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A weather forecast

Listen to a weather forecast and answer the questions to practise and improve your listening skills.

Do the preparation task first. Then listen to the audio and do the exercises.



Language level

Intermediate: B1


Me too. When it rains, i like sleeping at home

thanks, but i have a problems to memorize the details, may any one advice me what to do for that?

Hello Mr.hanymabrok,

Do you mean the details of a weather forecast? Could you tell us a little more about what you have problems memorizing?

All the best,


The LearnEnglish Team


Not a satisfactory score. I am not sure how to memorize all the details (name of the places along with its direction and weather conditions) in this short span of time. Need some tips.

Thanks :)

Hello Raya,

Listening tasks should not be a test of memory. Do the task while you listen, not after, so that you are reacting to the text as you listen to it, not trying to remember information from earlier. If you need to listen more than once then do so, and after you finish the exercise you can listen while you read the transcript, which will help build your comprehension skills over the long-term.



The LearnEnglish Team

Okay, Peter! Thank you for your guidance. :)

This lesson was difficult to because I do not know where are the places wich are mencionated in the reading, I could not indentify it.
In my case, my favorite wheater I lile mild weather

Actually, I like hot and snowy weather. But when the weather is gloomy I feel very bad.

What this mean : we're off??

Hello Mohammed Jamal,

'to be off' has several common meanings that depend on the situation. Often it is used to show that an action has begun, and in weather forecast on this page, the phrase 'we're off to a good start' means 'the weather has been good'.

A similar use of 'off' in a different context is 'I'm off', which is usually followed by 'to' + a location, e.g. 'I'm off to work' or 'The kids are off to school'. These mean 'I'm leaving for work' or 'I'm going to work' and 'The kids are leaving for school' or 'The kids are going to school'.

There are still other meanings (!), but now at least you're off to a good start at understanding one of the ways this word is used.

All the best,


The LearnEnglish Team