Vocabulary Development: Science and Technology
TERM: 2ND TERM
SUBJECT: ENGLISH LANGUAGE
CLASS: JSS 2
Speech Work: Consonant Sounds
Content: Sound /p/ and /f/
To make the sound /p/, the upper and lower lips are together to obstruct the flow of the airstream from the lungs, then the air is pushed out between them. To make the sound /f/, the upper teeth touch the lower lips and the air passes between them, there is a continuous frictional noise as the airstream passes. The sound /f/ and /p/ are not voiced.
Listen and say:
pig fig plop flop
pin fin please fleas
pull full play phase
pat fast cap loaf
EVALUATION: Write five words each that have /f/ and /p/ sounds.
Content: Demonstrative Adjectives
This, that, these and those can be used as demonstrative adjectives or as demonstrative pronouns. When demonstratives are used as adjectives, they point out nouns and are followed by the nouns which they point out. The table beneath shows their use as demonstrative adjectives.
‘Nearer’ (this, these) Farther away (that, these)
Singular This mango is a big one. That mango is small.
Plural These mangoes are enormous. Did you like those mangoes?
When demonstratives are used as pronouns, there is no noun after them. They point out specific persons, places, and things referred to.
Singular: This That
Plural: These Those
In a comprehension test, you may be asked to explain the grammatical function of a word or group of words. If you had to explain the grammatical function of thosein sentence 2, you could do so like: Those is a plural demonstrative pronoun. It refers to some books which the speaker is pointing out, and it acts as the subject of its sentence.
I like those pictures but I don’t like these.
In this example, those refer to some pictures which the speaker is pointing at, but it is the object of its clause, not the subject. Aminu Kano received awards from several governments. These included the government of Guinea and Benin.
In the text, these is a plural demonstrative pronoun. It refers to governments mentioned in the previous sentence it is the subject of its sentence.
EVALUATION: Effective English JSS 2 P. 146 practice 2 (1-2)
READING ASSIGNMENT: Effective English JSS 2 P. 145-146
Content: Life of Aminu Kano
This passage is about the life of Aminu Kano. While reading the two parts of the stories, try to understand what sort of a politician he was and what his aims and interest were.
EVALUATION: Effective English JSS 2 P. 139-140
READING ASSIGNMENT: Effective English JSS 2 P. 139-140
Content: A Short Life History of an Important Person
Plan your account of the person’s life.
First, work out what each paragraph will be about. Here is a possible plan:
Paragraph 1: Introduction; summary ofthe person’s main achievements.
Paragraph 2: Early life
Paragraph 3: Main Events in his/her political life
Paragraph 4: Aims and Interests.
Paragraph 5: Death and Conclusion
EVALUATION: In not less than two pages, write a detailed account of a popular political leader that interests you.
READING ASSIGNMENTs: Effective English JSS 2 P. 146
Literature: Rage Act 2 Scene 3-5
Choose the best option.
Correct the following sentences by choosing the right verbs from the brackets to fill in the gaps.
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