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Warm-up Task:
In turn, list weather-related words (snowy, cold, typhoon, etc). Collect them on the whiteboard or on a piece of paper.

Vocabulary List

ESL Conversation Questions:

  1. Describe your favorite type of weather.
  2. Do you trust the weather forecast? Which weather forecast is the most accurate? How often do they get it right?
  3. Do you feel different because of weather? How do different types of weather affect your emotions?
  4. How do you deal with rain? Do you use an umbrella or raincoat? Or just ignore it?
  5. Have you ever been caught with the wrong clothing for the weather conditions? What happened?
  6. Do you worry about global warming? How serious are the earth’s environmental problems?
  7. Which region of your country has the best weather? What is it like there?
  8. The sun can be dangerous. Do you burn easily? Have you ever been seriously sunburned?
  9. What occupations are most affected by weather? Do you know anyone doing any of these jobs?
  10. In English, the expression ‘it’s raining cats and dogs‘ means it is raining very heavily. Try to imagine the origin of this strange expression and share your ideas.
  11. Do you remember the first time you saw snow? How did you react? If snow is common where you live, how do you feel about it?
  12. Has your region or country ever experienced a weather-related disaster like a serious storm? What happened and how much damage was caused?
  13. What does it mean to say, ‘I feel under the weather‘? When did you last feel this way?
  14. Would you rather live somewhere that is dry and hot all year round or a place which has clearly different seasons? Or in some other kind of climate?
  15. Does anyone you know predict weather changes by sensing them in their body or by observing the environment? How accurate are their predictions?
  16. Do weather conditions affect any of your hobbies? What can’t you do if the weather isn’t suitable?
  17. Is the weather a good topic for small talk? If not, what topics do you prefer?
  18. Some weather phenomena, like tornadoes or lightning, look spectacular. Can you understand why some people try to get closer to storms?

storm photo