Date: 14.02.07 Room: 218 Time: 13.20
Form 2nd-9th Teacher:
Crucovscaia M. V.
To stimulate interest in learning English
To learn some more information about sign for Valentine’s Day
To be able to understand the beauty
Materials: books, newspapers, magazines, pictures, cards, diplomas
Real life method
Audio- visual activity
- Dear friends! Lladies and gentlemen, children and grown-ups. You’re welcome to our party, dedicated to st. Valentine’s Day, which is always held on February 14th and brings us happiness and good luck.
St. Valentine's Day is one of the most popular holidays in Europe and America. It is the day, when boys and girls, sweethearts and lovers, husbands and wives exchange greetings affection, undying love.
-We gathered here to admire the beauty. We ask all the participations to come in. Let me introduce them. (Girls come in)
-And this is our honorable jury! Applause, please!
-Well, let’s start our beauty contest. Young ladies, you’re welcome. Each of you should speak about herself. Dear jury, the highest mark is 6.
-Please number one (girls tell about themselves)
-Your Marks please.
-Well the first contest is over. While our jury are summing up the results, the gills may have a rest.
Do you know that when the Roman imperator Claudias the second need the soldiers, he made it a law against marriage, because he felt that marriage made man want to stay at home instead of fighting wars.
-A kind priest named valentine seeing the love of young couples, married some secretly. But he was exposed and condemned to death.
-Even in prison valentine showed his love for everyone.
-His jailer had a young daughter who was blind. And buy a miracle, Valentine restored her sight.
-Just before his death, on February 14 he is sent her a farewell signed “From your Valentine”
- There are many legends about how Valentine’s day started, and no one knows for sure whether any of them are true.
- N. G., tell us the score. Now we we’ll see how the girls can dance. There highest mark is five.
-Dear jury, marks please.
- While our jury is summing up the results, we may enjoy a beautiful song by Marey Careh,Vicky Gribenco and Marina Pascal.
-Thank you girls. Your applause. N.G., tell us the score. Thank you so much!
- You see that all the girls can speak English, dance. Now we can see how they peel potatoes. Boys, help me, please. There are six potatoes in the basket. You have to peel them. Choose one, please.
-Please gills start. Your fans will help you.
-Great! Look, it’s time to cook potatoes. The highest mark is six.
-Tell us the score.
-We continue our party. Ladies and gentlemen John and Vlada Sanicov. (dance)
-We are beginning our poetry competition. The highest mark is six.
-Honorable jury, your marks.
-Let's listen some facts about St. Valentine’s Day.
Fun Fact 1
Cupid is associated with Valentine’s Day because he was the son of Venus, the Roman god of love and beauty. Cupid carries with him a bow and arrow; if you are shot by cupid's arrow you are alleged to be filled with uncontrollable love!
Fun Fact 2
The giving of Valentine's cards dates back to Mid-18th century, England. As postal services and paper became more affordable St Valentine's Day cards increased in popularity, mass production began in the early 19th century
Fun Fact 3
The first mass-produced valentine's cards in the U.S. were available in 1847. The embossed paper and lace cards were produced by Esther Howland of Massachusetts; Esther was nicknamed "The Mother of the American Valentine"
Fun Fact 4
Popular Valentine's gift and present ideas include; flowers, cards, perfume, chocolates, poem books, bath products, body lotions, personal poems, jewelry and soft, plush toys
Fun Fact 5
Did you know that pet owners buying Valentine's gifts for their beloved animal is big business? Nearly 10 million pet owners buy Valentine's gifts for their pets each year.
Poetry contest was the last one. I invite all the girls on the stage. Look at these beautiful stars. Their eyes reflect happiness. Dear guests we’d like to listen to your opinion. Thank you.
I invite N.G. to reward the queen of our party.
She Walks in Beauty
BY LORD BYRON (GEORGE GORDON)
She walks in beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that’s best of dark and bright
Meet in her aspect and her eyes;
Thus mellowed to that tender light
Which heaven to gaudy day denies.
One shade the more, one ray the less,
Had half impaired the nameless grace
Which waves in every raven tress,
Or softly lightens o’er her face;
Where thoughts serenely sweet express,
How pure, how dear their dwelling-place.
And on that cheek, and o’er that brow,
So soft, so calm, yet eloquent,
The smiles that win, the tints that glow,
But tell of days in goodness spent,
A mind at peace with all below,
A heart whose love is innocent!
T: Boys and girls! Our activity is over. But we will continue to know more about the English traditions. Thank you very much! Goodbye!