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“Love Love is the emotion of strong affection and personal attachment. In philosophical context, love is a virtue representing all of human kindness, compassion, and affection. In some religious contexts, love is not just a virtue, but the basis for all being, as in the Roman Catholic phrase, "God is love"[. Love may also be described as actions towards others (or oneself) based on compassion. Or as actions towards others based on affection. The word love can refer to a variety of different feelings, states, and attitudes, ranging from generic pleasure ("I loved that meal") to intense interpersonal attraction ("I love my partner"). "Love" can also refer specifically to the passionate desire and intimacy of romantic love, to sexual love, to the emotional closeness of familiar love, or to the platonic love that defines friendship... This diversity of uses and meanings, combined with the complexity of the feelings involved, makes love unusually difficult to consistently define, even compared to other emotional states.� Source:Wikipedia.

Words to speak about love... To be smitten with somebody: somebody: to be deeply affected by your love for somebody To fall for somebody: somebody: to fall in love with somebody It was love at first sight: sight: two people fell in love with each other as soon as they met To take take the plunge: plunge: to get engaged/married I can hear wedding bells: bells: I suspect that they are going to get married soon Love, love, love 1


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Terms of endearment: names people in love give each other or call each other: Darling Sweetheart love Pet Babe/ abe/baby Honey bunny

Break Break up - finishing a relationship Vocabulary: They are having a domestic (informal): (informal): they are having an argument They have blazing rows: rows: they have very serious, often noisy arguments (S)he (S)he is playing away from home: home: (s)he is having an affair To break up with somebody: somebody: to finish a relationship with somebody To split up: up: to break up To dump somebody: somebody: to finish a relationship with somebody without much thought for the other person BreakBreak-up lines: lines: (fixed) expressions, often sweet or apologetic, used to tell a partner, girlfriend or boyfriend that the relationship is finished or is going to finish: “We need to talk” talk” “I just need some space” space” “It's not you, it's me” me” “I hope that we can always be friends” friends” “This is hurting me more than it is hurting you” you” “It's not enough that we love each other” other” “It simply wasn't meant to be” be”

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More words, Watch these videos.... - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RudHRLUpKlQ

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gojUQVOkagw&playnext=1&list=PL40CC3FD5FE42551D

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Now, let’s try to solve this quiz.... http://www.learnenglishfeelgood.com/vocabulary/lefg1_vocabulary23.html

1. I asked her out, but she turned me ________ (she said "no"). down out in 2. A ________ is something that one uses in bars as a way to start talking to someone. pick me up line pick up line pick up truck 3. He thinks she is attractive = He's got the ________ for her. hots desire attraction 4. A person who likes to flirt is called a ________. flirtation filtrator flirt 5. You see that cute girl over there? I've been trying to________ all night, but she still hasn't noticed me. catch her eyes catch her eye catch her view 6. I just broke up with my girlfriend - I don't plan to start ________ again right away. going seeing dating 7. I have a ________ on my teacher (I secretly like my teacher). crush crash crunch

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8. She's the kind of girl who will not ________ on the first date. make out make in make on 9. It wasn't a long-term relationship, it was only a ________ (a fun, short-term relationship). flight fling fleeting 10. Of course he likes you, he was blatantly __________ on you last night at the party! . knocking playing hitting

Listen and fill in the gaps: a) Love: ove http://www.listenaminute.com/l/love.html b) Love at first sight: sight: http://www.listenaminute.com/l/love_at_first_sight.html

a) Love ________________ important thing in the world. We all need to love and be loved. Love ________________ makes us one big happy family. It is perhaps the most powerful ________________. It is certainly the one that makes us happiest. Falling in love has to be the ________________. It is also the one that makes us saddest. When ________________ we love it can take forever to get over. Sometimes we never get over it. You can fall in love ________________. We use the expression “fall in love at first sight” for this. We can also be “________________ in love,” which is a strange expression. We don’t just love each other. We can love cars, chocolate, holidays, ________________ … anything. And, of course, you can also love studying English.

