TERM: FIRST TERM
SUBJECT: ENGLISH LANGUAGE
CLASS: JSS 2
Content: Vowel Sounds.
There are forty-four sound segments in English comprising twenty vowels and twenty- four consonants.
The production of vowel sounds take place as the air stream flows from the lungs to the mouth without any obstruction.
The vowel in English is classified into two main groups: pure vowels also called monophthongs and diphthongs. The monophthongs are further sub – divided into short vowels and long vowels.
A list of monophthongs /pure vowels
A list of diphthongs
Write five different words that have each of the sounds treated above.
Reading Assignment: Exam Focus English JSSCEpg 143 – 145
Content: Nouns, Pronouns, Verbs, Adjectives.
As the body of a person has different works or functions, so a sentence is made up of different words performing different functions. Each word is named according to the function it performs in a sentence.
A noun is a naming word which names people, things, animal, places and ideas e.g. Ade, boy, man, girl, Bisi, woman, child, chief, king, princess, ant, goat, London, school, church, beauty, anger, empathy etc.
Agirl was looking for her book.
The book is on the table.
A pronoun replaces a noun in a sentence to avoid repetition e.g she, he, they, we, them, us, her, it, you, herself, whom, that, why etc. She is a good student. I love my dog.
An adjective qualifies a noun, i.e. it tells us more about a noun. E.g beautiful, ugly, emotional, tall, old, fantastic etc.
A beautiful woman.
She is beautiful.
An unkempt hair
Verbs are words that tell the action of the nouns which are usually the subject or objects of the sentence. e.g beat, sleep, sing, talk, jump, dance, has, have, does, may etc. I talk a lot. She dances well.
Evaluation: Name the different parts of speech and give three examples each.
Reading Assignment: Exam Focus English JSCE p. 41-69
Content: Why the Hippo Lives in Water Part 1
This passage discusses the reason why Isantim (hippopotamus) lives in water.
Answer the questions which accompany the passage page 21. Effective English J SS 2p 22- 23
Content: Narrative Essay
A narrative essay is an essay that tells or recounts a story, event or an incident. The past tense is used in this type of essay.
Writing an Outline for How I Spent My Last Holiday:
Evaluation: In not less than 250 words, write a meaningful account of how you spent your last holiday.
Reading Assignment: Exam Focus English JSCE p.15-16
Content: Personification, Hyperbole, Paradox, Irony, Alliteration.
Figures of speech refer to expressions used in a special way for a concise and forceful effect.
I can eat a mountain bowl of Eba.
I saw a sea of blood at the accident scene.
More haste, less speed.
Nigeria’s unity lies in her diversity.
Chief Bigo is so wealthy that he can even take from a beggar.
bothboy and ball
“Orunmila”makemy medicine potent.
Evaluation: Write out two examples of each figure of speech explained.
Reading assignment: Exam Focus English JSSE Page 157 – 158.
GENERAL EVALUATION/REVISION QUESTIONS
Fill in the blanks with suitable verbs.
Fill in the blank space with the most appropriate option from the list given in the bracket.
Effective English J S 2 Practice 2 page 26
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