An tSraith Pictiúr
Sadly my notes for the picture sequences are from the 2012 Leaving Cert, so will not be much use as the picture sequences change each year. However what I can give you is my top tips for preparing them, some vocab, and the websites and resources I found most useful.
My Top Tips:
- Learning a story for 20 picture sequences off by heart is an almost impossible feat unless you have a photographic memory. Remember you have at least 5 other subjects to concentrate on also, so don't fool yourself into thinking you will be able to remember what you've learned under the pressure. The best thing you can do is to learn off lots of verbs, useful phrases, and the specific vocab required for each picture.
- For each sequence get a page and write headings of verbs, useful phrases and specific vocab. Use the vocab and links below to gather the things you need. I recommend putting these pages in their own folder next to the picture sequence (You may notice that a lot of the verbs and phrases will overlap in each sequence)
- Practice makes perfect! Once you have practiced with your sheet of vocab beside you, start practicing aloud, with only the picture sequence on front of you. Make sure you actually do practice aloud, even if your family might think you've finally cracked, it'll be worth it!
- Remember not to drag on with what you say for each picture in the sequence. But don't be too short either. I recommend about 20 words per picture but this can vary depending with how much you can actually talk about in the picture!
- My biggest regret is not doing the above sooner. If I had put my folder together earlier in the year I would have had much more time to practice. The sooner you get all your vocab and everything into your folder, the better. After the Christmas holidays your time will be limited , and if you already have your folder put together, you will have more time to practice and trust me, you will appreciate it!
- http://www.isfeidirleat.ie/index.php/viewcategory/6.html (I found this one the most useful)