Kyiv Professional College with Intensified Military and Physical Training
of extracurricular activities in English оn the topic:
Author of Methodical work:
Teacher of English
Topic: extracurricular event to St. Valentine’s Day
-presentation with illustrations, heart-shaped lollipops, a disk with lyric melodies, three rolls of colored toilet paper, quiz text
The course of the event
(The hall is decorated with paper hearts, red and pink balloons, thematic wallpapers and sayings about love.)
Three groups of students take part in the event. A sweet saxophone melody "I Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston is sounding in the hall.
On the screen, there is the inscription:
I. Presenter (the teacher): Good morning, dear friends! Love! Happiness! Beauty! There are not so many days in a year when we pronounce these pleasant words. Today you have an excellent chance to plunge into the atmosphere of love, to find out many interesting things about the origin of the St. Valentine’s Day and its traditions; listen to beautiful romantic poems and take part in some activities.
(The pupil recites the verse "Valentine's Day")
by Jack Prelutsky
It's Valentine's Day. And in the street
There's freezing rain, and slush, and sleet.
The wind is fierce. The skies are gray.
I don't think I'll go out today.
But here inside the weather's warm.
There is no trace of wind or storm.
And you just made the morning shine.
You said you'd be my Valentine.
I Presenter (the teacher):
The English, believe that on February 14, nature turns toward spring and for birds the season of mating games starts. The old English saying goes: "On Valentine's day all birds in the air are connected in pairs.
Many more proverbs are relevant to the day of love. I propose a small contest of proverbs and idioms about love. Can you translate them correctly?
(Competition No. 1 Contest of proverbs. The teacher reads the statement written on the paper heart and then gives it to the pupil who raised his hand and gave the correct answer the first. The owner of the most number of hearts receives a prize. )
I Presenter (the teacher): But who was Saint Valentine and why was this romantic day named after him? There are different legends about the origins of Valentine's Day. Let’s discuss the most famous of them
II Presenter (the pupil): In ancient Rome, Emperor Claudius found out that men did not want to be recruited into his army because they wanted to stay with their wives and children. Therefore, he banned all marriages. For Roman people, it was a big shock… they continued to fall in love and to dream about a happy family. The young priest called Valentine started to marry people secretly. When Claudius II knew about it, he had Valentine bitten to death. Later on, for his bravery and dedication to love, priest Valentine gained the title “Saint”.
III Presenter (the pupil): Another legend said that young priest Valentine helped christians to escape Roman prisons and, and after some time he got arrested too. Valentine had the ability to heal people and he cured the jailer's blind daughter. After she could see perfectly well, young people fell in love. Before his execution Valentine wrote her a farewell letter just, signing: “From your Valentine”. From that very moment on, this phrase gained immortality.
I Presenter (the teacher): As we are talking about lovers, I suggest you listen to a beautiful poem. This is William Shakespeare's sonnet 130(two students read the verse: in English and in Ukrainian)
My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun;
Coral is far more red than her lips' red;
If snow be white, why then her breasts are dun*;
If hairs be wires**, black wires grow on her head.
I have seen roses damasked***, red and white,
But no such roses see I in her cheeks,
And in some perfumes is there more delight
Than in the breath that from my mistress reeks.
I love to hear her speak, yet well I know
That music hath a far more pleasing sound;
I grant I never saw a goddess go -
My mistress when she walks treads on the ground.
And yet, by heaven, I think my love as rare****
As any she belied with false compare.*****
Sonnet 130 by William Shakespeare в оригинале
I Presenter (the teacher): A very nice poem, is not it? The proverb says: «It is not only necessary to love, it is necessary to say so». I invite team members to take part in the competition for the best compliment to a loved one. Now you should name all the sweet words you know.
(Competition No. 2 The participants should approach the girls standing at a certain distance uttering a compliment at every step. The one who comes closest wins.)
II Presenter (the pupil): I want to tell you about the symbols of St. Valentine's Day.
