St Patrick’s Day

 

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Here are a few links to practice your listening comprehension and also learn about the myths and legends behind St Patrick’s Day

Videos on the « History » Channel

Things you didn’t know about St Patrick’s Day : video

Why does the colour green represent this holiday? : video

Was St Patrick Irish? : video

 

Finally here are some newspaper articles on the subject:

Facts and figures (Guardian)

How Irish are you ? A quiz and some myths about St Patrick’s Day (Daily Telegraph)

 

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What makes someone a hero? (mis à jour le 23.09.14)

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Do you need ideas for the notion of myths and heroes?

What makes someone a hero? Is a hero someone who does a heroic act or is it simply someone doing his or her job?

Take a look at this website for some inspiration.

Here you will find a list of suggested heroes from Martin Luther King to Usain Bolt.

There is also a page which talks about what is a hero and another page where you will find descriptions of some the heroes mentioned with their life stories, their achievements, their characteristics and some quotations.

What is a hero? Different students give their opinion:

An inspirational video « There’s a hero in you » – This video features the following heroes:
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John Lennon
Princess Diana (Lady Diana, Princess of Wales)
Mahatma Gandhi
Malala Yousafzai
Nick Vujicic
Jacques-Yves Cousteau
Jane Goodall
Francine Wheeler

Quotes about heroes: