Friday, August 08, 2008

Valentine's Day - Activities

Valentine's Day brings to mind presents, chocolate, flowers, cards, but most of all love. Even small children enjoy this yummy holiday! No exception for teenage students.
Some have just started their first relationship. Why not take advantage of this situation and ask them to surprise their loved ones? And how, you ask me ?? Well, here is the challenge: write a poem to your loved one (or you imaginary loved if it's the case!. I must confess this was absolutely daring, but ... I like challenges!

Well, well, well !!! I've got poets in my classes!!!!

If I..
…could have just one wish,
I wish I woke up every day
to the sound of your breath on my neck,
the warmth of your lips on my cheek,
the touch of your fingers on my skin,
and the sound of your heart beating with mine...
Knowing that I could never find that feeling
with anyone else than you.
(Mafalda Mota, 9º 6ª)

You are the sun shining in the sky
The reason I am alive
For you I will give my life
So as not to see you cry!
(Celso and Luís, 9º 2ª)

Once upon a time love was born
Sometimes we burn inside
And it flows away and eventually we find
It is hard to take it out from our heart
Sometimes everything seems to be amazing
The one we love is perfect
But then all the feelings run away
Without warning
Even though my broke my heart
I'm still in love with you!
(Ruth, 9º 2ª)

These are only a few examples!


Marco André said...

Poemas de amor em inglês, um bom motivo para se aprender a lingua, mas pena que sejam tão poucos.
Quem sabe se ao invés de poemas os alunos fossem induzidos a lembrar ditados relacionados ao amor a aos namorados eles não iriam se interessar mais? A verdade é que ainda que simples a ideia atingiu seu objetivo e eles conseguiram criar e escrever em outra lingua.

Isa said...

Obrigada pelos comentários!