Astronomy and the Sky at Night – ESL Student Materials

A2 - BeginnerB1-2 - IntermediateC1 - Advanced

If you live in a big city it may be difficult for you to see the stars at night. When was the last time you saw the sky at night filled with bright stars? It is easy to forget about such a beautiful thing when it is hidden from us most of the time.

In this lesson pack you will read about astronomy and the sky at night. Astronomy is a science that studies that objects in space. It sounds like you need a lot of equipment to be an astronomer but in fact all you need to do is to look up. In this lesson pack you will learn vocabulary related to space. The lesson pack includes advice is you want to try astronomy. This pack includes: a text, comprehension/vocabulary questions, a writing task, a gap fill exercise, a vocabulary notes section and answers.

How do you use a lesson pack?

  1. Download the PDF for your level
  2. Read the text / make notes in the vocabulary section
  3. Play vocabulary games
  4. Take a break
  5. Re-read the article
  6. Answer the comprehension questions (then check your answers)
  7. Complete the gap fill (then check your answers)
  8. Take a break
  9. Do the writing activity
  10. Share your work with a friend/Tell them what you learned

When you have finished you have 3 options:

  1. Try the next level
  2. Play some post reading activities
  3. Read the next topic

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