Lesson Notes By Weeks and Term - Senior Secondary School 2

Summary (Reading to Summarize): Nnamdi. Azikwe. Pg 26





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  • WAEC Past Questions.




  • Summary (Reading to Summarize): Nnamdi. Azikwe. Pg 26


The passage focuses on NnamdiAzikwe Sport Complex, the ultra- modern stadium in Enugu. The complex is said to have been named after the man who has given Nigerian sportsmen the greatest inspiration through his involvement in sports.



Answer the questions that follow.



Effective English,pg 26.



  • Structure: Relative Pronouns.


Content: Definition, Identification

Pronouns are words used as substitutes for noun. They are mostly employed to avoid unnecessary repetition of nouns or noun equivalents. Pronouns are of different kinds, one of which is relative pronouns.


A relative pronoun is a word that relates or links an adjectival or relative clause to the word it describes (i.e its antecedent. They include pronouns such as who, whom, that, which, whose, where, etc.



  1. That is the boy whose father once killed an elephant.
  2. I can identify the boy who took your toy.
  3. He wrote the poem which (or that) won the prize.
  4. The school where the football field is, produced the best player.
  5. The time when I was asleep was when he came in.


Note: the pronouns who (subject), whom (object) and whose (possessive) are used strictly in reference to people.

The word ‘which’ is used for things, while ‘that’ goes with people or things.



Write or construct five meaningful sentences using any of the relative pronouns.



Countdown in English, page 220.



  • Vocabulary Development: Building.


Content: Words, Meanings

Trench – A long narrow ditch or hole dug in the ground.

Concrete – Mixture of cement, sand, gravel and water that hardens as it dries.

Foundation – Part of a house on which the other parts test for support.

D.P.C (Damp Proof Course): Layer of material application to prevent moisture or damp from passing through a wall or floor.

Scaffold:  A structure made of scaffolding, for workers to stand on while working on a building.

Glazier:A person whose job is to put glass in windows.

German floor:  Concrete floor made over the short walls of a foundation to ground floor.

Plumbers:An individual who fits water pipes, basins, baths, watertanks etc.

Gravel:  Pebbles and pieces of rock coarse than sand.



Complete the sentences on page 135, Countdown in English,



Countdown in English, page 135.


  • Topic: Writing – Narrative


Content: Definition, Features, Sample Question.

A narrative essay is one in which the writer tells or relates a story or a past event. It involves giving an account of an incident or event in which somebody was involved to an audience that has not experienced it or to people who were not there when it took place. Every narrative involves:

  1. people
  2. action
  3. time and;
  4. place



  1. Tense forms (use the past tense forms).
  2. Natural sequences of events (i.e. arrangement in order of occurrence).
  3. Linkage of events: let there be unity and coherence.


Also note that there must be arrangement into different paragraphs – introduction, body and conclusion.


Sample Question:  Narrate a journey by train that you embarked on.

Heading My Journey by Train to Kano

Paragraph 1: What necessitated the journey to Kano.

Paragraph 2: Arrangements for the journey.

Paragraph 3:.

Majorthings that happened during the journey while you were on the train 

Paragraph 4:.

Paragraph 5: The arrival in Kano.

Paragraph 6: The resolution. Lessons learnt and recommendations.



Use the outline to write a full length essay.



Make short sentences with the given words on building.

Write five sentences featuring the relative pronouns treated and underlinethe words.




Choose the correct option.

  1. She read through the manuscript but could not make __what it meant A. out B. up C. off D. in
  2. Aware of the fact that he will soon be caught, the thief turned himself __ to the police A. out B. up C. down D. in
  3. Although Charles was tired, he didn’t want to break __ the party A. off B. away C. up D. down
  4. How many players turned __ for the practice?    A. in B. up C. out D. off
  5. I’m easily turned __ by foul smell A. in B. out C. of D. off



Complete practice 2, page 35, Effective English 

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