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Solar Eclipse
Solar Eclipse

Learn English meaning of ‘solar eclipse’

Date: Aug 18 2017

Themes: Hobbies, News, Pop Culture, Romance

Grammar: Definite & Indefinite Articles


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Have you ever seen a total solar eclipse? They are one of the most beautiful things you can see on Earth. When the moon passes between the Earth and the Sun, the moon blocks the sun. This causes the sky to go as dark as night. The eclipse lasts for only a couple of minutes. You can observe a total solar eclipse somewhere on Earth every 18 months.

Some people travel all over the world, trying to view as many eclipses as possible. These people are called eclipse chasers. Some people in the United States will get to see a total solar eclipse this August. It is a once in a lifetime experience for many people. They are buying gear and making a hotel or campsite reservation so they are ready for this magical event.

The solar eclipse in August is going to be wonderful! Listen as Jordin and Romeo make plans to go see the eclipse.


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Romeo:  I just confirmed my reservation for the campsite.

Jordin:  For what?

Romeo:  For what?!

Jordin:  Yeah, for what?

Romeo:  The solar eclipse!

Jordin:  Oh my god! When is that?

Romeo:  August 21, 2017.

Jordin:  Are we going?

Romeo:  We are going!

Jordin:  Aaaah!

Romeo:  We are going!

Jordin:  That’s going to be so awesome!

Romeo:  Yes! It’s a once in a lifetime experience. And I just booked the reservation. And we’re going to see the solar eclipse! And it’s going to be awesome!

Jordin:  Yay! We should get some of those cool glasses so you can watch the thing for real.

Romeo:  Oh, yeah! Oh, yes! For sure. We have to have all the right gear. You can’t, like, observe a solar eclipse and go unprepared.

Jordin:  What other gear do we need, honey?

Romeo:  Um, well, we could always bring some popcorn. And…

Jordin:  Definitely…

Romeo:  Yes, For sure.

Jordin:  Popcorn to eat while we watch. It’ll be so romantic!

Romeo:  And…yes it will! I also bought you some hiking boots because I know you’ve been needing some. And we can use those…

Jordin:  Are we going hiking?

Romeo:  Yeah, we’re going to go on a hike. So we can get a very good view.

Jordin:  Ok! Will you carry me if it’s too hard?

Romeo:  You know I’ll carry you.

Jordin:  Oh, thanks, boo!

Romeo:  I’ll carry you around the world.


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Romeo tells Jordin that he was able to make his reservation for a campsite. He seems very excited about it. Jordin wants to know what the campsite is for. Romeo tells her it is for the solar eclipse this August. He tells her they are both going to see the eclipse.

Jordin is very happy to hear this. She thinks going to see the eclipse will be pretty awesome. She says they should get some eclipse gear, like the special sunglasses. Romeo says they will definitely not be unprepared. Jordin says that seeing the eclipse with Romeo will be very romantic.

Have you ever seen a solar eclipse? Do you think a solar eclipse is romantic?



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yes… in mexico i seen a solar eclipse in 1991. i was a child.  it’s romantic and it’s a once in a life experience!

12:54 AM Aug 22 2017 |



United States

Yes, very awesome. It rained here until about 30 minutes before, then it was clear the whole time, then it rained again. It was clear during the eclipse though, and I had my eclipse glasses ready. When the moon was fully in front of the sun, I couldn’t see it at all through my glasses, it took a minute to realize to take them off and look around!

It was really something to see. I live just north of Kansas City, in the path of the totality. It it seemed to go very fast though, was it like that for everyone else? 

08:39 PM Aug 21 2017 |



 But I always think it is a funny things as other funny things, like I found the robot could move itself when I was a little child. 

03:38 AM Aug 18 2017 |



I ever saw. But now I have forgotten what’s view that time. it was about at my primary school.

   No. I don’t think a solar eclipse is romantic. But if the two lovers see it together, it will be romantic really.

   I would thought I had lost the feeling of romantic since I became a mother. 

03:34 AM Aug 18 2017 |

eduardosoutoSuper Member!


Yes, I have already seen 3 different solar eclipse, they are really nice and scary in my opinion!

I don’t consider it romantic hahaha, as I told you, it’s a little weird!

We are talking about it in the VPFI Immersion Group:


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