Talking about Winter Activities

An ESL Conversation about Winter

In this fun ESL conversation about winter lesson, students will learn vocabulary and expressions to talk about fun winter activities and the weather. Learn to talk about likes and dislikes about winter and seasons. Learn winter verbs, idioms, and phrases to talk about winter. This lesson also contains printable worksheets, ESL listening, and reading exercises, ESL digital vocabulary flashcards, and lots more. Click the link below.

ESL Video Conversation about Winter

ESL Conversation about Winter

Jane: What a terrible day! It’s freezing out there!

Tom: It’s great, isn’t it?

Jane: What? What are you talking about? You’re crazy! This weather isn’t good in any way.

Tom: I really like winter.
I mean, sitting in front of the fireplace reading a book.
Hot cocoa with marshmallows.
Warm socks and comfortable sweaters.

Jane: All of those things are fine when you are inside. But being inside every day isn’t very healthy Tom.

Tom: Haha! Well, those are just a few examples.
How about making snow angels, snowball fights, ice skating, playing hockey, the colorful lights and decorations everywhere, skiing and snowboarding…

Jane: Hmm… those things are all pretty fun, I guess. I mean, I do really love snowboarding, but I would still much rather be on a beach somewhere. Snorkeling, scuba diving, swimming in the ocean, walking along the beach. . . those are the things that make me happiest. I would much rather spend time outdoors than stuck inside all day.

Tom: Stuck inside?
What are you doing next weekend?

Jane: Well, we are going snowboarding with Sally, Mindy and Mike.

Tom: Exactly!
So, you aren’t stuck inside all the time, are you?

Jane: Just most of the time.
I do agree that snowboarding is fun, fireplaces are cozy, the lights are beautiful … and I do LOVE hot cocoa. Speaking of which … can you make me a cup of cocoa Tom?

Winter Vocabulary

freezing | terrible | fireplace | comfortable | stuck inside | snow angel | snowball
decoration | cozy | I would rather (A), than (B). | speaking of which

ESL Video Questions

  1. How is the weather?
  2. What does Tom like to do in front of the fireplace?
  3. What other indoor things does he like about winter?
  4. What outdoor activities does Tom like to do?
  5. Where would Jane much rather be?
  6. What things make Jane happiest?
  7. What is Jane going to do next weekend? 8. What does she ask Tom for at the end?

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Reference: WE17