Lesson Notes By Weeks and Term - Junior Secondary School 2

Vocabulary Development






    • 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



TOPIC: Vocabulary Development

CONTENT: Words relating to the passage. Study the words on p. 206 to enable you understand the passage better. 


TOPIC: Comprehension 


Practice 4 (1-5) p.209


 Topic: owels

 Content:              / u/     and     /u:/

  Foot            food 

                            Could          cooled

                              Full           fool

                              Pull            pool

                             Hood          hewed

                             Wood         wooed


Write ten words for each sound.

TOPIC: Grammar 

CONTENT: The Use of Apostrophe ‘s, s’ and of. 

  1. This is my brother’s bicycle.
  2. Horses’hooves make exciting sound.
  3. Do you like the colour of new curtains?

Example 1 means: This is the bicycle of my brother, that is, it belongs to him. The apostrophe comes before the letter ‘s’ because brother is singular.

Example 2 means: The hooves of horses make an exciting sound. The apostrophe comes after the second letter ‘s’ of horses because horses is plural of is used.

  1. With things (a curtain, is a thing, not a person).
  2. When the person or thing that has the colour, owns the bicycle etc. it is expressed by a fairly long phrase (e.g. our new curtains). Where possible always use ‘s or s’ rather than of. We should not normally say, for example, this is the bicycle of my brother



Practice 2 (1-10) p 215, Effective English. 


TOPIC: Literature Poetry. 

CONTENT: Dear Africa by Michael Du-Anag. 

This poem alerts the attention of the black race to embrace and admire Africa. It calls on Africans to demonstrate their love for Africa. It emphasizes the urgency needed to recognize the beauty of the continent. Africans are implored to wake up from their slumber to see Africa as a beautiful place that needs the attention of the entire black race. 



P 183 Exam Focus Objective questions (1-5).




  • Underline the noun phrases in the following and state their grammatical functions


  1. The man I saw is here.
  2. The children’s tutor is tall.
  3. I have some expensive jewelry.
  4. The wooden shelf is dusty. 


  • Fill the gaps with the most suitable words from the options. 


  1. One of my brothers ____ always round.   A. were    B. is     C. am    D. are
  2. The cook needs only ____ salt to make the food tasty. A. a pinch of salt B. a bowl of C. a spoonful of D. a cup of 
  3. Yours is to command; ____ is to obey.   A. their’s   B. there’s    C. there    D. theirs
  4. He is always asking for more, ____. A. was he B. doesn’t he? C. wasn’t he? D. does he? E. isn’t he?
  5. I prefer drinking ____. A. then eating B. from eating C. to eat D. to eating E. like eat 



Exam Focus p. 69 (B) 1-10 and p. 70 (H) (1-15).

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