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Be Able To

Date: Sep 13 2011

Themes: Weather

Grammar: Be Able To

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If it’s windy, a day that looks perfectly sunny and pleasant when you’re sitting in your house can be a different story once you go outside. Strong wind often makes it feel colder. It can also mess up your hair, or make you lose your hat!

On the other hand, a cool breeze can feel great, especially on a hot day. And it can be refreshing to feel the wind on your face when you’re at the sea. Find out if Jason and Amy like windy days.

如果有风,你坐在屋子里时会感觉天气阳光明媚、舒适宜人。但当你走出房间,却可能有完全不同的感受。大风常常让人感觉更加寒冷。它还会弄乱你的头发,或是吹跑你的帽子!
但另一方面,在炎热的天气里,凉风习习又会让人感觉极为舒适。当你在海上,海风拂面而过时,会有清爽舒服的别样感觉。看看詹森和艾米是否喜欢有风陪伴的日子。

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Amy

Amy

Jason

Jason

Amy:  So I just got back from the beach. I spent like a week at the beach, and didn’t actually spend that much time on the beach.

Jason:  Why?

Amy:  Well, it was so windy. I mean, it was sunny and pretty warm, but it was so windy that it was just impossible to be outside. I mean, I just… I hate the wind.

Jason:  You were there for a week?

Amy:  Mm-hmm.

Jason:  You could’ve learned windsurfing in that time.

Amy:  Not worth it to me. I don’t like anything about the wind.

Jason:  Really? I mean, I don’t know, like, kites are fun.

Amy:  Yeah, there were a lot of kites. And then there were people flying the kites who looked miserable.

Jason:  They did? Wow. It must’ve been very strong wind. ‘Cause sometimes wind is great, I mean, if you’re some place really hot and humid, the wind is kind of like a fan.

Amy:  A cool breeze.

Jason:  Yeah.

Amy:  It’s true. I guess a breeze can be nice. But strong wind, it messes up your hair. You know, you have to kind of squint all the time. I’d almost rather that it just be stormy and really crazy.

Jason:  So you would’ve rather had it be stormy than windy out at the beach? ‘Cause it seems like if it was stormy you wouldn’t have been able to go outside for even a couple of minutes.

Amy:  That’s true. I guess I’m just kind of bitter about the weather.

 

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Amy recently spent a week at the beach. However, she didn’t spend much time outside because it was very windy. Even though it was sunny and warm, it was unpleasant to be out in the strong wind.

Jason says you can do fun things when it is windy, like go windsurfing or fly a kite. But Amy hates the wind. She says it messes up your hair and makes it uncomfortable to be outdoors.

Even though she hates the wind, Amy agrees that a cool breeze can be nice, especially if it’s very hot out. On a hot day, a nice breeze can help cool you down.

Is it often windy where you live? How do you feel about the wind?

 

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sepide_icegirl

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I REALLY GET PLEASURE OUT OF WINDY DAYS AND MESSING UP MY HAIR IS OK WITH ME.THATS FUN.BEING AT THE BEACH IN A WINDY WEATHER WOW I LOVE IT!Tongue out

11:48 AM Jun 23 2012 |

snow l

snow l

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

a messy hair is ok too!
its funny looks like JUDY ABBOTT!!!
in the cartoon;)!
deosn’t it?

03:52 PM Jun 20 2012 |

snow l

snow l

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

yeah,a cool breeze is great on a hot day!
it’s also fun to fly a kite on a windy day!
but strong wind is another matter:
it can hurt the trees..

03:47 PM Jun 20 2012 |

ola33

ola33

Japan

Yeah, a cool breeze is everything you need in a hot weather. I was so grateful for getting some in Jamaica. It was pretty strong, but warm. The breeze there always blows onshore during the day and offshore at night. It blew my hat off a couple of times. But one thing is negative about it - because of the wind, the sea was pretty rough – you didn’t see the ocean life. The water was combined with sand and weeds, and you could hardly see your hand underwater. Once something bumped into me while i was swimming. I was so scared that paddled quick towards the shore. Interesting, when you’re scared, your skills are paralyzed and you move frantically but not swim. Yeah, winds close to the equator are the strongest… Thank God, the Earth rotates, the Sunlight energy is still in power and the atmospheric circulation is not static. The life’s going on!

