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English Audio Request

Stern
447 Words / 2 Recordings / 1 Comments
Note to recorder:

American and Natural speed please!

It's really freezing (sunny, cool, breezy, chilly, warm, humid, hot) today. Actually I prefer cloudy days, because then it's neither too hot nor too cold. And what's more important to me is that this weather is perfect for photography as the light is so soft. So at this time of day, I like to go out with my camera to take photos.
In my hometown the weather is quite pleasant, neither too hot nor too cold most of the time. Even in winter, the temperature is still quite mild. But the summer is often hot and humid.
The bad thing about the weather in my hometown is that it doesn't snow as heavily as does up north like in Seoul for example. It does snow, but usually we just get a little bit. Every time I see children having a snowball flight or making a snowman on TV, I really envy them.
I believe though Korea is a vast country, there are four distinct seasons in most places. But unfortunately in recent years, many places are becoming boiling hot in the summer. I guess the changes are primarily due to the greenhouse effect. So in this extreme weather, I will really prefer to work at home, and the air- conditioning is working all day long, and at night, I even sleep on the floor to be cooler.
Yes, Nanjing is facing more and more oppressive haze; I always keep a watchful eye on the weather forecast. I installed an app in my mobile phone, and I watch the PM 2.5 indicator it has become a bit of a routine for me.
As for the unusual weather, global warming has really become a hot topic around the world. It is caused by the greenhouse effect as the sheer volume of carbon dioxide emitted into the air, prevents the atmosphere from cooling off at night. As for other unusual weather, hurricanes, which can easily flatten thousands of homes near the coast in a short period of time, are becoming more common.
Well, if I had to choose between the two, I'd probably go with the distinct seasons in each year because each season has its own merits. I think I would get bored if it was warm all year round.
No, in spring and autumn, when the temperature is neither too cold nor too hot, people in Korea tend to hike in the mountains, or go running. When it comes to summer, people can choose more physical activities like swimming, camping in the forests and playing balls, etc. But in winter, people believe it not suitable for outdoor exercises, so they prefer to stay at home to keep warm.

Recordings

  • WEATHER ( recorded by southstreetseaport ), American, Northeast / New York City

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  • WEATHER ( recorded by micapie ), American

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    It's really freezing (sunny, cool, breezy, chilly, warm, humid, hot) today. Actually I prefer cloudy days, because then it's neither too hot nor too cold. And what's more important to me is that this weather is perfect for photography as the light is so soft. So at this time of day, I like to go out with my camera to take photos.
    In my hometown the weather is quite pleasant, neither too hot nor too cold most of the time. Even in winter, the temperature is still quite mild. But the summer is often hot and humid.
    The bad thing about the weather in my hometown is that it doesn't snow as heavily as does up north like in Seoul for example. It does snow, but usually we just get a little bit. Every time I see children having a snowball flight or making a snowman on TV, I really envy them.
    I believe though Korea is a vast country, there are four distinct seasons in most places. But unfortunately in recent years, many places are becoming boiling hot in the summer. I guess the changes are primarily due to the greenhouse effect. So in this extreme weather, I will really prefer to work at home, and the air- conditioning is working all day long, and at night, I even sleep on the floor to be cooler.
    Yes, Nanjing is facing more and more oppressive haze; I always keep a watchful eye on the weather forecast. I installed an app in my mobile phone, and I watch the PM 2.5 indicator it has become a bit of a routine for me.
    As for the unusual weather, global warming has really become a hot topic around the world. It is caused by the greenhouse effect as the sheer volume of carbon dioxide emitted into the air, prevents the atmosphere from cooling off at night. As for other unusual weather, hurricanes, which can easily flatten thousands of homes near the coast in a short period of time, are becoming more common.
    Well, if I had to choose between the two, I'd probably go with the distinct seasons in each year because each season has its own merits. I think I would get bored if it was warm all year round.
    No, in spring and autumn, when the temperature is neither too cold nor too hot, people in Korea tend to hike in the mountains, or go running. When it comes to summer, people can choose more physical activities like swimming, camping in the forests and playing balls, etc. But in winter, people believe it not suitable for outdoor exercises, so they prefer to stay at home to keep warm.

Comments

SublimeBliss
April 12, 2018

I would correct this:
When it comes to summer, people can choose more physical activities like swimming, camping in the forests and playing balls, etc. But in winter, people believe it not suitable for outdoor exercises, so they prefer to stay at home to keep warm.

playing balls = no
playing ball = YES!

playing balls sounds dirty.

If you wrote this yourself, then you speak English VERY well! I'm impressed!

Side note:
You don't have to say "Neither too hot, nor too cold". You can get away with "Not too hot, not too cold" and get your point across. You can also say "the weather is just right" (Because we know 'Just right' = "Neither too hot, nor too cold" once you've already said "Neither too hot nor too cold" once.

Very good job! I enjoyed reading this!