Holy Wells in Ireland


Good morning, afternoon, evening,


Ottavia, Anna, Patrizia, Alena, Filippo, Alessandro, Marina,


this is homework for all of you to consolidate what we started speaking and writing about in class, after listening to the article from Speak Up.

All five skills are involved, aural comprenension, i.e.listening, written comprehension, i.e.reading, written production, i.e.writing, oral production, i.e.speaking, and the final comprehensive one, interaction, once more in class.

Try to functionalize the content of the article writing answers to the questions below.

Pay great attention to formal correctness, building up simple sentences: subject, verb, complement.


Present simple


1. What are holy wells?

2. Where can you find them in Ireland?


Past simple


3. What was the reason for celebrating the first of November in pagan times?

4. Why did people go to visit holy wells in pagan times?

5. What did they believe in? Make examples.


Passive form


6. What were these wells believed to cure?


Present perfect


7. Why have scientists validated some ancient people's beliefs?


Passive form and present perfect passive


8. Add any personal comment about the subject given and the work you have been asked to do.


Anyone else who wants to write comments on our page is very, very welcome.

We will reply.


Anna - Coordinator

Source:Speak Up, October 2016 


Gianna: nice job, your comment.

Irish is an adjective, add people; coordinate singular and plural, do not forget indefinite articles; I would  suggest celebrate rites; known around the world, past participle; even after, together after verb and object. Remember to decide when using present simple and past simple to help the comprehension of the subject.

Thank you, continue writing, Anna




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0 #1 Gianna Maria 2016-11-14 15:02
The holy wells are the place where Irish go to pray. The holy wells are situated near a grand old three or stone ; they are near a church or cemetery too. Irish go to wells to make the pagan rites, and they ask for abundance and fertility. This is called Celtic festival now know around the world as Halloween. Irish continue to visit even wells after converting to Christianity.

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