Guess the Country from the Weather

Level: Beginner

Topic: Weather

Grammar Topic: Vocabulary

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Weather vocabulary and country names- Guess the country from the weather

Choose a country such as those on the other page and describe how the weather is or 
you imagine it to be (now, usually and at different times). Keep giving hints until your part-
ner guesses which country you are describing. They can only guess once per hint. 

Useful phrases for describing weather
It is always/ almost always/ usually/ often/ sometimes/ rarely/ seldom/ almost never/ 
never…
It is… at night/ in the middle of the day.
It is only… in the North/ South/ East/ West.
It is only… in the mountains/ on the coast.
People think it is always…
It is… in winter/ summer/…
It is… in January/ February/ March/ …
It was… yesterday/ last week/ two weeks ago/ in…
In the movies, it is always/ usually…
People often… because (the weather is)…
They grow… there because (the weather is)…
On the news it was…
People there like… because…
There is a desert/ rainforest/… because…
I imagine…
There are mosquitoes/ cockroaches/ flies/ penguins/… because…
There are floods/ landslides/ avalanches/… because…

Country vocabulary
There is a monsoon/ thunder/ lightning…
There are typhoons/ storms/ blizzards…
(really/ too) cloudy
(really/ too) cold/ (really) freezing
(really/ too) dry
(really/ too) foggy/ misty
(really/ too) hot/ (really) boiling
(really/ too) humid
raining (a lot/ too much)
snowing (a lot/ too much)
(really/ too) sunny
(really/ too) warm
(really/ too) windy
… degrees.
minus… degrees.

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2016

Possible countries to describe

Australia
Brazil
Canada
Dubai/ The UAE
Egypt
Finland
France
Hawaii
India
Italy
Jamaica
Japan
LA
Nepal
New Zealand
Nigeria
Russia
Saudi Arabia
Singapore
South Africa
South Korea
Spain
Sweden
Taiwan
Thailand
The USA
The UK/ Great Britain

Do the same with countries which aren’t in the list above. 

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2016