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An léamhthuiscint is fearr liom – My favourite reading comprehension from the Leaving Certificate Irish exam papers is about an laoch – hero Jim Thorpe. This léamhthuiscint (reading comprehension) comes from the 2012 exam. Jim was voted as one of the greatest lúthchleasaithe (athletes) of the 20th Century yet very few know who the Irish-American man is. In this lesson introduction video – ‘Any Given Sunday’

(every lesson is named after a movie, album, song, band or celebrity based on the theme of the lesson – ‘Any Given Sunday’ – sport)

We explain who Jim Thorpe was and what he achieved in spórt. We discuss other Olympians and luthchleasaí and give insights into their machnamh – mind set and training.

By linking the lesson introduction video to the Leaving Certificate léamhthuiscint, you as a student will get a better grasp of the subject agus an téama, in this case, spórt. Foghlamóidh tú – You will learn new vocabulary to implement into your composition (aiste, scéal, díospóireacht, litir srl)

You can also use the vocabulary in the Scrúdú Cainte. Feabhas a chur ar do chuid gramadach. You will improve your grammar and you will have a much better understanding of the text therefore making it níos easca – easier to answer the exam questions based on the comprehension.

The following video is based on the lesson ‘Any Given Sunday’ taken from the ‘Master an Ardteist’ course:



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