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I discovered the song 'My Valentine' by Paul McCartney this week and thought it would be perfect for a Valentine's day lesson. The song is so romantic ♥ My lesson ended up being rather funny and very lively, I hope your students will enjoy it as much as mine did :-)
Talking about Valentine's day, using sign language to learn vocabulary, listening practice and fill the blanks exercise.
Warm up questions:
1. What do you know about Valentine's day?
2. Which shape symbolises Valentine's day?
3. What are common gifts that people give on Valentine's day?
4. Does your country celebrate Valentine's day?
5. What does 'My Valentine' mean?
6. What's the most romantic song that you know?
7. What is sign language?
8. How do you think you sign the word Valentine in sign language?
|My Valentine - Paul McCartney|
Tell students that you are going to show them a You Tube video of a song by Paul McCartney called 'My Valentine'. Tell them that you will play the first 0.48 seconds without sound. They need to try to understand the words of the song from the sign language. Ask them to share their ideas (I guarantee it will be funny), play the first 0.48 seconds again without sound and see if they can write down words/expressions/sentences, again spend time listening to their creative ideas.
Show the students the lyrics of the first verse of the song and play the first 0.48 seconds again with sound. Compare the real words with their ideas, 10 points for each word they guessed correctly:
What if it rained?
We didn't care
She said that someday soon
the sun was gonna shine.
And she was right,
this love of mine,
Then play the rest of the video, get each student to remember what the 'sign' is for their word. Afterwards, get the students to act out their word in sign language:
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