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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