returned to Ireland as a missionary, determined to convert Ireland to Christianity. He used
the shamrock to explain the Holy Trinity.
Patrick was quite successful at winning converts. And this fact upset the Celtic Druids.
Patrick was arrested several times, but escaped each time. He traveled throughout Ireland,
establishing monasteries across the country. He also set up schools and churches which
would aid him in his conversion of the Irish country to Christianity.
His mission in Ireland lasted for thirty years. After that time, Patrick retired to County
Down. He died on March 17 in AD 461. That day has been commemorated as St. Patrick's
Day ever since.
Teacher: Now tell me please:
- When was St. Patrick born?
- What happened when he was sixteen? Why did he return to Ireland?
- Why were the Celtic Druids upset by St. Patrick?
- What else did St. Patrick do in Ireland?
- Why St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated on March 17?
III. Обсуждение мифов, связанных с Св.Патриком.
Teacher: There are many myths about St. Patrick. Here are some. Let’s read looking at the
Just myths…so they say
Patrick used a shamrock to explain the Holy Trinity.
Patrick drove the snakes out of the country.
Patrick was the first to preach Christianity in Ireland.
Leading: Nowadays millions of people all over the world celebrate the parade devoted to St.
Patrick’s Day. On this day the whole world become an Irish one. An Irish people and their
friends remember national music and dances, performances and merry celebrations. But the
first of all - parades with the parade of brass bands, extravagant costumes, folk art and
smiling faces. On this day an American man become an honorary Irish. All around green,
even the fact that the greener could not in principle. The bars serve green beer, in stores sell
green bagels, while in Chicago, go to the next step and Paint water in the river in the green.
IV. Декламация стихов, посвящённых Дню Св.Патрика и его символам.
Teacher: There are a lot of poems about the clover. It is a symbol of this holiday. Let’s listen
to the pupils.
V. Чтение с полным пониманием прочитанного.
Leading: St. Patrick’s Day has a lot of pagan motives. One of these heroes is a Leprechaun.
An Irish legend.
Leprechauns have also become self-appointed guardians of ancient treasure (left by the
Danes when they marauded through Ireland), burying it in crocks or pots. This may be one