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Episode 03

Tess and Ravi discuss a topic that many British people like to talk about all the time - can you guess what it is? Adam reports on some of the different ways you said you greet each other.

Tess & Ravi

Task 1

Activity 1


Task 2

Activity 2


Task 3

Activity 3


Task 4

Activity 4


Task 5

Activity 5

Tell us about the climate in your country.

Is it always the same or does it change a lot? What are the best times of year and the worst? What temperature do you think is a hot day and what temperature do you think is a cold day?


Language level

Intermediate: B1


Hi everyone! I'm from Istanbul in Turkey. The weather changes in Istanbul too.There are four seasons here. My favorite season is summer. I realy like summer heat. In spring time it rains and it is windy. In winter it snows during one or two week. I don't like rainy days because when it rains, the traffic is terrible. I use bus and subway for transportation as well as I have anaemia. I am always cold.

I live in Ukraine and the climate here is temperate. We have cold winters with temperatures sometimes reaching -25c and hot summers with temperatures going as high as 39 degrees. In general the year is very nice with beautful golden autumns and green springs. The weather changes not very often during the day: 3 times, sunny-rainy-sunny is quite usual in summer, but as for the rest of the seasons it is mostly 1 weather during the day. And the last, but not the least in last years it is less and less snowy New Years.

I live in North Italy and here we have temperate climate. During the winter it's often cloudy and rains. In last 10 years there have been a lot of floods, I think due to the climate change. These floods happen because of intense and fast rains. During the summer the temperature is hot, you can bathe in the sea and you can wear only a t-shirt all day long

The series 3 is to short now.... so sad

I live in the Caucasus,on the plains of Dagestan. We have here dry climate. We haven't got a lot of rainy days. The winter is not very cold, only few days we see a snow. But the summer is too hot. Here wasn't rain some months already. When I was child I remember here was a lot of rain in the spring, and the winter was very cold. I heared that area of deserts is increase during last years. If this will contin in some decades these placec will turn into a desert.

Hi everyone,
I've been living in Ankara, in the centre of Anatolia and the capital city of Türkiye, for ten years. Ankara's got cooler, dry and less sunny than the coastal regions. You can have snowy and cold winters that the temperature reaches -20 degrees. In the early spring and summer It does rain a lot especially at 6 o'clock we called that "Kırkikindi rains" in Turkish. It always has cool weather particularly in the summer/spring evening so we don't even go out without getting anorak or jacket.

I am living in Ho Chi Minh city from Vietnam. I would like to say that there is two seasons in HCMC: rainy season starts from May and end in November; dry season begins from December to next April.
In rainy season, we just have rain only, not drizzle like the North or Middle of Vietnam. And there will be lot of hard rain in September. Therefore, if you intend to visit HCMC in September, remember to bring our umbrella.
In the contrary, in dry season, the temperature could be high on some months such as March or April. Sometimes, it can get up to 35 Celsius degree.

Even though there are two seasons obviously, however because Vietnam is subtropical country, it has high temperature.
Therefore, we usually make a joke that "There are two season in HCMC: hot season and hotter season, lol".

For me, I love the weather from September to Febuary when the Spring is coming.
At that time, the weather is cool and the scene is so beautiful.

Hello Learnenglish.britishcouncil team!
Hello tttien!
I am in Vung Tau city from Vietnam. It is from HCMC about 100 kilometers.
Your comments are very correct.
I want to say more that when you are in HCMC and around you can suddenly see rains those only last some minutes. But after that it is sunny.
Yes, they have beautiful weather !

Hi everyone. I live in the middle of Poland, near the city Łodź. The climate in my country is temperate. We have rain in spring, recently hot and dry summer. In the autumn is always bad, very cloudy, windy and is a lot of rain, more then spring, but the September and October, when is no rain, is very beautiful, especially in mountain. The winter is mostly cold with a lot of snow. Houses covered the snow are beautiful. That view is unforgettable. The temperature in winter range from minus 20-25 degrees to 0-5 degrees Celsius.

Hi, I live in south side of india, there we people have hot climate in the summer from April to august during during that period we hardly get any rain, after sep we get frequent hard rain sometimes or drizzle sometimes, The climate is completely vary from place to place in india. It's really quite difficult to describe the climate of our country. But normally we have temperate climate most of places.