The emerald isle



Unit 4. EVERY COUNTRY HAS ITS CUSTOMS

4.4. The emerald isle

Function Smart

P. 121

A) Do you like the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum?

B) I enjoy the Wexford Festival of Music and the arts.

C) Puck Fair is an enjoyable tradition, isn’t it?

D) Ireland is known the world over for its horses. The tradition of horsemanship can’t leave anybody indifferent.

E) In my view, “Legends of Ireland” is both for grown ups and skills.

F) I think the Ulster Orchestra is a real success story.

P. 123

Зразок виконання домашнього завдання.

If you arrive in Great Britain you’ll hear the word “tradition” everywhere. Englishmen have sentimental love for things and traditions. They never throw away old things.

In the House of Lords of the British Parliament there are two rows of benches for lords and a sack of wool for the Lord Chancellor to sit

on it. This is so because in the old times wool made England rich and powerful. In the House of Commons you will see two rows of benches for the two parties: the government on one side and the opposition – on the other. In front of the benches there is the strip on a carpet and when a member speaking in the House puts his foot beyond that strip, there is a shout “Order!” This dates from the time when the members had swords on them and during the discussion might want to start fighting. The word “order” reminded them that no fighting was allowed in the House.

Time to read

1. I learnt about Irish traditions and customs.

2. Music festivals, horsemanship, a three – day fair

3. I would like to attend a music festival because I am fond of music.

4. Irish traditions are very special and very interesting.

5 Steve recommended to read the book “Legends of Ireland” by Oscar Wilde.

6. She can read some books and find some information in the Internet.

Time to write

P. 126

Northern Ireland is one of the four countries

of the United Kingdom. It is situated in the north-eastern part of the island of Ireland. The country is washed by the North Channel and by the Irish Sea. The population of Northern Ireland is about 1.7 million people.

Northern Ireland has developed its own culture. There are lots of theatres and cinemas in the country. There are two national museums: the Ulster Museum in Belfast, which houses a collection of Irish antiquities and the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum. The Ulster Symphony Orchestra is among the leading orchestras of Britain. But If I had a chance to visit Northern Ireland, I would like to begin my trip with seeing horsemanship. I like horses very much. Besides I would like to visit some music festivals because I am fond of music and Ireland is famous for its music and dances. They are on my list of likes.


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