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A1-A2 I live in …

I live in Dublin next to Trinity College!

It is a very busy university and I can push

my wheelbarrow… in the narrow and broad streets  of the city. I am the best at selling fish, cockles and

mussels. There are great artists in the city:

– Samuel Beckett is a famous writer and he can write French and English plays.

  • ‘JJ’ James Joyce is the poet and writer who loves Dublin. Molly Malone is famous in his book.
  • There are many bookshops  which celebrate the Irish festival.

 

 

 

A1 – A2 Irish festival and learning apps

 

http://LearningApps.org/view3339582

http://LearningApps.org/view3342788

http://LearningApps.org/view3339587

Ireland’s Saint Patrick’s Day Song

Saint Patrick’s Day Song

 

 The story of St Patrick’s Day

 (begin) so long ago

The lyrics in this song

Will tell you All you need to know

The seventeenth of March

 Is when this joyous holiday

 Is celebrated happily

With colorful parades

Dee Lai Dee Dai

Dee Dai Dee Dai

Dee Lai Dee Dai

Dee Dai Hum…Hum…

 

Patrick (be) only sixteen when

The pirates (capture )him

They (sell) him to slavery

And (take) him to Ireland

He (keep) the faith

And (make) his escape

When he (be) twenty-two

And (make) it back to Britain

‘Twas the only home he (know)

 

Patrick (have) a vision

 To return to Ireland

 And (vow) to teach Christianity

Until the bitter end

 Legend says that

Patrick (use)

The shamrock to explain

That the Father, Son and Holy Ghost

Are all and one the same

 

On this day the Irish dress

 In many shades of green

And some are feeling lucky

With the leprechauns they’ve seen

 It’s music and fun for everyone

 We’ll party and we’ll play

Come one, come all

Come join along

On this St. Paddy’s Day!

 

Listen and practise ;-)

http://www.elllo.org/

A1-A2-B1 Our film review of the Secret of Kells

https://fr.vikidia.org/wiki/Celtes

 

About the film: Where does the story take place?

1) It takes place in Iona in Scotland

2) It takes place in Kells in Ireland

3)Louis Le Bocquy, a painter (born in 1916) inspired the film-maker

3) The book was transferred in 806 from Iona in Scotland to Kells in Ireland

Who are the characters of the film?

Abbot Cellach:

1) he is a tall and protective man who lives in a tower

2)he forgot he was an illuminator in the past

3)he has got ginger hair

4)he lives in a tower to forget the past

Abbot Aidan:

1) He is of small size

2)he teaches Brendan how to draw  or how to observe

Pangur Ban:

1) She is a real and mythical cat

2) She is only mythical

3) There are poems written by the monk in the archives which mention the cat

Aisling's parents:

1) They were killed by Crom Cruach

2) They died when she was younger

3) They are still alive

Aisling:

1) She is a fairy and an angel

2) She is intelligent, careful and also very sensitive

3) She moves on four feet

4) She can transform herself into a wolf

Abbots Tang, Leonardo and Assoua:

1) They are all illuminators

2) They are allowed out of the monastery

3) They are not allowed out of the monastery

4)They are entirely dedicated to the scriptorium

5) They eventually/finally die but the spectator doesn't see them

The Vikings:

1) They are not menacing shadows

2)They are represented as cruel animals

3) They represent death, unhappiness, dangers and tragedy, destruction and war, horror and blood

Crom Cruach:

1) He is a Celtic God with a snake

2)He represents the dragon as a legend

3) He was shot by Saint Patrick in Irish mythology

4)His name means  "The Dark One"

What are the Celtic symbols in the film?

1) The square

2) The rectangle

3)The triangle

4)The circle

5) light modifies the scenes

6) light doesn't modify the scenes

7) forest as paradise on earth

8) forest as opposed to flat landscapes

9) the circle as the symbol of harmony

10) the "triskele" is a Celtic symbol which is a representation of water, fire and earth

 And now the story:

1) it starts when Brendan is a child and finishes when he is an adult

2)it is the story of  the evolution of a young boy into adulthood

3)the Book is always present in Brendan's mind

4)the Vikings are always present in Brendan's Uncle's mind

The Book of Kells:

1)The Book of Kells is a real book which is in Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.

