This is an updated version of a whole lesson plan that was first posted a year ago.
This is a topical whole lesson plan for the celebration of Valentine’s Day on February 14th. It is at a pre-intermediate/intermediate level and will take roughly 1 hour to complete.
Valentine’s Day whole lesson: click here for free downloadable pdf, including answer key.
At first there is a warm-up exercise, followed by a short text giving some of the historical background information to Valentine’s Day.
Then there is an information gap activity involving students in groups of three (trio). Each member of the trio has a slightly (and tantalizingly) different text. This offers a new dynamic to conventional information gap activities in pairs, with an element of doubt as to who really has the required information.
There is also a Valentine’s puzzle to add a light-hearted conclusion to the class, plus an optional writing and discussion activity.
Please find a snapshot of the puzzle below.