- Describe a time when the weather stopped you from doing what you’ve planned to
- You should say:
- When that happened
- What you have planned to do
- What you did in the end
- And explain how you feel about it
The experience I’m gonna share with you happened, hmm, about two years ago when I was going to hike in the Huangshan Mountain. Well, I had a mid-term school break at that time, and I decided to have a trip to the famous Huangshan Mountain with some of my friends. You know, a lot of people mentioned that the view on the Huangshan Mountain was extremely spectacular, and it was definitely one of must-see tourist attractions in China.
We planned to hike the mountain from midnight, all the way up to its top, so that we could be early enough to catch the astonishing sunrise from the peak. Also, my companions were thinking of having a picnic under the sun, since the day seemed quite good.
Unfortunately, the weather started to play jokes on us. In the afternoon it was still sunny and clear, but it soon changed to storms. You know, the wind suddenly picked up, and angry, dark clouds rolled across the sky.
Obviously, our hiking activity had to be cancelled by the terrible weather condition unless we wanted to be trapped in the mountain by the rain and be showered as a drowned rat. So, we could do nothing but to stay in the hotel and watch the heavy rains and strong winds outside, and we had to change the plan and went to the local indoor museum, instead of going hiking.
Well, I was quite disappointed, coz I had planned for this hiking for a long time and brought everything I might need, like those hiking equipment, water, food, and the like. But all the preparation was in vain. So I strongly hope that in the future I can go to the Huangshan Mountain again and finally see the sunrise for one time, in a sunny day of course.
1.Do Chinese people enjoy talking about weather when they meet? Why?
I don’t think so. Instead of weather, Chinese people are more willing to talk about what they eat or something delicious when they meet. I mean the food should be the most discussed topic when two Chinese people met. About the reason, it should be traced to the country’s tradition. As we all know English people like to talk about weather, but few people know why.
2.What kinds of weather do Chinese people prefer, cold or hot?
It depends on different persons. For me, I prefer hot weather better because I’m more likely to catch a cold when the weather becomes colder. Also, it is inconvenient and uncomfortable to go out for traveling when it is freezing outside. Additionally, there are more rainy days in the winter in Shanghai and I hate rain, so I prefer summer.
3.Will school be influenced by heavy snowy weather?
I’m not sure because such situation has never happened in Shanghai. I remember that I have only experienced snowy two time from I bom. But I think if the snowy weather is too heavy for people to commute, the school will be influenced, and not only schools but companies, or exactly, the whole city.
4.Why do you think its quite warm this winter?
This is mainly because of global warming, the reason which is known to all. We have to face the result of global warming. Too much greenhouse gases are released to the air every year, and the earth seems could not suffer more. The warm winter should remind humans of such problem, and the governments should take some measures. Otherwise, maybe one day, human beings will be distinct just like dinosaurs.
5.Does weather have any impact on Chinese people’s daily activities? Why?
Yes, of course. When I was in Taiwan, people*s daily activities are frequently influenced by typhoon. When the typhoon is coming, the government will deliver the announcement of stopping companies and schools to make sure the safety. Weather like typhoon may threat people’s safety, so the government will take some measures to face such weather.
6.What do people do in different weather?
In sunny days, families are more likely to take their children out for hiking or picnic. Also, young people would like to participate in outdoor activities. While in rainy days, some people choose to stay at home or do some indoor activities.
7.Do Chinese people enjoy sunbathing?
I think not. Instead of sunbathing, more Chinese girls are afraid of sun. You will find more girls holding an umbrella in summer to protect themselves from UV. And even some girls choose to wear long-sleeves in summer so that they can keep fair skin. I think many foreigners feel strange about this.