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

   Spring 2015 Day - Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays 9:00-9:50 AM
 

 Click here for Side by Side 2 Videos used for ESL021
 

More Websites for Extra Listening Practice - Beginning to Advanced:
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/

 

 

Week 16

Mon. 5/4,

Wed. 5/6,

&

Fri. 5/8

In class this week:
1. Practice superlatives

2.  Chapter 13 - review

Homework for Fri. 5/8

1.  HW20 - Watch Video Segment 51 at http://www2.estrellamountain.edu/faculty/stonebrink/ESL021/ESL021B.htm and complete the 1st page  of the handout, and then watch Video Segment 52 and complete pages 2-4.


2.  Start studying for the Final ExamClick here for the study guide.
 

The final exam will be on Monday, May 11 from 9:00AM-10:50AM
Please remember to return your mp4 players!  Bring them to the last class this week.

 

 

Week 15

Mon. 4/27,

Wed. 4/29,

&

Fri. 5/1

In class this week:
1. Practice Chapter 6 - superlatives

Homework for Mon. 5/4

HW19 - Complete the first 3 pages of the handout to practice superlative adjective forms.

 

Homework for Fri. 5/1

HW18 -  Watch Video Segments 37 and 38  at http://www2.estrellamountain.edu/faculty/stonebrink/ESL021/ESL021A.htm and complete the handout.

 

Homework for Wed. 4/29

1.  Speaking Assignment #3 - Talking about Similarities and Differences between 3 Places, People, OR Things:

Think of three people you know OR three places (for example, three cities or three theaters or three restaurants or three houses etc.) OR three things (for example, three cars or three brands of yogurt or three types of phones etc.).  Use the video cameras to record yourself talking for 2 minutes about how these things are different (or similar).  Use comparative and superlative adjectives in your presentation.

 

Week 14

Mon. 4/20,

Wed. 4/22,

&

Fri. 4/24

In class this week:
1. Practice in Chapter 5 - comparatives
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xn676-fLq7I

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSaG8ih88HE

 

Homework for Mon. 4/27

1.  HW17 - Watch Video Segment 36 at http://www2.estrellamountain.edu/faculty/stonebrink/ESL021/ESL021A.htm and complete the handouts.

Homework for Fri. 4/24

1.  Watch Video Segment 35 at http://www2.estrellamountain.edu/faculty/stonebrink/ESL021/ESL021A.htm and complete the first two pages of the handout (HW15).

2.  HW16 - Review the grammar & vocabulary on page 48 and then complete the last two pages of the handout.

Homework for Wed. 4/22

1.  Study the vocabulary and conversations on pages 39-43 and grammar & vocabulary on page 48

 

 

Week 13

Mon. 4/13,

Wed. 4/15,

&

Fri. 4/17

In class this week:
1. Practice in Chapter 11 - more & less vs. fewer; must & has/have to; mustn't vs. don't have to

 

Homework for Fri. 4/17

1.  Graded Homework -  Watch the Segment 48 video and complete the handouts.

2.  Study for Test 4.  It will be on Friday, 4/17.  Please study the vocabulary and conversations on the following pages:

67, 93-102, and 108-114.   

Homework for Wed. 4/15

1.  No new homework for Wednesday.  Just review the conversations on pages 108-111

2.  Test 4 on can, could, be able to, must, has/have to, should will be on Friday, 4/ 17.

 

Week 12

Mon. 4/6,

Wed. 4/8,

&

Fri. 4/10

In class this week:
1. Continue Chapter 10

2.  Practice giving recommendations (Chapter 7 p. 67; handout for more practice)

Homework for Fri. 4/10

1.  Watch Video Segment 46 - Chapter 10 at http://www2.estrellamountain.edu/faculty/stonebrink/ESL021/ESL021b.htm and complete the 2-sided handout that Laura gives you in class on Wednesday.


Homework for Wed. 4/8

1.  Watch the last 3 minutes of Video Segment 45 - Chapter 10 at http://www2.estrellamountain.edu/faculty/stonebrink/ESL021/ESL021b.htm and complete the 2-sided handout.

 

Week 11

Mon. 3/30,

Wed. 4/1,

&

Fri. 4/3

In class this week:
1. Review Chapter 9 - talking about the past & accidents. 
Click here for a Powerpoint Partner practice exercise.
 

2.  Test on Chapters 8-9 (pages 76-78 and 83-92) on Wednesday, 4/1!

Click here for the study guide if you were absent Monday and didn't receive one in class.

Homework for Fri. 4/3

Students with video cameras:

Speaking assignment #2 - Something that happened to me

Record yourself telling a story about something that happened to you in the past.  It can be a funny OR scary OR happy OR embarrassing story - anything!  Use simple past and past progressive tense as appropriate.  Speak 2-3 minutes. 

Homework for Wed. 4/1

Review for the test

 

Week 10

Mon. 3/23,

Wed. 3/25,

&

Fri. 3/27

Welcome back from Spring Break!

In class this week:
1. Chapter 9 - talking about the past & accidents

2.  Chapter 10 - past ability

Homework for Mon. 3/30

1.  Watch Video Segment 44 - Chapter 9 at http://www2.estrellamountain.edu/faculty/stonebrink/ESL021/ESL021B.htm and complete the 3-sided handout you receive in class on Friday, 3/27.

