Grammar: Punctuation Mark: Full stop, Comma, Exclamation mark, Question mark, Colons and Semi-Colons
TERM: 2ND TERM
SUBJECT: ENGLISH LANGUAGE
CLASS: JSS 2
Speech Work: Consonant Clusters tr and str P.124
Content: tr and str cluster
There is a consonant clusters in these words:
Train strain trap strap
Tray stray treat street
Trip strip truck struck
EVALUATION: Write and pronounce three words each that have either the cluster tr or str.
READING ASSIGNMENT: Effective English JSS 2 p 124.
Grammar: The Full Stop
Punctuation marks are used to mark a pause or a stop in a sentence.
Where is that brother of mine hiding?
Don’t worry, you still have time to dress before the show.
She is wonderful.
Mr. – Mister, U.N – United Nations.
Dr. – Doctor N.U.T – Nigeria Union of Teachers.
Note: However, that the full stop is sometimes omitted in abbreviations. It is therefore also possible to write some of the above examples without any full stop e.g. OAU, Mr. ECOWAS.
The colours of the rainbow are as follow: violet, indigo, blue, green.
It’s a good idea; let’s hope it will work
I read ‘Snow White’ when I was seven.
The peasant said, ‘I have an idea’.
Scrub the ‘floor’ with a clean brush.
EVALUATION: Punctuate this sentence correctly:
i think it is impossible said the cat that you have the power to change yourself into a rat or a mouse impossible cried the ogre you shall see that at once.
READING ASSIGNMENT: Exam Focus. English Language for JSS P. 145-147.
Content: Words to do with Law and Order P. 126.
EVALUATION: Exam Focus: English Language P.120 Revision Exercise (1-5)
Effective English JSS 2 pg 126 – 17 Prac. 3
Content: Letter to One’s Principal
What are formal letters? These are business or official letters. They are sent to holders of posts and not to particular persons. These types of letters include letters of applicants, letters in answer to an advertisement, commercial correspondence, letters of references and testimonials. The person who receives such a letter is interested to know about the matter that caused you to write, not about your personal life or a problem. He is also unimpressed by your praises of him or your concern for his health and that of his family, so, in the introduction of such a letter, avoid unwarranted or distracting preambles.
Features of Formal Letters:
14th January, 2016.
The Punch Newspaper,
314, Albert Ogunde Road,
APPLICATION FOR EMPLOYME_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Body of the letter_____________________________________
Salutation: After the second address, you write ‘Dear Sir’ or ‘Dear Madam’ or ‘Sir’ or Madam’ immediately below. Under this, you give the title of the letter and this should be underlined. You must capitalize all words in the title or capitalize only the first letter of the key words in the title.
Complimentary close (conclusion)
Expression: The tone of this type of letter is the exact opposite of the informal. There should be no room for colloquial expressions, slang clichés and idioms e.g.
Recompense pay back
Centralized forms are not acceptable.
Use full form: couldn’t, will not etc.
Sentences must be short and more direct.
EVALUATION: Write a letter to the principal of your school requesting for a 3 day permission to visit your sick grandmother in the hospital.
READING ASSIGNMENT: Exam Focus English JSCE pg 8 -10.
Complete each of the following sentences with the best option.
Effective English JSS 2 P 135 (1) 1 – 5. Test for Continuous Assessment
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