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Aim: Break the bricks, score points
Use your mouse or arrow keys to move the paddle to bounce the ball up the screen.

Answer questions by breaking the white bricks.

Your final score is based on correct answers, bricks broken and time taken.
Family - my siblings
Family - my siblings

Pong game to learn Irish : Family - my siblings

This is our version of the classic early computer game "Breakout" ( itself a development of the even earlier "Pong" game - we prefer that name ) where a player controls a bar that knocks a ball or puck around the screen.

Play Pong to learn Irish at learn-irish.net

In our version of Pong/Breakout, there are 3 types of bricks for you to break: green bricks are worth 2 points; yellow bricks are worth 50 points; white bricks which are worth 10 points and result in a Irish language question for the topic you have chosen.

With our Pong game for "Brothers and sisters" you will be learning the Irish vocabulary for the topic Brothers and sisters. The language you will learn is in the vocabulary list below, and consists of 10 Short sentences about brothers and sisters.

1Tá deirfiúr amháin agam.I have one sister.
2Tá deartháir amháin agam.I have one brother.
3Is páiste aonair mé.I am an only child.
4Tá deartháir agus deirfiúr agam.I have a brother and a sister.
5Tá beirt deirfiúracha agam.I have two sisters.
6Tá beirt deartháireacha agam.I have two brothers.
7Tá beirt deartháireacha agus deirfiúr amháin agam.I have two brothers and a sister.
8Tá beirt deirfiúracha agus deartháir amháin agam.I have two sisters and a brother.
9Tá triúr deirfiúracha agam.I have three sisters.
10Tá triúr deartháireacha agam.I have three brothers.

You start with 5 lives. If the ball goes below the paddle, a life is lost and you lose 200 points.

The game ends if you you answer all 10 questions or lose all your lives.


  • This version of Pong is a one player game to learn or revise Irish vocabulary
  • Our Pong for Irish is a scoring game - play a few times and set a personal best score!
  • Addictive! You may end up trying to avoid the white bricks so that you can play for longer…
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How to play Pong to learn
Brothers and sisters in Irish

Screenshot of Pong to learn Irish at learn-irish.net

  1. Select the Pong game from the games selection page.
  2. On the settings page there are brief instructions on how to play.
  3. Click on PLAY to enter the game screen.
  4. The clock starts when the bell rings.
  5. Move your mouse (or finger drag in the white bar for touch screens) to move your paddle left and right.
  6. Knock the ball back up the screen to break the bricks.
  7. You start with 1000 points.
  8. You lose 1 point every 2 seconds.
  9. 200 points are deducted from your score for each life lost
  10. Green bricks score 2 points, yellow bricks score 50 points, white bricks score 10 points and open the question screen.
  11. For each question click/tap on the picture that matches the Irish audio you have heard.
  12. Wrong answers lose you 25 points but correct answers win you 50 points.
  13. Continue breaking bricks and answering questions until you have cleared all the question bricks.
  14. The game also ends if you lose all 5 of your lives.
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