TERM: 2ND TERM
SUBJECT: ENGLISH LANGUAGE
CLASS: JSS 2
Content: Word Stress
Stress is the quality or degree with which one pronounces a sound or a syllable. It is the force with which a sound is pronounced.
A stress syllable is indicated by placing a stroke at the beginning of the syllable or written in capital letters. A stressed vowel is one that is said with more energy, is louder and more prominent.
However, a louder or higher tone does not always guarantee a stronger stressed syllable. By contrast, unstressed vowels are weak and not loud and sometimes not clearly heard.
Some Rules of Stress
Examples: buy, hawk, tone, eat etc.
Other nouns are: BIScuit, BIble, PoLICE, POlish, poLITE(adj), MOney, MONkey etc.
EVALUATION: Stress the following words: delicate, commission, distinction, fortunate, understand, delirium, presently, dramatic, refugee, strategic, occasion.
Content: Adverbials of Manner
An adverb is a word or a group of words that describes either the verb, or the whole sentence. They tell us about how something is done, when or how often it is done, where it is done, etc. An adverbial that is just one word is usually called an adverb. An adverbial made up of several words is an adverbial phrase.
Adverbials have different kinds of meanings. An adverbial of manner describes the manner or way an action is performed. Adverbs of manner often end in –ly for example:
EVALUATION: Choose adverbs from the box to complete the sentences which follow:
Note: Well is the adverb form of good.
Adverbial of time and place
Adverbial of time and place answer the questions when? and where? E.g.
When all three types of adverbial occur in the same sentence, thy normally go in this order
Manner Place Time
She arrived safely in Jos at two.
He walked slowly to school yesterday.
EVALUATION: Make up 5 similar sentences.
Comprehension: Unit 8
Content: To read, enjoy and act a scene from a play.
In this scene, the mother of agirl is asked if she will agree to let Henry Ajai marry her daughter. The asking has to be done in the tradition manner, and there has already been a long exchange ofgreeting and polite enquiries, crops and cattle.
EVALUATION: P.125 Practice. 2 (1-8) Effective English JSS 2.
Writing: Argumentative Essay
Content: Indiscipline among secondary schools students. Who should be responsible, parents or teachers? An argumentative essay is very much like a debate where two opposing views of the same issues are presented and defended as rigorously as possible. It is a controversial writing that suggests the bringing forth of facts to support or refute an argument. It involves ordered reasoning and is a process of organizing and stating objectively the fact and reasoning surrounding a particular stance or point of view.
EVALUATION: Write in support or against this proposition, Indiscipline among secondary school students: who should be responsible parents or teachers?
Fill in the blanks with the correct form of the words in the bracket.
Choose the best options
Complete each of the following sentences with the proper form of the verbs in the brackets.
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