Questions About the Weather
People commonly ask about the weather by saying:
What’s it like out(side)?
How’s the weather?
What’s the weather like?
What’s the temperature?
What’s the weather forecast?
What’s the forecast for today/tomorrow/this week?
Personal Point of View
We use these words and phrases to express a personal point of view:
- In my experience…
- As far as I’m concerned…
- Speaking for myself…
- In my opinion…
- Personally, I think…
- I’d say that…
- I’d suggest that…
- I’d like to point out that…
- I believe that…
- What I mean is…
General Point of View
We use these words and phrases to express a point of view that is generally thought by people:
- It is thought that…
- Some people say that…
- It is considered…
- It is generally accepted that…
Agreeing with an opinion
We use these words and phrases to agree with someone else’s point of view:
- Of course.
- You’re absolutely right.
- Yes, I agree.
- I think so too.
- That’s a good point.
- I don’t think so either.
- So do I.
- I’d go along with that.
- That’s true.
- Neither do I.
- I agree with you entirely.
- That’s just what I was thinking.
- I couldn’t agree more.
Disagreeing with an opinion
We use these words and phrases to disagree with someone else’s point of view:
- That’s different.
- I don’t agree with you.
- That’s not entirely true.
- On the contrary…
- I’m sorry to disagree with you, but…
- Yes, but don’t you think…
- That’s not the same thing at all.
- I’m afraid I have to disagree.
- I’m not so sure about that.
- I must take issue with you on that.
- It’s unjustifiable to say that…
Asking for Advice
- What do you think I should do (about…)?
- What should I do (about…)?
- What would you do (about…)?
- What would you suggest (I do) (I should do about…)?
- Can/Could you give me some advice (about…)?
- I think you should …
- Why don’t you …?
- If I were you, I would …
- Maybe you should …
- I suggest you …
- How about (verb+ing….)?
- You might try (verb+ing…)
- I would advise you to …
- My advice would be to …
- It might be a good idea to …
- What do you call a coffee with 2 creams and 2 sugars at Tim Hortons?
a. Double double
b. Cafe Au Lait
c. Dubs cream and sugar
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- What is a beaver tail?
a. A delicious treat
b. Part of a hockey stick
c. The end of a boat oar
d. A dead animal’s tail
- If you went to the store to buy a 2’6 and a mickey, what would you be buying?
c. Cleaning supplies
- How do you say ‘sofa’ in Canadian?
- What is a Chinook?
a. A species of prairie rabbit
b. A sect of tribal Eskimos residing in the Arctic Circle
c. A warming wind from the ocean into the interior regions
d. A person who loves to ski and snowboard
- What’s a Toboggan?
a. A Sled
b. A machine for cleaning a hockey rink
- “eh?” – As in, “We should get some dinner, eh?”
a. don’t you agree?
b. are you sure?
c. why not?
- “pop” – as in, “I would like a pop.”
c. bubble gum
- “queue” – As in, “The queue is really long.”
- “poutine” – As in, “Man, I could really go for some poutine.”
a. French Fries, Gravy and Cheese Curds
b. Hot Dog with Bacon Bits and Cheese Sauce
c. A pizza with French fries on it
- “toque” – As in, “Don’t forget to put on your toque.”
a. winter hat
- “Canuck” – As in, “I am a Canuck.”
a. Fan of the Vancouver Canucks
b. Fan of Canada
1. Read the following adjectives for emotions and identify which words describe a positive, neutral or negative feeling. Some words may fit into more than one category.
- The list above contains adjectives to describe emotions. Where possible, change them into nouns.
- Choose five of the emotions from the list above. For each emotion, describe a situation you have experienced that made you feel this way.
How do you want your eggs?
Sunny side up
dough – money
big spender – a person who likes to spend a lot of money
cheapskate – a person who doesn’t like to spend money
gold digger – a person who is interested in other people for money
money bags – a rich person
blow – to spend
wad of cash – a lot of money
broke – to have no money
peanuts – little money
a grand – a thousand dollars
leech – a person who always asks others for money
- Do you have a lot of dough?
- Have you seen her new car? She’s a big spender!
- I don’t think he’s going to pay me back. He’s a cheapskate!
- Have you met Jake’s new girlfriend? I’m pretty sure she’s a gold digger! She’s dating him for his money!
- Hey, money bags! I heard you bought a fancy new car!
- Elena likes to blow a lot of money on clothes and purses.
- Did you see the wad of cash in his wallet?
- Don’t bother asking Eric to go to the concert. He’s always broke!
- Allie got a new job, but the pay is peanuts!
- It’s going to cost about a grand to buy new books for school.
- Jason is such a leech… he’s always asking me if he can borrow money!
Match the vocabulary words with the correct definitions:
|A) Cold||1. Fever and chills|
|B) Backache||2. Pain in the head|
|C) Flu||3. Bleeding|
|D) Headache||4. Feel like vomiting|
|E) Sore throat||5. Red and itchy skin|
|F) Sprained ankle||6. Can’t walk|
|G) Dizziness||7. Runny nose and sneezing|
|H) Rash||8. Can’t bend over or sit comfortably|
|I) Cut||9. Can’t swallow|
|J) Nausea||10. Everything around you appears to be moving|
Something to talk about…
- How often do you go to the doctor?
- How do you feel right now?
- Have you caught a cold lately?
- How often do you get headaches?
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