St Patrick’s Day with Irish songs and fun texts

What’s the criac, lads? St Patrick’s Day is coming soon and we must get ready to bring the Irish spirit to our classroom. For these lessons, I choose a fantastic song from Celtic Woman called Tír na nÓg. Didn’t get the name of the song? Fear not! It is in Gaelic, the old language still spoken in Ireland by the elderly. All the worksheets include a song activity and a text.

The lessons are organized in: lead-in > reading for gist > reading for detail > follow-up.

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Click here to download the worksheets.

CEFR A1 | Beginner

Answer key
1. pot of gold | shamrock | beer | Irish flag | horse shoe | hat | balloons | rainbow | leprechaun

2. (    )   ( X )   (    )

3. a. On March 17th. | b. Ireland. | c. He used a shamrock. | d. Shamrocks, leprechauns, rainbows, horse shoes and a pot of gold. | e. They wear green clothes. | f. They drink green beer and go to parades on the street.

4. Personal answers.

5. come / dark / mine / break / kiss / home / knew / reaches / true / around / safe / time / forgot / stay / heart

CEFR A1+ | Elementary

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Answer key
1. come / dark / mine / break / kiss / home / knew / reaches / true / around / safe / time / forgot / stay / heart

2. was born / shamrock

3. ( X )     (    )     ( X )     ( X )

4. a. In Britain around 385AD. | b. From Rome. | c. A shamrock. | d. Driving the serpents out of Ireland. | e. Wear green, eat green food and drink green beer. | f. There is a parade in Dublin and in Chicago, the river is dyed green for a few hours.

5. Personal answers.

CEFR A2 | Pre-intermediateA2.png

Answer key

1. come / dark / mine / break / kiss / home / knew / reaches / true / around / safe / time / forgot / stay / heart

2. dress up / pool table / NYC / avoid / rules / keep in mind / overwhelming

3. Personal answers

4. T / F / F / T / F / T / T

5. Personal answers

CEFR A2+ | Low Intermediate

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Answer key

1. come / dark / mine / break / kiss / home / knew / reaches / true / around / safe / time / forgot / stay / heart

2. feast / pagan / mass / slave / known for / priesthood / kidnapped

3. Personal answers

4. T / T / F / F / F / T

5. Personal Answers

CEFR B1 | Intermediate

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Answer key

1. worlds / guide / mine / stay / heart / ancient / clear / eternal / away / dawn / fairytale / sacred / safe / sound / path / come / heart / pain

2. maze / shamrock / subdued / otherwise / raucous / debauchery

3. Personal answers

4. F / T / F / T / T / T / T.

CEFR B2 | Upper-intermediate

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Answer key

1. worlds / guide / mine / stay / heart / ancient / clear / eternal / away / dawn / fairytale / sacred / safe / sound / path / come / heart / pain

2. hue / stretch / skiffs / take place / thaw / dye / around the corner

3. Personal answers

4. F / T / T / T / F /  T / T

5. Personal answers

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2 thoughts on “St Patrick’s Day with Irish songs and fun texts

  1. Hi Eduardo!
    I’ve just downloaded the B1 (Intermediate) activity to be used with a private student. 🙂 Thanks for sharing these lessons!
    I just wanted to let you know that there’s a little mistake on the blog post.
    It says “CEFR B1 | Upper-intermediate” and it should be “CEFR B2 | Upper-intermediate”. The files in Dropbox are correct.
    Thanks again. 🙂

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