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All About Ireland

FINAL TEST
A Complete

the sentences with a suitable word or phrase.

1. .......................................... abolished the Irish Parliament and began to govern Ireland


in 1801.
2. People left Ireland in the 1840s because there was .......................................... .
3. Ireland is very green because there is .......................................... .
4. According to the famous legend, leprechauns have got ..........................................
5. The Good Friday Agreement ended .......................................... in Northern Ireland.
5 points (1 point each)

B Complete

the chart with the people below. Then complete the answers.

James Hoban
King James I
Who

Michael Flatley

Aoife

the giant Finn McCool

What the people did

1.

became angry one day and


threw a piece of earth into the
Irish Sea.

2.

was jealous of Lirs children.

3.

sent Protestant farmers from


England to take land from Irish
Catholic farmers.

4.

studied architecture in
Dublin and then went to live in
Philadelphia in the USA.

5.

wrote Ulysses, a story about


a man named Leopold Bloom,
an Irish Jew living in Dublin.

6.

danced Riverdance during


the interval of the 1994
Eurovision Song Contest.

James Joyce

What was the result?

12 points (2 points each)

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FINAL TEST
C Answer the questions

about the reader.

1. Why was Ben lucky to meet Anna on a plane?


.......................................................................................................................................................
2. What colour is associated with Ireland? What is another name for Ireland?
.......................................................................................................................................................
3. The legend about St Patrick expelling snakes from Ireland is a metaphor. What do people believe
St Patrick really tried to do?
.......................................................................................................................................................
4. What are the most popular sports in Ireland today?
.......................................................................................................................................................
5. Why do you think so many Irish recipes have got potatoes in them?
.......................................................................................................................................................
6. What three languages are commonly spoken in Ireland today?
.......................................................................................................................................................
18 points (3 points each)

D Choose one topic

and write a paragraph. Your paragraph should be at


least 30 words long.

1. Choose two geographical features that make Ireland special and describe them.
2. Describe the Irish customs you think are the most interesting.
3. Describe what happened in Belfast after The Troubles started in the late 1960s.
15 points

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ANSWERS TO FINAL TEST


7A
2.
3.
4
5.

1
The English Government
a famine
a lot of rain
a pot of gold
violence

B
Who

What the people did

What was the result?

1. the giant Finn became angry one day and


McCool
threw a piece of earth into the
Irish Sea.

This created the Isle of Man.

2. Aoife

was jealous of Lirs children.

She turned them into swans.

3. King James I

sent Protestant farmers from


England to take land from Irish
Catholic farmers.

The Irish farmers paid rent to


the English landowners.

4. James Hoban

studied architecture in Dublin


and then went to live in
Philadelphia in the USA.

He won a competition and


designed the official residence
for the president of the United
States.

5. James Joyce

wrote Ulysses, a story about a It became Joyces most famous


novel.
man named Leopold Bloom, an
Irish Jew living in Dublin.

6. Michael
Flatley

danced Riverdance during the He expanded it into a two hour


show and millions of people
interval of the 1994 Eurovision
saw it.
Song Contest.

1.Because she explained the history of Ireland to him.


2. Green; the Emerald Isle
3. Snakes often represent evil. St Patrick tried to expel evil from Ireland.
4. Gaelic football and hurling
5. Because potato was the main crop for the poor people in Ireland.
6.English, Polish and Gaelic

Accept all logical and grammatically correct answers.


Points for inclusion:
1. The Burren is a huge area of rocks. Water collects in the cracks and Mediterranean, Arctic-Alpine and
forest plants grow there including orchids. The Giants Causeway has got 40,000 columns of basalt
leading to the sea. They are the result of a volcanic eruption 60 million years ago.
2. The wedding customs are very interesting. The bride and groom hold hands and the priest ties a
ribbon around their wrists. They also light a candle together to show how two become one.
On Halloween, people dress up and decorate their houses with images of ghosts, witches and
vampires. Sometimes they put up a Halloween tree. It is like a Christmas tree, but it is black and has
got images of spiders and ghosts on it. Also, the custom of trick or treat started in Ireland.
On St Patricks Day, people in Ireland go to church and then go home to have a meal with their family.
There are also parades and people often wear green clothes with a shamrock on them.

All About Ireland

FINAL TEST
3. Belfast, like other towns in Northern Ireland, became deserted after dark. There
were heavy gates around the city centre and they closed at 6 pm until the next
morning. People tried to carry on their lives, but many people left Northern
Ireland and went to live in mainland Britain or the Republic
of Ireland.