Tuesday, February 15, 2005

St Valentine's Day

Go to this website Saint Valentine and read about the history of the day. Answer these questions:

  1. Who was St Valentine?
  2. Who did he write a letter to?
  3. When did he die?
  4. Which emperor had him killed?
  5. Who sent the first valentine cards?

Now visit this other site The History Channel and read the History of Valentine's day.

6. Why did the emperor order Valentine to be killed?

7. Fill in the statistics:

  • number of marriages in Nevada, USA per year
  • money spent on flowers
  • money spent on jewellery
  • amounts of candy (sweets) sold
  • average age at first marriage for women and men in 2003

Now in groups of three or four students prepare questions on the Valentine Story and its traditions.

1 Comments:

At 7:39 AM, Blogger Agata said...

Happy Valentines, Rosa!
I am really honoured that you chose my "Love" interactive exercises. Hope your students will like them!

Agata (from snowy Poland)

 

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