Space ESL Worksheets, Activities and Games

Solar System Superlatives

ESL Planets Activity - Speaking: Gap-fill, Reading Sentences, Guessing - Pair Work - Intermediate (B1) - 25 minutes

In this fun planets activity, students complete facts about the solar system with superlatives and then used the sentences in a quiz. In two groups, students complete each solar system fact with one of the adjectives shown on the worksheet in its superlative form. Students then pair up with someone from the other group and take it in turns to read their solar system facts to their partner who tries to guess the correct answer. For each correct guess, students score a point. The student with the most points at the end of the activity is the winner.
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A Journey into Space

ESL Space Vocabulary Worksheet - Vocabulary Exercises: Labelling, Matching, Gap-fill, Multiple Choice - Speaking Activity: Drawing and Describing a Picture - Pair Work - Upper-intermediate (B2) - 35 minutes

In this space worksheet, students learn and practice vocabulary associated with space and space travel. Students begin by naming the star and planets in our solar system. Next, students match other space-related words with their correct definitions. Students then move on to complete sentences with the space vocabulary. After that, students circle the correct space-related word to complete each sentence. Next, students read space trivia questions and choose the correct answers. In the last exercise, students draw a space scene using as many words from the worksheet as possible. Students then describe their space picture to a partner for them to draw. Afterwards, students compare their pictures to spot the similarities and differences.
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The Universe

ESL The Universe Worksheet - Reading and Vocabulary Exercises: Matching, Gap-fill, Guessing - Speaking Activity: Asking and Answering Questions, Freer Practice - Pair Work - Upper-intermediate (B2) - 30 minutes

This space worksheet helps students to learn and practice words associated with the Universe. First, students read a text that contains vocabulary related to the Universe and match the words with their correct definitions. Next, students do a gap-fill exercise where they complete sentences using the Universe vocabulary. Students then read statements and guess whether they are true or not for a partner by writing true or false. Next, students ask their partner whether the statements are true or not and write down their answers to see how many of their guesses were correct. Students also ask follow-up questions to gain more information and discuss each item. When the students have finished, they share what they found out about their partner with the class.
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What to See in the Solar System

ESL Space Board Game - Vocabulary: Gap-fill - Group Work - Upper-intermediate (B2) - 35 minutes

In this space board game, students answer quiz questions about the Solar System in order to practice space vocabulary. The aim of the game is to be the first player to cross off all the space-related words on a checklist by answering questions with the space vocabulary. Players take it in turns to move their counter to a new location on the game board and choose a number 1 to 4. The student on the player's right then reads the quiz question corresponding to the player's location and chosen number, e.g. The Sun is the only 'blank' in our Solar System'. The player answers with one of the space words shown on their checklist, e.g. 'The Sun is the only star in our Solar System'. If the player answers correctly, they check off the word on their checklist. The first player to complete their checklist is the winner.
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