Once upon a time, people believed that love was hidden in the heart. Therefore, in our time, the heart is a symbol of love and Valentine's Day.
Cupid, the Son of Venus, the goddess of love. He can make a man fall in love with a shot of one of his magic arrows.
Red rose. Rose is the favorite flower of Venus, the goddess of love. Red is the color of strong feelings. A red rose is a flower of love.
Doves and lovebirds. Traditionally, they symbolize love. Pigeons do not change a partner all their lives.
In Africa, colorful parrots are called birds. When they meet in pairs, they sit very close together.
II Presenter (the pupil):
Rings. In most countries, people exchange rings during an engagement and a wedding.
In the past times, if a man wanted to marry a woman, he "asked for her hand." The hand became a symbol of love and marriage. Soon gloves also became a symbol of marriage.
Hundreds of years ago, women had lacy handkerchiefs. If a lady liked a man, she dropped her handkerchief, and a man next to her had to raise it and return to the woman. Soon lace became fully associated with a love story.
I Presenter (the teacher): For Valentine's Day, people send a valentine to their beloved. Valentine is a card in the shape of a heart in which the words of love are written. Typically, valentines are not signed. Texts can be quite different: lyrical, sad or funny. I suggest listening to some verses. While we will listen to the poem, I invite some pupils to participate in the contest. You have to change the set of letters in order to get be the word.
(Competition No. 3 Prince Charming. Three pairs of participants are given 3 rolls of colored toilet paper. The boys should "dress" their partners in a paper dress while the melody sounds. Then the beauties should walk along the catwalk. The girl in the best dress and her prince get lollipops.)
(Pupils recite short verses)
III Presenter (the pupil):
Now a few words about the traditions.
Italians consider it their duty to give sweets to their beloved on this day. In Italy, they call it ‘sweet”.
In England, the most popular gifts for Valentine's Day after valentines are candy hearts and soft Teddy bears. The English send love letters even to their animals, especially dogs and horses.
In America, these days, 108 million roses are usually sold, mostly red, and 692 million dollars are spent for candies
IV Presenter (the pupil):
At passionate Frenchmen on Valentine's Day it is customary to give jewelry. The French also have a contest for the longest kiss.
In romantic Denmark people send each other dried white flowers.
In Britain, unmarried girls on February 14 rise before sunrise, stand near the window and look at the passing men. According to the belief, the first man they see will be the one who is stripped.
V. Presenter (the pupil):
In Japan, girls give men chocolate, and men compete, who can shout out a declaration of love louder.
On February 14 all German psychiatric hospitals are decorated with scarlet ribbons, because the Germans consider Valentine to be the patron of the mentally ill.
Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world where this holiday ... is officially banned, and under pain of heavy fines.
I Presenter (the teacher): Let's sum up the results of the competition of anagrams and see who is the winner.
And now a few questions to all our participants. Let's see how carefully you listened to our stories (a short quiz.) For every correct answer, they get a lollipop in the shape of a heart.
Dear friends, it's time to say goodbye. But we have one more little surprise. It's a lovely short poem about love.
Each Day Your Smile Becomes My Morning Star
Каждый день Ваша улыбка становится моей утренней звездой
Each day your smile becomes my morning star.
Як зіронька ясна твоя у сішка сяє
I look at you and then my feelings shine.
Дивлюсь на тебе і душа моя палає
From you I learn far more than words or numbers:
Тебе все більше хочу пізнавати
You’re the book that someday will be mine.
Ти книга ту що хочу прочитати.
You’re the one whose love my love of learning
Ти та , що світ новий мені відкрила
Will one day trace in its ancestral line.
Це завдяки тобі тепер я маю крила!
For all the ways you help me grow towards beauty,
Будь валентиною моєю, я благаю
I ask you please to be my Valentine.
Єдиною на все життя. Я так тебе кохаю!
Thank you very much for participating and up to new meetings. Happy Valentine's Day!
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