The Life Changer by Khadija Abubakar Jalli is Jamb’s Novel for 2022 Use of English. Get The Life Changer Complete Summary, Hot Cake Questions and Notes To Pass Jamb 2022.
The page covers Complete Chapter by Chapter 1 Summary of the Life changer Novel Recommended by Jamb for UTME 2022 including Likely Questions & Answers from The Life changer, Important Notes, Meaning of Words and Sentences used in the Book.
12 Facts About The Life Changer
The Following are facts about the Jamb 2022 Novel for English:
1. The Author is Khadija Abubakar Jalli.
2. It has 9 Chapters and 82 pages.
3. It is based on Campus Life.
4. The story is centered around Salma and her School Experiences.
5. The Author studied Mathematics Education and is the CEO of Boutique Afrique.
6. The author dedicated the book to her five children; Zahra, Najwa, Basma, Sodiq and Farha.
7. The Storyteller’s (Ummi) first child was Omar (18 years), the second child was Teemah, the third was Jamila and the last born was Bint (5 years).
8. The admission gained by Omar was The Life Changer and that’s where the name of the novel is coined.
9. The novel is contains vocabularies that will help you in lexis and structure.
10. They were waiting for dad, but he did not come back in the Novel.
11. You can finish the Life changer Novel in less than 4 hours.
12. Salma and her roommates were still serious with Academics despite their lifestyle.
The Life Changer Summary – Chapter 1
¶ Waiting for Dad (Dad was a banker, Studied Accounting)
¶ They referred to Ummi’s Children
Mint’s story about her meddlesome social studies teacher.
¶ Mom (Ummi) eavesdropping and joining the discussion.
¶ 18yrs Old Omar gained admission to Study Law at Congo Campus of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria.
¶ Omar was the first and only male child
No light for two days and the generator was bad.
¶ Going outside for fresh air and sipping zobo.
¶ Omar’s need to get a Phone.
¶ Admission as the Life Changer.
¶ au revior means goodbye until we meet again.
¶ Ummi was also a teacher.
¶ According to the Novel, Omar is clean and well dressed.
They were waiting for Dad… Omar (The First Son) wasn’t at home. Mom (Ummi) was outside while three of her children Teemah, Jamila and Bint were in the room talking and laughing.
The laugher of the children drew their mother’s (Ummi) attention and she tried to listen to what they were discussing. Behold, it was Bint (5 years old and the last born) who was telling the other two girls what happened in her school.
This was the story, Bint’s Teacher (Mallam Salihu) asked the class how to say Good morning in French. The class was silent until Bint answered that Good morning in french is Bonjour. Bint then asked the teacher, how do we say very good in French? The Teacher could not answer.
To ensure he doesn’t mislead the pupils, Mallam Salihu went out to call the French teacher who answered the question; C’est tres bien means very good in French. Bint looked at the French teacher who answered the Question in admiration (Reverentially).
The Pupils surrounded Bint and started clapping and singing going around her because she asked a question the teacher could not answer. They believe with that, she has a very bright future.
The mom then entered the room to join them and the conversation got animated (Full of life, exciting, lively). Ummi claimed that it was better for the teacher to call someone else than to give the wrong answer. However, Bint didn’t agree. According to Bint, the teaching claims he knows too much.
Ummi then said, what if the teacher had told you that au revoir means very good? Meanwhile, it is how to say goodbye until we meet again in French?
While they were still gisting, Omar came in to break the news that he has been given admission to study Study Law at the Kongo Campus of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.
The mom was very happy about the admission and also considering the fact that Omar’s dad had the dream to study Law but didn’t work out. Ummi then told Omar that Admission is THE LIFE CHANGER. That is where the name of the Novel The Life changer by Khadija Abubakar Jalli was gotten.
Note The Following in Chapter One:
1. The room was hot in chapter one because No light for two days and the generator needed repair
2. Teemah sells Zobo
3. Until now, he had been ensconced in this Lafayette community
4. Omar and Teemah were cat and rat
5. Admission is a life changer; it changes you and your life
Note: You can pass Jamb even if you don’t read the Novel. However, you won’t score very high under use of English.
The Life Changer Likely Questions – Chapter 1
1. What is the full name of the author of the Life Changer?
Answer: Khadija Abubakar Jalli
2. Why did the mother pause to listen to their conversation?
Answer: Because there was something about the laugher that drew her attention
3. Why were the other sisters laughing very hard?
Answer: The 5-year-old younger one was telling them stories
4. She was telling her two sisters the story of her classroom encounter with their meddlesome Social Studies teacher. Which other word can replace meddlesome as used in the novel?