2.  You'll get the video cameras to record your 2-3 minute stories about one happy, scary, funny, embarrassing, thing etc. that happened to you in the past (choose 1 story - 1 thing) next week, so take time this weekend to decide which story you'll tell on the video and practice telling it.
 

Homework for Fri. 3/27
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
)
     2.  CLICK 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.
 

Homework for Wed. 3/25

1. Video:  Watch Segment 43 - Chapter 9.  You can find this at http://www2.estrellamountain.edu/faculty/stonebrink/ESL021/ESL021B.htm and then

complete the 3-sided handout (Morning Edition) that you receive in class.

 

Week 8

Mon. 3/9,

Wed. 3/11,

&

Fri. 3/13

In class this week:
1. Using if, will, might to talk about future plans, superstitions, and give warnings/advice (Chapter 8)

2.  Chapter 9 - talking about the past & accidents

Next week, March 16-20, is Spring Break!  
No new homework is due for Monday, March 23. 
 

Homework for Wed. 3/11 & Fri. 3/13

1.  Read page 79 On Your Own - Superstitions.  Look up any vocabulary you don't understand.

2Write 2-3 superstitions you've heard of in your native country.

3.  Video:  Watch Segment 34 - Chapter 8.  You can find this at http://www2.estrellamountain.edu/faculty/stonebrink/ESL021/ESL021B.htm and then

complete the 4-sided handout (What's Happening? / I Really Can't Decide) that you receive in class.  You can hand this in on Wednesday OR Friday.

 

Week 7

Mon. 3/2,

Wed. 3/4,

&

Fri. 3/6

In class this week:
1. Finish Chapter 4

2. Test on Chapters 1 & 4 on Friday, March 6. 

Homework for Fri. 3/6

Study pages 4-7, 10, 29-35, and 38 for the test on Chapters 1 and 4. 
Click here
for the study guide if you didn't get it in class on Wednesday.

 

Homework for Wed. 3/4

Video:  Watch Segment 34 - Chapter 4.  You can find this at  http://www2.estrellamountain.edu/faculty/stonebrink/ESL021/ESL021A.htm Complete the 2-sided handout (What's Happening? / I Really Can't Decide) that you receive in class

 

Week 6

Mon. 2/23,

Wed. 2/25,

&

Fri. 2/27

In class this week:
1. Continue speaking in the simple past and future with am/is/are going to

2.  Start Chapter 4 - future with will.

Homework for Mon. 3/2

Speaking Assignment #1 (worth 50 points)

Use the video camera you receive in class to record yourself speaking for 2-3 minutes
Tell me what you:

1.  like to do
2.  don't like to do

3.  like to eat

4.  don't like to eat

5.  did during your last vacation

6.  did last weekend

7.  are going to do next weekend

8.  will do on your next vacation

There aren't enough video cameras for each student, so some students will get cameras on Friday and will give the camera back to Diane on Monday, 3/3.  Then Diane will copy the videos to her computer and on Wednesday, 3/5, the other students will get the cameras and do the assignment for Friday, 3/7.

 

Homework for Fri. 2/27

Video:  Watch the beginning 2 minutes of Segment 33 - Chapter 4.  You can find this at  http://www2.estrellamountain.edu/faculty/stonebrink/ESL021/ESL021A.htmComplete the 2-sided handout (Will You Be Ready Soon?/Will  You Be Back Soon?) that you receive in class

 

Homework for Wed. 2/25

Graded Homework #5 worth 10 points -  
On a separate piece of notebook paper, write 5 sentences using the past tense to describe what you did this past weekend, and 5 sentences using the am/is/are going to + another verb to describe what you (and/or people in your family) are going to do the next few weeks.

 

Week 5

No class Monday 2/16 - President's Day Holiday

Wed. 2/18,

&

Fri. 2/20

In class this week:
1.  Continue speaking about past & future actions (textbook pages 6-7 and handouts)
2.  Practice past tense verb pronunciation

3.  Discuss gift-giving customs

Homework for Mon. 2/23

1.  Complete the 2nd and 3rd pages of the handout you received in class (past and future verb tense practice - Graded Homework #4 worth 10 points)


Optional
.  Listen to the 6 people talk about what they did yesterday at http://www.elllo.org/english/Mixer101/T117-Yesterday.htm and complete the comprehension quiz questions online,  OR listen to the audio at  http://www.elllo.org/Audio/AMXR/M117-Yesterday.mp3 and answer the following questions:

 

1) Ray says that he _____ too much.          a) ate                      b) talked

2) Emily watched a ______ movie.             a) Japanese               b) Chinese

3) Nick is a _______.           a) teacher           b) coach

4) Hoa _______ last night.             a) had to work            b) went to a party

5) Jonathan said he met _______.           a) new people             b) old friends

6) Demelza went to a restaurant _____ work.            a) before           b) after
 

Homework for Fri. 2/20

1.  Listen & complete the online questions:

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 4

Mon. 2/9,

Wed. 2/11,

&

Fri. 2/13

In class this week:
1. Test 1 on Chapters 1-3 on Monday, February 9

2.  On Wednesday & Friday we'll practice speaking about present, past, and future actions (textbook pages 3-5).

No Class  Monday, February 16!  The college is closed for the Presidents' Day Holiday.

