LESSON NOTE ON ENGLISH LANGUAGE – SSS 1 THIRD TERM

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PREVIEW OF LESSON NOTE ON ENGLISH LANGUAGE

CLASS: SSS1 Third Term

REFERENCE: New Oxford English Course 1 (NOSEC)

TABLE OF CONTENT
WEEK 1 LESSON 1 -3.———————————————————– 3

Comprehension: Eat Green Beans (page 160). 3

Solution to the questions on synonyms. 3

INTONATION.. 3

USAGE OF RISING TUNE. 3

TAGS FOR TUNE 1 AND 2. 4

SUMMARY EXERCISE (PAGE 163). 4

WEEK 2 LESSONS 1-3. ————————————————————5

ADVERBIALS. 5

Comprehension: NAFDAC and the Battle against Makers of Counterfeit Drugs (page 166-167). 5

EMPHATIC/CONTRASTIVE STRESS. 5

SPEECH WRITING.. 6

PLACING PUNCTUATION – EXERCISE 1 & 2 page 170. 6

WEEK 3 LESSON 1-3. ————————————————————-8

Comprehension: Harmattan Season (page 172-173). 8

MORE ABOUT ADVERBIALS. 8

VOCABULARY ON ADVERTISING.. 9

SUMMARY: The Case for Building Wooden Houses (NOSEC page 175). 9

CONTRASTIVE/EMPHATIC STRESS. 10

SHIFTING STRESS. 10

WEEK 4 LESSON 1-3. ——————————————————-11

EXERCISE ON SPOKEN ENGLISH.. 11

COMPREHENSION: YEAR OF DROUGHT (Page177-188). 11

EXERCISE ON PREPOSITION.. 11

SPEECH WRITING II 11

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A SPEECH AND A DEBATE. 11

WEEK 5 LESSON 1-3. —————————————————–12

Comprehension: The Last Run of the Bandit (183-184). 12

VOCABULARY ON STOCK EXCHANGE. 12

CLASSWORK ON STRUCTURE (ADVERBIAL). 12

COMPLEX SENTENCE. 13

WEEK 6: MID TERM TEST AND BREAK. ————————————————14

WEEK 7 LESSON 1-3. ————————————————————–14

Comprehension: The Dangers of Smoking (189). 14

MORE ON ADVERBIALS. 14

MORE ON COMPLEX SENTENCE. 14

CLASSWORK ON SILENT CONSONANT. 15

WEEK 8 LESSON 1-3. —————————————————————17

Comprehension: Building Roads (196 – 198). 17

Summary Exercise (page 202). 17

PUNCTUATION – SEMI COLON [;] (page 193). 17

PUNCTUATION – COLON [:] (193). 18

WEEK 9 LESSON 1-3. ———————————————————–19

Comprehension: The Bloated Capitalist (204). 19

Comprehension: Efficient Reading (page 210-211). 19

Summary Exercise (page 213). 19

WEEK 10. ———————————————————————–20

REVISION.. 20

REVISION EXERCISES ASSESSMENTS (PAGE 216-224). ———————————20

WEEK 1 LESSON 1 -3

Comprehension: Eat Green Beans (page 160)

Answers
a) It is the study of the relationship between food and diseases in individuals.
b) Fresh organic foods help to prevent cancer and enhance health and vitality.
c) Cataract is a disease of the eye.
d) Cataract can be reduced by eating foods that are rich in anti-oxidant.
e) The benefits of eating green beans include the control of blood sugar, prevention of anaemia and effective digestive system.
f) People with kidney or gall bladder related health issues.
g) i. Noun phrase ii. Subject of the sentence/of the verb ‘help’.
h) i. kinds/varieties
ii. eat
iii. affects/damages/impedes
iv. crucial/expedient
v. also/furthermore/additionally.

Solution to the questions on synonyms

1. priceless – invaluable
2. engrossed – absorbed
3. disorderly – unruly
4. seldom – hardly
5. diligent – hardworking
6. inquisitive – curious
7. endorsed – approved
8. unrivalled – unparalleled
9. irrevocable – irreversible
10. incredible – unbelievable

INTONATION

Intonation is the rise and fall of the voice in speaking. Other words for intonation are inflection, pitch, tone, modulation, cadence and pitch pattern. The two basic intonation tunes in English are the Falling and the Rising tunes.
The falling tune, also known as Tune 1 is used for statements, commands am wh-questions. The rising tune also known as Tune 2 is used for yes/no questions, and statements that are yet to be completed.
USAGE OF RISING TUNE

  1. For Yes/No Questions: These are the questions which require a ‘yes’ or a ‘no’ answer.
    Example:
    Is your name Musa?
    Will the Minister visit our school?
    Give three more examples…
  2. In Incomplete Statements: when you hear an incomplete statement, you are expectant to hear the remaining part.
    Example:
    As soon as the meeting commences,
    Although I had never spoken with the proprietress,
    Since the minimum wage has been increased,
    Try to complete the above statements.
    Notice that the completing part is rendered with Tune1, that is, the falling tune
  3. For Politeness, Request and Encouragement: same statement can be used for different purposes depending on the tune with which it is rendered.
    Example:
    (a) Let me have your address …… (request)
    (b) Let me have your address …… (command)
    Use the appropriate intonation after the following statement:
    (a) Come on, try it ….. (as an order)
    (b) Come on, try it …. (as an encouragement)
  4. For Listing Items
    Example: She bought tomatoes, curry, ginger and pepper.

TAGS FOR TUNE 1 AND 2
A tag is what follows the main body of an utterance. The rules of English intonation require that the intonation on tags takes the nature of the intonation in the main body.
Example:
(a) ‘Get out,’ he said.
(b) ‘You may go now,’ she replied.
In the above statement, you do not have to utter the tag as if it is a new sentence. Just as the main body is uttered with a falling tone, so also the tag continues with falling tune.
‘Get out,’ he said.
‘You may go now,’ she replied.
(c) ‘Are you sure?’ she asked.
(d) ‘Is that so?’ the Commissioner exclaimed.

SUMMARY EXERCISE (PAGE 163)

Question:
1. In three sentences, one for each, state the three reasons why Mr Abu could have taken one thousand dollars.
2. In two sentences, one for each, state two ways in which Mr Abu was rewarded for his honesty.
Answer
1. (i) Mr Abu could have taken the money because he desperately needed to save his child’s live by paying for his treatment
(ii) He could have taken it in order to have supply for taking care of his family.
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