many people find hot weather uncomfortable. It can make you sweaty, especially if it’s not just hot but also muggy. But hot weather also means fun summer activities, like going to the beach, cooling off with some ice cream, or just relaxing in the shade. Find out how Marni and Amy feel about the heat.

夏天来了,在大多数地方,意味着随之而来的还有炎热的天气。这可以是好事,也可以是坏事,一切取决于你是否喜欢炎热的天气。
许多人感觉炎热的天气让人难受。这样的天气会让你大汗淋漓,尤其是当天气不只是炎热,而且闷热的时候。但炎热的天气也意味着可以进行有趣的夏日活动,例如:去海滩消暑,吃点儿冰淇淋凉爽一下,或者躲在树荫下休息。看看玛尼和艾米如何看待炎炎夏日。

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Marni

Marni

Amy

Amy

Marni:  Ugh, I am so hot. I just cannot cool off.

Amy:  Really? I feel great. I feel like it’s finally warm enough for me, like it’s finally starting to get hot. I love the heat.

Marni:  Really? I just…it’s so muggy. I just feel like my clothes are sticking to me. I’m so uncomfortable.

Amy:  Yeah, but there are so many fun ways to cool off. I mean, we could go get ice cream. We could go for a swim. You know, we could just sit in the shade and drink iced tea. Heat is the best.

Marni:  Wow, I just, I don’t feel that way. I mean, those are great ways to beat the heat, I agree. But I prefer to be cold, I like cold weather, because you can always put on more layers to warm up. But when it’s hot out, you just can’t take off any more layers.

Amy:  That’s true, but I think sometimes it’s so cold that it doesn’t matter how many layers you put on, you’re just still cold. And besides, then you have on all those bulky, uncomfortable sweaters. I would rather just put on a sundress and drink a lot of water. What’s the big deal?

Marni:  Well, I think we’re just gonna have to agree to disagree.

Amy:  Want to go get ice cream?

Marni:  OK.

 

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Marni hates hot weather. It makes her feel uncomfortable. When it’s muggy, she feels sweaty and her clothes stick to her. She prefers the cold to the heat, because when it’s cold, you can put on more clothes to warm up.

Amy disagrees. She loves the heat. She says there are lots of fun ways to cool down when it’s hot outside, like going swimming or eating ice cream. She hates the cold, and she doesn’t like to put on lots of layers when it is cold outside.

Do you like hot weather, or do you prefer the cold? What is your favorite way to cool down when it’s hot outside?

 

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lynn lam

lynn lam

China

i havent seen snow,it’s a very bad thing.in guangdong,the weather is hot enough.,at the same time,i like hot,bec,i love beach and swimming.           but,i love snow and cold weather more.

02:34 AM Jul 31 2011 |

Amo0ol

Amo0ol

Saudi Arabia

i prefer the cold because the cold clothes is beautifulWink


 


and the summer is good too i go to swimm all the time and i like ice cream

10:26 PM Jul 30 2011 |

oroba

oroba

Yemen

the summer in sana’a is amazing cuz it’s raining in summer ,come to spend the summer in yemen ,it’s really waaaw

05:28 PM Jul 30 2011 |

I M P E R I V M

United States

I just hate cold and hot weather! It is so unbearable sometimes, but cold is more forgiving. Some times is so hot where I live that your shoes melt while you are walking!


05:27 PM Jul 30 2011 |

Miss.Meero

Egypt

I prefere hot weather to cold weather. I hate it when it’s too cold and you have to put on  so many layers of bulky colthes. 

05:05 PM Jul 30 2011 |

Gorgon

Gorgon

Romania

A dialogue where a girl tells to another that she’s so hot and she can’t cool off… you know, like any good movie begins. :D


Yes, I like hot weather. To cool down I use a beer, even if a hot tea surprisingly works better. Now is very hot where I am, my clothes are sticking to me, but I don’t make worry, the winter always comes. ;)

03:01 PM Jul 30 2011 |

hasan.b

hasan.b

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

i hate the hot weather because i can’t do a lot

02:27 PM Jul 30 2011 |

Andy_WangYongFa

China

I prefer the cold weather to the hot

01:49 PM Jul 30 2011 |

Andy_WangYongFa

China

I prefer the cold weather to the cold.The hot weather makes me Uncomfortable especially muggy and sweaty outside.


But i also not like very cold weather,it does not matter that how many layers you put on ,it is also cold.


therefore,I like Spring and autumn,It makes me relax and comforttable.

01:41 PM Jul 30 2011 |

narges

narges

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

hii! i love snow & cold weather! i do`nt like sun so much! coz mostly of the year we have it! it`s too bad for having hot weather! beleive me my friends! maybe some of u didn`t experience it be4! :(((((


but i completly agree with Marni! she is right! :)

12:10 PM Jul 30 2011 |

Zambuka

Zambuka

United States

in ocean city the air is really muggy….hard to breathe when the temperature is too high..

04:47 AM Jul 30 2011 |

Ryo

Ryo

Saudi Arabia

not  hot and  not  very cold 

11:21 PM Jul 29 2011 |

Ahshan

Ahshan

China

ningbo is very hot those days ! i do not it the hot,muggy weather,which makes me feel uncomfortable.

10:32 PM Jul 29 2011 |

 julito

julito

Argentina

Marni , lucky you are that you don´t live in Chicago or New York . life   there can be miserable in winter.

09:09 PM Jul 29 2011 |

 julito

julito

Argentina

I prefer to switch on the AC

09:04 PM Jul 29 2011 |

cerol

cerol

Turkey

Hot weather makes people angry.And it’s too hard  sleep in hot weathers..

07:55 PM Jul 29 2011 |

handwriter

handwriter

Norway

Actually, I prefer the cold to it being hot.  There is very little that can compare with the sensation of coming in from the cold and sitting oneself before a warm, cozy and friendly fire.  When I am cold, I can usually find some warmth.  However, when it is hot, there isn’t much that can be done to give comfort – it’s just hot.

06:26 PM Jul 29 2011 |

anwar-bh

anwar-bh

Bahrain

In this month my country weather is very hot and muggy. which the temperature rich to 48C. Therefore i don’t like hot weather and i prefer to stay outside my country during the summer season.

05:45 PM Jul 29 2011 |

Rockyy01

Rockyy01

Pakistan

Well…
I think Normally people don’t like the weather they often have in their country…
& I’m NORMAL too… ;)
So I don’t like Hot Weather…
Cuz it’s more than even 30 °C here 7 to 10 months…

& in winter…
you can save yourself by covering yourself from wearing more & more cloths…

but when it’s too hot…
you can put your cloths off or taking bath again & again…
but after that… it’s still so hot… :(


But still… Every weather is important for us… :)

05:09 PM Jul 29 2011 |

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