Speechwork: Review of Consonant Sounds.


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In today’s English Language class, We will be reviewing Consonant Sounds. We will also look into Transitive and Intransitive Verbs. We hope you enjoy the class!


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  1. Speechwork: Review of Consonant Sounds.
  2. Grammar: Transitive and Intransitive Verbs
  3. Comprehension: Why The Hippo Lives in Water 2
  4. Writing: Descriptive Essay

A. Topic: Review of Consonant Sounds

Content: Consonant Sounds Examples

Symbols                    Examples of words in which they occur

/p/                              pet, price, puppy, lip, copper

/b/                              bet, bride, rib, rubber, tube

/t/                               tick, type, pit, matter, light

/d/                              dip, ditch, hoard, deep, field, dance

/k/                               kick, clean, cot, school, seek, cup, quay

/g/                              green, goggle, dog, good, goose, smuggle

/tᶴ/                               chief, chase, church, preach, teach, cheese, search

/dӠ/                            dodge, urge, gesture, fridge, germ, joy, page

/f/                               farm, elephant, phrase, laugh, suffer, graph

/v/                              bevy, of, receive, vouch, five, review, weave

/ө/                               thin, author, length, breath, thick, thirst

/ә/                               breathe, brother, those, that, bathe

/s/                               sip, cease, kiss, piece, purse, ice, icing

/z/                               zip, zebra, refuse, reason, poise, disease

/ᶴ/                                short, crush, English, notion, nation, brush, lash

/Ӡ/                               treasure, pleasure, vision, casual, visual, beige

/m/                             made, summer, norm, plumber, come, fathom

/n/                              nine, naught, born, knit, bin, gnaw, knew

/   /                              king, going, slang, singer, among, evening, tongue

/L/                               love, tall, kill, fellow, clay, look, live, slum

/r/                               rough, merry, writer, wrong, cry, rate, risk

/j/                                yam, Europe, ewe, yes, you, yeast, new, universe

/w/                             warm, linguist, queen, qualm, guava, banquet, win, wipe


Evaluation: Write out five examples different from the ones given for each of the sounds above.

Reading Assignment: Exam Focus English JSCE, page 143 – 145



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B. Topic: Transitive and Intransitive Verbs

Content: Meaning and Usage

Verbs as action words can be used transitively or intransitively.

A transitive verb expresses an action which passes across to one or more persons or things. (Note that the word transitive’ originally came from the Latin word ‘transire’ which means “to pass across”). Transitive verbs take direct objects.


Kanu                          kicked            the ball

Subject                      T.V                  object


Olu and saka          have              many books.

Subject                    T. V               object


All the boys     have       hoes.

Subject            T.V               object


An intransitive verb is used without any objects. Examples

Janes was singing.

S       IV

The fish       smelled.

S                    IV

The babies        cried.

S                         IV

A dog        barks.

S                 IV

A cock            crows.

S                       IV

I     eat     everyday.

S     IV         ADV


The intransitive verbs which are called linking verbs include: set, lags, appear, feel, grow, look, prove, remain, seem, taste, smell, turn etc.


Intransitive verbs may be turned into a transitive verb if a preposition is used.


She laughed at him.

I looked at the painting.

We talked about the film.

They wished for happiness.

I have asked for permission.

Evaluation:  Write five sentences using transitive and intransitive verbs each.

Reading Assignment: English Grammar by P.O Olatunbosun Page 65 – 68



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C. Topic: Comprehension

Content: Why the Hippo Lives in Water?

This passage discusses the reason the hippopotamus lives in water.

Evaluation: answer the questions which accompany the passage. Effective English JS2 22 – 23

Reading Assignment: Effective English J SS 2 page 39



D. Topic: Writing

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Content: Descriptive Essay

A descriptive essay attempts to describe objects, people, events, ideas, or situation as they are. Examples include My School, My Pet, A Computer etc.

The descriptive essay should contain such details that throw light on the subject or object of description and it should give a mental picture of what is being described.



Body written in paragraphs


An Outline on the Topic“A place of Interest I Visited”.

Here are some guidelines to help you write this essay:

  • Title
  • Introduction: describe places of interest you have visited and the most spectacular among them.
  • Body: describe the location, the scenery, events which take place there; describe the things you saw there and people who visited the place; talk about the reason why you like the place
  • Conclusion


Complete each sentence with:  him, her or it.

  1. Fatima wanted the photograph, so I gave _to_.
  2. My radio is broken. I can’t mend ___.
  3. Bayo is my friend. I know __ well.
  4. Chike asked for my ruler, so I lent _to_.
  5. My sister is over there. I went to speak to _


Exam Focus JSCE, page 82 -83




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