The seasons in English
There are four seasons. The names of the seasons in English are:
- autumn … or… fall.
Fall is used in American English.
Autumn is used in British English.
The letter N at the end of autumn is NOT pronounced.
The names of seasons do NOT start with a capital letter in English unless it appears as the first word of a sentence.
Typical vocabulary associated with each season
Here is a list of typical things associated with each season:
winter: cold days, snow, rain, umbrella, gloves, scarf, skiing, hot drinks
spring: warm days, flowers, butterflies, nests, rainbows, gardening, allergies, baby animals
summer: hot days, beach, vacation, camping, ice cream, sunglasses, sunscreen, swimming pool
autumn / fall: cool days, leaves fall, wind, harvest, rake, acorns, clouds, pumpkins
IN + Season
We use the preposition IN before a season.
- People go to the beach in summer.
- It rains a lot in winter.
- There are many flowers in spring.
- Leaves fall from the trees in autumn.
When are the seasons?
It depends on where you live.
Our planet Earth is divided into hemispheres.
There is the Northern Hemisphere and the Southern Hemisphere
Northern Hemisphere – December, January, February
Southern Hemisphere – June, July, August
Northern Hemisphere – March, April, May
Southern Hemisphere – September, October, November
Northern Hemisphere – June, July, August
Southern Hemisphere – December, January, February
AUTUMN / FALL
Northern Hemisphere – September, October, November
Southern Hemisphere – March, April, May
Answer these questions
What season is it now?
It is …
What is your favorite season? Why?
My favorite season is _____ because _____.