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

   Fall Evening 2010 - Mondays & Wednesdays 5:40-7:00PM

 

3 Great Websites for Extra Beginning to Advanced Listening Practice:
Real English Videos & Exercises http://real-english.com/new-lessons.asp
Randall's ESL Cyber Listening Lab - Audio & Exercises - http://www.esl-lab.com/
Elllo English Language Listening Lab Online - Audio, Video, & Exercises - http://elllo.org/

Links for extra practice:  Click here!

 

 

Week 15

Mon. 12/07-Wed. 12/09

In class this week, students will:
1.  Review using forms of be able to to (Unit 10) to talk about past and future abilities
2.  Practice parts of Units 11 and 13
 

 

Week 14

Mon. 11/29- Wed. 12/1


In class students will:
1.  Take a test on Monday and then start Unit 10.

For homework due next week, students need to:
 Listen to 2 stories and fill in missing words on a handout.
     1.  CLICK HERE to listen to the conversation, "First Car Drive Alone" (http://www2.estrellamountain.edu/faculty/stonebrink/Esl021/FirstCarDrive007-17.mp3
)

     2CLICK HERE to listen to the conversation, "A Visitor in the Night"
(http://www2.estrellamountain.edu/faculty/stonebrink/Esl021/VisitorinNight006-16.mp3
)
If you were absent from class Wednesday and did not get the handouts, click here  and here to download them.
    3.  Compete the handout for Unit 10.

Week 13

Mon. 11/22- Wed. 11/24


 

Happy Thanksgiving!

Just a reminder - the test on Chapters 7, 8, and 9 will be waiting for you on Monday, 11/29Click here for the study guide.

In class students will:
1.  Continue Unit 9 on using simple past and past progressive to describe accidents and other problems.

Click here for a Powerpoint pair activity to do in class Monday. 

Click here for a Chapter 8 review of adverbs game for Wednesday.
 

Week 12

Mon. 11/15 - Wed. 11/17

In class, students will:
1.  Finish Unit 8 and start Unit 9

For homework:
1.  For Wednesday, please complete the 2-sided handout to practice If-clauses from Unit 8.

 

Week 11

Mon. 11/8 - Wed, 11/10

In class on Wednesday,  students will:
1.  Start Unit 8 - Describing Actions with Adverbs; Using If-Clauses

In class on Monday,  students will:
1.  Start Unit 7 - Directions & Recommendations
2.  Find some businesses & stores near EMCC.   Click here to use mapquest.com to search for places to shop or eat near EMCC and give directions to them, or use maps.google.com (see map at right). 


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Week 10

Mon. 11/1 - Wed. 11/3

In class, students will:
1.  Do the oral assessment (test 2) on Units 4-6
2.  Record explanations for the decisions for the group discussion activity "Planning a Family Budget":    Click here to record.
3.  Watch the video about a Texan hometown at http://elllo.org/video/1001/V1011-Howhomediffers.htm and answer these 2 questions:
     1- What is the area around the town like - flat, hilly, dry, green, ???    2- What country's immigrants came to that town long ago?
4.  Listen to the recording about mp3 players and ipods, then answer the 2 questions on the webpage:  http://www.esl-lab.com/tips/ipod.htm

 

Week 9

Mon. 10/25 - Wed. 10/27

In class, students will:
1.  Finish Unit 6
2.  Do the group discussion activity "Planning a Family Budget"
 

Week 8

Mon. 10/18 - Wed. 10/20

In class, students will:
1.  Continue Unit 5 - comparisons with as...as

2.  Start Unit 6 - superlatives

   For homework due Wed. 10/20, students need to:

  1.  Complete the 2-sided handout (Should I?  as...as)

  2.  Think about 2 different places you have lived.  How are they different?  How are they the same?  Write a few sentences to compare the two places.  You will share this information with classmates in class.  Look at page 47 in your book for help.

   For homework due Mon. 10/25, students need to:
1.  Listen to a conversation in which two people discuss which type of computer is better, a laptop or a desktop, and fill in the missing words on a handout CLICK HERE to listen to the conversation, "Laptop or Desktop Computer?  (
http://www.elllo.org/yeartwo/marion/computer32.mp3)

Week 7

Mon. 10/11 - Wed. 10/13

In class, students will:
1.  Finish Unit 4 - conversations with "might"
2.  Start Unit 5 - comparisons
     For homework due Wed. 10/13, students need to:
    
1. Study the vocabulary on pages 48- 49
     2.  Study the two-page handout about base, comparative, & superlative adjective and adverb forms.

 
For homework due Mon. 10/18, students need to:
1. Complete the 2-sided handout to practice comparatives.  Look at pages 39-41 and 48 in the textbook for help.
 

Week 6

Mon. 10/4 - Wed. 10/6






 
In class, students will:
1.   Review past tense pronunciation & questions
2.  Start Unit 4 - Future with will
 

Week 5

Mon. 9/27 - Wed. 9/29


In class on Wednesday, students will have their test on Chapters 1-3, pages 2-26 of the textbook. 

In class on Monday, we'll practice speaking about gift-giving and past and future actions.

 In class Computer Assignment on Wed. 9/29 Picnic Preparations & Favorite Foods
Talking about Pizza - http://elllo.org/august/steve/spizza.htm
Talking about Bread - http://elllo.org/mar/marika/mbread.htm

Let's Have a Picnic! -  http://www.esl-lab.com/picnic/picrd1.htm 
If you were absent and did not get the assignment handout, click here to download the Word document.

