Talking about weather
It can get quite cold in Britain, especially when the wind is from the icy north or from Russia. Here's what to say.
10 expressions to Use In Speaking And Writing:
- It's freezing outside!
- It's a bit chilly. Wrap up warm.
- It's cold.
- It's Arctic out there.
- It's quite fresh - take a jumper.
- You can see your breath in the air.
- It's below zero.
- It must be minus five or more.
- It's pretty frosty today.
- My car's iced up, it's that cold.
How To Use These Phrases In Your English:
- 1 is useful when it's very cold.
- 2. This is advice to wear warm clothes and a coat etc because it is getting cold. We can use this for summer nights and for winter days.
- 3 is the basic expression you can use in all situations.
- 4 Arctic indicates that it is very cold - colder than normal.
- 5. Some people don't feel the cold - so we use 'fresh' as a positive term.
- 6 describes cold days when your breath forms a cloud - it's poetic!
- 7 indicates the temperature is very cold. Note we don't say 'under zero.'
- 8 We use 'minus' with a number to give the exact temperature.
- 9 Frosty mornings are quite common in winter.
- 10 When there is ice on your windscreen, we use this expression.