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  What do you think are the disadvantages of raining?

  02

  Can you give any examples of unusual weather in your hometown?

  03

  Do you like the changes of the four seasons?

  04

  Do you like extremely hot or cold weather?

  思路:

  天气和气候是非常日常化的话题,大家也知道,外国人特别喜欢聊天气,因为这个话题比较能拉到同感,又不至于过于隐私或者引起歧义,所以可谓是搭讪利器。但是,搭讪利器如果用不好的话,可能会事倍功半,如果能清晰准确地表达这个每天都会接触的话题呢?我们可以通过以下的四个问题练习一下。大家如果能够做到像用中文表达天气一样用英文来说,那么这个话题就一定可以说得很出彩了。

  语法:

本次的四个问题中有三个是一般性的偏好和观点问题,所以不涉及到特别多的语法变化。第二个题目,让举例说明家乡曾经不寻常的天气,这个题目涉及到了过去具体的经历,所以要记得使用过去式,同时注意时态的切换。

 

  语料:

  气象学 meteorology

  大气 atmosphere

  气温 temperature

  气候 climate

  天气 weather

  春天 spring

  夏天 summer

  秋天 autumn / fall

  冬天 winter

  霜 frost

  雪 snowsnowy

  雷 thunder

  风 windwindy

  雾 mist

  云 cloudcloudy

  雾霾 haze

  暴雨 downpourshower

  暴风雨 storm

  闪电 lightning

  台风 typhoon

  威风 breeze

  潮湿的 humid

寒冷的 freezing

 

  1. What do you think are the disadvantages of raining?

  解析:

  本题问的是下雨不好的地方是什么。从我们每天的生活来看,如果下雨的话,出行会变得不方便,尤其是走路的时候,衣服鞋子很有可能湿掉,如果忘记带伞就更惨了。除此之外,如果降雨过大可能会毁坏我们的基础设施,或者一些农田庄稼,导致经济方面的损失。另外,下雨可能会限制一些活动的进行,比如一些生产活动,或者我们的一些日常活动,也都有可能因为降雨而取消。

I think there are several disadvantages of the rain. First of all, it might bring some inconvenience to our daily life. When it rains, its kind of messy to go out. Your clothes and shoes might get dirty and wet, and driving becomes tricky because you could not see so clearly. Some activities need to be cancelled because of the rain as well, like some outdoor activities or some production procedures. Whats more, even the rain is usually good news to the crops, too much of it can be dangerous to them. If the things people grow have too much water than they need, they would wither and the farmers would suffer economically.

 

  2. Can you give any examples of unusual weather in your hometown?

  解析:

  本题要求大家举一些自己家乡不寻常天气的例子,所以重点在于不寻常。不寻常有两种情况,第一种是极少出现的天气出现了,比如广州下雪了,这个一定是非常不寻常且让人印象深刻的;第二种是这个天气经常会出现,但是某一次程度格外不常见,比如东北经常下雪,但是某一次下了百年不遇的大雪,我们也完全可以说这是不寻常的。因为大家家乡的天气情况千差万别,实在是没有办法给出能为所有人提供参考的内容,所以我们这里就以刚才举的例个例子作为范例,供大家参考思路和表达。

  范例1 广州下雪

  My hometown is Guangzhou, and its almost in the far south of China, so it is very warm even in the winter, and it never snows. But, it snowed last year and it was huge. The snow was actually quite light, and you can barely gather it, but the whole city went crazy and we all went out to feel it. Some people made a teeny tiny snowman on the hood of the car and took photos of it, which soon became meme on the internet. All the people from the north were saying that it was the smallest snowman they had ever seen. Anyway, we loved it.

  范例2 东北下大雪

There was a really heavy snow in my city a couple of years ago, which was rare. Actually it is quite cold in winter in my hometown, and it snows every year, but it was always acceptable. But one year, around the new year, the snow lasted for over 40 hours and it was literally waist-deep when it stopped. You could not drive, and you could barely walk on the road, the whole city was trapped. But I kind of liked that snow, because the school stopped for a couple of days, and I really needed some rest.

 

  3. Do you like the changes of the four seasons?

  解析:

  你是否喜欢四季的变化呢?有的人喜欢在不同的季节里做不同的事情,可以穿不同风格的衣服,也有的人喜欢一年四季都差不多的季节,这样变化比较小,不需要去适应,也不需要做出太大的改变,也会比较舒服。无论你支持的是哪一方的观点,只要能够清晰地表达自己的意思,并且给出合理的解释,就可以哦。

  范例1 喜欢四季变化

  I have never lived in a place that has similar seasons, but I am sure that I prefer 4 different seasons. First of all, I can wear different clothes, which is very important and very interesting. I guess I like to see the changes because I like to feel the time and the season. When it is always the same, then you forget about it sometimes. For instance, you only remember to praise the summer when the spring is about to end or the autumn is about to start. The changes of the seasons remind me how time flies and how precious and lovely time is.

  范例2 不喜欢四季变化

I do not like the changes of the four seasons. In fact, I prefer to live in a place that has only one mild comfortable season. If I want to experience the difference of the seasons, I prefer to do that when I travel. I do not like too many changes in my life, because I have to react accordingly and it is just too much trouble.

 

  4. Do you like extremely hot or cold weather?

  解析:

  本题问的是你是否喜欢极端的热天或者冷天。因为带有extremely这个词,估计大家的答案都会是不喜欢吧,因为任何事情过度了都会挺难受的。但是,偶尔体验一下还是不错的选择,比如去热带或者寒带感受一下。

I would love to experience the extremely hot or cold weather for a short period of time, but I would not live in such a place for a long time, it would be terrible. Its freezing cold in my hometown when it is winter, and I do not like it, so I would try my best to avoid living in any kind of extreme weather.

 

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