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16 Science Lessons About Weather
Use these free STEM lessons and activities to explore weather science and climate with K-12 students.
Weather science appears at various points in the K-12 science curriculum. Many elements of weather are easily observable by students of all ages, which makes teaching introductory weather concepts accessible to even the youngest of students. Evidence of "weather" can be felt in the air (do you need a jacket today?), observed in how a kite flies or how the trees move (is it windy?), or seen in the form of rain drops, snowflakes, or fog. As they continue to learn about weather science, students move from qualitative to quantitative observations. With simple tools, they can take measurements, gather and record data, and then analyze their data to make connections and draw conclusions. [See the bottom of this resource for additional summary information about teaching K-12 students about weather science.]
The free STEM lessons and activities below cover the relationship between the Sun and temperatures on Earth; how the water cycle creates patterns of precipitation; how tools like thermometers, barometers, and anemometers work to measure weather variables; how meteorologists make predictions about (or forecast) the weather; how weather patterns are related to seasons and the tilt of the Earth in relation to the Sun; how understanding weather patterns is important for the development of alternative energy solutions; and more.
To make it easy to locate materials for teaching a specific weather topic, the lessons below have been grouped as follows:
- Weather Station
Air Pressure & Atmospheric Science
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Lesson Plans and Activities to Teach About Weather
Classroom weather station, 1. weather stations and weather forecasts: can you do it yourself.
In the Weather Stations and Weather Forecasts: Can You Do It Yourself? lesson, students make various weather monitoring tools that function as part of a DIY weather station. With these tools, students can observe and collect weather-related data, learn about weather patterns and weather forecasting. The weather station lesson incorporates lessons for building simple weather monitoring instruments like an anemometer , a hygrometer , a thermometer , and a rain gauge . The lesson includes a weather forecasting activity to do with students using the weather data they collect. Questions : Why do weather patterns vary from place to place? How far in advance can meteorologists predict the weather?
2. Warmed by the Sun
Even though the Sun is about 93 million miles away, some of the light it radiates reaches Earth. In the How Sunlight Warms the Earth lesson, students experiment to see how the Sun's light warms up the surface of materials on Earth. Using cups filled with different materials, such as soil, water, and rocks, students explore what happens to each material when the cups are placed in sun or shade. ( Note : Thermometers are discussed in this lesson, but observations of temperature in the activity are qualitative and do not use a thermometer.) Question : Why do some materials warm up more or less than others after sitting in the sun?
3. Make a Thermometer
In the Make a Thermometer to Study the Temperature lesson, students make simple liquid thermometers they can use to observe differences in temperature at different times of the day. These thermometers won't provide absolute quantitative measurements, but students will be able to see relative temperature changes. ( Tip : A shorter activity version is also available for informal use.) These thermometers can be used as part of a larger classroom weather station (see above) for a comprehensive weather unit. Questions : How can we use a liquid inside a thermometer to tell how hot or cold it is? What happens to the liquid inside the thermometer when it cools down or heats up?
4. Track Rainfall
In the Make a Rain Gauge to Study Precipitation lesson, students learn about precipitation and the importance of measuring precipitation. Using a rain gauge is one way to monitor rainfall. Students explore the function and design of a rain gauge and then make their own. Using a hose or homemade "rain maker" watering cans, students can experiment with how a rain gauge works and why rain gauges of varying sizes should record the same amount of rainfall. Question : Why and how do meteorologists collect data about rainfall?
5. Moisture in the Air
In the Make a Hygrometer to Measure Humidity lesson, students learn about water vapor and humidity and use a strand of human hair as part of a homemade hygrometer, a device that helps monitor changes in humidity. Questions : Why is there water vapor in the air? Why does the amount of water vapor change? What types of weather are associated with humidity? Can you ever see examples of water vapor in the air?
6. Miniature Model Water Cycle
The Earth's water cycle is a perpetual, natural recycling system that results in fresh water on Earth. In the Make a Miniature Water Cycle Model activity, students learn about the water cycle and make a miniature model in a plastic bag that helps them visualize how water moves in and out of the atmosphere in a cycle of precipitation, evaporation, and condensation. The model also enables discussion about how the water cycle includes water that soaks into land, runs off mountains, and gets absorbed by plants. Explanatory information covers infiltration, transpiration, sublimation, and surface runoff. Questions : Why does the water cycle require the Sun? Why is the water cycle important for life on Earth?
