Comprehension Play: “The Forbidden Thing”


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In today’s English Language class, We will be reading the Comprehension: The Forbidden Fruit. We hope you enjoy the class!


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“The Forbidden thing”


  • Summary of the comprehension passage
  • Questions on the passage


The passage is a playlet with three characters only- Ogwuoma, Uloko and Odubei. Ogwuoma is a widow who is mourning the death of her husband, Adigwu. However, she has a lover Uloko, who comes to see her during her mourning period. Odubei, Ogwuoma’s mother-in-law stood against their love.


Evaluation:  Do practice 3 on page 21 and 22.

Reading Assignment: Read more about the play in Zulu Sofola’s Wedlock of the Gods

Weekend Assignment: Do test for continuous Assessment on page 33 of the Effective English book 3 (Number 1 only)



  • Use a suitable word to fill each of the blanks below.
      1. “Please give me some water,” he —————–
      2. “Yes I would like some tea, thank you,” Mrs Dike —————-
      3. “I’m always the one to do the cleaning up,” Yaro——————-
      4. They —————, “what? How dare he be so rude!”
      5. He —————–, “I was late because my car broke down.”


  • Give the meanings and make sentences with the following words.

Swagger, totter, tiptoe, shuffle, roam


  • Identify the sounds underlined:

Bad, legal, said, Geoffrey and greedy




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2 thoughts on “Comprehension Play: “The Forbidden Thing””

  1. Hi. for my number 2 answers.
    1) swagger -walk or behave in a very confident and arrogant or self-important way.
    “he swaggered along the corridor”
    2) totter- move in a feeble or unsteady way.
    “a hunched figure was tottering down the path”
    3) tiptoe -walk quietly and carefully with one’s heels raised and one’s weight on the balls of the feet.
    “Liz tiptoed out of the room”
    4) shuffle- walk by dragging one’s feet along or without lifting them fully from the ground.
    “I stepped into my skis and shuffled to the edge of the steep slope”
    5) roam- move about or travel aimlessly or unsystematically, especially over a wide area.
    “tigers once roamed over most of Asia.

  2. Hi. For my revision questions answer.
    1) ” please give me some water” he pleaded.
    2) “Yes i would like some tea, thank you” Mrs Dike replied.
    3)” I am always the one to do the cleaning job” Yaro replied.
    4) They exclaimed ” what? How dare he be so rude”!
    5) He complained “i was late because my car broke down”.

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