Ольга Николаевна
Группа:Команда портала

«St. Valentine's Day»

Россия, Ставропольский край,с. Красногвардейское

МКОУ " СОШ № 1 им. Г.С. Фатеева"

Учитель иностранного языка

Петренко В.А.

«St. Valentine's Day»

1. St. Valentine's Day has roots in several different legends. One of the earliest popular symbols of the day is Cupid, the Roman god of Love, who is represented by the image of a young boy with a bow and arrow.

Three hundred years after the death of Jesus Christ, the Roman emperors still demanded that everyone believe in the Roman gods. Valentine, a Christian priest, had been thrown in prison for his teachings. On February 14, Valentine was beheaded. The night before he was executed, he wrote the jailer's daughter a farewell letter signing it, "From Your Valentine".

Another legend tells us that this same Valentine, well-loved by all, wrote notes from his jail cell to children and friends who missed him.

February 14 was also a Roman holiday, held in honour of a goddess. Young men randomly chose the name of a young girl to escort to the festivities.

St. Valentine's Day is now a day for sweethearts. It is the day that you show your friend or loved one that you care. You can send candy to someone you think is special. Or you can send roses, the flower of love. Most people send "valentines", a greeting card named after the notes that St. Valentine wrote from jail. Valentines can be sentimental, romantic and heartfelt. They can be funny and friendly. If the sender is shy, valentines can be anonymous.

Americans of all ages love to send and receive valentines. Handmade valentines are created by cutting hearts out of coloured paper. Valentines can be heart-shaped, or have hearts, the symbol of love, on them. In elementary schools, children make valentines for their classmates and put them in a large decorated box, similar to a mailbox. On February 14, the teachers open the box and distribute the valentines to each student. After the students read their valentines, they have a small party with refreshments.

You can write a short rhyme inside the heart:

Roses are red.

Violets are blue,

Sugar is sweet,

And so are you!

Or you can buy valentines with messages in them. If you are shy, you can sign it, "Your Secret Admirer".

 11. St Valentine’s quiz

 Answer the questions.

1. Where did Valentine live?

а) in Greece

b) in Rоmе

с) in Great Britain

2. What date is Valentine's Days?

а) 15th of February

b) 14th of February

c) 8th оf March 

3. How do you spell 14th?

а) forteenth

Ь) fourtienth

c) fоurtеепth

4. According to а popular belief, why was

St Valentine burnt at the stake?
а) because he secretly married young couples
b) because he ran away with Emperor

Claudius' daughter

c) because he was always in love with someone

5. When St Valentine was in prison, who did he

fall in love with?

а) jailers daughter

b) mailer's wife

c) jailers sister

6. The girl St Valentine fell in love with was

а) deaf

b) blind

c) blind and deaf

7. What colour is associated with St Valentine's


а) orange

b) purple

c) red

8. Which Roman God is one of the symbols of

St Valentine's Day?

а) Eros

Ь) Cupid

c) Apollo

 9. What are the most common flowers given on

St Valentine's Days?

а) roses

b) sunflowers

с) snowdrops

10. What greeting is often said on this day?

а) Happy love in life!
b) Good luck!

с) Happy Valentine's Day!

111. Match the famous couples and write where they lived. If you guess right you will get 10 points.

Man’s name

Girl’s name



Scarlet O’Hara


Eugene Onegin




Natalie Goncharova






Tatiana Larina


Rhett Butler





Egypt and Rome




John Lennon


Great Britain

Alexandr Pushkin

Nina Chavchavadze


1v. Translate the proverbs. If you do it right, you will get 20 point

English proverbs.

1. Velvet paws hide sharp claws.

2. Happiness takes no account of time.

3. No pains, no gains.

4. The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.

5. What is lost is lost.

6. Bad news has wings.

7. A civil denial is better than a rude grant.

8. All are good lasses, but whence come the bad wives?

9. Money has no small.

10. A hungry man is an angry man.

11. Two heads are better than one.

12. An apple a day keeps the doctor away.

13. Life is not a bed of roses.

14. Better late than never.

15. Appearances are deceitful.

16. When three know it, all know it.

17. There is no rose without a horn.

18. Love cannot be forced.

19. Marriages are made in heaven.

20. All is well that ends well.

Russian equivalents

1. Деньги непахнут.

2. Если знают трое, то узнают все.

3. Голодный мужчина – сердитый мужчина.

4. Счастливые часов не наблюдают.

5. Бархатные лапки скрывают острые коготки.

6. Две головы лучше одной.

7. Силою любить не заставишь.

8. Внешность обманчива.

9. Лучше поздно, чем никогда.

10. Без трудов нет заработка.

11. Что потеряно, то потеряно.

12. Вежливый отказ лучше, чем грубое согласие.

13. Нет розы без шипов.

14. Браки заключаются на небесах.

15. Ешь по яблоку в день – и доктор не понадобится.

16. Все девушки хороши, но откуда же берутся плохие жены?

17.Путь к сердцу мужчины лежит через его желудок.

18.Плохие новости имеют крылья.

19.Жизнь – не ложе из роз.

20. Все хорошо, что хорошо кончается.

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