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

   Spring Evening 2009

Final Exam Week: May 11 - 14

 

 

 

The final exam  for Listening & Speaking II will be on Tuesday, May 12, starting at 7:15 pm.  There is no class meeting on Thursday, May 14.  You will finish the class on May 12.
 

The final will have questions from each of the 13 chapters in your textbook.  Study the conversations in each of the chapters.  For most of the questions, you will hear the teacher ask a question, and you will see a choice of responses.  You will need to circle the choice that is logical and grammatically correct.  For some of the questions, you will need to write your own response (e.g., What foods do you like?  What did you do last weekend?  What are you going to do this summer? etc.).

Have fun preparing!
 

 

Week 15

Tues. 4/28-Thurs. 4/30

In class on Tuesday, students will:
1.  Discuss the differences between have to, must, don't have to, and mustn't.


 

 

Week 14

Tues. 4/21-Thurs. 4/23

In class on Tuesday, students will:
1.  Continue Unit 10

For homework due Thursday, 4/23,  students need to:
1.  Complete the handout to review Units 9-10
2.  Study for the test on Units 7, 8, 9, & 10.  Click here for the study guide.

In class on Thursday, students will:
Take the test on Units 7-10.
 

Video for Vu:  http://clip.vn/watch/,?pl_id=5378

 

Week 13

Tues. 4/14-Thurs. 4/16


Homework for Tuesday, 4/21:  Enter the Voice Board  on the right (or click here for the same) where you will share your story about your funny or bad experience.
 

Don't type anything in the Screen Name box.


In the Login and Password boxes, type the same email and password you have been using to do your other Wimba voice assignments.

 

 

Tuesday:  Click here for a Powerpoint to practice in class with a partner.

 

Week 12

Tues. 4/7-Thurs. 4/9


In class students will:
1.  Finish Unit 8 on using if-clauses with the future.
2.  Start Unit 9 on using simple past and past progressive to describe accidents and other problems.

For homework due Thursday, 4/9,  students need to:
1.  Complete the handout on comparative adverbs.

For homework due Thursday,  4/16, 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 Thursday and did not get the handouts, click here  and here to download them.

Week 11

Tues. 3/31-Thurs. 4/2


 
In class on Tuesday, students will:
1.  Start Unit 8 on speaking with adverbs and think quickly to use adverbs appropriately in a game.

For homework due Thursday, students need to:
1.
Complete the 3-page handout to practice giving directions from Unit 7 and adverb forms from Unit 8
2.  Study the handout on adverb/adjective forms
If you were absent and did not get the handout, click here.
3Do the Wimba speaking assignment for Unit 7 - Recommendations http://maricopa.horizonwimba.com/maricopa/login

In class on Thursday, students will:
1.  Continue Unit 8 - speaking with comparative adverbs and if-clauses
There is no new homework for Tues., 4/7.

Week 10
Thurs. 3/26

 

In class, students will:
1.  Review using comparative and superlative forms by recommending places to visit, eat at, or shop at in your hometown or another city you know well.  Show the location of this place to your conversation partner by using maps.google.com (see map below at right).

For homework
, students need to:
1.  If you haven't done the  speaking assignment for Units 5-6 Comparisons on the computer yet, please finish it, and then do the next speaking assignment - Unit 7 Recommendations:  http://maricopa.horizonwimba.com/maricopa/login
2.  Complete the handout to practice giving directions and using adverbs
Tues. 3/24  

 

Welcome back from Spring Break!

In class, students will
1.  Start Unit 7 - Giving Directions

For homework : 
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).  You'll use this information in a speaking activity on Thursday evening.


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Week 8

Thurs. 3/12

In class, students will:
1.  Take the test for Units 4, 5, & 6

For homework, students need to:
1.  Do Speaking Assignment 4 - Wimba (computer) Units 5-6 Comparisons http://maricopa.horizonwimba.com/maricopa/login

Tues. 3/10

In class, students will:
1.  Continue Unit 6

For homework, students need to:
1.  Study for Test #2 on Units 4, 5, & 6
If you were absent and did not get the study guide, click here.

2.  Do Speaking Assignment 4 - Wimba (computer) Units 5-6 Comparisons http://maricopa.horizonwimba.com/maricopa/login

Week 7
Thurs. 3/5



 
In class, students will:
1.  Work in groups to make decisions on how to plan a family's budget.
2.  Start Unit 6 on superlatives.

For homework due Tues. 3/10
, students need to:
1.  Complete the 2-sided handout to practice comparatives from Unit 5 & superlatives from Unit 6

Important Note:  The syllabus says there is a test on Tuesday, but the test will be on Thursday, 3/12, instead.  Please start preparing by reviewing conversations in Units 4-5 and the conversations we have done in Unit 6 up to now.

Tues. 3/3

 

 

In class, students will:
1.  Use card prompts to compare a variety of things.
2.  Continue Unit 5 on speaking with comparative forms

For homework, 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)
If you were absent from class Tuesday night and did not get the handout, click here to download it.

2.  Read through the handout "How Will We Plan Our Family's Budget?" and write down your decisions.  You'll share your opinions with classmates on Thursday night and come to a group agreement.

