Activity 3

Shifting references


  • discrepancy /dɪˈskrεpənsɪ/ = big difference (n.)
  • icon (n.) → iconic /ˌaɪˈkɒnɪk/ (adj.)
  • propaganda (n.)
  • tribute to / homage (n.)
  • embody /ɪmˈbɒdɪ/ / personify / epitomise /ɪˈpɪtəˌmaɪz/ (v.)
  • emphasise / stress (v.)

Group 2: Saoirse (freedom)

A mural in Belfast, 2015.
A mural in Belfast, 2015.

Let's talk this out!

Voir les réponses

Share your findings with your classmates.

Which mural was painted by Loyalists or Nationalists?

What tools did fighters from both sides use to make their voices heard?

Which mural do you prefer? Why?

Useful vocabulary: The best solution seems to be to…
Unlike violence… It appeals to me… I prefer…

Let's learn!

Memory game

In pairs, each of you looks at one of the murals for one minute. Then, close your book and answer your classmate’s questions about it (description, references, etc.).

Groups 1 and 2: Translation

Translating Ireland, Michael Cronin, 1996.

The subjection of Ireland from the sixteenth century onwards demanded, not only military and political, but also cultural submission. The native Irish had to be translated. […]

There often appears to be an unspoken assumption of ideal equivalence. Translation is a transparent, painless process and full equivalence is possible in the other language. […] But translation is not mechanical reproduction. It is transformation. […]

Translating Ireland, Michael Cronin, 1996.

Voir les réponses

You are in charge of one mural from this page and the small text.

Look at the mural. What strikes you? What does it represent?

Read the text. What is the link between your mural and the text?

Useful vocabulary:
This mural depicts… It pays a tribute to…
On the right / left, there is / are… This means that...

Culture note

Culture note
Cuchulàinn was the nephew of King Conor of Ulster, and is renowned as the ‘Achilles’ of Ireland.

Group 1: Cuchulàinn

A mural in Belfast, 1997.
A mural in Belfast, 1997.

Over to you!

Irish culture for dummies

Let’s use what you have learnt in
Activity 3
and / or
Activity 4

Write a short opinion piece about how important and / or effective culture is(n’t) to let people know about Ireland’s troubled history and post it on a social network. You can use a Facebook post generator such as

Connectez-vous pour ajouter des favoris

Pour pouvoir ajouter ou retrouver des favoris, nous devons les lier à votre compte.Et c’est gratuit !

Se connecter

Livre du professeur

Pour pouvoir consulter le livre du professeur, vous devez être connecté avec un compte professeur et avoir validé votre adresse email académique.

Votre avis nous intéresse !
Recommanderiez-vous notre site web à un(e) collègue ?

Peu probable
Très probable

Cliquez sur le score que vous voulez donner.

Dites-nous qui vous êtes !

Pour assurer la meilleure qualité de service, nous avons besoin de vous connaître !
Cliquez sur l'un des choix ci-dessus qui vous correspond le mieux.

Nous envoyer un message

Nous contacter?