Language Lessons (OL)


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Language Lessons Ordinary Level is a focused and practical guide to achieving top marks in Ordinary Level English Paper 1.

  • Written by an experienced Ordinary Level teacher with the specific needs of the Ordinary Level student in mind
  • Scaffolding, prompts for beginning an answer, and accessible tips for picking up marks provide solutions for the recurring difficulties that may be experienced by Ordinary Level students
  • Practical, student-focused approach bridges the gap between Junior Cycle and Leaving Certificate English, developing Ordinary Level students’ ability to compose longer and more structured answers
  • Past exam questions with realistic sample and modelled answers
  • Write-in element encourages self-editing and guides students towards confidence in answering exam questions
  • Clear guides on the appropriate structure and register required for each genre in Composing Section
  • Wide range of extracts on modern and topical issues relevant to Leaving Certificate students in the Comprehending Section
  • Essential grammar and spelling revision
  • Focus on visual literacy
  • Consistent focus on PCLM marking scheme


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The Author

Dan Stynes is a teacher with 12 years’ experience working in St Paul’s CBS, a DEIS school in Dublin 1. He has also taught for 10 years at the Institute of Education, Leeson Street, where he delivers classes focused on intense revision, with a strong emphasis on practical tips and advice for tackling the exam