In turn, list weather-related words (snowy, cold, typhoon, etc). Collect them on the whiteboard or on a piece of paper.
ESL Conversation Questions:
- Describe your favorite type of weather.
- Do you trust the weather forecast? Which weather forecast is the most accurate? How often do they get it right?
- Do you feel different because of weather? How do different types of weather affect your emotions?
- How do you deal with rain? Do you use an umbrella or raincoat? Or just ignore it?
- Have you ever been caught with the wrong clothing for the weather conditions? What happened?
- Do you worry about global warming? How serious are the earth’s environmental problems?
- Which region of your country has the best weather? What is it like there?
- The sun can be dangerous. Do you burn easily? Have you ever been seriously sunburned?
- What occupations are most affected by weather? Do you know anyone doing any of these jobs?
- 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.
- 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?
- Has your region or country ever experienced a weather-related disaster like a serious storm? What happened and how much damage was caused?
- What does it mean to say, ‘I feel under the weather‘? When did you last feel this way?
- Would you rather live somewhere that is dry and hot all year round or in a place that has clearly different seasons? Or in some other kind of climate?
- Does anyone you know predict weather changes by sensing them in their body or by observing the environment? How accurate are their predictions?
- Do weather conditions affect any of your hobbies? What can’t you do if the weather isn’t suitable?
- Is the weather a good topic for small talk? If not, what topics do you prefer?
- Some weather phenomena, like tornadoes or lightning, look spectacular. Can you understand why some people try to get close to storms?