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Presentation structure: Peter Canavan

This Revision Bite will give you practice in creating and structuring a presentation about a famous person in five key sections: introduction, past, present, future and concluding opinion.

Structuring your presentation: Peter Canavan

In your presentation exam you should speak for about one minute in Irish on a topic you have prepared, then you will be asked questions in Irish about what you have said. You are usually allowed to take a prompt card into the exam with you with five brief points on it and as many pictures as you like, to help you remember what to say.

A good way to structure your presentation so you include a variety of tenses plus an opinion is to start with 'An Tús' ('start' - introduction), then talk about 'Inné' ('yesterday' - the past), 'Inniu' ('today' - the present) and 'Amárach' ('tomorrow' - the future), before finishing off with 'An Deireadh' ('The end' - an opinion).

For his presentation Séamus has written five paragraphs about Peter Canavan, but the order of the paragraphs has been jumbled up. Can you work out which paragraph is the introduction, which is about Peter Canavan's past, present and future, and which is the concluding opinion? It will help you to look out for uses of different tenses.

A.

Is múinteoir scoile é fosta ach ní bheidh sé ag obair sa scoil i mbliana. Beidh sé ag obair leis an pheil i mbliana. Deir daoine nach mbeidh sé ag imirt peile ar an bhliain seo chugainn. Níl sé iontach óg agus síleann daoine go bhfuil sé measartha aosta anois. Is féidir go n-éireoidh sé as an pheil mar go bhfuil sé aosta.

B.

Is as Tír Eoghain mé agus is breá liom Peadar Ó Ceannabháin. Beidh sé ag imirt ar fhoireann Thír Eoghain arís i mbliana agus bainfidh sé Sam Maguire arís fosta. Tír Eoghain Abú!

C.

Is peileadóir iontach maith é agus tá suim mhór aige sa pheil Ghaelach. Tá sé sciliúil agus díograiseach. Bíonn sé ag traenáil go minic - gach lá agus gach oíche. Is duine cainteach cairdiúil é fosta.. Imríonn sé peil le foireann Earagail Chiaráin agus le Tír Eoghain.

D.

Tá suim mhór agam sa spórt agus is breá liom sacar agus galf. Is fearr liom peil Ghaelach, áfach, agus beidh mé ag caint ar imreoir peile sa chur i láthair seo. Imríonn Peadar Ó Ceannabháin ar fhoireann Thír Eoghain. Is fear beag é ach tá sé iontach láidir. Tá sé ina chónaí i gContae Thír Eoghain agus tá sé pósta.

E.

Bhain Tír Eoghain Sam Maguire den chéad uair anuraidh. Bhí Peadar Ó Ceannabháin ag imirt ach bhí sé gortaithe fosta. D'imir sé in éadan Ard Mhacha sa chluiche ceannais i bPáirc an Chrócaigh. Bhí sé mar chaptaen ar an fhoireann.

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