Junior Cert. Ord. Level. ( Past Questions up to 2013)
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Section 2; Personal Writing.
-Essay based on a picture
- Formal letter, (e.g. job application, to editor, complaint)
- Informal letter (penpal)
- Speaking on the radio.
- Detailed description.
- A code of behaviour.
- Rules of competition.
- Report on an event.
- Most effective photograph.
- Slogan; good, effective, alternative.
- Article writing for newspaper.
- Features of aneye-catching photograph.
- Convincing arguments.
- Convinced by advertisement?
- Which of two communicates message better?
- Examples of exaggeration.
- Improve advertisement, (text/image)
- Design poster.
- Use of colour.
- Most eye-catching advert.
- Advertisements, alike/unlike?
- Compose a text for a leaflet.
- Headline and article for newspaper.
- Message of advertisement.
- Advertisement promoting.
- Text to accompany photography.
- Target audience.
- Best way to convey a message.
- Radio, television, billboards, leaflets, pamphlets, flyers,
posters, mobile texts, magazines, newspapers, internet.
- Write an advertisement.
- Facebook a good way to advertise?
- Website a good way to advertise?
- Radio advertisement.
- Message of poem.
- Favourite words/images.
- Rhyming words.
- Favourite stanza.
- Describe impression of poet.
- Feelings in the poem.
- Which stanza would you illustrate?
- Is the poem sad? Happy/amusing?
- Compare stanzas.
- Mood of a poem.
- Description of a person, place, event, animal.
- What poem is about?
- Like/dislike poem.
- Sad/happy picture of home, family, friends.
- Amusing poem.
- Poem which contains vivid images.
- Sad/happy person.
- How poet gives impressions.
- Exciting person or event.
- Poem which deserves a prize.
- Poem which makes you feel happy/sad.
- Poem which left a clear picture.
- What inspired the poet: (something he/she saw, felt, heard, and remembered).
- Describes a time of year.
- Describes a member of a family.
- Tone of voice.
- Body language.
- Which character you would like to play.
- Write dialogue.
- How an audience feels.
- Diary entry.
- Relationship in extract.
- Character’s character/impression of a character.
- Best way to enjoy a scene: reading quietly, aloud, performed.
- Theme of extract.
- Strongest character.
- Creation of tension.
- Suspense in scene.
- Characters reactions to situations.
- Imagine you are a director, what advice/instructions would you give to actors regarding tone of voice, costume, movements, facial expressions, etc? What kind of lightening, backdrops, props would you use?
- Describe a character.
- Unexpected event.
- Recommend play?
- Disagreement in play.
- Satisfied with ending? /describe ending.
- Pick a scene and describe.
- Favourite Character/ describe a character/likeable character.
- Play enjoyable? (Reasons)
- Not enjoyable? (Reasons)
- Something which made a character feels happy/ sad.
- Describe a dramatic moment.
- Scene which had you on the “edge of your seat”, tense, exciting.
-Two different characters.
-Describe the beginning/ending.
-Suspense or mystery.
- Character’s character.
- Tone of extract.
- Opening encourages you to read on?
- Ending surprise you?
- Author’s message.
- Favourite paragraph.
- Continue story.
- Why a character reacts.
- Evidence of a good relationship.
- Is there conflict, danger, courage?
- Important/good relationship.
- Favourite Character.
- How a relationship develops.
- Strange/ unexpected event.
- Something extraordinarily good or bad that happens.
- Character that undergoes a change.
- Interesting character.
- Achievement of something impossible.
- Favourite moment.
- Friendship which develops or fails.
- Character whose behaviour upset you.
- Beginning, end of novel.
- Most exciting/ frightening part of story.
- Description of a happy, funny, sad, worrying time.
- Character faced with a difficult situation. How did he/she deal with it? Your impression of how they dealt with it.
- Terror, racism, betrayal.
- Good ending?
- Does a character face a difficult situation?
Remember to explain all your answers with reference to the texts.