018 - Expression: To Take A Rain Check


In this expression episode, you'll learn how to use the common English expression TO TAKE A RAIN CHECK and we'll talk about WEATHER IN THE UNITED STATES.

American English Podcast

American English Podcast

By Shana Thompson

"Our forecast in detail: In the northwest . . . Seattle, Portland in the 40s. But in California we’re looking at rain and Eureka 48 showers and storms. San Francisco and down to L.A. in the low to mid 50s even Phoenix a wet day for you with 57. Salt Lake a wintry mix, but the mountains are going to get pasted with snow. Bismarck some snow showers, 30. Minneapolis just clouds and 37. Chicago mostly cloudy, 41."


Hey, welcome back! In that introduction you heard part of a weather report from USA Today. I’ll go ahead and post the link inside the transcript. 

My guess is that it was probably pretty difficult to understand because of the speed, the city names, and maybe because the weather man, also known as a meteorologist, was using Fahrenheit. In today’s episode, I’ll show you how to use the popular expression to take a rain check and we’ll talk about the weather today in the United States. By the end of this episode you should have a better grasp of how to use Fahrenheit. You should also be able to talk about weather using common collocations. So stay tuned! 

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