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LESSON NOTE ON JSS1 ENGLISH LANGUAGE FOR SECOND TERM

 

Lesson Note on English Language Jss1 Second Term

SCHEME OF WORK

Week Two: Vowel /u/, Adverbials, Letter writing and Folktales

Week Three: Vowel /u:/, The Simple Present Tense, Formal letter and Poetry

Week Four: Vowel /ʌ/, The Simple Past Tense, The Federal Road Safety Commission, Types of Poetry and Differences between oral and written literature

Week Five: Vowel /З:/, The Present Continuous Tense, Narrative Essay and Drama

Week Six: Vowel /Ə/, The Past Continuous Tense and Argumentative Essay: Arranging ideas in a logical way

Week Seven: Vowel /Þ/ and /ᴐ:/, Making sentences with simple present tense, Expository Essay and Myths and Legends}

Week Eight: Vowels /e/ and /Ə/, Future Tense, Argumentative Essay: Road Transportation and Air Transportation and The Features of myths and legends

Week Nine: Diphthongs, Making sentences with the simple past tense And Guided Composition: A Festival in my village

Week Ten: Revision

Week Eleven: Examination

 

English Language Lesson Note For JSS1 (SecondTerm)

Below are the 2022 complete JSS1 Second Term English Language Lesson Note 

 Week Two: Vowel /u/, Adverbials, Letter writing and Folktales

INTRODUCTION:

The English vowel sounds are 20 in number, with 12 being monophthongs, and 8 being diphthongs.

Monothongs are divided into short vowels, and long vowels and they consist of only a single sound each. However, for diphthongs, each diphthong has two vowel sounds, that are pronounced simultaneously, gliding from one sound to the other sound.    

The /u/ sound is a short vowel sound, that is pronounced with the mouth in a round shape. It is often called the close-back rounded vowel. To learn more, click here

Week Three: Vowel /u:/, The Simple Present Tense, Formal letter and Poetry

INTRODUCTION:

The vowel sound /u:/ is the long form of the short vowel /u/                                      

The /u:/ sound is the long form of the /u/ sound. It is easily differentiated from the /u/ sound with the use of “:” and is also voiced, like other vowel sounds.

When the long /u:/ sound is produced, the mouth is open, the lips rounded, and the back of the tongue is raised towards the roof of the mouth. However, it is higher and pronounced longer than the short /u/ sound. To learn more, click here

Week Four: Vowel /ʌ/, The Simple Past Tense, The Federal Road Safety Commission, Types of Poetry and Differences between oral and written literature

INTRODUCTION:

The /ʌ sound is one of the short vowel sounds, and it is voiced.

The sound /ʌ is a short vowel sound, that is produced with the middle of the tongue raised. It is a central vowel, and it is voiced.

Pronounce the following words with the sound /ʌ: Sun, come, rough, does, flood. To learn more, click here

Week Five: Vowel /З:/, The Present Continuous Tense, Narrative Essay and Drama

INTRODUCTION:

The /3:/ sound is a long vowel sound, and its short form is the /e/ sound.

The /3:/ sound is a long vowel sound, and when it is pronounced, the middle of the tongue is raised, and air passes through the mouth. It is a voiced sound, like every other vowel sound.

Pronounce the following words with the /3:/ sound: herd, gird, earn, earlier, urn, colonel. To learn more, click here

Week Six: Vowel /Ə/, The Past Continuous Tense and Argumentative Essay: Arranging ideas in a logical way

INTRODUCTION:

The /Ə. Sound is the weakest vowel sound in the English language, and it occurs only in unstressed syllables.

The sound /Ə/ is a familiar vowel sound, that occurs in words like a, an, the. It is used in the weak form of words, and it is called the schwa sound.

During pronunciation, the organs of speech; the mouth, tongue and jaw should be relaxed.  It is pronounced like when saying “uh”. To learn more, click here

Week Seven: Vowel /Þ/ and /ᴐ:/, Making sentence with simple present tense, Expository Essay and Myths and Legends

INTRODUCTION:

The sound /ƥ/ is a short vowel sound, and its long form is the sound /Ͻ:/. They are both round vowel sounds, however, they differ in the length of pronunciation, and in words in which they occur.

The short vowel sound /ƥ/ is a voiced sound. During pronunciation, the mouth is open, the lips are rounded, and the front part of the tongue is lowered, while the back part is raised to the roof of the mouth. To learn more, click here

Week Eight: Vowels /e/ and /Ə/, Future Tense, Argumentative Essay: Road Transportation and Air Transportation and The Features of myths and legends

INTRODUCTION:

The /e/ and the /Ə/ sound are both short vowel sounds, and they have some differences, which shall be explained below.

 The /e/ sound is a close-mid front rounded vowel. When it is pronounced, it sounds like when you say “eh”.

During pronunciation, the tip of the tongue is moved to the front part of the mouth, then the front part of the tongue is slightly raised towards the hard palate, and the lips are partially spread. To learn more, click here

Week Nine: Diphthongs, Making sentences with the simple past tense And Guided Composition: A Festival in my village

INTRODUCTION:

The English vowel sounds are divided into three categories: Short vowels, Long vowels and Diphthongs. 

The word “Diphthong” is from the Greek word “Diphthongos”, which means “two sounds”. A diphthong is a combination of two vowel sounds, pronounced as one, by gliding from one sound to the other, within the same syllable. Diphthongs are also known as gliding vowels.

There are 8 diphthongs in the English language, and they shall be listed and described below: To learn more, click here

Week Ten: Revision

This week, we would be doing a revision of all that we learned during the term.

Week Eleven: Examination

 

Afterwards, we would write an examination, which would test our knowledge of what has been taught so far. 

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