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Jamb English Syllabus 2019/2020 And Novels/Topics

2019 Jamb English Syllabus 2019/2020, If you have ever wondered about how to get the Jamb use of English syllabus and hot topics to read for Jamb, you are in the right place and at the right time.

This post is to meet the demand of numerous Jamb candidates who bombard the internet daily with questions on Jamb Use of English like:

 

Jamb English Syllabus

Jamb English Syllabus

Jamb English Syllabus For 2019/2020

This topic covers all update on Jamb English syllabus. It will guide you on how and where Jamb sets their questions from. It is divided into sections, topics and what to know in each topic.

Top Jamb Topics And Questions To Read

In this article, the very important/top Jamb use of English questions and topics to read are shown. Take note of them and as well practice them for your Joint Admission and matriculation Board Examination.

Jamb English Syllabus and Questions in Details

1. Comprehension/Summary

Topics:

(a) description
(b) narration
(c) exposition
(d) argumentation/persuasion
(i) Each of the three passages to be set (one will be a cloze test) should reflect various disciplines and be about 200 words long.
(ii) Questions on the passages will test the following:
(a) Comprehension of the whole or part of each passage.
(b) Comprehension of words, phrases, clauses, sentences, figures of speech and idioms as used in the passages.
(c) Coherence and logical reasoning (deductions, inferences, etc).
(d) Novels to be Read:
(i.) UTME Candidates: “In Dependence” by Sarah Ladipo Manyika
(ii.) DE Candidates: The Last Days at Forcados High School, A. H. Mohammed.
(e) Synthesis of ideas from the passages.

Objectives:

Candidates should be able to:
i. identify main points/topic sentences in passages;
ii. determine implied meaning;
iii. identify the grammatical functions of words, phrases, clauses and figurative/idiomatic expressions;
iv. deduce or infer the writer’s intentions including mood, attitude to the subject matter and opinion.

Also Read:

  Deadline For Accepting 2018 Admission Status On Jamb Caps (1st Choice)

 

What Does Synthesis of Ideas Mean?

By synthesis of ideas is meant the art of combining distinct or separate pieces of information to form a complex whole, that is, the ability to make generalizations from specific ideas mentioned in the passages. Such generalizations involve identifying the mood or tone of the writer, his attitude to the subject matter, his point of view, etc.  In this regard, synthesis is a higher-level skill than summary.

2. Lexis and Structure

Topics:

(a) synonyms
(b) antonyms
(c) homonyms
(d) clause and sentence patterns
(e) word classes and their functions
(f) mood, tense, aspect, number,
agreement/concord, degree (positive,
comparative and superlative) and question
tags
(g) punctuation and spelling
(h) ordinary usage, figurative usage and
idiomatic usage are to be tested.

NOTE:
Idioms to be tested shall be those that are formal
and expressed in standard British English.

Objectives:

Candidates should be able to:
i. identify words and expressions in their ordinary,
figurative and idiomatic contexts;
ii. determine similar and opposite meaning of words;
iii. differentiate between correct and incorrect
punctuation and spelling;
iv. identify various grammatical patterns in use;
v. interpret information conveyed in sentences.

Where Jamb get their Idioms from?

They are idioms you are familiar with. Jamb repeats past questions. You may want to read how to score 350+ in Jamb Result. Idioms to be tested will be those expressed in  standard British English (i.e those with        universal acceptability)

 2.2    Oral Forms

(a)    Vowels (monophthongs and diphthongs (b)    Consonants (including clusters) (c)    Rhymes (homophones) (d)    Stress (word, sentence and emphatic) (e)    Intonation

 

RECOMMENDED TEXTS

Attah, M. O. (2013) Practice in Spoken English for Intermediate and Advanced Learners, Maiduguri: University of Maiduguri Press

Bamgbose, A. (2002) English Lexis and Structure for Senior Secondary Schools and colleges (Revised Edition), Ibadan: Heinemann

Banjo, A. et al (2004) New Oxford Secondary English Course Book Six for Senior Secondary Schools, Ibadan: UP Plc.

Caesar, O. J. (2003) Essential Oral English for Schools and Colleges, Lagos: Tonad Publishers Limited

Daniel Jones (2011) Cambridge English Pronouncing Dictionary, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

Egbe, D. I (1996) Mastering English Usage and Communication Skills, Lagos: Tisons

Also Read:

  JAMB ENGLISH 2019/2020 RECOMMENDED TEXTBOOKS

Elugbe, B. (2000) Oral English for Schools and Colleges, Ibadan: Heinemann

Grant, N. J. H, Nnamonu, S. Jowitt, D. (1998) Senior English Project 3, (New Edition) Harlow: Longman

Idowu, O. O, Sogbeson, T. S, Adofo, A. K. Burgess, D. F and Burgess, L. J. (1998) Round-up English: A Complete Guide, Lagos: Longman

Idris, U. (2001) Oral English at Your Fingertips for Schools and Colleges, Lagos, M. Youngbrain Publishers

Igiligi, E. C. and Ogenyi, S. O. (2010) Grammar and Composition in the G.S.M. Age, Enugu: Joe Hills Production Services

Jauro, L. B. (2013) Oral English for Schools and Colleges: A teaching and Learning Approach, Yola: Paraclete Publishers.

Nnamonu, S. and Jowitt, D. (1989) Common Errors in English, Lagos: Longman

Obinna, M. F. (2001) University Matriculation Use of English,(Fourth Edition) Port Harcourt: Sunray Books Limited

Ogunsanwo, O. Duruaku, A. B.C, Ezechukwu, J and Nwachukwu, U. I (2005) Countdown English Language, (Revised Edition), Ibadan: Evans

Olatoye, S. (2006) The Silent Teacher, Ado-Ekiti: Segun and Sons Enterprises

Oluikpe, B. O. A, nnaemeka, B. A, Obah, T. Y, Otagburuagu, E. J. Onuigbo, S. and Ogbonna, E. A. (1998) Intensive English for Senior Secondary School 3, Onitsha: Africana – FIRST Publisher.

Tomori, S. H. O (2000) Objective Tests for School Certificate English: Practice in Lexis, Structure and Idiom (Reprinted Edition), Ibadan: Heinemann

Ukwuegbu, C, Okoro, O., Idris, A. U., Okebukola, F. O. and Owokade, C. O. (2002) Catch-up English for SSCE/UME, Ibadan: Heinemann

 

That is all on Jamb English Syllabus and Novels/Topics to read.

 

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