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

 

   Fall 2012 Monday & Wednesday Evening 7:15-8:30 PM

 

Click Here for Textbook Video Explanations & Extra Practice 

 

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 - Wed. 12/5

 

In class on Wednesday, December 5:

1.  Continue Unit 16 - Using "one of the" + superlative + plural noun

 

2.  Do a final review game.
 

For homework due Monday, 12/10

1.  In the workbook, do Practice 14-16 on pages 255-257.

2.  Study for the final exam!  It will be on Monday, December 10, from 7:00-8:50 p.m.

     Click here for the study guide.

 

In class on Monday, December 3:

1.  Continue Unit 16 - Comparisons
 card speaking activity

 

For homework due Wed. 12/5

1.  Watch a video:    Page 469 Chart 16-5 Using One Of + Superlative + Plural Noun   http://youtu.be/8AlyMd8P0Hs


2.  In the textbook, do pages 465-468.

 

3.  Last graded homework assignment:  on a separate piece of paper, write 10 sentences to compare 3 things (for example, 3 cities, 3 animals, 3 cars, 3 stores, 3 restaurants.....).  Use a comparative or superlative adjective in each sentence.

 

Week 15  Mon. 11/26 - Wed. 11/28

 

In class on Wednesday, November 28:

1.  Continue Unit 16 - Comparisons

 

For homework due Wed. 11/28

1.  Watch a video: Page 461 Chart 16-4 The Superlative:  Using -est and Most  http://youtu.be/I_i0KtoBO_Y

2.  In the workbook, do Practice 8-13 on pages 250-254.

 

In class on Monday, November 26:

1.  Start Unit 16 - Comparisons

For homework due Wed. 11/28

1.  Watch videos:
Page 449 Chart 16-1 Using The Same As, Similar To & Different From http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMvRvbcDoog&feature=share&list=ULpMvRvbcDoog

Page 452 Chart 16-2 Using Like & Alike  http://youtu.be/MgfhU6zzpKM   
Page 454 Chart 16-3 The Comparative:  Using -er and More
  http://youtu.be/I8SWVXLQ9LY 
2.  In the workbook, do Practice 1-7 on pages 246-249.


Week 14
 Mon. 11/19 - Wed. 11/21

 

In class on Monday, November 19:
1. Take the test on Chapters 12 and 13.
 

Yes, the college is open on Wednesday,  11/21, and we have class. 

 

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 Chapter 13 - Modal Verbs Part 2 - Using should, must, have to
 

For homework due Mon. 11/19
1.  In the workbook, do Practice 5-12 on pages 201-205.
 

2.  Study for the test on Chapters 12 and 13.  It will be on Monday, November 19 Click here for the study guide.

 

Week 12  Mon. 11/5 - Wed. 11/7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 In class Wednesday, November 7,

1.  Review very & too in Chapter 12
2.  Start Chapter 13 - more modal verbs!

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

 

For homework due Wed. 11/14
1.  In the workbook, do Practice 1-4 on pages 199-201 for Chapter 13.
2.  Watch videos:
Page 379 Chart 13-1 Using Should - http://youtu.be/0s_wqD30Dhw
 

Page 383 Chart 13-2 Using Have To / Has To  - http://youtu.be/O--pnFtsbkU

Page 387 Chart 13-3 Using Musthttp://youtu.be/DlQwfaZyYoA  

3.  On a separate piece of paper, write 15 sentences using:
can                       can't                              could                   couldn't
am able to           was able to                   will be able to
know how to        don't know how to        knew how to       didn't know how to
should                  shouldn't                       have to                 had to

For example:
I can speak English.
I can't speak Chinese.
I could read without glasses two years ago.
I couldn't drive when I was 13 years old.
I am able to drive now.

 

In class on Monday, November 5, students will:

1.  Continue Chapter 12 - Modal Verbs (using know how to, could, be able to)
 

For homework due Wed. 11/7
1.  In the workbook, do Practice 12-20 on pages 189-193.
 

2.  Watch these videos: 
Page 365 Chart 12-6 Using Be Able To   http://youtu.be/Pbu8cgKxNO4   

Page 368 Chart 12-7 Using Very & Too + Adjective   http://youtu.be/_aSlQptU8OU  

Page 373 Chart 12-8 Using Two, Too, & To   http://youtu.be/ckNHkT7jUyc  

Page 374 Chart 12-9 Prepositions At & In for Place   http://youtu.be/2rW39_GNbh8

 

Week 11  Mon.10/29

 

Attention:  The college will have classes on Wednesday, October 31.  However, Diane's ESL020 class is cancelled for that evening.  Attend your other classes as usual, but do not come to Diane's 7:15-8:30 pm ESL020 class on 10/31. 

