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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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loklokloklok32

Hong Kong

CoolI don’t prefer hot weather as it is too wet.

07:12 AM Jul 29 2011 |

Lizaza

Lizaza

Belarus

I hate the heat. In fact my fav season is autumn. When it’s nither hot nor cold. I prefer to warm up than to cool offCool

07:06 AM Jul 29 2011 |

mehdi sd

mehdi sd

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Cool

04:00 AM Jul 29 2011 |

mehdi sd

mehdi sd

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

ohhhhhhhhhhhh summer is the best.ofcorc i find it this summer.


becaus i could buy a garden that has a good pool for Swimming.


so summer is the best for me now.

03:46 AM Jul 29 2011 |

nsa454

nsa454

Saudi Arabia

I live in saudi when the weather is so hot in summer and cold in the winter :( i prefer cold weather because in hot weather i feel so confused and we have to turn on the air-conditioner all the time . the favorite way to cool down , mmmm stay at home and watching t.v or using the internet until the sun down and you feel the weather become cool at night lol :)

01:51 AM Jul 29 2011 |

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