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"There's no vocabulary
For love within a family, love that's lived in
But not looked at, love within the light of which
All else is seen, the love within which
All other love finds speech. This love is silent."

T. S. Eliot

(Updated on 31/01/2013)

 


 

 


Vocabulary
- Listening -
Interactive exercises
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Exercises to print - Lesson plans - Webquests -
Conversation questions -
Interactive games -
Poems
- Stories - Jokes - Songs - Proverbs - Idioms - Superstitions -
Cartoons - Videos
- Cinema



Related pages :

Saint Valentine's Day - The wedding - Likes and dislikes - Friendship - Speed dating

 


Vocabulary : (Pour lancer l'animation, actualiser!)

 

  • What’s the Best Way to Refer to a Romantic Partner?
    "One of the oddities of the English language is that though many words have multiple synonyms, and we have words for many things we rarely refer to,
    one of the most ubiquitous concepts in American society has no name: There’s no ideal term for an unmarried party in a romantic relationship..."

    (dailywritingtips.com)
  • Darling - with synonyms and explanations (urbandictionary.com)
  • Sweetheart - with synonyms (websters-online-dictionary.org)
  • dear one : synonyms (thesaurus.reference.com)
  • Words of Love
    "A romantic dictionary of words to describe love, romance, embrace, sex, relationships, and intimacy."
    (romancestuck.com)

 

  • Words of Love - A Valentine's Vocabulary.. (english-zone.com)
    NOUNS of LOVE - ADJECTIVES of LOVE - VERBS of LOVE - ADVERBS of LOVE
  • dating and marriage - a lesson proposed by Randall S. Davis with :
    - a list of commonly-used vocabulary with a recording of the words in RealMedia format.
    - a short quiz to test students' comprehension of some of the words,
    - a Follow-Up exercise for expanding students' use of the vocabulary in a conversation with a partner or group.

    (esl-lab)

 

Listening :

 

 



  • How to ask someone out - without embarrassing yourself!
    "Don't forget to practise what you've learned with the activity..."
    (BBC)

  • Chatting someone up
    "If you chat someone up, you talk to someone you don't know and try to get them interested in you - in a romantic way!...
    You can also practise your comprehension with the activity further down ..."
    (BBC)

 

 

  • Everyday English in Conversation - Listening
    Eating / Emotions / Fashion / Friendship / Health / Housing / Life / Memory / Money /
    Romance / Shopping / Time / Traveling / Vacation / Weather / Work
    (Focus English)
  • dating and marriage
    - a lesson proposed by Randall S. Davis with :
    - a list of commonly-used vocabulary with a recording of the words in RealMedia format.
    - a short quiz to test students' comprehension of some of the words,
    - a Follow-Up exercise for expanding students' use of the vocabulary in a conversation with a partner or group.

    (esl-lab)

  • The Ideal Woman (esl-lab.com)
    I. Pre-Listening Exercises
    II. Listening Exercises
    III. Post-Listening Exercises
  • "Oh and Ah" is a free online e-story you can listen to. (fonetiks.org)

INTERACTIVE exercises :

 

  • Love Quiz (patsula.com)
    "This is a fun little game that has a surprising outcome."

 

Exercises to print :

  • Weddings - activity to print
    (Primary Resources)

 

  • DO YOU LOVE ME? (conversation) - "Good for Young Learners, only one page.
    Do boys and girls understand each other?" - utilisation du conditionnel
    (Jeremy Taylor)

 

Lesson plans :

  • Soulmate - a lesson plan
    "This EFL lesson plan is designed around a beautiful short film and interactive questionnaire by Arturo Perez and the theme of soulmates.
    Students discuss love and soulmates, watch a short film and listen for specific information,
    and answer an interactive questionnaire to discover the possibilities of finding their soulmate."
    Language level: Upper Intermediate (B2) – Advanced (C1)
    Time: 90 minutes

    Topic: Soulmates and true love
    Language: Vocabulary to describe love and relationships.

    (film-english.com)

 

  • Upside Down (French: Un monde à l'envers)
    "is a 2012 French-Canadian romantic science fiction film written and directed by Juan Diego Solanas, starring Jim Sturgess and Kirsten Dunst."
    (Wikipedia)

    Upside Down: Compound Adjectives
    - a lesson
    "This is a love story. The premise of the plot - two twin planets with inverse gravities - is amazing.
    The setting is awesome and the scenes in which the characters are literally upside down are fascinating."

    (moviesegmentstoassessgrammargoals.blogspot.fr)

 

  • MISSING U - a lesson plan
    "This EFL lesson plan is designed around a beautiful short film titled Missing U by Brooke Wagstaff.
    Students practise pronunciation of letters, read text messages, watch a short film, read a poem, speak and write a short poem."
    Language level: Intermediate (B1) – Upper Intermediate (B2)
    Time: 90 minutes
    Activity: Pronunciation of letters, watching a short film, reading a poem, speaking and writing
    Topic: Pronunciation and love
    Language: Text message abbreviations
    Materials: Short film and poem
    (film-english.com)

 

  • Maybe
    "This lesson plan is designed around a short film called Maybe by Jgrey and the themes of daydreaming and love.
    Students describe a photo, speculate, write sentences using “maybe”, and watch a short film."

    (film-english.com)

 

  • Sad music helps mend broken hearts (May 18, 2013) - a lesson plan with audio
    "New research suggests listening to sad music can help overcome the heartbreak of an ended relationship..."

    (breakingnewsenglish.com)

    How listening to 'sad songs' heals the blues
    "Listening to sad songs is best way to get over a break up as it has same soothing effect as a sympathetic friend, researchers find."

    (telegraph.co.uk)

 

 

  • Best Dating Ideas! - Love and Marriage - a lesson plan (esl-lab.com)
    "What are some of the best dating ideas you can think of besides going to a movie? Listen to the words..."
    Vocabulary | Practice | Follow-Up
  • dating and marriage- a lesson proposed by Randall S. Davis (esl-lab) with :
    - a list of commonly-used vocabulary with a recording of the words in RealMedia format.
    - a short quiz to test students' comprehension of some of the words,
    - a Follow-Up exercise for expanding students' use of the vocabulary in a conversation with a partner or group.
  • Dating game (teachingenglish.org.uk) : - UPDATED
    "This is a great activity for getting students talking...
    It is particularly useful for practising describing appearance, character and interests...
    You will need a selection of flashcards of people, a mixture of ages and types."
    Variations :
    "You can change the context and replace the pictures of the people with pictures of houses/flats and ask the students to be either estate agents or buyers looking for a place to live.
    Again they can write descriptions of places they want to sell (of varying standards) and places they would like to buy, mingle and try to find their dream homes."