• Buntús Cainte - Lessons 1-10 List

    Lesson One - Talking about the weather

    The weather is often a topic of conversation in Ireland. Probably because we usually have 5 different types of weather before breakfast! 

    In lesson one you’ll learn how to use basic adjectives like hot and cold and the phrase it is to comment on the weather.


    ROLEPLAY

    At the end of the lesson you'll hear a roleplay between Nóra and her friend Cáit and find out what they think of the weather today...

     

    Lesson Two – Still talking about the weather

    We really can’t say enough about the weather! This lesson expands on the vocabulary you learnt in Lesson 1 so you can talk at greater length about what’s going on outside!

    You’ll learn more basic adjectives like good and bad and the phrase it is not to comment on the weather.


    ROLEPLAY

    Listen to a conversation between Nóra and her friend Cáit and see if the weather has improved any today...

    Lesson Three - Describing physical characteristics

    In this lesson you’ll learn adjectives that describe the physical characteristics of people, whether they're tall or small, young or old, or well or sick.   

    You’ll also learn the phrases he is and he is not so that you can put sentences together and join in the gossip when it starts!

     

    ROLEPLAY

    Listen to a conversation between Nóra and her friend Cáit and find out what has happened to Seán...

    Lesson Four – More physical characteristics

    In this lesson you’ll learn more adjectives that describe people, whether they're strong or weak, fat or thin.   

    You’ll learn the phrases I am and I am not so you can describe yourself, as well as you are and you are not, so you can describe others. 

    ROLEPLAY

    Test your vocabulary by listening to a roleplay with Nóra chatting to her neighbour Séamas who is rather peculiarly dressed...

    Lesson Five – Where is she?

    In this lesson you'll learn common words that describe location such as here, there, inside, outside, above and below.  Then you'll accompany a nice young man who's on the lookout for love! 

    You’ll learn how to say she is and she is not, as well as how to ask questions such as is she?

    ROLEPLAY

    Listen to a chat between Nóra and Seán and find out where  Máire has got to...

     

    Lesson Six – Where are they?

    In this lesson we'll try to find more people.  They all seem to have gone missing! 

    You'll learn words to describe different kinds of people; man, woman, boy, girl, mammy and daddy.  Then you'll learn the words to ask where are they? 

    ROLEPLAY

    Listen to a conversation between Pádraig and Máire and find out where  everyone has disappeared to...

    Lesson Seven – Describing locations

    In this lesson you'll learn how to describe location, so if you are looking for someone you'll be able to find out where they are, whether they're at home, in the kitchen, in the bed or in the school.  

    You'll put these new words together with the verbs you've already learned to make sentences.  

    ROLEPLAY

    Séamas has dropped into the house looking for Pádraig and Nóra, but he may get more than he bargained for...

    Lesson Eight – Forms of transport

    In this lesson you'll learn how talk about different types of transportation.  Whether you're travelling by plane, train or automobile, these are the words you'll need to know if you're travelling in Ireland.  

    You'll also learn generic words to describe people and things: words like anyone and anything always come in useful.

    ROLEPLAY

    Listen to a conversation at the station where Seán and Máire are waiting for their father to get off the train.  But what on earth has happened to Nóra and the car?

     

    Lesson Nine – The Garda

    In Irish the word for police officer is garda, and in Southern Ireland this is what everyone calls a police officer, even if they don't speak Irish!  So this word will definitely come in very handy.  

    As well as learning the words for police officer and teacher, in this lesson we'll also learn additional words to describe locations, like at the chapel and at the shop.

    ROLEPLAY

    Listen to a conversation between Pádraig and Seán and find out why Seán is on his own in the house...

    Lesson Ten – Food glorious food!

    Mmmm, delicious food.  It's always good to know the words to describe meals, especially if you're getting peckish!  

    In this lesson you'll learn words to describe meals eaten at different times of the day, such as breakfast or lunch

    ROLEPLAY

    Pádraig has arrived at the school with a message for his children but he finds Seán alone in the playground.  Where has everyone gone?


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    Posted Aug 31 2011

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