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

    Spring 2013 Monday & Wednesday 5:45-7:00PM

  Click Here for Textbook Video Explanations & Extra Practice
 

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
 

 

Week 17 

Mon. 5/6

In class this week:

 

We'll have the final exam on Monday evening!

 

We will not meet on Wednesday, 5/8.  Monday 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, Rebecca  Bahr, to find out if you passed the course or not and to register for Fall classes.  You can also get an "achievement award" (paper with the college's name) showing which classes you have passed.  

Rebecca'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. 4/29

&

Wed.5/1

 

 

In class this week:

 

1.  We'll practice irregular past tense verbs and past tense negative & question forms in Chapter 8.

Homework due Wednesday, 5/1:

 

1.  Last videos for Chapter 8:
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 28-35 pages 120-124

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!

4.  Start reviewing for the final exam.  Click 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).

 

 

Week 15 

Mon. 4/22

&

Wed.4/24

 

 

In class this week:

 

1.  We'll continue past tense in Chapter 8.

2.  Click here for the link to the past tense pronunciation for regular verbs handout. 

 

Homework due Monday, 4/29:

1.  Watch these videos for Chapter 8:
Page 231 Chart 8-7  Simple Past:  Negative - http://youtu.be/buNaV7Ctk7g
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

 

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

 

Homework due Wednesday, 4/24:

 

1.  Watch these 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


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!

 

Week 14 

Mon. 4/15

&

Wed.4/17

 

In class this week:

 

1.  Test on Chapters 4 and 5 on Monday!

 

2.  Start Chapter 8 Past Tense on Wednesday.

 

Homework due Monday, 4/22:

 

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, where you were or weren't.

 

Homework due Wednesday, 4/17:

 

1.  Study the pink and gray cards you received in class Monday evening on forming the past tense in English. 
 

 

 

Week 13 

Mon. 4/8

&

Wed.4/10

In class this week:
1. Finish Chapter 4 - Present Progressive vs. Simple Present and Nonaction Verbs
2. Start Chapter 5

Homework due Monday, April 15:

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 1-4 pages 61-63 and Practice 18-19 pages 70-71

3.  Study for the  Chapters 4 and 5 Test on Monday, April 15 Click here for the study guide.

Homework due Wednesday, April 10:

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  

2.   In the workbook, do Practice 15-21 on pages 57-60.

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

4.  Graded Homework #5 - Answer the questions in Exercise 29 on page 114 on a separate piece of paper.

 

 

Week 12 

Mon. 4/1

&

Wed.4/3

In class this week, we will:
 

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

Homework due Monday, April 8:

1.   Watch the last two videos for Chapter 4 :

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 13-14 on pages 56-57.

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

Homework due Wednesday, April 3:
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   

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

 

Week 11 

Mon. 3/25

&

Wed.3/27

In class this week, we will:
 

1.  Start Chapter 4 - Present Progressive
 

Homework due Monday, April 1:

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 questions and 10 short answers in the present progressive to ask and tell about actions you see happening in the picture Diane gives you in class on Wednesday.
If you were absent Wednesday, click here for the picture.

Homework due Wednesday, March 27:
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   

2.   In the workbook, do Practice 1-5 on pages 51-53.

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 #3 (present progressive) for an example.

 

Week 10 

Mon. 3/18

&

Wed.3/20

Welcome back from Spring Break!

In class this week, we will:
 

1.  Finish Chapter 3 on Monday.

2.  Take Test #2 on Chapters 2 and 3 on Wednesday!

No Homework for Monday, March 25 - Relax after the test.  We'll start a new chapter on Monday.

Homework due Wednesday, March 20:

1.   In the workbook, do Practice 38-43 on pages 46-49.

 

Week 8 

Mon. 3/4

&

Wed.3/6

Remember:  No classes next week(Week 9) March 11-15.  See you again on Monday, March 18. 
Have a great spring break !

In class this week, we will:

1.  Continue Chapter 3 - spelling of final -s, using do/does in negatives, questions, and short answers

Homework due Monday, March 18:

1.   Watch the last videos for Chapter 3:

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

 

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

 

2.   In the workbook, do Practice 28-37 on pages 40-45.

 

3.  Test 2 is on Wednesday, 3/20!  Start reviewing chapters 2 and 3 in the textbook.  Click here for the study guide.


Daniel asked for some extra practice with parts of speech.  Click here for a page with links to explanations, videos, and quizzes.

 

Homework due Wednesday, March 6:

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

 

2.   In the workbook, do Practice 23-27 on pages 36-39.

 

Week 7 

 

Mon. 2/25

 

&

Wed. 2/27

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In class this week, we will:

1.  Review Chapter 2

2.  Start Chapter 3 - simple present verb tense, frequency adverbs, spelling of final -s,

Homework due Monday, March 4:

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, February 27:
1.   Watch the first 2 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  

 

2.   In the workbook, do Practice 1-5 on pages 24-26.

 

3.  On a separate piece of paper, do Graded Homework Assignment #1 (worth 25 points):
 Write 10 pairs of sentences (=20 sentences) that use have or has in the 1st sentence of the pair and a possessive adjective (my, your, his, her, its, our, their) in the 2nd sentence of the pair.

