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You may get a question asking you to describe your last Holiday. This section will provide you with tips on how to write successfully in Gaelic.

Describing your last holiday

Describe your last holiday.

You may include the following details:

  • name of place you visited

  • who was with you

  • weather

  • activities

  • transport

  • likes / dislikes about the holiday

  • what you liked about your stay in the place you visited, and why

  • anything else you want to include

A good piece of writing should contain roughly seven paragraphs. A good rule of thumb is to include one (or two) of the details suggested in the question as individual paragraphs.

Your paragraphs may follow the details suggested. For example:

  • Paragraph 1 can consist of the first two bullet points: name of place you visited and who was with you.

  • Paragraph 2 can cover the weather.

  • Paragraph 3 can describe activities / trips.

  • Paragraph 4 can include information about transport / travel.

  • Paragraph 5 can express your likes and dislikes about the holiday.

  • Paragraph 6 can describe what you liked about the country you visited.

  • Paragraph 7 can talk about anything else you may wish to include or it can be your closing paragraph.

Each paragraph should have two to three sentences.

Remember that the beginning and close of a piece of writing are very important. These two parts create a positive impression, if they are done well.

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