Welsh Second Language

Special Events

This Revision Bite will help you have a conversation about special events.

Warm-up exercise

Conversation simulation: Special Events

Example answers with expert's comments

Listen to what Elin and Morgan said in this role-play, compare their answers and find out why an examiner would give Morgan a higher mark.

1. Ble hoffet ti fynd ar y trip ysgol? - Where would you like to go on the school trip?

girl with long red hair

Elin says:

  • Dw i eisiau mynd i barc antur achos dw i’n hoffi reidiau. Dw i ddim yn hoffi tripiau diflas.

  • I want to go to an adventure park because I like rides. I don't like boring trips.
boy wearing a blue hooded top

Morgan says:

  • Mae trip ysgol yn syniad anhygoel. Hoffwn i fynd i wersyll yr Urdd. Mae chwaraeon dŵr a bowlio deg yn y ganolfan. Bydd yn wych a bydd pawb yn hapus yno.

  • A school trip is an amazing idea. I would like to go to the Urdd camp. There are water sports and ten-pin bowling in the centre. It will be great and everyone will be happy there.
  • Elin chooses to answer using simple vocabulary and basic constructions. Morgan answers the question in full and also gives us specific reasons for his choice.

2. Pryd mae’r trip? - When is the trip?

girl with long red hair

Elin says:

  • Bydd mis Mai yn syniad da. Dw i’n awgrymu Mai un deg saith.

  • May will be a good idea. I suggest 17 May.
boy wearing a blue hooded top

Morgan says:

  • Beth am gael trip haf, ar ôl yr arholiadau? Bydd amser rhydd gyda ni wedyn. Fydd dim gwaith ysgol. Felly, hoffwn i awgrymu Mehefin dau ddeg naw.

  • What about having a summer trip, after the exams? We'll have freetime then. There'll be no school work. So, I would like to suggest 29 June.
  • Elin chooses to answer using simple vocabulary and basic constructions. Morgan answers the question in full and gives specific reasons. He tells us why this date would be a good idea.

3. Am faint o’r gloch mae'r trip? - What time is the trip?

girl with long red hair

Elin says:

  • Dw i’n meddwl bod hanner awr wedi wyth yn syniad da. Mae’r bws ysgol yn dod am hanner awr wedi wyth.

  • I think that half past eight is a good idea. The school bus comes at half past eight.
boy wearing a blue hooded top

Morgan says:

  • Dw i’n awgrymu gadael am hanner awr wedi saith yn y bore. Bydd wyth o’r gloch yn rhy hwyr. Mae’r daith yn cymryd dwy awr a hanner mewn bws.

  • I suggest leaving at half past seven in the morning. Eight o'clock will be too late. The journey takes two and a half hours in a bus.
  • Elin chooses to answer using simple vocabulary and basic constructions. Morgan answers the question in full and also tells us about the journey. He also explains why the times he suggests make sense.

4. Beth am y gost? - What about the cost?

girl with long red hair

Elin says:

  • Bydd deg punt y person yn syniad da. Dydy deg punt ddim yn ddrud iawn.

  • £10 per person will be a good idea. £10 isn't very expensive.
boy wearing a blue hooded top

Morgan says:

  • Hoffwn i awgrymu un deg pump punt y person. Bydd cost y bws a’r bwyd yn y pris. Beth bynnag, ydy’r ysgol yn gallu helpu gyda’r costau os oes problem?

  • I would like to suggest £15 per person. The cost of the bus and the food will be in the price. Anyway, is the school able to help with the costs if there's a problem?
  • Elin answers simply using basic vocabulary and constructions. However, she does use the negative form giving a reason. Morgan, on the other hand, answers the question in full and extends his answer. He tells us what the cost could include and even suggests the possibility of asking for help with the costs.

5. Beth am deithio? - What about travelling?

girl with long red hair

Elin says:

  • Bydd eisiau bws. Dw i’n hoffi Cwmni Bysys Gwib. Mae’r bysys yn neis iawn.

  • We'll need a bus. I like the bus company Gwib. The buses are very nice.
boy wearing a blue hooded top

Morgan says:

  • Wel, yn gyntaf, bydd eisiau bwcio bws. Mae cwmni bysys da yn Abergwyn. Mae’r cwmni yn rhesymol iawn. Hefyd, mae staff y cwmni yn siarad Cymraeg. Hefyd, hoffwn i gael bws gyda DVD, tŷ bach a seddi cyfforddus.

  • Well, firstly, we'll need to book a bus. There's a good bus company in Abergwyn. The company's very reasonable. Also, the company staff speak Welsh. Also, I'd like to have a bus with a DVD, a toilet and comfortable seats.
  • Elin answers using simple vocabulary and basic constructions. However, Morgan answers the question in full and extends his answer. He gives reasons for using the bus company and he also explains what he would like to have on the bus.

6. Pwy sy’n gallu dod? - Who can come?

girl with long red hair

Elin says:

  • Dw i’n awgrymu Blwyddyn deg a Blwyddyn un ar ddeg. A ffrindiau wrth gwrs. Dw i ddim eisiau athrawon cas.

  • I suggest Year 10 and Year 11. And friends of course. I don't want nasty teachers.
boy wearing a blue hooded top

Morgan says:

  • Yn fy marn i, dim ond Blwyddyn un ar ddeg. I fod yn onest, bydd Blwyddyn un ar ddeg yn llenwi tri bws. Does dim eisiau mwy. Hefyd, bydd eisiau athrawon caredig yn unig.

  • In my opinion, only Year 11. To be honest, Year 11 will fill the three buses. There's no need for more. Also, we'll only want kind teachers.
  • Elin chooses to answer using simple vocabulary and basic sentence patterns. She also uses the negative form. However, Morgan answers the question in full and extends his answer. He gives reasons for his opinions.

Success Criteria

Below is a table showing Elin and Morgan's success criteria.

Language patternsMorganElin
Use of full sentencesYesYes
Positive and negative sentencesYesYes
Relevant vocabularyYesYes
Variety of sentence patternsYes-
Different reasons to support opinionsYes-
Different tensesYes-

Conversation simulation: dialogue

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Conversation simulation: answering questions

Conversation simulation: asking questions

Translation and hints

QuestionsHints
  • 1. Ble hoffet ti fynd ar y trip ysgol?
  • Where would you like to go on the school trip?
Think carefully before you answer. You have the opportunity to offer suggestions and show a range of sentence patterns.
  • 2. Pam wyt ti eisiau mynd yno?
  • Why do you want to go there?
Here you have the chance to express opinions and give relevant reasons.
  • 3. Pryd mae’r trip ac am faint o’r gloch?
  • When is the trip and at what time?
This is an opportunity for you to show the extent of your vocabulary. You need to include dates and times. Obviously you can also include reasons for your choices.
  • 4. Faint fydd y trip yn costio?
  • How much will the trip cost?
This is an opportunity to explain costings and to give reasons clearly. Answer as fully as possible.
  • 5. Pwy sy’n gallu dod ar y trip?
  • Who can come on the trip?
This question needs a definite answer. But you could also extend the answer by adding other groups of people or you could include the people you would not want to invite. You have an opportunity here to extend sentence patterns.
  • 6. Hoffet ti ddod i’r parc antur?
  • Would you like to come to the adventure park?
This question provides an excellent opportunity to extend your answer. Using the conditional tense mention whether you’d like to go on the trip. Also include any relevant information, and you could even mention your favourite activities.

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