Lesson Notes By Weeks and Term - Primary 6

The Common Entrance Exam

Week 6

Subject: English comprehension

Topic: The Common Entrance Exam

Duration: 40 mins

Reference: Nigeria primary English pupils book 6

Previous knowledge: Pupils are familiar with answering questions from comprehension passage

Objective: At the end of the lesson, pupils should be able to spell and pronounce the new words.


  1. Examine: to observe or inspect carefully, to determine the aptitude, skills of someone by subjecting them to an examination.
  2. Prepare: to make ready for a specific future purpose.
  3. Revise: to look at again, to reflect on.
  4. Encourage: to motivate, mentally support, give courage, hope or spirit.
  5. Moderation: to be moderate, not excessive.
  6. Eve: the day or right before.
  7. Briefed: to summarize a recent development to some people.
  8. Malpractice: the improper conduct by a professional or official person.
  9. Supervisor: a person with the official task of over-seeing the work of a person or group.
  10. Invigilator: a person who supervises students during an examination.


Step I: Teacher revises previous lesson with pupils

Step II: Teacher introduces and pronounces new topics to pupils

Step III: Pupils look for the meaning of the words in the dictionary

Step IV: Pupils read the comprehension passage and answer questions that follow:


  1. The state governments manages secondary school entrance examination in Nigeria.
  2. Before the examination, teachers revise what the pupils have been taught, and encourages them to do everything in moderation.
  3. The “dos” and “don’ts” of the examination mean things they should do and things not do in examination.
  4. The local Authority primary school, Agege registered for the examination in the year 2014.
  5. The supervisor gave the question papers to the invigilator.
  6. The invigilator distributed the question papers to the pupils
  7. The pupils performed very well and were given admission to secondary schools of their choice.

Conclusion: Teacher moves round for inspection, marking and correction of notes where necessary.

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