The recipe question is a comprehension question that appears quite regularly on the Junior Cert paper. You need to know food vocabulary- make sure you know these very well as food vocab can also appear on the aural exam too! In the meantime, here’s the most common verbs that are asked on the question- LEARN!… Continue Reading →
Resources for the letter are here. Resources for the note are here. Resources for the postcard are here. Resources for the reading comprehensions are here. Resources for the aural are here. Grammar resources here.
The comprehensions are worth the most marks at Leaving Cert level- 30%. The comprehensions are often considered the most difficult area of the paper. Unlike the written section where you are given a choice between questions to complete, both of the comprehensions are compulsory.
I have very little memories of time spent in French classes as a student for my own Junior Cert- but I can remember being taught pronouns. Despite my teacher’s best efforts, I simply could not grasp the concept of a direct or indirect object. With a Junior Certificate French exam looming, I did what any… Continue Reading →
In Leaving Cert written work past tense will mainly be tested on the diary/ narrative question, whereas the Junior Cert paper will test the past tense on the postcard/ note and letter.
I completed my Leaving Cert a few years ago and studied English and French in University afterwards. I’m now a teacher of both and recently realised how difficult some students consider the subject. I got an A1 in English (I got 98% overall when I viewed my script) and thought I would reflect on some… Continue Reading →