Оформление: Столики образуют полукруг, на каждом из них свеча и маленькие букетики цветов. На стенах репродукции живописных женских портретов кисти известных художников. Оформление не должно быть громоздким – главное, чтобы в зале царила располагающая к размышлениям атмосфера.
Dear Friends! Ladies and Gentlemen, Children and Grown-ups!
You are welcome to our party, dedicated to St. Valentine’s Day, which is always held on February 14th and brings us happiness and good luck. St. Valentine is one of the popular holidays in Europe and America. It is the day, when boys and girls, sweethearts and lovers, husbands and wives, friends and neighbours, and even the office staff, exchange greetings of affection, undying love, or satirical comment.
St. Valentine’s Day, February 14, has been a day customary for choosing sweethearts, and exchanging love-tokens from time immemorial.
The method of choosing sweethearts on St. Valentine’s Day varied in different times and places. It could be a serious matter, leading to marriage; or it could be a kind of game. Countless generations of young people have acknowledged St. Valentine as the friend and patron of lovers.
So we also wish you a Happy Valentine’s Day! We ask all the participants to take their places! (звучит музыка и девушки выходят)
Let me introduce them: Miss Sveta, Miss Fatima, . . . (Each girl introduces herself.)
And this is our honourable jury! Applause, please!
Well, let’s start our contest for the Best Valentine of 1999.
1. What is the first name for Valentine’s Day? (Lupercalia. The Romans called it so.)
2. Who named her palace “The Valentine” and when? (A French princess, Madame Royall in 17th century.)
3. Who wrote the Valentine poems on the wall of the Tower of London? (A French Duke was captured by the English in a battle and put into prison. He was put in the Tower of London. There he wrote Valentine poems. It was Charles, Duke of Orleans.)
4. Do you know anything about the legend(s) of how St. Valentine’s Day began? Tell us, please.
(When the Roman emperor Claudius II needed soldiers, he made a law against marrying, because he felt that marriage made men want to stay at home instead of fighting wars.
Now, a kindly priest named Valentine, seeing the love of young couples, married some secretly. But he was exposed and condemned to death.
Even in prison, Valentine showed his love for everyone. His jailer had a young daughter who was blind. And by a miracle, Valentine restored her sight. Just before his death, on February 14th, he sent her a farewell message signed “From your Valentine.”)
There are many other legends about how Valentine’s Day started, and no one knows for sure whether any of them are true.
Well, the first contest is over. While our jury are summing up the results, the girls may have a rest. Assistants must bring divided hearts into the studio. They will give them to the participants. The task is to find and match words with similar meanings. The quickest team may give its credit to any of the girls.
A part of your body chocolates
A heart-shaped card lace
A man who cared for people arrow
A boy who shoots arrows bouquet
A kind of flower smile
A bunch of flowers rose
A friendly look Cupid
Used with a bow St. Valentine
A fancy material valentine
A kind of candy heart
Now we’ll see how well you know Valentine symbols.
1. What do rice and ting mean on the Valentine’s Day? (Wedding)
2. What is to get a red mitten on Valentine’s Day? (It means that his/her girl/boy doesn’t like him/her.)
3. What is Cupid with his bow and arrow? (It is a symbol of love.)
4. What is lace on a Valentine’s Card? (It means you have caught my heart in a net.)
5. What was the name of the first English actress who began to make and sell the first Valentines in England? (Kate Greenaway in the 18th century.)
6. What is the ribbon on a Valentine Card? (It means you are tied up, you are my girl.)
7. Can you say anything about the magic, which was tried on Valentine’s Eve?
(One young lady pinned four bay leaves to the corners of her pillow and one in the middle. Then she dreamed of her sweetheart. She thought that meant she would be married to him soon.)
(St. Valentine’s Day came to be celebrated in most of the countries of Europe. Sicily is an island south of Italy. There a young girl would stand at her window for half an hour before sunrise. If no one went by, she believed that year she would not marry. If she saw a man pass, she thought she would marry him or someone who looked like him.)
(In Germany girls try another way of learning whom they would marry. They planted onions on St. Valentine’s Day. Each girl tagged several dry onions in a corner near the fireplace. She thought she would marry the man whose onion sprouted first.)
We are beginning our grammar competition! Assistants, bring the cards, please! Each girl will get a special card written on Valentine’s Day. Your task is to read the card carefully and find any mistakes there.
Time – 2 minutes.
I hope that Falentine’s Dai shall bring you lots ov fun! I thinks you’re extra-specially nice. And so does everione!
Best wesh, John.
Contest 4 (Musical)
Listen to the music and say who is singing, name the author of the song.
Each girl had a special home task: to prepare a Valentine Card showing her artistic skills. Assistants bring the girls’ cards into the studio.
Carmen N. Chavchavadse
John Lennon Juliet
Rat Buttler Isolda
Sophia Loren Carlo Ponti
Tristan Scarlet O’Hara
Griboedov Don Hose
And now we’ll see how good you are at literature and art. You must match the famous couples. Time – 2 minutes.
Our last task is to make up as many words as possible using the letters in the words: “Saint Valentine’s Day.”
Girls stand up. Listen to the results, please.
We love you! Feel sure that our affection will give you happiness, love and mutual understanding in the future.
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