Rainy Days!

person walking on street and holding umbrella while raining with vehicle nearby
Type: Vocabulary
Originally published on September 5, 2022 and last updated on July 24, 2023

Exploring the topic of “Rainy Days” is a delightful way for English learners to enhance their language skills. This engaging subject allows learners to practice descriptive language, describing the sights, sounds and feelings associated with rain. It offers an opportunity to expand vocabulary related to weather, emotions and indoor activities.

Additionally, discussing rainy days fosters conversational skills, encouraging learners to express preferences, memories, and cultural perspectives related to this common weather phenomenon.

Go through the vocabulary below with your students and ask them to try and use this vocabaulry where possible when discussing the different conversation questions.

About Rainy Days

Rainy days are a fascinating and enjoyable topic. They happen when water falls from the sky, making everything wet and creating a cozy feeling. People often stay indoors, reading books or watching movies while listening to the relaxing sound of raindrops. It’s a great time to play games or bake tasty treats.

Rainy days bring a sense of calmness and freshness, making them perfect for enjoying the sound and smell of rain. Exploring this topic will let us appreciate the beauty of rainy days and discover new words to describe them.

Useful Vocabulary

Try and use the following vocabulary when answering the question. Click to look up the definition in the dictionary

  • lazy (adjective)
  • relax (verb)
  • rainy (adjective)
  • especially (adverb)
  • In my opinon (phrase)
  • weather (noun)

Conversation Questions

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  • Do you like rainy days?
  • What do you like to do on a rainy day?
  • What do you usually do on a rainy day that you wouldn't do if it was sunny?
  • Do you prefer rainy days or sunny days?
  • Does it rain a lot where you live?
  • Do you enjoy listening to rain?
  • Do you think rainy days are relaxing?
  • What do you hate doing if it is raining?
  • What are some indoor activities you enjoy during rainy days?
  • Do you have any favourite memories or experiences on rainy days?
  • How do people in your country typically spend rainy days?
  • Have you ever been caught in a heavy rainstorm? What happened?
This conversation topic was prepared by Gregory

Gregory is a qualified TEFL teacher who has been teaching English as a Foreign Language (ESL) for over a decade. He has taught in-person classes in Spain and to English learners around the world online.