Tess & Ravi

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.

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Task 5

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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


Hello!I am from Russia. Probably, you think the weather in Russia is coold, but it is false. I live in Voronezh and the weather here is brilliant. We have snow in winter and we have a hot summer,too hot(probably),the temperature averages from -5to -10 in the winter and from +27 to+35 in the summer.

In Greece, normally- but, unfortunatelly, typically during the last forty years- we used to have four beautiful, seasons, like all the Mediteranian countries.But now, year after year,we see tremendous climate changes.There are no longer those great separate seasons with their own distinct features.There is no longer those flowering quartely springs and those melancholy but still beautiful autumns.There are more or less, two main ''seasons'', summer and winter. And during these seasons, we often have extreme weather phenomenon....So the temperature averages from -15 to 20 Celsius degrees in the winter and 25 to 40 degrees in the summer...

Comment for episode 3
Hello everyone! From Italy La Spezia
The climate in my town is temperate in outumn and spring some times rains . When come the winter the time it is a bit freezing , the climate become wet and there are about three or five degrees .
The best time for the weather in my town is summer , hot sunny day and dry .
I think that thirty-six degrees it is ok for a hot day , cold day between five or ten degrees!
Now probably will the snow , it's freezy time !

Hello every on
In my country weather id do varied I mean we have 4 seasons but actually , some cities experience extreme weather for example in the south climate is hot and only in the winters people turn off their coolers as in some another in the north-west are frizing.
by the way during the season the climate is permanent and capable to forecast.
Here the spring is amazing and I think the summer is the worst season.

To sum up our country mostly located in a dry and hot climate.
Lately there is some changing is happened in the world and I can see this changes that are manifested as unforeseen floods and some shower rains and winds.
I hope everything goes well and we can all together save our home the beautiful earth.

Hi, hanni from Egypt!
first of all I'm in love with the weather of Britain.. actually not just Britain the north of Europe in general because the idea of having a changeable weather is great, in my country we don't have that and it's so boring!.

Hi everyone, I am from Vietnam, so the climate is tropical. We just have 2 seasons: dry and rainy. In the dry season, the weather is very hot and the highest temperature up to 39 degrees Celcius. About the rainy season, it rains all the day that causes the flood. In my city, it's so terrible when it's rain, it makes the traffic jam and drown. I wish I can touch the snow in the winter.

The climate in my country (Ukraine) is very different. In summer, temperatures can be 40 degrees above 0, and the weather can be very dry or wet, rain and thunderstorms. In winter, the weather is mostly wet or frosty with snow. The temperature can be 20 degrees below 0 and once every 10 years can be 40 degrees below 0.

I live in the most western city of Russia in Kaliningrad. We have got the same weather as in Britan.There is changeble,wet and often raining weather. And we also have soft climate without extreme weather. Generally there is warm summer and temperature from 20 to 25 degrees. Unexpektedly this Jule and August were so hot,about 30 degrees every day .Rains was not often,amazingly.
In the winter temperature is in average from +10 to -5 degrees.Even the winter can be raining and often without snow.

Hello! In Spain the climate is beautifull. In summer the temperature can be very hot, near 40º, but, according the zone, the nights are cool. In this autumn, it's rain frecuently wich is causing many floods... The winter are mild, but the last year was very cold and the snow come to see us!

Here in Benin, we have four seasons in a year: two dry seasons and two others rainy ones. During the great dry season, December to February, we have the harmattan which is harder in the north of the country, sometimes followed by terrible drought. In that season, the temperature could reach about fourty degree Celcius. About the rainy seasons, we don't like them because, they leads to a lot of floods, overall at the south.