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JAMB Syllabus for Use of English 2020

Bellow is the JAMB 2020 syllabus for Use of English

. 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: (ii.) DE Candidates:. (e) 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.   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.

B. Lexis and Structure

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(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.

C. Oral Forms

Topics: (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. 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.  

THE STRUCTURE OF THE EXAMINATION

 

SECTION A: Comprehension/Summary

  Topics: (a) 2 comprehension passages – 10 questions, 3 marks each = 30 marks (b) I cloze passage – 10 questions, 2 marks each = 20 marks (c) 1 reading text – 15 questions, 1 mark each = 15 marks = 65 marks

SECTION B: Lexis Structure

  Topics: (a) Sentence interpretation – 10 questions, 2 marks each = 20 marks (b) Antonyms – 10 questions, 2 marks each = 20 marks (c) Synonyms – 10 questions, 1 mark each = 10 marks (d) Sentence completion – 20 questions, 1 mark each = 20 marks = 70 marks

SECTION C: Oral Forms

Topics: 15 questions, 1 mark each = 15 marks Total: 100 questions 65 + 70 + 15 = 150 marks

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How to Score very High on JAMB 2020

The following will help you to Pass JAMB Successfully

Time Management

Time management is very vital as long as JAMB Use of English is concerned. Do not waste all your time trying to answer just a question, you have a lot to answer. Many candidates are fond of abandoning the allocated time only to discover that they are harming themselves. You need time to answer Use of English questions.

Read the questions Carefully

The instructions on the questions paper are for you, kindly read it carefully to be at the right side during the Examination. Doing what you are asked to do is the first step to JAMB Use of English success.

Use JAMB Past Questions

JAMB questions are not far from past questions. Make good use of the past question inorder to pass very well

Use the JAMB Syllabus

The syllabus is there for you, make good use of it. The questions will come from the syllabus. The syllabus is JAMB focus.

Practice with JAMB CBT Software

Practicing with JAMB CBT software will help and boost your confidence towards the real exams. Do constant practice and you will find the exams very simple. I hope the JAMB 2020/2021 Syllabus for Use of English was very useful, kindly share it with friends.

Read the Exams Questions Carefully before attempting to provide answers. This is very important because it will help you to understand the question better. Some students do not spend time to read questions and as a result, provide wrong answers even when they know the right ones.

Read and Follow the Exams instructions

The instructions on the questions paper are for you, kindly read it carefully to be at the right side during the Examination. Doing what you are asked to do is the first step to JAMB Use of English success.

Use JAMB Past Questions

JAMB questions are not far from past questions. Make good use of the past question inorder to pass very well

Use the JAMB Syllabus

The syllabus is there for you, make good use of it. The questions will come from the syllabus. The syllabus is JAMB focus.

Practice with JAMB CBT Software

Practicing with JAMB CBT software will help and boost your confidence towards the real exams. Do constant practice and you will find the exams very simple. I hope the JAMB 2020/2021 Syllabus for Use of English was very useful, kindly share it with friends.

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