Fiúntas (2010)

By Mícheál Ó Ruairc, Yvonne O’Toole, Elizabeth Wade

New Fiúntas is a comprehensive one-volume Leaving Certificate Higher Level text written to reflect the New Leaving Cert Irish Syllabus from the Department of Education and Skills.

  • The new layout, illustrations, artwork and photography are all geared towards making the material accessible and student-friendly

  • Oral activities throughout will help to prepare students for the oral exam now worth 40% of the Leaving Cert Examination

  • Picture Sequences in Oral Unit revised in line with DES guidelines

  • Now includes a FREE Picture Sequence Booklet containing the 20 picture sequences that will appear in the 2012 Oral Exam with support vocabulary and questions

  • A new and dedicated Oral Unit which will fully prepare students for the oral exam contains

    • A list of question word
    • Subjects commonly examined
    • Key vocabulary
    • Follow-up revision exercises
    • Extensive notes to facilitate learning
    • Five Picture Sequences with text reflecting the new Picture Sequences in the Oral Exam
  • The Ceapadóireacht Unit includes 13  contemporary topics - 
    • Section on essay writing, including essay phrases and seanfhocail
    • Section on how to compose a story
    • Sample essays and pointers on how to write essays
    • Website links with topics, ensuring access to  the most up-to-date facts on each topic and to encourage student research
    • A list of facts associated with each subject
    • Topics are covered step-by-step to develop students knowledge and vocabulary – short paragraphs with comprehension and translation exercises are also included
  • Prose and Poetry are presented in a bright, colourful comprehensive student-and teacher-friendly manner

    • An extensive and comprehensive glossary of the difficult vocabulary and terminology used in stories/poems is provided
    • Each story/poem has
      • a summary
      • is accompanied by detailed and thorough notes
      • sample questions and answers: both general and exam-focussed
      • character analysis
      • Poetry material available on Students’ CD
  • Each individual Reading Comprehension extract is accompanied by a series of questions and assignments
  • The Léamhthuiscint Section includes 18 up-to-date and modern Reading Comprehensions.
    • Ceart na Teanga information boxes accompany all extracts in this Section connecting the student directly with the Grammar Section of the book
    • Ceart na Teanga exam-style questions appear with each comprehension piece to fully prepare students for the new Ceart na Teanga question in the exam
  • Up-to-date Vocabulary is provided on a wide variety of topics, with plenty of questions and sample answers
  • An extensive Grammar Section contains exercises which will thoroughly prepare students for NEW Ceart na Teanga question on the New Leaving Cert Examination Paper as well as enabling students to correctly and accurately write and speak the language
  • Two free Students’ CDs containing all the sample questions and answers from the Oral Unit and five aural exercises including repeats as in the exam
  • Digital versions of 'Sraith Pictiúr' ar available to download from



Class: 5th Year, 6th Year 
Format: Textbook
Further Information
Class:5th Year, 6th Year 
Exam:Leaving Cert
Suitable Levels:Higher Level

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