Maybe this might help you Lucy
The factory/mine worker is a very common People in History question, and an easy one to prepare for. You only have to pick one or the other - factory workers or mine workers - and focus on learning that one. Both are quite similar anyway, and the advice below applies equally to both of them.
The answer below is written as a male. If you want to write as a female, you may need to switch around some of the points, but they are all still relevant.
- Introduce yourself. "I am a factory/mine worker in Dublin." Why is your factory/mine important? If you're in a factory, say what kind of factory it is.
- Talk about your jobs. When did you start work? What kind of work are you expected to do? (if you're in a mine, talk about being a trapper, then a hauler, etc. If you're in a factory, talk about working with dangerous machines, and the rules you have to obey.
- If you're writing as a boy or man, talk about the kind of work girls and women must do. If you're a girl, mention this in Point #2.
- What are the conditions like? How much are you paid? What kind of accidents happen? How have people died?
- What are the biggest dangers? Have there been any safety measures brought in?
- Finish up by talking about improvements. If you're a mine worker, this will be where you talk about the Mine Acts. If you're a factory worker, talk about how some factory owners are kind, and are treating their workers better.
So, in short...
- Introduce yourself and your type of work.
- Your jobs in the factory/mine.
- The work of girls and women.
- The working conditions (pay, accidents, deaths).
- The biggest dangers of working there, and any safety measures there might be.
- Any improvements that are happening for workers in factories or mines.
- talk in third-person. This is a first person answer. (e.g. I am, I will...)
- name a term (e.g. Davy's safety lamp or ventilation shaft) and not explain what it means. You will lose marks if you don't.
- talk about anything irrelevant (e.g. the weather). You will get no marks for irrelevant information.