Todd: Hey, James!
Todd: Let’s talk about seasons.
Todd: James, what is your favorite season?
James: My favorite season is spring.
Todd: Yeah, why is that?
James: Because it’s not so cold but it’s not so hot that I’m sweating on the train. I can go to the beach. I can relax with my friends outside. It’s very nice.
Todd: OK. What is your least favorite season?
James: My least favorite season in Japan is the rainy season …because I don’t like rain at all.
Todd: OK. What season are we in right now?
James: Right now it is the very end of winter. It is just starting to become spring.
Todd: What’s the weather like today?
James: Today, it’s very sunny. It’s a little cool. A little breezy. It’s very nice. I enjoy it.
A. It’s hot inside, isn’t it?
B. Sure, the thermometer is on the wall by your side. What’s the temperature?
A. Around thirty.
B. How is the weather outside?
A. It’s sunny and warm. It’s a good day for a picnic.
B. But the weather forecast says it will rain this afternoon.
A Snow Day. 下雪天：外面下大雪了，詹姆斯让Teresa起床去堆雪人，请看下面的英语口语对话。
(James is knocking at the door of Teresa’s room.)
A. Teresa, wake up. It is snowing heavily outside.
B. Stop bugging me, James. I told you I did my homework till midnight.
A. I know, but the snow is so thick that we can go make a snow man.
B. That’s no surprise. The weather man said last night that a blizzard is hitting us these days.
A. See, I’ve got a carrot, two black buttons, a broom and a scoop, all is ready.
B. Ok, let’s go. I need to relax for a while anyway.
A. Atchoo! It is nice in cold today.
B. Wait, James. The temperature has dropped to twelve degrees below zero today. Mum told me not let you play out on such a cold day. Let’s go back or I’ll tell mama.
Jeff: So you do winter camping and the place you live, do you get a lot of snow there?
Tim: We get quite a bit of snow but it’s mostly just up in the mountains.
Jeff: So, lately there’s been a lot of talk about global warming. So where you live, do you find that you can see the affects global warming, say with less snow?
Tim: I think you can. I think there’s been less snow. That is not quite a noticeable as the glaciers that are on the mountains have gotten smaller and smaller, so I think there has been less snow although it’s not real noticeable cause ski resorts are still open and there’s still snow out there but to snow shoe but every summer the glaciers seem to be getting smaller and smaller.
Jeff: So you are about — what — 35 now?
Tim: Ah, younger than that actually.
Jeff: Really. So in your thirties, but when you were a boy, when you were young like 5 or 6 and you were playing in the snow, was there more snow back then?
Tim: I think there probably was. One thing is — I told you the snow is in the mountain — and there used to be a lot more snow in the valley where I live and I can’t remember the last time we got snow in the valley.
Jeff: Really! So global warming, you think may be is getting worse?
Tim: I would say so. I think one of the biggest affects is we seem to be getting more rain actually. The weather patterns have switched a little bit and it seems like it’s been dumping rain. There’s been more flooding, so we’re actually getting more rain and less snow.
Jeff: Oh, really. OK. Interesting.
what’s the weather forecast for the weekend?
it’s going to be cold tonight and freezing on saturday.
what about on sunday?
it’s getting worse; it’s going to be windy and maybe even snowy.