Autumn or Fall
- “The spring fever”
- “A spring chicken”
- “To be full of the joys of spring”
- Spring : printemps
- Springtime : printemps
- A bud : un bourgeon
- A sprout : une pousse
- Grass : l’herbe
- A seed : une graine
- A flower : une fleur (plante)
- A blossom : une fleur (arbre)
- A scent of flower : un parfum de fleur
- A daisy : une margueritte
- A rose : une rose
- A leaf : une feuille
- A tree : un arbre
- A branch : une branche
- A ladybug : une coccinelle
- A butterfly : un papillon
- A nest : un nid
- A swallow : une hirondelle
An indian summer
A summer fling
To soak up some sun
To beat the heat
The dog days of summer
- Sun : soleil
- Sunny : ensoleillé
- Hot : chaud
- Heat :chaleur
- Beach :plage
- Hot flush : bouffée de chaleur
- Sweltering heat : chaleur torride
- Stifling heat : chaleur torride
- Scorching heat : chaleur torride
- Sizzling heat : chaleur torride
- Heatstroke : coup de chaleur
- Hot period : période de chaleur
- Air conditioning : climatisation
- A fan : un éventail
- A ceiling fan : un ventilateur de plafond
- A ventilator : un ventilateur
- To drink water :boire de l’eau
Autumn or Fall
“To turn over a new leaf”
“autumn years” c’est l’automne de la vie d’une personne.
«To squirrel something away»,
Que dit-on quand on est fou amoureux de quelqu’un ? C’est « to be nuts about someone ».
Lorsque l’on entend parler de quelque chose, on dit “to get wind of something”.
L’expression “to save for a rainy day”c’est économiser quelque chose, le plus souvent de l’argent, pour les temps difficiles.
- Autumn : automne
- Fall : automne
- Autumn leaves : feuille d’automne
- Dead leaf : feuille morte
- Leaves : feuilles
- Foliage : feuillage
- Orange : orange
- Green : vert
- Pumpkin : citrouille
- Halloween : halloween
- Squirrel : écureuil
- Nuts : noix
- Chesnut : marron
- Hazelnut : noisette
- Mushroom : champignon
- To pick up :ramasser
“In the dead of winter”, c’est le coeur de l’hiver.
Winter : hiver
Snow : neige
White : blanc
Snowflake : flocon de neige
Snowball : boule de neige
Snowman : bonhomme de neige
Cold : froid
Frost : gelée / givre
Montagne : mountain
Ice : glace
Icy : verglacé
Cold spell / cold snap : vague de froid
A glove : un gant
A woolly hat : un bonnet de neige
Scarf : écharpe
Wind : vent
2. Conversation Questions
- What’s your favorite season? What do you like about it?
- Does the place you live have four distinct seasons? How long is each season?
- What is the best season to visit your country?
- Which season did you enjoy most when you were a child? Why?
- Does summer feel hotter than it used to? Is autumn shorter or longer? How have the seasons changed?
- Which color do you mainly associate with each season? Explain your choices.
- What’s your favorite summer sport?
- What’s your favorite winter sport?
- Do you shop for new clothes when the season changes?
- If you had to eliminate one season so that it no longer existed, which would you choose?
- Do you enjoy seasonal foods? Which food do you look forward to each year?
- What do you eat or drink to help you warm up in winter?
- Do you like to eat or drink anything in summer to help you cool down? What is it?
- Have you experienced an Indian summer? Did you like it?
- Which season is the most fun? What do you like to do at that time?
3. Write on
A. Answer the questions
|What images spring to mind when you hear the season “spring’?|
|How do you feel when spring arrives?|
|What things about spring do you like most and least?|
|What happens in spring in your country?|
|In what ways is spring the best season?|
|Do you always do spring cleaning?|
|Are spring onions best eaten in spring?|
|Is spring the same in all parts of the world?|
|Are there any special events that take place in spring in your country?|
B. What is your favorite season of the year?
C. Watch the video
D. -After deciding on a favorite season explain why you like that season.
-When that season is
-What the weather is like at that time of year
-What to wear because of the weather.
-How that season is different from other seasons and why it is your favourite season.
4. The story about seasons:
One day, the seasons had an argument. Each one of them said, “I am the best!”
Spring said, “I am when flowers bloom and it is green and fresh everywhere. Birds fly and insects have fun with new flowers.” Summer said, “Yes, but I am when the sun shines brightly and it feels too hot to do anything. People eat ice-cream, enjoy cold drinks and eat yummy watermelon. Autumn said, “I am when trees shed their leaves and cover the earth in orange brilliance. The air feels cool.” Winter said, “I am when people wear woolen clothes, caps and gloves to keep their bodies warm. They get to drink hot chocolate. Birds fly south for the winter because it’s too cold.” Since they couldn’t decide who was best, they agreed that they were all important because one could not do without the other.