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JSS1: ENGLISH LANGUAGE - 2ND TERM

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The /s/ sound

/s/ – The blade or tip of the tongue is in contact with the alveola ridge and this obstructs the flow of air without no vibration as a result of the widening of the vocal tract. It is a voiceless sound and the spelling symbols occurs in all the three positions. 

“c” – cell, cite, pencil

“s” – basic, sew, basis

“ss” – mass, essay, ass

“sc” – science, scent, descent

“se” – mouse, cease, base

“ce” – ice, price, nice

The /z/ sound

The blade or the tip of tongue is in contact with the alveolar ridge causing an obstruction to the outflow air with vibration as a result of the narrowing of the vocal tract or cords. It is a voiced sound and the spelling system for /z/ are as follows:

“z” – zoo, zebra, zeal

“x” – exact, examine, exit, xylophone, xerox

“s” – has, cousin, phrase, toads, mangoes , busy

“ss” – scissors, possess, dessert, dissolve

“zz” – dizzy, puzzle, fizzle

Word contrast between /s/ and /z/

/s//z/
sealzeal
iceeyes
closedoze
priceprize
sincesins
sinkzink

Evaluation

In a tabular form contrast the following sounds:

false, gross, falls, sips, loose, zips, hence, lose, hens, passing, decrease, parsing, disease.

Assignment:

New Concept English Book 1, Page 141 by F. Ademola et al.

Multiple – Choice Questions Ex 11 (Nos 1 – 5)

Reference: New Concept English Book 1 For Junior Secondary Schools by F. Ademola et al.

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