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Be my Valentine

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Cultural spots

Be my Valentine

Did you know?

1. Valentine’s Day is celebrated in March.
2. Saint Valentine was English.
3. Sending Valentine’s Day cards is common in the US.
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Match the languages with the countries where they are spoken.
  • The US
  • Central and Northern India
  • The US
  • South Africa
  • Scotland
  • Ireland
  • New Zealand
Scot Gaelic

Number these expressions in the order you hear them.
Valentines Test
  • 1
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • 3
  • 6
Rwy ´n dy garu di (Welsh)
Mein Tumse Pyar Karte Hoon (Hindi)
Ek is lief vir jou (Afrikaans)
Eg elska thig (Icelandic)
Ayor anosh’ni (Navajo)
Aloha au ia `oe (Hawaiian)

Match the expressions with their pronunciations.
  • Negligevapse
  • Ami tomake bhalobashi
  • Tha gaol agam ort
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Pick out romantic and commercial keywords in the poem.
Another Valentine

Today we are obliged to be romantic And think of yet another valentine.
We know the rules and we are both pedantic:
Today’s the day we have to be romantic.
Our love is old and sure, not new and frantic.
You know I’m yours and I know you are mine.
And saying that has made me feel romantic,
My dearest love, my darling valentine.

Wendy Cope, Another Valentine, 2011

Romantic ❤️ Commercial 💰

Find some of the presents that are offered for Valentine’s Day in the word snake.
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Make a wordcloud about friendship and love.

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Listen to the audio and choose the correct answers.
Valentine's Day
a) The characters are (Kim. / Debby. / John.) 
b) The woman found (a text message. / a letter. / a Post-it note.)
c) Who is D.? (The man’s mother. / The man’s lover. / The man’s colleague.)
d) The woman wants to meet the man in the park (to talk about a Valentine’s Day present. / to talk about a private problem. / to talk about her divorce.)
e) At the end, the two lovers (are angry. / kiss. / shout.)

Look at the image. Imagine a dialogue between the two characters.
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Be my Valentine

Are you looking for a different way to tell someone you care? Why not do it in a different language?

Afrikaans: Ek is lief vir jou.
Bangladeshi: Ami tomake walobashi.
Cherokee: Tsi ge yu i.
Creole: Mi aime jou.
Gaelic: Tá mé i ngrá leat.
Hawaiian: Aloha au ia`oe.
Hindi: Mein Tumse Pyar Karta Hoon.
Icelandic: Eg elska thig.
Inuit: Negligevapse.
Irish: Taim i’ ngra leat.
Maori: Kei te aroha au ki a koe.
Navajo: Ayor anosh’ni.
Scot Gaelic: Tha gra/dh agam ort.
Welsh: Rwy’n dy garu di.
Sign language: spread hand out so no fingers are touching. Bring in middle & ring fingers and touch then to the palm of your hand.

Up to you !

A2 I know my part.
A2+ I use the right tone.
Vers B1 I am convincing.
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