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Gaelic

School (General)

School

John tells us about his school in this passage.

“Tha an sgoil agam glè mhath. Bidh A’ Bh-uas Mhoireach a’ teagasg ceòl dhuinn. Tha i èibhinn agus laghach. Bidh mi a’ seinn anns a’ chòisir cuideachd. Is toigh leam a bhith a’ dol don Mhòd as t-fhoghar.

Is toigh leam a bhith a’ deasbad cuideachd. Bidh an sgoil againn a’ buannachadh tòrr dhuaisean airson dheasbadan. Bidh cuspairean àraid ann, mar “Cia mheud turas a bu chòir dhuinn falbh air itealan sa bhliadhna?”

Question

Select two statements which are true.

1 Ms Murray teaches us music.

2 Mr Murray teaches us music.

3 Mrs Murray is funny and strict.

4 Ms Murray is funny and kind.

Answer

1 Ms Murray teaches us music.

4 Ms Murray is funny and kind.

Question

Select two statements which are true.

1 John sings in a choir.

2 John doesn’t sing in a choir.

3 He likes going to the Mod in the summer.

4 He likes going to the Mod in the autumn.

Answer

1 John sings in a choir.

4 He likes going to the Mod in the autumn.

a’ seinn ann an còisir = singing in a choir

Do you know the seasons?

earrach = spring

samhradh = summer

foghar = autumn

geamhradh = winter

Question

What does John say about the schools performance at debating?

Answer

The school wins lots of prizes for debating.

tòrr dhuaisean airson dheasbadan = lots of prizes for debates

Did you notice the ‘h’ in dhuaisean and dheasbadan? The ‘h’ is there because of the word tòrr and the word airson. Often you may have to take a letter ‘h’ out after the first letter of a Gaelic word so that you can recognise its more familiar form.

Question

What does John say about the topics they get sometimes?

Answer

Unusual

cuspairean àraid = unusual subjects or topics

àraid can mean special, zany, or peculiar depending on the context.

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