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1.How many seasons are there in a year?

2. When does nature awaken from its long winter sleep?

3. Why do we like spring so much?

4. Why do people try to spend more time in the open air in summer?

5. Is summer the best season for tourism?

6. Where did you go last summer?

7. Do you like Indian summer? Why?

8. Do you like late autumn?

9. What do you usually do on a nasty rainy day?

10. What is the weather like in winter?

11. Do you go in for skating or skiing?

12. Were you fond of playing snowballs and making snowmen when you were a child?

13. Most people prefer summer to any other season of the year. What about you?

14. What are the advantages and disadvantages of each season?



The weather in England is very changeable. A fine morning can change into a wet afternoon and evening. And a nasty morning can change to a fine afternoon. That is why it is natural for the English to use the comparison "as changeable as the weather" of a person who often changes his mood or opinion about something. "Other countries have a climate in England we have weather." This statement is often made by the English to describe the meteorological conditions of their country.

The English also say that they have three variants of weather: when it rains in the morning, when it rains in the afternoon or when it rains all day long.

The weather is the favourite conversational topic in England. When two Englishmen meet, their first words will be "How do you do?" or "How are you?" And after the reply "Very well, thank you; how are you?" the next remark is almost certain to be about the weather.

The best time of the year in England is spring (of course, it rains-in spring too).

The two worst months in Britain are January and February. They are cold, damp and unpleasant. The best place in the world then is at home by the big fire.

Summer months are rather cold and there can be a lot of rainy days. So most people who look forward to summer holidays, plan to go abroad for the summer, to France or, somewhere on the Continent.

The most unpleasant aspect of English weather is fog and smog. This is extremely bad in big cities and especially in London.

The fog spreads everywhere, it is in the streets and it creeps into the houses. Cars move along slowly, but still street accidents are frequent in the fog. People cannot see each other. They creep along the houses touching them with their hands not to lose their way.


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