On 14th February people all over the
world celebrate Valentine’s Day.
Couples send messages or cards
and they give presents. It’ s a day
that’ s all about love and also to
honor the Saint Valentine.
An important valentine figure is
Cupid (Latin cupido, "desire").
In Roman mythology Cupid is
the son of Venus, goddess of
love. His counterpart in Greek
mythology is Eros, god of love.
• Common symbols of Valentine's Day
- red roses
1. Have you ever been in love? How did it
make you feel?
2. Do you have a girl/boyfriend? How do
you feel around him/her?
3. Do you believe in love at first sight?
4. Is the saying “ love is blind” true to you?
Try to explain.
1. Listen to the song and fill the blanks
using the words from the box:
heart – arrow – bow –
strong – swear – man happiness
Reading warm up
1. Say three words we associate with
2. When do people celebrate
Valentine’s Day in USA and Brazil?
3. Where do you think Valentine’s Day
4. How do people celebrate
Origin of Valentine’ s Day
People all around the world write
cards for their boyfriends or
girlfriends on this day. Lots of
people buy flowers and other gifts
on St. Valentines Day.
The holiday is named after a
Christian priest named Valentine.
He lived during the reign of
Claudius II in Rome. During his
reign, marriage was forbidden
because he believed that married
soldiers didn’ t want to go to war.
So when Claudius found out that
Valentine married young couples
in secret, he arrested and sentenced
him to death.
In prison Valentine fell in love
with the daughter of the prison
warden. He wrote her a farewell
letter and signed it with “ your
Valentine” . He was decapitated on
Everybody thought Valentine
was a good man because he
helped lovers. That’ s why we
have St. Valentine’ s Day every
Check your answers
1. Love, flowers, present...
2. They celebrate it on February, 14th
in USA and on June, 13th in Brazil.
3. It came from Rome, Europe.
• On Valentine’s Day people write
each other Valentines. Often they
have a poem on them. There are
only ten words, written in a
special style. They aren’t difficult
Read the Valentine’s card and
write your own to a classmate.
Line 1: write your classmate’s name
Line 2: write two adjectives describing
Line 3: write a sentence or two to the
person, a good wish.
happy and funny,
You’re a special
Happy Valentine’s Day