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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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Dialog

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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!

 

Comments

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slimo

Morocco

I thing that love in one day is not good we must love each other every day so as to become best people in the world

05:40 PM Mar 31 2010 |

the_tiger_king_no1

Egypt

hello guys . People celebrate love in one day every year . but we must feel love with people we love them everyday . we have makes all our live celebrate love with those people we love them

01:59 PM Mar 22 2010 |

almkzoy

Sudan

iam almkzoy looking  for girlfirend

 

08:13 PM Mar 10 2010 |

almkzoy

Sudan

hi evreybody

 

08:09 PM Mar 10 2010 |

mr hopeless

Yemen

yes i will be your valentine

07:14 PM Mar 03 2010 |

lucy958

lucy958

Italy

hello

02:55 PM Feb 19 2010 |

nastya05

Russian Federation

Valentine DAy passed but this year valentine day was boring

My friends and me forgot about itLaughing

01:37 PM Feb 19 2010 |

beluz

beluz

Argentina

yeaaah me too!

i hate that date i hate it!!!!!

08:47 PM Feb 09 2010 |

argelia Reynaga

Mexico

yes i hate valentine's day because of i never get a boyfriend in those days:@

11:39 PM Feb 01 2010 |

salinger

Tunisia

i dont like valentine day,it's boring day because you have to do special things,romantic behaviours and times.i feel on the pressure,i love my boyfriend everyday not just in valentine day,i think valentine day instigate consumerism…

10:52 AM Jan 29 2010 |

pink- rose

United Arab Emirates

Valantine day  is only exciting for those who have a happy relationships . I think it just such a day ,it should not be an important day ! because you have to love every single moment and show this love to the one who deserves your love and your appreciations. Love is not only for one day and is not only to remind us that we have to do love for someone ,You don`t know maybe you lose someone for ever and your  regretfulness will kill you !!

07:58 AM Jan 18 2010 |

dinhquyen87@yahoo.com

Viet Nam

hj, everybody

Greats lesson, thank so much

Im Quyen, 22/m

During 4 year at my school, V's Day is normal day, at that day, i just stay at home, in font of TV or in the bed feel comfotable with a good book, but this year, V's Day is really important to me, i have girlfriend, and i will not feel cold that day, i will take her hand and travel around city, I do not know that is love or not, but i feel great! know her just 2 month but we love a lot to each other, her make me feel better than before and that's great time. she bring to me a lot of things, about love, about real life, everything, and i also told her, i love her so much, thanks you

09:39 AM Nov 27 2009 |

pandorabottle

Taiwan

Moreover, I think  if people who don't have lover on Valentine's day, they still can go to accompany with thier friends or other family members.

Love is not the only important thing in life.

A long constant relationship, such as  friendship  ,is more important than others when you are alone.

06:13 AM Nov 25 2009 |

pandorabottle

Taiwan

Valentine's day is just after my birthday…

I think Valentine's day is the day that people easily feel lonely and wanna date with someone else or accompanied by others.

Either Romantic or Lonely day.

 

04:03 AM Nov 24 2009 |

XIONGYAN

China

Valentine"s Day,maybe beautiful.maybe sad!!

09:54 AM Nov 17 2009 |

jade_cool

China

Valentine"s day.. i think it is a important day with boys or girls in the love.because in that day.boys or girls can get  their loving things from their lovers. that day was a lovely day..i think!!!! through i haven.but i fell happy yet..

 

07:38 AM Nov 13 2009 |

mickee85

mickee85

Philippines

Valentine's day is a hearts day, not only for girlfriend/boyfriend relationship but also for friends and family. But being in a serious relationship is much better, coz you could feel the real spirit of valentine. It is perfect to be with your other half. I haven't feel that yet though, poor me. But that's okay, I can wait for the right man at the right timeLaughing Maybe God is just busy making my love story. LOL!

02:28 PM Oct 23 2009 |

nourhan teen girl

Egypt

i guss valentine day isnot only depand on boyfriend or girlfrind maybe you give gfit for friend or some one from your family is very close to you

06:20 AM Oct 16 2009 |

M-zetec

M-zetec

Georgia

Only  one  dey….............................

 

08:22 AM Oct 14 2009 |

M-zetec

M-zetec

Georgia

Only  one  dey….............................

 

08:21 AM Oct 14 2009 |

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