SS2 English Language Third Term: Nasal Consonants; Adjectival Clause

Nasal Consonants Nasals are consonants that are formed by blocking the oral passage and allowing the air to escape through the nose. Present-Day English has three nasals, all of which are voiced (vocal cords vibrating during the articulation of the nasal). (The nasals, the lateral /l/, the retroflex /r/, and the semivowels /w/ and /j/ are sometimes called the resonants.) A nasal [...]

JSS1 English Language Third Term: Descriptive Essay and Verb Voices

Content Reading and writing- Descriptive Essay Grammar- Active and passive voice Descriptive essays are not intended to persuade or argue with the reader or to present a list of facts and figures. Descriptive essay is the clear description of people, places, objects,or events using appropriate details. Comprehension passage on descriptive essay How tall was the Robber? [...]

JSS1 English Language Third Term: Poetry and Verb

Content Self Assessment Poetry- Policeman Grammar- Verb Self Assessment It is a good idea sometimes to think about how effective you are at learning- both in English and in other subjects. Consider the five key questions below. If you answer yes to any of them, think about how you can solve  the problem. Sometimes, you [...]

Grammar Clinic: Finite and non-finite clauses

 Grammatical Structures: Revision on finite and non-finite clauses What is the structure of the following sentence? Deterred by the lack of future job prospects, many Nigerian secondary school students avoid science subjects. The sentence contains two clauses, and what follows the comma is the main clause. But what about the clause preceding the comma, 'Deterred... [...]

Examination Hint: Active and Passive Verbs & Effective Writing Rules

Grammar: Active and Passive Verbs Skill Focus: Writing an Argument Grammar: Active and Passive Verbs Verbs A verb is a word or more than one word that is used to express an action or a state of being. Every sentence must have a verb. This makes the verb the most important word as far as the construction [...]

JSS2 English Language Third Term: Tenses and Determiners

Grammar: Past, Present and Future Tense Language Structure: Determiners Tenses Tenses are forms of a verb that show the time, continuance or completion of an action or a state that is expressed in connection with the moment at which a statement is made about it. The following tenses are commonly used: I. PRESENT TENSE Simple [...]

JSS1 English Language Third Term: Syllables and Preposition

Syllables in English A syllable is a group sounds, containing one vowel sound. The following are the examples of one syllable dog watch bike thanks spare        Exercise How many syllables do these words have? Watches police Return happened Not all syllables receive equal stress in English. Usually,In English only nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs [...]

JSS1 English Language Third Term: Forming adverbs from adjectives and personal writing

Forming Adverbs from Adjectives In most cases, an adverb is formed by adding -ly to an adjective Adjective Adverb cheap cheaply quick quickly slow slowly If the adjective ends in -y, replace the y with i and add -ly Adjective Adverb easy easily angry angrily happy happily lucky luckily If the adjective ends in -able, [...]

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 things who [...]

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 banned her [...]

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