Friday 23 February 2018

Questions on bread and film go down well

Grainne Cunningham

THE Gallic passions for bread and the cinema were among the themes on a Junior Cert French Higher Level paper, which was both varied and candidate friendly, teachers agreed.

Maire Ni Chiarba, of the ASTI and Colaiste An Phiarsaigh, Glanmire, Cork, said: "The reaction from students was very good."

A spokesperson for the TUI said the Listening Comprehension had some nice, authentic expressions.

However, "there were some challenging elements, such as the country he will visit next year, Le Pays Bas (Netherlands) which may have caused some students difficulty", while Section D had specific vocabulary which weaker students might not have understood.

On the other hand, there were some nice texts -- a piece on pocket money and another about a dog that takes the bus on his own.

At ordinary level, Ms Ni Chiarba said the paper was set at "a very appropriate level". She praised the variety in the reading comprehension and said she felt that this year, the exams commission "got it pretty right".

Irish Independent

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