It’s Blustery! How to Talk about Winter Weather in English
A few weeks ago, I received an email with a question. Ahmad wrote and said, “Thank you very much for your emails and classes. I would like to hear from you about winter weather and the winter season in English. I like it so much, but I do not have good words to use when I speak about it, the positive points about it as an example.”
I loved this question for two reasons:
- My goal is always to help you have the words you need when you want to communicate easily and naturally in English. If you want to be able to talk about winter weather and the winter season in English, then I want you to do that with the same language native speakers use.
- Where I live, we’re in the dead of winter, so it’s the perfect time to focus on this topic.
To get advanced language and common expressions for winter weather and the winter season in English (like ‘the dead of winter’), watch today’s video and then be sure to check out the challenge questions I have for you below.
The good, the bad, and the ugly of winter in English.
Lesson by Annemarie
Advanced Language for Winter Weather and the Winter Season in English
Here is just some of the key language from today’s video lesson:
- In the dead of winter [idiom] – in the middle of winter, during the coldest, darkest period
- In the height of summer [idiom] – in the middle of summer, during its warmest, lightest period
- Invigorating [adjective] – to be filled with life or energy; energizing
- To shiver [verb] – a sometimes uncontrollable body movement or tremble in response to feeling cold
- Brisk [adjective] – lively, alert, energized; sharp
- Cozy [adjective] – offering warmth and ease; providing comfort
- Bleak [adjective] – empty or barren; lacking warmth
- Slush [noun] – melted or watery snow
After you’ve watched the video, I’d love to hear your thoughts about winter weather and the winter season!
In the comments below, share with me and practice new language from the lesson.
- What is the winter season like where you live?
- How to do you feel about the winter season – are you a lover or a hater?
- And finally, how do you spend your time during the winter?
I look forward to hearing from you!
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I live in Egypt ,and may be you hear about my country weather
It’s sunny most of the year
and certainly no snow ….
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I’m very glad to know my lessons are helpful, Walaa. Thank you.
Even though I prefer hot weather, I’m really happy to live in the area when we can experience a winter chill which gives us a bolt of energy. What I mean is that those days when the temperature is 20 C below zero, no wind and everything is just a winter wonderland are extremely invigorating. We enjoy being outside and playing winter games. However, this period is not too long, and the most winter days are froggy, cold and windy. When it’s like this, we hide ourselves in cozy rooms and try to entertain ourselves with favourite films or hobbies.… Read more »
What a great answer, Iryna. You did a very nice job of using vocabulary from the lesson – well done! I hope that you will be able to continue using this new vocabulary in your daily English. (And, like you, I definitely prefer hot weather. 🙂 )
I’d like to thank you for such an amazing opportunity to learn English deeply and more confidently. It’s great to learn something new about the things we’ve already studied. Furthermore, special gratitude for your way of explanation. It’s just inspiring and motivating!
What a kind comment. Thank you. I’m thrilled to know you enjoy my lessons and find them useful to you.
Hi Annemarie. Thanks for the lesson. It is very helpful. Please see my answers below Q1. What is the winter season like where you live? Ans. I live in India. Since India is a hot country, therefore, we don’t have a very long winter season here. The winter here starts from the mid of November and usually end in the middle of February. Snow falls can be seen only in the hilly region. Q2. How to do you feel about the winter season – are you a lover or a hater? Ans. I neither love it nor hate it. I… Read more »
Thanks for your answers about the winter season where you live and how you feel about it. I agree that for some this season can seem like an opportunity to be lazy because the days are shorter and darker. It is hard to feel motivated, isn’t it? Can you tell me why you used the word disgusting for this?
Thank you Annemarie. I’ve found this lesson very useful. I’ve learned many idioms about the topic and I have had fun.
I’m thrilled you enjoyed the lesson. I hope you can immediately begin to use some of the new idioms you learned and add them to your daily English. 🙂
Hy Anna This is my answers 1. What is the winter season like where you live? – I live in Indonesia, the tropis place. So I never feel season weather. In my country, we just have 2 seasons. The dry season and rain season. 2. How to do you feel about the winter season – are you a lover or a hater? – Exactly I’m a lover. Because I never feel and I want to feel. I want to feel cold, oh yeah I love iceskate. I can play the game. So I want to play the ga 3. And… Read more »
Thank you for your answers to my questions and sharing your thoughts about the winter season. I hope that you’ll have the opportunity to experience the winter season, the cold, and the snow.
Hello again:) Great topic in the right time. I live in Croatia, ussually it’s snowing about 5-6 time’s through winter. There is possible find snow about 10-30 centimetars a few time’s, depend of the weather. This winter isn’t cold, temperature’s about 0-5 C degrees , and snow is still missing:( Kids adore snow, if it’s snowing, you can find a lot children in the parks, thay have to makeing snowmen and other winters activities. Peoples have to clean their cars from snow, clean ways around homes and buildings. At the centar of the capital city, you can find pedestal caffe… Read more »
Hi Loren, Oh, Croatia! I love Croatia. You have such a beautiful country. It sounds like you’re having an unusually warm winter this year. You did a great job describing the winter season where you live. It’s very similar to the United States. In my city, you see children playing in the snow or sledding. Adults spend a lot of time getting snow off the car and shoveling the driveway or sidewalks. But of course, the Christmas season is always lovely, as you described. I’m thrilled that you’re also enjoying some time to work on your English during the winter.… Read more »
In the comments below, share with me and practice new language from the lesson. What is the winter season like where you live? – Winter season at my place, doesn’t have snow but it is chilling cold and temperature drops to 11.0°C at night. How to do you feel about the winter season – are you a lover or a hater? – What I like about winter is Early morning, I see a sea of clouds from my balcony, my apartment being in the 25th floor. What else I like is going out with friends late night on a bike… Read more »
Wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing, David. And I’m so curious where you live with such cold temperatures but no snow! Do you have a favorite TV show or do you have any great movies to recommend?