SUBJECT: English Language
Topic: Speech Work
Field, key, quay, People, amoeba
There is a great difference between /i:/ and the short /I/. This difference is shown by keeping the tongue longer in the same position for the pronunciation of /I:/ than you will do for the pronunciation of /I/.
Vowel contrast - /I:/ and /I/
Oral English for schools and colleges. Page 16
Structure –function of verbs
A verb is a word that tells or asserts something about a person or thing. Verbs comes from the Latin, verbum, a word. It is so called because it is the most important word in a sentence.
Functions of verbs
A verb may tell us:
The clock strikes.
The window is broken.
I feel sorry.
Glass is brittle
A verb is a word used to tell or assert something about some person or thing.
A verb often consists of more than one word as,
The girls were singing.
I have learnt my lesson
The watch has been found.
These are helping verbs. They can not stand on their own. They help to form the tenses of verbs e.g
I have written it
She has done it
They are going
They were going
She is dancing
These express ideas such as possibility, probability, ability, certainty, willingness, obligation, permission, necessity, request, compulsion etc.
I can carry the load (ability)
We may see tomorrow (probability)
I must do the assignment (certainty)
They will come (possibility)
You must do your assignment now (compulsion)
You can go there. (permission)
Say the function of each of the underlined verb in each of the sentences below.
Harry is tall
Olawale was singing
I can swim
You may go home
English Grammar for Junior Secondary Schools. Page 47 to 50
Topic: Present Tense
A verb that refers to the present time is said to be in the present tense.
I write letters to him.
I run errands for my mother
We pray together every morning
Many types so fast
She goes to School.
More verbs (Present tense)
Present Tense Past Tense
Broad cast broadcast
Hand (put to death) hanged
Present Tense Past Tense
Pick five present verbs and make a sentence with each of them
Reading Assignment: Student’s Companion p.88
English Grammar for J.S.S pages 35 – 40
Topic: Comprehension and Vocabulary Development
The passage is a conversation. The principal came around to see what the boys with Mr. Etonye were doing. Mr. Etonye explained to him that they were learning some important skills in woodwork.
Eyo was making a bookshelf. He had marked out one end of it when the principal came. He explained to the principal that after marking out the piece of wood, he would cut it out.
Vocabulary – Words to do with tools
When the blade is blunt, the carpenter sharpens it. That is, he makes it sharp again.
Vocabulary page 43
Effective English for J.S.S. 1. Page 43
Topic: Literature – Prose and its elements
Types of prose
A prose is a long narrative with a wide range of characters, events and experiences, written in a straight forward language.
ELEMENTS OF A PROSE (STORY)
Elements of fiction and elements of story in general can be used by the reader to increase their enjoyment and understanding of different literary pieces. Once students are aware that all stories have elements of character, setting, plot, theme, point of view, style, and tone; they can be encouraged to ask themselves to identify the characteristics of each for a particular story. The more familiar they become with the different kinds of elements the better they will understand and critically analyze stories.
Explain the meaning of each of the following.
Essential Literature-in-English for SSS pages 12 – 14
Topic: Difference between Narrative Essays and Descriptive Essays
Narrative and Descriptive essay are two different types of essay writing. The clear difference between them can be highlighted in terms of the writer's objective. A narrative essay usually tells the writer's experiences to the reader. This highlights that a narrative allows the reader to immerse in a story that is composed of a sequence of events. But a descriptive essay is quite different from a narrative essay, mainly because it does not engage in relating a story but merely on providing a descriptive account ofsomething or someone to the reader. This is the main difference between a narrative and a descriptive essay.
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