SS 2 English Language (1st Term)

English Language

PHRASAL VERB

Phrasal verbs are derived from a combination of a verb and other particules like the adverb and preposition. Examples of phrasal verbs are:   Phrasal Verbs Meaning Account for give good reason Back out withdraw, refuse Carry out perform, obey, fulfil Catch up with over take Clean up mess Die down become gradually calmer and […]

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LETTER WRITING

A letter is a writing communication sent by post or messenger. These two persons might be living in the same town, city, country or may as well be living in different  countries. Types of Letter Letter writing is divided into two major types Formal letter Informal letter FORMAL LETTER This is an official type of

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WRITING A PLAY OR POEM

When one intends to put ideas, information findings or opinions down in paper for the purpose of storage for postenfy, utmost care and castion need to be taken by the writer to ensure that the intention is perfectly communicated and the readership duty considered. Stages in the creative writing process Deciding on a theme and

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SYLLABLE

Syllable is a unit of sound composed if a central peak of sonority (usually a vowel) and the consonants that cluster around this central peak. A syllable is also that part of a word, which is said with one breath or pulse. It is the smallest unit of speech, which can be pronounced at once.

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COMPREHENSION

Structure: Complex sentences: analysis of complex sentences The complex sentence is a combination of the main clause and one or more subordinate  caluse(s) Ex: I prayed before I left She came as soon as she heard   The analysis of a complex sentence Find out the principal clause Find out the subordinate clause Identify each

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PART OF SPEECH

An adjective is described as a word that qualifies or modifies nouns and pronouns. Adjective generally, give more information about nouns and pronouns – in items of the attributes such as quality, colour, quantity etc. Such words come nearer to the nouns they modify than all other elements that modify such nouns. TYPES OF ADJECTIVES

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SUMMARY WRITING

Summary writing is concerned with producing a bridge versions of a given test or passage so that all the salient issues are brought out. It involves a critical analysis of a given text to determine the purpose of a writer and using that as a point of departure to form an opinion on the subject

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STRESS

Stress means the extra force usually applied when pronouncing a partivular word or syllable. In other words, it refers to a property of syllables which make them stand out as more noticabe than others. Stress can also be described as the contrast between different degrees of breath – force given to syllables in English. Stress

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ESSAY WRITING

Writing is a form of persuasive communication. There is always a point of view to project and which the writer wants the reader to understand. In order words, we write for a reader. The success of writing is therefore best judged by how well the reader understands the message we are trying to send by

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CONSONANT

The crowding of consonant sounds within the same environment before the insertion of a vowel sound in words is consonant cluster. It is the coming together of more than one consonant sound in a word. It can be easily identified if the transcription is done. It can appear at different locations – initial, medial or

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CONSONANT CLUSTERS

This refers to when two or more consonants occur together in a word without a vowel between them. E.g. street, slump etc. It can be found at the beginning (initial) middle (media) or end (final) of words, In many Nigerian languages, there are no consonant clusters, but in English, there may be initial cluster of

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SUMMARY WRITING

Summary writing is primarily concerned with starting so much in very few words by remouing superfluous and expanded details. Also, summary writing is concerned  with producing a bridged versions of a given text or passage so that all the salient issues are brought out. It also involves writing down a brief and concise account of

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CONSONANT SOUNDS /j/ and /ʋ/ /jʋ:/

Consonant sounds are sounds that are produced when there is an obstruction in the air stream. The obstruction can be partial or total. The English consonants according to Roach (2002) are sounds that obstruct the flow of air through the vocal tract. Consonants could also be described in mainly articulating terms because they usually involve

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