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638 Travel Tips for Ireland
Ruth talks about how to have a good night out in Ireland and where to go.

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Ireland is famous for Irish stew, which is made with lamb.

A 'stew' is like a soup that has very large pieces of meat and vegetables in it. It has less water and more food than an ordinary soup. Notice the following:

  1. My mother makes the best beef stew.
  2. Today would be the perfect day for a delicious stew.


Guinness isn't drunk that much by young people but more by older people.

Here, 'drunk' is the past participle of drink. We use the past participle in the passive voice and in the perfect tenses. It is drink (present), drank (past), drunk (past participle). Notice the following:

  1. You've drunk too much beer to drive home.
  2. I don't think I've drunk enough coffee today.

burial site

There's a place in Ireland called Newgrange in Kildare which is an old burial site.

A 'burial site' is a like a cemetery. It is a special place where you bury dead people. Notice the following:

  1. You are not allowed to have burial sites on your property.
  2. They had many problems with this land after they discovered it was an old burial site.


The sun shines directly through the door and into the very center of the chamber.

A 'chamber' is a private or sacred room. It is a word used to refer to older or formal buildings, not usually places where we live now. Notice the following:

  1. The main chamber is in this church is supposed to be incredible.
  2. The judge wants to see you in his chambers.