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"It's a Scorcher" English Vocabulary For Hot Weather

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Fri, Jul 22, 2011 @ 10:21 AM

English vocabulary for hot weatherIn Boston and New York, we are in the middle of a heat wave! The temperature today should reach almost 100 degrees fahrenheit. As you know from our previous lessons and articles, Americans love to make "small talk" about the weather. That is especially true during a heat wave. So, how is your English vocabulary when it comes to talking about hot weather? If you aren't quite sure how to talk about hot weather in English, take a look at today's lesson and then get out (preferably to a place with air conditioning) and practice your new vocabulary words with native English speakers. Good luck and stay cool!



Choose the correct vocabulary words to complete the conversation:


 heat wave, dog, fahrenheit, humid, AC, scorcher, mercury, lobster


Mike: Joe, I heard on the news that tomorrow is going to be another ____1____!

Joe: Oh really? How hot is it going to be?

Mike: The weather man said that the ___2___ should reach about 100 degrees____3____.

Joe: Wow, I wonder when this ____4______ is going to end.

Mike: Yeah and it's not just hot, it's also really ___5___, especially at night.

Joe: It seems like the only place to get relief is the beach.

Mike: Yeah, I went to the beach with some friends yesterday but I came back red as a ____6_____.

Joe: Oh, you forgot sunscreen, huh?

Mike: Yeah, so I think today I will stay inside where there is plenty of ___7____

Joe: That's a good idea. I'd like to go out and do something but it's hard to be active during these ___8____ days of summer.


 Answer Key:

1) scorcher 2) mercury 3) fahrenheit 4) heat wave 5) humid 6) lobster 7) AC 8) dog


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