To provide gist and detailed reading practice using a text about Valentine's day in the context of the amount of money spent during this holiday and personal experiences
To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of past experiences or ideas related to the presented article
Procedure (24-45 minutes)
Show a few pictures and images of Valentine's day gifts and holiday decorations to have students guess about what the article will be about.
Present questions to the students about their personal experience during the holiday this year or a previous year.
Form a general idea of the subject of the article.
Share what they've learned about the details provided in the article.
Take note of lexis that is new to Ss, try to identify the meaning with the provided article.
Share with classmates in pairs which words they've identified and help each other with words they don't know. If there are none, have them discuss their opinions on the statistics of the amount of money spent during the holiday.