Letter To Gaelic Learners

Letter To Gaelic Learners

Informative, educational and interesting. A special programme, in the form of a 'letter', specifically aimed at Gaelic learners who already have some knowledge of the language.

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  • Letter 23 Jan 15: Litir do Luchd-ionnsachaidh 810

    Sun, 25 Jan 15

    Duration:
    6 mins

    In autumn last year, Ruairidh was in Argos. He was on holiday in Greece. He went through a town called Argos. Find out more about this town in this week’s letter. Accompanying Gaelic text, grammar points and vocabulary are all available at bbc.co.uk/litir

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  • Letter 18 Jan 15: Litir do Luchd-ionnsachaidh 809

    Sun, 18 Jan 15

    Duration:
    6 mins

    Sharp is the tooth from [the] heather. Have you ever heard that proverb? Sharp is the tooth from [the] heather. After a person has been on the hill – or on the heather – he will be hungry. His teeth will be sharp. Food will not last long on the plate. It’s true, isn’t it? Most people know about the Tooth Fairy, but Ruairidh introduces you to another character from Gaelic folklore, The Tooth Mouse. Find out more in this week’s letter. Accompanying Gaelic text, grammar points and vocabulary are all available at bbc.co.uk/litir

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  • Letter 11 Jan 14: Litir do Luchd-ionnsachaidh 808

    Sun, 11 Jan 15

    Duration:
    6 mins

    Today, Roddy is going to finish the old story – The Golden Fish. The fisherman went home. There was a mansion there, with a golden carriage in front of it. The fisherman tried to walk in through the front door. But a servant prevented him. ‘The lady says that your type must come in through the back door,’ he said. Find out how the fisherman reacts and what became of him and his wife. Accompanying Gaelic text, grammar points and vocabulary are all available at bbc.co.uk/litir

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  • Letter 04 Jan 14: Litir do Luchd-ionnsachaidh 807

    Sun, 4 Jan 15

    Duration:
    6 mins

    Ruairidh was telling us the old story – The Golden Fish. The fish promised a reward to the fisherman. ‘Wee golden fish!’ the man called. ‘Aye, what can I do for you?’ said the fish. Find out what the man asked for and what he received in this week’s letter. Accompanying Gaelic text, grammar points and vocabulary are all available at bbc.co.uk/litir

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  • Letter 28 Dec 14: Litir do Luchd-ionnsachaidh 806

    Sun, 28 Dec 14

    Duration:
    6 mins

    There was at one time a fisherman. He and his wife were living in a thatched house next to the sea. They were very poor but they were happy enough. Accompanying Gaelic text, grammar points and vocabulary are all available at bbc.co.uk/litir

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  • Letter 21 Dec 14: Litir do Luchd-ionnsachaidh 805

    Sun, 21 Dec 14

    Duration:
    6 mins

    The most northerly whisky distillery in Scotland is in Orkney, in Kirkwall. The distillery got its name from High Park, the area’s name in olden times. High Park is connected to Magnus Eunson or ‘Mansie’. Mansie was illegally making whisky on that site at the end of the Eighteenth Century. Find out more about Mansie in this week's letter. Accompanying Gaelic text, grammar points and vocabulary are all available at bbc.co.uk/litir

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  • Letter 14 Dec 14: Litir do Luchd-ionnsachaidh 804

    Sun, 14 Dec 14

    Duration:
    6 mins

    I’ll finish the old story ‘The Butler’s Son’. The landlord wasn’t pleased that the butler’s son was back. He asked the lad to steal the bedsheet that would be under himself and his wife that night. That was to prove how skilful he was as a thief. If he didn’t do that, he’d get a bullet in his head. Accompanying Gaelic text, grammar points and vocabulary are all available at bbc.co.uk/litir

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  • Letter 07 Dec 14: Litir do Luchd-ionnsachaidh

    Sun, 7 Dec 14

    Duration:
    6 mins

    I was telling you an old story – ‘The Butler’s Son’. One night, the thieves went to a big house. There was a cellar in the house. The thieves let the butler’s son down to the cellar by rope. What happened next? Find out in this week’s letter. Accompanying Gaelic text, grammar points and vocabulary are all available at bbc.co.uk/litir

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  • Letter 30 Nov 14: Litir do Luchd-ionnsachaidh 802

    Sun, 30 Nov 14

    Duration:
    6 mins

    There was a landlord in the Highlands. He had a butler. The butler was honest. He had a son. When the son reached maturity, he himself got employment in the estate house.Was he as honest as his father? Find out in this week’s letter. Accompanying Gaelic text, grammar points and vocabulary are all available at bbc.co.uk/litir

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  • Letter 23 Nov 14: Litir do Luchd-ionnsachaidh 801

    Sun, 23 Nov 14

    Duration:
    6 mins

    There was a man from Skye who was living in Leeds in England. His name was William. One day, he bought a bus ticket from Glasgow to Broadford. ‘Single to Broadford,’ he said to the ticket officer. William had a drink problem. He was drunk. Was this going to be a problem for this particular journey? Find out in this week’s letter. Accompanying Gaelic text, grammar points and vocabulary are all available at bbc.co.uk/litir

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