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ESL Vocabulary Quiz: HOLIDAYS
Valentine's Day (February 14)

Welcome to our new collection of exercises designed to help you practice English while learning about holidays. Some of these holidays are observed in all of the English-speaking world, while others are only celebrated in specific countries/regions. For each blank space, choose the correct response. If both responses are acceptable, choose the one that sounds more natural. Good luck!

1. Valentine's Day is a holiday that celebrates (romance/romantic) love - a day when lovers express their feeling for each other, often by exchanging gifts.

2. Chocolate, flowers, and jewelry are all (typical/topical) Valentine's Day presents.

3. The most traditional gift on this day is a Valentine's Day (card/note), which has a written message saying how much someone means to you.

4. Other modern symbols are the heart-shaped outline (shape of a heart) and the figure of Cupid, usually shown shooting his bow to (make/inspire) romantic love.

5. Many couples go out on romantic (dates/meetings) on Valentine's Day.

6. An example of the above is a (candlelight/candle-burning) dinner in a romantic restaurant.

7. When a boy asks you to be his "valentine", he wants you to simply (except/accept) the fact that he likes you. Sometimes this can also mean that he wants to (make/spend) time with you on Valentine's Day.

8. A (sweetheart/sweet-tooth) is a slightly outdated term meaning "the one I love".

9. If you're buying your loved one a (dozen/twelve) roses, it means you're buying her/him 12 roses.

10. Wow! What a beautiful (bucket/bouquet)! ( = arrangement of flowers usually given as a present).







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