Note:  This site will change frequently.  New assignments will be added after they are announced in class each week. 

    Fall Evening 2012 - Monday, Wednesday, Friday 3:55-5:35 PM

 

If you want to know your grade on the final exam and if you passed the class or not, you can email Diane at diane.stonebrink@estrellamountain.edu

You can also call or make an appointment with the ESL advisor, Rita Dominguez, to find out if you passed the course or not and to register for Spring classes (they start in January).   Rita's telephone number is 623-935-8829. 

You can also see your grades (if you passed or not) for all of your classes by logging in with your MEID number and password at http://my.maricopa.edu/

 

 

Week 16  Mon. 12/3 - Fri. 12/7

 

In class on Monday, December 3:

1.  Continue Unit 14 - Work Rules

     accidents
 

For homework due Wed. 12/5

1.   Last graded homework assignment:  on a separate piece of paper, write 10 sentences to describe what equipment you use, what clothes you wear, and what rules you follow to do your work.

 

In class on Wednesday, December 5:

1.  Finish Unit 14 and start Unit 15 - School Activities
 when I was a child...

 

Week 15  Mon. 11/26 - Fri. 11/30

 

In class on Monday, November 26:

1.  Continue Unit 13 - A Visit to the Doctor

 

For homework due Wed. 11/28

1.  In the textbook, complete the activities on pages 192, 193, 195, 196, 197, and 198.
 

In class on Wednesday, November 26:

1.  Continue Unit 13 - A Visit to the Doctor and start Unit 14 - Work Rules

 

For homework due Fri. 11/30

1.  In the textbook, study the vocabulary on pages 200 and 201.

 

In class on Friday, November 30:

1.  Continue Unit 14 - Work Rules and start vocabulary review

 

For homework due Mon. 12/3

1.  In the textbook, finish page 204, and then do pages 208-209.
2.  Start reviewing for the final exam!  It will be on all of the units in the textbook.   All of the pages are important, but if you don't have a lot of time to review, the most important pages are the vocabulary which is usually on the first 1-2 pages and the grammar summary on the last 1-2 pages of each unit:

Unit 1 pages 1 &17                              Unit 2 pages 18-19 & 31                    Unit 3 pages 32, 38, 43
Unit 4 pages 44-45 & 59                     Unit 5 pages 60-61 & 72                    Unit 6 pages 74-75, 78-79, 87-88

Unit 7 pages 90-91 & 104-105           Unit 8 pages 106-107, 110, 117       Unit 9 pages 118-120 & 131

Unit 10 pages 132-133 & 145-146    Unit 11 pages 148-9, 154-5, 167      Unit 12 pages 168-169, 184

Unit 13 pp. 186-187 & 199                  Unit 14 pp. 200-201, 213                   Unit 15 pp. 214-215, 229

 

 

Week 14  Mon. 11/19 - Wed. 11/21

 

In class on Monday, November 19:
1. Take the test on Units 10, 11, and 12.
 

Yes, the college is open on Wednesday,  11/21, and we have class.  We will start Unit 13 then.

 

 

Week 13  Mon. 11/12 - Wed. 11/14

No school on Monday, 11/12.  The college is closed for the Veterans' Day holiday.

 

In class on Wednesday, November 14, students will:

1.  Work in Unit 12 Transportation and Weather
 

For homework due Fri. 11/16


In the textbook, do the exercises on page 182.
 

For homework due Mon. 11/19

 

There is a test on Units 10, 11, and 12 on Monday, November 19.  Please study pages 132-184 for the test.

 

Week 12  Mon.11/5 - Friday 11/9

 

 

 

 

 

In class on Monday November 5:

1.  Finish Unit 10 Finding an Apartment.  Click here for the team sentence writing activity picture.
2.  Start Unit 11 Applying for a Job

 

For homework due Friday, November 7:

In the textbook, do the exercises on pages 154, 156, and 157.

 

No school on Monday, 11/12.  The college is closed for the Veterans' Day holiday.

 

For homework due Wednesday, November 14:

1.  Graded Homework 11 - On a separate piece of paper, 
Write 5 sentences about things you can do.

For example:

I can write in Spanish.

I can speak Chinese.

