ENGLISH LANGUAGE SS2 FIRST TERM
This scheme of work contains week, topic/ content, as well as teacher’s and learners activities
1 Speech Listening comprehension:
listening to answer questions on a given passage or recorded
tapes on HIV/AID, drug abuse or real life situation
The teacher presents an interesting passage to
students and asks the students to listen and identify main points/ideas, discusses the passage with students
while they respond appropriately.
Vocabulary Words associated with the human internal body system and function.
The students should be able to mention the human internal body systems and list their functions.
Structure Noun phrases: position and functions
Identify features or functions of noun phrases and use noun phrases in sentences.
2 Speech Listening comprehension:
Listening to recorded speeches/teachers model speech for comprehension
Students should listen attentively to the speeches
for comprehension and also plan their speeches before delivery.
Vocabulary Words associated with health;
sickly, well, condition, diagnoses, casualty, emergency etc
Mention words association with health and use these words freely.
Structure Pronouns: relative and demonstrative pronouns:
functions and position
Identify relative and demonstrative pronouns and use them freely in sentences.
Continuous Expository essay: eg Discuss the style/format of writing expository essay.

Controlling HIV/AIDS in Nigeria
Managing population explosion in Nigeria
expository essay and write
3 Speech Making a toast:
a. Meaning of a toast
b. Occasions for a toast
Define a toast, prepare a toast and deliver a toast appropriate to a given occasion
Reading
Comprehension
Reading for implied meaning Read to grasp the main
points, extract points from the passage and write the
difference between stated and implied meaning.
Structure Nominalization Identify words that are
nominalized in passages, turn adjectives and verbs to nouns and use them in sentences appropriately.
Continuous writing
Writing speeches for specific purposes.

Introduction, purposes and features of speeches
Discuss the various purposes of speech, features and write a speech on a given topic.
4 Speech Unstressed vowel sounds e.g /a/ Identify the unstressed vowels sounds, pronounce them and use them
appropriately.
Structure Pronouns: Other types of pronouns Identify the other types of pronouns, give examples and use them in sentences.
Reading Comprehension
Reading for critical evaluation Read a passage carefully and detect in various reading materials evidence of
illogicality, inconsistency, faulty reasoning etc.
Continuous writing
Argumentative essay:
Introduction; definition and features
Define argumentation essay and explain the features
5. Speech Consonant clusters: two Pronunciation drills, give

consonants in initial position e.g slice, troupe, scalp, cloud, crush
etc examples of two consonant clusters at the initial position
and use them in sentences.
Vocabulary Modifiers [word modifiers]
expository essay and write of colour and small, adverbs of manner, rate of occurrence and degree.
Explain how a modifier adds more meaning to a word,
identify the modifiers and use them in sentences
Summary writing
Reading to summarize longer sentences into a specified
number of sentences.
Read the passage, identify topic sentences and write out
the sentences using their own words Write a well composed argumentative essay.
Continuous writing
Argumentative essay
a. Should female circumcision be abolished
b. Military rule in better than certain rule

6 Speech : Three consonants in initialposition E.G Sprint, splash
strong, shrike, spray e.t.c
Pronounce correctly the three consonants Chester at initial position and use them in sentences.
Reading comprehension
Reading for main gist in a prose passage
Indentify the main ideas, keys sentences and answer
question on the given passage.
Structure Adjectival phrases and their grammatical function in a sentence.
Identify adjectival phrases, say their function and usenthem in sentence
Continuous writing
Creative writing {i} features of a short story e.g plot, characters,
action, style, setting, theme etc.
[2] features of a person eg high, concise language,
Discuss the features of a short story, poem and be able to write a short story and poem.

7 Speech Listening comprehension:
listening for details/examples
Listen attentively to a recorded passage or read, identify the main points and give details of what they have listened to Vocabulary Spelling of words:
1. Treatment of commonly miss pelt words
2. Dictation exercise and corrections.
b. Use of dictionary
Explain meaning of words learnt, appreciate the importance of use of dictionary, make a list of commonly miss pelt words,
write the dictated words correctly.
Summary writing
Reading to summarize longer selections into a specific number
of sentences.

