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    Fall 2010

 

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Week 15

Mon. 12/6 - Wed. 12/8

 

In class, students will
1.  Continue Chapter 8 past tense yes/no questions and start Chapter 9 information questions.

Homework due Wednesday, 12/8:
1.  Complete the 3-tense verb charts Click here for the examples.  Click here for the homework chart.
2.  In the textbook, do Ex. 40 pp. 242-3, Ex. 43 pp. 245-6, and Ex. 46 pp. 247-8
3.  In the workbook, finish all of the Practice exercises for Chapter 8.

Week 14

Mon. 11/29 - Wed. 12/1

 

In class, students will:
.  Discuss the simple past tense of regular and irregular verbs

Homework due Wednesday, 12/1:

1.  In the textbook, do Exercise 11 pp. 222-223, Ex. 16 pp. 225-226, and Ex. 21 pp. 229-230.
2.  In the workbook, do Practice 9-20 pp. 106-115.

Homework due Monday, 12/6
1.  In the textbook, do Ex. 27 pages 232-233, Ex. 29 pp. 234-5,  Ex. 35  pp. 239-40
2
.  In the workbook, do Practice 21 - 30 pages 116-121
3.  On a separate piece of paper,
write 10 sentences in the past tense affirmative or negative to describe what you did or didn't do this past weekend.

Week 13

Mon. 11/22 - Wed. 11/24

 

 

 

 

In class on Wednesday, 11/24, students will:

Start Chapter 8 - past tense of the verb Be (was, were)

For homework due Monday, 11/29:

1.  In the textbook do Exercise 7 pp. 217-118 and 9 pp. 219-221.
2.  In the workbook, do Practice 1-8 pp. 102-105


Test for Chapters 4 and 5 is on Monday, 11/22!

Good luck!

 

 

Week 12

Mon. 11/15 - Wed. 11/17

 

 

 

 

 

In class, students will
1.  Continue Chapter 5.  The next test will be Monday, 11/22/10.  It will be on Chapters 4 and 5.
  Click here for the study guide.  One change to the study guide:  You don't need to study
Textbook Exercise 46 on pages 156-157, which is the last item (#13) on the study guide list.  We didn't do this in class, so you don't have the answers and you don't need to study it for the test.

Homework due Wednesday, 4/9:
1.  On a separate piece of paper, write 10 sentences in the present progressive to describe what you or the people around you are doing at that moment.  Click on 
Present progressive homework for an example.

2.  In the workbook, day students please complete all Practice exercises through page 67.  For evening students, please complete all through page 65.
 

Week 11

Mon. 11/8 - Wed. 11/10

In class Wednesday, 11/10: 
We'll review Chapter 4 grammar with a pair card activity and then start Chapter 5..
 

For Homework due Monday, 11/15:

1.  In the textbook, do Exercise 32 on page 122

3.  In the workbook, do Practice 1, 2, 5,  and 6 on pages 61-63.

 

In class Monday, 11/8: 
We'll finish Chapter 4.

 

For Homework due Wednesday, 11/10:

1.  In the textbook, do Exercise 30 on pages 115-116, Ex. 31 page 117, Ex. 34 page 119, and Ex. 35 pages 119-120.

3.  In the workbook, do Practice 16-23 on pages 57-60.

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Week 10

Mon. 11/1 - Wed. 11/3

In class Wednesday, 11/3: 
We'll discuss the simple present and the present progressive with nonaction verbs on pages 108-111 in the texbook.
 

For Homework due Monday, 11/8:

1.  In the textbook, finish Exercise 24 on pages 109-110; Evening students also do Ex. 27 pg. 112.

3.  In the workbook, do Practice 13-15 on pages 56-57.

 

In class Monday, 11/1: 
We'll continue discussing the simple present and the present progressive on pages 102-107 in the texbook.
 

For Homework due Wednesday, 11/3:

1.  On a separate piece of paper, write the conversations for each picture in Exercise 22 on page 108 in the textbook.

2.  In the textbook, do Exercise 23 on pages 108-109.

3.  In the workbook, do Practice 9-12 on pages 55-56.

Week 9

Mon. 10/25 - Wed. 10/27

For homework due Nov. 1:

Please do exercises on pages 92-106 in the textbook and pages 51-54 in the workbook.
 

In class, students will:

1.  Review auxiliary verbs be and do
2.  Start Chapter 4


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Week 8

Mon. 10/18 - Wed. 10/20

In class, students will:

1.  Practice questions in the simple present tense


For homework :
1.  In the workbook, finish and check all the Practice exercises for Chapter 3

 

 

Week 7

Mon. 10/11 - Wed. 10/13

 

 

 

In class on Wednesday:
1.  Review use of do/does to make negative statements.

2.  Practice using do/does to make questions
study card

For homework due Mon. 10/18:
1.  Test 2 is on Monday, 10/18!  Study chapters 2 and 3 in the textbook.  Click here for the study guide.
2.  In the workbook, do Practice 12-18  on pages 30-33.
 

 

In class on Monday:

1.  Discuss spelling rules for simple present tense (pages 61-66).
2.  Look at irregular verbs (p. 64)
3.  Discuss use of do/does to make negative statements (p. 69)

For homework due Wed. 10/13:
1.  In the textbook, do Exercises 14 p. 62, Ex. 16 pp. 63-64, Ex. 20 pp. 67-8 and Ex. 23 pp. 69-70.
2.  In the workbook, do Practice 12-18  on pages 30-33.
 


