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Exercises on Saint Patrick’s Day Good luck !. Exercise 1. Unscramble Saint Patrick’s Day: 1. UKLC \_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_ 2. ERGNE \_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_ 3. SHIIR \_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_ 4. ODGL \_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_

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exercise 1
Exercise 1
  • Unscramble Saint Patrick’s Day:
  • 1. UKLC ____________________________
  • 2. ERGNE __________________________
  • 3. SHIIR ____________________________
  • 4. ODGL ____________________________
  • 5. HCMRA __________________________
  • 6. OBAWRIN ________________________
  • 7. ROSKHCAM ______________________
  • 8. CNHPI ___________________________
  • 9. CRAKPTI _________________________
  • 10. AESSNK ________________________
  • 11. ADPEAR ________________________
exercise 2
Exercise 2
  • Holidays/ Cloze
  • Use the words below to complete the story.
  • Larry is a small magical man with a hidden treasure. Larry is
  • a ___________. Larry is very excited. He is Irish, and it is
  • a day of great celebration in his country of _________.
  • Larry’s favorite holiday is a popular holiday. It is
  • celebrated just before the beginning of spring, in the
  • month of ___________. It is celebrated in countries all
  • over the world! What is the day of celebration? It is called
  • “St. ___________’s Day”.
  • Larry is excited about the celebration this year. He has
  • new clothes to wear. Of course the clothes are
  • ___________ --the color of his country! Larry also has
  • some things to give his friends. He has a bunch of bright
  • green ___________, which he picked from his yard this
  • morning. He also thinks he might give his friends a little bit of
  • ___________ from his pot.
  • Tonight, Larry will go to a big party. Larry loves to dance
  • the Irish ___________. He will eat corned beef and
  • cabbage, listen to harp music, and sing his favorite songs.
  • No wonder this is Larry’s favorite holiday: It is filled with
  • wonderful things to do!
exercise 3
Exercise 3
  • Fill in the blanks below with the words: celebration, monastery, Ireland, legend, ribbons, fairy, tricky, vanish, Saint, born, dye, captured, snakes, pinched, mischief, pot of gold, slave, angel, green, eye, miracles, parades, shamrocks St. Patrick’s Day. St. Patrick’s Day is a _______________ honoring Saint Patrick. People wear _____________ colored clothing and some women wear green ____________ in their hair. People who don’t wear green clothing get _______________ as a punishment. People also wear ______________, which are a symbol of Ireland. As well, there are ____________ on the streets and sometimes people ______________ the rivers green. Saint Patrick
  • ____________ Patrick is the patron saint of ______________. According to _____________, Saint Patrick was ______________ in Britain and then _______________ by pirates and sold as a _______________ in Ireland. He escaped with the help of an _____________ and then lived in a ____________ for twelve years before going back to Ireland. When he returned to Ireland he performed many ______________. According to one myth, Saint Patrick got rid of all of the ________________ in Ireland. Leprechauns
  • A leprechaun is an Irish ____________. They are very ____________ and like to make ______________. If you catch a leprechaun, they can tell you where a ___________________ is. But be careful, If you take your ____________ off of them for an instant, they _________________.
exercise 4
Exercise 4
  • Write an acrostic poem about being lucky. Begin each line with a word that starts with the letter on that line.
  • L ___________________________
  • U ____________________________
  • C ____________________________
  • K ____________________________
  • Y ____________________________
quiz on saint patrick s day
Quiz on Saint Patrick’s Day

May the best one win!


1. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, was not actually born in Ireland. - true; - false

2. Despite the legends, there were never actually any snakes in Ireland for St. Patrick to have chased out.

- true; - false

3. Saint Patrick real name before he became a priest and later a saint was:

a. Padraig Shields; b. Ewan Mcgregor; c. Brownwyn Murphy; d. Maewyn Succat.

4. As a teenager, Patrick was:

a. destined to become a king; b. kidnapped by pirates and sold into slavery; c. a notorious thief; d. a potato farmer in Ireland.

5. The phrase “Erin go braugh” means:

a. Ireland in Victory; b. Ireland in unity; c. Ireland forever; d. Kiss me, I’ m Irish.

6. According to legend, what sound should hunters of leprechauns listen for:

a. tap dancing feet; b. thunder; c. bagpipes; d. a shoemaker’s hammer.

7. Legend has it that the leaves of a shamrock are said to stand upright to predict:

a. the apocalypse; b. an approaching storm; c. luck and good fortune; d. an unexpected visitor.

8. The three leaves of the shamrock are said to symbolize:

a. corned beef, cabbage and beer; b. peace harmony and good will towards all; c. the holy trinity; d. England, Ireland and Scotland.

9. During Queen Victoria’s time one of the consequences of wearing a shamrock could be:

a. a kiss on the cheek from a pretty maid; b. a free drink at the pub on Saint Patrick’s Day; c. the requirement to pay a “shamrock” tax; d. death by hanging.

10. Irish legend states that wearing green clothes on Saint Patrick’s Day attracts:

a. the blessing of Saint Patrick; b. financial good luck; c. fairies; d. flies.

now let s have fun with some irish wits
Now let’s have fun with some Irish wits


Hugh Leonard

The most effective way of getting rid of vermin is hunting – provided that a sufficient number of them fall off their horses and break their necks.

From experience, I know that anything ending in ‘-os’ on a restaurant menu is pronounced ‘heartburn’.

There is only one immutable law in life – in a gentleman’s toilet, incoming traffic has the right of way.

The problem with Ireland is that it is a country full of genius, but with absolutely no talent.

Never under any circumstances write comedy for laughs. This is as ruinous as believing that your wife means it when she says: ‘Tell me all about her. I swear I don’t mind’.

Robert Lynd

Every man of genius is considerably helped by being dead.

The main reason why the Irish took to Catholicism so easily is that it was founded by a man who could turn water into wine.

Sammy McIlroy

A man loses his dog, so he puts an ad in the paper. The ad says, “Here, boy”.

My left foot is not one of my best.

A Limerick banker had an iron leg and it was the softest thing about him.

From the silence that prevails, I conclude that Lauderdale has been telling a joke

James Stephens

Men come of age at sixty, women at sixteen.

Sleep is an excellent way of listening to the opera.

Jonathan Swift

Whatever you say against women, they are better creatures than me, for men were made of clay, but woman was made of man.

R. B. Sheridan

She has a charming fresh color, when it is fresh put on.

I refused to have an operation on the grounds that I already had two operations and I found them painful. They were having my hair cut and sitting for a portrait.

I would rather choose a wife of mine to have the usual number of limbs, and although one eye may be very agreeable, the prejudice has always run in favour of two.

Declan Lynch

Men have walked on the Sea of Tranquillity but are still barred from walking through certain parts of Ulster.

We wish you a happy Saint Patrick’ s Day ! Erin Go Braugh !Ireland forever ! The year of 2010 A. D.