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Ashlie, Stephen and their cousins are going to the beach, but the British summer turns nasty on them. What is there to do in Britain when the weather is bad?

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Language level

Intermediate: B1
Upper intermediate: B2


''So much for the British summer!'', What does it mean?

Hello Akbar Safi,

This is an ironic statement. Britain is a country more famous for its rain than its hot summers and this sentence means something like 'Well, that's all we can expect from the British summer.'


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you so much Sir.

Hello Team.
Stephen : It's not going to rain, it's summer! Stop worrying. Come on.
Could I switch 'Stop worrying' here into 'Stop being worry'?
What's the difference between them?
Would you like to explain, please?
Thank you very much.

Hello Nizam,

No, I'm afraid that wouldn't be correct, because 'worry' is not an adjective. If you used 'worried' (which is an adjective), it would be grammatically correct, but not natural. This is because the verb 'worry' is used instead of 'being worried' to talk about the emotional/mental state of worrying. And this is what Stephen is talking about -- Ashlie worrying around the present time, i.e. it's something she's still doing.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

When the weather always change ,I feel tired . I like the sunny weathers and by the way the rainly weathers are dangerous because at that time driving can be so dangerous

I've never travel to UK but I love the whether' England. I live in Chihuahua, Mexico and the whether here it's extreme

Hi, I'm from Mexico too. Here in Mexico we don't have similar weather like UK's countries, instead we have extreme weather conditions and more likely in the northern states of this country, I like the sun but I'd love to experience those beautiful rainy days and the smell of wet soil.

in my place the weather changes all day, In the early morning is cold, then the sun brigh up and then it's hot but not rain, and then at night rains, you always have an umbrella but don't forget sun glasses

I am from Brazil and the British weather is so diferent from ours. I live at Rio de Janeiro city and we have sunny days all the year even in winter.

when the weather is bad cariocas go to the shopping, cinema, theater. We go to the natural parks too.