Situation: Ann and Mary talk while walking to their next class.
Ann:Oh, it feels so cold this morning.
Mary:It sure is. Early this morning my car’s windshield was covered with frost. I had to spray it
with water before I could head to school.
Ann:Who would have thought it could be this cold in early December, especially in California.
Mary:I know. The temperature was 35 degrees Fahrenheit when I woke up this morning. I was
freezing as soon as I got out of bed. The cold weather just hit me by surprise.
Ann:I cannot remember when it was this cold in early December.
Mary:Brace yourself for the rain this afternoon. Cold and wet, Yuck!
Ann:It is going to rain this afternoon?
Mary:Not only this afternoon, but also the rest of the week.
Ann:Oh, it is going to be miserable. I have a full class schedule today and tomorrow. To walk
from class to class, I will have to juggle my books and my umbrella trying not to get wet.
Mary:You carry too many books. Why don’t you leave some of them in your locker?
Ann:My locker is a long way from my English classes. This is the reason why I carry all my
books with me. Is it going to rain hard or just drizzle?
Mary:The news said that it would start to drizzle around noon, and then it would rain really
hard by three o’clock.
Ann:No hope for better weather this week?
Mary:There is a slim chance of sunshine by Saturday. However, it will be foggy, windy, and
rainy before the sun comes out this weekend.
Ann:I am glad that it rains even though I do not like rainy weather. We have a very dry season
so far this year.
Mary:Yes, I can hardly remember when it rained last time. Well, as long as there is no thunder
or lightning, I can bear it.
Ann:We rarely have thunder or lightning in California.
Mary:We are very lucky that California has one of the best weather conditions in America.
When it is hot, it is not humid; when it rains, there is no thunder or lightning, and the cold
weather during the winter season is quite mild compared to the weather of the other states.
Ann:Yes, we are lucky. However, sometimes when I look at the Christmas pictures, I just wish
we had some snow. It looks so pretty when everything is covered by a blanket of pure white
Mary:Living in southern California all my life, I have never seen snow. I would not mind
playing in the snow once in a while.
Ann:Yes, it would be fun to make a snowman or go skiing.
Mary:We have never seen snow; we have never made a snowman, and we have never gone
skiing. We better do something about this.
Ann:May be we should plan a trip to Aspen, Colorado during winter break. I heard that the
skiing season is fantastic up there.
Mary:I don’t think we can afford a trip to Aspen. It is very expensive up there.
Ann:I am just wishing. I know what I will be doing during winter break. I will be working very
hard to save money for a new car.
Mary:With the cars that we drive, it is better that we live in a place where there is no snow.
Ann:You are right, we are better off with no snow. Ok, I have class right now; see you later in
Mary:See you later.