Love is still in the air, and I’ve come up with more ideas to choose from. In honor of Valentine’s Day, I decided to create a tutorial on terms of endearment. Students can increase their familiarity with variations and reinforce their understanding of usage by taking an interactive quiz. For those with enough time in class to give some practice with these kinds of words, I created a Love Lines_handout.
Other fun tasks to increase familiarity with terms of endearment in English:
Name that tune (or the artist). You or the students can collect excerpts of popular lyrics and challenge the class to name the song title and/or the artist. Some suggestions:
- “My loneliness is killing me. I must confess I still believe…” Answer: Hit Me Baby One More Time by Britney Spears Other possible songs:
- “All my loving I will send to you. All my loving, darling, I’ll be true…” Answer: All My Loving by the Beatles.
- “Baby, you light up my world like no one else. The way you flip your hair gets me overwhelmed.” Answer: What Makes You Beautiful by One Direction.
Lost in Translation? Have students meet in small groups to discuss equivalents of terms of endearment in their native languages. What are common categories for such terms? Foods? Animals? Is social etiquette the same for using such words?
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