Speechwork: Consonant Contrast /f/ and /v/
TERM: FIRST TERM
SUBJECT: ENGLISH LANGUAGE
CLASS: JSS 2
Content: Consonant contrast /f/ and /v/
Evaluation: Write ten examples for each sound.
Reading Assignment: Exam Focus English JSCE page 143-144
A conjunction is a word used to join expressions. Expressions joined together by conjunctions are words, phrases and clauses. Examples:
There are three main kinds.
Coordinating, correlative, subordinating conjunctions
They want John and Tina. (two words)
They have finally finished and will soon leave. (two main clauses).
They played their best but they did not win. (two main clauses).
Hussein and Musa are good swimmers. (two words)
Lost in the desert, we had neither food nor water.
The crowd likes both my paintings and my sculpture.
The machine not only picks the peas but also shells them.
EitherNgoziorUsman is acceptable.
I had hardly reached home when the phone began ringing.
We had no sooner started for the cinema than our uncle arrived.
After I had finished my work, I took a nap.
I like listening to music while I read.
They were angry because the group last without them.
The baby cries although he has just been fed.
He acts as if he owns this company.
Watch out for the step last you trip.
Let me know if you can’t make it to the practice.
Although I was angry, I didn’t show it.
Evaluation: Make sentences with these conjunctions: besides, since, when, therefore, until.
Reading Assignment: The New Student’s companion page 115 – 117.
Content: An Extract from ‘Things Fall Apart’
The passage is an extract from Achebe’s Things Fall Aprt. Okonkwo has just taken part in the killing of Ikemefuna, his adopted son. The oracle of the village has said that the boy must die but one of the elders tells okonkwo that he ought not to take part in his son’s death.
Evaluation: Practice 2 (1 – 10) Effective English JS 2 page 92.
Content: Words to do with Newspaper page 235
The press means the newspapers, magazines and the people who produce them
Proprietor: The owner of a newspaper. He/She employs an editor to run it for him.
An Editor is in charge of the day- to-day work of the paper.
Journalists are people who work in various ways to produce the text of the newspaper. They include: reporters who go out to collect stories and items of news and correspondents who specialize in one kind of topic or in one area.
Column is the text of a newspaper printed in columnsrunning down the page. Sometimes, a journalist writes a daily or weekly article that appears in roughly the same position in each issue of the paper, this journalist is called a columnist.
Evaluation: Practice 4 (1-7) Effective English JS 2 page 236
Reading Assignment: Effective English JS 2 page 235-236
Content: Informal Letter
In week 5, you are taught an informal letter and its features. Your task inthis lesson is to write an informal letter to your daddy.
Evaluation: Write a letter to your daddy on why you like your newschool
ReadingAssignment: Exam Focus English JSCE page 6 -14
Content: Figures of Speech
Examples: The king has joined his ancestors. (died)
The mad woman has been put in the family way. (madepregnant).
I toil day and night.
Examples: A wise fool.
A bitter sweet experience.
Panting is a sweet sorrow.
Death is a cruel kindness.
Her pregnancy is an open secret.
Evaluation: Write out two examples for each figure of speech taught.
Reading Assignment: Exam Focus English JSCE page 157
General Evaluation (Revision)
Combine the following pairs of sentences using the conjunctions: and, or, but
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