Structure: Reflexive and Relative Pronouns.
SUBJECT: ENGLISH LANGUAGE
CLASS: JSS 3
TERM: 2ND TERM
TOPIC: Structure: Reflexive and Relative Pronouns.
Reflexive pronouns are pronouns that refer to subjects of sentences. They usually end in “self” in their singular forms and in “selves” in their plural forms. E.g;
The table below shows the reflexive pronouns in their singular and plural forms
First person myself ourselves
Second Person yourself yourselves
Third Person himself } themselves
Reflexive pronouns are also used to show emphasis, e.g; I myself did not know the answer
(“myself” emphasizes ‘I’)
She did the work herself (“herself” emphasizes ‘she’)
Relative Pronouns usually introduce relative clauses. Relative pronouns show the relationship between relative clauses and the words that precede them. Relative pronouns are: who, whom, whose, which, that, where, when, and how. Consider the following examples;
Construct a sentence with each of the following pronouns.
Ourselves, whose, which, itself, yourselves, who and myself.
Countdown English by Ogunsanwo
Read Exam Focus, page 46 (Reflexive pronouns) and page 45 (Relative pronouns)
TOPIC: Writing: Expository Essay
An expository essay is a type of essay in which students are expected to explain a thing or a process in full. In expository essays, facts about situations, descriptions of things are stated as well as judgments.
In expository essay, definitions of terms can be given, comparison of things can be done, causes and effects of something can be discussed, illustrations can also be given, etc.
The dominant tense used in expository essays is simple present tense. Also, every expository essay must have a title.
Write a good essay on the topic “Why students fail examination”
Countdown English by Ogunsanwo
Read more on expository essays from Exam Focus: pages 18&19
TOPIC: Vocabulary Development: Words Associated with Moral aAppraisal
By “moral appraisal”, we mean the judgment we place on people’s behaviour whether good or evil. Therefore, words associated with moral appraisal are such words we use to describe people’s behaviour or character. Consider the examples below:
Callous: not caring that other people are suffering.
Generous: being willing to help
Faithful: being loyal
Jealous / envious: being angry because someone has what you wish you had
Stupid / silly: lack of good sense
Rude / impolite / insolent: speaking or behaving in a way that is not polite i.e opposite of generous
Talkative: talking too much
Stingy: synonymous to mean.
Write five words that are associated with moral appraisal and use them in sentences of your own.
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Read page 101-104 of English Grammar by P.O. Olatunbosun
TOPIC: Speech work: Vowels \ ÉË \ and \ ÉË \
Vowel \ ÉË \ is described as a neutral open back vowel and \ ÉË \ as a neutral half-close central vowel.
Vowel \ ÉË \ takes the following forms:
“a” as in father, pass, vase.
‘ar’ as in car, park, mark.
‘ear’ as in heart
‘er’ clerk, sergeant
‘al’ palm, calm, half
‘au’ laugh, aunt
\ ÉË \ takes the forms below:
‘er’ as in germ, verve
‘ear’ as in learn, yearn
‘ir’ as in shirt, skirt
‘ur’ as in burn, turn
‘our’ as in journey, courtesy
Indicate the sounds underlined in the following words:
Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology by S.A Fatusin
Read “vowels” on page 145-146 of Exam Focus
TOPIC: Poem: Empty Head
The poem is talking about someone who doesn’t know anything as he forgets whatever he learns so soon.
The figures of speech used include:
Alliteration- lines 3 and 4
Repetition- lines 1, 5 and II
Personification- line 9, 10, 12 etc.
Learn the poem by heart.
Effective English bk3
Read section c: speech on page 130-131 of Effective English bk3
GENERAL EVALUATION/REVISION QUESTIONS
Choose the word that has the same consonant or vowel sound (s) as the one underlined.
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