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Grandparents (Credit)

Grandparents

Read the articles and questions and then reveal the correct answer.

Margaret had been asked by her teacher to interview her grandfather for a school magazine article.

Mo Sheanair

Rugadh mo sheanair anns an Eilean Sgitheanach. Ged a tha e sean, tha e cho geur ri sgian.

Tha cuimhne aige fhathast a bhith a’ fuireach ann an taigh-dubh. Bha a chàirdean uile a’ fuireach faisg air làimh - rud nach eil cho cumanta an-diugh.

Bha triùir bhràithrean agus dithis pheathraichean aige. Bha còig co-oghaichean deug aige anns a’ bhaile. Bha tòrr fealla-dhà ann.

Question

Select the correct statements from the first paragraph.

1 Margaret’s grandfather was born in Uist.

2 Margaret’s grandfather was born in Skye.

3 He is old and forgetful.

4 Although he is old, he is as a sharp as knife.

Answer

2 Margaret’s grandfather was born in Skye.

4 Although he is old, he is as a sharp as knife.

Rugadh mo sheanair anns an Eilean Sgitheanach = My grandfather was born in the Isle of Skye

Ged a tha e sean, tha e cho geur ri sgian = Although he is old, he is as a sharp as knife. The word geur can be used to mean sharp intellectually, as here, and also to mean sharp in taste as milk which has gone off and has a sharp taste. Bainne geur.

Question

What does he still remember?

Answer

Living in a black house.

Tha cuimhne aige fhathast a bhith a’ fuireach ann an taigh-dubh = He still remembers living in a black house

Question

What is not so common today?

Answer

All your relations staying nearby.

Bha a chàirdean uile a’ fuireach faisg air làimh = All his relations lived nearby

Question

Select the correct statements about Margaret’s grandfather's family.

1 He had three sisters.

2 He had three brothers.

3 He had fifteen cousins.

4 He had two sisters.

Answer

2 Bha triùir bhràithrean aige = He had three brothers.

3 Bha còig co-oghaichean deug aige He had fifteen cousins.

4 Bha dithis pheathraichean aige = He had two sisters.

co-ogha = cousin

ogha = grandchild

co-oghaichean = cousins

Question

What comment is made about how they got on together?

Answer

They had plenty of fun.

fealla-dhà = fun, joking

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