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This Weather Is So Odd
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ID: 2884 Intermediate
“the best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry” Have you ever tried to plan an outdoor activity that was dependent on the weather? Listen to this lesson where you'll learn ways to say that the weather is changeable and odd, as well how to make plans, and change them. Photo by belindasmilne
Wed May 04 2016 | Gwilym, Fiona Tian
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|打篮球||dǎ lánqiú||to play basketball|
zhè ge xīngqī tiānqì hū yīn hū qíng de ，dōu bù zhīdào míngtiān dàodǐ néngbùnéng qù gēn péngyou dǎ lánqiú 。
The weather has been very changeable this week, I don't even know if we'll be able to play basketball with friends tomorrow.
wǒ zhèng zài chǎo cài ，tīng bù qīngchu ，nǐ shuō zhè ge xīngqī shénme ？
I'm cooking food, I can't hear properly, did you say this week?
ài ！tiānqì bù hǎo la ，yīxià qíngtiān 、yīxià yīn tiān ，bù zhīdào míngtiān huì bùhuì tūrán xiàyǔ 。
Agh! The weather is not good, one day the sky is clear, the next it's gloomy, I don't know if tomorrow it will suddenly rain.
xiàyǔ jiù bù yào qù dǎqiú ，qù jiànshēnfáng pǎobù jiùhǎole 。
If it rains let's not play basketball, we can go to the gym to run instead.
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