2)The Book of Kells  isn't a real book and doesn't exist.

It is a legend.

What about Pangur Ban, the magic spell and spirit?

1)Pangur Ban, the white cat, existed. She is a female cat.

2)Pangur Ban the white cat never existed.

3)One of the monks  wrote poems about her.

How is Celtic mythology  represented ?

1) symbols inspired by  nature and  animist cults.

2) it is close to natural rites and rhythms

Can you name painters who inspired the artist?

 

The monastery is very beautiful.

The colors are original.

People are monks and priests.

Walls have got bizarre shapes.


Brendan is twelve years old.

He is an orphan: he hasn't got any parents.

His father and his mother died.

He meets a very friendly girl: she is called Aisling!

She will help him. She is a fairy. He is looking for berries to make ink

because he wants to write the Chi Ro page.

Brendan is of medium height and size and has got ginger hair.

He lives in Kells in Ireland.


Brendan's Uncle is the head of Kells.

He is taking care of other monks and people.

The book is very important to him.

The security and safeness of the monastery matters to him as well!

He  lives in a tower which opens with a very narrow door.

He  is very strict because he wants to save the monks and his people from the Northmen's attacks.


 

The Secret Of Kells

Description of Aisling: long white hair and green eyes. She looks like a fairy and she is one! She has the power to turn the cat, Pangur Ban into a fish-cat, a spirit! She can use her spells!

Description of Brendan: short orange hair and blue eyes, long feet, curly and funny ears! He is the hero of the story and we can see him when he is older!

Description of the monks: Asian, African, all walks of life! They are wearing long red coats

I like the scene when :

- When the bad guys come and attack the town of Kells

- When Brendan goes into the forest to look for an eye

My best scene :

- When Brendan dreams that the Vikings will attack Kells because he has visions and can trust his imagination! He is a visionary!

My least favourite scene :

- When Brendan makes a lot of drawings on the Book! He is inspiring!


I like the scenes when there is

  • a lot of suspense and many battles
  • when the forest is beautiful
  • when the book is beautiful and turns into a magic spell!
  • Pangur Ban is really cute with two different colours for his eyes! Pangur Ban did exist! He was one of the monk's cat. The monk wrote poems about her!

 

Our  film review about the Secret of Kells

I liked the scene when the little boy writes the sacred book

-I liked the discovery of the forest

-I liked the scene when he catches the monster's eye.

-We liked the red and the green colours and the drawings!

My best scenes:

- The meeting between Aisling and Brendan

-She is quicker than Brendan,

she runs faster and she is the best!

-She has magical powers to trasnform nature .The cat can go where she cannot

My best favorite scenes

-When his Uncle is hurt, someone tells Brendan : « You must go, your Uncle is not dead! »

- Brendan disobeys his Uncle to pick up berries because he is not allowed to do so!

-Vikings's attack and the wolves eat the Vikings in the forest

-Brendan thinks the bees will attack him but it is not true!


the Vikings 's attacks are in red

Aisling in the forest

the wolves 's scenes are also in red

Aisling 's eyes

the wolves 's eyes

beautiful nature: waterfalls, rivers, leaves in spring, leaves on trees, leaves falling down,

the Vikings' s eyes

Pangur Ban

the monster Crumach

The scene when Brendan is writing

when the Vikings go Kells

When Brendan meets his uncle

The wolf's lips and mouth

When Brendan   writes the Book of Kells

the fire, the sky, the buildings, the walls, the attacks, the

Brendan catches the goose

Brendan's UNCLE's clothes

green berries for green ink

Aisling disappears and gets lost in darkness


red represents evil or  a danger: it means something bad is going to happen

and green represents what is best and good in life, luck, happiness,

writing and drawing

 

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