Important Note:  The test on Chapters 2 and 3 has been changed to Monday, 10/18.
                               
The test will not be on Wednesday, 10/13. 

Week 6

Mon. 10/4 - Wed. 10/6

In class on Monday:

1. Finish Chapter 2 and start Chapter 3
 

In class on Wednesday:

1. Discuss Frequency Adverbs in Chapter 3

For homework due Mon. 10/11:
1.  In the textbook, do Exercises 5, 7, and 9 on pages 57-60.
2.  In the workbook, do Practice 1-11  on pages 24-29.
 

 

For homework due Wed. 10/6:

1.  In the textbook, do Exercises 31, 32, 33, 34, & 37 on pages 47-52.
2.  In the workbook, do Practice 16-23 on pages 19-23.

Week 5

Mon. 9/27 - Wed. 9/29

In class on Wednesday:

1. Continue Chapter 2 - Using have/has and this/that/these/those

For homework due Mon. 10/4:

1.  In the textbook, do Exercise 17on page 36, Ex. 19 on page 37, and Ex. 24 on pages 40-41.
2.  In the workbook, do Practice 10-15 on pages 16-19.

In class on Monday:

1. Continue Chapter 2 - Using Be in Questions

For homework due Wed. 9/29:

1.  In the workbook, do Practice  7-9 on pages 15-16.

Week 4

Mon. 9/20 - Wed. 9/22

In class on Wednesday:

1.  Discuss the test results.

2.  Start Chapter 2 - Using Be in Questions

For homework due Mon. 9/27:

1.  In the textbook, do Exercise 3 on page 25 and Exercise 6 on pages 27-8.
2. In the workbook, do Practice  1-6 on pages 12-14.

 

The test on Chapter 1 is today, Monday 9/20.  Good luck!

For homework due Wed. 9/22, students will:

1.  Write a paragraph to practice using the verb Be (am, is, are).  Click here for the assignment page if you were absent and didn't get it in class.

Week 3

Wed. 9/15

Important Change:  The test on Chapter 1 has been moved to Monday, 9/20.

In class Wednesday, 9/15, students will continue Chapter 1.  They will:

1.  Check the homework (Ex. 18 & 20) in the textbook.

2.  Practice Be + adjective

3.  Discuss Be + location

      pictures for review

For homework due Mon. 9/20, students will:

1. In the workbook, do Practice 19-25 on pages 8-11.

2. Study for the test on Chapter 1.  Click here for the study guide.

Mon. 9/13

In class, students will continue Chapter 1.  They will:

1.  Check the homework (Ex. 12, 15, 16) in the textbook.

2.  Discuss Be + adjective

For homework due Wed. 9/15, students will:

1.  In the textbook, do Exercise 18 on page 13 and Ex. 20 on p. 14 .
2. In the workbook, do Practice  17 and 18 on pages 7-8.

Week 2

Wed. 9/8

In class, students will continue Chapter 1 in the textbook.  They will:

1.  Check the homework (Ex. 3-4 pp. 2-3) in the textbook.

2.  Discuss plural noun + are

3.  Discuss pronouns and contraction forms

For homework due Mon. 9/13, students will:

1.  In the textbook, do Exercises 13-16 on pages 9-11.
2. In the workbook, do Practice 4-16 on pages 3-7.

Week 1

Wed. 9/1

 


MW 10:00-11:20 AM


MW 7:15-8:35 PM

In class, day and evening students will start Chapter 1 in the textbook.  They will:
 

1.  Write sentences about where students are from and the locations of their countries. 
      For example:  Maria is from Nicaragua.  Nicaragua is in Central America.

2.  Discuss the difference between a and an.
 

3.  Practice using the correct simple present subject-verb forms of the verb Be (am, is, are)

For homework, students will:
1.  In the textbook, do Exercises 3 and 4  on pages 2 and 3 .

2.  Write 6 sentences to answer Exercise 5 on page 4 in the textbook.  Write the sentences on a separate piece of paper to give to Diane on Wednesday.
3. In the workbook, do Practice 1, 2, and 3  on pages 1 and 2 .

Remember:  Monday, September 6 is the Labor Day holiday.  The college is closed!  No class!  Stay home and study. 

Mon. 8/30

 


MW 10:00-11:20 AM


MW 7:15-8:35 PM

In class, day students will:

1.  Discuss information on the course syllabus.

2.  Start Chapter 1 - the Verb Be (page 1 textbook)

3.  Discuss what nouns, pronouns, and verbs are & discuss information on the 3 uses of the verb Be

In class, evening students will:

1.  Discuss information on the course syllabus.

2.  Start Chapter 1 - the Verb Be

3.  Discuss what nouns, pronouns, and verbs are & discuss information on the 3 uses of the verb Be

For homework, students will:

1.  Buy the textbook and workbook Basic English Grammar

For homework, students will:

1.  Buy the textbook and workbook Basic English Grammar

 

Your Instructor:  Diane Stonebrink
Office Location: Ocotillo Hall 151

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

Course Textbook - Basic English Grammar, Third Edition, by Betty S. Azar & Stacy A. Hagen

Click here to download the Day MW 10:00-11:20AM Course Syllabus
Click here to download the Evening MW 7:15-8:35PM Course Syllabus

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