St Valentine’s Day webquest activity

Visit http://www.history.com/topics/valentines-day-facts and decide whether the following facts are true (T) or false (F). Correct those that are false.

  1. There are 34 single men aged 65 or older for every 100 single women of the same age.
  2. In the US, there are 2.2 million marriages every year, which is more than 600 a day.
  3. More than 50% of all Valentine’s Day cards are bought in the six days before the celebration.
  4. In 2004, there were 21,667 florists across the US and between all these businesses 109,915 people were employed.
  5. 70%: the percentage of men and women aged 30 to 34 who had been married at some point in their lives in 2006
  6. Valentine’s Day is the most popular time to send greetings cards with 141 million cards sent every year.
  7. In 2008, 112,185 marriages were performed in Nevada. So many couples ’tie the knot’ there that it is the fifth most popular US state in which to marry even though it only ranks 35th in terms of population.
  8. 904: the number of dating service companies in America in 2002
  9. More than 50% of the US population celebrate Valentine’s Day by purchasing a greetings card.
  10. There are 100 single women in their 20s for every 119 single men of the same age.
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Bowie’s obituary: video, transcript and lesson plan

OBITUARY

TRANSCRIPT
David Bowie has died from cancer at the age of 69. The influential singer-songwriter and producer was famous for his music, style, and contribution to the world of music. Known for his eccentric and ever-changing sense of style, his over-40-year career spanned glam rockart rock, soul, hard rock, dance, pop, punk and electronica. He had just released his twenty-fifth album, Blackstar, on January 8th, which was his birthday. The singer’s publicist confirmed the news on his Facebook page, saying David Bowie died peacefully today, surrounded by his family after a courageous 18-month battle with cancer. Stars and influential figures have paid tribute to a man considered by many one of the most influential artists of the 20th century.

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LESSON PLANS ON DAVID BOWIE

http://www.breakingnewsenglish.com/1301/130114-david_bowie.html

XMAS HAS COME

SPEAKING WARM UP:

acartoon-christmas-dancing-santa-mzxrz1) What do you usually eat at Christmas?
b) Who do you normally spend Christmas with?
c) What is the best thing about Christmas in your opinion?
d) Which traditions do you follow at Christmas?
e) What is unique about Christmas in the place where you live?

f) What do you remember about last Christmas?
g) Where would you like to spend Christmas one year

XMAS CAROLS FOR THE CLASSROOM, BE READY TO SING ALONG IN OUR HIGH SCHOOL

  1. LAST CHRISTMAS,

    Listen to this popular Christmas song by Wham from 1984. . Watch the video and listen at to complete the lyrics:

    Chorus

    Last Christmas, I gave you (1) _____ But the very next day, you gave it away . This year, to save me from tears
    I’ll give it to someone special
    (2x)

    Once bitten and twice (2) ___
    I (3) ____________ my distance but tears still catch my eye

    Tell me, baby, do you recognize me?
    It’s been a year; it doesn’t (4) _____________ me

    Happy Christmas–I wrapped it up and (5) ______________ it
    With a note saying, “I love you”; I (6) _______________ it
    Now I know what a fool I’ve been
    But if you (7) ______________ me now, I know you’d fool me again

    Repeat chorus

    A crowded room, friends with tired eyes
    I’m (8) ______________ from you and your soul of  (9)___
    My God, I thought you were someone to (10) ______________ on Me, I guess I was a  (11)_____to (12) ______________ on

    A face on a (13) ____with a fire in his heart
    A man under cover, but you tore me apart Ooh, now I’ve found a real love
    You’ll never fool me again

    Repeat chorus

    A face on a (14) ___ with a fire in his heart
    A man under cover, but you tore him apart Maybe next year I’ll give it to someone
    I’ll give it to someone special, special Someone…someone
    I’ll give it to someone
    I’ll give it to someone special, special

     

    This is Taylor Swift version, maybe you’ve heard , with which you can correct your lyrics: