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Valentine's Day

Holidays & Events

High Int

Teens & Adults

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

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PDF Content
  • reading
  • vocabulary review tasks
  • introduction to idioms
  • comprehension questions
  • pair work
  • group work
  • discussion questions
Task Content
  • Warm-Up(Reference)
  • Vocabulary Preview A(Matching)
  • Vocabulary Preview B(Matching)
  • Read & Listen (Reference)
  • Legend #1(Reference)
  • Legend #2(Reference)
  • Legend #3(Reference)
  • Vocabulary Review(Type in the Blanks)
  • Comprehension(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Discussion(Reference)
  • Listen & Type(Type in the Blanks)
  • Personal Response(Speaking Task)