Let us think how often we talk about the weather and seasons mention? Whether it’s e-mails, messages on social networks or simply phone calls — all these actions we perform on a daily basis. And if you think about it, a separate topic in the letter or communication is always the weather and the seasons. We discuss the current weather conditions and describe their favorite time of year. And if you have a pen pal who knows only English? Or maybe you took in school to highlight the theme of the seasons in the English language? Then this article is for you.
How to tell about the seasons in English?
Of course, we should start with the names of all the seasons, and they, as we know, four: summer (summer), autumn (fall), winter (winter) and spring (spring). You can also note that Americans prefer another option to designate the autumn — the word fall (but not to be confused with the verb to fall). The following list the months that make up a particular time of the year. They should know by heart. And then you can tell a little about each season, describing the weather conditions at the time and the events taking place in nature. Next will be given some of the words and phrases that will help you support the theme of the seasons in English.
Summer is usually hot (hot), the weather is generally beautiful (fine and beautiful). The sun shines bright (to shine, bright), the trees in the green (green leaves), hear the birds sing (birds’ singing). In the summer of pupils and students vacation (holidays), many prefer to take a summer holiday (vacation) and go on holiday to the sea (sea).
- Autumn (Fall).
Usually the autumn overcast (cloudy) and the rain (to rain), strong winds (to blow, strong wind). The leaves on the trees are (turn) yellow and red, and then completely fall (fall down). The sun is shining though, but not warm (do not warm). On the ground sometimes falls mist (fog). Birds fly away to warmer climes (fly away). The days are getting shorter (grow shorter). Because of drizzle (drizzling rain) on the street constantly damp (damp).
By the way, in the English language is a phrase that characterizes the rain with a strong cold wind. This expression it is raining cats and dogs. Why do cats and dogs? Long ago, people believed that witches could turn into a cat and fly on broomsticks in the sky, heralding the bad weather. The dog was a servant of the Norse god Odin and personified storm wind. Since then, the phrase entrenched in the language and become quite consumed. And the beginning of autumn are called Indian summer (Indian summer). At this time, the weather is still quite similar to the warm summer.
In the winter it is very cold (cold, chilly), it is snowing (to snow). It gets dark early (it is getting dark), because the nights are longer (grow longer). Often the temperature falls below freezing (below zero), and in conditions of frost (frost), water turns into ice (ice). At this time, many winter sports (winter sports), sledding (to sledge), skiing (to ski) and skating (to skate). In winter, a lot of holidays (holidays), the main of which is the New Year (New Year).
When spring comes, the nature revives (to awake, wake up). All the flowers (to blossom), the trees are green again (to become green). Birds returning from the south (come back), because the days are getting longer. Sometimes the rain, but generally sunny and warm (sunny and warm).
Finally, be sure to mention about your favorite season. As you can see, the seasons in the English language is almost no different from the descriptions in Russian!