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A1+ 2 Guarda il video sulla leggenda del Leprechaun, completa le frasi con la parola mancante poi metti in ordine il racconto. VOCABULARY The Story of the Leprechaun posted by Story Time Now! a. One day, a man named Tim came to the Leprechaun .............................................. He wanted a pair of blue violet shoes. b. Fairies gave the Leprechaun gold for the shoes he made for them, and he hid his gold in a .............................................. pot. c. As he was describing the shoes to the Leprechaun, Tim saw the .............................................. of gold. d. The Leprechaun tricked him: when Tim tried to collect the shoes, they The Dullahan This legend is about Dullahan, a terrifying horseman who rides on a black horse, carrying his head under his arm. He rides fast and, if he suddenly stops, it means that someone in the community is going to die. The shamrock Legend has it that St Patrick used the three leaves of a shamrock to explain to the Celts the holy Trinity of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The Celts understood what he meant, and that s how the shamrock became so important in Irish tradition. .............................................. e. The Leprechaun showed him where the gold was buried. Tim marked the spot with a .............................................. and a shoe but when he returned there later, there were 200 similar sticks. f. The Leprechaun finally decided to hide his gold at one end of a ............................................... g. Tim captured the Leprechaun and asked him for three ..............................................: to show him where the pot of gold was, a hundred pairs of shoes and three more wishes. h. A little man lived under a large tree. He was a shoemaker and made shoes for everyone, also for the .............................................. of the woods. DO-IT-YOURSELF 4 Scegliete una delle leggende del testo, fate una ricerca su internet e preparate un cartellone con immagini e storie da appendere nella vostra aula. WRITING GROUP WORK COMMUNICATION 3 READING Leggi il testo e rispondi alle domande. Oral Tradition Oral tradition is a form of human communication in which knowledge , art, ideas and cultural material is received and transmitted orally from one generation to another through speeches , songs, stories, ballads or poems. In this way, it is possible for a society to transmit oral history, literature and other knowledge without a writing system. In the ancient history of Ireland, the kings of early tribes had poets whose work was to remember all the important information about the tribe and its tradition: the seancha (shan-a-key) were storytellers and custodians of history and tradition who could recite ancient stories of wisdom every time people and circumstances needed them. Adapted from: https://www.britannica.com/topic/oral-tradition 1. What is oral tradition? In what form can oral transmission be? 2. What did the kings poets of ancient Ireland, seancha , have to do? 3. Is there any oral tradition in your family? Any song or nursery rhyme that you always repeat from generation to generation? 4. In your opinion, what is the difference between an oral and a written transmission of traditions? 39

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