 

In class on Monday, October 29:

 

1.  Continue Chapter 12 Modals Part I 

     Can an elephant swim? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpD40ewOyC4

 

For homework due Monday, November 5:
 

1.  In the textbook, use the cd to do Listening Exercise 5 on page 356.
 

2.  In the workbook, do Practice 6-11  on pages 185-189.
 

3.  Watch these videos: 
Page 360 Chart 12-4 Using Know How To  http://youtu.be/Njg_Z_zKnZs  
Page 362 Chart 12-5 Using Could as a Past of Can
 
http://youtu.be/npauQM8UWlo 

 

Week 10  Mon.10/22 - Wed. 10/24

 

 

 

Attention:  The college will have classes on Wednesday, October 31.  However, Diane's ESL020 class is cancelled for that evening.  Attend your other classes as usual, but do not come to Diane's 7:15-8:30 pm ESL020 class on 10/31. 

 

In class on Wednesday, October 24:

1.  Practice using what + do in different tenses (Chapter 11 pages 342-347)

2.  Start Chapter 12 Modals Part 1 (Can)
 

For homework due Mon. 10/29
1.  In the workbook, do Practice 18-20 on pages 180-182 and Practice 1-5 pages 183-185

2.  Watch these videos: 
Page 354 Chart 12-1 Using Can http://youtu.be/KkQozCGiIaQ
Page 356 Chart 12-2 Pronunciation of Can & Can't  http://youtu.be/7zyskSifXFY  
Page 357 Chart 12-3 Using Can in Questions
  http://youtu.be/O8E1mSsz5CI


 

In class on Monday, October 22:

1.  Discuss time clauses in Chapter 11
 

For homework due Wed. 10/24
1.  In the textbook, finish Exercise 21 on pages 340-341.

2.  In the workbook, do Practice 8-17 on pages 174-180.

Watch these videos: 
Page 334 Chart 11-3 Future Time Clauses & Before, After, When  http://youtu.be/SAPCyYDGEvg
Page 336 Chart 11-4 Clauses with If 
http://youtu.be/davwdwibTBI  

Page 339 Chart 11-5 Habitual Present with Time & If - Clauses  http://youtu.be/ETzGaaN5Nr8  

 

Week 9  Mon.10/15 - Wed, 10/17

In class on Monday, October 15, students will:

1.  Practice expressing future with may, might, maybe+will

For homework due Wednesday,  10/17:
1.  In the workbook, do Practice 3 on page 172
2.  Prepare for Test #2 on Chapter 10 and the 1st part of Chapter 11:

Click here for the study guide.

 

For homework due Monday,  10/22:

Graded homework - Write a paragraph of 9-10 sentences about what you are going to do in the next few days.   Include at least one use of each of the following:  will, might, may, am going to,  & maybe.

This assignment is worth 20 points.

 

Week 8  Mon.10/8 - Wed. 10/10

In class Wednesday:
1.  Practice using will  to express past & future

2.  Discuss

 

For homework due Monday 10/15:

1.  Study Charts 10-8 textbook page 316 and Chart 10-9 textbook page 318.

2.  Do Practice 24-31 pages 165-170 in the workbook.

3.  Do Practice 1-2 page 171 in the workbook.

4.  Watch 2 videos:

Page 325 Chart 11-1 May/Might vs. Will  http://youtu.be/TahF6pAvFiI
Page 327 Chart 11-2 Maybe vs. May Be  http://youtu.be/6pJSWXOHNvE  

 

The next test will be Wednesday, October 17, on future be going to, time expressions, tense review, will, may, & maybe +will (textbook pages 294-333 and workbook pages 152-173.

 

In class Monday:
1.  Practice using time expressions and will  to express past & future

For homework due Wednesday 10/9:
1.  In the textbook,  do Exercise 26 page 311 and Exercise 29 pages 313-314.

