2016 Leaving Cert Pass Irish Oral Test

2016 Leaving Cert Pass Irish Oral Test


Here rare some of the sentences , translated to English and spelled phonetically in English for those who might like a little help

Bhuail na daltaí le cheile os comhair an bus.
VOOL na dolty le kayla oss kore un bus
the students met in front of the bus
  Phléigh siad conas go raibh siad ag súil go mór leis an turas go dtí an Ghaeltacht.
Plague sheed kunis gu rev sheed egg soool go moore lesh un turris gu dee un gwhale-tockt
They discussed how they were looking forward to the trip to the gaeltacht
 Bhí sceitimíní ar roinnt daoine ach bhí daoine eile imníoch, mar ní raibh siad sa Ghaeltacht riamh agus ní raibh aithne acu ar aon duine eile.
Vee sket-a-meany eir rynt deeny oc vee deeney ELLA im-nknee-ock, mork knee rev sheed su gwhale-tockt Reeve aggas knee rev a-hin-a akku eir ayn dna ella.
Some of them were excited but others were scared, because they were never in the gaeltacht before  and they did not know anyone else who would be there.
 Nuair a bhí siad ar an mbus, labhair an múinteoir leo.
NOOR a vee sheed eir un bus , lour un moon-toor low.
When they were on the bus the teacher spoke to them.
  Mhínigh sé go raibh siad ag dul go dtí an Spidéal i nGaillimh
Veen-eg shay gu rev sheed egg dull gu dee un spid-ale it  ngol- iv 
He explained tht they were going to Spiddal in Galway.
 Bhí an turas an-fhada.
Vee un tur-ass in adda
The journey was long.
 Bhí na daltaí ag ligint a scíth agus d’éist siad le ceol.
Vee nu dawlty egg ligg-int a skeee oggus They-st sheed le keowl.
The students relaxed and listened to music.
 I lár an turas thóg siad sos agus agus d’ith siad beile blasta.
I lawr un turrass howg sheed suss oggus dip  sheed bay-la b-lost-a
Half way there they had a break and ate a delicious meal
 Chaith siad an cuid eile den turas ag caint is ag comhrá.
Caugh sheed  un quid ella den turr-ass egg kynt isss egg ko-raw.
They spent the rest of the journey chatting.
  Shroich siad an coláiste ar a trí a chlog.
H-Ri ck sheed un koll-awste eir a 3 a klug.
The got to the colloege at 3 o’ clock
 Bhailigh siad timpeall agus ansin fuair siad amach na tithe ina raibh siad ag fanacht.
volleg  sheed team-ple oggus un-shin fooor sheed a-mock nu ti-he in a rev sheed egg fon-okt.
They gathered together and then they were found out which houses they were staying in.
  Shiúil siad go dtí an teach lena málaí.
hewl sheed gu dee un tock lenna mawl-ey.
They walked to the house with their bags
 Bhí an teach te teolaí agus compórdach.
vee un tock te chooo-ley oggus kom-poured-ock.
The house was warm and comfortable
 Bhí an Bhean an tí cairdiúil agus mhothaigh na daltaí s
Vee un van un tee cord-ool oggus vuhhig nu dawlty saw-sta .
The woman in the house was friendly and they felt happy
 Thosaigh siad an lá sa seomra ranga.
huss-ig sheed un law su show-m-ra wrong-a
They began the day in the classroom
 D’fhoglaim siad a lán Gaeilge nua.
dowlim sheed a lawn gwhale-ga new-a
They learned a lot of  new stuff in Irish
 Bhí siad an-ghnóthach.
Vee sheed on gknow-uk
They were very busy
 Tár éis, d’ith siad an lón i mbialann na scoile.
tar ayesh , di sheed un loan I m bee a lawn nu skulla
Afterwards they ate lunch in the school dining room
 Bhí na beilí blasta gach lá.
VEE nu bayly blost-a gok law
They had good tasty food each day
 Bhí na daltaí ag tapú an deis ag cleactadh a gcuid Gaeilge.
VEE nu dawlty egg top-u  un desh  egg klockta a gwid gwhale-ga
They were getting better at practicing their Irish
 San iarnóin, bhí cluichí eagraithe do na daltaí.
son ear known , vee kli-hee agraha du nu dawlty.
There were games organised for the students in the afternoon
 D’imir siad peile.
dimmer sheed pella.
They played football
 Bhí gach duine ag baint sult as.
Vee gok dinna egg bwint sultan as.
Everybody enjoyed it
 Istoíche, bhailigh siad sa halla do chéilí.
iss-tihe , vollig sheed su hawla du kayley
At night they gathred for a ceili in the hall.
 Sheinn an banna cheoil agus thosaigh siad ag rince. Bhí an craic agus ceol go hiontach.
hynn un bonna keowl oggus hussig sheed egg reen-ka.
The band plalyed and theybegan to  dance.  The music and craic was wonderful.
 Ag an deireadh seachtaine, bhí turas eagraithe don choláiste, lá cois farraige.
Eir un derra shock-tin-a , vee turras agratha dunne kolawste , law kush for-igge
At the end of the week the college had organised a a day out to the beach.
 Bhí an ghrian ag taitneamh agus bhí na daltaí ag snámh san fharraige agus ag siúl ar an trá lena gcairde.
Vee an green egg tan-iv oggus vee nu dawlty egg snawv son orrige oggus egg shewl eir un trawlennna gawr-da
The sun was shining and the students were swimming in the sea an walking on the beach with their friends
Lá eile, chuaigh siad go dtí ceannceathrú TG4 i mBaile na hAbhann.
law ella , qu-ig sheed gu dee kown kath-eru tell-a feeesh nu Gwhale-tock-ta a kaher I molla nu houn.
Another day, they went to the hedquarters of TG4 in Baile na hAbhann (which means the town with the river)
 Bhuail siad le roinnt aisteoirí ó Ros an Rún.
voool sheed le rynt ash-tory owe ross nu ruin
They met a number of actors from Ros na Rún.
 Ag deireadh an cúrsa, bhí gach duine an-bhrónach ag fágail slán lena ceile.
Eir derra un kursa , vee gok dinno  on- vrown-ock  egg faw-gawl slawn lennna kayla.
Everyone was very sad saying goodbye at the end of the course
 Rug siad barróg ar a cheile.
ruug sheed borro- g eir a kayla.
They hugged each other
 Gheall siad go mbéidh siad ar ais an bhliain seo chugainn.
Gyowl sheed gu meg sheed eir ash un vlian shu ku-inn
They promised to be back again next year
 Bhain siad an-tairbhe as an gcúrsa.
vin sheed on torrive oss un goorsa
They really enjoyed the course
 Duirt siad  go bhfanfaidh siad i dteangmháil lena ceile.
DOOOrt sheed gu von-hig sheed I dong-gwal lennna kaya
They said that they would keep in touch witth each other.
 Chuir siad na málaí ar an mbus agus chuaigh siad abhaile le croíthe trom.
Kur sheed nu mawly eir un mus aggus kuig sheed a-wallya le kree-ha trum.
They put their bags on the bus and were sad as they headed home.

