Speech work (Consonant contrast), Poem (In Praise of a man)


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In today’s English Language class, We will be contrasting the Consonants \ ʃ \ and \ ʒ \. We will also be reading the Poem: In praise of a young man. We hope you enjoy the class!


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Consonant \ ʃ \ is a voiceless palatal-alveolar fricative while consonant \ ʒ \ is its voiced counterpart.

Now, study the words below noting the differences in their pronunciations.

\ ʃ \                                                                            \ ʒ \

Pressure                                                                     treasure

Mission                                                                       vision

Flash                                                                           pleasure

Splash                                                                        camouflage

Mansion                                                                    casual

Machine                                                                   occasion

Possession                                                                confusion

Attention                                                                  decision

Aggression                                                               garage

Cashew                                                                    mirage

Sure                                                                            measure

Auction                                                                     explosion

Avalanche                                                               avenge




Identify the sounds underlined in words below:

  1. Champagne
  2. allusion
  3. Vicious
  4. Nation
  5. Conclusion
  6. Measure
  7. Chef



Countdown English by Ogunsanwo; Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary; Exam Focus: English for JSCE



Read pages 143&144 of Exam Focus: English for JSCE



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Poem: In praise of a young man


  • The subject matter of the poem
  • The figure of speech used.


The poem is about praising a young man. It is highly metaphorical analyzing the strength and the might of a young man.

The figure of speech that is used throughout the poem is metaphor, comparing the man with a hare, a rope, a lion, a head, and a log.



Compose a poem of about 8 lines in praise of your father.


Effective English for JSCE bk3


Read section c (speech) on page 101 of Effective English bk3



  • Form a noun from each of the following adjectives: silent, intelligent, great, sweet, wise, long, wide, young, true.
  • Change these sentences to exclamations
      1. God is good.
      2. She is a beautiful girl.
      3. The man is brave.
      4. The books were interesting.
      5. The day is bright



Do practice exercise ten,  pages 49&50 (no 3 only) and practice exercise twenty- four on page 98 (1-10) of English Grammar




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