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5 Essential Tips to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay

5 Essential Tips to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay Pursuing higher education has become very expensive in these times of rising inflation. In the UK, it can cost anywhere from 9,250 pounds to 38,000 pounds to attend a college/university. That is equivalent to 11,137 US dollars and 45,752 US dollars. Not everyone can afford these kinds of fees. That’s why students try to qualify for scholarships so that they can waive some of these fees. This lets them afford a graduate degree. Scholarships offered by institutes typically require students to send in an essay along with their application. The purpose of this essay is to give the opportunity for the student to convince the judges why the scholarship should go to them. It is understandable that scholarships are limited and institutes cannot afford to hand them out willy-nilly. A bad essay can cost you your scholarship, so it is important… Read More »5 Essential Tips to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay

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AUXILIARY VERB

Auxiliary verbs are helping verbs. They help other verb both affirmative and negative sentence, meaning they are not use alone in sentence. They  are also used to ask question. PRIMARY AUXILIARY They are used with other verb to show tense and number in sentence. They include be, am, is, was, were, being, been, has, have, having, had, do, does, doing, did, and done. MODAL AUXILILARY They are used with other verb to change their meaning. They express idea such as Possibility, Intensity, or Permission. E.g. can, shall, should, will, would, may, mighty, must, ought to, dare, need, used, to, and had better. In ordinary sentence, shall goes with I, and we to indicate the future tense e.g. I shall eat the food. We shall travel tomorrow. WILL: goes with: He, She, You, They, it. Example He will come here today She will write the letter You will buy the book… Read More »AUXILIARY VERB

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FEATURES OF DRAMA

Drama is a genre of literature which creates or recreates human experiences through acting; it is the representation of human action   FEATURES OF DRAMA Dialogue: It  refers to the exchange of ideas and opinion in a play between two or more characters. Characterization:  It is the process of creating characters and adorning them with certain attributes or vices. Conflict: This term refers to the bone of contention, the point of difference and so the basis of action, between characters in a play. Plot: This is the sequential arrangement of events in a creative work. Cast:  It is a list of selected participants for performance with specific roles to play.   EVALUATION Identify the features of drama in your recommended text   See also Activities on Tenses SPEECH WORK TYPES OF POEMS PAST TENSE SPEECH WORK

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ADVERBS

An adverb modifies a verb, an adjective or another adverb. Types of adverbs Adverbs of manner: they denote how an action is being carried out. Examples are boldly, quickly, friendly, happily etc.   Adverbs of time: adverbs of time tell us the time when an action takes place. Examples are- yesterday, tonight, tomorrow, weekend etc.   Adverbs of degree: adverbs of degree answers the question “How?”: for example; the food is too hot.   Adverbs of place The book is on the table. The girl is in the room. This answers the question “Where?”   EXERCISE Underline the adverbs in these sentences: Olu dressed neatly The girl smiles very beautifully Chioma walks quickly to school Amina reads well We go to school everyday The man died last week The boy can play here. The boy writes neatly. Eze is here   See also ANTONYMS SENTENCE BUILDING: MODALS PAST AND PAST… Read More »ADVERBS

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ANTONYMS

Antonyms are words that are opposite in meaning Look carefully at the underlined words: Word                                 antonyms Happy                                                sad New                                       old Remember                           forget Smaller                                  bigger Like                                         dislike Big                                          small Beautiful                               ugly Like                                         hate Big                                          small Quiet                                      noisy     Supply the opposite of these words Dead – Awake – Bright – Far – Fat – Dark – white – Wrong – Empty – Weak – Slow – Short – Coming – Smooth – Untidy –   See also SENTENCE BUILDING: MODALS PAST AND PAST CONTINOUS TENSE SENTENCE FORMATION QUESTION TAGS

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SENTENCE BUILDING: MODALS

The use of “shall”, “will”, and “may” Read the sentences in the table several times and write out fourteen correct sentences from it: He The boy   Will Buy a book, Go to Lagos, Pay the bill,   Won’t he?   We   Shall not Go with them, Buy from them, Tell the truth,   Shall we? My father Ade Thomas Will Play football, Watch the match, Discuss the matter, Won’t he?   Complete the following sentences: We shall not assist them, _________? You will cut the grass, __________? Emmanuel will go to the farm, _______? My mother will not beat me, _____? We may go tomorrow, ________? She may not spend her money,_______?   See also PAST AND PAST CONTINOUS TENSE SENTENCE FORMATION QUESTION TAGS Astronomy

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PAST AND PAST CONTINOUS TENSE

Read these sentences: He came in at a point in time I was eating then He came in when I was eating When I was eating, he came in. Now, write down the sentences below like sentence (iii) above. I saw him when he was going out We got there when they were fighting Dada left home, when his father was dying We felt bad when we were coming My eacher told me when he was leaving.   Study the table below and write six sentences from it   My father Your sister Your friend Tayo     Was Dancing Talking Sleeping Eating writing     When I woke up They bought the car My mother came back   Complete the gaps in the sentence by using the appropriate form of verb in each of the brackets: I broke the cu when I was ______ (run). The man came when… Read More »PAST AND PAST CONTINOUS TENSE

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SENTENCE FORMATION

Read these sentences. Use the underlined words in sentences of your own. Put away all the toys Some children are very playful Give me any of the colours Each book costs $300 None of the boys is in school   Make eight sentences from this table   Each All None Some   of us   Must    bring Can      carry Buy   A desk A bag A bell   Make ten meaningful sentence from this table:   Everybody Nobody   All of you Some of us Most of them                Is       Are In that home At the nack of the room   In front of Titi In class IV A. Over there. In the library See also QUESTION TAGS QUESTION TAGS Astronomy PUNCTUATION Capitalization

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QUESTION TAGS

Read these sentences aloud Ngozi was there, wasn’t she? Yes, she was They were not busy, were they? No, they weren’t My sister did not buy sugar, did she? No, she didn’t You are a small boy, aren’t you? Yes, I am Men don’t surrender easily, do they? No, they don’t We agreed to meet here, didn’t we? Yes, we did   EVALUATION Study the table below and make twenty correct sentences from it: My mother Mrs. Sulaiman The lady borrowed bought sold   a car, didn’t she? He The man your father   Was   lazy, kind, handsome, wasn’t he?   They   Are busy, brilliant, generous, miserly,   aren’t they? See also QUESTION TAGS Astronomy PUNCTUATION Capitalization QUESTION TAGS

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QUESTION TAGS

Read these sentences aloud. Think about the two parts.   Statement Question I ate beans, She bought two oranges, They swept the room, Carol sang a song, He killed the snake, He has gone, Didn’t i? Didn’t she? Didn’t they? Didn’t she? Didn’t he? Hasn’t he? Ade could not buy a pen, She is not your enemy, You don’t tell lies, Our teacher was not wicked, Could he? Is she? Do you? Was he?       Note A sentence with a question tag has two parts. If the body (that is, the first part) is positive, the question tag will be negative and if the body is negative, the tag will be positive.   EXERCISE                                                           Supply the questions of the following sentences. Follow the example in exercise one. Statement Question i.             We ate all the food, ii.           We paid the fees, iii.        He bought the car, iv.        She cooked… Read More »QUESTION TAGS

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