Back to: ENGLISH LANGUAGE SS1
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In today’s class, we will be talking about essay writing: story writing, etc. Enjoy the class!
Structures: Plural Forms of Nouns and Compound Nouns.
Speech work: Words of two syllables which are stressed on the first or second syllables. Essay Writing: Story Writing- A story which illustrates the saying- It is a man’s world”.
Prefixes and negation of pluralization and tenses.
Prefixes Meaning Examples
- extra outside extraordinary, extramarital
- ex out of ex-official
- inter between/among intermarry, inter-city
- trans across trans-Atlantic, Transpose
- post after postgraduate
- pre before pre-history, pre-natal
- super above superhuman
- sub below substandard
- ab away from abduct, aborigines
- unn bringing together annual
- ante year antenatal
- anti before anti-social
- Arch against archbishop, architect
Negation Suffixes are less,
Childless, fatherless, motherless, heartless, odourless, penniless, useless,
Pluralization suffixes e.g. ies, es,
babies, flies, cases, boxes,
Tense Suffixes e.g. ‘en’, ‘ze’. strengthen, deafen brighten, smoothen, widen ‘ze’
Write 2 examples for each of the following suffixes: less, ‘ze’, ‘es’, ‘en’.
Speech work: Words of two syllables which are stressed on the first or second syllable.
Words of two syllables Stressed on the first syllable
Words of two syllables stressed on the second syllable.
The following words of two syllables are stressed on the first syllable
Exceptions to the above rule
- When a two-syllable word contains a prefix, the primary stress is on the second syllable.
Here are some word examples:
- When a two-syllable could double as a noun and a verb, the first syllable takes stress when it is a noun and the second when it is a verb. E.g.
Stress the following words of two syllables.
A story which illustrates the saying – “It is a man’s World”
Writing of the story
Story writing requires imagination. The story must follow the order in which the events took place, gradually moving the reader to the climax of your story.
The tile, it’s a man’s world, should have a story which revolves around men taking over in every area of life. You can talk of a man in particular who exhibited the nature of men or with the help of other men excelled in life.
It is also usual in a narrative to use the simple past tense very frequently since the account, relates to past events, e.g. ‘he wrote’, ‘they thought’, ‘we were shocked’.
Be careful with your choice of tenses in this king of writing. See how appropriate the tenses are in the following sentences.
- We were sleeping when the robbers broke into the house
- When we arrived at the stadium, the match had gone on for twenty minutes
Narrate a story on the topic, ‘It’s a man’s world”
Choose the right option
- He would never do anything improper. He is an ………. Reputable man (a) Emphatically (b) enormously (c) eminently
- They were ………. Influenced by the words of the traditional ruler (a) Intensely (b) successively (c) profoundly.
- It is not at all harmful. On the contrary, it is quite……….. (a) Innocuous (b) delightful (c) inefficient
- They may disagree at first, but they will come round to your point of view……….. (a) Understandably (b) eventually (c) swiftly.
- They were agitating for the ………of smoking in public places (a) abstinence (b) prohibition (c ) protest
Choose the option nearest in meaning.
- The sight of her out of date clothes made many of sue smile (a) old fashion (b) forgotten (c) made of date
- No one greeted him or spoke to him and he realized he had become a pariah (a) leper (b) outcast (c) traitor
- He has such a strong personality: everyone does what he wants (a) character (b) face (c) body
- It was such a peculiar thing to say; I can’t think why he said it. (a) strange (b) rude (c ) different
- I can’t find it anywhere, so presumably, its been lost or stolen (a) Undoubtedly (b) probably (c) clearly
In our next class, we will be talking about Comprehension and Reading Skills: Reading for leisure; Writing: Semi-formal Letter (Explanation and Features); Sentence Structure and formation; Spelling: Dropping (e) and retaining (e). We hope you enjoyed the class.
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