Talking About Rain

England is famous for having lots of rain. In fact, many countries have more rain than we do but people still have an image of the UK as a wet place.

10 expressions to Use In Speaking And Writing: 
  1. Is that rain?
  2. It's only a shower.
  3. It's pouring.
  4. It's bucketing down.
  5. We'd better run for it.
  6. It's been raining all day.
  7. I'm soaked to the skin.
  8. I'm drenched.
  9. Looks like rain.
  10. We could do with some rain.
How To Use These Phrases In Your English: 
  1. We say 1 when we feel the first drop of rain, before it starts to rain hard.
  2. We say 2 if we think it's going to stop raining soon.
  3. 3 and 4 are talking about really heavy rain.
  4. 5 is a suggestion to run somewhere to get out of the rain.
  5. With 7 and 8, we are saying that we are very wet or our clothes are very wet.
  6. 9 is something we say when we think it is going to rain soon. The speaker is probably looking at big black rain clouds.
  7. We say 10 when we want it to rain soon. Nowadays, many parts of Britain don't have enough rain. Farmers and gardeners often say this.
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