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Valentine by Carol Ann Duffy – a lesson

Valentine by Carol Ann Duffy – a lesson
It’s Valentine’s Day tomorrow, and although I don’t normally do anything for it, I thought that this year I would take the opportunity to share one of my favourite poems with my students. Here’s the plan in case you want to do it too. Ask your students what day it is, and whether anything special happens on this day in their country. What do they know about Valentine’s Day in the UK? What kind of gifts do people normally give for Valentine’s Day? Brainstorm them on the board. Give each group the word cloud. Show them an onion. Ask the students to close their eyes and put their heads on the desk (but try not to fall asleep!). Ask them to discuss how similar the poem was to their ideas. You can then do some pronunciation/speaking work. They talk about why you pause in those places – it’s because of line/stanza breaks, and also phrases within the lines. They can chose whether to read Valentine, or an anti-Valentine poem. Happy Valentine’s Day! Like this: Like Loading... Related Reading speed

All of Me by John Legend | Lyrical English In this song John Legend uses opposite meanings to convey how he feels about his wife. It is a very ‘honest’ love song. I think it reflects real life rather than a fairytale version of a relationship. This provides a good opportunity for students to discuss love songs, identify the opposite meanings and then interpret what the songwriter really means. Students then use what they have learned to talk about their own loved ones. Materials: PowerPoint slides here , song on YouTube, slide 6 printed off and cut up 1/group , worksheet without explanations 1/pair here and worksheet with explanation 1/pair and cut up here. Level: Upper Intermediate + adults Procedure Warmer– Students discuss love songs. Personalise– Show slide 13. Do you teach IELTS? Do you Like this: Like Loading... Tagged with: All of Me, all of me lesson plan, Antithesis, Discussion, ELT, english, John Legend, John Legend Lesson Plan, lesson plan, Love Songs, lyrics, Opposite Meanings, teaching, TEFL Posted in Uncategorized

Valentine's Day February 14th is traditionally a celebration of love, so how do people in the UK mark the occasion? Cards Sending a Valentine's card to a loved one is a custom that started more than a century ago. Poems The card might also feature a poem. Roses are red, violets are blue, Honey is sweet, and so are you. There are some ironic variations on this poem such as: Roses are red, violets are blue, You look like a monkey and smell like one too! Mobile love Millions of people use digital means of creating and sending Valentine's Day greeting messages such as e-cards, or printable greeting cards. WUBMV - will you be my Valentine xoxoxoxoxo - hugs and kisses LUWAM<3 - love you with all my heart ImRdy4Luv - I'm ready for love :'-) - I'm so happy, I'm crying ILUVU - I love you Flowers and chocolates As well as cards, February 14th is also a day for giving gifts. Unusual gifts Some people think that flowers and chocolates seem a little ordinary and so they look for a more unusual gift. Love it!

3 activities for Valentine's day | Online TEFL Training Whoops! You’ve completely forgotten that Valentine’s Day is round the corner and you haven’t planned anything with a romantic theme for your classes. Don’t panic – Here are 3 last-minute love lessons / activities for you to try which require very little preparation. TIP: Not all learners feel comfortable talking about their private lives and relationships. In order not to invade their privacy, you might want to ask them to create roles based on pictures. Briefly introduce the concept of ‘speed dating’. Great for: 2nd conditionals “If you were to go out with me, you’d have the night of your life.” Create a simple handout on an A4 sheet of paper. Who was the man? Who was the woman? Where were they were they met? What was he doing when they met? What did they say to each other? What did they think of each other? What did they do after they met? What happened in the end Great for: Practising narrative tenses. Give each student a portrait photo. What should people do to find a partner?

L.O.V.E. – activity/lesson plan | ELT stories St. Valentine’s day is approaching so here’s a lesson plan on the topic of love and friendship. Students warm up by playing a word game (stages 4-5) that encourages them to think deeper about what they read into a range of concepts related to love and friendship andpushes them to recall vocabulary on these topics The lesson ends in a discussion activity (stage 6). Level: B1-C1Length: 30-60 min (depending on whether you do the discussion activity)Focus: speaking (a conversation class)Materials: Worksheet Stage One. (Collage produced using [Optional] If the students came up with the topic of St. Say ‘I’m thinking of one of these pictures. unitysupportfriendshipvow (for a B2-C1 class) Get the students to quiz each other in new pairs: one person chooses a picture and says their associations, the second guesses which picture is being described; listen in an board some of the students’ associations. Stage Two. Stage Three. Stage Four. Stage Five.

Valentine's Day Valentine’s Day is celebrated in the UK on February 14th. It is a celebration of love between husbands and wives, boyfriends and girlfriends and sometimes just friends together! We celebrate Valentine’s Day in a variety of ways, and it is often celebrated by people whether they have a boyfriend or girlfriend, or not! Here are some of the ways in which we celebrate Valentine’s Day in England. Cards Many people send and receive cards from their loved ones. Poems Often, you can find love poems written inside a Valentine’s card. you can buy cards with a poem already written inside, or some people make them up to describe the special love between them and their partner. by William Shakespeare, sonnet 18 In this poem, Shakespeare talks about how the woman he loves is more beautiful than a summer’s day - she is too lovely to use this metaphor. Even from a young age, children write poems for Valentine’s Day. Presents As well as cards, people often send and receive gifts from their loved ones.

