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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 [...]

Grammar Clinic: Skill Focus – DEBATE

Skill Focus: DEBATE Debates are an important form of English classroom activity because they give you the opportunity to make use of many different language skills in speaking. In debates, you can demonstrate your reasoning powers and your ability to answer argument with argument. The whole exercise can be highly enjoyable for all concerned, whether as [...]

Grammar Clinic: Skill Focus – Planning an Interview

Skill Focus Planning an Interview The school holiday has begun. Many students try to forget school completely during their school holidays. That is not a bad idea. Instead, why not spend a little time in thinking  about yourself - and what you are going to do when you leave school? Why not interview someone you [...]

Classwork Series and Exercises {English Language – JSS3}: Paragraph Construction and Prose

English Language JSS3 First Term Week 2 Contents: Writing Skill: Paragraph Construction Skill Focus: How to make notes Prose Writing Skill: Paragraph Construction It is a good idea to plan your writing in paragraphs so that each paragraph is about one topic each paragraph usually contains a topic sentence. The topic sentence is usually (but not [...]

Grammar Clinic: Skill Focus – How to apply for a Job

Skill Focus: How to apply for a Job 1. Your Letter Of Application Avoid applying for jobs for which you are obviously unqualified. For example, if the advertisement says that applicants must have a degree, and you have not, then applying for job is a waste of your time. Remember these points about writing a [...]

Improve Your Reading Skills – Develop Speed Reading Skill

Faster Reading Skills It is important to develop the skill known as Speed Reading. To improve your reading speed, we recommend the following: Don't read a text 'word-by-word': Read the words in their natural grammatical or sense groups. For example: The brave woman /ordered the men/to attack at once. Don't point to the words with [...]

Classwork Series and Exercises {English Language – JSS3}: How To Write A Play and Study A Novel

English Language JSS3 Second Term Week 9 Contents: Literature: Features of a Play Skill Focus: How to write a speech Literature: Features of a Play Plays have the following features: The speakers' names are printed in capitals at the beginning of their speech, with a colon following the name. E.g. DANIEL:, TOLU: e.t.c A play may also [...]

Classwork Series and Exercises {English Language – JSS3}: Modal Forms of Verbs

English Language JSS3 Second Term Week 3 Contents: Grammar: Modal Forms of Verbs Vocabulary Development : Computer Words Grammar: Modal Forms of Verbs Modal verbs are used as helping verbs: they go with other verbs to change the meaning in some way. Modal verbs are one kind of auxiliary verb. They add information about probability, ability, permission [...]

Classwork Series and Exercises {English Language – SS3}: Direct and Indirect Speech

English Language SS3 Second Term Week 2 Contents: Grammatical Structure: Direct and Indirect Speech Writing Skill: How to be more original in your writing Grammatical Structure: Direct and Indirect Speech The word 'reported' is often used for the second type; but the truth is that we can 'report' EITHER by using 'direct speech' OR by [...]