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    Fall 2013 Monday & Wednesday 5:35-7:00 PM

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Week 14 

Mon. 12/2

&

Wed.12/4

 

 

In class this week:

Please remember to return your mp4 players!  Bring them to class on Wednesday, 12/4.
 

We'll have the final exam on Monday, December 9!

 

We will not meet on Wednesday, 12/11.  Monday 12/9 is the last time you'll come to this class.

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, Alexander Granillo, to find out if you passed the course or not and to register for Fall classes. 
Alexander'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/

Homework due Monday, 12/9:
1.  Study for the final examClick here for the study guide. 

On the final, you will need to show your understanding of what you learned in:

1.  Chapter 1 (the Be verb - am, is, are),
2.  Chapter 2 (the Have verb - have, don't have, has, doesn't have),
3.  Chapters 3, 4, and 5 (simple present and present progressive verb tenses), and
4.  Chapter 8 (simple past verb tense).

Homework due Wednesday, 12/4:

1.  Watch the last videos for Chapter 8:
Page 234 Chart 8-8  Simple Past:  Yes/No Questions - http://youtu.be/TJkaHL9Rick
Page 238 Chart 8-9  Irregular Verbs Group 2 -
http://youtu.be/PszU3mb0kjY
Page 241 Chart 8-10  Irregular Verbs Group 3  http://youtu.be/Hhba8kSi3kY

Page 244 Chart 8-11  Irregular Verbs Group 4  http://youtu.be/-mV3iXvIPx8

 

2.   In the workbook, do Practice 18-27 pages 114-119

 

3.  On a separate piece of paper, do Graded Homework Assignment #8 (worth 25 points):
  Write 15 sentences in the past tense using the irregular verbs on pages 241 and 244.  Include a time phrase from page 225 in each of your 15 sentences!

 

 

Week 13 

Mon. 11/25

&

Wed.11/27

In class this week:

1.  Start Chapter 8 Simple Past Tense


For homework due Mon. 12/2

1.  Watch more videos for Chapter 8:
Page 221 Chart 8-4  Simple Past Tense:  Using -ed
-
http://youtu.be/6Qnv2xODO2E
Page 225 Chart 8-5  Past Time Words -
http://youtu.be/5MLwIYcHGKM

Page 227 Chart 8-6 Simple Past:  Irregular Verbs Group 1 -
http://youtu.be/-6LkXfXqcWc
Page 231 Chart 8-7  Simple Past:  Negative - http://youtu.be/buNaV7Ctk7g


2.   In the workbook, do Practice 10-17 pages 106-114

3.  On a separate piece of paper, do Graded Homework Assignment #7 (worth 25 points):
 Write 15 sentences in the past tense using the irregular verbs on page 227 and 238.  Include a time phrase from page 225 in each of your 15 sentences!

 

 

For homework due Wed. 11/27

1.  Watch these videos for Chapter 8:

Page 213 Chart 8-1 Using Be:  Past Time - http://youtu.be/GRSrMbmeje8
Page 214 Chart 8-2 Past of Be:  Negative - http://youtu.be/PrveFjNhME8
Page
216 Chart 8-3 Past of Be:  Questions - http://youtu.be/7II2Ox8GF9A
Page 221 Chart 8-4  Simple Past Tense:  Using -ed -
http://youtu.be/6Qnv2xODO2E

2.   In the workbook, do Practice 1-9 pages 102-106

3.  On a separate piece of paper, do Graded Homework Assignment #6 (worth 25 points):
 Write 15 sentences in the past tense about what you did or did not do on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, and where you were or weren't.

 

Week 12 

Mon. 11/18

&

Wed.11/20

In class this week:

1.  Continue Chapter 5 on Monday

   What's his name?      Does he eat French bread?      He wants to go.

2. Take the test on Chapters 4 & 5 on Wednesday .

 

For homework due Wed. 11/20

Study for the test on Chapters 4 and 5!   Click here for the study guide.

 

For homework due Mon. 11/25

Please study the irregular past tense verbs in Group 1 on pages 227-228 in the textbook.

Watch the video on them too: 
Page 227 Chart 8-6 Simple Past:  Irregular Verbs Group 1  
http://youtu.be/-6LkXfXqcWc

 

 

Week 11 

Wed.11/13

Remember that Monday, November 11, is a holiday.  It's Veterans' Day. 
The college will be closed.  There are no classes on Monday, November 11Stay home and study.


