Talking About Rain - Intermediate
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:
- Is that rain?
- It's only a shower.
- It's pouring.
- It's bucketing down.
- We'd better run for it.
- It's been raining all day.
- I'm soaked to the skin.
- I'm drenched.
- Looks like rain.
- We could do with some rain.
How To Use These Phrases In Your English:
- We say 1 when we feel the first drop of rain, before it starts to rain hard.
- We say 2 if we think it's going to stop raining soon.
- 3 and 4 are talking about really heavy rain.
- 5 is a suggestion to run somewhere to get out of the rain.
- With 7 and 8, we are saying that we are very wet or our clothes are very wet.
- 9 is something we say when we think it is going to rain soon. The speaker is probably looking at big black rain clouds.
- 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.