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Weather

(intermediate level)

Find the best answer(s):

  1

Winters are not too cold in England for the Atlantic winds are ____ in winter.

wet
cool
warm
mild



  2

Britain is often said to have no ____ but only weather.

cyclones
climate
oceans
meteorology



  3

It's so pleasant to walk in the park when the weather is ____ .

chilly
settled
warm
mild



  4

It's ____ when frozen raindrops are falling from the sky.

hailing
sleeting
drizzling



  5

The snow ____ at the end of the winter.

sleets
freezes
melts
drizzles



  6

If only we had a little rain after this long ____ .

draught
shower
drought
storm



  7

Are you mad to go out in such nasty weather? It's raining ____ .

cats and dogs
damp and wet
hail and ice
like a drizzle



  8

The cat was so frightened by the ____ that it ran into the house.

lightning
thunder
blizzard
snowstorm



  9

Temperature can be measured with a(n) ____ .

hour-glass
thermometer
forecast



10

The lightning is a flash of light produced by electricity between ____ .

thunders
showers
blizzards
clouds



11

Cathy likes sunbathing when it's hot and____ .

drizzling
sleeting
misty
dry



12

I'm afraid we can't take a good photo of those hills now. It's too ____ .

misty
hazy
foggy
bright



13

You can't say you're going to swim now? Isn't it too ____ ?

chilly
humid



14

There is a ____ fog all over the lake.

thick
misty
sleeting
drizzle



15

'Why are your jeans so muddy?'
'I stepped into a ____ .'

puddle
paddle
sleet
slate



16

The weather ____ for the next few weeks has just been announced on the radio.

report
forecast



17

We couldn't come earlier as the ____ blocked up the roads in our village.

frost
blizzard
drought



18

A great number of people had to leave their homes because of the ____ .

lightning
thunder
earthquake



19

Switch on the headlights when we reach the valley. It seems too ____ there.

foggy
frosty
dewy



20

The ice has melted. I think we can go ____ tomorrow morning.

skating
jogging
sailing



21

Why don't you put on a pullover if ____ cold?

you're
you've got a



22

I'm sorry I can't go with you. ____ cold, so I must see a doctor.

I've got a
I'm



23

'Steady rain is forecast for tomorrow.'
'How ____ ! I'm planning to go fishing.'

awful
terrible
disappointing



24

It's been freezing for days now. Still I hope we'll get a fine ____ very soon.

sunstroke
hail
flood
cold
weekend



25

We knew that it would rain very soon as there was a ____ in the sky.

rainbow
sunstroke
gale



26

It was pouring with rain but Mr Whiskers just turned up his ____ and walked on.

heels
sleeves
collar
umbrella



27

We told her to stay in the ____ but all in vain. She got sunstroke at last.

sleet
shade
sun



28

My wife didn't believe that we went into that bar only to ____ from the rain.

shelter
prevent
protect



29

It was said on the radio that the ____ had torn up trees from the ground.

mud
sleet
drizzle
hurricane
thunder
breeze



30

You can't go fishing without your ____ on in such rainy and muddy weather.

goggles
wellingtons
knickerbockers
braces
boots

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