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A lesson plan «St. Valentine’s Day»

1) In this lesson, students talk about celebrating St. Valentine’s Day, learn new idioms and collocations, practice listening for gist and speaking for fluency.
Age: 14+
Level: Intermediate+
Time: 50 mins
Lesson type: Vocabulary, Speaking and Listening
Number of students: 1- 8
Materials: a worksheet
cards for charades
an extract from the video «Dimension 404: Matchmaker».

St. Valentine’s Day (worksheet)
St. Valentine’s Day (teacher’s notes)



Just how commercialised has Valentine’s Day become?  Learners give their opinion while using the Second Conditional as they ask and answer questions on the topic.

Learners also watch a short YouTube clip of an advertisement, re-ordering the pictures to tell the story before working in pairs to re-tell it in their own words. A highly interactive and communicative task.

You can find the full ‘Happy Valentine’s Day’ lesson for download along with teachers’ notes HERE 



The downloadable sheet reveals a new English word and definition every day, all related to romance! The idea is that each day you can task yourself with understanding the meaning of a new word and tick it off the activity sheet.  By the end of the month, you will have worked your way through 28 definitions… think of all of the ticks that will be on your sheet! Simply download the activity here.





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