Lesson Notes By Weeks and Term - Junior Secondary School 1

Making Sentences with the Various Forms of Tenses


SUBJECT: ENGLISH LANGUAGE                                 



  1. Effective English Text Book. J.S.S1 . Michael Montgomery et al.
  2. Count Down English. Revised Edition. O. Ogunsanwo et al. 
  3. Creative and Guided Composition for Senior Classes. C.O Odetola



TOPIC: Making Sentences with the Various Forms of Tenses


Sentence 1: 

 It rains.  Present tense

It is raining Present continuous tense

It  has been raining since yesterday. Present perfect continuous tense 

It rained.   Past tense

It has been raining since yesterday. Past continuous tense

It had been raining for a while now. Past perfect continuous tense

Sentence 2:

My class teacher is writes. Present tense

My class teacher is  writing. Present continuous tense

My class teacher has been writing. Present perfect continuous tense 

My class teacher wrote ( a note). Past continuous tense

My class teacher had  beenwriting.Past perfect continuous tense


Evaluation:  Write five sentences in the following tenses:Present tense

  1. Present continuous tense
  2. Present perfect continuous tense
  3. Past tense
  4. Past continuous tense
  5. Past perfect continuous tense



CONTENT:  Currency

Aim: to understand a piece of history. Unit 13, page 169. See Effective English.


EVALUATION: Read the description and do the practice



CONTENT: Child Labour and Development

  1. Insurgence:
  2. Neglect:
  3. Incidence:
  4. Catalyst:
  5. Work
  6. Labour
  7. Impediment
  8. Vulnerable
  9. Research
  10. development


Evaluation: Discover seven more words related to child labour and development.


TOPIC: COMPOSITION (Argumentative) 



Traveling by air seems unsaved to a fairly large number of people due to what they see, hear or read. News on plane crashes make a big noise in the world, such news naturally stays longer in the mind of many fliers or people. In fact, it is a mind-blogging to many people. This may explain why the flying fear still remains in the heart of some people. Therefore, you may think that traveling by air is riskier than traveling on the road, but truly speaking; traveling by air is safer than traveling on the road.


However, it is interesting to note that, traveling by air is safer than traveling on the road. Why? It is because safety is the major concern of every airline industry and there’s no any other mode of transportation that does it better than air line industries. In fact, there is no other mode of transportation that can be fully monitored, investigated and scrutinized as we have in aviation industries. Truly speaking plane crashes are so rare when you compare it to road transport accidents.


According to World Health Organization, road traffic injuries caused an estimated 1.24 million deaths worldwide in the year 2010. With this estimation, it seems one person is killed in every 25 seconds. It is very rare or difficult to have this kind of estimation in air transport within a year. Why? It is because safety in aviation industries is not negotiable. It is a core value of any aviation industry in the world. 


EVALUATION:   From the article above, write a debate to support or oppose the motion, ‘Road Transportation is Safer than Air Transportation’.


LITERATURE: Use of recommended text on NECO Drama




  •  Make ten sentences using the various kinds of tenses you have learnt.
  • From the comprehension passage read, discover five words related to ‘currency’.



  1. Effective English. Page 154. Practice 2 and 3.
  2. Write on the debate topic: The Use of Mobile Phones should be Allowed in High Schools. 



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