If asked what Jonathan Swift, Oscar Wilde and Samuel Beckett have (0) in common, most people would correctly reply that they are famous writers. But (1 ........ you know that they all graduated from the oldest and (2) prestigious university in Ireland?
Trinity College at the University of Dublin has an interesting history. The j
university (3 ........founded in 1592 in the heart of Dublin, the capital of Ireland. At (4 .........everything went well and the university grew slowly. Then, in the middle of the 17th century, life at the university became difficult (5) of two wars in the country. Fortunately, the university survived and from then (6) many wealthy families began to send their sons there for a good education.
Today, Trinity College is among the top 40 universities in the world for Arts and Humanities and it attracts students from (7 ........five continents. It is also (8) of Ireland's leading historical sites. It has a uniquely beautiful library (9) contains 4 25 million books including the Book of Kells, (10) of the most precious medieval books in existence. Over half a million visitors come to see this book and the library every year. It is truly a great university.
1 How are the following related to Trinity College? Scan through the text to find out.
• Jonathan Swift • Oscar Wilde
• Samuel Beckett • 1592 • 17th century
• Arts & Humanities • Book of Kells