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JAMB 2018 ENGLISH LANGUAGE SYLLABUS
The jamb syllabus is made available for students to serve as a study guide to follow while preparing for the jamb examination. The syllabus contains all the topics expected for candidates to cover be writing the examination.
The 2019 JAMB English Language syllabus is divided into 3 main sections, in which, under each sections, there are topic to be covered and what is expected of student to know from the topics.

COMPREHENSION/SUMMARY
LEXIS AND STRUCTURE
ORAL FORMS

COMPREHENSION/SUMMARY
SUB TOPIC: COMPREHENSION/SUMMARY
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.
CONTENT
(a) Description.
(b) Narration.
(c) Exposition.
(d) Argumentation/Persuasion.
1. Each of the three passages to be set (one will be a cloze test) should reflect various disciplines and be about 200 words long.

2. Questions on the passages will test the following:
(i) Comprehension of the whole or part of each passage.
(ii) Comprehension of words, phrases, clauses, sentences, figures of speech and idioms as used in the passages.
(iii) Coherence and logical reasoning (deductions, inferences, etc).
(iv) The Last Days at Forcados High School, A. H. Mohammed.
(v) Synthesis of ideas from the passages.
NOTE:
By synthesis of ideas is meant the art of combining distinct or separate pieces of information to form a complete whole.

TOPIC 2: LEXIS AND STRUCTURE
SUB TOPIC: LEXIS AND STRUCTURE
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.
CONTENT
(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.

TOPIC 3: ORAL FORMS
SUB TOPIC: ORAL FORMS
OBJECTIVES
Candidates should be able to:
i. make distinctions between vowel types.
ii. differentiate between consonant types.
iii. identify correct accentuation in individual words and connected speech.
CONTENT
(a) Vowels (monophthongs and diphthongs.
(b) Consonants (including clusters).
(c) Rhymes (including homophones).
(d) Word stress (monosyllabic and polysyllabic).
(e) Intonation (words emphatic stress).
NOTE:
Emphatic stress involves the placement of normal stress on words in an utterance for the purpose of emphasis.

JAMB RECOMMENDED ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEXTBOOKS
1. Attah, M. O. (2013) Practice in Spoken English for Intermediate and Advanced Learners, Maiduguri: University of Maiduguri Press.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

17. 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.

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

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

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