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Valentine's Day

  • High Int
  • 2–3 hours
  • 9

There are many different stories about the origins of Valentine's Day. Students learn the history, symbols and various legends of the holiday. New vocabulary, idioms, and expressions are introduced.

Note: The three jigsaw readings have different information in paragraph 5. The audio goes with the gap-fill version of the reading (paragraphs 1–4) on page 9.

Lesson Tasks
  • reading
  • vocabulary review tasks
  • introduction to idioms
  • comprehension questions
  • pair work
  • group work
  • discussion questions
Vocabulary
  • legend
  • origin
  • convenient
  • elementary
  • honor
  • custom
  • blind
  • cure
  • priest
  • century
  • execute
  • sentence