2.  In the workbook, do Practice 17-23 pages 161-164.
3.  Watch two videos: 
Page 310 Chart 10-6 Future Time:  Using Will   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PM1acaHWG7M

Page 312 Chart 10-7 Asking Questions with Will   http://youtu.be/MgEcGiXE8dQ  

 
Week 7
 Mon.10/1
- Wed. 10/3

In class Wednesday, 10/3:

 

1. Continue Chapter 10 - The Future

 

For homework due Mon. 10/8:

1.  In the workbook, do Practice 9- 16 on pages 157-160.

2. In the textbook, do Exercise 12-15 & 17 (use the book cd for Ex. 15) on pages 302-305.

 

In class Monday, 10/1:

 

1. Continue Chapter 10 - The Future

 

For homework due Wed. 10/3:

1.  In the workbook, do Practice 7- 8 on pages 155-156.

2.  On a separate piece of paper, write a story of 8-10 sentences using simple past and past progressive verb tenses.  See the handout for an example.

 

Week 6  Wed. 9/26

In class Wednesday, 9/26:

 

1.  Start Chapter 10 - The Future

 

For homework due Mon. 10/1:

1.  Watch 3 videos:
Page 294 Chart 10-1 Using Be Going To - http://youtu.be/CRY30ABpxso 
Page 299 Chart 10-2 Using Present Progressive to Express Future Time - http://youtu.be/qu12Qrwhc8A 
Page 301 Chart 10-3 Words Used for Past & Future Time-
http://youtu.be/t_pB62iAZiQ 

2.  In the workbook, do Practice 1- 6 on pages 152-155.


 

Week 6  Mon. 9/24

In class Monday, 9/24:

 

That's right, it's test time tonight!  Good luck!

No new homework for Wednesday - relax after the test.

 

 

Week 5  Wed. 9/19


While I was sleeping, a thief came into the house.

In class Wednesday, 9/19:
 

1.  Practice when + simple past and while + past progressive for actions.

2.  Review for the 1st test on Chapters 8 & 9.

For homework due Mon. 9/24:
 

1.  In the workbook, do Practice 24 through 33 on pages 143-151.
 
2.  Study for the Chapters 8 & 9 test.  It will be on Monday, September 24Click here for the study guide.

3.  Optional - Try some online exercises for Chapter 9:

Simple Past and Past Progressive Exercise

Simple Past vs. Past Progressive Explanations & Exercises http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/simpas-paspro

Simple Past & Past Progressive multiple choice quiz http://www.eslcafe.com/quiz/past1.html

Week 5  Mon. 9/17

In class Monday, 9/17, students will continue Chapter 9:

1.  Review time clauses with before and after

2.  Discuss the past progressive tense

 

For homework due Wed. 9/19:

1.  Watch 2 videos:
Page 282 Chart 9-11 While vs. When in Past Time Clauses
  http://youtu.be/EpUJ4B1r_7k  
Page 284 Chart 9-12 Simple Past vs. Past Progressive 
http://youtu.be/okfYjXGUu-g

 

Important Note:  The test for Chapters 8 and 9 will be on Monday, September 24.

We will finish talking about the past progressive on Wednesday, September 19.

Week 4  Wed. 9/12

 

 

 

 

In class:
1. Check Ex. 12 pages 261-262
2.  Discuss time clauses with before, after, when
3.  Discuss past progressive verb tense
For homework due Monday 9/17:
1.  In the workbook, do Practice 14- 23 on pages 137-143.
2.  Watch 3 videos: 
Page 276 Chart 9-8 When in Time Clauses http://youtu.be/67MWIzR4Zu0  
Page 278 Chart 9-9 Present Progressive & Past Progressive
http://youtu.be/pWnd4yKjwjk   
Page 281 Chart 9-10 Using While with the Past Progressive
  http://youtu.be/pWnd4yKjwjk 

Week 4  Mon. 9/10

 

In class:
1. Check Exercise 7 pages 257-258
2.  Discuss questions with who.
3.  Discuss before and after in time clauses
For homework due Wednesday 9/12:
1.  In the textbook, do Exercise 12 pages 261-262.
2.  In the workbook, do Practice 6-13 on pages 131-136.
3.  Watch 2 videos: 
Page 269 Chart 9-6 Irregular Verbs Group 7  http://youtu.be/_2s42lIdTRI  
Page 273 Chart 9-7 Before and After in Time Clauses
 
http://youtu.be/rjrzBQFc1Dc  

Week 3  Wed. 9/5

 

 

In class on Wednesday:

1.Check the answers for Exercises 35 p. 239-40, Ex. 40 p. 243-4, Ex. 43 245-6. 

