Lesson Notes By Weeks and Term - Junior Secondary School 2

Speechwork: Consonant Contrast /p/ and /t/





  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: Consonant Contrast /p/ and /t/
  • Grammar: PastTense Aspects
  • Reading Comprehension: The Lorry Trip
  • Vocabulary Development: Sports
  • Writing: Narrative Essay




  • Topic: Consonants


Content: Consonant Contrast /p/ and /t/

/p/            /t/

pit            tip

pat            tap

pip            tip

pot            top

part            tart

peep            team

pea            tea


Evaluation: Write ten examples for each of the consonant sounds above.


Reading Assignment: Exam Focus English JSCE 143 – 144



  • Topic: Tense


Content: Past Tense Aspects

The past tense is used to show that an action was completed or done in the past.

Examples:    He went to Ibadan yesterday.

        Palomadied four years ago.

        We were in Ekiti last year.

        They stayed in a hotel for weeks.

        It was hot yesterday.

The past tense is divided into four classes namely simple past tense, past continuous tense, past perfect tense, past perfect- continuous tense.


  1. The Simple Past Tense: It shows that an action was completed in the past. It expresses an action that takes in the past; used in conditional statements used to express habitual past action and to change a direct to indirect speech.

Example:   I went to school in Ogbomosho.

        We waited for her.

        You sand a song.

        He learnt English.

        She wrote a letter.

        It rained heavily.

        They built the house.


  1. Past Continuous Tense: It is used to show that an action was in progress or incomplete in the past. It is made up of was or were + verb + ing, i.e was singing or were playing

Example:   I was reading a novel.

    We were waiting for her.

    You were singing a song.

    He was learning English.

    She was writing a letter.

    It was raining heavily.

    They were building the house.

    While Iwas reading, my maid was washing the plates.

    As he was walking to the station, he tripped and fell.


  1. Past Perfect Tense: It is used toshow a past action that took place before another. It is made with had+past participle i.e. had eaten, had goneetc.

Example:     I had read a novel.

        We had waited for her.

        You had sung a song.

        He had learnt English.

        She had written a letter.

        It had rained heavily.

        They had built the house.

After I had said my prayers, I played the piano.

Everyone had gone to bed when she came home.

He told us that they had bought a new television set.


  1. Past Perfect Continuous Tense: It is used to show that an action had been in progress up till another action began.

It is made with had+been+past participle i.e, had been singing etc.

Examples: I had been reading a novel.

        We had been waiting for her.


Evaluation: Write the tense of each of verb below:


Will embark, floats, shall have docked flowed, have changed, has navigated, had steered, announced, will have cleared had departed, is walking, were fighting.

Reading: Student’s Companion Junior High School by Cihrus Talbot page 84 – 92



  • Topic: Reading Comprehension


Content: The Lorry Trip Page 79 – 80

The passage discusses a trip by a lorry and how some f the passengers slipped and fell into an oily road while trying to settle down in the lorry. 


Evaluation: Answer the questions on Practice 3 and 4. Effective English JS 2 page 80 – 81


Reading Assignment: Effective English JS 2 page 92 – 93



  • Topic: Vocabulary Development


Content: Sport isdefined by the Oxford Dictionary as an activity that one does for pleasure and which requires physical effort or skill, usually done in a special area and according to fixed rules. Words associated with sport are player,competitor, athlete, medalist, score, defender, attacker, referee, coach, basketball, athletics, football, netball, volleyball, boxing, table, items, swimming, wrestling, stadium, field, tracks, gymnasium, penalty, goal, competition, race, match, cut, jab, break, record, team, etc.

Evaluation: Write out other words to do with sports.


Reading Assignment: Exam Focus English JSCE page 118


  • Topic: Writing


Content: Narrative Essay

A narrative essay is an essay that tells or recounts a story, an event or incident. The past tense is used in this type of essay. Writing an outline for A frightening Experience


Evaluation: Develop the outline into a full essay

Reading Assignment: Exam Focus English JSCE page 15- 17



Each sentence contains an error involving a form of be, have, or do. Write the sentences correctly.

  1. The weather were beautiful all summer long.
  2. Wasn’t you an expert on canal trips?
  3. We has always waited to travel on a canal boat.
  4. The boat leaved ripples in its wake.
  5. Did you see what she thrown into the water?
  6. People had spreaded out on deck to get some sun or to troka  nap.



  1. Write the correct verb in parentheses.
  1. Difference of opinion (was, were) expressed.
  2. By the entrance (is, are) statues of two lions.
  3. Behind the band (comes, come) the mascot.
  4. One of the customers (has, have) a complaint.
  5. Brown or black shoes (looks, look) fine.
  6. Either the road signs or the map (was, were) wrong.
  7. Both a ruler and a pencil (is, are) needed.
  8. No one but him (plays, play) shortstop.
  9. The team (has, have) all given their best efforts.
  10. Six hours (is, are) the time it takes to get there.


  1. Answer questions on page 58 – 59, Revision Exercise C.



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