SS 3 English Langage (1st Term)

English Language

UNSEEN POEM

INTRODUCTION TO THE UNSEEN POEM (I)        Features of unseen poem (ii)        The unseen poem must be short (iii)       Use simple language. For example   I hear a sudden cry of Pain! There is a rabbit in a snare Now I hear the cry again But I cannot kill from where   But I cannot tell […]

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INTRODUCTION TO THE UNSEEN PROSE

Features of unseen Prose .           The following are some of features of unseen prose. (i)         Suspense: This technique involves the creating of expectation through       deliberate delay of information. It is commonly used to provoke reader             participation. (ii)        Flash back: This is a narrative techniques use to bring into focus earlier      occurrence in

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Stress in Word of Seven Syllable

Stress in Word of seven syllable and in compound words Stress in an important feature of speech which create special problem to many Nigerian speak of English. As the air stream flow during speech, we exert some effort for the production of the sounds. Some syllable are uttered with greater breath effort and muscular energy

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REPORT WRITING

A report is a farm of writing that tells or narrate story. There are two basic types or reports. These are: Official Report and Private Report. An example of official report An accident which happened near you, which  you watched very closely The report of preceding of a meeting in which some formal resolution were

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MODALS

These verbs cannot be used as lexical (or principal) verbs. Modal Auxiliary verbs are as follows: Ought to, might, need, used to, shall, should, world, may, can, could, will, must. (a)        OUGHT TO: We can use it to denote logical necessity. E.g. you ought to   respect your Parent (b)        MAY: It is used to

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CONSONANT

The English consonant are (24) twenty four. A consonant is a speech sound which is produced with obstruction of airstream. The obstruction could be “partial” or “table”. For instance, when consonant like /p/ is produced, the flow of air is obstructed by the lips. The obstruction here is called a total obstruction because the flow

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LEXICAL AND AUXILASRY VERBS

Auxiliary verb are helping verbs. They help other both affirmative and negative sentence, meaning they are not use alone in sentences. They are also to ask question. Primary Auxiliaries: They are used with other verbs to show tense and number in sentence. They include: be, am, is, was, were, being, been, has, have, having, had,

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FIGURES OF SPEECH

“’’’Figure of speech” refers to the speech or expression which carry the picture of something to the people. There are many figures of speech in English Language but I would like to treat only the commonest ones. SIMILE This is a direct comparison between two essentially unlike things. Simile are introduced by ‘like’ and ‘as’.

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ESSAY WRITING

ARTICLE  An Article is written specifically for publication in news paper or a magazine. This implies that you must write with the reader in mind. The purpose of writing article  are as follows: (i)         To educate or inform (ii)        To prove a case or argue a point. (iii)       To entertain or Amuse (iv)       To provide

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SQUENCE OF TENSES

TENSES There are twelve (12) tenses and each one has its own special use. ’Tense and ‘Time ‘mean different things – Tense is the change which takes place in the structure (i.e. farm) of the verb to donate time.   THE PRESENT SIMPLE TENSE This is used for something known to be true. Example. Dogs

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Adverb

An adverb modifies a verb. That is, it tells us how a verb does it work. The woman walk slowly across the field. Gbolahan rain adv She listened attentively Adv. Functions Of Adverbs and Adverbials The basic function of adverb and adverbials is that of modification. They modify verbs, adjectives and other adverbs. In the

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FORMAL AND INFORMATION LETTERS

FORMAL LETTERS Formal letters are those written to official figures or people in official positions. This is why it is correct to say that a formal letter is one written to an office rather than to a person. A formal letter is largely in personal. There is usually no room for personal greetings, exchange of

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MONOTHONGES AND DIPHTHONGS

Monopthongs is also calls pure vowel which are divided into two (2) segment, i.e seven short vowels and five long ones. E.g I:, I,e, e, ae, a: ,d , c: u, u: , u, , c:, a, Diphtongs – This is a double sound, The diphthongs are vowels but they differs from the pure vowels

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ADJECTIVE AS NOMINALS

Adjective can function in the same way that noun do but they must be preceded by the article ‘the’ and must take plural verb. For instance (i)         The rich sometimes help the poor (ii)        The poor are always with us (iii)       The strong often defend the weak (iv)       The blind are usually provided with accommodation.

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ARGUMENTATIVE ESSAY

An Argumentative Essay is the one that demands that the student should carefully consider an issue which has two sides to it and prove that one side has more merit than the other. It is like a debate in which you have two-sided topic and you have to decide that the other. Argumentative topic demand

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INTONATION PATTERN

Intonation is another feature of speech which affect the understanding of a message. This is the rise and fall of the voice in speech (or the vanation) in pitch intonation convey the attitude or mood of the speaker to his audience. Intonation is the change in the level of pitch (how high or low the

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Narrative and Descriptive Essay

A Narrative is a story, a tale or an account of something that has happened and which one is retelling to another person. Writing a good Narrative. To write a good narrative essay or enjoy a good story telling, the following should be consider. (i)         The use of good language (ii)        Contain an element of

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PHRASES AND NOUN CLAUSES

PHRASES AND NOUN CLAUSES (ADJECTIVAL PHARASES, ADJECTIVAL CLAUSES) NOUN PHRASE A noun Phrases does the work of a noun in a sentence. Example Ade, the school driver, has died Jerusalem a city on high land has cool weather. NOUN CLAUSE A Noun clause functions as the subject of a verb or the object of a

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FORMAL LETTER

A formal letter refers to letter to the press, business letter request for casual leave by staff in offices, an application for Job etc. It is also a letter written to people who are not close to us. FEATURES OF THE FORMAL LETTER Address: This should be written at the top of a letter on

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