7. Model the Water Cycle
70% of Earth's surface is covered in water. Thanks to the naturally occuring hydrologic cycle (water cycle), water on Earth is constantly shifting state and moving between land, the oceans, and the atmosphere. While the distribution of water may differ, the total amount of water on Earth stays (approximately) the same as the water is continuously recycled. The water on Earth today is estimated to be more than a billion years old! In the Make a Water Cycle Model lesson, students learn about the water cycle and how this naturally recycling system is powered by energy from the sun and the force of gravity. Building a physical model of the water cycle in a transparent box and with a lamp as a heat source, students will observe evaporation, condensation, precipitation, infiltration, and surface runoff. Questions : How is the water cycle connected to weather patterns? What drives the water cycle?
8. Make an Anemometer
In the Make an Anemometer to Measure Wind Speed lesson, students build a model anemometer from paper cups and then experiment to see how the speed at which it spins relates to the strength of the "wind" from a fan. Question : Other than by meteorologists, how are anemometers used in the world?
9. Make a Wind Vane
In the Wild Wind! Making Weather Vanes to Find Prevailing Winds lesson, students learn about global, prevailing, and local winds. While the direction of local winds may vary throughout the day, most wind in an area comes from the same ( prevailing ) direction. For engineers, understanding typical prevailing wind patterns would be important in effectively designing and positioning electricity-generating windmills, for example, or developing other solutions to harness wind for energy. To explore wind direction, students make wind vanes out of paper, straws, and soda bottles. They then monitor local winds and use their data to complete a Wind Rose diagram that helps show prevailing wind direction at a glance. Questions : What causes winds? What are the differences between global winds, prevailing winds, and local winds?
10. Cool Sea Breeze
In the Create a Sea Breeze activity, students investigate why there is often a cool breeze blowing from the ocean to the shore. Using a simple model with containers of sand and ice water, students experiment to see what happens to the smoke from a stick of incense held between the two containers. Testing with the materials at different temperatures helps demonstrate how differences in local air pressure result in the movement of air (or air flow). Questions : Why might the air pressure above the beach differ from the air pressure above the ocean water? How do air pressure differences cause air movements?
12. Balloon Barometer
In the Measure the Pressure activity, students learn about atmospheric (air) pressure and the function of a barometer. Making a model barometer using a balloon and a glass jar and manipulating the atmospheric pressure inside the jar, students will observe how the barometer works to show changes in air pressure. Question : How are changes in air pressure sometimes related to short-term changes in weather?
13. What Color is the Sky?
Depending on the time of day and the weather, you might describe the sky as blue, or pink, or purple, or grey, or a combination of colors! Light from the sun is white light. It contains all the colors, which we can see in rainbow form when light is refracted by a prism. In the Sky Science lesson, students explore how the colors we see in the sky are related to how light from the sun passes through our atmosphere. Questions : Why is the sky viewed from the Moon always dark, but the sky viewed from Earth seems to have many colors at different times of the day? How does milk act like the Earth's atmosphere in this experiment? How does weather relate to the colors we see in the sky? ( Note : For an informal exploration of sky colors, see the Sunset Colors in a Glass activity. In this activity, students use white light to create a simulated sunset in a jar!)
14. Colors of a Rainbow
Rainbows are sometimes visible in the sky after it rains, but why? In the How Many Colors in a Rainbow? activity, students experiment with creating rainbows using a pan of water, the sun, and sheets of colored paper. Refraction of light creates the colors we see in a rainbow (or when using a prism). After it rains, rain drops in the atmosphere act like prisms through which light from the Sun refracts. We see a rainbow! Questions : Why are there different colors in a rainbow? How does the order of colors in a rainbow correspond to the wavelengths of visible light? How does the science of refraction and the wavelengths of colored light help explain the shape of a rainbow?
Note : For more lessons on the physics of light, see 16 Science Lessons About Visible Light .
Weather and Seasons
15. the reason for the seasons.