Week 6

Thurs. 2/26

In class, students will:
1.  Start Unit 5
For homework due Tues. 3/3, students need to:

1. Study the vocabulary on pages 48- 49

2.  Complete the two-sided handout to practice comparative adjective forms.

Tues. 2/24

In class, students will:
1.  Continue Unit 4
For homework
, students need to:

1
. For Tues. 3/3 - Do Speaking Assignment 3
- Wimba (computer) Unit 4 Will & Might
http://maricopa.horizonwimba.com/maricopa/login

 

Week 5

Thurs. 2/19







 
In class, students will:
1.  Begin Unit 4 - Future with Will and Might

For homework
, students need to:
1.  Make sure you have done the past 2 listening and speaking assignments on the computer.  There will be a new one next week.
2.  Complete the written homework on the handouts passed out in class Thursday evening.

Extra Listening Practice:
Adriana's Weekend Plans
My Son's Future
Thailand Vacation Plans
Summer Travel Plans

Brian's Future Plans

 

Tues. 2/17








 
In class, students will:
1.  Take Test 1 on Units 1-3 (pages 2-26).

For homework
, students need to:
1.  If you haven't done the 2nd speaking assignment on the computer yet (Unit 1 Past & Future Review), please do it:  http://maricopa.horizonwimba.com/maricopa/login

Week 4

Thurs. 2/12

 

 

 

In class, students will:
1.  Finish Unit 1 in the textbook - talking about future & past gift-giving  (pp. 6-7) and other activities.
2.  Practice past & future tenses with a card game!

For homework due Tues. 2/17:
1.  Do Computer Assignment 2 Wimba Speaking Assessment Unit 1 Future & Past Review on the web: 
http://maricopa.horizonwimba.com/maricopa/login

2.  Study for Test 1 on information from pages 2-26 in the textbook.  Click here for the study guide if you were absent from class and didn't get it on Thursday evening.  The test will be on Tuesday, 2/17.


Tues. 2/10

In class, students will:
1.  Continue Unit 1 in the textbook - talking about future & past (pp. 4-5) activities.

For homework due Thurs. 2/12:
1.  Finish the 4th page (What Do They Like to Do-Day After Day) of the 4-page Written Homework #3 assignment.
2.  Extra/Optional Listening Practice - stories about gift-giving: 
     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
Thurs. 2/5

In class, students will:
1.  Begin Unit 1 in the textbook - talking about what people like to do (p.2) and talking about present & past activities (p. 3)

For homework due Tues. 2/10:
1. 
 Study the information on the handouts "Infinitive or Participle?" and "Idioms with Go" 
 

2. Do the first 3 pages (What Do They Like to Do-Day After Day) of the 4-page Written Homework #3 assignment (the completed 4 pages will be due Thursday 2/12, not Tuesday 2/10)

Tues. 2/3

In class, students will:
1.  Practice using the Wimba Voice Tools computer program to finish Computer Assignment 1 Wimba Speaking Assessment Units 2-3 Talking about Food on the web.
 

To go to the Wimba Voice Tools program: click on http://maricopa.horizonwimba.com/maricopa/login

If you were absent from class and did not get the handout with instructions on how to do Wimba Oral Assessments, click here to download the Word document.

For homework, students need to do:
1
Computer Assignment 3 Listening Sarah & Ebony's Likes and Dislikes
  
  Click here
to listen to Sarah.
     Click here
to listen to Ebony.
     Click here and here if you were absent from class Tuesday night and didn't get the handouts.
 

2.  Study the information on the handouts "Infinitive or Participle?" and "Idioms with Go"
 

Week 2

Thurs. 1/29

In class, students will:
1.  Finish Unit 3
2.  Learn how to use the Wimba Voice Tools computer program to do oral assessments (speaking practice) on the web.

Speaking Practice - Wimba Voice Tools Link:  http://maricopa.horizonwimba.com/maricopa/login

If you were absent from class and did not get the handout with instructions on how to do Wimba Oral Assessments, click here to download the Word document.

For homework, students need to finish:
1
Computer Assignment 1  - http://maricopa.horizonwimba.com/maricopa/login - ESL021 Units 2-3 Talking about Food
2. 
Computer Assignment 2 Picnic Preparations & Favorite Foods - 10 pts:
     A.   http://elllo.org/august/steve/spizza.htm
     B.   http://elllo.org/mar/marika/mbread.htm

 
   
C.   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.
3 Written homework 2 - handout (pages 18 and 24).

Tues. 1/27

In class, students will:

In class, students will:
1.  Finish Unit 2 in the textbook - talking about food
2.  Do Unit 3 in the textbook - talking about food containers & shopping
3.  Learn how to use computers for listening practice:
     Snack time!  http://www.esl-lab.com/snack/snackrd1.htm
     What's in John's fridge?  http://www.elllo.org/august/john/jfridge.htm

For homework, students will:

1.  Do Computer Assignment 2 Picnic Preparations & Favorite Foods - 10 pts:
     A.   http://elllo.org/august/steve/spizza.htm
     B.   http://elllo.org/mar/marika/mbread.htm

 
   
C.   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.

 

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

Week 1

Thurs. 1/22

In class, students will:

In class, students will:
1.  Ask and answer the questions on the handout, "Do You Like....?"
2.  Do Unit 2 in the textbook - talking about food

For homework, students will:

1. Complete Written Homework 1 - handouts to practice vocabulary & grammar from Unit 2

 

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

 

Tues. 1/20

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 Thursday night.

 

 


Your Instructor:  Diane Stonebrink

Office Location: Estrella Hall, 126E (in the Information Commons)

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

 

Click here to watch a four-minute movie that shows how to walk from your classroom in Ocotillo Hall to Diane's office in Estrella Hall. 

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

Click here to download Course Syllabus

Click here to watch an eight-minute movie about some of the Student Support Services at EMCC.