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b) Love is ________________, but is it possible to fall in love with someone at first sight? Many people say they have done this. ________________ possible? Surely it takes a time to get to know someone and then fall in love. I think falling in love at first ________________. You don’t really know the person. Maybe after you’ve ________________ around them you’ll find lots of faults in them and suddenly be disappointed. Then you’ll have to ________________. Anyway, is it really love at first sight or is it love at first conversation? And ________________ person doesn’t fall in love with you at first sight? This could be a bit painful. It could also be embarrassing. ________________ the traditional way of falling in love ________________.

Who was Saint Valentine, the Patron Saint of lovers? Click HERE, HERE, read the text and answer the questions. http://www.isabelperez.com/St.ValentineReading.htm

(you can also do it below)

St. Valentine's Story Let me introduce myself. My name is Valentine. I lived in Rome during the third century. That was long, long ago! At that time, Rome was ruled by an emperor named Claudius. I didn't like Emperor Claudius, and I wasn't the only one! A lot of people shared my feelings. Claudius wanted to have a big army. He expected men to volunteer to join. Many men just did not want to fight in wars. They did not want to leave their wives and families. As you might have guessed, not many men signed up. This made Claudius furious. So what happened? He had a crazy idea. He Love, love, love 6


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thought that if men were not married, they would not mind joining the army. So Claudius decided not to allow any more marriages. Young people thought his new law was cruel. I thought it was preposterous! I certainly wasn't going to support that law! Did I mention that I was a priest? One of my favorite activities was to marry couples. Even after Emperor Claudius passed his law, I kept on performing marriage ceremonies -- secretly, of course. It was really quite exciting. Imagine a small candlelit room with only the bride and groom and myself. We would whisper the words of the ceremony, listening all the while for the steps of soldiers. One night, we did hear footsteps. It was scary! Thank goodness the couple I was marrying escaped in time. I was caught. (Not quite as light on my feet as I used to be, I guess.) I was thrown in jail and told that my punishment was death. I tried to stay cheerful. And do you know what? Wonderful things happened. Many young people came to the jail to visit me. They threw flowers and notes up to my window. They wanted me to know that they, too, believed in love. One of these young people was the daughter of the prison guard. Her father allowed her to visit me in the cell. Sometimes we would sit and talk for hours. She helped me to keep my spirits up. She agreed that I did the right thing by ignoring the Emperor and going ahead with the secret marriages. On the day I was to die, I left my friend a little note thanking her for her friendship and loyalty. I signed it, "Love from your Valentine." I believe that note started the custom of exchanging love messages on Valentine's Day. It was written on the day I died, February 14, 269 A.D. Now, every year on this day, people remember. But most importantly, they think about love and friendship. And when they think of Emperor Claudius, they remember how he tried to stand in the way of love, and they laugh -because they know that love can't be beaten! .- Read the text and say if the following statements are True or False: 1. Many people liked Emperor Claudius but St. Valentine didn’t. 2. Soldiers weren’t allowed to get married. 3. Claudius forbade people to get married because then men didn’t want to go to the army.

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.- Read the text again and answer to the following questions according to the text: 1. When and where did St Valentine live? 2. Who was the emperor at that time? 3. Did St. Valentine like him? 4. What did St. Valentine do? What was his job? 5. Why didn’t Claudius like men to get married? 6. Why was St Valentine caught and put into prison? 7. What was the punishment that the Emperor ordered for him? 8. Who visited him when he was in jail? 9. When did St Valentine write a note? 10. Who did he write the note to? 11. Why did he write it? 12. When did St Valentine die? 13.Why is St Valentine a symbol of Love? .- Match the following words from the text (left column)with a synonym or a definition in the right column: Share

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Scary

Happy and joyful

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Take a particular attitude

Cheerful

Frightening

*Jail – prison

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And, finally, go to your “Storybird” assignment”and create a love story. Before showing it to us, you will have to summarize it orally in front of the class.

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Unit (English) about love

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Unit (English) about love

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