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ESL English Lesson: Valentine's Day!
D.J. Robinson

Today let’s talk about Valentine’s Day! In case you didn’t know it is on February 14th. It is celebrated in many countries around the world. These days it is pretty commercial. Known also as St Valentine’s Day it is associated with love! Valentine’s Day symbols include heart shapes, doves and the figure of a winged cupid.

In Britain in the 18th century handwritten greeting cards were sent. Lovers also expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, and confectionary. By 1900 handwritten cards had given way to mass-produced greeting cards; all these traditions still continue. Nowadays lovers also send SMS messages and email cards. A dozen red roses remain a popular gift to send your lover.

Writing/Speaking: In pairs – Choose three Valentine gifts you might send your lover. Write them below. Add three types of card that are possible to send. Talk about them. -- In pairs, think of three other similar such day’s like Valentine’s Day that are celebrated in your country. Write them down then talk about them. Which do you prefer best? -- Roleplay. Discussion. Etc.

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