Speech Work: /ᴧ/, Grammar: The Simple Past Tense Simple Past Tense, Past Continuous,… 

 

Welcome to class! 

In today’s class, we will be talking about speech work: /ᴧ/, etc. Enjoy the class!

SPEECH WORK

CONTENT:

// Sound

Short sound // as in cup, love, but, etc.

Common spelling symbols of // sound

  • u — dust, but, must
  • ou – cousin, young, country
  • o – love, Monday, come
  • oo – blood, flood

EVALUATION: Sentence for practising// sound

Did you say, ‘Some love onions for breakfast or supper?’ But when one has stuffed oneself with much onions, one isn’t much loved, is one?

 

PAST TENSE

CONTENT:

  • SIMPLE PAST TENSE:

Regular verbs form their past tense by adding ‘-ed’ to the simple form of the tense, while irregular verbs form their past tense in different ways.

Example:  Dada worked in the farm yesterday.  (regular)

The boys talked to me this morning. (regular)

We ate last night. (irregular)

She spoke kindly to me. (Irregular)

  • PAST PERFECT TENSE:

The perfective aspect is formed by combining a form of the verb ‘have’ with the main verb in the past participial form. ‘Have’ becomes ‘had’

EXAMPLES:

I had been to Lagos.

Tunde had eaten his food before my arrival.

  • PAST PERFECT CONTINUOUS TENSE:

It is the combination of the progressive and perfective aspect. It must be represented in the past tense.

EXAMPLES:

I had been coming to this place now for two years.

I had been attending Good Shepherd School since primary school.

EVALUATION: Write ten sentences, highlighting the following types of verb tenses: Past Tense, Past Continuous, Past Perfect Continuous Tense.

 

VOCABULARY DEVELOPMENT

Content:

Words Related to Marriage

  1. Love
  2. Children
  3. Marriage vow
  4. Sex
  5. Birth control

Evaluation: Use the dictionary to discover the meaning of the following.

 

LITERATURE (Types of Poetry)

CONTENT:

TYPES OF POEMS

  1. Epic: It is a long narrative poem that celebrates real historical events, heroic achievements, civilization, quasi-divine figures and such other subjects.
  2. Ballad: This is an anonymous narrative in verse passed from generation to generation by words of the mouth and meant to be sung and danced before a crowd.
  3. Ode: It is a meditative poem which addresses itself to a person or thing in which the good qualities of such a person or object are highlighted and commended.
  4. Dirge: It is a poem used to express grief on the occasion of someone’s death
  5. Pastoral Elegy: It laments the fate of the shepherd.

Note: Oral poetry are spoken or chanted, written poetry are inscribed on a paper or documented.

EVALUATION:  Write on the following kinds of poetry: panegyric, limerick, lullaby.

GENERAL EVALUATION

  1. Write a short note on five other types of poems
  2. Write a composition on the title, ‘ The Federal Road Safety Commission

WEEKEND ASSIGNMENT

  1. Give the past and past participle of the following verbs.
  • awake      find     hold      sweep
  • Beat          leave     swell     forget
  • Cling         hide      shut        take

Use each verb in sentences.

 

In our next class, we will be talking about Speech Work: /ᴣ/, Grammar: Activities on Tenses (Present and Past).  We hope you enjoyed the class.

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