Roses are red
Violets are blue
It’s Valentine’s Day soon
So what else are you going to do?
Oh, Valentine’s Day, love it or hate it, there sure is plenty to talk about. Here is a selection of romantically themed material you could use leading up to and on the big day.
These love and marriage-themed conversation questions are a good way to get the class discussing some of the themes of Valentine’s Day and practising any related new vocabulary they have recently learned. For more sets of themed conversation, cards see our page of conversation questions.
We also have a Valentine’s Day Scatter Sheet. Scatter sheets are a simple exercise to get students describing and hopefully learning some new vocabulary around a theme. You can learn more about how to use them on this page.
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- Love and Marriage conversation questions
- Love and Romance Idioms
- Valentine’s Day Scatter Sheet
- Collaborative Crossword – Love and Romance
Example Valentines’s day lesson
Here is one way of using this material for a Valentine’s Day lesson.
As a warmer and to introduce the theme we’ll start with a little collocation quiz. Write on the board the following:
See if the learners can deduce what the missing word is for each collocation (love).
Then do a second one.
See if the class can work out the second missing word (heart). Ask them to now guess the theme of the lesson.
Now do a spontaneous scatter sheet exercise. Put the heading of Valentine’s day at the top of the board and elicit from the learners any words they can think of associated with Valentine’s Day. Write these randomly on the board. The result might look something like this.
When you have a nice collection of words, go around the class asking each student to describe one of the words on the board without saying the actual word. The other learners can call out the answer if they think they know what the word is. As each word is correctly defined cross out or
Finally, when the group discussions are over. Go through each of the questions and ask the class if there were any interesting stories, observations, etc. which came up in their discussions.
For homework you could ask them to write a short story using as much of the new vocabulary as they can.