5. They were waiting for dad, why?
Answer: He is a banker, he closes by 5 pm and gets home late.
6. How old was Bint when she was narrating the story?
Answer: 5 years old.
7. How do you say Good Morning in French?”
8. How do you say that’s very good in French?
Answer: C’est tres bien
9. How do you say that’s very good in French, Aunty?” Bint asked reverentially.
Question: Which other word can replace reverentially as used in the passage?
Answer: Respectfully, In admiration
10. Why did the students surround Bint and started clapping and singing going around her
Answer: Because she asked a question the teacher could not answer
11. The following are reasons the mom (Ummi) goes into their room… Ummi – (Arabic) when translated means mummy too.
a. To question them about neatness
b. To keep them company
12. Who was Bint’s elder sister?
13. Who was the first child?
Answer: Omar (the only male)
14. Who was Bint’s Teacher?
Answer: Mallam Salihu
15. How do you say goodbye until we meet again in French?
Answer: au revoir
16. When our conversation got that animated…. Mean
Answer: Full of life, exciting, lively
17. Omar Gained admission to study at where?
Answer: Study Law at the Kongo Campus of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.
18. According to Omar, what’s stopping Teemah from growing tall?
Answer: Plain Jealousy, Envy
19. What was the first question the teacher asked?
Answer: Who can tell me how to say good morning in French?
20. I found myself laughing silently. On what occasion did this happen?
Answer: Ummi laughed silently at Bint’s story; when Bint said “I got them” as they hailed her in class for asking a question that the teacher couldn’t answer.
21. Omar asked, how will admission change me? What was Ummi’s answer?
Answer: I can’t categorically tell how it will change you, but how my admission changed me. Admission can change you and change your life.
22. How did Admission change Ummi’s life
Answer: It exposed her to a lot of experiences in school, she learnt to tolerate, not to judge people too early, not to answer a question until she is asked. She also had sad and sweet experiences. Dealing with the Fact that the dad wants her to marry before graduation, coping with school as a married woman.
23. They were waiting for dad. They here refers to?
Answer: Ummi’s Children
24. Why did Bint’s parent encourage her to study french?
Answer: Bints parents encourage her to study friend as one of her subjects because it is easier to learn languages at an early age and French is second in the ranking of international Languages.
25. What did the meddlesome social studies teacher, Mallam Salihu do when Bint asked him how to say very good in French?
Answer: The teacher bolted out of the classroom only to come back few minutes later with the French mistress of the senior class.
26. What was Ummi grandmother’s favourite quote?
Answer: What you teach a child is like writing on the wall.
27. Who was Bint’s immediate elder sister?
28. What does Omar call Ummi?
Answer: Omar calls her mum. However, other children call her mummy.
29. What was Omar’s dressing as he went to check the admission list?
Answer: Blue Jeans and White Shirt
30. When does their dad close from work?
Answer: 5 oclock in the evening.
31. What did Omar feel after gaining admission?
Answer: He has arrived, he is at one with members of the intelligentsia.
32. What did Ummi see admission to be ?
Answer: The life changer. It changes your life, it also changes you.
Meaning & Synonyms of Words in Chapter 1
The following are big words used in the Life Changer Novel by Jamb Chapter One…
1. Meddlesome – Obstructive, active to know everything.
2. Didactic – intended to teach, instructive, educational.
3. animated – Full of life, exciting, lively.
4. spontaneity – the flow of the discussion.
5. ululated – howl or wail as an expression of strong emotion.
6. providence – fate, nemesis, destiny.
7. But those belligerent sisters of yours -hostile and aggressive, threatening.
8. bickering – argue about petty and trivial matters.
9. Omar turned to look balefully at me – Harmful or malignant in intent or effect.
10.My life before marriage had always been one dreary thing after another – depressingly dull and bleak or repetitive.
11. What do you mean by that immodest remark?- lacking humility or decency.
12. She stopped taunting him – Stopped Interrupting him.
13. …he paused to look empathically at me – The ability to sense the emotions, feelings, and reactions intellectually.
14. It means I am at one with members of the intelligentsia – intellectuals or highly educated people as a group, scholars.
15. Chortle – Laugh in a noisy, gleeful way.
16. chuckle – to laugh inwardly or quietly.
17. mirthful – full of mirth; merry or amusing.
18. eavesdrop – to secretly listen to conversation.
19. surreptitiously – secretively.
20. vivid – clear, realistic, authentic.
21. meddlesome – interfering.
22. Trepidation – Fear23. Hesitatingly – To pause or wait in uncertainty. (Hesitatingly, not without Trepidation, Bint raised her hand)
23. Esquire: a title appended to the surname of a lawyer.
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