ESL Library is now Ellii!

Unsupported Browser

Ellii may not function properly in Internet Explorer. We recommend using Google Chrome or Firefox instead.

Unsupported Browser

Ellii may not function properly in older browsers. We recommend updating yours to the latest version for the best experience.

Solar Eclipses

Famous Things

High Int – Adv

Teens & Adults

Grades 6–12

In this lesson, students learn about the science behind solar eclipses. They also learn the phases of the Moon and safety tips for viewing eclipses. This lesson reviews modals of necessity and obligation.

This lesson mentions mythology and demons. Teacher discretion is advised.

Learn More

  • phase
  • illumination
  • momentarily
  • alignment
  • angle
  • spectacular
  • reflect
  • civilization
  • partially
  • demon
  • modals of obligation and necessity
PDF Content
  • warm-up
  • pre-reading
  • reading
  • vocabulary review tasks
  • comprehension questions
  • grammar review
  • grammar practice
  • discussion
Task Content
  • Usage Note(Reference)
  • Information Preview(Reference)
  • Warm-Up(Reference)
  • Vocabulary Preview A(Matching)
  • Vocabulary Preview B(Matching)
  • Read & Listen(Reference)
  • True or False(True or False)
  • Comprehension(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Vocabulary Review A(Matching)
  • Vocabulary Review B(Multiple-Choice)
  • Grammar Review(Reference)
  • Discussion (Reference)
  • Role-Play: Solar Eclipse Safety(Reference)
  • Personal Response(Speaking Task)