SOME FACTS ABOUT IRELAND. Выполнила Шуховцова Ирина Павловна, у читель английского языка МОУ СОШ №2, г . Колпашево. NORTHERN IRELAND. Population- 2mln Capital- Belfast Language- Gaelic, English. THE REPUBLIC OF IRELAND Population- 3,5 mln Capital- Dublin. REMEMBER!. Pipe. Shamrock.
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Выполнила Шуховцова Ирина Павловна,
учитель английского языка МОУ СОШ №2,
THE REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
The national symbol of Ireland is shamrock, a clover with three leaves. Irish people believe that it brings good luck.
On March 17, the Irish people commemorate St. Patrick. They take part in the St. Patrick's parade. Millions of real shamrocks are used for decorations. Everything turns green on St. Patrick's Day. People wear something green, and shops prepare green food: green bread, green ice cream. Irish songs can be heard on the radio.
Irish people love music. Pipes, flutes, violins are traditional Irish instruments. There are many famous bands and pop stars from Ireland, like Westlife, Boyzone. The most successful Irish band ever is U2.
Ireland has lots of traditional folk dances.The Irish jig started in the 15th century. It is a lively dance to bagpipe or violin music. The most popular Irish dance is the Riverdance. In this dance you can not move your arms.
The Irish national sport is hurling. Players have to hit balls into the goals with sticks called “hurleys”.
The Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland has 37000 columns of rock. People say that a giant was in love with a female giant who lived on a nearby island. He built the causeway so that he could walk across the water to meet her.
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