1. Which of these expressions is NOT used to mean the middle of winter?
a) In the midst of winter
b) In mid-winter
c) In the dead of winter
d) In semi-winter
2. The cold of winter makes people want to be warm and comfortable inside. Which of these expressions does not mean ‘warm and comfortable’?
3. Winter often brings rain and snow as well as cold temperatures. Which of these is not a word related to snow?
4. Which of these expressions is not an informal way of saying ‘It’s cold.’
a) It’s a bit crisp outside.
b) It’s a bit sharp outside.
c) It’s a bit bracing outside.
d) It’s a bit tepid outside.
5. The sun sets earlier in winter until December 21st. What expression is used to describe this?
a) The days are shorter.
b) The night is longer.
c) The nights are drawing in.
d) The nights are coming in.
6. Which of these clothing-related expressions are you less likely to hear in relation to cold weather?
a) You’d better put on another layer.
b) You’d better bulk up quick.
c) You’d better wear your thermals.
d) You’d better wrap up warm.
1) d, 2) b, 3) c, 4) d, 5) c, 6) b.