In class on Wednesday, November 13:
1. Continue Chapter 5
 

For homework due Mon. 11/18

1.   Watch another video for Chapter 5:

 Page 143 Chart 5-9 Need & Want + Noun or Infinitive - http://youtu.be/dr2BTjOCL38  

2.   In the workbook, do Practice 18-19 pages 70-71

3.  In the textbook, use the CD to do Listening Exercise 31 on pages 145-146.

 

 

 

 

Week 10 

Mon. 11/4

&

Wed.11/6

 

 

 

 

 

 

In class this week, we will:
 

1. Continue Chapter 4 - Present Progressive vs. Simple Present
 

Attention!
Next Monday, November 11, is a holiday. 
It's Veterans' Day. 
The college will be closed.  There are no classes on Monday, November 11Stay home and study.
 

Homework due Wednesday, November 13:
1.   Watch the first three videos for Chapter 5:
Page 121 Chart 5-1 Using It to Talk about Time - http://youtu.be/WEKQjS9OnkA   
Page 123 Chart 5-2 Prepositions of Time -
http://youtu.be/C2FXcXb5f8A  

Page 123 Chart 5-3 Using It to Talk about
the Weather - http://youtu.be/SB2Qgi6oP2E  

3.   In the workbook, do Practice 13-21 on pages 56-60 and  Practice 1-4 pages 61-63.

4.  In the textbook, use the CD to do Listening Exercise 1 on page 121 & Exercise 4 on page 124.

Homework due Wednesday, November 6:
1.   Watch two more videos for Chapter 4 :

Page 106 Chart 4-5 Simple Present vs. Present Progressive - http://youtu.be/zOfKaWNi3yg  
Page 111 Chart 4-6 Nonaction Verbs - http://youtu.be/itXGLCwRi1M   
Page 114 Chart 4-7 See, Look at, Watch, Hear, & Listen To - http://youtu.be/lCtKZS2-5SQ   
Page 117 Chart 4-8 Think About & Think That -
http://youtu.be/03AKLfvYq80  

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

3.  In the textbook, use the CD to do Listening Exercise 21 on page 107, and Exercises 25 and 26 on pages 110-111.

4.  On a separate piece of paper, write 16 questions and short answers in the present progressive to describe what the people in the picture are doing (the picture Diane gives you on Monday evening).  Click on  Graded Homework #5 Present Progressive Questions & Answers if you were absent and didn't get the picture.

 

Week 9 

Mon. 10/28

&

Wed.10/30

In class this week, we will:
 

1.  Start Chapter 4 - Present Progressive
 

Homework due Wednesday, November 4:

1.   Watch the next two videos for Chapter 4 :
Page 99 Chart 4-3 Present Progressive Negatives
- http://youtu.be/QZ3f45PLpO8  
Page 102 Chart 4-4 Present Progressive Questions - http://youtu.be/43Yl_vtx-hE    

2.   In the workbook, do Practice 6-8 on pages 53-54.

3. 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  Graded Homework #4 (present progressive) for an example.

Homework due Wednesday, October 30:

1.  Watch two videos for Chapter 4 :
Page 92 Chart 4-1 Be + ING: Present Progressive Tense
http://youtu.be/7UJ-elxvqUg  
Page 97 Chart 4-2 Spelling of - ING  http://youtu.be/tmczAge2jXk   
Page 99 Chart 4-3 Present Progressive Negatives - http://youtu.be/QZ3f45PLpO8  

2.   In the workbook, do Practice 1-6 on pages 51-53.

3.  In the textbook, do Listening Exercise 7 on page 96.

 

Week 8 

Mon. 10/21 

&

Wed. 10/23

 

In class:
1. Continue Chapter 3 - simple present tense questions
2.  Take the test on Chapters 2 & 3 on Wednesday.

Homework for Wednesday, October 23:

1.  Keep studying for the next test!  It is on Chapters 2 and 3, and will be on Wednesday, October 23. 

Click here for the study guide.

 

Week 7 

Mon. 10/14 

 

&

 

Wed. 10/16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In class:
1. Continue Chapter 3 - simple present tense
     Couch Potato     Are You a Student?
 

