|"fair-weather friend" = someone who is only when things are going well|
"He's just a fair-weather friend, so when things become difficult, don't expect him to be around to help you."
"under the weather" = sick
"My mom has been a little under the weather for the past few days."
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What seasonal changes do people in your hometown experience throughout the year? Are there four basic seasons (i.e., winter, spring, summer, and fall)? Is it one season all year around? Do you have a typhoon, hurricane, or rainy season?
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HELPFUL TIP: Be sure to check the weather conditions at your destination so you know what clothing to bring on your trip. Searching the Internet for weather forecasts can be a great help.|
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|3. Post-Listening Exercises [Top]|
Decide on a place you would like to visit during your next vacation. Then, do some research on the area's climate and describe the region's seasons, including average temperatures and precipitation. Finally, explain popular activities that you could enjoy during different times of the year.
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