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Becky: Top 25 English Questions You Need to Know - Lesson 20 “What's the weather like?” in English.
In each lesson of this 25-part series, you'll encounter a common question that English learners come across, and then learn how to answer like a native speaker. You'll learn how these key phrases works by breaking them down into each component. Then, through repetition and new vocabulary, you'll expand your understanding of the question, its answers, and any variations.
In this lesson, you'll learn how to respond to the common question “What's the weather like?”
Eric: “What's the weather like?”
Becky: The first word in the question is
Eric: “What’s”
Becky: the contraction of "what is."
Eric: (Slow, by syllable) “What’s”
Becky: Listen again and repeat.
Eric: “What’s”
{Pause}
Becky: This pattern of first introducing a word at natural speed, providing the translation, breaking it down, and then giving it again at natural speed will be repeated throughout the series. Try to speak aloud as often as possible. The next word in the question is
Eric: “the”
Becky: This is the definite article.
Eric: (Slow, by syllable) “the”
Becky: Now repeat.
Eric: “the”
{Pause}
Becky: Listen to the first two words of the question and repeat.
Eric: “What’s the”
{pause}
Becky: And after that is
Eric: “weather”
Becky: meaning “the conditions outside.”
Eric: (Slow, by syllable) “weather”
Becky: Now repeat.
Eric: “weather”
{Pause}
Becky: Listen to the first three words of the question and repeat.
Eric: “What’s the weather”
{pause}
Becky: And after that is
Eric: “like”
Becky: meaning “similar to.”
Eric: (Slow, by syllable) “like”
Becky: Now repeat.
Eric: “like”
{pause}
Becky: Listen to the entire question and repeat.
Eric: “What’s the weather like?”
{pause}
Becky: You’ll hear this common question again and again throughout your studies. Master the following pattern and responses to the question “What's the weather like?”
Eric: “It's sunny.”
Becky: "It's sunny.” You’ll hear the phrase one more time, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Eric: (Slow) “It's sunny.”
{pause}
Becky: Let's break it down from the beginning. The first word is
Eric: “It’s”
Becky: the contraction of "it is."
Eric: (Slow, by syllable) “It’s”
Becky: Now repeat.
Eric: “It’s”
{Pause}
Becky: And next,
Eric: “sunny”
Becky: meaning “when the sun is bright and visible.”
Eric: (Slow, by syllable) “sunny”
Becky: Now repeat.
Eric: “It’s sunny.”
{Pause}Becky: Listen to the speaker say “It's sunny” and then repeat.
Eric: “It’s sunny.”
{pause}Becky: For a different answer, replace “sunny” with “cloudy.”
Eric: “cloudy”
Becky: meaning “when the sky is covered by clouds.”
Eric: (slow) “cloudy” (regular) “cloudy”
Becky: Listen to the phrase again, this time with “cloudy.”
Eric: “It’s cloudy.”
Becky: It mostly stays the same, just replace “sunny” with “cloudy.” Now try. Say “It's cloudy.”
{pause}
Eric: “It’s cloudy.”
Becky: For more practice, replace “cloudy” with “rainy.”
Eric: “rainy”
Becky: meaning “when there is rain.”
Eric: (slow) “rainy” (regular) “rainy”
Becky: Listen to the phrase again, this time with “rainy.”
Eric: “It’s rainy.”
Becky: It’s almost the same, just replace “cloudy” with “rainy.” Let’s practice. Say “It's rainy.”
{pause}
Eric: “It’s rainy.”
Becky: For a different answer, replace “rainy” with “cold.”
Eric: “cold”
Becky: meaning “not warm, very cool.”
Eric: (slow) “cold” (regular) “cold”
Becky: Listen to the phrase again, this time with “cold.”
Eric: “It’s cold.”
Becky: Here we just replace “rainy” with “cold.” Say “It's cold.”
{pause}
Eric: “It’s cold.”
Becky: Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you are visiting the United States and someone asks you about the weather. You want to say it's sunny. How would you answer?
Eric: What's the weather like? (five seconds) “It's sunny.”
Becky: Now you want to say it's cloudy. Respond to the question.
Eric: What's the weather like? (five seconds) “It's cloudy.”
Becky: You want to say it's rainy. Answer the speaker's question.
Eric: What's the weather like? (five seconds) “It's rainy.”
Becky: You want to say it's cold. What would you say?
Eric: What's the weather like? (five seconds) “It's cold.”
Becky: You want to ask someone what the weather is like. Ask the question.
(5 seconds)
Eric: “What's the weather like?”
{pause}
Becky: This is the end of Lesson 20.

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Saturday at 09:19 AM
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Hello Jamila,


It's cloudy here on the Sunshine Coast in QLD, Australia!


Thanks for taking the time to write to us!


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JamilaAbdalla
Thursday at 10:52 PM
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Hey every one I’m Jamila what the weather like ? It’s sunny

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Tuesday at 09:39 PM
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Hello Gustavo,


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Gustavo
Friday at 07:42 AM
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What's the weather like? It's sunny

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Wednesday at 02:37 PM
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Hello there Borax,


Thanks for sharing! It's raining here in Queensland, Australia too!


Please let me know if you have any questions throughout your studies. I am happy to help!


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borax
Monday at 06:20 PM
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what is the weather like ?


it is raniy


it is cloudy.

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Wednesday at 02:18 AM
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Hey Tomi,


Thank you for posting. Here it is -2 degrees and cloudy tonight. If you ever have any questions, please let us know. 😉


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Tomi
Monday at 06:41 AM
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I overdid it cold 7 degrees celcius promises to be a quiet night.

Tomi
Monday at 05:32 AM
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What is the weather like ? If you not check the weather it's like surprise . But i think it's cloudy without rainy and it's cold like inside my fridge .

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Hello Ventsislav,


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