Mixer #28 | Intermediate B1

What part of your country has the best weather?

Six people share the best place to visit in their country.

Akane, Canada
speakerWhat part of your country has the best weather and the worst weather? Well, I would say that the best part of the country with weather is Vancouver or the West Coast of Canada because they have very mild summers and winters. That means that the winters aren't too cold. They're a bit cold but now very cold and the summers don't get that hot. They stay quite cool in the summer. Where I'm from in Toronto, many people don't like the weather because the winters are very, very long and harsh, and the summers are very, very hot and humid.

Simon, Canada
speakerI'm from Canada so the best weather in Canada, I would say is the West Coast. West Coast in the summer time. It's sunny and warm. It's never hot. It's kind of cool actually but not cold. It's beautiful. Ah, the worst weather in my country is also the West Coast for the rest of the year. When it is not summer it rains every day all the time.

Joel, United States
speakerWell, I think the worst weather, some me people would disagree, but I think the worst weather is up in the Pacific Northwest, like Seattle and Portland. I think it rains all the time and I really get depressed in the rain, and the best weather is my hometown, Colorado, because it doesn't rain much. It's hot and nice in the summer, not too hot, and you get a nice change of pace with a cooler winter and a nice fall.

Mitchell, United States
speakerWell, since I'm from Hawaii, it's summer all year round, and during winter all it does is rain occassionally, so pretty much you can find me at the beach 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, barbequeing, enjoying the sun and catching a tan with my friends. Also, during the spring, it's very nice. We got nice trade winds coming in. We call it Kona trade winds, and compared to mainland America, I can't complain.

Lucinda, New Zealand
speakerAh, the part of New Zealand that has the worst weather is Wellington, I think, because of the wind, and all of the houses are on the mountain so when the wind comes, all the houses get the worst part of the weather, and one of my, actually my Japanese teacher was walking down the street and got hit by lightning in Wellington through her umbrella and the part of the country that has the best weather I think is where I live which is the Bay of Islands. It's mostly subtropical, but I think it is more near tropical. Yeah, that's about it.

Tom, England
speakerI don't know if you've been to the Lake District in the Northwest of England, but it probably has the best and the worst weather. It can be miserable and grey and rainy and really just the wettest and dampest place in the country, but then when the sum comes out everything is green and beautiful and that's why it's such a popular place to go camping and hiking, because when it is good it is really, really beuatiful there.

Learn Vocabulary from the Lesson!



They have very mild summers and winters.

'Mild' weather is not too hot or cold. Notice the following:

  1. Most coastal American cities have relatively mild winters.
  2. The weather in Europe is usually mild in early fall.

change of pace


You get a nice change of pace with a cooler winter and a nice fall.

We use the phrase 'change of pace' to talk about something that is different than usual. Notice the following:

  1. It was hot all summer so a little rain was a nice change of pace.
  2. I eat junk food for lunch almost everyday so sushi is a nice change of pace.

trade winds


We got nice trade winds coming in.

'Trade winds' are strong winds that blow across the tropic seas. Notice the following:

  1. Strong trade winds are troublesome for Hawaiian golfers.
  2. Early sailors used trade winds to cross the Atlantic Ocean.



She got hit by lightning.

To be 'hit' means to be touched or struck by a strong, sudden force. It is almost always negative. Notice the following:

  1. Southeast Asia was hit by a deadly tsunami in 2004.
  2. My dog was hit by a car yesterday, but he's OK.



It's the wettest and dampest place in the country.

A 'damp' place usually gets a lot of rain. Notice the following:

  1. It seems like London is damp and gloomy year round.
  2. Southern California is famous for nice weather, but it can be a little damp in winter.

Vocabulary Quiz

mild • change of • trade winds
hit • damp
  1. Please put these pants back in the dryer. They are still a little .
  2. I spend most of my time at work traveling around, so sitting at a desk is a nice pace once in a while.
  3. The weather is very for this time of year.
  4. brought early explorers to the topics.
  5. We got by a really bad storm last week, so there is still a lot of damage from that.
Answer the following questions about the interview.

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