Use of Present Perfect Tense, et al. 

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IDENTIFICATION OF PAST PERFECT TENSE

 

The past perfect tense is a verb tense which is used to show that an action took place once or many times before another point in the past. Past perfect tense is realized by using “had” plus the third form of a verb/past participle.

 

USES OF PAST PERFECT TENSE

 

  1. It is also used for a past action that started in the past and continued up to a given time in the past.

E.G.

I had never seen him that sick.

We had had that car for eight years before it broke down.

 

  1. Past perfect tense is used for unreal or imaginary things, wishes in the past.

E.G

My Mum wished she had left us in the house.

I thought I had dropped the keys.

 

  1. It is used in reported speech after verbs like said, told, asked, etc.

 

E.G.

She asked me if I had eaten.

My teacher said he had read my essay.

 

  1. It is used for the past action already finished when another past action happened.

 

E.G.

After the party had ended, we arrived OR

We arrived after the party had started.

You had studied French before you moved to France.

 

 

WRITING

FORMAL LETTER: INVITATION TO A NAMING CEREMONY.

 

Imagine your friend’s mum just had a baby boy which makes your friend an elderly sister/brother. There’s going to be a naming ceremony, how do think a letter of invitation will be written?

 

                                                                                                                               18 Right Way,

                                                                                                                               Canaan Land,

                                                                                                                               Ota.

                                                                                                                               7th Oct, 2020.

1 Abiola Close,

Off Mall Road,

Sango.

 

Dear Elder& Mrs. Kay,

INVITATION TO OUR BABY’S NAMING.

We are excited to invite you to the naming of our latest bundle of joy. We consider you family and would love you to share in our joy.

We had him yesterday, Tuesday, October 6, 2020 and will be giving him a name on Wednesday October 13 at our residence, 18 Right Way, Canaan Land by 5pm.

We look forward to having you. Please RSVP before the end of the week. Thank you.

 

                                                Yours sincerely,

Signature

                                                Mr.& Mrs. Ade

 

 

COMPREHENSION

NEMA

 

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) was established via Act 12 as amended by Act 50 0f 1999, to manage disasters in Nigeria. It has been tackling disaster-related issues through the establishment of concrete structures.

NEMA mission is to coordinate resources towards efficient and effective disaster prevention, preparedness, mitigation and response in Nigeria.

NEMA functions in the following areas: Coordination, Disaster Risk Reduction, Search and rescue, Policy and strategy; Geographic Information System, Advocacy, Education, Administration, Finances and logistics, Relief and rehabilitation; Planning, Research and Forecasting. NEMA has a functional lab Geographic Information System (GIS) for early warning and precision in response to the management.

NEMA uses helicopters for search and rescue. They have many ambulances to convey people and mobile hospitals to quickly get people treated.

The current Director-General of the National Emergency Management Agency is AVM Muhammadu Alhaji Mohammed.

 

 

VOCABULARY DEVELOPMENT.

 

Let us see the meaning of some words according to the passage.

 

Amend… To change something, e.g., a law that has been written, in order to improve it or make it more exact.

 

Disaster… A very bad accident such as an earthquake or a plane crash, especially one in which a lot of people are killed.

 

Concrete… Definite and specific

 

Mitigation… The reduction in the unpleasantness, seriousness, or painfulness of something.

 

Logistics… The skillful organization of a process so that it can be done successfully and efficiently.

 

Rehabilitation… To restore to a condition of good health, ability to work, or the like.

 

Precision… To do something exactly as it should be done.

 

Convey… To carry, bring, or take from one place to another.

 

QUIZ

Make sentences with each of these words. I will start with the first word.

Amend… The constitution of every country needs to be amended from time to time.

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