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  • Hi everybody, welcome back, my name is Alisha and today we are going to talk about a holiday.

  • Today's holiday is Valentine's Day. Perhaps you are familiar with Valentine's Day. Valentine's

  • Day.

  • The key points about Valentine's Day, it's celebrated on the 14th of February every year.

  • It's a celebration of love and romance or in some cases friendship too. People commonly

  • exchange chocolates or flowers, teddy bears I don't know whatever it is, Jewelry. What

  • are you doing for Valentine's Day this year? Give us a comment and let us know.

  • Okay St. Valentine, St. Valentine, I do not know anything about St. Valentine. It says

  • here, it was a third century saint who was beheaded on February 14th, year 273 in Rome.

  • The history which links the same to modern day Valentine 's Day is sketchy. Umm that

  • would be very interesting if this was actually a holiday which celebrated the beheading of

  • a saint. I wonder how we got from this to chocolates and flowers but who knows. St.

  • Valentine was a saint who was beheaded in Rome. So I don't know what the connection

  • is between his beheading and modern romance. Praying mantis love.

  • The next word is sweethearts. Sweethearts, this actually refers to the candy. There is

  • a candy called sweethearts. They are really, really small. They kind of taste like choc

  • in my mind and there is some kind of romantic or love related message that's written on

  • these candied hearts like you know Be mine or XOXO or I Love You and they are not really

  • good. It's just the sort of thing that you give. At least in America in elementary schools,

  • you are expected well in some cases. In my case I was. Everyone is expected to give a

  • valentine to everybody else in the class so nobody feels left out and so one of the popular

  • candies for kids because it was cheap and it was easy to pass out with these little

  • boxes of these sweet hearts candies so you would give them out to all your friends or

  • to all your classmates. We take a little you know Disney Character card Beauty and the

  • Beast. Okay well, Belle is going to go to this person and Beast is going to go here

  • and this person is going to get Lumiere. In a sentence, I really hate it when I receive

  • sweethearts on Valentine's Day because they taste so bad and I can never get rid of them.

  • The next word, the next thing is chocolate truffles. Uh so chocolate truffles, this is

  • kind of pastry-ish thing, confectionary, that's a better word here that can be filled with

  • like cream, it can be filled with chocolate, it can be filled with I don't even know,

  • all kinds of delicious things. In a sentence, I love chocolate truffles. They are so delicious

  • and it makes me happy to receive them. Truffle shuffle.

  • Cupid. Cupid is the Roman well yeah kind of stolen from the Greeks who turned him into

  • a guy named Cupid. Supposedly the God of desire and love. Let's see, the common image of

  • Cupid is a baby who shoots people with arrows. He is a little angel who shoots people and

  • people that he shoots with the arrows fall in love. Again very strange, very strange,

  • I don't know. In a sentence, let's see Cupid's arrow supposedly have magical powers

  • that can make people fall in love with one another.

  • Next, end. That's the end of Valentine's Day words. Let's try that again. So that's

  • the end of some Valentine's Day vocabulary words. You might see some of these words and

  • some similar words like this around in your country even at this time of the year. So

  • that's what they mean, try them out with some of your friends. That's all for this

  • week and we will see you again next time for more fun stuff. Bye.

Hi everybody, welcome back, my name is Alisha and today we are going to talk about a holiday.

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/07/03
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