miércoles, 13 de febrero de 2013

Valentine´s Day

Tomorrow is Valentine´s Day; let´s celebrate!:

Let´s start with a love story. Since the message of this story is so important, I have decided to include the video (divided into two parts) with the audio in English but the subtitles in Spanish. As you listen and read, try to imagine the words he uses to see how much you really understand. This is a very good listening exercise

Now (or in a couple of days)  you can watch the video below, without subtitles , to see how much you remember and understand this time.

What ideas / words do you associate with Valentine´s Day? Let´s see how many I get right:
  • Love - especially the sentence "I love you." Watch the video where lots of people say this is different languages, how many do you understand?
  • Kissing: thinking about Valentine´s Day reminds  many people of either kissing in general or a special kiss but if you think you know it all about kissing, check the following video; I am sure you will learn quite a few interesting facts

  • poems: click here to see some important writers´favourite love poems. If you find any you really like, you can share it with all of us
  • songs; there are so many love songs... what´s your favorite? Maybe it is included in this Valentine´s medley 

Kiss Me (Six Pence None The Richer)
I'd Do Anything For Love (Meat Loaf)
Eternal Flame (The Bangles)
Hey Delilah (Plain White T's)
Do You Wanna Date My Avatar (The Guild)
Your Song (Elton John)
Can You Feel The Love Tonight (Elton John)
Heaven (Bryan Adams)
Time After Time (Cyndi Lauper)
500 Miles (The Proclaimers)
Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You (Glenn Medeiros)
I'm Yours (Jason Mraz)
All my loving (The Beatles)
Love Me Tender (Elvis Presley)
I Was Made For Lovin' You (Kiss)
My Heart Will Go On (Celine Dion)
I Don't Wanna Miss A Thing (Aerosmith)
To Be With You (Mr. Big)
Love Is All Around (The Troggs)
I Will Always Love You (Whitney Houston)
The Reason (Hoobastank)
  • love stories in films: this is a video with lots of confessions of love; I bet you can get some ideas...

Click here for lots of facts, activities and information in general about Valentine´s Day (link to Brownielocks and the Three Bears)  

OMG! I am afraid you will get fed up with all the love in this post but remember this is not a day just for sweethearts and romantic love, but all kinds of love so 

Valentines Day Glitter GraphicsValentines Day animated glitter images for orkut, myspace

2 comentarios:

  1. The listening exercise you included in this post is very curious and fun! It helps you to improve your English and also invites you to view the end of the story of this man. I think Valentine's Day is a good excuse to spend a little more time with those people you love, even though you love them everyday. I have to admit that I love movies about love, songs about love ... and everything about love! I think it's nice and everyone needs to love him. My Valentine's gift were some chocolates that my father gave me, he's lovely! Two love songs that I like are "The Sweetest Thing" and "All I Want Is You" by U2, but love is not only for loving couples, it is for everyone!

    -Eugenia Carreiras Rodríguez, 2A

    1. Eugenia, I´m glad you enjoyed the video; did you find the English version difficult or did you just watch the subtitled video?


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