The present continuous tense is used for an action that is going on now. It is important to note that the action in question is still going on as at the time of reporting. Look at this table: Subject Auxiliary verb Main verb I […]
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Vowel /D/:- Is a short vowel. To pronounce /D/ the tongue is low in the mouth but it is pushed towards the back. The lips from a round shape. g. (i) Elliot lost his little dog. (ii) Put the doll in the baby’s cot Vowel /Ɔ/:- to pronounce /Ɔ/, the tongue position and the round
Oral poetry is poetry that is composed and transmitted without the aid of writing. It is essentially handed down through the words of the mouth. Written poetry on the other hand is poetry that is compose (creatively) or figuratively written down. Examples of oral poetry – Christmas Epic by Lanre Goodness, 59 minutes by Katlholo
Marriage is the state of being a married couple voluntarily joined for life (or until divorce). E.g. A long and happy marriage we have the following marriage related words: Courtship, date (dating), bride, bride, groom, bride price, dowry, fiancée, spinster, bachelor, reception, engagement, wedding, matrimony, wedlock, white wedding. White wedding: – A traditional wedding in
In our last class on grammar, we were looking at simple present tense, but now our focus will be on the simple past tense. THE SIMPLE PAST TENSE: is used for an action that took place in the past. For example: (i) John drove to Lagos on Monday (ii) Yesterday, I ate rice (iii) I
The library is a building that houses a collection of books and other materials. It can also mean a room where books are kept. Consider the following words. Library card – A card certifying the bearer’s right to use the library Catalogue – An emmeration of all the resources of a library (card catalogue) Library
Tense is a grammatical category of verbs used to express distinctions of time. We shall look at the present tense. The present tense is used to show an action that occurs always or an occupation. For example – I live in New York. The moon goes around the earth. He eats rice every day. EVALUATION:
Folktales are stories that are made up long ago to teach people and children how to live good lives and how to live wisely. These stories are usually about animals (fables), birds, fish or insects that think and talk like human beings. The stories are often amusing so that we enjoy hearing and reading them.
A formal letter is an official letter or business letter written to those in places of authority. A SAMPLE LETTER THAT CONTAINS ALLTHE FEATURES OF FORMAL LETTER Question – Write a letter of permission to be absent from school to the principal. Answer 7, Olanrewaju Street, Oke – Odo, Agege, Lagos. 27th November, 2018. The
Read the following passage carefully and do the exercise on it: The dog is a domestic animal whose usefulness is rarely appreciated by man. It is not an ordinary animals. The dog is very loyal to man no matter the situation, the dogs remains faithful to man. The popular saying in a marriage ceremony “for
Adverbs are words that adds more information to a verb, to an adjective and to another adverb. We shall be looking at only two types of adverbs in this lesson: – Adverb of manner:- Which is used to show how an action is done e.g. fast, slowly, badly, well e.t.c. Sentence – (i) It all
What is a vowel sound? A vowel sound is a speech sound that is made with the vocal that being opened. We shall be contrasting three monothongs or pure vowels which are /u/, /u:/ and /D/ /u/ /u:/ /D/ Bull brute cost Book boom cot Cook two fog Cold crew stop Foot blue loss CLASS
Punctuation marks are symbols used in writing to aid in the clarity and understanding of the text. They help to convey meaning, indicate pauses, separate different parts of a sentence, and provide structure to written language. Here are some common punctuation marks: 1. Period (.) – Used to indicate the end of a sentence. 2.
These sounds are called nasal sounds. The nasal sound in English are consonants which are produced when the soft palate is lowered to close the oral cavity so that airstream passes through the nasal cavity. The nasals are /m/, /n/ and /J/ and they are all voiced. The lips are closed while the soft palate
The Full Stop and The Comma The Comma (,) – It is used to separate items of date. An example Monday, 3rd July 2015 It is also used for subscriptions. Examples: Yours sincerely, Your loving son. Commas can be used to separate nouns from another. An example is I saw Mr. Ojo, the principal of
/k/ – To produce, the back of the tongue makes contact with the velum. This contact results in a total obstruction of the flow of air. The air pressure which builds up in suddenly released with an explosive sound. The glottis is open so that the local cord do not vibrate as /k/ is produced.
My Last Birthday Birthdays have always held a special place in my heart. They are a time of celebration, reflection, and gratitude. Each year, I eagerly anticipate the arrival of my birthday, eagerly awaiting the joyous occasion surrounded by loved ones. However, my last birthday was unlike any other I had experienced before. It was
Punctuation marks is a sign mark used in writing to divide sentence and phrases. 1a. THE COMMA (,): It is used after ‘No’ and ‘Yes’. Example No, they never go to church Yes, we have done the assignment It is used in lists Ade pays tennis, volley ball and football It is used after all
For articulation of /s/, the tip and blade of the tongue make light contact with the alveolar fridge while the airstream passes through the groove created by partial obstruction. There is no vibration of the vocal cord as /s/ is produced. It is therefore, a voiceless, plosive, alveolar. The common spelling symbols are: “S” as
Irony, euphemism, and hyperbole are all figures of speech that add depth and meaning to language in different ways. Let’s explore each of these concepts: IRONY: 1. Irony: Irony is a literary or rhetorical device in which there is a discrepancy between what is said and what is meant or expected. It often involves a