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Greater Dublin Area (GDA) for Leaving Cert Geography

Tip: I found it extremely beneficial to know this chapter inside out and back to front. There is more to write about the GDA in comparison with the West of Ireland, and the questions are often easier to get big marks in. There’s a good bit in this chapter, but much of it is common sense or things you’d hear about on the news. Be specific; learn exact figures regarding population, average temperatures etc. This is a critical piece of advice across the entire geography course, but particularly in the Regional section. 

Our Geography notes are coming soon, subscribe to our emails to get all the important updates (it's free and secure) Physical processes  Climate  Cool temperate maritime  Lower precipitation (compared to the WoI). 800-1000mm per year. In rain shadow of Dublin Mountains (which are 1200m high) Sunshine- 4 hours per day average Summer temperature- 16 degrees Celsius Winter temperature- 5 degrees Celsius Growing season- 270 days Relief
Lowland region- low, flat land Dublin…

Leaving Cert French opinion pieces: tips and tricks

Opinion questions can examine a wide range of topics such as racism, the environment, the government, technology, terrorism, the media, immigration, homelessness or drug and alcohol abuse 

  • Prepare some answers but be ready to tackle any kind of subject
  • The most important thing to remember when writing opinion pieces is to structure answers well
  • When reading the question, highlight the key words to keep your focus 
  • Make a very quick plan which includes an introduction, three short but strong argumentative points and a conclusion 
  • Express opinions, ideas and arguments using clear and concise vocabulary 
  • Leave some time at the end for spell and grammar checking 

Useful phrases: 

De nos jours – these days 
À mon avis – in my opinion 
Je pense – I think 
C’est vrai que – it’s true that 
Pour dire la vérité – to tell the truth 
Il faut – It is necessary 
Il est nécessaire – it is necessary 
Tout d’abord – firstly 
Puis – then 
Enfin – finally 
Malheureusement – unfortunately 
Cependant – however 
C’est un sujet brûlant – it’s a burning topic 
D’un autre coté – on the other hand 
En suite – then 
En conclusion – in conclusion 
Pour conclure – to conclude

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