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Rainy Days

Rainy Days

Date: Mar 13 2009

Themes: Hobbies, Weather

Grammar: Simple Present Tense

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Believe it or not, spring is almost here. And in most places, that means warmer weather and less rain and snow.

Some people find the rain depressing. But for others, it’s a perfect excuse to stay inside and curl up with a good book or watch a movie. For Beren, rainy days are even better than sunny ones. Listen to her explain to Dale why she loves the rain so much.

Dialog

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Dale

Dale

Beren

Beren

Dale:  Did you see the rain today?

Beren:  I noticed. It was raining cats and dogs.

Dale:  How do you feel about that, when it rains?

Beren:  I don’t know. I don’t ever get the blues when it rains. I actually kinda like it.

Dale:  I do too. I mean, last week it was sunny, it was beautiful, it was a perfect temperature. But when it rained it just kinda cleaned everything off.

Beren:  Exactly. A nice little drizzle.

Dale:  Well since you like both of those, which one is your ideal type of weather?

Beren:  I think I might prefer the rain, actually.

Dale:  What do you do to pass the time when it’s raining? Play video games?

Beren:  Watch movies.

Dale:  Watch movies? Just stay home?

Beren:  Totally.

Dale:  What did you do today since it was raining?

Beren:  Watched a movie.

Dale:  Well it seems like the winter’s almost over. Are you excited that the sun’s gonna be up all the time?

Beren:  I like it a little…I don’t know…a little downpour here and there. It doesn’t really bother me. I mean, we’ve had so much sun. And it hadn’t been hailing. We haven’t had any, you know, rain…

Dale:  Snow storms in a while. Thank goodness.

Beren:  Totally. So it’s kinda nice. I mean, the sun’s nice, but…

Dale:  Oh, the rain is great. I’m more productive in the rain than I am when it’s sunny.

 

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討論

Beren and Dale talk about the rainy day they just had. Beren spent the day watching a movie at home.

Both Beren and Dale like the rain. Beren says she never gets depressed in the rain. She enjoys staying at home and watching movies when it’s raining. For her, rainy days are even better than sunny days.

Dale likes the rain because it makes everything feel clean and fresh. He also says that he’s more productive when it’s raining. When it’s raining, you’re more likely to stay inside instead of going out.

Are you more productive on rainy days, or do you find the rain depressing? What is the weather like in your country?

 

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Cath99

Serbia and Montenegro

I  love  October  rain  and  it  is  also  my  favorite  part  of  a year.
I  just  love  autumn


I  never  get  depressed   when  it’s  raining


01:55 PM Aug 26 2015 |

muhamad2010

Egypt

actually,i love rainy days. i never get depressed in the rain,because when its raining ,the weather becomes very warm. it makes everything clean and fresh.but to be honest ,i’m not productive on rainy days.

12:43 AM Mar 23 2015 |

rahana

rahana

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

i really love rain.


 it s something diffirent.


it gives me a very nice and undescribable feeling.


maybe i like it because it comes from the sky.


and actually i love the sky more.


watching the blue sky with its whit lovely clouds gives me feeling of calm. :)


just try it.


i m sure you ll enjoy it.


10:36 PM May 26 2014 |

sara1998

sara1998

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Well,my country is a four-season country.i mean each part of it has a various wheather in the same time.my city is a bit warm but now because of spring it rains alot and i do enjoy it.


I don’t find the rain depressing but I’ve met many peaple who don’t like rainy wather.


Every time it starts to rain I’ll go out and stay under the rain and i feel relax!


:)

10:36 AM May 07 2014 |

rina1912

Russian Federation

I’m a sunny person,really. But sometimes I just enjoy rainy days…when you are tired of all around and need to be alone in your whole…

08:06 PM Apr 24 2014 |

Sandra95

Sandra95

Sweden

you know, in my eyes most of the people feel blue and  moody in rainy days ..bcuz as far as i know in sunny days due to sun , body can get some kind of energy that makes body release a hormun for being happy during the day.. but in rainy days the amount of this hormune decreases..


but as a matter of fact i really like rainy days bcuz i cant go under my bed drink hot milk or tea.. and watch my favorite movie or go out with my friends and walk under rain.. its so amusing

11:45 AM Jan 10 2014 |

Drmahsa1995

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

i really like rainy days; i feel wonderful….when it rains i really like to walk in our yard  or in parks  cuz i can breath the fersh air…i  also like to walk in rain without umberlla…(we should close our umbrellas and walk in the rain/take mind and memory in the rain/with all the townsfolk walk in the rain/meet friend in the rain/quest love in the rain/play in the rain/write;talk and plnat waterlily in the rain/this is a poem  of IRANI poet “SOHRAB SEPEHRI

07:58 PM Aug 03 2013 |

DominikLi

DominikLi

China

Hard to say,it depend on which state of mind you want to have.

04:56 AM Jan 20 2013 |

luvik palestine

Palestinian Territory, Occupied

i love rainy dayz too much actually

07:13 AM Sep 25 2012 |

cynthia0528

Taiwan

sometimes rainy days make me happyLaughing


but sometimes make me feel sadFrown

04:32 PM Feb 15 2012 |

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mariam hammoud

Lebanon

Ilike rainy days

09:12 AM Feb 15 2012 |

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Lemfey

Viet Nam

i hate rain sometime…!

03:11 PM Nov 13 2011 |

krishno1987gope

Bangladesh

I like rainy day but not all the time.

02:45 PM Nov 13 2011 |

Vina Novalina

Indonesia

Rainy days, i love it and i don’t love it , all depend on the situation, sometimes its bother me when i have to hang out but it is okay when i just at home. I like seeing rain through the window while listening some soft songs, its kinda make me feel calm and comfort and yea the smell after rain it awesome, fresh and clean:)
“Anyone who says that only sunshine can bring happiness has never danced in rain”

02:22 PM Nov 13 2011 |

1 person likes this

Anna080706g

Greece

I love sun! Laughing

12:17 PM Nov 13 2011 |

marwa1

marwa1

Sudan

i love you rain avery day

03:30 PM Nov 12 2011 |

Antonio

Antonio

Honduras

God – Rain – Soccer…


: )


 

04:20 AM Jun 06 2011 |

1 person likes this

zefren31

zefren31

Turkey

i like rian days so much….

10:00 AM Feb 19 2011 |

Itamoo

Itamoo

Jordan

I like sunny day it makes me happy and more comfortable. 

02:06 PM Jan 07 2011 |

Ben1355

Taiwan

It often rains here in winter. Sometimes it's bothering me so much, but sometimes the scenery after raining is clean and fresh. It depends on the mood I am to say I like rainny days or sunny days.

09:15 AM Jan 07 2011 |

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