Gott in Himmel, will you look at that. After 4 in the afternoon and I’m only getting online now. Bloody internet connection was down all day. Still I did manage to spend my time in a productive manner and read quite a bit of my book.
Today is the second day of the Leaving and I have only one thing to say you all you students out there taking exams, nyah, nyah, nyah, nyah, nyah.
Sorry, couldn’t resist. Actually what I really wanted to say is this, wear sunscreen! And don’t get freaked out. You can always repeat. Or just find something else to do.
Still, how sickening must it be for all you students having to study while the Irish summer beams down. By the time the Leaving is over we’ll be back in the rain.
The essay options for Higher Level English were as follows
- “Let’s stop all this pretense! Let’s tell each other the unvarnished truth for a change!”
Write a personal essay in response to the above statement.
- “Maintaining this sprinter’s pace at marathon length was painful…”
Write an article for a magazine for young adult readers in which you give them advice about how o cope with the pressures of modern living.
- “It was mad … ridiculous”
Write a short story suggested by the above title.
- “Someday I hope to come up with a get-rich idea…”
Write a magazine article (serious or light-hearted) in which you outline a get rich idea of your own.
- “What seems to be the problem …?”
Write the speech you would deliver to a group of world leaders in which you persuade them to deal with one or more of the world’s problems.
- “Imagine it’s St. Valentine’s Day”
Write an article for a popular magazine on the importance of romance in our lives.