Climate around the World

Bored of the hot summers in your country? Want to escape the cold winters?
Why not visit a country with very different weather? We asked four teenagers to tell
us about their countries.
“In Australia the seasons are the other way round. So it’s winter in August and summer
in January. In Sydney it’s always hot and sunny at Christmas time and we usually have a
barbecue on the beach. Winters aren’t cold – they’re usually quite warm.” Nathan
“Our spring and autumn are usually hot and sunny. And in summer it’s hot and it
often rains. Winter is warm, but it is sometimes cold at night. The best time to visit
Mexico City is probably November – after the rainy season.” Roberto
“The summers in Toronto are quite warm, but not too hot. But the winters in Canada
are really cold. It’s usually below zero. There is lots of snow and everybody wears
warm clothes. I love it here, because it’s great for skiing and snowboarding.” Lisa

“It’s always hot in Rio. In fact, Brazilian people think it’s cold when it’s 15 degrees!
So our winter isn’t very cold. It’s cloudy, but it never snows. And in summer it’s quite
humid and it rains a lot. We’re lucky. The weather is usually pretty good.” Maria

1 Quickly look at the article and match the people to their countries.
a Nathan       1 Mexico
b Roberto      2 Canada
c Lisa             3 Brazil
d Maria          4 Australia

2 Where is a good place for these people to go?
a Ann hates cold British summers.
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b Steven wants to live abroad for a year. He loves hot weather and he hates snow.
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c Rosie can have a holiday in winter, but she doesn’t like really hot or really cold weather.
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d Jimmy loves skiing.
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3. Answer the questions.
a Which of the four cities’ climates do you like? b Do you like the climate in your country?
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