Lesson Notes By Weeks and Term - Junior Secondary School 3

Structure: Expressing Exception using except for, but, and apart from.

SUBJECT: ENGLISH LANGUAGE                                     




TOPIC: Comprehension: Fulani Future – Argument 


  • Summary of the passage
  • Evaluation

The passage talks about the nomads, the challenges or problems facing them and the possible ways of solving them. One suggestion given as a possible solution to their problems was the establishment of reservations. However, it is still argued that this may not be the best solution because of its disadvantages.



Do practice 3 on page 112 of effective English for J.S.S 3 



Effective English for J.S.S 3 



Read pages 112 & 113 of Effective English BK.3


TOPIC: Structure: Expressing Exception using except for, but, and apart from.


Exception means excluding something or someone from a general statement or a group.

Exception can be expressed in different ways. We can use such words as except, except for, but and apart from to express exception.


Now, consider the following examples:

  1. They all attended the party except Mary
  2. We come to school everyday except Saturday and Sunday 
  3. I had nothing on except for my socks
  4. All the houses are new except for those two over there.
  5. She had no choice but to sign the contract.
  6. They have answered all apart from the last question.
  7. We are all students apart from Stephen



Use “except, “except for” “but” and “apart from” to form ten sentences that express exception.



Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary 


TOPIC: Writing: Narrative Essay 


A narrative essay is an essay in which a candidate is expected to relate an event or incident just as an eye witness would do.


It can also be conceived as an essay in which a candidate performs an act or a process of storytelling.


Features of a Narrative Essay

  • It must have a title
  • It must be very interesting, convincing and attractive.
  • The order of events must be logical and sequential.
  • It requires imagination 
  • The dominant tense employed in every narrative essay is simple past.



Write an essay of about 250 words on “My Most Memorable Day”



Countdown English by Ogunsanwo ; Exam Focus :English for JSSCE;



Read “Narrative Essays” on page 15 – 16 of Exam Focus English for J.S.CE.


TOPIC: Speech Work: Consonants \ θ \ and \ t\.


Consonants \ θ \ and \ t\ are voiceless sounds. However, while consonant \ θ \ is described as voiceless dental fricative, consonant \ t \ is known as voiceless alveolar plosive.


Study and pronounce the pairs of words below:

\ θ \                    \ t \

thin                    tin

thorn                    torn

threat                    treat

thigh                    tie

thinks                    tanks

path                    pat



Produce any ten pairs of your own.



Exam Focus: English for JSCE; Ogunsanwo’s Countdown English; Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary.   


Read “Consonants” on page 143 – 144 of Exam Focus, English for JSCE   


TOPIC: Vocabulary Development: Electricity 


The vocabulary of electricity refers to all the words that are commonly and peculiarly used in the field of electricity. In other words, it refers to words that are associated with electricity.


Study the list of words below:

Volt: This refers to a unit for measuring electricity current.

Electrocution: Killing by the passage of electricity through one’s body.

Solar Energy: Energy from the sun.

Insulation: The act of protecting something with a material that prevents heat, electricity or sound from passing through it.

Electrical Appliances: Devices or machines that use electricity.

Electrician: A person whose job is to connect, repair, etc, electrical equipment.

Socket: A hollow part into which an electric plug is inserted.

Converter: A kind of electrical induction coil.

Generator: A machine that changes mechanical energy to electrical one.

Element: Resistance wire in an electrical appliance.

Switch: Device for making and breaking electric circuit.

Disconnect: To cut or stop current from flowing. 

Transformer: Apparatus that increases or decreases the voltage of an electric power supply.



Do practice 3 on page 128 of Effective English bk 3.



Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary; Effective English for J.S.S.3



Read “Vocabulary” on page 127 of Effective English bk3



  1. Underline the correct verb
  1. Neither of the two boys (were, was) successful. 
  2. Either Joy or Jane (have, has) a clock.
  3. The man as well as his daughter (is, are) here
  4. Neither they nor I (are, am) lazy.
  5. I would leave if I (was, were) you.
  1. Split the following sentences into subject and predicate.
  1. The use of white boards in remote villages is commendable.
  2. Each of them can do it.
  3. One of the chickens is dead.
  4. Everybody is happy
  5. Nobody came.



  1. Do Tests for continuous assessment page 124, no. 1 only
  2. Write a 70-word story about an escape.

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