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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.



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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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In February and March it’s so windy in Mexico.

01:46 AM Sep 14 2011 |



I enjoy breeze too when it’s very hot!

08:18 PM Sep 13 2011 |



I very like wind and rain. Maybe this is weird, because many people hate it and prefer hot, sunny weather, but I feel very relaxed while is raining :)


08:18 PM Sep 13 2011 |

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Syrian Arab Republic

not all the times,but i like windy days and hate so much hot days without wind especially in the last two summers in syria

07:19 PM Sep 13 2011 |

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Russian Federation

I love windy days, but I always have a tail hair or a topknot :)

I find that any weather is charming. I love warm winter, a big white soft flakes ^^

06:56 PM Sep 13 2011 |




i love windy days especially in summer nights

06:11 PM Sep 13 2011 |




i love windy days especially in summer nights

06:10 PM Sep 13 2011 |




Lol. God,i really don’t understand when people dislike something natural. How can you not enjoy a breeze?It doesn;t matter if its too powerful,but its a part of this earth where you live on.

Its like when you go to a restaurant and the waiter takes your order.You’d say “God,i hate it when they ask me those questions”?Its just stupid.

I love everything natural. Rains,winds,hot days,snowflakes…and excuse me if experiencing something like that made you lose a clothing article or made your hair look scruffy.

05:11 PM Sep 13 2011 |

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i really hate the wind in calgary. Especially in the early spring when the snow melt, the wind will goes with sands and you have to squint most of the time. Not mention that hair be mess up….

03:41 PM Sep 13 2011 |




i don’t like wind in winter  because it comes very cold and strong

01:28 PM Sep 13 2011 |




I like the wind here excpet winter. It’s not so big instead it’s very cool expecially in autumn. When I walk along the river, the wind blow my hair up, it’s great,so wonderful. On the other hand,in my hometown ,there is litter wind,and the weather is hot all the year round, because we don’t have too much winter days.

01:28 PM Sep 13 2011 |




I like wind but not when breeze coming from industry site.

01:22 PM Sep 13 2011 |




well, it often winds in winter and spring here—the north of China. I don’t like it, bcos of the  sandstorms.

I prefer the winds of fall.

Anyway, the picture above is nice.

12:34 PM Sep 13 2011 |




It is windy sometimes in my city and I also don’t like to go outside as Amy says that it messes up our hair. As everone likes cool breeze, I also enjoy that.

11:52 AM Sep 13 2011 |


Syrian Arab Republic

wonderful lesson

11:42 AM Sep 13 2011 |

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It’s not windy in my city in summer, when it’s hot.But it’s often windy in winter when it’s rainy and then I feel bitter about broken umbrellas.

10:51 AM Sep 13 2011 |

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Palestinian Territory, Occupied

we have a nice atmposphere we didnt have any strong wind and crazy storm as which hapened in others countries for me i like to be on the beach especially when the sunset comes a cool breeze nice air a  wonderful moments i dont like to live with a bad weather i like a romance atmosphere specifically with the sea and a real life which contains natural and a lot from flowers it,s make me feel good i like to be fly on the skey for example travels in the night untill i have see the land from the sky i dont know what i will feel when this happened with me maybe i dont beleive my self

there are a lot from people like the winter more than summer on the other hand there are a lot people waiting summer for go to the sea and sitting on the beach to a long time for enjoy in eat ice kream and spend nice time in the swimming with a cool breeze i would like to say to any one over thew world enjoy in your time without any histance the time pass so fast good luck to all

10:15 AM Sep 13 2011 |



i love windy days,always want to go out i can and i wish i could be kid and fly a kite…

09:39 AM Sep 13 2011 |


Viet Nam

It is not much wind in the place I am living. So I like the windy day. It makes me feel good. I dont know what is my feeling actually even see the windy picture.

It is romance feeling but difficult to express.

08:36 AM Sep 13 2011 |




umm winds are terrible they make scary sounds over here besides mess up the home with its dust while I love smelling a breeze on a sunny day

03:58 AM Sep 13 2011 |

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