Here in the U.S., we’re in the middle of summer – the hottest part of the year! Today you’ll learn some English vocabulary related to summer and hot weather, with pictures to help you remember the words.
sweat (n./v.) / sweaty (adj.)
When the weather is hot, you will sweat a lot. You can also use the adjective form by saying “I’m sweaty.”
“Air conditioner” refers to the machine. We can also describe a place as being “air-conditioned” – ex. an air-conditioned hotel room.
“Fan” is the general word for this machine. One that is attached to the ceiling (top of the room) is called a ceiling fan.
shade (n.) / a shady (adj.) area
“Shade” refers to a place where the sunlight is blocked. We can also use the adjective form when talking about “a shady area.”
popsicle / ice pop
A popsicle or ice pop is a hard frozen dessert that is attached to a stick.
ice cream – two scoops on a cone
Ice cream is softer, and is usually served in scoops (balls) on a cone.
barbecue/cookout – cook food on the grill
In a barbecue or cookout, you make food on a grill.
Some grills use gas, but others use charcoal.
swimming pool & diving board
You can go to a swimming pool and jump off the diving board
water slide at a water park
A water park has big water slides and other fun activities.
This type of chair is often called a pool lounger, deck lounger, or sun lounger
swimsuit / bathing suit
Swimsuit and bathing suit are the general words for what both men and women wear at the beach/pool.
Flip flops are great for your feet in the summer
sunscreen / sunblock
Make sure to use sunscreen/sunblock so you don’t get a sunburn!
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