Reading comprehension

Read the following dialogue and then answer the questions that follow. DÉLÉ: Báwo ni nnkan? OLÚ: Dáadáa ni. Sé àlàáfíà ni? DÉLÉ: Àlàáfíà ni OLÚ: Níbo l’ò n lo? DÉLÉ: Mo n lo s’ojá OLÚ: Sé o lè ra búrédì fún mi? DÉLÉ: Rárá OLÚ: Kí l’ó dé? DÉLÉ: N ò lówó. Má bínú. OLÚ: Kò burú. Ó dàbò. DÉLÉ: Ó dàbò.   QUESTIONS … More Reading comprehension

Exercises with solutions – Unit 1 (2nd part)

Exercise 8 Using the question marker dà, ask where the following people are: Example: Ògá (your boss) Ògá mi dà? where is my boss? Doyin Funmilayo Your older sibiling Tunji’s older sibiling Tunji’s younger sibiling Kunle and Tunji’s father Your friend Exercise 9 Using the question form níbo ask where the people in Exercise 8 are. Example: Your boss Níbo … More Exercises with solutions – Unit 1 (2nd part)

Vocabulary – Unit 1

Àbúrò younger sibiling Bàbá father Báwo ni How are Dà? question marker “where” Dé to come back/return E you (pl.) or honorific pronoun “you” (sing.) Ègbón older sibiling E jòó You (honorific) please Èkó Lessons E sé Thank you (honorific) (R)e Your Ìfé Love Ilé home Ilé àwon eranko / ogbà àwon eranko Zoo Ilé-ìkàwé Library Ilé-ìwé School Ilé-okò òfurufú airport Ilé-okò ojú-irin … More Vocabulary – Unit 1

Language points – Prepositions “sí” and “ní”

For the most part, the preposition sí is used to mean “to”. For example: Túnjí wá sí ojà Tunji came to the market Kúnlé lo sí sóòsì Kunle went to church Mo lo sí ilé I went (to) home On the other hand, the preposition ní is used to mean “in” or “at”. For example: Túnjí wá ní ojà … More Language points – Prepositions “sí” and “ní”

Language points -The word “ti” (have, has or had)

In order to say “someone has/had done something” use the word ti, as shown in the following examples: Wón ti dé He (honorific) has/had come back Màmá mi ti lo sója My mother has/had gone to the market Mo ti jeun I have/had eaten In order to convert the above sentences into their negative counterparts, use the … More Language points -The word “ti” (have, has or had)

Unit 1 – Dialogue 2

Two hours later, around 9:00 pm, Kunle goes back to look for Tunji. He sees Tunji’s younger brother, Sanya. KÚNLÉ: Báwo ni Sànyà? SÀNYÀ: Dáadáa ni. E káalé. KÚNLÉ: Òo, káalé. Ègbón e dà? SÀNYÀ: Won kò tí ì dé. KÚNLÉ: Kò burú, màá padà wá lóla SÀNYÀ: Kò burú. E sé, ó dàárò. KÚNLÉ: O sé, ó … More Unit 1 – Dialogue 2