ESL discussion questions about the weather.

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  1. How often do you look at the weather forecast?
  2. Do you watch the weather forecast on TV or go online?
  3. Do you enjoy snowy weather? Do you like to play in the snow?
  4. Have you ever experienced a white Christmas?
  5. What do you think about the weather in your country?
  6. In your opinion, which country has the best weather?
  7. Do you have a favourite season? Why do you like it?
  8. Some people say autumn is the most beautiful season. Do you agree?
  9. Do you think the weather affects how we feel?
  10. What do you like to do on a rainy day?
  11. Do you always carry an umbrella?
  12. Have you ever been caught in heavy rain?
  13. Have you noticed any changes in the weather during your lifetime?
  14. Do you think the weather will be any different in a hundred years’ time?
  15. Have you ever experienced extreme weather conditions?
  16. Do you fear an extreme weather event where you live?
  17. Would you like to go near a tornado?
  18. Do you think the weather of a country affects its economy?
  19. What is the hottest temperature you have ever experienced?
  20. What is the coldest temperature you have experienced?
  21. Does the weather make a good topic of conversation?
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How to use the weather ESL discussion questions

It is recommended that you download the weather ESL discussion questions in PDF format using one of the links above. The best way to encourage classroom interaction is to download and print the weather discussion questions in the 'pairs' or 'threes' PDF format and then divide the questions by cutting along the dotted lines. This allows students to take turns asking and answering the weather discussion questions in groups of two or three. Alternatively, you could use the 'cards' format to distribute the questions to any number of students to ask and share.

It is advisable to prepare students for using these discussion questions by first introducing them to the topic of weather in an interesting and engaging way. An anecdote, quiz question or a related image or video could all be used to achieve this. Depending on the level, it may also be necessary to pre-teach any challenging vocabulary related to weather contained in the discussion questions.

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