Tuesday 23 May 2017

Confusion over missing word

Katherine Donnelly

Katherine Donnelly

NO missing pages, but a missing word on the higher-level paper may have caused some head-scratching.

All was fine for the most part, according to Robbie Cronin of the ASTI and Marian College, Ballsbridge, Dublin.

He said there was plenty of variety in the comprehension pieces, with articles on go-kart racing, the Spanish retail chain El Corte Ingles, a holiday in La Coruña and a Nigerian street-trader who finds a wallet and gives it to the police.

But there was a slight problem with the first question in the section D dialogue, which read: 'Where does Rafa?' and 'When does he work there?'

"Obviously, the word 'work' is missing in the first part," Mr Cronin said.

The written section held no surprises and included a letter dealing with the fairly standard theme of a holiday in Spain.

"All in all, it was a good paper," said Mr Cronin, who also praised the ordinary-level paper for its variety, describing it as well-pitched.

Reading comprehension topics included the internet, a water theme park, 'Desperate Housewives' actress Eva Longoria and a visit by Real Madrid to Ireland last summer.

"We even got a photograph of Ronaldo with a hurley," said Mr Cronin, who also described the written expression section of the paper as "great".

Irish Independent

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