ESL Weather Conversation

You might need to have an ESL weather conversation when traveling to an English speaking country.

The ESL weather conversation examples on this page will help you speak better.

You might need to ask about what the weather will be when planning what to do, or you might need to understand the television when it tells you what the weather will be. Also, in many countries people like to talk about the weather.

This page has example ESL weather conversations for you to look at and understand to see what it is like when people talk about the weather. The conversations have also been made into cartoons that you can watch. If you need help to understand any of the vocabulary used you can go to the ESL weather vocabulary page.

There are also three exercises for you to do to help you practice talking about the weather. They are as follows:

  • Fill in the blanks in a weather conversation.
  • Write an example of a conversation.
  • Conversation questions so you can speak with your friends.

Conversation 1

Situation: Lucy and Jane talk about the weather and eating lunch.

Jane: Hi, do you want to go and get some lunch?
Lucy: Yes that would be great.
Jane: I want to try the new café on the corner of the High Street.
Lucy: Are you sure, it’s very small and we may have to sit outside.
Jane: Yes that’s why I want to go. It’s autumn already and the weather might not be good for eating outside again until the spring.
Lucy: It looks as if it might rain soon. There has been some drizzle this morning.
Jane: No, the sky is clear and you can see the sun. That will make it warm.
Lucy: But there’s a gusty wind that makes it a bit chilly.
Jane: We can wear out coats. It’s been overcast for weeks. I want to sit in the sun for a bit.
Lucy: Ok, but if it starts to snow we have to go inside, alright.

Conversation 2

Situation: It has snowed and Tui is excited as it is the first time she has seen snow.

Tui: Hi. Isn’t the snow great? I’ve been playing in it all morning.
Andrew: Yes, new snow makes everything look very pretty and white.
Jane: Snow is nice at the start, but when it’s turning to slush it gets nasty.
Tui: Maybe, but this is the first time I’ve ever seen snow. It’s great.
Jane: Do you ever have snow in Thailand?
Tui: No, we never have snow. It’s too hot.
Andrew: So this must be fun?
Tui: Yes very fun. I stayed up late last night watching the snowstorm as the gusts of wind blew the snow.
Jane: Then this morning the sky was clear and the sun was shining on the new snow. That was good to see.
Tui: How long will the snow last before it melts? 
Andrew: If the weather and temperature stay cold at about zero degrees Celsius then the snow could be here for several days or a week.
Tui: Great. I want to play in it as much as possible. Do you want to come outside with me?
Jane: Sure, I can do that.
Andrew: Yes, that’ll be something good to do.

ESL Weather Conversation Exercises

Now practice using weather vocabulary in conversations by completing the following three exercises.

Exercise 1 – Fill in the Blanks

The following ESL weather conversation has five blanks that you need to fill by choosing the correct option (A-D) from the questions that follow. Just click the start button.

Situation: Bob and Andrew are going camping and deciding what to take.

Bob: Is the weather going to be good?
Andrew: Yes __________1___________ said that it would be hot and dry.
Bob: Yes, __________2__________.
Andrew: But the weather forecast is normally wrong, so ___________3___________.
Bob: I also think it might be quite cold at night if the sky is clear. We might even get frost in the mornings.
Andrew: We should take ___________4___________.
Bob: And ___________5___________ rains.
Andrew: I don’t normally go camping this early in the spring because the weather is so changeable.
Bob: Yes I know what you mean. It makes packing difficult.  
Andrew: But no matter how good or bad the weather is we’ll have a good time.
Bob: Yes we will.

ESL Weather Conversation

Choose the best option (A-D) in the following five questions to fill in the blanks in the weather conversation given above.

1) Which option is the best to fill in the first blank?
        A) the map on television
        B) the meteorologist on television
        C) the precipitation on television
        D) the clouds look very dark
2) Which option is the best to fill in the second blank?
        A) it should be great weather
        B) it should be terrible weather
        C) it could be snowy
        D) it will be very cold
3) Which option is the best to fill in the third blank?
        A) we should have good weather
        B) we should go outside and check
        C) we should call our friends
        D) we should expect rain and gales
4) Which option is the best to fill in the fourth blank?
        A) some sunscreen then
        B) the long way round
        C) some warm clothes then
        D) some extra food then
5) Which option is the best to fill in the fifth blank?
        A) some umbrellas for if it
        B) some shorts for if it
        C) some swimming costumes for when it
        D) some extra tents for if it

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Exercise 2 – Write a Conversation

Now use the three conversations above as examples to write your own one. You should have two or more people and decide what the situation is. Then write the words that the people would say. You can read the conversation out loud with some of your friends when it is finished.

Exercise 3 – Conversation Topics

For this ESL weather conversation exercise there are two sets of five conversation questions. You should take one set and a friend can have the other set. Then ask each other questions and try to give long answers so you can practice speaking. Once finished you can swap the topics.

The questions have also been made into some conversation cards for you to download by clicking the picture.

If you would like more conversation cards, then you can download my ‘80 ESL Conversation Cards’ ebook. This has 80 cards with five questions each. Half of them will never be published anywhere else.

Question set A

  • What is your favourite type of weather?
  • What was the weather like yesterday?
  • What type of weather is most fun?
  • When was the last time it rained?
  • Would you like to be a meteorologist, and why?

Question set B

  • What type of weather do you not like?
  • What do you think the weather next week will be like?
  • Do you like going outside when the weather is bad?
  • Have you ever seen snow, and what was it like?
  • Are meteorologists good at forecasting the weather?

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