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Cambridge English: Preliminary

Vocabulary practice for the Cambridge PET exam

Weather Vocabulary

On this page you will practise some of the adjectives to describe the weather.


Complete each definition with the correct words:

A) When there is a lot of moisture in the air, we say the weather is .........
A word that means 'extremely cold'
C) When the temperature is slightly cold but not unpleasant.
D) A period of time without rain is called ........
E) When the weather is bright and the sun is out.
F) A word that means 'cloudy'.
G) The temperature is often descibed as this in the middle of summer.
H) Perfect weather for flying a kite!
It's difficult to see clearly when the weather is like this.
J) Not too hot and not too cold.

Well done. The correct answers are: A) humid, B) freezing, C) cool, D) dry, E) sunny, F) overcast, G) hot, H) windy, I) foggy, J) mild.Your answer has been saved.Check your answer





Complete the gaps in the following sentences with one of the words from the previous quiz. These words were:


A) It's quite out so you might need to put some cream on so you don't get burnt.
It was so last night a tree blew over in our garden.
C) It has been quite lately and the plants really need watering.
D) It's absolutely this morning so don't go out with a jacket.
E) Motorists should drive very carefully as it's and difficult to see clearly.
F) It's quite at the moment but I'm sure the clouds will clear soon.
G) The weather where I live is generally and not at all extreme.
H) I prefer running when it's - not too hot and not too cold.
I) It's incredibly today and could get to 40 degrees.
J) The weather in my country is often very and tourists often complain about feeling uncomfortable in the warm damp air.

Well done!The correct answers are: A) sunny, B) windy, C) dry, D) freezing, E) foggy, F) overcast, G) mild, H) cool, I) hot, J) humid. Your answer has been saved.Check your answer


Do you like hot, sunny days or do you prefer cool temperatures?
Was there any local damage to properties in your area the last time it was very windy?
Have you ever driven in foggy weather?


Writing Practice: Part 3

This is part of a letter you receive from an English friend.

We're doing a project on the weather in school. What's the weather like in your country?

Now you are writing a letter to this friend.

Write your letter in about 100 words.