The Revision Bite will give you practice in listening on the topic of School.
Here are some typical listening exam questions to help you improve your Listening Skills.
Read the questions carefully before you begin, then listen to the audio to hear the important information.
James and Sarah are in their History class. They are waiting for the school bell. Their teacher has allowed them to chat for the last minute of the school day. James asks Sarah a question. Listen to the audio to hear their conversation.
What does James ask Sarah?
What subjects were on your timetable today?
cuspairean - subjects (this is a useful word to remember)
clàr-ama - timetable (this is a useful word also)
Which subjects did Sarah have?
English, Home Economics, Maths, Gaelic and History.
Creideamh - Religious Studies
Ealain - Art
Fraingis - French
Gearmailtis - German
Sarah asks James a question about his subjects. What does she ask?
What are your favourite subjects?
Did you remember the phrase as fheàrr ?
It can mean best, as in an càr as fheàrr - the best car or an neach as fheàrr - the best person.
The question literally is: What are the subjects which are the best with you? In English we would translate this as: What are your favourite subjects, or What subjects do you prefer most? When someone asks the question Dè an càr as fheàrr leat, remember that it means What is your favourite car?
What about that little word leatsa? Do you remember that -sa at the end of it is a way of emphasising the word. So this word means you yourself. The question can be translated as: What are your favourite subjects? with the emphasis on your as opposed to anyone else.
Sometimes it can be confusing hearing sa at the end of a word. You might think that you don’t know the word, but when you take the sa off you realise that do know it.
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