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Valentine's Day

Holidays & Events

High Int

About this printable lesson

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 Materials

PDFs
  • Est. time to teach:2–3 hours
  • Pages:9
Audio

In This 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