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  • So if there's one thing which British people love, I mean love to talk about.

  • It is, of course, the weather with.

  • So I got the idea for this video.

  • When I recently had a visit from a builder, you came to do some work.

  • I've recently moved into a new flat on.

  • Of course, I have needed a few bits of work done by a builder.

  • Andi.

  • I'm very awkward with small talk, much like many British people.

  • And the one thing that we always seem to resort to is the topic off the weather.

  • The first tip I can give you is when you come to the UK, always be aware off what the weather is like.

  • Now that should be easy because nine times out of 10 it is raining.

  • It's cloudy.

  • It's miserable dark.

  • Maybe We get one week of summer Weber every year.

  • Two if we're lucky.

  • But generally it's kind of cloudy, so it shouldn't be too hard to remember this anyway.

  • This builder, he came into my flat, which I've recently moved into Onda.

  • We did the usual, you know.

  • Alright.

  • How are you?

  • How's your day being on?

  • Then?

  • We got to this kind of awkward silence moment.

  • Of course, I started the conversation by saying, It's a miserable day to day, isn't it?

  • Just listen to my pronunciation.

  • Firstly, with this it's a miserable day today, isn't it?

  • So what I've done that is I've used something.

  • We call ah, question tag.

  • Question tag is when we add a question on the end of a statement to turn it into a question.

  • It's kind of like a question, but it's like we're saying something on.

  • We want someone to agree.

  • So I said to this guy, It's a miserable day today, isn't it?

  • It was a way to start building a conversation.

  • Okay, so we use the weather a lot here to build conversation.

  • We do use words like miserable, depressing, um, you know, kind of feelings or moods to express how the weather looks.

  • The reason why is because we talk about the weather so much here that just by saying, is raining today, you know, that's that's kind of boring.

  • We like to make it sound a bit more interesting, or else we'd be having the same conversation with everyone all the time, so we need tohave kind of more adjectives and more expressions that we can use.

  • So today I have just a few for you, a few useful ones about different types of weather, which you can use in your Ayotte's exam with your friends.

  • When you come to the UK if you live in the UK, whatever your situation is, so when it's cold, a very common word which we use is the word chili.

  • Firstly, let's look at the pronunciation of this.

  • We have the short it sound, which is commonly mistaken for the long e sound.

  • We have this situation off ship and sheep.

  • Well, in this situation chili.

  • Okay, chick.

  • So what you need to do is lift your tongue slightly just behind the top teeth just kind of around the bottom of the top teeth, and you should feel this it.

  • Look at the shape of my mouth, it chili chili.

  • Now, if it's chilly outside, I'm not talking about the noun, which is the red or green, spicy, spicy thing, which we eat with a lot of Asian foods or Curries and things like that.

  • I'm actually talking about the weather, so if it's chilly outside, that actually means that it's kind of a little bit cold.

  • OK, it's not really cold, but it is pretty cold if I want to take it to another level and I really want to over exaggerate, which is something which British people also love to do.

  • We love to exaggerate.

  • I could say that it's freezing outside now.

  • To freeze something is to turn it toe ice, even if there is no ice outside, I could still say that it's freezing today, so this is a situation where we have the e sound.

  • Remember I said about ship on sheep?

  • Well, this one, we could do Chile where we had that it for when it's quite cold, chilly it on freezing.

  • They should sound very different ones long e freezing, one short, it chilly.

  • So compare those to pause the video if you need thio.

  • So if it's freezing outside and that generally means that it's really cold.

  • Okay, But remember, we do love to exaggerate.

  • Don't always take things we say too seriously.

  • That's the best advice I can give you.

  • My recommendation is to go to a thesaurus on look, a adjectives on different ways of using the word cold or freezing and you'll always find a word that you can use to describe the weather outside if it's raining.

  • We have many, many different expressions that we can use here because we need them because we're always talking about rain.

  • So when it's raining, it's cold, the clouds of dark.

  • Like I said before, we could say it's miserable.

  • It's depressing.

  • It's gloomy, which means it's very dark, gloomy.

  • Look, my mouth.

  • Ooh, gloomy.

  • However, we also have a lot of expressions, which we used to talk about the rain.

  • I could say it's tipping down it.

  • Remember that sound tipping, tipping.

  • So if it's tipping down today, then that means it's heavy, heavy rain.

  • Okay, so imagine someone has a bucket.

  • We went like this.

  • We would be tipping or pouring the water.

  • So imagine someone is in the sky on their tipping water on you, so it's tipping down.

  • It's pouring down.

  • We use the proposition down because it is falling down from the sky.

  • It's not going sideways or up is it is going down.

  • And if you want to be extra rude, extra slangy, then you could use the word.

  • Pissing you could say is pissing down today, when it's not raining very heavily, we would call it drizzle, drizzle, drizzle.

  • Now we're going to talk about the hot weather so much like when I said freezing for when it's cold, I could use something similar, which is the opposite of freezing, which would be boiling or burning.

  • Okay, so you could say is boiling today when we boil something, it's like when we boil water in the kettle for a cup of tea, we make it gets so hot that it starts bubbling right, so it's boiling today.

  • Let's look at the pronunciation of that.

  • We have a diff thong in here, which is a combination of two vowel sounds.

  • Oy, it's boiling today.

  • It's boiling today, a few others we use scorching or scorching, quite difficult word there.

  • Now, if it's scorching today, that just means it's really hot, almost burning now.

  • Usually, when it's a hot day, when it's a nice, sunny day will often say it's a nice day.

  • Today.

  • You could even say it's a lovely day today.

  • If you're feeling even extra extra happy about the weather, you could say it's a beautiful day.

  • It's a fantastic day.

  • You can use so many words to describe lovely weather.

  • Just remember, with that adjective, what we tend to do with pronunciation is we like to make that word Mawr stressed in our sentence.

  • So if it's a lovely day, instead of saying it's a lovely day, I need to not sound like a robot or like a board person.

  • I want to make that word lovely.

  • Sound like it really is lovely.

  • So I would say it's a lovely day today.

  • It's a lovely date.

  • So we take that tone up a little bit mawr and add a bit more passion.

  • It's a lovely day today, Okay, so the tone needs to go up.

  • There's one more thing I wanted to talk about, which is a type of weather.

  • We don't get much here in the UK, but I'm sure lots of you maybe do in your countries, which is what we call humidity or when it's humid outside.

  • Now this is when the air around you, the air we're breathing in the air that touches our skin outside is very hot, is warm and it's like nothing is cool.

  • Everything's hot right now.

  • There's a word we use over here, which is, we will often say it's sticky outside.

  • It's a bit sticky today, and sticky refers to the fact that this hot air generally makes our skin feel a bit sticky.

  • Are closed.

  • Stick to us on DWI.

  • Feel like a walking seller tape.

  • It's sticky outside, which just means it's humid sticky.

  • So you've got the it on the E here.

  • Stick key.

  • So they should both sound different.

  • Those two valve sounds.

  • There are lots more things to learn in terms of pronunciation and tone on stress.

  • When you're expressing your feelings about the weather or also just generally describing things, however, we would be here for a very long time.

  • So what I recommend is, if you really do want to learn more about pronunciation, go over to E.

  • T.

  • J english dot com, and you can join my very detailed pronunciation course on.

  • You'll also join me on what Sapp When you join the course and you can send me voice recordings, I can send you voice recordings way kind of become friends.

  • Anyway, I hope you enjoyed this lesson today.

  • I will see you in the next video next week.

  • Cheers, guys.

So if there's one thing which British people love, I mean love to talk about.

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/10/24
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