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Will You Be My Valentine?

Will You Be My Valentine? English, baby! Video Lesson

Date: Feb 08 2008

Themes: Holidays, Romance

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Around the middle of February, you might notice a lot of people wearing pink and red. Some of them will be holding hands and smiling, others weeping in a corner. What’s going on?

You almost forgot! Valentine’s Day is around the corner. February 14th is a holiday that became popular in the middle ages when courtly romance was big. It’s a good time to write a love poem or do something special for the person you’re with or want to be with. But that can be a lot of pressure. Amanda and Devan are a little worried about Valentine’s Day, but luckily, they’ve got each other.

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Amanda

Amanda

Devan

Devan

Amanda:  Hi.

Devan:  Hey.

Amanda:  I just looked at the calendar…not cool. Do you know what’s coming up?

Devan:  Um…your birthday?

Amanda:  No. I’d be excited if it were my birthday.

Devan:  Oh, Valentine’s Day.

Amanda:  Yeah. I’m a romantic and everything, but I just think it’s a ridiculous holiday.

Devan:  Isn’t it? Unless you’re in a relationship it’s just such a letdown.

Amanda:  Absolutely…

Devan:  It’s the most depressing holiday. Sadder than being alone on Christmas.

Amanda:  I completely agree. It pretty much reminds everyone that’s single or has just broken out of a relationship that they are lonely and they have nothing to be happy about. And the pressure that it puts on couples. For no reason on one day…what to buy your boyfriend or girlfriend, just ‘cause?

Devan:  Yeah, it’s pretty much a big slap to the face for anybody who’s not in a happy relationship.

Amanda:  Such a Hallmark holiday, but, you know, I did try to get in the mood and I did bake you some Valentine’s cookies.

Devan:  Oh…

Amanda:  Will you be my Valentine?

Devan:  I’ll be your Valentine. Will you be my Valentine?

Amanda:  Absolutely.

Devan:  Thank you. Cheers.

 

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Discussion

Amanda seems strangely serious. She says there’s an important day coming and Devan guesses that it’s her birthday. Amanda says that she’d be excited if it were her birthday. Then Devan remembers…Valentine’s Day.

Since both Amanda and Devan like someone who doesn’t appear to like either of them back, they agree that it’s probably going to be a crumby Valentine’s Day.

But even if they both had boyfriends, Valentine’s Day wouldn’t be any easier. There’s the pressure to do something special and buy a gift. Amanda points out that Valentine’s Day is very commercial nowadays.

But, rather than just feel sorry for herself, Amanda made some cookies and asks Devan if she’ll be her Valentine. Normally your lover is your Valentine. But if you don’t have a lover, a friend will do to keep you company. Of course Devan says yes, and it starts to look like maybe Valentine’s Day won’t be so bad after all.

Hey! Didn’t you hear? Ebaby! Has a special love story for Valentine’s Day!

 

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Rashida567

Rashida567

United Arab Emirates

Im not celebrate this day
and I think if ur lover(boyfriend,husband) realy love u, he can makes every day special like Valentine’s
true love doesnt need such a holiday in one day

08:36 PM Jan 13 2013 |

Suharmini

Indonesia

I’m not interesting to celebrate valentine day’s,,  everyday is not different for me, we have to thanksgiving for everything in our living. 

05:18 PM Dec 14 2012 |

xesman

Singapore

Valentine ?! Come on.. what is the point of celebrating valentine’s day with your love ones only during on such special occasion? If you truly love someone, dont wait till valetine to show your love. Make everyday special for him/her!


In a nut shell, valentine’s day is total rubbish. Serve no good purpose.


 

08:17 AM Jul 21 2012 |

Surik7

Surik7

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

i think valentine is just a symbol…. to show your love!!!and of course the time when love is disappearing exsisting of these kinda things is better than …not existing!!!!

10:58 AM Jun 30 2012 |

norouzi

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

no , i cant.

04:54 AM Jun 30 2012 |

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MrHiram

MrHiram

Turkey

This is a day that is celebrated as a responsibility. I am totally against this.

06:29 PM Jun 17 2012 |

Rockyy01

Rockyy01

Pakistan

If everyday is a Valentine’s day for me…
Even then it won’t be enough to express whole of my love…
So you can imagine how short only one day would be…

04:35 AM May 11 2012 |

amjs

amjs

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Valentine takes no meaning where i live so i wanna go out with girls specially with my own gf but…... ISLAM

05:41 PM Sep 19 2011 |

okezsoke

okezsoke

Hungary

Valentine day is a nice day no matter what rebellious wooden jaws people say. I disagree with Amanda. Valentine day not only for couples, nay! Traditionally people collected the nameless letters which adressed for whom they are crush on. It s exciting to wait whether I get a letter. In summary, valentine is more about for those people who not dare to take on the feelings.

11:35 AM Jun 24 2011 |

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isabel139

isabel139

Peru

I agree it’s a commercial day… Usually I go to have the dinner in the restaurant and then… Tongue out

09:01 PM May 22 2011 |

emoryel

emoryel

Turkey

I think the valentine day is not necessary day for real lovers.

06:52 PM Feb 07 2011 |

tiger_bagira

Greece

NICE

11:29 AM Nov 14 2010 |

abu_shehab

abu_shehab

Israel

wow happy valentine s'day i wish if i had at her place

03:29 AM Sep 01 2010 |

finooszilly

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

valentine az one day like every day for me, it is exiting for someone have love

03:08 PM Jul 29 2010 |

junebell

Russian Federation

I don't like Valentine 's Day either because I am single and without a boyfriend so I nobody to celebrate this holiday with because all my friends are with their mates and I'm feeling lonely and depressed that day

07:16 AM Jul 08 2010 |

Naomi Mwakalile

Tanzania, United Republic Of

Yeah that's very good

 

09:00 PM Jun 05 2010 |

Sibeless

Sibeless

Mexico

 yea that is true Y.Y

04:29 PM May 27 2010 |

nawal mostefaoui

Algeria

yes this my real dream believe me

09:36 PM Apr 29 2010 |

raj saini

raj saini

India

hellooo

06:38 AM Apr 27 2010 |

mossavi

mossavi

Afghanistan

it is cool  celebrate this day and give a happeines to somebody..

06:42 PM Apr 04 2010 |

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