It's a universal truth that every season is beautiful in its
own way. Isn't it wonderful to tramp down the country lanes
on a frosty winter day. Everything is white with snow and it
crunches under your feet. The rime sparkles on the branches
and the icicles like precious diamonds hang from the roofs of
the houses. It's a merry time for both children and grownups.
They can go skating and skiing, sledging and having a
fight with snowballs or making a snowman. I suppose, it is
very pleasant while the frost lasts, an unpleasant time comes
when the thaw begins.
Cars and buses go along streets splashing the mud an
slush on the passers-by. Everyone is grumbling and scolding
the weather. But soon a warm wind blows up heavy grey
clouds and the sun shines brightly in the cloudless azure sky.
In a few months summer will come.
Summer is the most suitable season for holidays and
vacations. People enjoy bright summer days if they are in the
country or at the seaside. They go bathing and swimming,
and fishing and boating. But it's unbearable to stay in town
on such hot and glaring days. Everybody droops and shambles
and tries to hide in the shade.
Then after a good rest autumn and harvest time comes.
The corn has turned golden and the farmer will reap it and
put it in his barn. The air is fresh and full of the autumn
fragrance of ripe apples, plums and peaches and of course,
coloured asters, chrysanthemums. But the weather is so
changeable in autumn, people have to wear raincoats and
umbrellas if they don't want to get wet through. The dead
leaves cover the ground like a thick motley carpet, the roads
are slippery and wet, there are lots of puddles in the streets
and again everyone is looking forward to frosty winter days
and much snow out-of-doors.
It's rather difficult to say what season is the best one,
however dull and nasty or charming and marvellous the
weather may be.
As to me, I always look forward to summer. I am never
tired of its long sunny days, warm rains with thunderstorms
and hail, the buzz of mosquitoes and midges. I like to spend
my summer holidays at the seaside.
In my childhood I used to enjoy playing on the beach,
making castles and forts in the sands. When one becomes
older one begins to notice the murmur of the sea and it's so
beautiful to look at the moon's way on the water in the
darkness. The air is fresh and it's easy to breathe. I like to lie
in the sun getting as brown, paddle in the water or get splashed
by the waves. But it's not every year that you can go to the
seaside. Sometimes I spend my holidays in the country. Most
of my time I spend in the woods gathering strawberries and
flowers or at the river bathing and swimming in it.
Very often, I help my granny in the vegetable garden weeding it or gathering tomatoes, cucumbers or radish. I like to walk in
the rain or just sit indoors watching the raindrops falling
down from the green leaves and blades of the grass onto the
ground. When summer is over, I always feel sorry, because it
was too short and was too quick to pass.
1. When is everything white with snow?
2. What sparkles on the branches?
3. Is it wonderful to tramp down the country lanes on a
frosty winter day?
4. What can children and grown-ups do in winter?
5. When does an unpleasant time come?
6. What do cars and buses splash on the passers-by?
7. What season is the most suitable for holidays and
8. When is it unbearable to stay in town in summer?
9. What fragrance is the autumn air full of?
10. What do people have to wear in autumn?
11. Is the weather changeable in autumn?
12. What is your favourite season?
13. What do you like summer for?
14. Do you like to spend your summer holidays at the
15. What do you do if you spend your holidays in the