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Seasons

Six people share their favorite season.
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Akane, Canada
speakerWhat is your favorite season and your least favorite season? My favorite season is spring because where I'm from in Toronto the winters are very, very long and cold and and harsh so after that ends and the sun comes out and the birds start coming back and the trees start getting greener it makes me feel very good and refreshed in the spring time, so I love the spring. I hate the winters because there's lots of snow and slush and ice and I have to carry around a huge coat on with me all the time.

Al, England
speakerYeah, my favortie season is the time just before autumn. Yeah, I don't like winter at all. I don't like cold weather, so I like the summer but I also like the freshness or autumn, or the autumn evenings.

Ruth, Ireland
speakerMy favorite season is spring because it is just a nice temperture and I can go out in jeans and a T-shirt and not be too hot or too cold and also if I go out at night, I don't need to bring a coat with me. I don't really like summer though. There's too many mosquitos. And I tend to get bitten an awful lot and also because I sweat so much.

Tres, United States
speakerMy favorite season would definitely be the fall because you have the fall foliage, the weather is great. It's not too hot. It's not too cold. My least favorite season would probably be winter because it's dry, but then again you can go skiing and I love skiing, so I don't really know if I have a least favorite season.

Simon, Canada
speakerWell, it depends on where I am but, just off hand, what comes to my head is summer. You know, like warm weather. I like stuff that you can do in the summer. You can go out and play games and go to the beach. You know, you can go hiking - stuff like that.

Keiko, Japan
speakerMy favorite season is winter because is Japan you get really crispy, cold weather and I get to wear clothes in layers and I feel very comfortable in my cozy clothes. I just like the feel of winter.

Learn Vocabulary from the Lesson!

harsh

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The winters are cold and harsh.

We use the word harsh to talk about things or people that are strongly negative.  Notice the following:

  1. The harsh, stormy weather closed the airport.
  2. Those are harsh words!

refreshed

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It makes me feel refreshed.

When we feel refreshed, we are not hot or tired.  We are cool, active and energetic.  Notice the following:

  1. A cool drink will refresh you.
  2. He felt refreshed after a swim in the pool.

an awful lot

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I get bitten an awful lot.

We use the phrase 'awful lot' to talk about a large number or quantity of something negative. Notice the following:

  1. He's late for class an awful lot.
  2. I have an awful lot of homework.

fall foliage

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You have the fall foliage.

Foliage describes the the leaves of plants or trees.  Fall is the season before winter when the weather becomes cooler and leaves change color from green to yellow, to orange, then brown.  Notice the following:

  1. Tourists come to see the the colorful fall foliage.
  2. The fall foliage is lovely, isn't it?

get to

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I get to wear comfortable clothes.

We 'get to' do something we like.  Notice the following:

  1. I get to take a vacation next month.
  2. I have to do homework , but I get to watch TV after.

Vocabulary Quiz

harsh • refreshed • awful lot
foliage • get to
  1. In the summer the is so thick that you can't see the neighbor's house.
  2. I like her, but she talks an .
  3. The wind is really today.
  4. Next year I go traveling through Europe.
  5. Go wash your face and you will feel more .
Answer the following questions about the interview.

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