Learn English for the Spring in the United States
When March arrives in the United States, the cold and the snow give way to warmer days and the blooming of the flowers. It marks the Spring season, the most adorable and pleasant time
In addition to altering the climate and landscape, this change of season also causes the emergence of some natural phenomena: blooming flowers, greener gardens and landscapes, and much busier parks with people enjoying themselves.
Do you know words and expressions in English that are related to this season? Would you like a hint?
Stay with us, as we will show you some vocabulary for you to be prepared for the Spring season the USA.
Check it out!
Expressions with the word “spring”
During Wintertime, you need vocabulary words that talk about the cold, snow and some expressions related to the season. In Spring it is no different.
Check it out some of the Springtime expressions:
You probably know that “fever” is a temporary rise in body temperature. But, what does “spring fever” mean?
In this case, we are not talking about any disease, but a state of mind. Spring fever is when you’re so restless to do something that you can’t sit still.
Often, after a harsh Winter, when Spring arrives, people are eager to go out, to do outdoor activities and enjoy new adventures. This is what we call Spring Fever.
When Winter is over, it is time to put away the heavy clothes and bring back the light, more comfortable clothes.
For many people, this is the perfect moment to do a cleaning in the whole house. Specially because during Winter it can be more difficult to do a thorough cleaning.
That’s why at this time of the year it is very common to hear Americans saying they are going to do the Spring cleaning.
You may have heard of summer vacation, which is the school break during the Summertime in the Northern Hemisphere.
In many cities in the USA, it is also common to have Spring break, which is a week recess that can coincide with Easter week.
Spring into action
This expression is used to refer to something or someone who was calm and quiet, and suddenly becomes active and/or starts working.
The idea of the expression translates the passing of the season. In winter, everything is more still and calm. When temperatures start to rise, it is time to get back into action.
Let’s talk about weather
Americans talk about the weather all the time. Therefore, for a good conversation, it is important that you know the correct terms of the phenomena that happen during spring.
A breeze is a gentle, light wind, generally pleasant and very characteristic of the springtime in the USA.
Breeze can also be used to say that something is “too easy”. For example: “getting a good grade on the TOEFL test was a breeze (easy), because I studied and prepared myself to it”.
Drizzle is such a light rain that we can’t even call it rain. Drizzles are common during Spring.
Puddles are small accumulations of water that form on the ground after it rains or when the snow melts.
This is an easy one. The rainbow is a natural phenomenon that happens when light enters a water droplet, and when the light exits the droplet, it makes a rainbow.
Because the rains are frequent during Spring, it is very common in this season that you will see a rainbow in the sky.
We are not talking about the shower head you use in your bathroom to take a shower. Although the word is the same, “shower” can also be used to refer to a light rain, very common in the Spring season in the USA.
Common feelings and events during Spring
The arrival of Spring also affects people’s mood. There are several words that are frequently used during this season to describe feelings and sensations.
With the arrival of the warmer days, you start to notice common happenings in this season. For example:
It means something clean and new.
Spring brings a new start (fresh start), breezes and freshness in the air.
After a nice shower, you can wear comfortable (fresh) clothes, and feel good (fresh) and comfortable.
- Garden party
As the name suggests, a garden party is a party that happens in the garden or backyard. This type of event happens mainly in spring and summer times.
Vibrant is an adjective often used to describe the mood and things in Springs.
Something vibrant is something bright, full of energy. IN Spring, the environments, and landscapes change, they are vibrant because they are full of life.
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