LESSON NOTE ON ENGLISH LANGUAGE – SSS 2 THIRD TERM

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PREVIEW OF LESSON NOTE ON ENGLISH LANGUAGE

CLASS: SSS2 Third Term

REFERENCE: New Oxford English Course 1 (NOSEC)

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

Comprehension: Fun at the Railway Station (page 151) 3

PUNCTUATION: QUESTION MARK [?] 3

PREFIXES AND SUFFIXES 3

SUMMARY: FEATURES OF POVERTY (page 157) 4

WEEK 2 LESSON 1 – 3 5

ADVERBIALS 5

ARGUMENTATIVE ESSAY 5

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

Comprehension: Pre and Post-independence Nigeria (Page 160) 7

MORE ON ADVERBIALS 7

INTONATION PART 4 7

PREFIXES (CONT’D) 8

WORD EXTENSION PREFIXES 8

WEEK 4 LESSON 1 – 3. ———————————————————-9

Comprehension: Examination Atmosphere (Page 167) 9

FIGURES OF SPEECH 9

EXERCISE ON ADVERBIALS (Page 178 A & C.) 10

PUNCTUATION – USES OF HYPHEN (-) 10

SUMMARY: SOLUTION TO UNEMPLOYMENT (Page 172) 10

WEEK 5 LESSON 1 – 3. ———————————————————-11

Comprehension: Geographical Peculiarities (Page 176) 11

VOCABULARY DEVELOPMENT – PRESERVATIVE PREFIXES 11

EXERCISE ON IDIOMATIC ESPRESSION (PAGE 177) 11

CREATIVE WRITING 11

WRITING A SHORT STORY 12

WEEK 6 LESSON 1-3. ————————————————————13

Comprehension: Bicycle Repairer (Page 181) 13

SUFFIXES 13

PUNCTUATION – BRACKETS/(PARENTHESIS) ( ) OR [ ] 13

SUMMARY: USES OF HERBS IN TRADITIONAL HEALING (Page 184) 14

WEEK 7: MID TERM TEST & BREAK. ————————————————15

WEEK 8 LESSON 1-3. ————————————————————15

Comprehension: A Reckless Driver (Page 187) 15

EXERCISE ON SUFFIXES 15

VOCABULARY ON COMPUTER 15

PUNCTUATION – UNDERLINE 16

PUNCTUATION – ITALICS 16

SUMMARY: THE EVIL EFFECTS OF WAR (Page 200) 16

FIGURES OF SPEECH 16

ADVERBIAL CLAUSE 17

WEEK 9 LESSON 1-3. ————————————————————-18

NOUN PHRASE/CLAUSE 18

COMPREHENSION – HOME, MAN’S FORTRESS OF HOPE (Page 203) 19

WEEK 10 LESSON 1-. ————————————————————-20

Comprehension: Taxation (Page 212) 20

SUMMARY: CAUSES OF FIRE DISASTER (Page 217) 20

PUNCTUATION: ELIPSES (…) 20

PUNCTUATION: SLASH (/) 21

WEEK 1 LESSON 1 – 3

Comprehension: Fun at the Railway Station (page 151)

Answers:
a) They observed the trend of rails movement overtimes in the course of their frequent visit to the railway.
b) Whistle.
c) A suburb/village
d) They were gathering so as not to miss any of the passing train from which passengers may throw food out to them.
e) The brawl was over the left-over food thrown to them by passengers.
f) Simile.
g) i. adverbial clause of manner ii. it modifies the verb ‘came’.
h) i. Eventually – lastly
ii. certain – specific
iii. insignificant –small
iv. shrieking – screaming
v. scramble – compete
vi. brawl – fight/quarrel

PUNCTUATION: QUESTION MARK [?]

Question mark (?) is a punctuation mark that indicates interrogation clause or phrase. It is also known as interrogation point, query or eroteme in journalism.

USAGE OF THE QUESTION MARK
1. At the end of a direct question or a rhetorical question.
Example:
Who took the pen from my desk?
When will this country develop?
2. At the end of a question tag.
Example:
He takes his dinner very late, doesn’t he?
Nigerian leaders are not altruistic, are they?
3. It is used to express doubt in a conversation.
Example:
The income recorded yesterday was?

WRONG USE OF QUESTION MARK
1. With full stop or other punctuation.
2. When a sentence begins with ‘I hope…’

PREFIXES AND SUFFIXES

Prefixes and suffixes are two basic ways of forming new words from existing ones. A prefix is an affix or part of a word or letters, added to the beginning of an existing word. When this is done, the stem word changes into another word. On the other hand, a suffix is an affix or letters added at the end of an existing word to form a new word.
Knowledge of prefixes and suffixes enhances vocabulary development.

PREFIX
‘Pre’ in the word ‘prefix’ is itself a prefix added to the word ‘fix’. It means ‘before’. It is important to note that a word must exist before you can call an attachment to it, a prefix. For instance, ‘pre’ in the word ‘preach’ is not a prefix because ‘ach’ is not an existing word.

TYPES OF PREFIXES
There are three types of prefixes namely reversative prefix, word extension and preservative prefix.

Reversative prefix helps to form antonyms. The following shows a variety of examples…

SUMMARY: FEATURES OF POVERTY (page 157)

Tips: In answering summary questions, ensure that you understand the question very well. Every word in the question matters.

In the passage, Features of Poverty, the question is, ‘in six sentences, one for each, summarize the problems of the poor man’, your answer should be about ‘the poor man’. Note the difference between the definite article ‘the’ and the indefinite article ‘a’.

Question:
In six sentences, one for each, summarize the problems of the rich man.

Answer:
The first problem of the poor man is lack of food.

The second problem of the poor man is inadequate clothing.

The poor man also lack decent accommodation.

The poor man is also bedeviled with low self-esteem.

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