English Lesson & Mp3 Audio: Love & Romance Idioms for Valentines Day

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They are crazy about each other

They are crazy about each other

 

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Introduction

Jack and Diane met on Valentine’s Day, 2012 when they went on a blind date. They hit it off right away. Some people said it was love at first sight. That night, they spent several hours chatting, laughing and making eyes at each other. They dated several times after that, and even went on a double date with Jack’s friends Brad and Angelina.

Diane was crazy about Jack, and soon he was head over heels for her. In April, Diane told me that Jack stole her heart, and Jack also realized that she was the one.

Jack popped the question to Diane one warm April afternoon in Central Park. She said yes, so they got engaged. In May, they got hitched in Las Vegas. Their close friends, Brad and Angelina, were with them when they tied the knot.  Everyone knew that they were made for each other.

Dialog – talking about Jen’s love life

  • Jen: I went on a horrible blind date last night.
  • Jack: How bad was it?
  • Jen: Really bad. It was definitely not love at first sight. In fact, the guy is still head over heels for his last girlfriend, and he could not stop talking about her. It was so annoying.
  • Jack: So I guess he’s not the one for you?
  • Jen: Nope. Hey, do you have any friends I might hit if off with?

Idioms

go on a blind date – when two people go on a blind date, they meet each other for the first time during that date.

hit it off with [someone] – when you hit it off with someone, you get along well them from the beginning.

love at first sight -when you fall in love the first time you meet someone, you experience love at first sight.

make eyes at [someone] -when you make eyes at someone, you look at them in a romantic way.

double date -when two couples go on a date to the same place at the same time, it is a double date. You can have a double date or go on a double date.

be crazy about [someone] – when you are crazy about someone, you like them very much.

head over heels for [someone] -when you are head over heels for someone, you are completely in love with them.

be the one -when you say [someone] is the one, it means that [someone] is the only one person you want to marry.

steal [someone’s] heart -when you steal someone’s heart, you cause them to fall in love with you.

pop the question (to someone)  -when you pop the question, you propose marriage to them.

get /become engaged - when you get or become engaged, you make a promise to marry each other.

get hitched - when you get hitched, it means you get married.

tie the knot – when you tie the knot, it means you get married.

be made for each other -when two people are made for each other, it means they are a perfect combination /a perfect couple

How do people in your country celebrate Valentines Day? Leave a comment here and let me know!



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  • Danniella

    In my country couples usually go to a restaurant, buy gifts and chocolates to each other, have a special moment and so on. The interesting thing is that in Brazil, we celebrate this date in June, 12th. Tomorrow will be a usual day for us.

    • http://blog.myhappyenglish.com Michael

      Oh, so the same tradition but in June…very interesting. Thanks for sharing :)

  • http://English Akram barzani

    Hi how can I learn English

    • http://blog.myhappyenglish.com Michael

      Try to listen, speak, read, and write something every day

  • Chaya

    Oh….I wish you had posted this yesterday so I could give it to my advanced class last night!! Never mind….I’ll give it to them anyway next Monday….better late than never!

  • http://javiervallestero.blogspot.com.es Francisco Javier

    Here in Spain we have the usual: flowers, chocolates, candlelight dinners…

    Much as I share the sentiment, I must say Valentine’s Day is all about spending money. If you love somebody, you should care about that partner throught the year, not just today!

  • http://javiervallestero.blogspot.com.es Francisco Javier

    I meant throughout the year.

  • http://multimediaenglishcluc.wordpress.com Amr Wady

    First of all, I’d like to thank for this wonderful lesson on Valentine’s Day.

    Secondly, in Egypt, we celebrate Valentine’s Day by sending e-cards to our lovers and buying flowers as well.

    Happy Valentine’s Day,

    Amr

    From Egypt.

    • http://blog.myhappyenglish.com Michael

      Thanks Amr. I appreciate that :)

  • shalaw

    dear….in my country have not valentines day but have lots of couples by hide couse my our country muslim anyway i have one i love her so so much today i gave him a rose whats ur thinking my dear

    • http://blog.myhappyenglish.com Michael

      Thanks for sharing. I guess roses are romantic everywhere in the world :)

  • http://facebook asma

    i didnt celebrate its not in our religion but there is a Pupil gave me choclt

    • http://blog.myhappyenglish.com Michael

      Chocolate is a nice gift! What a lucky teacher you are!

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  • Bhaskar

    Awesome lesson. Thank you, Michael.

    • http://blog.myhappyenglish.com Michael

      Thanks so much!