Let’s be Honest. Is Your Business Dying a Slow Death?

Padraig King founded the 90 Minute Focus Method for Business Owners just like you. His method is comprised of a set of simple activities used by business owners and guidelines that help you to get focused and stay on task for up 90 minutes at a time.

Do you feel like your business isn’t quite as productive as you’d like it to be?
Are you doing a whole lot more than usual, are stressed more than usual and yet aren’t accomplishing all the things you should?
If you are, then congratulations, your business has been poisoned and it’s dying a slow death.

While the demerits of wasting time are aplenty for employees, for employers and business owners like you, it’s an entirely different story. A worker, an assistant or a manager might find another job if the one at your firm doesn’t work out all too well, but it will be all the much more difficult for you bounce back if your business tanks- and we wouldn’t want that at all.

Here are the signs to recognize to save your business from the multitude of distraction, along with the accompanying treatment that you can seek to increase workability and productivity:

Overweighing Multi-task

Multi-tasking is like the disease of obesity, it’s an epidemic, it’s weighing you down and there’s no end in sight. The fact is, the human brain is simply not manufactured in a way that allows successful multi-tasking. A few short meaningless tasks mostly interlinked, sure you can handle them. However, you’re more likely to botch up than get them right at all if you try to multi-task things that require your time and attention.

For business owners, this is especially damaging because it not only results in you not accomplishing everything on your list, it can also directly translate to a significant loss of revenue.
The treatment: It’s simple: categorize your work by priority, set a timer and accomplish one task within the set constraints and only consider moving onto the next when you’re completely finished with the first.

Cell Phones and the Chronic Ailment Called Social Media

Cell Phones and social media websites have become the bane of a business’s success. There’s text-messaging, instant messaging, Whatsapp, SnapChat, Instagram and the worst of them all, Facebook and a whole lot more that keep you trapped until you’ve run out of time and achieved nothing. Cell Phones drain your productivity like the social media apps drain its battery – and you want to avoid that as much as possible. The treatment: Remove social media applications from your phone completely. Too drastic for you? Inform your loved ones to avoid contacting you on your personal phone during the work day (be sure to give them the work contact details for emergency purposes), switch your phone onto flight mode, place it in the drawer and forget about it until it’s time to go home.

Never-Ending Email Attack

Emails! The devil of the workplace. How is a business owner expected to accomplish anything when they’re wielding off emails left, right and center? How?? That’s right, you don’t. The minute you feel as if you’re making some headway into whatever errand you’re running, or task you’re working on, the computer goes ‘ping’ notifying you of yet another urgent email. Here’s something you should know, nine of the ten times that happens in ten minutes, there is absolutely nothing urgent about the email.  The treatment for the email attack: Ignore them. Designate an hour of your day to sift through the emails and inform anyone that everything and anything that is emailed will only be handled during that time. Try it, you’re business with begin breathing a revived and revitalized breath.

Here is an out of office response that I use

Thank you for your message, I have received it and I will get back to you as soon as possible.


For business efficiency, I check emails at certain times each day, so you may not get an immediate personal response.  If your enquiry is urgent, please contact my office (by text ) on  +353861723510 


I really appreciate your patience and look forward to dealing with this matter before close of business today.



Padraig King


By dealing with emails at a set time each day you can focus on what is truly important and get more done than you would have dreamed was possible.

The  90 Minute Focus Method for Business Owners can be delivered in person as a one day personal coaching session, to a group over two days and as an online video course where you can join in as Padraig leads seven business owners and coaches one by one through the activities. The online course includes interviews with each of the business owners and discusses how they use focus, were previously struggling with their workload and the changes that they have made.



Mindful Concentration Course: Dublin & Carrick on Shannon during Easter week 2017

Mindful Concentration Course: Dublin & Carrick on Shannon during Easter week 2017


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