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History of Valentine's Day

It's that time of year again and I just came across a short video in History.com that can perfectly accompany one of my last year's lesson ideas on the origins of St Valentine's Day. Enjoy!

Sherlock Holmes: The World’s Most Famous Consulting Detective

Sherlock Holmes, the famous fictional detective, has always been a favourite among teachers and students of English. Word on the Street, the Language teaching programme co-produced by the BBC and the British Council, has an excellent lesson on murder, mystery and the man himself. Before viewing the video, you can use the following short text to help students brush up and extend their knowledge of the popular sleuth. Hopefully the whole lesson could get them to read some of Conan Doyle's original stories!