In the Seasonal Science: The Reasons for the Seasons activity, students do a hands-on experiment with a flashlight, a box, and paper to simulate how the tilt of the Earth affects the angle at which light from the Sun reaches the Earth. Doing this activity, students will be able to correlate the tilt of the Earth in relation to the Sun to how cold or warm it is on Earth and, as a result, which season it is. Question : Why are the seasons different in the Northern versus Southern hemisphere?
16. Seasonal Weather Report
In the Birthday Season Weather Report lesson, students identify patterns and changes that go along with the four seasons. As they create "weather report cards" for the seasons, they will analyze how weather conditions change between seasons. Question : How do living things adapt to the different seasons?
Note : For more STEM lessons and science activities related to specific seasons, see 19 Fall Science Activities and Winter Science Projects, Lessons, and Activities .
Teaching About Weather in K-12
As students learn about weather and what causes weather patterns and changes, they also make connections to seasons and the water cycle. Beginning in upper elementary grades and continuing through high school, students can build upon weather science concepts to explore climate on both local and global levels. With global climate change and global warming being important challenges faced by Earth today and in the future, learning about weather science and understanding the connections between other aspects of human society and weather is important for all students.
The following word bank contains words that may be covered when teaching about weather using the lessons and activities in this resource.
- Air pressure
- Autumn (Fall)
- Celsius scale
- Climate change
- Fahrenheit scale
- Global warming
- Hydrologic cycle
- Plant uptake
- Surface runoff
- Water cycle
- Water vapor
- Weather forecast
- Weather map
- Weather pattern
- Weather station
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Weather & climate, societal applications.
Weather and climate describe the world outside the window - whether it’s hot or cold, humid or dry, sunny or cloudy. Weather is the short term conditions present in the moment that let people know what to wear today and whether or not to bring an umbrella. Climate describes the long term conditions that let people know what clothes to keep in their wardrobe all year long and whether they need to own snow boots, flip flops or both.
Both weather and climate are the result of the interaction of several Earth systems:
- the movement of moisture in the water cycle that evaporates ocean water into the air where it condenses into travelling clouds or storms that eventually cause rain or snow;
- the movement of heat that begins at the sun-soaked equator and moves warm air toward the north and south poles;
- the movement of the oceans that takes icy-cold water from the poles to the tropics, warming or cooling the air above the water.
These and many other factors, including greenhouse gases in the atmosphere , combine to form the high and low pressure systems you hear about on the weather report, and over time add up to the climate of the location you live in.
To understand the complex interactions and patterns of weather and climate, scientists collect as much observational data as they can on precipitation , temperatures, humidity, and other atmospheric conditions. They then use that data and the relationships between the different pieces to create computer models of local, regional, or even global weather and climate.
Weather & Climate Essentials:
- Climate Kids Website, K-5, 6-8
- Global Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet Website, General Audience
- Melting Ice, Rising Seas Video, General Audience
Weather and Climate Resources
Resource Library | Activity : 30 mins
Resource library activity : 30 mins, extreme weather on our planet.
Students use prior knowledge, a photo gallery, and a video to discuss what they already know about extreme weather on Earth and brainstorm a list of weather-related words. Then they organize the information they learned about weather events and conditions present for each type of weather event, and compare and contrast weather events and conditions.
