irish - Leaving Cert : cracking the Comhrá - 4 weeks oral preparation

  • Teacher
    Pearse Ahern
  • Level
    Leaving Certificate Higher
  • Start Date
    Thursday 12 January
  • Duration
    4 weeks
  • Thursdays
    8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Cracking the Comhrá
This course will prepare you for your Oral Irish exam. It will be a skills driven module with detailed notes provided.

Pearse has over 15 years experience in secondary schools and prior to that he taught English and Irish as second languages in Madrid. He is the co-author of the Junior Cycle textbooks series Croí na Gaeilge (EDCO) and the co-author of the revision notes Junior Cycle Success. Pearse was awarded first class honours for his Masters Thesis to DCU outlining theories on how to improve second language proficiency. He has worked with the State Examinations Commission and is currently a Cúntóir Teagaisc in Fiontar agus Scoil na Gaeilge which is part of DCU.

What to expect:

Live online grinds.
Exam-focused.
Interactive online class to help you achieve your best grade possible in Leaving Certificate Irish.
Highest quality comprehensive notes.
Recorded classes: you will have access to each class recording so you can replay the classes at your own pace, as often as you like.
What will be covered:
  1. Essential verbs ( 20 is plenty)                                              Using the 6 pack to attack
  2. Thinking time (key phrases)
  3. Transferable ideas for the Sraith. This takes out the risk of a memory block.
  4. How to construct questions. 50+ model questions supplied to aid practice.
  5. Adding length to your answers.
  6. Using the weather to your advantage
  7. Time references (add flow and length)
  8. Proximity links (increasing the size of the target)
  9. Showing how imagination is your friend
  10. Avoiding the black hole.
  11. Side stepping the tricky question (how to pivot)
  12. Using negative verbs
  13. The phonics for the poetry (35 marks) 
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Please note fees are non-refundable.

Our students love us

A big thank you to Mr O'Leary. His lessons gave me fundamental maths skills, excellent exam tips and advice and confidence in my maths ability. Mr O'Leary's advice, "when you don’t know what to do, do what you know“ helped me to start all exam questions, and that first step led the way to a grade I am so proud of.
Thanks so much to Eoghan for all his support over the last 2 years. Thanks to Eoghan, I got a H2 in the exam. I am delighted.
Can’t thank Eoghan enough for all his help. He answered every question I had and I’m 100% sure, I wouldn’t have got a H1 without his help. Thank you so much.
Highly recommend Mr. O’Leary’s classes. Such a nice person who puts in so much effort to each lesson. He gives time to each student and answers every question! Really good environment in the classes which also encouraged everyone to work hard.