Homework for Monday, October 21:

1.   Watch the last video for Chapter 3:

Page 82 Chart 3-11 Summary: Information Questions with Be and Do - http://youtu.be/7Bc15EXaHbw

 

2.  In the workbook, do Practice 32-43 on pages 42-49.

 

3.  Start studying for the next test!  It is on Chapters 2 and 3, and will be on Wednesday, October 23. 

Click here for the study guide.

 

4.  Graded homework #3 - Affirmative & Negative Simple Present Tense Sentences

     Write 10 pairs (=20 sentences total) of sentences using affirmative and negative forms of the simple present tense.  For example:

     1.  I like cats.  I don't like snakes.

     2.  My husband drinks coffee.  He doesn't drink soda.

     3.  The neighbor girl rides a bicycle.  She doesn't ride a motorcycle.

     4.  My sister and her husband live in Oregon.  They don't live in Arizona.

     5. - 10. etc.

 

Homework for Wednesday, October 16:

1.   Watch more videos for Chapter 3:

Page 69 Chart 3-9 Simple Present Tense Negative http://youtu.be/9xV9anLrwH0 
Page 74 Chart 3-10 Simple Present Tense Yes/No Questions http://youtu.be/v2OEL1HQVIQ

Page 78 Chart 3-11 Simple Present Tense Information Questions with Where -  http://youtu.be/py4KIlv0OHQ
Page 80 Chart 3-12 Simple Present Tense Information Questions with When/What Time - http://youtu.be/PDJxhMoGugg

 

2.   In the workbook, do Practice 21-31 on pages 35-42.
 

 

 

Week 6 

Mon. 10/7 

 

&

 

Wed. 10/9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In class:
1. Review Chapter 2 - questions with what and who + Be verb forms; demonstratives
2.  Start Chapter 3 - simple present tense & frequency adverbs
Grammarchants - Habits

Homework due Monday, October 14:

1.   Watch more videos for Chapter 3:

Page 58 Chart 3-3 Other Frequency Expressions- http://youtu.be/OEkUJcorKW8  
Page 59 Chart 3-4 Using Frequency Adverbs with Be http://youtu.be/E-6wnlLKPU0  
Page 61 Chart 3-5 Spelling & Pronunciation of Final -es  http://youtu.be/JpydSzAvK2Q  
Page 63 Chart 3-6 Adding Final -s/-es to Words ending in -y http://youtu.be/Qjp8TS6A87k   
Page 64 Chart 3-7 Irregular Singular Verbs:  Has, Does, Goes http://youtu.be/EFGfEcSeaiE   

Page 66 Chart 3-8 Spelling & Pronunciation of Final -s/-es http://youtu.be/IPIbwWSEfeQ

 

2.   In the workbook, do Practice 6-18 on pages 26-33.
 

3.   In the textbook, use the CD to do Listening Exercise 2 on page 55, Exercise 8 page 59, Exercise 13 p. 62.

 

4.  On a separate piece of paper, do Graded Homework Assignment #2 - A Friend's Job (worth 25 points):

     If you were absent from class and didn't get the assignment directions, click here to download them.

 

Homework due Wednesday, October 9:

1.   Watch the first few videos for Chapter 3:

Page 53 Chart 3-1 Form & Basic Meaning of the Simple Present Tense - http://youtu.be/Uu84JQH8Cxo  
Page 56 Chart 3-2 Using Frequency Adverbs http://youtu.be/o5zyMXj2EGM  
Page 58 Chart 3-3 Other Frequency Expressions- http://youtu.be/OEkUJcorKW8  
 

2.   In the workbook, do Practice 1-9 on pages 24-28.
 

 

Week 5 

Mon. 9/30 

&

Wed. 10/2

In class:
1. Practice a new verb - to have
2.  Continue Chapter 2 - possessive adjectives, demonstratives

Homework due Monday, October 7:

1.   Watch the last 4 videos for Chapter 2:

Page 38 Chart 2-6 Using This and That  http://youtu.be/v5JJcZ9mNDs  
Page 40 Chart 2-7 Using These and Those
  http://youtu.be/uZZNde62XrA  

Page 42 Chart 2-8 Asking Questions with What and Who + Be  http://youtu.be/HZNELBkwJ3s 
Chapter 2 Review  http://youtu.be/hmliYaHab3I

2.   In the textbook, do Exercise 31-33 on pages 47-49.

3.   In the workbook, do Practice 16-23 on pages 19-23.
4.  Do Graded Writing Homework #1 -
click here if you were absent from class and need the directions.