Earth Science, Meteorology
8 Images, 1 Video, 1 PDF, 1 Link
- NASA: Space Place—Weather Word Cross
1. Activate students’ prior knowledge about extreme weather on Earth. Ask: What do you know about extreme weather on Earth? Encourage students to think about weather they have experienced, read about, or seen on TV or in the movies. Have students brainstorm a list of weather-related words and phrases as they “pass the marker.” Start the process by writing one weather-related word on the board. Distribute three dry-erase markers to volunteers with ideas. Have each student holding a marker approach the board and write one extreme weather word, then pass it to another student raising his or her hand. Continue until no one has ideas to add to the list. Encourage students to include words such as lightning, hail, sleet, rain, wind, gust, flood, snow, blizzard, storm, hurricane, tornado, cyclone, thunder, dust storm, and temperature . 2. View a photo gallery and video of extreme weather. Show students images from the photo gallery Extreme Weather. Read aloud the captions as you scroll through the images. Then, show the National Geographic video “Weather 101.” Pass out the three dry-erase markers again. Have students add words related to the photos or video to the list on the board. Assist them, as needed. Then explain to students that some words from the list are weather events, and some words are part of those weather events; call the latter “ingredients.” For example, a lightning storm is a weather event. Ask: What words from our list can be part of a lightning storm? Elicit responses such as lightning, clouds, rain, wind, and thunder. 3. Have students complete the worksheet Weather Investigation. Distribute a copy of the worksheet Weather Investigation to each student. Read aloud the directions and go over the provided answer. Allow students to gather and organize the information they have learned about weather and conditions present for each type of weather. Have students work in pairs or as a whole class to identify other weather events and the ingredients for each from their list. Help students to find answers to any questions they have, including definitions of words that are new to them. Their answers should include the following:
- Thunderstorm : rain, clouds, lightning, thunder, wind
- Tornado : clouds, strong wind, rain, hail
- Hurricane or cyclone: strong wind, heavy rain
- Blizzard : heavy snow, ice, cold temperatures
- Dust storm : strong winds, arid conditions
- Flood : heavy rainfall
- Hail storm: cold or warm temperatures, rain, ice
- Ice storm: freezing rain
4. Discuss the ingredients of extreme weather events. Ask: How are the ingredients for each weather event the same? How are they different? Help students to identify that many weather events have certain ingredients in common, including wind, clouds, and high or low temperatures.
Have students orally describe examples of extreme weather on Earth and the ingredients present for each.
Extending the Learning
Have students play NASA's Weather Word Cross game.
Subjects & Disciplines
- list the criteria and conditions required for weather events to occur
- describe climate, or weather patterns
- Multimedia instruction
- Visual instruction
This activity targets the following skills:
Connections to National Standards, Principles, and Practices
National science education standards.
- (K-4) Standard D-3 : Changes in earth and sky
What You’ll Need
Materials you provide.
- Dry erase markers
The resources are also available at the top of the page.
- Internet Access: Required
- Tech Setup: 1 computer per classroom, Projector, Speakers
- Large-group instruction
The term weather describes conditions in the atmosphere over a short period of time. Climate describes weather patterns of a particular region over a longer period, usually 30 years or more. Climate is an average pattern of weather for a particular region. Identifying patterns in the atmospheric conditions of extreme weather events can help you understand Earth's weather system.
Recommended prior activities.
- Design Your Own Space Probe
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- Extreme Weather on Other Planets
- Jupiter's Great Red Spot
- Measuring Weather with Tools
layers of gases surrounding a planet or other celestial body.
storm with high winds, intense cold, heavy snow, and little rain.
weather pattern of wind blowing dust over large regions of land.
rare and severe events in the Earth's atmosphere, such as heat waves or powerful cyclones.
overflow of a body of water onto land.
precipitation that falls as ice.
tropical storm with wind speeds of at least 119 kilometers (74 miles) per hour. Hurricanes are the same thing as typhoons, but usually located in the Atlantic Ocean region.
degree of hotness or coldness measured by a thermometer with a numerical scale.
cloud that produces thunder and lightning, often accompanied by heavy rains.
a violently rotating column of air that forms at the bottom of a cloud and touches the ground.
state of the atmosphere, including temperature, atmospheric pressure, wind, humidity, precipitation, and cloudiness.
Articles & Profiles
- National Geographic Education: Article—Meteorological Sleuth
- National Geographic Education: Profile—Real-World Geography: Dr. Randall Cerveny
- Weather Wiz Kids
- Web Weather for Kids
Tips & Modifications
In Step 1, have students create a visual glossary of weather-related terms using pictures cut out of magazines or their own drawings.
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Naveen Cunha, M.Ed., Science Teacher, Stephen F. Austin Middle School, Bryan, Texas; NASA/Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow Jeanne Wallace-Weaver, Educational Consultant
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Extreme Weather on Earth
Students use prior knowledge, a photo gallery, and a video to discuss what they already know about extreme weather on Earth and brainstorm and categorize a list of weather-related words and phrases. Then they identify the necessary conditions for weather events to occur, and the factors that affect extreme weather. Students organize information about weather events and conditions, identify patterns, and make connections between weather and climate.
