Junior Certificate

How to write a good essay in 5 paragraphs

This video explains how to write good brief essays by using a few principles. Learn how to state, quote and explain to convince the reader about your point of view.

English Comparative Linking Phrases

It is important not to repeat the same words over and over again in your English comparative essay on paper 2. Use different linking words to keep your writing interesting. Listed here are some examples of comparing and contrasting words. Comparing Similarities Similarly Likewise … is common in… Equally noticeable… Continue Reading →

Hardness in Water

Hard water is any water that forms a scum with soap. Soft water forms lather with soap. Hardness is caused by dissolved calcium and magnesium icons (Ca2+ and Mg2+). Temporary hardness Temporary hardness can be removed by boiling the water. Problems caused by temporary hardness: forms scum (wastes soap), limescale… Continue Reading →

Why are deserts hot by day & cold by night?

In the deserts the sunrays reach the surface of the earth at almost right angles during summertime. The heat is therefore concentrated over small areas of ground which gives great heat. Daytime temperatures are high due to no cloud or humility to help block the sun rays  The absence of vegetation and water… Continue Reading →

Les Animaux – Names of animals in French – Vocabulary

Ant – la fourmi (lah foor-mee) Bee – l’abeille (lah-bay-uh) Butterfly – le papillon (luh pah-pee-yohn) Cockroach – le cafard (luh cah-fahr) Snail – l’escargot (les-car-go) Spider – l’araignée (lah-rayn-yay) Chicken – le poulet (luh poo-lay) Cow – la vache (lah vahsh) Donkey – l’âne (lahn) Duck – le canard… Continue Reading →

Poetry Terms and Definitions with examples

Alliteration Definition: The repetition of the beginning consonant sounds of neighboring words within a line. Example: “Some Song Sung” or “Heap” and “Recent”. Assonance Definition: The relatively close use of the same or similar vowel sounds but with different end consonants. Example: “White and Shining” or “Heap and Recent”. Consonance… Continue Reading →