For example:

1.  I have four cats.  My cats are cute and friendly.
2.  You have some homework.  Your homework is not too difficult.
3.  My husband has a car.  His car is dark blue.
4.  My stepdaughter has a job.  Her job is at a bar.

5.  My mother has a lemon tree Its fruit is juicy and sour.

6.  My neighbors have a daughter.  Their daughter is two years old.

7.  My husband and I have a grapefruit tree.  Our tree isn't very tall.

8.-10. etc.

 

Week 6 

Wed. 2/20

No class on Monday, February 18.  The college is closed for the Presidents' Day holiday.
In class on Wednesday, February 20, we will:

1.  Finish Chapter 2 - possessive adjectives, demonstratives, questions with what and who + Be verb forms

Homework due Monday, February 25:
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 13-23 on pages 17-23.

 

Week 5 

Mon. 2/11

&

Wed. 2/13

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

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

3.  Practice a new verb - to have

No class on Monday, February 18.  The college is closed for the Presidents' Day holiday.

 

Homework due Wednesday, February 20:
1.   In the textbook, finish Exercise 19  on page 37 .

2.   In the workbook, do Practice 9-12 on pages 16-17.
3.   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

 

Homework due Wednesday, February 13:

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 

 

Week 4 

Mon. 2/4 

&

Wed. 2/6

1.  Finish Chapter 1 in the textbook - uses of the Be verb
      pictures for review

2.  Take the test on Chapter 1.

Homework due Wednesday, February 6:

 

1.  Study for the TEST on Chapter 1.  Click here for the study guide.  The test is on Wednesday, February 6.

 

2In the workbook, make sure you have finished all the Practice activities for Chapter 1 (pages 1-11)

 

Week 3

 

Mon. 1/28 

&

Wed. 1/30

1.  Continue Chapter 1 in the textbook - adjectives with be & prepositions of place
 *Some students wanted more information about prepositions with time and place.  Click on the links below:
Worksheet 1 prepositions of time
Worksheet 2 prepositions of time
Worksheet 3 prepositions of time
Worksheet  prepositions of place
Here are some web-based quizzes & information:
Preposition Summary with Explanation & Quiz Links - http://www.grammar-quizzes.com/prepsum.html

Explanation of using "in" Prepositions #4  vs. using "on" Prepositions #5

Prepositions of time Exercise 9

Prepositions of time Exercise 10
In, At, or On?

http://www.eslgold.com/grammar/in_on_at.html

http://a4esl.org/q/j/ni/fb-prepositions.html

http://www.learnenglishfeelgood.com/prepositions-at-on-in1.html

http://www.learnenglishfeelgood.com/prepositions-at-on-in3.html

http://www.learnenglishfeelgood.com/prepositions-of-time4.html
http://www.learnenglishfeelgood.com/prepositions-at-on-in4.html

http://eslus.com/LESSONS/GRAMMAR/POS/pos7.htm

http://www.usingenglish.com/quizzes/64.html

http://www.tolearnenglish.com/exercises/exercise-english-2/exercise-english-2793.php

 

Homework due Monday, February 4:

1.  Study for the TEST on Chapter 1.  Click here for the study guide.

2In the workbook, do Practice 22-25  on pages 10-11.
 

Homework due Wednesday, January 30:
1.   In the workbook, do Practice 19-21  on pages 8-9.
2.  Watch 1 last video for Chapter 1:

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

 

Week 2

Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday 

&

Wed. 1/23

 

There is no class on Monday, January 21.  The college is closed for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

In class on Wednesday, January 24:
1.  Continue Chapter 1 in the textbook - negative forms of be
*For more advanced students:
practice with spelling of plural nouns & irregular plural forms -  http://www.usingenglish.com/quizzes/71.html  & http://www.grammar-quizzes.com/agree1b.html  http://www.quia.com/quiz/1465567.html  http://www.quia.com/rr/239165.html
info & quiz on count & noncount nouns http://www.eflnet.com/tutorials/countnoncount.php

http://www.learnamericanenglishonline.com/Blue%20Level/B19%20Count%20and%20Noncount%20Nouns.html
 http://wps.ablongman.com/long_faigley_penguinhb_1/7/1979/506659.cw/index.html
 

Homework due Monday, January 28:
1.  In the textbook,  finish Exercise 15 and Exercise 16 on pages 10-11.

2.  In the workbook, do Practice 13-18  on pages 6-8
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 

 

Week 1

Mon. 1/14 

&

Wed. 1/16

 

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

There is no class on Monday, January 21.  The college is closed for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

Homework due Wednesday, January 23:
1.  In the textbook, do listening Exercise 2 on page 2, Ex. 8 page 6, Ex. 13 p. 8, and Ex. 14 p. 8.

2.  In the workbook, do Practice 8-12 on pages 4-5.
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

For homework due Wednesday 1/16
:

1.  Buy the textbook and workbook "Basic English Grammar"
2.  In the workbook, do Practice 1-7 on pages 1-3.
3.  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

 

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 5:45-7:00PM  class


Your Instructor:  Diane Stonebrink

Office Location: Ocotillo Hall 151

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