Students examine the causes and effects of extreme weather events and read to contrast weather and climate. Next, they create and revise models of an extreme weather event using knowledge of weather variables. Finally, students link extreme weather events and climate change. Students use an interactive graph and long-term datasets, as well as create their own graphical representations of weather data. This lesson is part of the Climate Change Challenge unit.
Students view and discuss a video to create a concept map of interconnections in extreme weather. Next, they read encyclopedia entries to differentiate the terms weather and climate . Finally, students choose an extreme weather event on which to focus during the lesson and create an initial meteorological model of this event.
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[WORD BANK 15] Weather
1. i can see the sun today. it is a _____ day., 2. there is ice on the road. it's _____., 3. of course, you need _____ to make a snowman., 4. i use an umbrella when it _____s., 5. it's always warm and _____ in summer., study more.
(2023) ielts speaking part 1 topic weather – free lesson, ielts speaking part 1 topic weather.
Questions and Answers
1. What’s the weather like where you live?
Sample answer 1: My hometown has pretty consistent weather . It’s usually warm in the summer and cold in the winter. Sometimes there can be dry spells , but we get a normal amount of rain and snow . I like that we go through all the seasons. It’s nice to have a change every once in a while .
Sample answer 2: The city I live in has a continental climate which means it has distinct four seasons. Temperatures could vary a lot; it could go up to 40 degrees Celsius in the summer and could reach minus 20 in the winter months. Most people like the weather, but I think it’s too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter. Actually, l’m thinking about moving to another city.
2. Do you prefer cold or hot weather?
If I have to make a choice, it will be the hot weather. That’s because it’s gonna be awesome to take a snapshot near the beach or in the rose garden. I don’t know why. Perhaps when sweating , I’m sort of like photogenic and full of beans .
3. Do you prefer dry or wet weather?
If I have to choose one, I will go for dry weather. I have lived in both dry and humid places; the humid weather makes my clothes always stick on my body, and I feel like I have to work harder to breathe . Dry weather isn’t the best, but I think it’s much more manageable . A humidifier at home and body creams can mostly solve all the negatives.
4. Are you in the habit of checking the weather forecast? When/How often?
Yeah, I formed the habit of checking the weather forecast when I was a primary school student, so now, every day before I go to work, I just check the updating info on my cellphone. And when I hang out with my friends on weekends, I will definitely attach much importance to the weather forecast. You know, it’s gonna be a disappointment if we are soaked .
5. What do you think are the effects of climate change in recent years?
6. Would you like to visit other cities that have different climates from where you live?
7. What kind of weather do you like most?
I really love rainy weather. It’s so nice when it’s cool outside and there’s a little bit of rain. I also feel so cozy staying inside and watching a storm roll in . It’s so fascinating to watch lightning. But I also like sunny weather. It’s really nice to just sit and soak up the view .
8. Do you like the weather in your hometown?
I think it would be nice to try living in a place where it’s sunny all the time. I really love the beach, so if I could live somewhere by the ocean, that would be amazing. I’m not sure if I’d want to stay forever, but it could be cool for a while .
9. What’s your favourite kind of weather?
It depends what I’m doing really. If I’m doing something outside, I like the weather to be sunny but not too hot because it gets a bit uncomfortable after a while. If I’m inside, I love listening to the rain beating against the window and the wind howling outside.
10. What is the climate like in your country?
I’m from Ireland, so the thing people always complain about is the rain. It is right on the edge of Europe so we get lots of rain rolling in off the Atlantic. However, because we are an island it means that we don’t get very harsh winters and it hardly ever snows. I think temperate is the word to describe our climate-not too hot, not too cold.
11. Does the weather effect people’s lives in your country ?
Yes, very much so. In the winter it is really grey all the time and it gets dark very early in the afternoon. The lack of sunlight leads to some people getting a bit depressed and I imagine that’s why people drink much more wine and whiskey in the winter to cope with how dull everything is.
12. Do people change in the summer?
Absolutely, as soon as the sun starts to shine and it gets warmer, people start to have barbecues, do more outdoor activities and are generally happier. Unfortunately, it doesn’t last very long but people definitely make the most of it while the weather is good.