I can read Vietnamese. 

I can drive a forklift. 

I can use a cash register.

Write 5 sentences about things you do every day at work, school, or at home.

For example:

I frequently use a computer at work.

I wash towels and sheets at home every Saturday.

I drive a car to work.

Write 5 sentences about things a family member does every day at work, school, or at home.

For example:

My stepdaughter mixes drink at the bar.

My neighbor repairs airplanes for Southwest Airlines.

My sister works at a hospital.

 

In the textbook, do the listening exercises A and B on pages 162-163.
Also,
do Exercise C page 163, Exercise A page 165, B and C page 166, and A pages 166-167.

 

 

Week 11  Mon.10/22 - Friday 10/26

 

In class on Monday, October 29 and Friday, November 2:

Work in Unit 10 Finding an Apartment.

 

For homework due Monday, November 5:
1.  Write 10 sentences about the picture on the handout.  Click here
to download the handout if you were absent from class on Friday and missed it.

 

2.  In the textbook, do Exercise A on page 139, Exercises A to E on pages 142 and 143, Exercises A and B on page 144, and study the information in the Summary on pages 145-146.

 

For homework due Friday, November 2:
1.  Do the listening exercises for the Unit on food (pages 57-68) using the Learning to Listen CD

 

2.  Fill out the question practice handout (Is there...?  Are there...?) 

 

3.  Study the vocabulary in the textbook on pages 132-133.


Attention:  The college will have classes on Wednesday, October 31.  However, Diane's ESL001 class is cancelled for that evening.  Attend your other classes as usual, but do not come to Diane's 4:55-5:35 pm ESL001 class on 10/31. 

 

Week 10  Mon.10/22 - Friday 10/26

In class on Monday, October 22:

1. Continue Unit 9 Food

 

In class on Wednesday, October 24:

1. Finish Unit 9 Food

2.  Review Units 7, 8, 9 for test on Friday.

 

In class on Friday, October 26 - Test on Units 7, 8, and 9 pages 90-131.


Attention:  The college will have classes on Wednesday, October 31.  However, Diane's ESL001 class is cancelled for that evening.  Attend your other classes as usual, but do not come to Diane's 4:55-5:35 pm ESL001 class on 10/31. 

 

Week 9
Monday 10/15 - Friday 10/19

This week students will work in Unit 8 Shopping & Recreation

She likes to... chant

I don't like to chant

Couch Potato chant

 

For homework:
Graded Homework 8 - On a separate piece of paper, 
 Write 10 sentences about the picture on page 114.

 

Week 8
Monday 10/8 - Friday 10/12

 

1.  On Monday and Wednesday, students will work in Unit 7 Money

 

2.  On Friday, we will begin Unit 8 Shopping & Recreation

 

For homework:
Graded Homework 7 - On a separate piece of paper, 
 Write 10 sentences about the picture on page 101.

 

Extra Practice: 

Clothing - Complete the sentence - http://esl.vcc.ca/eslvoc/ESLWEB/clo1jbc.htm

Clothing - Read a story & answer questions - http://esl.vcc.ca/eslvoc/ESLWEB/readclth.htm

Clothing Quiz - Read a question & choose grammatical answer - http://www.geocities.com/pccprep/jillq2.html

pp. 64-6 Clothing I and II
Clothing I Audio Pronunciation - http://www2.estrellamountain.edu/faculty/stonebrink/OxPic/clothing64-5/Clothingp64-5.swf
Clothing I Listen and Match - http://www2.estrellamountain.edu/faculty/stonebrink/OxPic/clothing64-5/jigsound1.swf
Clothing I Listen and Spell - http://www2.estrellamountain.edu/faculty/stonebrink/OxPic/clothing64-5/speak1.swf
Clothing I Word & Audio Memory Game
http://www2.estrellamountain.edu/faculty/stonebrink/OxPic/clothing64-5/listenmatch.swf
Clothing II Audio Pronunciation - http://www2.estrellamountain.edu/faculty/stonebrink/OxPic/clothing66/Clothing2p66.swf
Clothing II Listen and Match - http://www2.estrellamountain.edu/faculty/stonebrink/OxPic/clothing66/jigsound1.swf
Clothing II Listen and Spell - http://www2.estrellamountain.edu/faculty/stonebrink/OxPic/clothing66/speak1.swf
Clothing II Word & Audio Memory Game - http://www2.estrellamountain.edu/faculty/stonebrink/OxPic/clothing66/listenmatch.swf

