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SS1: ENGLISH LANGUAGE - 1ST TERM

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i.   /p/ as in prime, repel, loop

The sound is often spelt with the letter ‘p’. Note however that /p/ is also realized in shepherd and hiccough. The letter ‘p’ is often silent when it occurs before another consonant letter. Examples include receipt, pneumonia, psychology, cupboard, philosophy.

ii.  /r/ as in roast, increase

Note that this sound normally does not occur at the end of a word. It is always spelt with the letter ‘r’. Always pronounce the letter ‘r’ when it occurs before a vowel sound. Consider these examples: cheering, wearing, adherent, during

Do not pronounce the ‘r’ when there is no vowel sound after it. Examples include part, fern, fork, turn, charm.

iii. /s/ as in see, receive, boss

Consider various spellings of /s/

c – cell, cite, pencil, decent

ce – ice, price, nice, fence, hence

s – basic, basis, basin, sew, comparison

sc – science, scene, descent, scent

se – cease, mouse, loose, base, dose

ss – bass, mass, gossip, kiss, essay

Note that the letter ‘s’ after such final letters as ‘p’, ‘t’, ‘k’ is pronounced as /s/. Examples are reaps, keeps, fits, heats, weeks, lacks. Note too that the letter ‘s’ is silent in debris, apropos, chassis, faux, pas.

iv. /t/ as in tell, fertile, last

This sound /t/ is often but not always spelt with the letter ‘t’. One other important way of spelling /t/ is when ‘ed’ is suffixed to any of the letters ‘p’, ‘k’, ‘f’, ‘sh’, ‘ch’, ‘x’, and ‘s’. Some examples are raped /reipt/, mapped, parked, lacked, laughed, puffed. The letter /t/ is silent in words such as ballet, depot, rapport, debut, bouquet, sobriquet, tourniquet.

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