Speaking Irish (DVD Edition)

Take your language skills beyond basics

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December 12, 2007


Mixed media product, 225 pages


0071475621 / 9780071475624


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Main description

Take a big step toward fluency in Irish

Speaking Irish is a unique opportunity to sharpen your listening and conversational skills in the company of speakers from all corners of Ireland. Filmed on location throughout Ireland, the DVD features authentic, unrehearsed interviews with more than twenty Irish speakers, representing all three regional dialects.

Just put the disc in your DVD player, and your journey begins. Hear Aoife weigh the pros and cons of life in Dublin as opposed to the Irish countryside. Listen to Máirín describe a good friend. Learn about Gaelic games and their place in the community from Donncha. And enjoy animated discussions of other topics like family, education, the environment, the Gaeltacht, and the Irish in America. The companion book provides a transcript of all the interviews, plus extensive exercises and notes on vocabulary, grammar, regional variations, and more.

Download additional classroom activities at mhprofessional.com.

Table of contents

1 Ceantar dúchais/Native place 2 An teaghlach/The family 3 Obair/Work 4 Caitheamh aimsire/Pastimes 5 Saol na cathrach/City life 6 Ag foghlaim teangacha/Learning languages 7 Daoine/People 8 Taisteal/Travel 9 Cúrsaí spóirt/Sport 10 Tuairimí 1/Opinions 1 11 Oideachas/Education 12 An timpeallacht/The environment 13 An Ghaeltacht/The Gaeltacht (Irish speaking areas in Ireland) 14 Saol na mban/Women 15 Scéalta/Stories 16 Cultúr/Culture 17 Tuairimí 2/Opinions 2 18 Cuimhní/Memories 19 Éire inniu/Ireland today 20 Classroom activities

Author comments

Siuán Ní Mhaonaigh and Antain Mac Lochlainn are leading authors of Irish language learning materials. Siuán specializes in language testing and teacher training, while Antain develops training materials for English-Irish translators and editors.

Copyright 2014 McGraw-Hill Global Education Holdings, LLC


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