Here is a good example of a well written postcard:
A marker looks for the following in a postcard.
Verb Use In this short piece nine verbs were used. They are all used correctly and there is a good mixture of the verb to be (tha, bha, is) and past and future tense forms of regular and irregular verbs (air teicheadh, lorg, fuirichidh, chunnaic, tilleadh).
Range of vocabulary There is a wide range of vocabulary in this piece which is used to provide a detailed piece of writing within the restrictions of a postcard. Let’s look at the vocabulary this candidate has used which is worthy of note.
Ann am Berlin an-diugh (addition of an-diugh gives more focus); na sgòthan air teicheadh bhon latha an-dè (this statement with use of air teicheadh adds more descriptive information about weather conditions than just the bare ‘Tha latha grianach ann’ of the previous candidate.) Lorg sinn taigh-òsta mòr brèagha(Use of lorg to indicate searching out goes further than simple ‘tha sinn a’ fuireach ann an taigh-òsta mòr brèagha’); the words ainmeil and am beachd indicate an ability to use a range of Gaelic vocabulary correctly.
A range of sentence styles with correct structuring.
bho air feadh an t-saoghail (correct use of complex Gaelic structure)
tha mi am beachd tilleadh (correct use of complex Gaelic structure)
There is a mature use of sentence structures in this piece.
A piece of writing which is clear and able to be understood. This piece is very well written and free from error. It is very clear and easily read.
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