I think spring is my favourite time of year! The weather is warmer and the evenings are lighter. I love seeing the spring flowers and hearing the birds sing. Today's post will give you some useful vocabulary to talk about this time of year and at the end, you'll find some spring idioms!
This means the pink or white flowers we see on many trees in the spring.
A kind of flower that hangs from some kinds of trees in spring.
These are yellow flowers that are common in spring.
These are cup-shaped flowers that come in many different colours, including yellow, red, pink and purple.
These are early spring flowers that come in purple, orange or white.
A lamb is a baby sheep. Lambs are born in the spring. It’s also the word we use for meat that comes from a young sheep.
This is usually a baby or young cow but it can also be used for other animals, such as whales or elephants.
This is the thing which birds make to lay their eggs.
A chick is a baby bird.
When an egg hatches or a bird hatches, it means the chick breaks the shell and comes out of the egg.
For Christians, Easter is when they celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus. It’s also a time to eat chocolate Easter eggs!
This is just another word for a rabbit. Children especially use this word. The Easter Bunny is a fictional character that hides eggs for children to find.
Hot cross buns
These are like sweet bread with dried fruit inside and a cross is marked on the top to represent the cross that Jesus died on. They are traditionally eaten on Good Friday, the Friday before Easter.
A bud is a tightly closed flower before it opens out or the small lump on a plant that is going to open out into leaves.
An insect with beautiful coloured wings. They start to be seen in the spring.
A kind of beetle, usually red with black spots. They hibernate (or sleep) in the winter and come out of hibernation in the spring. They are called “ladybirds” in the UK and “ladybugs” in the USA.
A short period of rainfall that is most common in April in the UK.
A colourful arc that is seen in the sky when it’s raining and the sun is shining at the same time.
Full of the joys of spring
This simply means happy or cheerful. Perhaps it comes from the fact that we start to feel happier when we have better weather and more daylight in the spring but you can be full of the joys of spring at any time of the year!
Some people give their home an extra thorough clean in the spring and this is called spring cleaning.
No spring chicken
If we say somebody is no spring chicken, it means that they are old. They are definitely not young any more!
A feeling of excitement and restlessness that some people experience in the spring.
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