This Reading Comprehension handout is best suited for advanced ESL learners. Students are introduced to the legend of Saint Valentine and the different versions/stories of his life and death during the reign of Claudius II. The text concludes with more contemporary traditions and customs associated with Saint Valentine's day and gives some valuable advice about choosing the perfect Valentine's gift.
After carefully reading the text the students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: questions, True or False, gap filling exercises and engage in an in class discussion. The vocabulary used in the text is rather advanced and can also be used for IGSCE or IELTS vocabulary building purposes.