LC Mock Spanish – Final hints and tips.

Ahead of Monday your first port of call should be the Shared Folder on Google Drives, click here to access notes and some sample opinion pieces (some of which include simplified versions).

Also be sure the files ‘Exam Format’ and ‘Leaving Certificate Spanish Exam for Students’. Both these files will give you a breakdown on question type and timing (stick to it you can use your spare time at the end once all questions have been attempted.

Tips:

Reading Comprehension
1. Stick to times
2. Focus on words you know NOT those you don’t. As you reread the sentences the blanks will start to take on meaning.
3. Synonym section – look out for similar words types [tenses, subjects, nouns (s/pl), prepositions]
4. Translation section – First translate literally, then rephrase so it sounds natural.

Opinion piece.
1. 30 minutes only, you can come back to it.
2. Source ideas from the text
3. Keep it simple
4. Read sample pieces in shared folders

Informal Writing
1. Again watch timing.
2. Keep it simple. Do not over complicate things.
3. With the dialogue be sure to read the other side of the conversation. Often some vocabulary you may need can be found here.

Listening
1. Focus on vocab and don’t be overly concerned with catching everything that the speaker is saying. Often you only need to catch one or two words for an answer.
2. No Blanks – Always take an educated guess

Finally, work at a good pace and don’t get to wrapped up in one section if it is giving you problems. Move on and come back to it.

 

 

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