In the Clothing Store Listen & Match

pp. 67-9 Clothing III, Shoes & Accessories
Clothing III Audio Pronunciation - http://www2.estrellamountain.edu/faculty/stonebrink/OxPic/clothing67/Clothing3p67.swf
Clothing III Video Pronunciation - http://www2.estrellamountain.edu/faculty/stonebrink/OxPic/clothing67/Clothing3p67V.swf
Clothing III Listen and Match - http://www2.estrellamountain.edu/faculty/stonebrink/OxPic/clothing67/jigsound1.swf
Clothing III Listen and Spell - http://www2.estrellamountain.edu/faculty/stonebrink/OxPic/clothing67/speak1.swf
Clothing III Word & Audio Memory Game
http://www2.estrellamountain.edu/faculty/stonebrink/OxPic/clothing67/listenmatch.swf
Shoes & Accessories Audio Pronunciation - http://www2.estrellamountain.edu/faculty/stonebrink/OxPic/accessories68-9/ShoesAccessories68-9.swf
Shoes & Accessories Listen and Match - http://www2.estrellamountain.edu/faculty/stonebrink/OxPic/accessories68-9/jigsound1.swf
Shoes & Accessories Listen and Spell - http://www2.estrellamountain.edu/faculty/stonebrink/OxPic/accessories68-9/speak1.swf
Shoes & Accessories Word & Audio Memory Game
http://www2.estrellamountain.edu/faculty/stonebrink/OxPic/accessories68-9/listenmatch.swf

 

 

Week 7
Monday 10/1 - Friday 10/5

 

1.  On Monday, students will work on pages 81-83.

 

2.  On Wednesday, we will finish Unit 6 Working at the Mall and review Units 4 and 5.

 

3.  On Friday, students will take Test #2 on Units 4, 5, and 6.

For homework:
Graded Homework 6 - On a separate piece of paper, 
 Write 5-6 sentences about your occupation (see the example on page 83).
 Write 5-6 sentences about a family memberís or friendís occupation.

Week 6
Monday 9/24 - Friday 9/28

 

 

1.  On Monday in class, students will continue Unit 5 Downtown.

2.  On Wednesday and Friday, students will work in Unit 6

For homework:

1.  Listen to the textbook tapes or cds for pages 74-80.
2.  Graded Homework #5 - on a separate piece of paper:
          Write 10 sentences about the picture on page 66.
3.  Use the cd Learning to Listen to complete the handout exercises for Unit 9 Names, Addresses and Phone Numbers.

Extra:

http://flang1.kendall.mdc.edu/1/106/ - Tutorial and exercises
http://www.isabelperez.com/pr-simple.htm isabe

http://www.isabelperez.com/happy/tenses/exercises/habits.htm
Subject Verb Agreement - I
Subject Verb Agreement - You

Subject Verb Agreement - He
Subject Verb Agreement - She
Subject Verb Agreement - We
Subject Verb Agreement - They
Subject Verb Agreement - Plurals
Subject Verb Agreement - Mixed -
Multiple choice quiz on subject verb agreement in the simple present tense with the verbs Be, Have, and Go.
http://www.eflnet.com/grammar/presentagreement.php - Choose the correct verb form to complete each sentence.
Simple Present - Multiple Choice
Present Tense Everyday Verbs
Simple Present Tense - Multiple choice quiz
Everyday Actions page 1 (brush your hair - eat)

Everyday Actions page 2 (hold the baby - shake hands)

Everyday Actions page 3 (shave - throw something away)

Everyday Actions page 4 (tie your shoelaces - yawn)

 

Week 5
Monday 9/17 - Friday 9/21

 

 

 

1. On Monday in class, students will continue Unit 4 At Home
 

2. On Wednesday and Friday, students will work in Unit 5 Downtown.
 


For homework:

1.  Listen to the textbook tapes or cds for pages 54-55.
 

2.  Graded Homework #4 - on a separate piece of paper:
          Write 10 sentences about the picture on page 54.
          Write 5-6 sentences about your home.  See the example on page 57.

