The major Differences between British and American English every Teen should know

To some people, English language is English language. But to those who know, there are major differences between the many variants of English language; precisely the differences between British and American English. Unfortunately, many Nigerians (who are supposed to be British English speakers by the way) very often make the mistake of confusing […]

Are you Dyslexic? These Tips should help you

Being dyslexic can be such a challenge, both for the student and for teachers. This is because not only will a dyslexic student struggle with reading and understanding school work, the teachers themselves will also have troubles teaching such a student. There is also the possibility of such student being bullied by other […]

Opinion: Should Children be prohibited from speaking their Native Languages?

This is probably a rather controversial topic considering the arguments for and against the decision to prohibit kids from speaking vernacular in schools and sometimes even at home. Regardless of the controversy, multiple award-winning Nigerian novelist, Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani penned an interesting essay discussing the experiences she had  growing up when her parents […]

Typical Grammatical Mistakes every Teen needs to stop making

If you are fond of saying the same thing repeatedly by merely using different words, then you are guilty of a grammatical error called Tautology. Some people, in their efforts to emphasize their points, convey something important or even add literary beauty  to a text tend to commit this error. Mind you, tautological […]

Teens! Take note of Some of the Most Misused Words and Phrases

Would you believe that there are certain words and phrases, about fifty eight (58) of them that are constantly misused every day by so many people the world over? Well believe that! Now just in case you’ve been guilty of misusing some of these words, this post will help you realize your errors […]

Teens: Learn the Distinctions between These Words (1)

All ready vs Already

One of the most common mistakes in English occurs when people confuse “all ready” with “already”. All ready means entirely or in total: “are you all ready for your group singing lesson? Already is an adverb that means before the present time or earlier than the time expected: […]

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

English Language SS2 First Term
Week 5

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  pronounced with the lips; , pronounced with the front of the tongue; , pronounced with the back of […]

Simple Captions for Compound Words that Teenagers Can Learn From!

A person whose parents are dead

An orphan

A woman whose husband is dead
A widow

A place where goods are made
A factory

A united business
A company

When the sun and the moon meets and the shadow of the moon is on the earth
Eclipse of the sun

A man who draws and paints
An artist

A girl who is not married
A spinster

A man who […]

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

English Language SS2 Second Term
Week  6

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” demonstratives this and […]

Classwork Series and Exercises {English Language – JSS3}: Summary Writing and Literature

English Language JSS3 First Term

Week 6


Skill Focus: How to write a summary

Literature: Myths and Legends

Skill Focus: How to write a summary

When you skim read text successfully, you get the gist very swiftly, but when you are asked to write a summary, […]

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