Lesson Notes By Weeks and Term - Junior Secondary School 2







    • Effective English JSS 2 by Evans
    • Exam focus for JSCE by BolajiAremo et al
    • The New Student’s Companion by Up et al
    • English Grammar for JSS by P.O. Olatunbosun
    • College Essays for Basic 8 by C.O. Odetula
    • Sunrise Poetry by OlusolaFadiya



  1. Grammar: Vocabulary: Synonyms
  2. Writing: The Responsibilities of Government
  3. Listening Comprehension: Main Points of a News Broadcast.
  4. Speech Work: Consonant Contrast: /ð/ and /d/,  /θ/ and /t/
  5. Literature: Inspiration 



  • Grammar:Vocabulary



  Synonyms are words of similar meanings. 

Example :

  • Abandon – desert, forsake
  • Accord- harmony, agreement
  • Afraid – frightened, sacred
  • Ally- accomplice, friend, partner
  • Bright- brilliant, clear, intelligent
  • Charity- benevolence, philantrophy
  • Dangerous- hazardous, perilous, risky
  • Educate- guide, instruct ,teach
  • Fertile- fecund, fruitful, productive
  • Hate- abhor, detest, loathe



Give the synonyms of these words: candid, glowing, oversee, abundant, impolite, strange, endeavor,flimsy, elegant, try.




Content: The Responsibilities of Government.

In this lesson, you are expected to broaden your imagination n the duties of the government. Discuss in detail the social, moral and other responsibilities of any government in power.

Note: You are to start off by giving us the definition of government and cite examples of good and well known government of the world.



Write extensively on the topic. The Responsibilities of Government


Reading Assignment

Exam Focus, (English Language) P. 18


 Listening Comprehension


Content: Main Points of a News Broadcast 

Listen attentively to a news broadcast by your teacher. At the end, answer the evaluation questions.



Effective English JSS 2 p. 185 practice 1.


 Speech Work 


Content: Stress is an extra force used when pronouncing a particular word or syllable. In other words, ‘stressing’ a syllable means giving it more force, making it louder, longer and higher in pitch than other syllables.


In English, there is a large number of words that can be both noun and verb.e.g. Export, rebel, subject, increase, etc. when such words are nouns, the first syllable is stressed, when they are verbs, the second syllable is stress. Such stressed syllables are written in capitals as in the following: 

Rebel (Noun)    -    reBEL (verb)

IMport (Noun)    -    imPORT (verb)

CONvict (Noun)    -    conVICT(verb)

OBject(Noun)    -    obJECT (verb)

Some three syllable words are stressed on the second syllable.

e.g. enJOYment



    imPORTant, etc.


The following words are stressed on the second syllable:

reSPONsible            seCUrity

enVIronment            inDIScipline

reMARKable            parTIcular

sucCESSfully            eMOtional


Content :    /t/  and       /θ/         

team        theme

tank          thank

tick          thick

torn          thorn

tin             thin

boat           both

sheet         sheath

naught        north

fought         forth 

bat               bath 


             /d /  and    /ð/

Dare            there

             Bad              bathe

              Die             thy 

             Day              they

             Dine            thine



Write ten words for each sound.



  • Literature 


Content: Inspiration

In the poem, the poet discusses in detail what inspiration is. The predominant figure of speech here is personification. There are other several figures of speech used. 



  1. With examples, write out the figures of speech used by the poet in this poem.
  2. Sunrise Poetry for JSS Book 2 p. 26 Activities 1-2



  • With the aid of your dictionary write 20 words that are stressed on the second syllable.
  • NB: Ensure that the words cut across nouns, adjectives, verbs and adverbs.
  • Indicate the stressed syllable in each of the following words by representing it with capital letters. A. contain b. remain    c. behind    d. protest    e. transport    e. delicate    f. quantity
  • Write a letter to your sister who plans to divorce her husband, advising her against her decision.



Effective English JSS 2 p. 183



Use the most appropriate options from the alternatives to fill the gaps in these sentences.

  1. Nowadays, Nduka ____ a novel every week.    A. read      B. has read    C. reads      D. reading
  2. The man ____ by the dog.     A. was bitten    B. was bit    C. was bitting   D. was bit
  3. Fatimah and one other girl now ____ so.   A. thinks   B. think   C. thought   D. thinking 
  4. The little girl fainted in the heat, but she has ____ A. come up  B. come about   C. come to   D. come off
  5. She was badly ___ by the sad news.   A. shaken   B. shook     C. shaking    D. shaked



The New Student’s Companion p. 83, Exercise 16 B (1-5).


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