Speech Work: Rhymes


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In today’s English Language class, We will be discussing Ryhmes. We will also be looking into Prepositions. We hope you enjoy the class!



  1. Speech Work: Rhymes
  2. Grammar: Prepositions
  3. Comprehension: A Formal Thank You Letter P. 109
  4. Writing: Argumentative Essay


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A. Speech Work: Rhymes

Rhymes are words which have the same sounds, i.e, vowels or consonants.


greet                                      seat

fight                                        bright

cow                                       how/now

bend                                      send

you                                         ewe

key                                         quay

high                                        buy

see                                          bee

paid                                       laid

seat                                        beat

height                                     bite

port                                        thought

heaven                                    seven

feather                                    weather

curtain                                    mountain

pretty                                     city

rain                                         pain

know                                     no 

EVALUATION: Write out five words that rhyme.

READING ASSIGNMENT:  Exam Focus English JSCE p. 143-144



B. Grammar: Parts of Speech

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Content: Prepositions

Prepositions show the relationship between people, places and things, i.e show a relation between one thing and another. It also relates a noun or a pronoun to another word in the sentence.


She left her muddy shoes on the mat.

I am terrible at tennis but I like the game.

I am going to town.

There is a snake under the table.

They have been writing since three o’clock.

We went to town with my mother.

Many things can be made from rubber.



About                        before                       down             on                   towards

Above                       behind                      during            out                  under

Across                        below                        for                   opposite       underneath

After                           beneath                   from               over               until

Against                      besides                      in                     around          up

Along                        between                   into                 since              upon

Among                     beyond                     near               through         with

Around                     by                               of                    till                     within

At                             despite                      off                   to                    without

EVALUATION: Write five prepositions and form sentences with them. 




C. Topic: Comprehension: A Formal Thank You Letter.

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Contents: To Understand a Letter

This passage is a formal thank you letter by Joko Samuel.

Secretary, Young Farmers’ Club appreciates Mr O.F. Awe, the project officer of Fashola Farm Settlement who came to give them a talk on farming.

EVALUATION:  Practice 2 (1-8) Effective English JSS 2.

READING ASSIGNMENT: Effective English JSS 2 p 109-110



D. Writing: Argumentative Essay

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Content: A father is more useful to a child than a Mother.

To help you write this essay, follow this guideline.

Have a title

Who is a father?

What is his role in the family?

Types of Fathers – salary earners or a businessman.

The scale of salary or rate of turn over.

Father as a Shepherd – protecting his family.

Planning the future of his children.

Ownership of children – before and after death.

The role of a father in a child’s life generally etc.

READING ASSIGNMENT: College Essays for Bk. 8 p.49.



GENERAL EVALUATION: Fill in each blank with the correct preposition:

  1. He was walking ___ the road when he stepped ___ a puddle ___ water.
  2. Keep on climbing ___ the tree. Don’t look ___ or you will feel dizzy and hold tightly ___ the branches.
  3. My parents have gone ___ a dinner and I have ___ stay ___ home to look after my younger sisters.
  4. We have ___ leave today.

WEEKEND ASSIGNMENT: Effective English JSS 2 P – 123 1(a) and (b) and 2 (1-5)

B) Fill the blank space in each of the following sentences

Present Progressive Tense                       Present Tense                      Past Tense                Present Perfect Tense

    1. I am finding it out.                            I _________ it out.     I _____ it out              I __________ it out
    2. We are going out.                            We ________ out.    we ________ out      we ________ out
    3. He ________ it.                                  he gives it.                He ________ it           He ________ it
    4. He is weaving.                                  He _________.           He _________.           He ________.
    5. It is speeding.                                   It __________ .           It __________.            It _________.


C) Fill the blank space in each of the following sentences with the correct form of the verb in brackets in front of each sentence.

    1. I __________ the book in the shelf last week (put)
    2. A snake ___________ the boy last week (bite)
    3. My teacher __________ me yesterday (teach)
    4. He was __________ when I saw him (eat)
    5. He has _________ like a fish (swim)



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