Talk2Me English : My Valentine - A fun lesson for Valentine's day I discovered the song 'My Valentine' by Paul McCartney this week and thought it would be perfect for a Valentine's day lesson. The song is so romantic ♥ My lesson ended up being rather funny and very lively, I hope your students will enjoy it as much as mine did :-) Level: IntermediateLesson activities: Talking about Valentine's day, using sign language to learn vocabulary, listening practice and fill the blanks exercise. Warm up questions: 1. What do you know about Valentine's day? Task 1Tell students that you are going to show them a You Tube video of a song by Paul McCartney called 'My Valentine'. Task 4Hand out the 'fill the gaps' exercise, play the song again from the beginning and get the students to complete the missing words. Task 5 - DiscussionDiscuss what the general meaning of the song is. Quick quiz - Look at the lyrics and:1. Happy Valentine's day ♥

Love is Blind - level 1 Hi Lang I’m writing in English to practise. I’m sorry I didn’t answer your email. I miss Shanghai and I miss playing in the band with you. Hey, I’ve got to stop. Please write back soon. Deshi PS: I think I’m in love! Deshi turned off the computer and opened his English book, but it was difficult to concentrate on irregular verbs. Deshi couldn’t sleep that night and he was late for school the next morning. School didn’t go well that day. Deshi thought about how unhappy he was as he went down the stairs. Brendan Dunne Bet You Didn't Know: Valentine's Day Video - History of Valentine’s Day My TV provider is not listed. Why not? We are currently working on adding more TV providers. Please check back frequently to see if your TV provider has been added. Why do I need to log in to watch some video content? Viewers who verify their subscription to a TV provider get access to a deeper catalog of video content, including more full episodes. I am able to watch on TV. This service is only available through participating TV providers. How much does it cost to access all of the video content? Accessing video content is free, however, you will need to verify your TV provider subscription by logging in in order to access all of our video content. Can I watch videos if my TV provider isn't currently supported? Yes! What kind of programming is available if I log in? You will get access to more full episodes than ever before. How often is new video added to the website? There will be new episodes and web exclusives added every day. How quickly does a new episode get added after it airs on TV?

6 Surprising Facts About St. Valentine Elizabeth Hanes A man named Valentinus was martyred on February 14 late in the third century A.D.—this much we know. St. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Love is Blind - level 2 Hi Lang I’m writing in English because I know we both need to practise. Thanks for your last email. I’m sorry I didn’t write back sooner. I miss Shanghai and I miss playing in the band with you. I’ve got to stop now. Please write back soon. Deshi PS: I think I’m in love! Deshi turned off the computer and opened his English book. Deshi couldn’t sleep that night and he got up late the next morning. He had a terrible day at school. Later that evening, Deshi was in his room, practising his guitar with the headphones on. Deshi went down to the street feeling really unhappy. Without thinking, he picked it up.

Valentine's Day This lesson explores a topic that can genuinely interest and hold the attention of children of a certain age. In this lesson, learners will play a vocabulary game with words associated with Valentine’s Day. They will then review language related to Valentine’s Day through a simple collocation activity, and read and learn a well-known Valentine’s Day poem, noticing the use of countable and uncountable nouns. They will then produce their own poem. Aims To raise awareness of adjectives and nouns which go togetherTo introduce the idea of using ‘is’ and ‘are’ with different (countable and uncountable) nounsTo raise awareness of words which rhymeTo develop writing skills with a poem Age groupPrimary LevelCEFR level A1/A2 Time60 minutes MaterialsThe lesson plan can be downloaded in PDF format below.

of Valentine’s Day - Valentine’s Day My TV provider is not listed. Why not? We are currently working on adding more TV providers. Please check back frequently to see if your TV provider has been added. Why do I need to log in to watch some video content? Viewers who verify their subscription to a TV provider get access to a deeper catalog of video content, including more full episodes. I am able to watch on TV. This service is only available through participating TV providers. How much does it cost to access all of the video content? Accessing video content is free, however, you will need to verify your TV provider subscription by logging in in order to access all of our video content. Can I watch videos if my TV provider isn't currently supported? Yes! What kind of programming is available if I log in? You will get access to more full episodes than ever before. How often is new video added to the website? There will be new episodes and web exclusives added every day. How quickly does a new episode get added after it airs on TV?

Black Boy : richard wright <div style="padding:5px; font-size:80%; width:300px; background-color:white; margin-left:auto; margin-right:auto; border:1px dashed gray;"> Internet Archive's<!--'--> in-browser audio player requires JavaScript to be enabled. It appears your browser does not have it turned on. Autobiography by Richard Wright, published in 1945 and considered to be one of his finest works. This audio is part of the collection: Community AudioIt also belongs to collection: Artist/Composer: richard wrightKeywords: brock peters caedmon Creative Commons license: Public Domain Individual Files

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