 

3.  Complete the handouts The Franklin Family & What Are They Doing  and A Little Boy Is Eating an Ice Cream Cone

   

Week 4
Monday 9/10 - Friday 9/14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. On Monday in class, students will take Test #1 on Units 1, 2, & 3 (pages 2-43). 

 

2.  On Wednesday in class, we will start Unit 4

For homework:


1.  Listen to the textbook tapes or cds for pages 44-46.

2.  Complete the handout on rooms and using there is or there are.

3.  Use the cd Learning to Listen to complete the handout exercises for Unit 9 Names, Addresses and Phone Numbers.

 

Extra:
http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/studyzone/330/grammar/pcont.htm Explanation and examples

What's She Doing?  Look at the pictures. Choose the sentence that correctly describes what each person is doing.
The Simpsons and Present Progressive Examples Video


Kitchen
Vocabulary Pronunciation - http://www2.estrellamountain.edu/faculty/stonebrink/ESL013/Kitchen/kitchenp40.swf
Drag and Drop Sentence Matching - http://www2.estrellamountain.edu/faculty/stonebrink/ESL013/Kitchen/KitchenDDsent.swf
Drag and Drop Word Matching - http://www2.estrellamountain.edu/faculty/stonebrink/ESL013/Kitchen/KitchenDD.swf
Listen and Spell - http://www2.estrellamountain.edu/faculty/stonebrink/ESL013/Kitchen/speak1.swf
Crossword Puzzle Definition & Word - http://www2.estrellamountain.edu/faculty/stonebrink/ESL013/Kitchen/kitchen%20things.htm

Living Room
Vocabulary Audio Pronunciation - http://www2.estrellamountain.edu/faculty/stonebrink/OxPic/livingroom42/livingroom42.swf
Listen & Match - http://www2.estrellamountain.edu/faculty/stonebrink/OxPic/livingroom42/jigsound1.swf
Listen & Spell - http://www2.estrellamountain.edu/faculty/stonebrink/OxPic/livingroom42/speak1.swf
Audio Memory Game - http://www2.estrellamountain.edu/faculty/stonebrink/OxPic/livingroom42/listenmatch.swf

Bathroom

Vocabulary Audio Pronunciation -  http://www2.estrellamountain.edu/faculty/stonebrink/OxPic/bathroom43/bathroom43.swf
Listen & Match - http://www2.estrellamountain.edu/faculty/stonebrink/OxPic/bathroom43/jigsound1.swf
Listen & Spell - http://www2.estrellamountain.edu/faculty/stonebrink/OxPic/bathroom43/speak1.swf
Audio Memory Game - http://www2.estrellamountain.edu/faculty/stonebrink/OxPic/bathroom43/listenmatch.swf

Bedroom

Vocabulary Audio Pronunciation - http://www2.estrellamountain.edu/faculty/stonebrink/OxPic/bedroom44/bedroom44.swf
Drag and Drop Audio - http://www2.estrellamountain.edu/faculty/stonebrink/ESL013/Bedroom/BedroomDD.swf
Listen & Match - http://www2.estrellamountain.edu/faculty/stonebrink/OxPic/bedroom44/jigsound1.swf
Listen & Spell - http://www2.estrellamountain.edu/faculty/stonebrink/OxPic/bedroom44/speak1.swf
Audio Memory Game - http://www2.estrellamountain.edu/faculty/stonebrink/OxPic/bedroom44/listenmatch.swf

Week 3
Wednesday 9/5 - Friday 9/7

 

In class, students will:
 

1.  Review vocabulary and phrases to talk about family. 

 

2.  Practice saying and writing dates.

For homework:
1. Graded Homework 3 (give to the teacher on Friday, September 7): 
       
Write 6-7 sentences about your family.  See the example on page 42.
       Write 5-6 sentences about your friendís family.

 

2.  There is a test on Monday, September 10.  Study pages 2-43 in your textbook to prepare.

 

Week 2
Monday 8/27 - Friday 8/31

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In class, students will:

1.  Practice classroom vocabulary  pages 22-23    pages 24-25   pages 26-27
2.  Practice vocabulary and phrases to talk about family. 


