Hoy comenzaremos a compartir Lecturas para practicar y hablar Inglés, el cual será un texto que te permitirá practicar tu inglés y a la vez mejorar tu comprensión de lectura y agregando que aprenderás algo nuevo.
Para aprender inglés puedes utilizar muchos mecanismos para efectuarlo, al igual que el idioma español, la lectura es algo más que necesario, debido a que con este tu aumentas tu vocabulario, tu comprensión, mejoras tu pronunciación (si lees en voz alta) y otras cosas mas.
A continuación te dejo la historia (ya algo quemada) del día de San Valentin para que puedas practicar tu inglés:
Historia en inglés:
Valentine's Day, commonly shortened to Valentine's Day, is an annual commemoration held on February 14 celebrating love and affection between companions. This day is named after one of the early Christian martyrs named Valentine and was established by Pope Gelasius I in 500 AD. Although, for some Apoca was removed from the Roman calendar of saints that occurred in the year 1969 by Pope Paul VI, but its religious observance is still allowed. It is traditionally a day on which lovers express their love for each other, through a detail like giving flowers, confectionery, and sending greeting cards. The first day became associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished.
Modern Valentine symbols include the heart-shaped outline, doves, and the figure of the winged Cupid. Since the 19th century, handwritten valentines have given way to mass-produced greeting cards.
In the second half of the 20th century, the practice of exchanging cards was extended to all kinds of gifts in the United States. Such gifts typically include roses and chocolates packed in a red satin, heart-shaped box. In 1980, the diamond industry began to promote Valentine's Day as an occasion for giving jewelry.
The Greeting Card Association U.S. estimated that approximately 190 million valentines are sent each year in the U.S.. Half of those valentines are given to family members of husband or wife, usually to children. When you include the valentine card exchange made in school activities the figure rose to 1 billion, and teachers become the people receiving the most valentines. In some elementary schools in North America, children decorate classrooms, exchange cards, and are given sweets. The greeting cards of these students sometimes mention what they appreciate about each other.
The increasing popularity of the Internet in the millennium is creating new traditions. Millions of people use, every year, digital means of creating and sending Valentine cards and e-cards, love coupons or printable greeting cards. An estimated 15 million e-valentines were sent in 2010.
While sending cards, flowers, chocolates and other gifts is traditional in the UK, Valentine's Day has various regional customs. In Norfolk, a character called 'Jack' Valentine knocks on the rear door of houses leaving sweets and presents for children. Although he was leaving treats, many children were scared of this mystical person. In Wales, many people celebrate Dydd Santes Dwynwen (St Dwynwen's Day of) on January 25 instead of (or in addition to) Valentine's Day. The day commemorates St Dwynwen, the patron saint of Welsh lovers.
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