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Oral Examinations

Leaving Certificate Oral Tests 2019

The dates for the 2019 Leaving Certificate Oral Tests are from Monday 25th March to Friday 5th April, 2019

S87_18 Oral Examination Circular

Junior Certificate Optional Orals 2018

BR2 JC 2018 modern languages
BR2 TS 2018 Gaeilge
S81_17 JC 2018 Optional Orals Modern Languages
S82_17 2018 An Bhéaltriail Roghnach sa Ghaeilge

Optional Oral in German
Optional Oral in Irish
Optional Oral in Italian
Optional Oral in French
Optional Oral in Spanish

Leaving Certificate German 2013 to 2016, 2017 to 2020

German Roleplay 2017 - 2020 final
2013-2016 LC Role Plays and Picture Sequences
LC German - Guidelines for Project Option in Oral Examination
Leaving Certificate Irish 2012 onwards

An Scrúdú Gaeilge san Ardteistiméireacht ó 2012 ar aghaidh

Leaving Certificate Japanese 2019 & 2020

Japanese Leaving Certificate Oral Examination

Topics 2019 & 2020

Picture Sequence 2019 & 2020

Leaving Certificate Russian 2019

Leaving Certificate Oral Information

Picture Sequences 2019

Leaving Certificate Spanish 2014 - 2020

Below please find a link to the set of 5 role-plays which will be used for the oral examination in Spanish for 2013 and 2014 - 2020. Please note that from 2009, there will be one ‘open’ question at the end of the role-play conversation. Sample questions are included on the examiners’ cards – these are examples of the type of questions which may be used for the final ‘turns’ of the role-plays

Spanish Role-Play 2013
Spanish Role-Play 2014 - 2020

Leaving Certificate Italian, 2014 – 2020

Below please find a link to the set of 5 role-plays which will be used for the oral examination in Italian for 2016 – 2020. From 2009 the role-play card with only one language (English or Irish) will be the card given to the candidate at the oral examination. The bi-lingual cards (English/Italian or Irish/Italian are for classroom use to help students build up vocabulary and prepare for the oral examination).

Leaving Certificate Italian Roleplays 2014 - 2020 EV

LC 2014 - 2020 Italian Picture Sequence 1 - 4

Leaving Certificate French

The French Oral examination will consist of an interview. During this interview, candidates will have the option of answering questions on one of the following types of material which they have worked on:

  • An article from a newspaper or magazine
  • A picture
  • A project
  • A literary work
Candidates who avail of this option will be required to bring the material into the examination room. Texts in languages other than French will not be acceptable.
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