The influence of foreign culture in Nigeria Comprehension English Grammar Primary 4 First Term Lesson Notes Week 8

Class: Primary 4

Subject: English Grammar

Topic: The influence of foreign culture in Nigeria Comprehension

Sub-topic: Examining the impact of foreign culture in Nigeria

Duration: 45 minutes

Term: First Term

Week: 8

Previous Knowledge: Students should be familiar with basic comprehension skills and should have some understanding of Nigerian culture.

Set Induction: Begin by asking students what they know about cultures. Discuss what foreign culture means and ask if anyone has ever seen a foreign movie or tasted foreign food.

Behavioral Objectives:

  • To understand the impact of foreign culture on Nigeria.
  • To analyze a comprehension passage about foreign culture.
  • To answer questions based on the passage.
  • To discuss the importance of preserving local culture.

Embedded Core Skills: Reading comprehension, critical thinking, cultural awareness.

Learning Materials: Comprehension passage about foreign culture in Nigeria, whiteboard, markers, a map of Nigeria, and pens.


  • Introduction to the concept of foreign culture and its influence.
  • Reading and analyzing a comprehension passage.
  • Discussion about the importance of preserving local culture.

Title: The Influence of Foreign Culture in Nigeria

Nigeria, a colorful tapestry of traditions, is a country where different cultures and languages have flourished for centuries. Over time, however, foreign cultures have woven their threads into Nigeria’s vibrant fabric.

One way foreign culture influences Nigeria is through music. Western music genres like hip-hop, pop, and rap have become popular among Nigerian youth. They dance to catchy tunes, sing along with international stars, and even adopt some fashion trends.

Foreign movies and TV shows also have a strong influence. Hollywood blockbusters and TV series from around the world captivate Nigerian audiences. These stories shape the way people think and sometimes even inspire Nigerian filmmakers.

Language is another aspect where foreign culture makes an impact. English is Nigeria’s official language, and many people also speak their local languages. However, with globalization, more Nigerians are learning foreign languages like French, Spanish, and Chinese to connect with the wider world.

Foreign food is yet another influence. Fast food chains serve burgers and fries, while Asian restaurants offer sushi and noodles. Traditional Nigerian meals are delicious, but foreign cuisine adds variety to the menu.

In the world of fashion, foreign styles are embraced. Nigerians wear clothing inspired by different countries, from suits to traditional dresses from other cultures.

While embracing foreign culture is enriching, it’s essential to remember our roots. Nigerian traditions, languages, music, and food have their beauty and significance. It’s important to strike a balance, keeping the rich local culture alive while appreciating the beauty that foreign influences bring to our lives.


Step 1:

  • Present the topic and explain what foreign culture means.
  • Show a map of Nigeria and point out its location in Africa.
  • Discuss the different aspects of culture, such as music, food, language, and clothing.

Step 2:

  • Provide the students with the comprehension passage on foreign culture in Nigeria.
  • Read the passage aloud to the class.
  • Encourage students to follow along and underline any key points.

Step 3:

  • Ask students to take turns reading the passage out loud.
  • After reading, engage in a class discussion about what they’ve learned from the passage.
  • Highlight the impact of foreign culture on Nigeria.

Teacher’s Activities:

  • Introduce the topic and guide the class through the reading.
  • Facilitate the class discussion about the passage.
  • Keep the students engaged and focused.

Learners’ Activities:

  • Listen and participate in the class discussion.
  • Take turns reading the passage.
  • Ask questions or seek clarification as needed.


  • Distribute worksheets with comprehension questions related to the passage.
  • Instruct students to answer the questions based on what they’ve read.
  • Collect and review the worksheets for understanding.
  • Nigeria is known for its _______ of different cultures. a) blending b) rejection c) isolation d) avoidance
  • Foreign cultures often influence Nigeria through _______. a) music b) silence c) darkness d) isolation
  • Western music genres like hip-hop and pop are popular among Nigerian _______. a) farmers b) youth c) elders d) teachers
  • Hollywood movies and TV series captivate Nigerian _______. a) musicians b) audience c) animals d) athletes
  • Learning foreign languages helps Nigerians connect with the _______. a) local community b) global world c) distant past d) quiet room
  • Many Nigerians are learning languages like French and Spanish to be more _______. a) independent b) ignorant c) inclusive d) imaginative
  • In Nigeria, foreign food, like burgers and fries, adds _______ to the menu. a) variety b) confusion c) isolation d) emptiness
  • While embracing foreign culture, it’s important to remember our _______. a) fashion b) roots c) music d) dreams
  • Nigerian traditions, languages, and food are part of the country’s _______. a) history b) confusion c) acceptance d) anger
  • The topic of this passage is about _______ in Nigeria. a) eating habits b) foreign culture c) technology d) natural beauty
  • Nigerians have embraced foreign _______ in music. a) dishes b) languages c) traditions d) clothes
  • Hollywood movies and TV series have an impact on _______. a) nobody b) Nigerian audiences c) the environment d) foreign countries
  • Learning foreign languages helps Nigerians become more _______. a) confused b) inclusive c) isolated d) noisy
  • Foreign food, like sushi and noodles, is a _______ to Nigerian cuisine. a) substitute b) gift c) variety d) disaster
  • Striking a balance between foreign and local culture helps _______ our roots. a) forget b) strengthen c) isolate d) ignore



  • Summarize the main points of the lesson.
  • Reinforce the idea that foreign culture has both positive and negative impacts, and it’s essential to preserve local culture as well.

This lesson aims to make students aware of the influence of foreign culture in Nigeria and encourages them to appreciate their local culture.