JSS 1 English Language (1st, 2nd & 3rd Term)

English Language


There is a day that will continue to remain indelible in my memory.  It is the day that i learnt a bitter lesson which i will pass on to my children.  I was then about eleven.  My father and i woke up early so that he could attend the wedding ceremony of one of my […]

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Introduction to Diphthongs

A diphthong is a sequence of two vowels.  This means that in order to produce a diphthong, the tongue moves or glides from the position of are simple vowel into the position of another vowel.  We  have eight (8) diphthongs:  /ei/, /Əu/, /iƏ/, /eƏ/, /ƌi/, /ƌv/, /Ɔi/ and /uƏ/.  The following are the various examples

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Myths and Legends

It is very important to note that myths are stories that are made of long ago to explain something the nature of certain phenomena or why things are the way they are.  For example, people have always asked the question, “How did the world begin?”  people made up stories to answer these questions. Legend is

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Child Labour and Trafficking

Child labour – is when one subject a child to in human task.  The following are words that are associated with child labour: Sweat shop Slave labour Forced In humane Salt mines Work house Nine Underpaid Trafficking is a (crime).  Dealing illegally e.g. traffic drugs, goods or humans e.t.c These are words that are associated

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Past Continuous Tense

The past continuous tense refers to an action that was given at a time when another thing happened.  The past continuous tense is formed by using WAS or WERE and continuous tense.  For example: I was eating rice when he entered the room While Kate was selling bread, her sister stole her money The men

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Composition (Narrative Essay)

A narrative is a recount of past experiences or shared experiences of the past.  In everyday life, we often need to give an account or a report of an event or something that happened in the past, when we do this, we are involved in narration.  Note that you make use of the past tense

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The Present Continuous Tense

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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Contrast of Pure Vowel /Ɔ/

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

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Comprehension | Vocabulary Development Marriage Related Words

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

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Simple Past Tense

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

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