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English Language SS2

Classwork Series {English Language – SS2}: Sentences and Vocabulary Development

English Language SS2 First Term Week 5 Contents: Oracy Skills: Consonants Grammar: Sentences Vocabulary Development A. Consonant A consonant is a speech sound made by partly or completely stopping the flow of air through the mouth. Examples are [p] pronounced with the lips; [t], pronounced with the front of the tongue; [k], pronounced with the back of the [...]

Classwork Series {English Language – SS2}: Pronouns and Contrasting Consonants

English Language SS2 Second Term Week  6 Contents: Structure: Pronouns (Demonstrative, Interrogative and Possessive) Oral English: /s/, /ts/ - Contrasting Consonants Skill Focus: How to approach summary tasks A. Structure: Pronouns (Demonstrative, Interrogative and Possessive) Demonstrative Pronouns A determiner that points to a particular noun or to the noun it replaces. There are four demonstratives in English: the “near” [...]

Classwork Series and Exercises – English Language {SS2}: The Uses of Computer, Falling and Rising Tone

English Language SS2 Week 1 Contents: Oral English: The Falling and Rising Tones Vocabulary Development: Using Computers A. Oral English: The Falling and Rising Tone Intonation is the music of the voice. As we speak, our voices are constantly changing from one pitch to another. Intonation often tells us more about the feelings and attitude [...]

Nominalization and Skill Focus (Paraphrasing a Poem)

English Language SS2 First Term Week 9 Contents: Grammar: Nominalization Vocabulary Development: The Human Body Skill Focus: Writing Skills A. Grammar: Nominalization It is useful to expand your vocabulary  and one way to do this to know how to use suffixes  to form new words. A suffix is something we add to the end of a word [...]

English Language {SS2} – Nouns and Common Errors

English Language SS2 Third Term Week  8 Contents: Structure: Nouns - Countable and Uncountable/Concrete and Abstract Skill Focus: How to keep up with your English during the Holidays Common errors Structure: Nouns - Countable and Uncountable/Concrete and Abstract Countable nouns  are nouns that can be counted (e.g. oranges).  So how do we know whether or not a noun is countable [...]

Classwork Series and Exercises {English Language – SS2}: Diphthongs, Determiners and Writing Skill

English Language SS2 First Term Week 3 Contents: Oracy Skills: Diphthongs Grammar: Determiners Writing Skills: How to read and listen for gist The Habit of Reading A. Diphthongs A Diphthong is a type of vowel that begins as one sound, then changes into another. (Note that di - is a prefix meaning 'two'.) E.g. in [...]

Classwork Series and Exercises {English – SS2}: Sentence Patterns, Phonetic Symbols and Creative Writing

English Language SS2 Second Term Week  2 Contents: Grammar: Sentence types Oracy: Phonetic symbols (Vowels) Creative Writing A. Sentence Patterns Sentence can be defined as phrase with finite verb & subject and predicate or subordinate & main clause. Sentence Subject -  Predicate The patterns include: SV- Subject Verb SVO- Subject Verb Object SVC- Subject Verb Complement SVOO [...]

Grammar Clinic – Formal Speeches/ How to Write and Deliver a Speech

English Language SS2 Week 4 Contents: Oral English: Formal Speeches Word Structure: Prepositional Phrase Reading and Writing Skills: How to Write and Deliver a Speech A. Oral English: Formal Speeches Sooner or later in life you may be called upon to make a formal speech. It might happen when you are a special guest at [...]

Classwork Series and Exercises {English Language – SS2}: Reported Speech and Rhymes

English Language SS2 Second Term Week  3 Contents: Grammar: Reported Speech Oracy: Rhymes Vocabulary Development A. Grammar: Reported Speech Look and compare the following  short texts, which have been adapted from the reading passage of this unit. In both  cases the person narrating the story is a man whose name we do not know. A. Direct [...]