Secondary School Students

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” [...]

Nouns/Noun Phrases and Skill Focus: How to study a Text

English Language SS3 First Term Week 2 Contents: Structure: Revision of Nouns and Noun Phrases Skill Focus: How to study a Text Spoken English: Revision /ə/ and /i/ A. Structure: Revision of Nouns and Noun Phrases a. Nouns: Singular and Plural More words belong to the noun class than to any other class. This is because they [...]

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 [...]

Grammar Clinic: Punctuation Marks and Punctuation Rules

PUNCTUATION MARKS Punctuation is the system of signs or symbols given to a reader to show how a sentence is constructed and how it should be read. Punctuation is used to create sense, clarity and stress in sentences. You use punctuation marks to structure and organise your writing. We use a variety of punctuation marks, [...]

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 {Government – SS1}: Public Opinion

Government SS1 Second Term Week 7 Topic: PUBLIC OPINION Contents: Characteristics of Public Opinion Formation of Public Opinion Measure of Public Opinion Functions of Public Opinion Demerits of Public Opinion PUBLIC OPINION This  is an aggregate of the individual views, attitudes, and beliefs about a particular topic, expressed by a significant proportion of a community. [...]

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: Homophones, Homonyms, Heteronyms – Know The Difference….

Homonyms Homonyms, or multiple meaning words, are words that share the same spelling and the same pronunciation but have different meanings. To put it another way, homonyms are both homophones and homographs!  HOMOPHONE A  homophone is a word that is pronounced the same as other words but differs in meaning, and may differ in spelling. A homophone [...]

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