June 09, 2007

Listening: the wrong Valentine's gift

Have you ever given someone a Valentine's present that he or she simply hated? What did you buy? Why didn't he/she like it? Listen to Anna talking about a gift she thought her boyfriend would love... You can listen to the recording and try the comprehension questions. If you want to read the script, scroll down the page.

And have you ever received a Valentine's gift that you didn't like? What did you get? Why didn't you like it? Tell us about it in our comments area!

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I had a boyfriend that studied art and one valentine's day he gave me one of his paintings, which was horrible. And I had to put it in my bedroom!
Aline

Anonymous said...

My ex-girlfriend gave me a horrible tie one valentine's day. I became embarassed because the tie was very expensive.
Paulo

Anonymous said...

Talking about expensive... I and my husband had just started going out together, and he gave me a very expensive perfume. But he didn't know I'm allergic to it!
Camilla

Anonymous said...

Last year I said to my wife she could chose her Valentines present. She didn't like it!!!
Fábio (SP)

Mônica Veado said...

Hi everybody! I just loved your stories... Apparently, it's not that easy to pick the right Valentine's gift! And Paulo is the living proof that giving your partner the choice of getting his/her own present may not work either! :-) Thank you for your participation!

Anonymous said...

I'm smart girl. Days before Valentine's day, I took my boyfriend to the mall and showed some things that I like!
And yesterday, he gave two of this things!

Wanessa

Mônica Veado said...

What a great idea, Wanessa! :-) And, of course, journalists are usually very good at convincing other people, so I imagine your boyfriend didn't even notice the second intentions behind it... ;-)
Good to see you here!