 

Homework for Wed. 2/18

Graded Homework #3 worth 10 points -  Watch Video Segment 28 at http://www2.estrellamountain.edu/faculty/stonebrink/ESL021/ESL021A.htm and complete the 3-sided handout.

 

Homework for Fri. 2/13

Graded Homework #2 worth 10 points - Complete the 2-sided handout to practice grammar for talking about present routines, future, and past actions.  If you need help with future forms and irregular past tense verbs, look at pages 10 and 155 in your textbook.


H
omework for Wed. 2/11

You've earned a little rest after the test today, so no homework for Wednesday.

 

Week 3

Mon. 2/2,

Wed. 2/4,

&

Fri. 2/6

In class this week:
1. Continue Chapter 2 (talking about food) and start Chapter 3 (grocery shopping; restaurants)

Homework for Mon. 2/9

Study for Test 1.  It will be on Monday, February 9.  Study in your textbook pages:

1-2

bottom of page 5

10-23

26

The test will have vocabulary, a little grammar, and listening (listen and write a response).

 

Homework for Fri. 2/6

1.  Video:  Watch Segment 32 and complete the 2-sided handout

 

Homework for Wed. 2/4

1.  Complete the 2-sided handout to practice there aren't & there isn't and conversations about prices in the supermarket.
Extra Practice:
Listening about food -
click here for a list of many conversations to listen to.

 

Week 2

Mon. 1/26,

Wed. 1/28,

&

Fri. 1/30

In class this week:
1.  Practice using like/likes and don't like/doesn't like to talk about personal preferences on the "Do You Like....?" questionnaire.

2.  Practice using like/don't like + to + verb OR like/don't like + verb+ing,

3.  Practice using don't like to  & doesn't like to in the chants I Don't Like To Rush, & He Doesn't Like To

4. Talk about food likes & dislikes
5.  Start Chapter 2 (talking about food)

Homework for Mon. 2/2

1.  Video:  Segment 30 Chapter 2

Watch and complete the handout pages (4-sides).
 

Homework for Fri. 1/30

1.  Watch the video entitled Segment 29 Chapter 2 Count/Non-Count Nouns; Food at http://www2.estrellamountain.edu/faculty/stonebrink/ESL021/ESL021A.htm (use web browsers Chrome or IE; Firefox might have problems with videos).  While you are watching the 3rd conversation in the video (the one with the young boy & his father), complete the exercises on the page labeled "9:22 Dad? I'm Thirsty." 

2.  Review page 12 in the textbook, and then fill in the blanks on the page labeled "B What Are They Saying?".  Pay attention to whether the food word is noncount (use singular forms - it, is), or plural (use plural they, are).

3.  Graded written assignment #1 for 20 points towards your final grade:

 On a separate piece of notebook paper (81/2 x 11 inches) , write 20 sentences about likes & dislikes.  Write:

5 sentences about things you like to do (activities) and foods you like to eat +
5 sentences about activities & foods you don't like +

5 sentences about activities & foods a family member (for example, daughter, son, mother, father, sister, brother, etc.) likes +

5 sentences about activities & foods a family member doesn't like.

Total = 20 sentences

 

Homework for Wed. 1/28

1.   Ebony's Likes & Dislikes  -  Listen to a young woman talking about things she likes and doesn't like and fill in the blanks on the handout you received in class.  You will probably need to listen several times.  Don't worry if you don't understand everything.  This is for practice.   Click here to listen to the mp3 file of Ebony talking.
 

Extra Practice:
Listening about food -
click here for a list of many conversations to listen to.

 

Week 1

Wed. 1/21

&

Fri. 1/23

In class this week:
1.  Discuss information on the course syllabus.
2.  Talk to some classmates and complete a "Getting to Know You" conversation questionnaire.
3.  Start Unit 1 in the textbook - like to and likes to
4.  Practice fast pronunciation with a chant: She Likes To Ride

Homework for Mon. 1/26

1.  Watch the first video, Segment 27 Chapter 1, at http://www2.estrellamountain.edu/faculty/stonebrink/ESL021/ESL021A.htm (I recommend using the web browsers Chrome or IE; Firefox has been having problems with videos & youtube recently).  While you are watching, complete the exercises on pages 1-3 of the handouts.

2.  After you watch, review the examples and grammar on pages 2 and 10 in the textbook.  Then, complete page 4 of the handouts.

 

Homework for Fri. 1/23

1. Buy the textbook Side by Side 2.

2.  Read the syllabus carefully and sign the yellow Student Responsibility paper.  Give that to Diane on Friday.

3. Watch a 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?"

4. Watch some interview/authentic speech videos with people using "like to ___" and "like ___ing":  http://real-english.com/reo/29/unit29.asp and http://real-english.com/reo/29/29-1.htm .

 

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 for people who have lots of free time):
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

 

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 OCT144

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