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  THE TAPESCRIPT

Valentine's Day is one of my favourite days of the year. I've always liked it, even from when I was a kid. I used to get lots of cards and then wonder who sent them to me. I'm married today, but Valentine's is still a special day for me. I spend a lot of money on a giant Valentine's Day card, chocolates, a teddy bear, and other presents. I also reserve a table at a romantic Italian or French restaurant. It's also great getting presents and chocolates back. It seems that the whole world is in love on February the 14th. I wish it could be Valentine's Day every day. I really think it should be a national holiday. That way, we can all get to spend a wonderful, love-filled, romantic day with that extra-special person in our life.
 

  LISTENING GAP FILL

Valentine's Day is one of my favourite days of the year. I've always liked it, (1) ___________________ was a kid. I used to get lots of cards (2) __________________ sent them to me. I'm married today, but Valentine's is still a special day for me. (3) ___________________    (4) ___________________ Valentine's Day card, chocolates, a teddy bear, and other presents. I also (5) ___________________ romantic Italian or French restaurant. It's (6) ___________________ presents and chocolates back. It seems that  (7) _________________ love on February the 14th. (8) ___________________ Valentine's Day every day. I really think it should be a national holiday. That way, we can all get to spend a  (11) ___________________ romantic day with (10) __________________ in our life.

  CORRECT THE SPELLING

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  UNJUMBLE THE WORDS

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  DISCUSSION (Write your own questions)

STUDENT A's QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

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STUDENT B's QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

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   VALENTINE'S DAY - LOVE SURVEY

Write five GOOD questions about Valentine's Day in the table. Do this in pairs. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper.

When you have finished, interview other students. Write down their answers.

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  • Now return to your original partner and share and talk about what you found out. Change partners often.
  • Make mini-presentations to other groups on your findings.

 WRITING

Write about Valentine's Day for 10 minutes. Show your partner your paper. Correct each other's work.

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 HOMEWORK

1. VOCABULARY EXTENSION: Choose several of the words from the text. Use a dictionary or Google's search field (or another search engine) to build up more associations / collocations of each word.

2. INTERNET INFO: Search the Internet and find more information about Valentine's Day. Talk about what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

3. MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Write a magazine article about Valentine's Day and love. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.

4. VALENTINE'S DAY - LOVE POSTER Make a poster about Valentine's Day. Show it to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your posters.

5. MY VALENTINE'S DAY - LOVE LESSON: Make your own English lesson on Valentine's Day. Make sure there is a good mix of things to do. Find some good online activities. Teach the class / another group when you have finished.

6. ONLINE SHARING: Use your blog, wiki, Facebook page, MySpace page, Twitter stream, Del-icio-us / StumbleUpon account, or any other social media tool to get opinions on Valentine's Day. Share your findings with the class.

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