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These are the seasons: Th--- a-- t-- s------: +
Spring, summer, Sp----- s-----, +
autumn / fall (am.) and winter. au---- / f--- (a-.) a-- w-----. +
The summer is warm. Th- s----- i- w---. +
The sun shines in summer. Th- s-- s----- i- s-----. +
We like to go for a walk in summer. We l--- t- g- f-- a w--- i- s-----. +
The winter is cold. Th- w----- i- c---. +
It snows or rains in winter. It s---- o- r---- i- w-----. +
We like to stay home in winter. We l--- t- s--- h--- i- w-----. +
It is cold. It i- c---. +
It is raining. It i- r------. +
It is windy. It i- w----. +
It is warm. It i- w---. +
It is sunny. It i- s----. +
It is pleasant. It i- p-------. +
What is the weather like today? Wh-- i- t-- w------ l--- t----? +
It is cold today. It i- c--- t----. +
It is warm today. It i- w--- t----. +

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