Advanced Level English | Free Online Course | The Weather | Alison

English Grammar and Vocabulary - The Weather (Advanced Level)

Learn how to talk about different types of weather in English with this free advanced level English course.

Free Course
This free online English language course will teach you the grammar and vocabulary requited to talk about The Weather. You will learn English vocabulary, collocations, weather-related idioms, and expressions that are commonly used for describing the different types of weather. You will also study the use of generic pronouns, reflexive pronouns, and reciprocal pronouns. The included audio recordings will enhance your English listening skills.
  • Duration

    1.5-3 Hours
  • Assessment

  • Certification

  • Responsive






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This free English course will first introduce you to phrasal verbs such as 'to cloud over' and 'to be snowed in' which will be helpful for describing events and experiences that may or may not concern the weather . You will then study collocations related to the weather such as 'soaking wet' and freezing cold'. The course will also teach you the rules of the proper use of generic pronouns, reflexive pronouns, and reciprocal pronouns.

You will then gain an in-depth understanding of the uses of the generic pronouns such as 'we', 'they', and 'them'. You will become aware of reflexive pronouns that ending in -self or -selves including their correct usage in a sentence. The course will then explain the proper use of the reciprocal pronouns 'each other' and 'one another' which are used for reciprocal actions. You will also study vocabulary words and idioms related to the weather.

English idioms and phrasal verbs make sentences much more meaningful. By the end of this course you will understand them both very well, and will have been exposed to a lot more new English vocabulary and grammar. This will bring your English much closer to the level of a native speaker, and will greatly improve your next English conversation. So why wait? Check out your next English course, today!

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course you will be able to:

  • Explain the difference between themselves and each other in terms of reciprocal pronouns.
  • Justify why we don't use reflexive pronouns with verbs such as wash, feel etc.
  • Analyse the use of they, them and their in terms of gender neutral pronouns.
  • Review the language used for describing different weather conditions.
  • Trace the most appropriate weather-related idioms for a given context.
  • Summarize which adjective collocates with which noun in weather-related collocations.
  • State the most appropriate weather-related phrasal verbs in a given context.
  • Review the pronouns used to refer to people in general.
  • Explain the use of the pronoun 'we' for general statements.


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