Don’t you just love rainy days? When it’s raining cats and dogs outside, we love nothing more than to stay at home and curl up on the sofa with a good book and a mug of hot chocolate.
In his latest video, Dara talks us through this great expression to use when it’s raining heavily outside.
Raining cats and dogs? That doesn’t sound very pleasant! This is a really common phrase, which means it’s raining very heavily.
Shall we look at a few example sentences? Let’s go!
- Oh, look at those clouds. Looks like it’s going to rain cats and dogs tonight!
- Make sure you bring your umbrella! It’s cats and dogs out there!
- The weather in this country is strange. It’s never drizzly or showery. It’s either bone dry or it’s raining cats and dogs!
So there you have it. I really hope it’s not raining cats and dogs where you are now!
Are you ready to try out the expression you’ve learned today? Here are some questions to get you started.
- Have you ever taken a vacation that was ruined by the bad weather? What happened?
- Have you ever experienced a flight delay due to a storm? Describe your experience.
- Have you ever got stuck in a traffic jam on the highway/motorway? Why? How did the drivers respond?
- Can you think of a time you were enjoying the sunshine, but were surprised by a dramatic change in the weather?
- What would you say to a teenager who tries to leave the house without an umbrella when it’s raining?
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