A Sad Love Story
Do you know the history of Valentine’s Day?
公元三世纪时，古罗马有一位暴君叫克劳多斯(Claudius)。离暴 君的宫殿不远，有一座非常漂亮的神庙。修士瓦沦丁(Valentine) 就住在这里。罗马人非常崇敬他，男女老幼，不论贫富贵贱，总 会群集在他的周围，在祭坛的熊熊圣火前，聆听瓦沦丁的祈祷。 古罗马的战事一直连绵不断，暴君克劳多斯征召了大批公民前往 战场，人们怨声载道。男人们不愿意离开家庭，小伙子们不忍与 情人分开。克劳多斯暴跳如雷，他传令人们不许举行婚礼，甚至 连所有已订了婚的也马上要解除婚约。许多年轻人就这样告别爱 人，悲愤地走向战场。年轻的姑娘们也由于失去爱侣，抑郁神伤 。瓦沦丁对暴君的虐行感到非常难过。当一对情侣来到神庙请求 他的帮助时，瓦沦帝尼在神圣的祭坛前为它们悄悄地举行了婚礼 。人们一传十，十传百，很多人来到这里，在瓦沦丁的帮助下结 成伴侣。消息终于传进了宫殿，传到了暴君的耳里。克劳多斯又 一次暴跳如雷，他命令士兵们冲进神庙，将瓦沦丁从一对正在举 行婚礼的新人身旁拖走，投入地牢。人们苦苦哀求暴君的劾免， 但都徒劳而返。瓦沦丁终于在地牢里受尽折磨而死。悲伤的朋友 们将他安葬于圣普拉教堂。那一天是2月14日，那一年是公元270 年。
? In February 14th ? People send roses and cards or chocolates to the people they love.
Do you know our Chinese Valentine’s Day?
乞 巧 节
Chinese Valentine’s Day
the Double Seventh Day
the seventh day of the seventh lunar month
Read Para.3 and fill in the table.
weaving girl, the most l_____ ovely of the Zhinu, the _______ daughters, visited the earth and met Niulang, the herd boy. _______ ell ___ in _____ love , married secretly They f___ and were very happy. The Goddess of Heaven got so angry that she Heaven . Niulang tried to forced Zhinu back to ________ ollow f_________ her but was stopped by the Milky Way. ouple were separated. Thus, the c_______ The Goddess of Heaven allowed the couple to meet once a year on the seventh ______ day of the eventh l_______ unar month when magpies made a s_______ _________ of their wings. bridge
王母娘娘把他们分开 牛郎织女终于 在鹊桥上相会了
A Sad Love Story
Read the story and answer the following questions.
1.How did Li Fang know the manager wanted
to shut the coffee shop?
2.What is the reason why Li Fang and Hu Jin
did not meet on time?
3.Why do people want the weather to be fine on
Answer the following questions.
1.How did Li Fang know the manager wanted to shut the coffee ship? The manager wiped the tables and then sat down and turned on the TV. 2.What is the reason why Li Fang and Hu Jin did not meet on time? Because Li Fang waited in the coffee shop and Hu Jin waited in the tea shop. 3. Why do people want the weather to be fine on Qiqiao Festival? People wanted the weather to be fine so they can meet the one they love.
Listen to the story and decide whether they are true or false
1. The girl Li Fang loved and waited for her boy friend who didn’t turn up.( F ) 2. Because the goddess’s most lovely granddaughter got married to a human secretly, she got very angry.( T ) 3. Zhinv was made to return to Heaven without her husband. They were allowed to meet once a year on the seventh day of the tenth lunar month.( F ) 4. Hu Jin had been waiting for Li Fang for a long time with a gift for him.( T )
look forward with his heart-broken roses and not turn up chocolates not keep her word
Be laughed at?
Throw away his roses and chocolates
not to hold his breath for her to apologize
= wait without much help
drown his sadness in coffee
=drink (usually alcohol) in order to forget
Why are you so late? ve been waiting for I’ve you for a long time.
What do you think of the story? Why?
A sad love story
1. Li Fang was sad that Hu Jin didn’t turn up. 2. The story of Qiqiaojie made him sad.
3. Sadly, he threw away his love gifts.
4. He was sad to have thrown away his love gifts when he heard Hu Jin calling him. 5. He was sad that this Valentine’s Day wouldn’t be a happy Valentine’s Day.
Thanks for your attention!