Learning English. Learn English with an English Vocabulary Phrase Lesson: Valentine's Day, Valentine’s Day ESL Vocabulary Lesson and Worksheet.
Valentine’s Day is celebrated in February 14 th every year. It is a romantic holiday to celebrate the spirit of Saint Valentine. Saint Valentine was rumoured to send the first valentine card, a long time ago. He sent it to a woman he fell in love with, it was signed, “Your Valentine”.
Today children celebrate Valentine’s Day by sending Valentine’s Day cards to friends and classmates in school. Adults celebrate by giving gifts such as flowers, chocolates and/or cards to their loved ones whether it be a spouse or their special someone with whom they are in a relationship with, or possibly someone they would like to be in a relationship with. Sending a valentine’s card or gift can be a good ice-breaker if there is someone special you wanted to meet.
Valentine’s Day Vocabulary
Cupid: cupid is a little angel who makes people fall in love by shooting them with love arrows.
Valentine’s Day card: a greeting card you send to people you love, like or care for on Valentine’s Day.
Be my valentine: This is a common phrase on a Valentine’s Day Card. It was how Saint Valentine supposedly signed his love letter before he was executed.
A dozen roses: 12 roses. Red roses are usually sent on Valentine’s Day. Husbands, don’t forget this!
Arrow: The pointy and sharp ended stick which cupid shoots with his bow to make people fall in love.
Love: You know what love is, especially on Valentine’s Day!
Infatuated: similar to love, perhaps in the nearing stages before true love. It means to be almost in love, maybe you think you are in love when you are in fact, merely infatuated.
Sweet: the nice way a person talks to one he or she loves at Valentines Day can be described as sweet. Also, the way a person acts can be sweet (to give flowers and a card is sweet). It is also the favour of sugary things such as chocolate or candy.
Candy: sweet, sugary treats for eating. Often given as a gift at Valentines.
Romance / romantic: to be sweet to the one you love. It is romantic to go out for a candle-lit dinner, or write a love poem to your special someone on valentine’s day.
A crush: to like someone. A crush is a cute way of decriving interest in someone. Example: Beth has a crush on Devin.
Secret admirer: someone who likes someone, but doesn’t tell. Sometimes you can get a Valentine’s card, or love letter from a secret admirer.
Date: to go on a date means to go out together with someone you like, or are in love with. Maybe a boy/girlfriend, husband/wife, or someone who you have a crush on or like and want to be your valentine!
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