Tuesday 12 December 2017

Bon mots hard to find after aural test

Katherine Donnelly

Katherine Donnelly


TEACHERS were divided on the level of difficulty of the listening comprehension.

Eimear Holly of the Association of Secondary Teachers' Ireland (ASTI) and the French Teachers Association thought in the final section, comprising five pieces, speed was an issue in the first two parts.

And the teacher, from Scoil na Trionoide Naofa, Doon, Co Limerick, said the vocabulary was very specific in the fourth.

However, David Duffy of the TUI thought the listening comprehension was accessible. He said both the higher and ordinary level papers had formats very close to those of recent years.

Ms Holly said that while the higher level comprehensions were appropriate for the students' ability, parts of the written section may have proved challenging.

At ordinary level, Mr Duffy said the reading comprehensions were broadly in line with recent years.

Irish Independent

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