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What is an eclipse? A solar eclipse (1) happens (happen) when the moon (2) (pass) in front of the sun. This only (3) (take) place when there is a new moon. It (4) (last) for up to 7.5 minutes.
During a solar eclipse, it is dark. The birds (5) (not sing), and animals (6) (keep) still and quiet. A solar eclipse (7) (not happen) very often, and most people (8) (enjoy) seeing one. However, it’s important not to look straight at the sun. If you (9) (not remember) this, you can damage your eyes.
A lunar eclipse (10) (occur) when the earth’s shadow (11) (fall) on the moon. The moon (12) (look) dim until it (13) (come) out from the shadow.
(1) I’m having / I have a great time here in Canada. My MSc course (2) isn’t starting / doesn’t start until next month, at the beginning of September, so (3) I’m making / I make use of the time to get to know the place. (4) I’m staying / I stay near Vancouver with Ryan, my Canadian cousin. He and his brother Liam (5) are owning / own a software business.
In the evenings (6) we’re driving / we drive into the city and go clubbing or see a movie. (7) I’m making / I make a lot of new friends. (8) I’m thinking / I think my pronunciation is much better already, and (9) I’m understanding / I understand almost everything. On weekdays (10) I’m helping / I help Liam. At the moment (11) he’s working / he works on their new website and (12) he’s needing / he needs help with it. (13) I’m learning / I learn some useful stuff about how people (14) are doing / do business in this country.
(15) Do you come / Are you coming to see me? (16) I’m spending / I spend the winter holiday skiing with Ryan and Liam. (17) They’re wanting / They want to meet you and there’s plenty of space. You must bring lots of warm clothes because (18) it’s getting / it gets really cold here in the winter. Let me know as soon as (19) you’re deciding / you decide . And tell me what (20) you’re doing / you do these days.
See you in December, I hope.
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