13. Is there any type of weather you really don’t like?
I don’t mind when it’s raining or windy and I don’t mind when it’s cold, but when it’s cold, windy and raining all that the same time, well that’s horrible, especially if you have to work or do something outside. I remember when we were at school we would have to go outside in horrible weather to do P.E. and I detested every minute of it.
14. Does bad weather ever effect transport in your country?
As I said before, it rarely snows, but when it does the transportation system collapses. People are just not used to driving in the snow and the whole country pretty much grinds to a halt. Buses and trains normally stop running completely until the snow thaws.
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What's the weather in your country?
The weather in my country is pretty nice. We have a mild climate A climate without extreme weather conditions. , so it's never boiling hot An expression to describe a very hot weather. in the summer or freezing cold Very cold. in the winter.
Does the weather affect your mood?
Yes... Cold, gloomy days Days with dark clouds and dull light. put me in a bad mood. I love summertime, when it's warm and sunny.
Do you like rainy days?
Yes, absolutely ! I like when it rains... I love all the freshness around, the cool breeze A nice gentle wind. after a heavy rain Rain with a lot of water. . It's wonderful!
What is your favourite season?
Do you like winters?
No, not really ... For me winter is the most depressing season, because where I live it's freezing cold Very cold. in the winter. Moreover , the days are short and you can't do a lot of outdoor activities.
Now, have a look at the card and prepare a monologue.
- What the weather is like
- Why do you like it
- Where you can exprerience such weather conditions.
It may sound strange, but my favourite weather is when it is cloudy, windy and drizzling When a light rain falls in very small drops. as it makes me feel calm and relaxed... I like such weather especially at night because I can hear the little raindrops falling and see the dew on the window, and it helps me to sleep... It is very pleasant... Also , I love foggy weather Weather with fog. ... It's very romantic and gives me a sort of feeling like I'm in an old black and white movie. However , I don't like heavy rains Rain with a lot of water. and downpours Very heavy rains. . And I hate when temperature goes below zero To become negative. , it's too cold for me. Probably , the type of weather I like is common for the United Kingdom... But in my hometown such type of weather is very rare. Usually, we have dry With no rain. and sunny days with occasional spells of rainy weather Periods of rainy weather. .
Does air pollution affect the weather?
Yes, it does... It affects the overall temperature of the world, making the weather warmer. Also , it often causes smog A cloud of pollution. and gloomy weather Weather with dark clouds and dull light. .
Do you think that weather affects people's behaviour?
Yes, I think that people respond to bad weather... In my opinion , during cold and dull days people are more depressed and irritated than usual... While bright sunshine The heat and light of the sun. and warmth makes us feel good.
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Temperature. 2. Warmed by the Sun. Even though the Sun is about 93 million miles away, some of the light it radiates reaches Earth. In the How Sunlight Warms the Earth lesson, students experiment to see how the Sun's light warms up the surface of materials on Earth.
Weather and climate describe the world outside the window - whether it’s hot or cold, humid or dry, sunny or cloudy. Weather is the short term conditions present in the moment that let people know what to wear today and whether or not to bring an umbrella.
Students use prior knowledge, a photo gallery, and a video to discuss what they already know about extreme weather on Earth and brainstorm a list of weather-related words. Then they organize the information they learned about weather events and conditions present for each type of weather event, and compare and contrast weather events and conditions.
4. Tornado sirens aren't designed to be heard indoors. I grew up a block away from a tornado siren and recall many nights being jarred out of bed by its loud blast. But don't count on a siren to ...
Basic English Dialogs: Weather. Th ree short dialogs for vocabulary, listening, and speaking practice. Extension activity on attached Page 2. Audio and Answer Key are also available in video format below (2:47) for your students! Download the PDF file by clicking on the green button below!
Sample answer 1: My hometown has pretty consistent weather. It’s usually warm in the summer and cold in the winter. Sometimes there can be dry spells, but we get a normal amount of rain and snow. I like that we go through all the seasons. It’s nice to have a change every once in a while.
Here you can find full IELTS Speaking sample for Weather topic. This is a full IELTS speaking test that contains parts 1-3 with appropriate questions. It is very useful to learn speaking vocabulary not as individual words, but as they come in natural speech. To help you in exam preparation, we gathered a variety of IELTS Speaking questions ...