Anna's Valentine's Gift to her Husband - http://www.elllo.org/july/anna/agift.htm
John's Valentine's Gift from his Wife - http://www.elllo.org/august/john/jfrog.htm

Adriana's Weekend Plans
My Son's Future
Thailand Vacation Plans
Summer Travel Plans

Brian's Future Plans

Week 4

Wed. 9/22

 

 

 

 

In class, students will:
1.  Continue Unit 1 past & future tenses
2.  Discuss past tense verb pronunciation.
3.  Discuss gift-giving customs in various countries.

For homework due Mon. 9/27:
1.  Complete the handout (pages 3 & 6).

Mon. 9/20

In class, students will:


  

 

1.  Finish Chapter 3

2. Practice conversations in Chapter 1 on pages 4-5 in the textbook.

3.  Play a card game to practice future and past tenses

For homework, students need to:
1.  Complete the handout (pages 3 & 6).

Optional:  Extra Listening Practice
Talking about Pizza -
http://elllo.org/august/steve/spizza.htm
Talking about Bread - http://elllo.org/mar/marika/mbread.htm

Let's Have a Picnic! -  http://www.esl-lab.com/picnic/picrd1.htm 
Anna's Valentine's Gift to her Husband - http://www.elllo.org/july/anna/agift.htm
John's Valentine's Gift from his Wife - http://www.elllo.org/august/john/jfrog.htm

Week 3

Wed. 9/15

 

In class, students will:
1.  Survey classmates about their eating habits:
What do you usually eat for breakfast?  lunch?  dinner?  dessert?  snacks?
What beverages do you like to drink?  When?  Why?
What foods or beverages do you never eat or drink?  Why?
How often do you eat out?  Where do you go?  Why?
Have your eating habits changed since you moved to Arizona?  How?
How is the food in the U.S. different from your native country?  What about restaurants?
Do you eat any specific foods for holidays, weddings, birthdays, or other special occasions?
2.  Do a chant with would you like, how much, how many
For homework, students need to:
1.  Complete the handout (pages 18 & 24).

Mon. 9/13

In class, students will:


1.  Continue Unit 2 in the textbook - talking about food

2.  Start Unit 3 in the textbook - talking about food containers & shopping
 

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

1. Do Homework Assignment 3 - complete the 2-page handout Diane gave you in class on Thurs. 2/4.  Look at pages 14-21 and 26 in the textbook to help you.

 

2. Optional  listening practice about food - click here for a list of many conversations to listen to.

Week 2

Wed.9/8

In class, students will:


 
1. Review using the verb like in the chants She Likes To Ride, I Don't Like To Rush, & He Doesn't Like To

2.  Talk about food likes & dislikes

3.  Start Chapter 2

For homework due Mon. 9/13:

1.  Listening Assignment 1 - Ebony's and Ann's Likes & Dislikes (25 points) -  Listen to two women talking about things they like and don't like:
Click here to listen to the mp3 file of Ebony talking, and
click here to listen
to the mp3 file of Ann. 
While you listen, write in the missing words
on the handout Diane gave you in class on Tuesday night. 
If you were absent and did not get the assignment handout, click here and here to download the Word documents.

Extra Practice:
Listening about food - click here for a list of many conversations to listen to.
Review "like to do" and "like doing" - http://real-english.com/reo/29/29-1.htm and http://real-english.com/reo/29/29-1.htm

Week 1

Wed. 9/1
In class, students will:


 
1. Practice conversations on page 2 in the textbook
2.  Discuss using the infinitive or gerund forms following the verb like.
3.  Ask/answer questions from the "Do You Like...? handouts.

For homework due Tues. 9/7, students will:

1.   For review, watch the 2-minute video grammar explanation (like+to & like +-ing) http://www.manythings.org/b/e/4249 and study the information on the handout "Infinitive or Participle?
2.  Study the chants "I Don't Like to Rush" and "He Doesn't like to Watch TV"
3.  Complete Assignment 1 - handout p. 4 AND write 4 sentences about things you like to do, 4 sentences about things you don't like, 4 sentences about things a family member likes to do, and 4 sentences about what a family member doesn't like.  Write these 16 sentences on a separate piece of paper to give to Diane on Tuesday 9/7.

Extra Practice - Listen to and do comprehension exercises online (you don't need to print any of these out.  They're just for extra listening practice):
Tell me about yourself - http://www.esl-lab.com/selfintro/selfintrord1.htm
Nice to Meet You -  http://www.esl-lab.com/childintro/childintrord1.htm
Where are you from? - http://www.esl-lab.com/intro2/intro2.htm
Introductions - http://www.elllo.org/apu/Mixer/17-Introductions.html
Meet the Family - http://www.elllo.org/english/0601/613-Shuan-Family.html
Tim's Dream Job -
http://www.elllo.org/english/0701/Q749-Tim-DreamJob.html
Soulmates - http://www.elllo.org/english/0601/T622-Lucinda-Beau.htm
DVD Movie Rentals - http://www.esl-lab.com/like1/lkscrt1.htm

 

Mon. 8/30

In class, students will:

1.  Discuss information on the course syllabus.

2.  Get to know each other by completing a "Getting to Know You" conversation questionnaire (click here). 
 

For homework, students will:

1. Buy the textbook "Side by Side 2"

2. Look up unfamiliar vocabulary from the handout, "Do You Like...?" in a dictionary to prepare for speaking Wednesday night.

 

Course Textbook - Side by Side 2 by Steven Molinsky & Bill Bliss

Click here to download Course Syllabus

 

Your Instructor:  Diane Stonebrink
Office Location: Ocotillo Hall, office OCT151
Telephone: 623-935-8584
Email: diane.stonebrink@estrellamountain.edu