Speech Work: Vowel Contrasts /Ӡ:/, /˄/, /e/, /ә/


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In today’s English Language class, We will be contrasting the vowels /Ӡ:/, /˄/, /e/, /ә/. We will also talk about Punctuation Marks and Narrative Essay. We hope you enjoy the class!



  1. Speech Work: Vowel Contrasts /Ӡ:/, /˄/, /e/, /ә/
  2. Grammar: Punctuation Marks P.132
  3. Listening Comprehension: A Conversation About a Crime P.130
  4. Writing: Narrative Essay: My Last Birthday Party 


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A. Speech Work

Content:  Vowel Contrasts

                  /e/           /Ӡ:/
End Earned
Yen Yearn
Debt Dirt
Best Burst
Edge Urge


/˄/                 /Ӡ:/
Cub Curb
Such Search
Shut Shirt
Hub Herb
Fun Fern

EVALUATION: Write out five words for each sound. 

READING ASSIGNMENT: Oral English for Schools and Colleges by Sam Onuigbo, M.A. pg. 7 – 19


B. Grammar: Punctuation Marks.

Content: Commas around Inserted Works.


And what, apart from the honour of being entertained by my family, do you seek here today? Notice the two commas. They separate off the words underlined above and show that the basic sentence is: And what do you seek here today? The comma shows that the words underlined are not part of this basic sentence. It is as if they have been added in or inserted.

Here is another example: we have heard that you have a daughter, unmarried, who is chaste, beautiful and obedient. It is as if unmarried had been inserted as an extra word. 

EVALUATION: Effective English P. 132. Prac. 4. (1-5)



C. Listening Comprehension

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Content: To understand a conversation about a crime.

Two friends are talking about a crime of forgery. Forgery means printing false currency notes and exchanging them for real money, listen to your teacher as she/he reads the passage to you.

EVALUATION: Complete the table on page 130.



D. Writing: Narrative Essay

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My Last Birthday Party

Here are some guidelines to help you in this essay writing.

  1. When were you born? And where?
  2. How old are you now?
  3. When last did you celebrate your birthday?
  4. Enumerate the preparation you made e.g. invitation, gifts, menu, music, venue etc.
  5. What happened on the day – dressing, photograph, gifts are given etc.

EVALUATION: In not less than two pages. Write an account of your last birthday party.




Change the verbs in the bracket to correct form to complete the sentences below.

E.g. Bello is ______________ a letter (write)

Bello is writing a letter.

Now, do this.

  1. The child had _____________ the entire bottle of water before I came in (drink).
  2. Ojo has ______________ many plans before the chairman of the company (lay)
  3. His mother, together with his sister _____________ in the bakery (work)
  4. Neither the back tyre of the bicycle nor the brakes ____________ faulty (be)

WEEKEND ASSIGNMENT: Effective English for JSS 2 p.g. 151 Practice 2 & 2b


Choose from the list in brackets the preposition that best completes each of the following sentences.

  1. The advertised price was subject _____________ change. (at; in; to)
  2. Students must be able to abide _______________ their own decision (to; by; on)
  3. He bought his dress ______________ the same price you bought yours. (on; with; at)
  4. We have not arrived _______________ any decision on the matter. (by; with; at)
  5. A member of the audience said that he did not agree with _____________ the speaker’s remarks. (to; with; about)



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In our next class, we will be talking about Consonant Sounds. We are very much eager to meet you there.


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