George's Blog - Rainy Season
Hi! George here,
from AEON Shibuya Ekimae Honko!
It's already rainy season, isn't it?
Spring went by so quickly this year,
as we were all encouraged to stay home
and stay safe.
We missed the cherry blossoms,
and trips we'd planned for Golden Week,
but the most important thing
was to stay healthy.
My students often ask me
whether my country - the U.K. -
has a rainy season like Japan.
Actually, our climate is very different.
Summer in the U.K. isn't as hot
and humid as it is in Japan.
We also have more
consistent rainfall throughout the year.
Those of you who have been to the U.K.
before will know that it often rains -
especially when we have plans
to go outdoors for barbecues or sport.
Britain is famous for its moody weather!
Let me tell you how I prepare
for the weather each day.
after I wake up and have breakfast,
I check the weather forecast.
This tells me what
today's weather will be like.
If it's a cold and rainy day,
I'll wear a waterproof jacket.
If it's hot and rainy,
like it has been recently,
I'll take a compact umbrella,
which I can fold and put in my bag.
Whether there's heavy rain
or only light drizzle,
it's better to be safe than sorry!
Some of you might have heard
the English expression
"It's raining cats and dogs",
meaning heavy rain.
You can also say "it's pouring"
or "it's bucketing it down".
Try to use these expressions
for more natural English!
I hope you learned some new words.
Next lesson, impress your teacher
by using them!
Stay safe and see you soon!