Italy is expected to encounter its coldest climate since 2012 as a frosty wind from Siberia clears over the northern regions.
A cold spell has set in many parts of the nation even before the north-easterly breeze, known as the buran, may hit these shores. The northern Adriatic Coast is one of the regions that will be most noticeably hit when the buran lands in Italy, carrying with it a sharp drop in temperatures that is estimated to last into early March.
This means that we should learn a few key expressions connected to winter, snow and the issues that may come up when braving the cold.
I woke up this morning and the streets were covered in snow.
The roads are pretty icy.
The snow removal crews have been out since early morning.
It finally stopped snowing.
They announced school closures.
I was out shovelling snow all morning and I now have a backache.
Bundle up! It’s cold outside. Put on your hat, scarf, gloves and boots.
I don’t have winter tires on my car.
I slipped and fell on my bum.
Expressions To Learn:
a frosty wind: very cold
set in: commence, begin
a sharp drop: acute fall or reduction
to last: persist
the streets were covered: hidden
pretty icy: quite frozen
stopped snowing:use the -ing form after the verb STOP when an action has ceased
school closures: when schools do not open due to an event
shovelling: to move snow with a shovel to clean a path or street
a backache: a pain in your back which is the part of the body that contains the spine , shoulders
Bundle up!: Cover yourself
hat, scarf, gloves and boots: winter apparel or clothes for your head, neck, hands and feet
winter tires: rubber wheels on a car that allow it to move around
slipped: tp lose your balance
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