Read materials, identify topic sentences and write the topic
sentences using their own words.
Continuous writing
Narrative essay Discuss the features of a narrative essay and write a well composed narrative essay.
8 Speech Vowels: /e/ and /ɜ:/ E.g /e/ – set, bread / ɜ:/ – first, learn
Identify the vowels, /e/ and /ɜ:/, pronounce them in words where they occur, give their own examples of words where they occur and use them in sentences correctly.
Structure
Adverbialnphrases
Adverbial phrases and their grammatical functions
Identify the vowels,/e/ and /z:/, pronounce them in words where they occur, give their own examples of words where they occur and use them in sentence correctly.
Reading Comprehension
Reading chapters of books and making notes
{1} Explain note making
{2} explain the interrelatedness of listening and reading as receptive language skills.
{3} make reference to previous passage relevant to this task.
{4} Explain the purpose and approach of note making.
{5} Engage in extensive work and practice in within and out
side the classroom on notemaking

{6} Explain clearly the difference between note making and reading books.

Continuous writing:
Formal letter
Letter of complaint feature of a formal letter, letter of complaint.
Differentiate between a formal letter and an informal letter. Discuss the features of
a formal letter with reference to letter of complaints.
Discuss similar WAEC, SSCE and NECO past questions and write a well composed letter of complaint.

9. Speech Diphthongs; /i/, /ai/, /au/, /ei/, /e/, etc.
Identify the eight diphthongs correctly, pronounce them,
list of words associated with the diphthongs and use them in sentences.
Reading comprehension
Words substitution in passages {connotation and denotation}
Read passage carefully,
Explain meaning of word in context and substitute words
according to the contexts of usage answers question on the passages.
Summary writing
Reading to summarize in a specific number of sentences
Read the passage carefully, identify the topic sentences and rewrite using their own words.
Continuous writing
Formal letter: Letter of request with particular reference to
a. Features of a formal letter
b. Language
Discuss extensively past questions from NECO/WAEC examinations.
Identify features of a formal letter. Write a well composed
formal letter of request.
10 Speech Vowels /i/ and /i:/ e.g bit and beat, bid and bead
Pronounce the vowels correcting, differentiate between the vowels /i/ and /i:/, list words associated with the vowels a nd use them in sentences Structure Determiners e.g few, many, some, a little etc

Explain determiner, identify them and give examples.
Use them correctly in sentences.
Reading comprehension
Reading for critical evaluation Read a passage carefully and defect in various reading materials evidence of illogicality, inconsistency, faulty reasoning etc.
Continuous writing
Formal letter [other types] e.g application, apology, order, etc
Identify features of a formal letter, discuss the features of
formal letters, discuss a model formal letter of application apology etc and write a well composed letter of application, apology etc.
11 Speech Vowels /u/ and /u:/ e.g /u/ – full and would/u:/ – fool and coup.
Identify the two vowels, pronounce the vowel /u/ and
/u:/ correctly, differentiate between the two vowels, list words associated with the vowels, portray many examples and use them
correctly in sentences.
Reading comprehension
Word substitution in passages Read the passage carefully, explain the meaning of words, substitute the underlined words with other
words according to the context of usage.

Answer question on the passage.
Continuous writing
Revision [formal letter: Complaints, request, application apology etc]
Identify features of a formal letter, discuss the features,
write a formal letter.
12 Speech Revision of vowels taught [pure
vowels and diphthongs]
Pronunciation drills. Practice on exercises.
Reading comprehension
Revision {guidelines on answering comprehension on passage using a passage}
Vocabulary Revision: Exercises on lexis.
Continuous writing.
Expository and narrative assays. Discuss and write expositing
and narrative essays.
13 General renewal
General renewal General renewal
14 Examination and closing

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