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Материалы по теме «День Святого Валентина»
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Шиятая Людмила Ивановна
HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!!!
Valentine Day is on
a) 14 January b) 14 February c) 14 March
On this day people
a) send long letters to each other b) get married c) send cards to each other
The day got its name from
a) a girl’s name b) a priest’s name c) a Roman Emperor’s name
St. Valentine went to prison because
a) he didn’t go to the army b) he secretly married people c) he secretly got married to an Emperor’s daughter
How should you sign your valentine card?
a) Yours faithfully b) Best Wishes c) Guess Who?
Match words with similar meaning:
tenderness, warm feeling
Unscramble the words and use them to write a valentine for a person you love.
Cross out phrases or words that don’t belong to the line:
humorous: a) serious b) funny c) light-hearted d) comic
affection: a) a hug b) a kiss c) holding hands d) anger
merchant: a) a customer b) salesperson c) seller d) florist
feeling: a) love b) anger c) homework d) happiness
In what way can Valentine’s Day make someone happy or sad?
How should you choose a friend? In what way can you make and keep friends? How are they lost?
What does the expression “You are wearing your heart on your sleeve” mean? Is it god to be such a person?
Why is the heart is an appropriate symbol for Valentine’s Day? What other symbols do you know?
What are the most popular presents for Valentine’s Day? What feelings do they express?
What is meant by the terms “heartbreaker”, “lady-killer”?
What makes a person popular?
Fill in the gaps. Use the words from the box.
love letters European Christian married marriages prison Claudius Your Valentine daughter children
There is a beautiful legend behind St. Valentine’s Day.
Saint Valentine lived in Rome in the third century AD. At that time the Emperor of Rome was (1)____. He wasn’t very popular because he was trying to get more and more people to his army. The men didn’t want to go to the army and Claudius thought that it was because they didn’t want to leave their wives and (2)____. “If they don’t marry, they’ll join the army”, he thought and passed a law which banned (3)______.
Valentine was a (4)_____ priest, who didn’t like the new law. He secretly (5)_____ people who were in love. One night the Emperor’s soldiers caught him and put him in (6)______. Valentine was going to die.
Many young people felt sorry for Valentine and visited him in prison. One of them was a (7)_____ of the prison guard. On the day of his execution Valentine wrote her a note and signed it “Love from your Valentine”. This was on the 14th of February 269 AD.
Since then the 14th of February has been the Day of Love, when people send (8)____ and presents to each other. They don’t sign the cards with their names, but write “Guess Who” or “(9)______”.
At first this was a (10)_____ tradition, but then it became popular in other countries. It came to Russia too.
Read the text to find out the meanings of Valentine Symbols.
The ornaments that decorate valentines are symbols of love and friendship. Ornaments for early valentine cards were made by hand. Each had a special meaning. A rose meant “I really love you”, a fan meant “open your heart”, a ribbon meant “you are tied up” or “you are my girl”, lace meant “you have caught my heart in a net”.
At valentine parties romantic symbols were sometimes hidden in a cake. Each guest got a slice and if he was lucky, there was a symbol. Sometimes symbols were hidden in gift packages.
Rice meant a wedding. A ring meant a wedding too or an engagement. A coin meant a person would marry someone rich. If a boy got a mitten, it meant that his girl didn’t like him.
A heart means love and affection or real friendship. Wedding rings and love knots tie the couple together and symbolized the love which will never end. Angels and children bless a happy marriage. Harps and lyres play romantic music.
Draw a picture to say the sentences below without words:
Open your heart to me, because you have caught mine in a net of your love.
We will have a happy blessed marriage.
You are nice, but i don’t love you.
Our strong love will never finish!
You are my lovely girl, our life will be like beautiful music!
Write an acronym for the person you love.
M y dear,
A gree to be mine!
R eal love is my present for you.
Y ou are the best in the world!
Use the code key to find the secret message. Then think of your own secret code and prepare a similar message for your friend.
33 – d
77 – l
19 – i
51 – s
42 – y
83 – h
79 – n
56 – o
8 – e
66 – v
7 – a
69 – t
17 – u
26 – r
2 – p
83 8 7 26 69 19 77 42 83 56 2 8 42 56 17 83 7 66 8 7
83 7 2 2 42 66 7 77 8 79 69 19 79 8 51 33 7 42
Here’s some traditional Valentine’s verse. Use them for your valentine cards.
Here’s a special valentine
With lots of love for you,
And since you’re very special
Here hugs and kisses too!
I hope that Valentine’s Day
Will bring you a lot of fun.
I think you are extra-specially nice
And so does everyone.
Here’s a valentine
And this is what it’s for –
To say that every day
You are loved more and more
It’s high time we were Valentines!
You are a dad and mother
Who both are very dear
That’s why you are in my mind
Each day through the year.
Anyone would be proud
And very grateful too,
To have a dad and mother
As fine as both of you!
Sending a wish with lots of heart
For a day that’s happy from the start!
What the world needs now
Is more special people like you!
It’s such a treat to know
Someone so sweet!
Happiness is having you
For my Valentine!
With tons of love on Valentine’s Day!
I just wanted to say...
Have a bright, delightful
You’d make the nicest Valentine
That there could ever be!
And so I’m asking you,
Please, be Valentines with me!
A friend like you
Is a dream come true!
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