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Love and relationships

Learn the language of love with a Valentine’s Day webquest, our collection of love stories and many other great resources. 

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Looking for something special? Why not take a nostalgic trip with Lord Jeffrey to reminisce about first love, explore our festival webquest on St. Valentine’s Day, or let our collection of Love Stories whisk you away for a bit of romance?

Literary love

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25th June 2020: The man who wrote his wife a poem every day for 25 years

Actor Peter Gordon wrote verse for his wife Alison for two decades and has continued since she died. Now 87, his family has set up a website, A Love in Verse, to share his poetry.

Speaking lessons

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Film and TV: Romance movies

In this lesson, students practise speaking, listening and using new language about romance movies.

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Impressions: Lucky in love

In this lesson, students learn vocabulary related to relationships.

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Celebrations: Weddings

In this lesson, students will talk about wedding customs in different cultures and tell a story using a timeline.

Audio love

A ghost's guide to London: Episode 2: King's Road

Lord Jeffrey, the Ghost of London, takes students on a swinging audio tour of the King’s Road. In this lesson students will: learn about the King’s Road; practise listening for gist and reconstructing audio stories from memory; compare and contrast standard forms of English with colloquial expressions and then practise these expressions in a personalized speaking task; prepare personalized anecdotes about falling in love.


This mini-play features two friends chatting about relationships in a Bolton cafe. The lesson contains a downloadable audio file and a PDF with student worksheets and teacher’s notes.

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