Theme 5 Lesson 3

Welcome 4GT1

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This lesson contains 16 slides, with interactive quizzes, text slides and 3 videos.

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Welcome 4GT1

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Ireland: brainstorm

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Ireland: basic facts
  • Ireland is a republic
  • capital city: Dublin
  • languages: English and Gaelic Irish
  • currency: Euro
  • Inhabitants: almost 4.8 million
  • 1.35 million live in Dublin (28% of entire population!)

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national symbols

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The harp is also a very important Irish symbol. In fact, it was so Irish, the British feared it would spark nationalism. Therefore, they banned all harps from the land - and executed all harp players!
The 'shamrock' is Ireland's most important symbol. Its three leaves stand for the Holy Trinity (Father, Son, Holy Ghost), linking it to St. Patrick.
Ireland, as Britain, has a lively 'pub culture'. The most famous Irish drink is Guinness, a stout beer.
Legend has it that in Ireland, at the end of a rainbow, you will find a pot of gold.
There are lots of sheep in Ireland. Irish woolen jumpers are a typical product you will find in tourist shops.
The tricolor Irish flag represents:
  • Green: the Catholics
  • Orange: the Protestants
  • White: the peace between them/ hope for unity
Catholicism is the main religion in the Republic of Ireland.
This bird is called a 'puffin'  (papegaaiduiker). You'll find them mostly on the Atlantic coast. 

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St. Patrick
  • Patron Saint of Ireland
  • Lived during 4th/ 5th century

  • "God told him" to bring the Catholic faith to Ireland
  • Ireland has been Catholic ever since
  • Legend: He "drove the snakes into the sea" 
  • St Patrick's Day: 17 March 

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St. Patrick's Day is celebrated around the world!
(and nowadays, it's mostly about drinking...)

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"the fastest game on grass"
(and it's over 3,000 years old!)

Watch the clip and prepare to answer a question.

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As a Hurling player, can you play at any club you choose?
Yes, as you get better, you can play at better clubs
No, you play for the team of the county you were born in

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"The North"
  • Capital city: Belfast
  • Inhabitants: 1.8 million
  • Religion: 48% Protestant - 45% Catholic
  • Currency: British Pound
  • Separated from the Irish Republic in 1922
  • Part of the United Kingdom
  • The Titanic was built in Belfast  

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Great Britain 
United Kingdom? 

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What to do now..
Read the text "Irish around the world"
Do the ex 18 kader and gt both 

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