Archive for 15 junio 2017

Leaving Certificate HL – The Opinion Piece

Sample Opinion Pieces & Notes.

I’ve attached a link to Google Drives with some sample Opinion Pieces that I’ve collected over the years for you to have a look at. I would not recommend learning them off as you don’t know if they’ll necessarily apply to the question your given. Rather look at the structure of the pieces, the vocab and phrases they use, take some ideas from them and write some sample plans.

Remember that when writing an opinion piece once you make your content relevant to the title you should be ok. It’s up to you to make it fit.

You’ll also find some vocabulary and hint sheets on what constitutes a good Opinion Piece though you have most of these already.

Google Drives Sample Opinion Pieces

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Junior Cert 2018 Revision

The following links will help you to revise for the Listening and Reading Comprehensions, The Grammar (verbs and tenses, prepositions etc.)

 

Listening Revision

1. Be Sure to listen at least once every day or two, even if it’s only for 5 minutes. Keep your ear tuned into Spanish.

2. Make use of ‘Vamos a Escuchar’, there are loads of exercises in there that we haven’t done yet.

3. Try the following link for some extra practice, you have the text to help you and can turn it off if you just want to practice listening. Focus on Beginners, Intermediate A and Intermediate B:

http://www.laits.utexas.edu/spe/

Here’s another :

http://www.spanishlistening.org/content/index-001.html

 

 Reading Comprehension

Use the following to practice for the Reading Comprehensions. Remember to read at least one article a day. Also be sure to practice exercises from Practicamos.

http://www.practicaespanol.com/AgenciaEFE-InstitutoCervantes/noticias/nivel-a/

 

Grammar Revision

For grammar you want to focus on the Present tense (regulars, irregulars, stem-changers, reflexives), the Past Tenses (Preterito Indefinido and the Imperfect) and the Future Tenses (Ir a + inf and the Simple Future).

Also DO NOT IGNORE the Tener Expressions.

http://www.spanishdict.com/grammar – Great for reviews and it has loads of practice quizzes under each topic.

http://www.studyspanish.com/tutorial.htm – Again very good for reviews and also has a few free practice quizzes.

http://www.trinity.edu/mstroud/grammar/ – Less reviews and more exercises here, browse the Verb Forms section in particular.

‘Expressions with Tener’

Click this link, review and do some practice exercises :

http://www.studyspanish.com/lessons/tenexp.htm

Some revision notes can be found here.

If you are looking for more specific exercises related to a particular topic then look back over the posts under ‘3 curso’, there have been plenty added over the year.