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Why Saint Patrick's Day Went Global

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Video Length: 2:22

Updated on: 03/10/2022

Lesson Time: 1–2 hrs.

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Lesson Description

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise on St. Patrick's Day celebrations and learn about how it became a global holday. It includes discussion questions, conversation, and other activities about Ireland and Saint Patrick's Day. Students learn some important vocabulary from the video. The post-viewing sections include activities on a video quote, vocabulary context usage, and rewriting sentences. The grammar activity features the usage of present participle clauses. There are additional speaking and listening tasks included, as well as a quiz and review section with a bonus activity.

Video Description

St Patrick’s Day is celebrated by 149m people in America alone. How did Ireland's saint's day become a global event?

Lesson Activities

Saint Patrick's Day, Ireland, Irish Culture, Nation Branding
Short Answers, Video Topics (discussed / not discussed)
Definition Matching, Multiple Choice, Context Usage
Present Partciple Clauses
Quiz & Review + Bonus Activity

Lesson Topics

Holiday, International Day, Saint Patrick's Day

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