Every Monday each pupil will pick up to 8 words to learn for their Scrúdú. These words they choose from any mistakes they made in the dictation (see below) and their own personal liosta focal (list of words) they want to learn; chosen because they've realised they can't spell them in schoolwork or simply because they'd like to know how to spell them. Having a list will assist them in choosing words that are useful. Words judged to be too easy, or learned before, should not be included.
The spelling of all words on their list should be checked in a dictionary. Parents are expected to look at their child's spelling list and the spelling of the words they've chosen to learn in any given week; Monday through Thursday they will need to write out each of that week's words three/four times in their cóipleabhar deachtú.
It is very important that the written element of learning the spellings is supervised by parents. Not only should the spelling of the words be checked on Monday but also on the subsequent nights. Remind your child to copy the checked Monday version and that should reduce the chance of copying an error made in the spelling later. Children do make mistakes reading their own handwriting and when that happens they can easily learn to spell a word incorrectly; supervising their homework is vital. Feel free to use other methods of helping them learn the words such as oral mini tests.
Please seen the Gaeilge page for further guidance on their Irish spellings for Litriú. If you are unsure of the pronunciation
of any Irish words you can listen to them on www.teanglann.ie or www.forvo.com.
- The joint of sirloin was spoiled.
- My mother had no choice but to make another dessert.
- The voice was spoiled by the noisy rejoicing.
- It is best to avoid getting lost in the desert.
- He decided to put oil in the coil.
D. The ball probably hopped over the wall and eventually was found by my neighbours.
- Joe hit his toe in the cellar.
- Joe is full of woe about the sick doe.
- The ancient Greeks met with their foe.
- Will the seller of that ticket come forward.
- The weather was fine and it was plain to see the plane landing.
D. The ghost in the play would appear and disappear.
- My son cried when he had to put on his tie.
- The bacon rashers almost fried in the sun.
- The girl tried to lie about the pie.
- He died an hour after the accident.
- Our excitement was interrupted by the school principal.
D, The results of the experiment were very interesting.
- There are a few new buds covered with dew.
- The newspaper was due out in an hour.
- Andrew knows how to make great chicken stew.
- The little boy began to grate on his mother's patience.
- The jewels were worn by the gorgeous television personality.
D. There are six continents: Africa, Asia, Europe, America, Australia, Antartica.
- Our teacher seems to dislike the word 'bored'.
- I can see the seeds from the tree at my feet.
- The fleet managed to go on board without being seen.
- The boy has a deep need to sleep.
- They could not see the buoy because of the sleet.
D. The man worked in the factory making computer equipment.
- When he received the receipt he estimated his profit.
- They will seize the goods in the harbour.
- The prophet forecast that there would be a siege.
- The conceited girl could not bear to be corrected.
- There was a struggle between the lion and the bear.
D. Lack of oxygen made it impossible to breathe.
- The head told the children they were not allowed on the beach.
- The weather was heavy and made them sweat.
- The boy cried aloud when he saw the dog.
- My aunt dreamt she was treading on a meadow covered with heather.
- The ant crawled on the leather bag.
D. The beautiful surroundings took my breath away.
- The team of reapers gathered the wheat in the heat.
- The weak seal cleaned himself on the beach last week.
- The children were told to leave the peaches for the feast.
- Yellow daffodils grow around the cream cottage.
- Baby ducklings, lambs, frog spawn, the crocus, birds building nests are all signs of spring.
D.Some regions in the North of England are polluted by heavy industry.
- I heard her teeth chatter as she stood shivering in the freezing cold.
- Icicles hung from the roof on that freezing December morning.
- Pauline's birthday is in August, the first month of autumn.
- There was a crystal clear view from the top of the snow capped mountain.
- The lady took the laundry to automatic because she was exhausted
D. There are thirty two counties in the Republic of Ireland.
- January and February are always dangerous months for drivers.
- Scarves, wellingtons, toboggans and sleighs - the children packed to go on holidays.
- The little boy displayed dismay on Friday when the teacher gave the class homework.
- There was much spray and sway from the boat on Galway Bay.
- The Waterford goalkeeper threw the ball to his centre forward who kicked it through the net.
D. He won the race by ten kilometres, twenty metres.
- The rain in Spain stays mainly on the plain.
- I'm afraid I cannot explain the pain.
- I tried in vain to wait for the train.
- The pupil panicked when she broke the window pane.
- The money that the boy made paid for the sister's beautiful chain.
D. The rain cycle was explained by the geography teacher.
- I'm sure the cure for the headache is peace and quiet.
- The jury decided the man had committed a foul crime.
- The fox was quite furious because he could not lure the fowl into his trap.
- The air is so pure in rural places.
- The teacher gave the children from fourth class a piece of her mind.
Dúshlán: I hope the hero would survive.
- The science teacher used a steel container for the experiment.
- Did you see the referee over there who was keeping the score?
- The boy swore he did not steal the bicycle near the sea shore.
- The girl tore the dress that she wore last Wednesday.
Dúshlán: The little boy continued to ignore his sister until she eventually gave up.
- The children were in dire trouble when they got lost in the wood.
- The church spire blew down in the storm.
- The man would not use a wire to mend the electric fire.
- The priest inquired if it was possible to hire a car to drive to Monaghan.
- The sky was blue when the children set out on their tour to Donegal.
D: I meant to ask some suitable questions in religion class.