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)
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.
Princess Diana (Lady Diana, Princess of Wales)
Quotes about heroes: