Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 5 May 2015

Irish students with Bieber fever treated to exam questions

Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber

Irish language students sitting the Higher Level paper of the Junior Cert were given a passage to read on Justin Bieber’s rise to fame and his relationship with his mother the Irish Daily Mail has revealed.

The comprehension piece focused on the role the star’s mother played in his climb to fame via the internet in what is a modern and topical move by the exam board.

Irish teacher Robbie Cronin from Marian College in Ballsbridge Dublin said that while students could easily identify with the pop singer, some of the words used in the piece may have presented a challenge but ‘students found it interesting’.

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