Lesson Notes By Weeks and Term - Junior Secondary School 2

Review of Consonant Sounds





  1. Oral English for Schools and Colleges (Revised Edition) by San Onugbo, M.A. Ife
  2. Basic English Book 4 HarbensKaur
  3. Silver Burdett English Centennial Edition by Betty G. Gray et al
  4. Contemporary English Grammar by JayanthuDakshina Murthy, ed by Indu mala Ghosh et al.
  5. Exam  Focus English for JSCE by Bolajiaremo et al.
  6. Evans Effective English JSS 2 Revised Edition by Michael Montgomery et al.
  7. New Oxford Secondary English Corse book for JS 2 by Ayo Banjo et al.
  8. New Student’s Companioned by Chris Talbot.





  • Speechwork: Review of Consonant Sounds.
  • Grammar: Transitive and Intransitive Verbs
  • Comprehension: Why The Hippo Lives in Water 2
  • Writing: Descriptive Essay
  • Topic: Review of Consonant Sounds


Content: Consonant Sounds Examples

Symbols        Examples of words in which they occur

/p/            pet, price, puppy, lip, copper

/b/            bet, bride, rib, rubber, tube

/t/            tick, type, pit, matter, light

/d/            dip, ditch, hoard, deep, field, dance

/k/            kick, clean, cot, school, seek, cup, quay

/g/            green, goggle, dog, good, goose, smuggle

/tᶴ/            chief, chase, church, preach, teach, cheese, search

/dÓ /            dodge, urge, gesture, fridge, germ, joy, page

/f/            farm, elephant, phrase, laugh, suffer, graph

/v/            bevy, of, receive, vouch, five, review, weave

/Ó©/            thin, author, length, breath, thick, thirst

/ә/            breathe, brother, those, that, bathe

/s/            sip, cease, kiss, piece, purse, ice, icing

/z/            zip, zebra, refuse, reason, poise, disease

/ᶴ/            short, crush, English, notion, nation, brush, lash

/Ó /            treasure, pleasure, vision, casual, visual, beige

/m/            made, summer, norm, plumber, come, fathom

/n/            nine, naught, born, knit, bin, gnaw, knew

/   /            king, going, slang, singer, among, evening, tongue

/L/            love, tall, kill, fellow, clay, look, live, slum

/r/            rough, merry, writer, wrong, cry, rate,risk

/j/            yam, Europe, ewe, yes, you, yeast, new universe

/w/            warm, linguist, queen, qualm, guava, banquet, win, wipe


Evaluation: Write out five examples different from the ones given for each of the sounds above.


Reading Assignment: Exam Focus English JSCE, page 143 – 145

  • Topic: Transitive and Intransitive Verbs 


Content: Meaning and Usage

Verbs as action and stative words can be used transitively or intransitively.

A transitive verb expresses an action which passes across to  one or more persons or things. ( Note that the word transitive’ originally came from the Latin word ‘transire’ which means “to pass across”). Transitive verbs take direct objects. 


Kanu            kicked    the ball

Subject            T.V        object


Olu and saka        have        many books.

    Subject          T. V        object


All the boys have hoes.

    Subject                    T.V       object


An intransitive verb is used without any objects. Examples

Janes    was singing.

   S    IV

The fishsmelled.

   S    IV

The babiescried.

      S    IV

A dogbarks.

    S       IV

A cockcrows.

     S    IV


S     IV            ADV


The intransitive verbs which are called linking verbs include: set, lags, appear, feel, grow, look, prove, remain, seem, taste, smell, turn etc.

Intransitive verbs may be turned into transitive verb, if a preposition is used.

Example: She laughed at him.

I looked at the painting.

We talked about the film.

They wished for happiness.

I have asked for permission.


Evaluation:  Write five sentences using transitive and intransitive verbs each.


Reading Assignment: English Grammar by P.O Olatunbosun Page 65 – 68


  1. Topic: Comprehension

Content: Why the Hippo Lives in Water?

This passage discusses the reason the hippopotamus lives in water.

Evaluation: answer the questions which accompany the passage. Effective English JS2 22 – 23


Reading Assignment: Effective English J SS 2 page 39


  1. D. Topic: Writing

Content: Descriptive Essay

A descriptive essay attempts to describe objects, people, events, ideas, or situation as they are. Examples include My School, My Pet, A Computer etc.


The descriptive essay should contain such details that throw  light on the subject or object of description and it should give a mental picture of what is being described.




Body written in paragraphs



An Outline on the Topic “A place of Interest I Visited”.

Here are some guidelines to help you write this essay:

  • Title
  • Introduction: describe places of interest you have visited and the most spectacular among them.
  • Body: describe the location, the scenery, events which take place there; describe the things you saw there and people who visited the place; talk about the reason why you like the place
  • Conclusion.



Complete each sentence with:  him, her or it.

  1. Fatima wanted the photograph, so I gave _to_.
  2. My radio is broken. I can’t mend ___.
  3. Bayo is my friend. I know __ well.
  4. Chike asked for my ruler, so I lent _to_.
  5. My sister is over there. I went to speak to _



Exam Focus JSCE, page 82 -83


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