What Do Men and Women Really Think About St Valentine’s Day?

Valentine's Day

He said…she said’

Quiz, Infographic & lesson ideas!!

“All is not fair when it comes to love and Valentine’s Day. Our recent study shows that the guys out-plan and outspend girls when it comes to the day of L-O-V-E. And about one third of women still don’t have plans. Our study included 100 US residents, 18+ who are currently in a relationship.”

By Visually

I came across an interesting infographic today and thought it would be nice to use as an English lesson. The first thing that came to mind was to create a quiz based on the statistics about men, women and Valentine’s Day.

1) Have students do the quiz and discuss their results with a partner.

2) Then show students the infographic and divide the students into male/female groups to discuss/debate these differences. They would practise expressing opinion, agreeing and disagreeing.

You may also wish to be more inclusive regardless of gender and keep it as a whole class discussion. You can decide what works best for your students.

The results may be surprising or maybe not, but the quiz and infographic can certainly get students thinking and talking. The conclusion of the survey is that men are more romantic about Valentine’s day then women are. This may well be because women are generally more romantic all year round and think that the little things count more than grand gestures….or maybe not;)

What your students think may depend on their ages and cultures. This infographic is based on American statistics.

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He Said. She Said. Valentine

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3) Ask students what kinds of Valentine messages they prefer. They must choose from the examples on the infographic or else make one up.

Romantic, thoughtful, personal, or funny…..

4) Tell them to write the perfect Valentine message and create a mini two-minute valentine video using the animoto video tool if you have access to technology.

5) Display the videos on class You Tube channel, blog, class facebook group etc..

If you don’t have access to technology, collect the messages on small bits of paper, put them all into a box and get students to pick out random slips of paper. Then they have to guess who wrote it and go around the class and mingle in a kind of

‘Find someone who’…exercise.

5) Finally students check out who chose the same types of messages and vote for the most meaningful, funniest etc.

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Here’s a one liner to get your students to practise the art of questioning:

“If love is the answer, could you rephrase the question?”
-Lily Tomlin

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Lastly a quote:

Nice for bashful students:)

““You can’t stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.“
― Winnie the Pooh


is an online English teacher, writer and blogger who facilitates professional development online. She uses brain-friendly techniques to help students and teachers around the world. She designs educational materials, develops courses, writes resource papers and publishes ebooks. Her work is the result of much research into the psychology of learning, as well as hands-on experience with multi-media technology.

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