Lesson Notes By Weeks and Term - Senior Secondary School 2

Summary: Traditional Mud Architecture, page 68, Effective English





  • Montgomery et al: Effective English for SS 2 ( Main Text) Evans Publishers, Ibadan
  • Ogunsanya et al: Countdown to SSCE, Evans Publisher, Ibadan.
  • Onuigbo S.M: Oral English for Schools and Colleges, Africana Publishers, Enugu.
  • Ayo Banjo et al: New Oxford Secondary English Course SS 2. University Press PLC, Ibadan
  • FoluAgoi: Towards Effective Use of English. A grammar of Modern English
  • Ayo Akano: Maclimillan Mastery English Language for Senior Secondary Schools, Macmillan Nigeria Publishrs limited, Ibadan
  • Ken Mebele et al: Goodbye to Failure in English for Senior Schools, Book 2, Treasure Publishers LTD, Lagos.
  • Benson O. A Oluikpe et al: Intensive English for Senior Secondary Schools, 2 Africanal Publishers LTD, Onitsha.
  • Oxford, Advanced Learners Dictionary.
  • WAEC Past Questions.




  • Topic: Summary: Traditional Mud Architecture, page 68, Effective English 


The passage focuses on African mud architecture. It reveals that beautiful buildings built with mud exist in parts of Mali especially; Mopti and Djenne. Also, it reveals that mud as a building material has some peculiar advantages.



Answer the questions which accompany the passage.



Effective English, Pg 68



  • Structure: Adverbs and Types.


Content: Meaning, Identification and Types.

An adverb is a word that modifies or offers additional information about a verb, an adjective, another adverb, a phrase and even an entire sentence. Examples of adverbs are quickly, fast, quite, too, always, often, now, seldom, there etc.


She dances well (adverb modifying the verb, well)

He scored the goal quite easily adverb modifying adverb

That well is incredibly deep (adverb modifying adjective)

They were caught right in the act (adverb modifying phrase – prepositional)


Types of Adverbs

  1. Adverbs of Time (answers the question – When?) e.g there, here, outside, out.
  2. Adverbs of Manner ( answer the question – How often?) e.g seldom, hardly, rarely, never, sometimes
  3. Adverbs of Degree (answer the question To what extent ?e.g badly, extremely, greatly, too, much, quite, so.



Underline the adverbs in the following sentences and state what types they are:

  1. Our examination starts tomorrow.
  2. They have been working since yesterday.
  3. I have never eaten snails.
  4. She did the work badly.
  5. The dog barks occasionally.



Countdown in English, pages 248 – 251



  • Topic: Comprehension: Technology, Effective English, pg 104


The passage explains the meaning of DVD, its advantages over other methods of recording sound and video.



Read the passage again and answer the questions that follow.



Effective English, pages 104-105



  1. What are adverbs?
  2. Make adverbs from the following adjectives: quick, slow, hard, fast, rude
  3. Give the possible interpretation of the following sentences below:
    1. At last Halima decided to make a clean breast of everything
    2. Tolu advised that it is always good to steer a middle course in whatever one does.


  • The former leader has no moral right to criticize the present leader because he has a skeleton in his cupboard.





Choose the alternative which best completes each sentence

  1. I have now given you __ to complete the investigation a. a few information b. many information. C. a sufficient d. sufficient information
  2. He certainly has __ in his house a. plenty furnituresb. much furniture c. many furniture d. plenty furniture
  3. My mother bought two __ for lunch a. breads b. loaf of bread    c. loaves of bread.
  4. One of the soldiers _______ reported missing in action in Cameroon.   A. has been   B. have been    C. have being    D. has being 
  5. __________ people go to the beach in the rainy season because it is very swampy.   A. Few   B. Not much   C. A little   D. Some 

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