IELTS Speaking - Talking About the Weather in English

It's pouring in Hong Kong! The RED Rainstorm signal has been issued. That means heavy rain has fallen or is expected to fall generally over Hong Kong, exceeding 50 millimetres in an hour, and is likely to continue. Well, what’s the weather like in your country? Does it rain a lot in your town?

Weather is always a good neutral topic to start a conversation, especially with a stranger or an acquaintance. It is often used as an ice breaker in various situations. British people are well-known for talking about the weather. According to The Telegraph website, a study has revealed that Brits spend 5 months of their lives talking about weather.

As you may know, weather is also one of the most common topics in the IELTS Speaking Test. In the following video, you will learn lots of useful English vocabulary and expressions to talk about different types of weather with very clear examples.

with English subtitles