St.Valentine's Day is celebrated on February 14 in Europe and in the USA. Traditionaly lovers express their love to each other by sending Valentine's cards. People usually give each other sweets and flowers.
True/False 1. Lovers exchange of romantic cards (valentines), flowers, and other gifts. 2. St. Valentine is believed to have been a Roman priest. 3. St. Valentine was imprisoned for performing weddings for soldiers who were forbidden to marry. 4. «Be my Valentine» means «be my love».
Questions: 1-How do you think people show their love? 2- What is your opinion about celebrating this holiday? 3- Is it important to show love to the person you are in love with?
Legends about St.Valentine: Valentine lived in the time of Roman Empire. It is unsure who St. Valentine was, but there are several possible candidates. One of these Valentines is believed to have been a Roman priest and he married young couples against the law. The Emporior of Rome believed that unmarried soldiers were better warriors, but Valentine helped lovers. He was put into prison by roman authorities for his actions and was beheaded on February 14 in the third century A. D. According to the legend he performed a miracle -he cured the blindness of his jailer's daughter. Before the execution, he wrote her a letter signed «From Your Valentine».
Questions: Thin questions Who is Valentine? What did he do ? When did he live ? Where do people celebrate St.Valentines Day ? Thick questions Why do people celebrate St.Valentines Day? Explain why do people show their love like that only 1 time a year ? What is the most important idea of St. Valentine's Day celebration? What is the difference between celebration of this holiday in Europe and in Russia ?
Proverbs about love in English language: 1.Love and a cough cannot be hidden. 2.Alls fair in love and war. 3.Better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all. 4.Love is blind. a.Лучше любить и потерять, чем не любить никогда. b.В любви и на войне все средства хороши. c.Любовь слепа. d.Любовь и кашель не утаишь.
Valentine's Day symbols: -Rose -Cupid -Heart -Dove Love knots St.Valentines lace