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  • - How cold is it outside today?

  • - [Siri] I find it rather cold.

  • - Me too.

  • (upbeat music)

  • Hello this is Jack from tofluency.com,

  • and this lesson is going to give you the phrases

  • that you need to be able

  • to talk about the temperature in English,

  • and I think the best way to start this off

  • is to give you a little test to see if you can say this.

  • There are two ways to measure temperature.

  • The example that you just saw was in Celsius,

  • but I'll also talk about Fahrenheit in this video too.

  • Now, we use Celsius in the UK and Fahrenheit in America,

  • and I don't know what the other countries use,

  • but I'll leave a comment below, letting you know.

  • Going back to the example,

  • you'll hear people say a few things

  • to describe what you saw.

  • The first way is the long way.

  • 25 degrees Celsius.

  • 25 degrees Celsius.

  • But you'll also hear 25 degrees,

  • or in the right context, just the number 25.

  • Here's a dialogue you'll hear in everyday English.

  • It's so cold out there today.

  • Yep, but it's going to be 55 tomorrow.

  • It's going to be 55 tomorrow.

  • So notice that because of the context we know

  • we are talking about temperature,

  • and this is obviously in Fahrenheit, 55 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • Like Kate and I talked about in

  • one of our latest conversations,

  • the weather varies greatly here,

  • so it can be relatively warm during the day,

  • but then very cold at night.

  • It can be 65 degrees outside in winter

  • but then the next day can bring snow.

  • Here are some other common phrases

  • that you'll hear people say.

  • Can you believe it's going to be 70 tomorrow?

  • Again, we don't need to say 70 degrees Fahrenheit

  • because it's all about the context.

  • It's going to warm up again soon.

  • Here is a phrasal verb to warm up,

  • it's going to warm up again soon.

  • Here is another quick test.

  • How do you say this?

  • Again, there is more than one way to say this,

  • you can say it's minus two, or minus two degrees.

  • It's going to be minus two later tonight.

  • In America, you'll hear, it's two below zero.

  • It's two below zero.

  • It's pretty cold out there today like Siri said before.

  • It's about 32 degrees with a wind chill,

  • so you need to wrap up warm when you go outside,

  • and this room, in the house,

  • is one of the coldest rooms in the house,

  • so it means that I need to use things

  • like a space heater to warm this room up,

  • because the general heating doesn't really affect

  • the temperature that much.

  • Other rooms are much warmer,

  • but this room is a little bit chilly,

  • so it is a little bit chilly.

  • That is why I'm wearing this type

  • of sweater to help me stay warm,

  • so this room is a little bit chilly.

  • We use chilly when it's a little bit cold.

  • It's not when it's very cold,

  • because when it is very cold outside, we use freezing.

  • So imagine that the heating hasn't been on

  • and I haven't used a space heater,

  • I could say it is freezing in here.

  • It is freezing in here.

  • Here are some other phrases

  • that you'll hear that are similar to the ones

  • we've just seen.

  • I was cold last night.

  • I was cold last night.

  • What we are talking about here is being cold in bed.

  • I was cold last night.

  • Now, this is something I might say before a football game.

  • It's a little bit chilly but you'll be okay.

  • Or something similar, it's not too cold,

  • it's not too cold, you'll be fine.

  • And finally, it's going to get down to 21 tonight.

  • It's going to get down to 21 tonight.

  • This is saying that the coldest

  • it is going to be is 21.

  • It's going to get down to 21 tonight.

  • A lot of what we're talking about is relative,

  • because for example, if I say it's warm outside,

  • it's warm outside today,

  • it might only be seven or eight degrees Celsius,

  • but if it's in winter, this is relatively warm,

  • and we can use comparisons here too.

  • We can say it's a lot warmer today than it was yesterday,

  • but we don't really say hot in winter.

  • We only use warm, and it's the same in summer.

  • When we are in summer, we don't say cold,

  • it's cold outside today, or it's colder outside today.

  • We use the word cool.

  • It's cool today.

  • We can go outside for a bit because it's cool today

  • or it's cooler outside today than it was yesterday.

  • Speaking of summer, let's talk about the different ways

  • that you can describe the temperature in summer,

  • so funnily enough, a lot

  • of people in the UK use Fahrenheit if it's really hot,

  • so when it gets really hot outside like 90 degrees,

  • 95 or even 100 at times, people tend to use Fahrenheit.

  • And in America, you'll hear people say it's

  • going to get up to 95 tomorrow,

  • like this is some type of warning

  • that the highest temperature is going to be 95 degrees.

  • It's going to get up to 95 tomorrow.

  • And if you want to emphasize the temperature,

  • listen to how I do it.

  • It's going to get up to 95 tomorrow.

  • Here are three other phrases that you'll hear.

  • It's so hot outside.

  • It's so hot outside.

  • Again, I'm putting the emphasis on a specific word,

  • in this case so, it's so hot outside.

  • If it's very very hot, you can say it's boiling out there.

  • It's boiling out there,

  • or if you are inside, it's boiling in here.

  • It's boiling in here.

  • Because the weather affects what we do in our daily life,

  • we use conditionals a lot with the temperature,

  • okay, so for example, I can say this.

  • We won't go trick-or-treating if it's too cold.

  • We won't go trick-or-treating if it's too cold

  • or I'll wear that warm costume if it's really cold outside.

  • Here are some more examples.

  • I don't cycle to work when it's below 30.

  • I don't cycle to work when it's below 30.

  • I don't think everyone will turn up if it's that cold.

  • I don't think everyone will turn up if it's that cold.

  • Let's go to the pool tomorrow if it's going to be hot.

  • Let's go to the pool tomorrow if it's going to be hot.

  • So those are some great phrases for you

  • to help you talk about the temperature in English.

  • If you have other phrases that you use

  • or that you have learned, leave them below

  • in the comments section,

  • and be sure to check out the description

  • where I am going to leave all the phrases

  • I mentioned in this video,

  • and while you are in the description,

  • if you haven't got my book yet,

  • then you can download it by joining the email list,

  • okay, thank you so much for watching,

  • while you're here, watch another video.

  • Those will be on your screen now,

  • okay, speak to you soon, bye-bye.

  • (upbeat music)

- How cold is it outside today?

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    洪子雯 posted on 2019/09/09
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