Lesson Notes By Weeks and Term - Senior Secondary School 2

Essay Writing: Expository: Raising a Total Child






  1. Montgomery et al: Effective English for S.S 2 (Main Textbook) Evans PublishersIbadan.
  2. Ogunsanwo et al: Countdown to SSCE Evans Publishers Ibadan.
  3. Onuigbo S.M: Oral English for Schools and Colleges Africana  Publishers,Enugu. 
  4. Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary    
  5. WAEC Past Questions.





  • Speech Work: Vowels /I/ & /I:/
  • Essay Writing: Expository: Raising a Total Child
  • Comprehension: Reading to Identify Sentence Types in a Passage 
  • Structure: Adverbs
  • Speech Sounds /I/ and /I:/ contrasted 


The /I:/vowel sound is the long sound while the /I/ is short. They are contrasted using the following words. 

        /I:/                        /I/

        eat                        it

        beat                        bit

        seat                        sit

        heel                        hill

        feel                        fill

        seen                        sin   

        leave                        live

        wean                        win

        meal                        mill

        least                        list



Write out five more examples to contrast these two sounds.



Pg 181 of Countdown English.



  • Essay Writing: Expository: Raising a Total Child 



  • Who a child is (physical, intellectual, emotional, psychological, social)
  • Explain the factors that affect child development (before and after birth)
  • Maternal nutrition and care environmental factors
  • What children should be exposed to and otherwise
  • Discuss how children personality and attitudes are formed 
  • Describe the roles of the parents in raising a child 
  • Discuss the duties of the school and others. 
  • Buttress explanation with examples from the society 
  • Explain the effects of poor/negative child upbringing. 
  • Emphasise the importance of raising a total child 



Write your essay on the outlined topic above. 



Pg 19 – 21 of Countdown English 



  • Comprehension: Identifying sentence types in a passage 


  1. Simple sentence – one clause (M1)
  2. Complex sentence – one main clause with two or more subordinate clause (M1, S1 or more)
  3. Compound sentence – two main clause joined by a conjunction (M2)
  4. Multiple sentence – three or more main clauses (M3 or more)
  5. Compound – complex sentence – two or more main clause (M2 or moreS1 or more)

On page 214 of your Effective English book 2, write out two examples of each type of sentences. 



Do the exercise above 



Read pg 214 of Effective English 



  • Structure: Adverbs 



An adverb is a word that modifies a verb, an adjective and/or another adverb. It could answer the questions when, where, why, how, to what, extent, how often or under what condition an action has taken place. Adverbs are formed by adding ‘-ly’ to adjectives, therefore most words with ‘-ly’ ending are adverbs. Some adverbs are however not easily recognised because they could be adjectives in some context 


Functions of Adverbs 

  1. Adverbs modifying verbs 

(i) Maureen runs fast            (ii) Tosin walks slowly

The underline adverbs above are modifying their preceding verbs i.e. ‘runs’ in (i) and ‘walks’ in (ii) ……

  1. Adverb modifying adjectives 

(i) Taiwois very tall.        (ii) Sunny became quite uncomfortable 

The underlined adverbs above are modifying adjectives following them i.e. tall in (i) and ‘uncomfortable’ in (ii)

  1. Adverb modifying another adverb 

(i) Maureen runs extremely fast    (ii) Tosin walks too slowly. 

The underline adverbs above are modifying the adjectives following them i.e. ‘fast’ in (i) and ‘slowly’ in (ii).

We have different kinds of adverbs depending on the type of question they answer. 

How?        -        Adverb of manner 

When?        -        Adverb of time

Why?        -        Adverb of reason 

Where?    -        Adverb of place

How often?    -        Adverb of frequency 

To what extent? -         Adverb of degree 

Under what condition? -     Adverb of condition 



Write two sentences expressing each of the functions of adverbs. 



Pg. 130 Effective English.



  1. Define adverb and give two examples to explain its functions.
  2. Explain two types of sentence structures with three examples for each. 




Choose the appropriate option for each sentence. 

  1. He had scarcely arrived from Abuja _________ he travelled again. (than, as, when)
  2. She had barely come in __________ her baby stopped crying. (as, than, when)
  3. She failed because the examination was ____________ difficult for her (too, very, so)
  4. He knows me ___________ well to suspect my intentions (that, much, very, too)
  5. The table is __________ wide to go through the door. (very, so, too, quite).
  6. He’ll marry _________ next year. (sometimes, sometime)
  7. I would _________ like to come to your party but I have a more important engagement today. (rather much, very much, quite much, too much)
  8. He never got it right, ___________ hard he tried. (whenever, whoever, however)



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