For homework:
1.  Listen to the textbook tapes or cds for pages 11-27 and complete the exercises in the book.

2. 
 Graded Homework 1 (give to the teacher on a separate piece of paper on Wednesday, August 29): 
               Write a paragraph of 5-6 sentences to introduce yourself. 
               Write 5-6 sentences about a friend (see the example on page 14 of your book for help).
  
 

3.  Practice your handwriting and spelling with the vocabulary on the handouts  Days   Months  Family

 

4.  If you can, bring a photo of your family to talk about on Friday, August 31. 
Diane's family

 

5.   Graded Homework 2 (give to the teacher on Wednesday, September 5): 
            
Write 6-7 sentences to describe your class and classroom at  Estrella Mountain Community
             College (see example on page 29 in the textbook).

 

Remember, there is no class on Monday, September 3.  The college is closed for the Labor Day holiday.
    Have a nice long weekend!  See you in class again Wednesday, September 5.

 

Extra Practice:
Ordinal & Cardinal Numbers Video - After you watch the videos, click on the Lesson 8a Exercises link above the videos to go to the first practice exercise.  Then, use the Exercise 1 buttons at the top right of each page to continue.
Telephone Numbers Videos
Telephone Numbers
The Verb To Be

There is There are
Family vocabulary
Learn English 03 Families - video with American & British speakers
Talking about family video & exercises

Our Family Roots - Listen, look at the photos, and answer the multiple choice questions
Are you married?  video
Classroom things and commands - vocabulary pronunciation

Listen and match classroom things

Listen and spell classroom things

Classroom vocabulary picture & word matching
What's your name?  video

How are you?  video

 

Week 1
Monday 8/20 - Friday 8/24

 

 

 

 

 

 

In class, students will learn to:

1.  Count to ten.    pages 2-3
2.  Say and write the alphabet.   pages 4-5    worksheet
3.   Introduce people.    pages 6-7

4.  Say telephone numbers   pages 8-9

5.  Practice classroom commands and classroom vocabulary   pages 10-11  pages 18-19  pages 20-21

6.  Say where people are from    pages 12-13   14-15  16-17

 

For homework:
1.  Listen to the textbook tapes for pages 2-10.
2.  Practice your handwriting and spelling on the Numbers 1-20 Hello , and  Classroom
worksheets

 

 

Extra Practice
Beginner's alphabet and numbers
Print Handwriting Animations -  Learn how to write capital and lowercase print letters by watching the videos.  This link starts with capital A.  For more letters, click on the name of the letter on the right side of that website.
Cursive Handwriting Animations
The Alphabet Song -
Learn how to pronounce English letters by watching this video.  All Americans learn this song when they are young.

http://funeasyenglish.com/writing-the-english-alphabet.htm - Video instructions for writing in each letter in print (manuscript) and cursive:
Alphabet Video and Listening Exercises - Video and exercises to practice listening
Can You Spell Your Name?  - Watch the video and do the exercises.
Ordinal & Cardinal Numbers Video - After you watch the videos, click on the
Lesson 8a Exercises link above the videos to go to the first practice exercise.  Then, use the Exercise 1 buttons at the top right of each page to continue.

Hello! - Study and practice the phrases.
What's Your Name? - Watch the videos and do the exercises.
Where Are You From? - Watch the videos and do the exercises..

Where Are You From? - Listen and answer the multiple choice questions.
Greetings - Saludos - Listen and answer the questions.
Dictation - Greetings -Listen and type in the sentences you hear.
Personal Information - Listen and type the missing words.
Personal Information - Watch the video and answer the questions.
Introductions & Small Talk - Listen and answer.

 

 

Course Textbook - Basic Grammar in Action, by Barbara H. Foley & Elizabeth R. Neblett

Click here for the Fall 2012 Evening ESL001 Course Syllabus

Click here to set up your username and password to use the EMCC campus computers, and Click here for more information about the college computers

 

Your Instructor:  Diane Stonebrink
Office Location: Ocotillo Hall 151

Telephone: 623-935-8584
Email: diane.stonebrink@estrellamountain.edu