 

Homework due Wednesday, October 2:
1.  In the workbook, do Practice 9-15 on pages 16-19.
2.  Watch more videos for Chapter 2:

Page 30 Chart 2-4 Using Have and Has - http://youtu.be/RGIrkZbVGxA
Page 33 Chart 2-5 Using My, Your, His, Her, Our, Their- http://youtu.be/9zT1qRELtgE

 

 

Week 4 

Mon. 9/23 

&

Wed. 9/25

In class:
1.  Take the test on Chapter 1.
2.  In Chapter 2, discuss yes/no questions and short answers with the verb Be pages 24-26

3.  Discuss information questions with "where" and the the verb Be pages 28-29.

Homework due Monday, September 30:

1.  In the workbook, do Practice 1-8 on pages 12-15.

2.  Watch videos for Chapter 2:

Page 24 Chart 2-1 Yes/No Questions with Be - http://youtu.be/8NOdA9I8LQw 
Page 25 Chart 2-2 Short answers to Yes/No Questions http://youtu.be/rYgJwfVTAGc 
Page 28 Chart 2-3 Questions with Be: Using Where - http://youtu.be/B3CcYek4l3Q 

 

For homework due Wednesday 9/25
1.   Practice using the mp4 players you checked out in class on Monday.

 

Week 3

Mon. 9/16
&

Wed. 9/18

 

In class:
1. Finish Chapter 1 in the textbook.
2. Chapter 1 test is on Monday, 9/23

For homework due Wednesday 9/18 to Monday 9/23:
1.   In the workbook, do Practice 17-25  on pages 7-11.
2.  Watch 1 last video for Chapter 1:

Page 21 Chart 1-8 Summary: Basic Sentence Patterns with Be - http://youtu.be/COJEDkWISws

3.  Study for the TEST on Chapter 1.  Click here for the study guide.  The test is on Monday, 9/23.

 

Week 2

Mon. 9/9
&

Wed. 9/11

 

 

 

 

In class:
1. Work in Chapter 1 in the textbook.

For homework due Monday 9/16:
1.  In the textbook, do Exercise 15 page 10.

2.  In the workbook, do Practice 13-16  on pages 6-7.
3.  Watch 2 more videos for Chapter 1:

Page 12 Chart 1-6 Be + Adjective
- http://youtu.be/PKYz4XZdApQ 
Page 18 Chart 1-7 BE + Place - http://youtu.be/WE5c5zpxe5E 

 

For homework due Wednesday 9/11:
1.  In the textbook, do listening Ex. 8 page 6, Ex. 13 p. 8, and Ex. 14 p. 8.

2.  In the workbook, do Practice 3-12 on pages 3-5.
3.  Watch 2 videos: 
Pages 8-9 Chart 1-4 Contractions with Be   http://youtu.be/7rG1xZeWFKY
Page 10 Chart 1-5 Negative with Be   http://youtu.be/16rdS32SKHc

 

Week 1

No class Labor Day 9/2

First Class

Wed. 9/4

 

In class:
1.  Discuss information on the course syllabus.
2.  Introduce ourselves to our classmates.
3.  Discuss what nouns & pronouns are
4.  Start Chapter 1 in the textbook

For homework due Monday 9/9:
1Buy the textbook and workbook "Basic English Grammar"
2.  Watch 3 videos: 

     Pages 2-3 Chart 1-1 Noun + IS + Noun
http://youtu.be/jyafuP3hcWE
     Pages 4-5 Chart 1-2 Noun + ARE + Noun
- http://youtu.be/mESr6wPj9Sg
     Page 7 Chart 1-3 Pronoun +  BE + Noun
- http://youtu.be/2IpCQHLu4wI

3.  In the workbook, do Practice 1-2 on page 1.

4.  In the textbook, do listening Exercise 2 on page 2

 

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


Click here to download Course Syllabus for the Monday & Wednesday 5:35-7:00 PM  class


Your Instructor:  Diane Stonebrink

Office Location: Ocotillo Hall 151

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

 

Here's a website by another teacher.  There are lots of video explanations, examples, and quizzes on many grammar topics:  http://www.learnamericanenglishonline.com/?gclid=CLibu4i4lrUCFYl_Qgodd1IAVg