Saturday, 20 March 2010

Fourth year. Listening: St Patrick's Day.

Click here to watch a video on the history of St. Patrick's Day and and answer the questions below.

1- How did Patrick come to live in Ireland when he was 16?

2- What did the two visions tell Patrick to do?

3- What did Patrick do in Ireland?

4- What does the myth of driving the snakes out of Ireland mean?

5- What did Patrick use the shamrock for?

6-Why does the holiday fall on March 17?

7- When and where was St Patrick's Day first celebrated in Colonial America?

8- Who is the most famous, largest and rowdiest St Patrick's Day tradition in America?

9- Why did the Irish have to emigrate in the 19th century?

10- What was the traditional Irish meal for St Patrick's Day?

Click here to check your answers.

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