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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: I was upset [...]

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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 [...]

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 [...]

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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 – JSS3}: Summary Writing and Literature

English Language JSS3 First Term Week 6 Content: 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, you need to be much more careful. A [...]

Grammar Clinic – Reported Speech

What is Reported Speech? Reported speech is when you tell somebody else what you or a person said before. Distinction must be made between direct speech and reported speech. If we report what another person has said, we usually do not use the speaker’s exact words (direct speech), but reported (indirect) speech. Therefore, you need [...]

Classwork Series and Exercises {English Language – JSS3}: Prepositions and Weak Forms in Spoken English

English Language JSS3 First Term Week 9 Contents: Grammar: Prepositions Speech work: Weak Forms Grammar: Prepositions A preposition is a word which precedes a noun (or a pronoun) to show the noun's (or the pronoun's) relationship to another word in the sentence. (The word preposition comes from the idea of being positioned before. It is [...]

Grammar Clinic: Notes and Exercises on Verbs

Verbs A verb is either a linking word or an action word. A verb is the only obligatory element of a clause or sentence. A verb confers meaning on a clause or a sentence. Types of Verb Basically verbs are divided into two. i.  Lexical Verb ii. Auxiliary Verb 1.  Lexical Verbs: refers to what the [...]

Classwork Series and Exercises {English Language – JSS3: Phonemes, Phonetics and Tenses

English Language JSS3 First Term Week 3 Contents: Phonemes Phonetics: Long and short vowels Tenses Phonemes A phoneme is a unit of sound in speech. A phoneme doesn't have any inherent meaning by itself, but when you put phonemes together, they can make words. A phoneme is the smallest sound unit in a language that is [...]

ENGLISH GRAMMAR: 20 Rules of Subject Verb Agreement

While grammar is not as static a science as is typically assumed, there are 20 rules of subject verb agreement that attempt to objectify part of the English language form. Most of the concepts of subject verb agreement are straightforward, yet some aspects of singular and plural usage in English grammar are more complicated. Consider [...]

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