Valentine´s day vocabulary
When was the last time you went out on a date? Did you tell anyone about it? Talking about dates and love in general is always a fun topic of conversation. So, just to help you, we’re going to teach you some great Valentine´s day vocabulary. This will include 5 really great expressions that you can use immediately when you talk to friends… or lovers!
[see below for the video script]
Valentine´s day vocabulary
- First, you’re going to watch a conversation with Charlotte and Jimmy. They’re telling each other about people they were in love with. So, first I want you to watch the conversation.
- Then I’m going to show you expressions that are really useful.
- Finally, you can go to our blog to try a little exercise to see how much you can remember.
Remember, for the first time, you should listen from start to finish without stopping and try to understand as much as possible. And as you’re doing that, I want you to answer one simple question: What do both speakers say about the people they went out with? Were they perfect or terrible?
NOW WATCH THE CONVERSATION!
OK, did you enjoy the conversation? So, what did the two speakers say about the people they went out with? Well, the truth is they both thought they were terrible, and not worth going out with at all.
Right, so, let’s look at some expressions now.
1 To fall in love
“I fell completely and madly in love with him,” Charlotte said. If you fall in love with someone, you start to love them very much, and often very quickly, OK?
2 Have nothing in common
Charlotte said, “We had nothing in common.” If you have nothing in common, you have no similar interests, you like completely different things. Some people might think that’s good in a relationship, but in this case, Charlotte didn’t think it was good.
3 Not work out
Jimmy said, “Sometimes, things just don’t work out.” If things don’t work out, they aren’t successful. They aren’t good in the end. Did it work out? No, it didn’t work out in the end. It wasn’t successful, OK?
4 Have a crush on someone
Jimmy said, “I had this crush on a girl.” If you have a crush on someone, you really like them, you love them a bit, you really like them in all sorts of ways. OK?
5 To hit it off
Jimmy said, “We hit it off.” If you hit it off, you start to have a good relationship; things go well in the relationship. You become friends, you hit it off. Did it go well? Yeah, we hit it off, means we had a good relationship. We were talking well, we were listening to each other, it was good. OK?
Now it’s time to try our little exercises!
Complete the sentences with the correct words. [answers below]
- If you have no similar interests with someone, you have nothing in _______ with them.
- If you start to have a good relationship, and things go well, you really _______ it off.
- If you really like someone and you love them a bit, you have a _______ on them.
- If things aren’t successful and they don’t go well, they don’t _______ out.
- If you start to love someone very much, and often very quickly, you _______ in love with them.
Complete the sentences with the correct words.
- I’ve had a _______ on him ever since I was really young.
- It was a great date and we got on really well as we just have so much in _______ with each other.
- The date didn’t go too well, and things just didn’t _______ out.
- I _______ in love with her the minute I saw her.
- We had a great time chatting and laughing. We really _______ it off.
- common; 2. hit; 3. crush; 4. work; 5. fall; 6. crush; 7. common; 8. work; 9. fell; 10. hit
For more expressions to talk about LOVE, check out Learn Hot English magazine