Let’s go skiing!!!

Winter vocabulary

Winter time here and once again, at WELCOME TO ENGLISH, we want to help you with some vocabulary and expressions that might be useful even for the Escuela Oficial de Idiomas or Cambridge exams.

     It’s high time (ya es hora) to go skiing and no matter where you go, you must also pack  some travelling vocabulary since it always comes in handy (it’s useful).At this time of the year the most common destination are ski resorts, so, let’s learn some vocabulary related to this.

There is a lot to do in the mountain such as skiing, snowboarding, and walking in the snow but remember to take with you the right equipment. For skiing you’ll need a helmet, gloves, ski pants, ski jacket and ski goggles to protect your eyes. Don’t forget to pack a pair of thermal pants and gloves, as well as a thermal vest to protect you from frost bite (quemqdura por el frio).

Once there, and especially if you are an experienced skier, you probably can’t wait “to hit the slopes” (ir a las pistas de esqui).However, if you’re a beginner you might take some tumbles (caidas) as soon as you get out of the cable car (teleferico) and it might take a while until you” get the hang of it” (pillar el truco).

Skiing vocabulary

Although snow is so nice, the expressions related to snow and cold are usually negative. Here are some of the most popular:

  • If you are snowed under with work (estar hasta arriba de trabajo), you really need to drop everything and take a break.
  • But that doesn’t mean that you “give the rest of your colleagues a cold shoulder” (ignore) or even worse “ leave them out in the cold”(abandon).
  • On contrary, treat them with some hot chocolate or mulled wine(vino caliente con especias),which goes down really well on these chilly days.

Have fun!




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