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Below is the Syllabus of English Language others will be posted as soon as possible.
UTME USE OF ENGLISH SYLLABUSThe aim of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) syllabus in Use of English is to guide the candidates in their preparation for the Board’s exam is designed to evaluate the candidates’ ability to:
(i) Communicate effectively in both written and spoken English; and
(ii) Use the English Language for learning at the tertiary level.
2. The syllabus consists of three sections:
3. DETAILED SYLLABUS/CONTENTS
|A. Comprehension/Summary (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)(a)Comprehension of the whole or Part of each passage. (b)Comprehension of words, phrases, clauses, sentences, figures of (c)Speech and idioms as used in the passages. (d)Coherence and logical reasoning (deductions, inferences, etc). (e)The Last Days at Forcados High School, A. H. Mohammed. (f)(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.
|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 intentions including the mood, attitude to the subject matter and opinion.|
|B. Lexis and Structure (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)Usage, figurative usage and Idiomatic usage is to be tested.|
NOTE: Idioms to be tested shall be those that are formal and expressed in standard British English.
|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 (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.
|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.|
(a) 2 comprehension passages –10 questions, 3 marks each = 30 marks
(b) I cloze passage –10 questions, 2 marks each = 20 marks
(a) Sentence interpretation –10 questions, 2 marks each = 20 marks
(d) Sentence completion –20 questions, 1 mark each = 20 marks