07:27 PM Apr 02 2012 |

muratege

muratege

Turkey

I don’t lıke windy.windy ıs very frightening . because wındy raıse to storm

06:15 PM Apr 02 2012 |

 julito

julito

Argentina

Catcher, are you suggesting that Mnal stay inside? . Let´s suppose that she dared to called up to the office  informing that   because of the wind is not showing up to work. I would like to see  her boss  face.Yell

11:57 AM Mar 28 2012 |

ali_asli

ali_asli

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I’m agree with her. I prefer a sunny day without strong wind in the beach.

11:23 AM Mar 28 2012 |

CatcheR

CatcheR

Iceland

you should wear a cap Mnalf :) or stay inside the house :D

11:00 AM Mar 28 2012 |

CatcheR

CatcheR

Iceland

yeah it’s windy and somewhat I like it especially the weather quite hot here. It blows for awhile and I feel a bit cold :)

10:52 AM Mar 28 2012 |

 julito

julito

Argentina

OK my friend ,  next time  I will remember this and not get pissed off with him.  hehehe

08:38 PM Mar 27 2012 |

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julito

Argentina

Anja, hello,  yeah, I agree, only that  whenever I go to have a hair cut  I feel that I was cheated  by the guy that did  the job. He charges me full rates  ,i think that this is not fair. Frown

08:28 PM Mar 27 2012 |

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julito

Argentina

I can only enjoy an outing to the beach  if  there is only a mild breeze ,otherwise  I  prefer going somewhere else .Unlike Anja I don´t have to deal with a messy hair , my hair has  years ago “gone with the wind”  , maybe from that  comes my dislike  for it.   heheheheCry    



 

08:12 PM Mar 27 2012 |

Bruce_zhou

China

Actually,now in china is winter,in my city,it’s very cold in winter,so i hate the wind in winter,sunshine maybe nice and warm,if you go out with strong wind,you have to wear so much,so you can not move easily,you feel your face like knife cut and it’s tough to wear more stable for your hat,also ,you hand and your foot feel more cold,as for me ,if windy in winter i prefer staying in home and don’t want to go out ,watching TV and plan some video games in home ,but in summer , i like go out and hate staying in home,and i like windy in summer also if there have breeze at dusk,also more funning ,you can sit in your yard and enjoy the breeze touch your face.

02:44 AM Nov 08 2011 |

TAMER0988

TAMER0988

Iraq

I love wind especially in summer , here in Iraq we have hot weather , but when its becomes windy the weather heat being less more ..


Imagine you are walking on a beach , & there is a calm wind Caress your beautiful face ..


Its a beautiful & romantic , especially when you are hand by hand with your lover ..

08:58 PM Nov 07 2011 |

Joy4short

Joy4short

Japan

Me  either… dont  like  windy  cuz  its  makes  my  hair  tangle  and  messy.

12:52 AM Sep 22 2011 |

al-magik96@hotmail.com

Palestinian Territory, Occupied

Jenny hello I want to know some of the possible, and we become friends

08:03 PM Sep 19 2011 |

asiang5

Canada

I like wind because it is vital for our life. if there is not wind, i dont think we can survives. Let’s not forget that it’s our essential need. :D:D

09:30 PM Sep 17 2011 |

M.NOUR

M.NOUR

Sudan

i like breeze not wind

05:10 AM Sep 17 2011 |

Carlie

China

Wind gives me good mood.Wind makes me feel relax. Expecially when I walk  around the river at night, with the gentle moon, with the cool wind, it’s so terrific. You can have a deep breath with your eyes closed and enjoy the touch of wind. I enjoy this feeling. Have a try.

01:42 PM Sep 16 2011 |

wwongsapun

wwongsapun

Thailand

I like wind when it’s a breeze so. That’s help me cool…

01:49 AM Sep 15 2011 |

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