This is a course is for those who will be doing the Leaving Certificate Irish Oral Examination this year (Higher level and Ordinary level). This course is available on Gaelchultúr’s e-learning website, ranganna.com, and learners who enrol on the course will work by themselves, independent of a teacher.
Vocabulary and useful phrases
Comprehensive lists of vocabulary and useful phrases relating to the topics below are provided in this course:
- my background and my area
- my family and my house
- scoil, university and the points race
- pastimes (music, sport, technology etc.)
- Irish and the Gaeltacht
- part-time job
- conversations in the conditional tense
- social issues
- politics and current affairs
Sample conversations between the examiner and the candidate are also provided.
An tsraith pictiúr
Vocabulary and useful phrases relating to each sraith pictiúr [series of pictures] as well as a sample description of each sraith pictiúr that is on the syllabus this year are also provided. The sample description of each sraith pictiúr is very detailed and a range of useful idiomatic and colloquial expressions are included, which will help candidates achieve high marks in this section of the oral examination.
As well as the vocabulary and useful phrases that are provided in the course, there is also additional information and a range of interactive exercises that are based on important points of grammar relating to each conversation topic.
In addition to the written materials, sound files are also provided throughout the course enabling learners to listen to the words and phrases as often as they like, which will help them to learn the correct pronunciation of new words and phrases.
- Key sounds
- The pronunciations which the learner should focus on in that particular unit.
- Useful information
- The grammar relevant to the topic covered in the unit. This grammar is presented in context and in manageable chunks, and complicated terminology is avoided.
- Four dialogues, with accompanying translations into English. The language contained in these dialogues is natural and authentic, and reflects everyday usage.
- Vocabulary and Useful phrases
- Core vocabulary and useful phrases relating to the theme of the unit.
- A wide range of fun to-do activities based on the vocabulary and grammar presented in the unit. The written exercises are interactive. Once you’ve completed an exercise, you can click on the “Send” button and receive feedback immediately. You’re told which answers were correct and which were incorrect, you’re given the correct answers and a score. The oral exercises are accompanied by sounds files.
- These short passages aim to give the learner information about the history of the Irish language and a better understanding of Irish in the contemporary world.
- Useful tips for learners
- Handy tips on how to become a more efficient language learner.
- Talking heads
- The ‘Talking heads’ section contains video segments featuring a range of speakers, filmed on location in Dublin and Galway.
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