Lesson 12, Exercise 1 - Weather Vocabulary, preparing for the video!

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What's the weather like? Picture and Audio
1 - Chuck: It's cloudy and damp. Scene of clouds over a farmhouse with light rain.
2 - Diana: Brisk.
Dave:
It's brisk. It's cool. Yeah.
Diana: Yeah, brisk. Wonderful.
(Brisk means invigorating or sharp).
A couple bundled up for brisk weather. Brisk means invigorating or sharp.

3 - Steve: It's a beautiful day in New York. It’s cool and it’s crisp. It’s autumn. (Crisp is similar to brisk. Example: invigorating: crisp mountain air.)

A couple together in crisp air. Crisp means the same as brisk.
Autumn is one of the 4 seasons. The four seasons are autumn, winter, spring, and summer.



The 4 seasons represented by 4 typical pictures, such as a beach with beachballs for summer.

4 - Ghia: OK. Well, it’s really overcast and cloudy and it’s a bit crisp and a little windy. But it's pleasant.

Overcast means cloudy, basically, so we see more clouds, but lower in the sky.

5 - Colin: Now? Dull and grey.
Chris: Cold.

Dull and grey here refers to the color rain and relative darkness.
7 - Eric: Weather? Breezy. Bright. Sunny. Very nice. Very healthy.
We can tell it's breezy thanks to the arrows which indicate the direction of the wind, with a large sun for 'sunny'.

7 - Minda: The weather is beautiful today. It's a little cool. It's dry and it’s a little breezy and sunny.

The 3 weather adjectives are represented by 3 words, dry in the desert, with a big sun, and a lady with an umbrella about to break in the wind.

8 - Sandra: It’s nice. It's not too cold and it’s not too warm. It's pleasant.

9 - Anthony: Sunny. Mild. Not too hot. Not too cold.

To illustrate the adjective 'pleasant' we have a man relaxing pleasantly in the sun with a thermometer showing pleasant temperatures.

10 - Gabriella: Chilly. Windy.

Chilly: A man dressed warmly and for windy, a cloud figure blowing air.

11 - Lisa: Very sunny. Warm.

Just the sun shining brightly
 

12 - Peter: Cold and windy.

13 - Stuart: Very cold. Windy. Not very nice.

Icicles indicate it's cold.

14 - Paul: It's raining.

A cloud releasing rain.
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