2.  Work in Chapter 9 - Expressing Past Time Part 2

For homework due Monday 9/10:
1.  In the textbook, do Exercise 7 on pages 257-258.
2.  In the workbook, do Practice 5 on pages 130-131.  Check your answers in the back of the book.
3.  Review irregular verb groups 5 and 6 on the red card.
4.  Watch videos:
Page 260 Chart 9-3 Questions with Who   http://youtu.be/kDGiNQyzLxY  
Page 264 Chart 9-4 Irregular Verbs Group 5
   http://youtu.be/5jRbSZ11RiU  

Page 266 Chart 9-5 Irregular Verbs Group 6
  
http://youtu.be/YbBCXQLun9w   

Week 2  Wed. 8/29


 

 

In class Wednesday:

1.  Work in
Chapter 8 (Ex. 27 pp. 232-3; Ex. 29 234-5; Ex. 31 & 32 pp. 235-6; Ex. 36 p. 240)
2.  Start Chapter 9 page 252 - 255

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.


For homework due Wed. 9/5
1.  In the  textbook, do Exercises 35 p. 239-40, Ex. 40 p. 243-4, Ex. 43 245-6.  We'll check the answers in class next week.
2.  Listening Exercise 30 p. 235, Ex. 33 p. 23, and Ex. 4 page 255.  Check your answers in the back of the book.
2.  In the workbook, do Practice 1- 4 pages 128-130.  Check your answers in the back of the book.
3.  Memorize irregular verb groups 5 and 6 on the red card.
4.  Watch videos:
Page 252 Chart 9-1 Simple Past Using Where, When, What, What Time, & Why http://youtu.be/wK0g8ww8q3M
Page 257  Chart 9-2 Questions with What
 
http://youtu.be/uN3MnJrXuCg  
Page 260 Chart 9-3 Questions with Who  
http://youtu.be/kDGiNQyzLxY  
Page 264 Chart 9-4 Irregular Verbs Group 5
   http://youtu.be/5jRbSZ11RiU  

Page 266 Chart 9-5 Irregular Verbs Group 6
  
http://youtu.be/YbBCXQLun9w   

Week 2  Mon. 8/27

 

 

 

 

 

In class:
Chapter 8 - Simple Past Tense Negatives and Questions pages 231-246 in the textbook

Note:  Thanks to Elizabeth and the other students who told me about the problems with some of the video links!
I have put the new links in.  You can watch all the Chapter 8 videos now.  If you find any more problems, please tell me so that I can fix them.  Thanks again!

For homework due Wed. 8/29
1.  In the workbook, do Practice 31-39 pages 121-127.
2.  Graded Homework #1 - 
     On a separate piece of paper, write 10 sentences about yourself:
     3
of the sentences need to be in the simple present tense affirmative   example:  I play the piano.
     2
sentences in the simple present tense negative  example:  I don't have any children.
     3
sentences simple past tense affirmative  example:  I came to Arizona in 1997.

     2 sentences simple past tense negative   example:  I didn't study Spanish when I was young.
3.  Watch videos:
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

Week 1  Wed. 8/22

 

 

 

 

1. Chapter 8 - Simple Past Tense Irregular Verbs pages 227-8 textbook
2.  Simple present, present progressive, simple past verb review pp. 229-30
 

For homework due Mon. 8/27
1.  In the workbook, do Practice 18-30 pages 114-121.

2.  Memorize irregular verb groups 3 and 4 on the red cards.
For audio files of Diane saying the verbs click here for group 3 and click here for group 4.  Listen and repeat repeat repeat!
      For video files where you can see and hear the verbs,  click here for group 3 and click here for group 4.  Watch and repeat repeat repeat!


3.  Watch videos:

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
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

4.  If you have extra time and want to review information from the beginning of Chapter 8, watch videos:

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
Page 225 Chart 8-5  Past Time Words  
http://youtu.be/5MLwIYcHGKM

Mon. 8/20


 

 

 1.  Discuss information on the course syllabus.

 2.  Introduce ourselves to the class.

 3.  Review simple past.  Click here for regular verb examples and click here for irregular verb examples.

 4.  Get some study cards:  Irregular verbs Chapters 8 & 9 Groups 1-7 
                                              Past tense irregular verbs in phonetic (similar sounds) groups

For homework due Wednesday 8/22:

 1.  Buy the textbook and workbook "Basic English Grammar"
 

 2.  Memorize irregular verb groups 1 and 2 on the red cards. 
       For audio files of Diane saying the verbs click here for group 1 and click here for group 2.  Listen and repeat repeat repeat!
      For video files where you can see and hear the verbs,  click here for group 1 and click here for group 2.  Watch and repeat repeat repeat!
 

 

 

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 7:15-8:30 PM  class

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