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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CHINESE NEW YEAR: the year of the monkey 恭喜发财!

 

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The personality of the Monkey:

People born in the Year of the Monkey are characterised as lively, quick-witted, curious, innovative and mischievous, but it is also believed to be one of the most unlucky years in the Chinese calendar.

The general image of people in this zodiac sign is of always being smart, clever and intelligent, especially in their career and wealth.

In addition, their gentleness and honesty bring them an everlasting love life. Although they were born with enviable skills, they still have several shortcomings, such as an impetuous temper and a tendency to look down upon others.

  • Strengths: sociable, innovative, enthusiastic, self-assured 
  • Weaknesses: suspicious, cunning, selfish, arrogant, jealous
  • Lucky Signs for the Monkey

    • Lucky numbers: 1, 7, 8
    • Lucky colours: white, gold, blue
    • Lucky flowers: chrysanthemum, alliums
    • Lucky directions: north, northwest, west

    Famous people born under the monkey sign

    Julius Caesar, Leonardo da Vinci, Charles Dickens, Lord Byron, Elizabeth Taylor, Diana Ross, Michael Douglas, Alice Walker, Celine Dion, Tom Hanks, Will Smith, Halle Berry, Christina Aguilera, Daniel Craig, Mick Jagger, Bette Davis, Gisele Bundchen, Christina Ricci, Demi Lovato, Miley Cyrus, Nick Jonas, Selena Gomez.

WHICH ANIMAL ARE YOU?

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/12144891/chinese-new-year-2016-year-of-the-monkey.html

chinese year in numbers: