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

  
Spring 2015
Tuesday & Thursday Day 11:30 AM-12:45 PM

 Click Here for Textbook Video Explanations & Extra Practice  
Click here for downloads of the videos & audio files for a media player or smartphone

  Class Quiz Site:  http://www.quia.com/pages/dstonebrink/030 
  Quiz Results/Gradebook Site:  http://www.quia.com/web/studentZoneBegin.html


A good online dictionary: 
www.thefreedictionary.com

 

Week 16 

 

Tues. 5/5

&

Thurs. 5/7

 


The annoyed hiker is running away from the annoying mosquitoes.

 

 

In class:

1.  Continue Chapter 10 - Participial Adjectives
Click here for a list of more.


2.  Final Exam Review

 

 

 

For homework due Thursday 5/7:
 

1.   Workbook:  Practice  28-29 on pages 186-187.

 

2.  Do the last 2 graded homework assignments (HW#14 & #15) of the semester:

 

Participial Adjectives Quiz - http://www.quia.com/quiz/5321694.html - worth 20 points

 

Final Exam Review Quiz - http://www.quia.com/quiz/5321715.html - worth 50 points
Note
:  Treat this quiz as if it were the final exam.  Your first try will go into the gradebook because you will be able to see the correct  answers after you submit yours.

 

 4.  Start reviewing for the final exam!  Click here for the final exam study guide.
 

The exam will be on Tuesday, May 12 from 11:00AM-12:50PM
Please remember to return your mp4 players!  Bring them to the last class this week.

 

Week 15

Tues. 4/28 

&

Thurs. 4/30

The cat is frightened.  The dog is frightening.


The disgusted woman doesn't want to eat the disgusting spider.


Don't forget to study for Tuesday -
Test on Chapters 13 & 10 Verbs with Prepositions, Gerunds, Infinitives

Aren't you excited about taking this test?

 

In Class Thursday, 4/30:
1.  Practice phrases from Chart 10-6 p. 271

2.  Discuss Participial Adjectives p. 276
Interested vs. Interesting http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyESLRkCiaU&NR=1

Scared vs. Scary or Terrified vs. Terrifying  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnJo7d-xBjY&feature=fvwrel

Bored vs. Boring  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhiCFdWeQfA

Homework for Tuesday 5/5:
 

1.  Videos: 

Page 271 Chart 10-6 Past Participles as Adjectives http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxSt1DIT54E
Page 276 Chart 10-7 Participial Adjectives:  -ed vs. -ing
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FikQ-LXMhow

2.  Workbook Practice 22-27 on pages 183-186 and Practice 1-3 on pages 221-223.

 

Week 14

 

Tues. 4/21 

&

Thurs. 4/23

In class:
1. Continue Chapter 13 Gerunds and Infinitives AND practice using gerunds with the phrases in Chapter 10 Chart 10-6 p. 271

2.  Continue studying your VERY IMPORTANT study card with verbs + gerunds, infinitives, and prepositions

Homework due Tuesday, 4/28:

1.  Graded Homework #13 Computer Quiz Prepositions + Gerunds - http://www.quia.com/quiz/5304815.html

Study for Tuesday 4/28 Test on Chapters 13 & 10 - Verbs followed by Gerunds & Infinitives and Prepositions with Gerunds Forms.
There will be some multiple-choice, fill-in-the-blank, and sentence writing questions. 
To prepare, study:
1.  Your VERY IMPORTANT study card - both sides
2.  The phrases in Chart 13-5 textbook page 352
3.  Textbook Exercises 2, 3, 9, 11, 14, & 16 on pages 343-351
4.  Workbook Practice 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12 on pages 221-228
5Be sure you have already finished the two Graded Computer Quizzes:
     HW#12
http://www.quia.com/quiz/5300683.html
     HW #13 http://www.quia.com/quiz/5304815.html

 

Homework for Thursday, 4/23:


1.  Video:  Page 271 Chart 10-6 Past Participles as Adjectives http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxSt1DIT54E

 

2.  Workbook Practice  22-23 on pages 183-184.


3.  Graded Homework #11 - 10 points:  On a separate piece of paper, write 10 sentences using verb + preposition phrases from Chart 13-5 page 352.  DON'T POSTPONE DOING this homework.  You'll be sorry if you put off doing this assignment!  

 

4.  Graded Homework #12 - Computer Quiz Gerund or Infinitive? 20 points - http://www.quia.com/quiz/5300683.html

 

Week 13

 

Tues. 4/14 

&

Thurs. 4/16

In class:
1. Start Chapter 13 Gerunds and Infinitives

2.  Receive a VERY IMPORTANT study card with verbs + gerunds, infinitives, and prepositions

Homework for Tuesday, 4/21:

1.  Video:
Page 352 Chart 13-5 Preposition + Gerund
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YC_H_3_wcQ

 

2.  Workbook Practice  6-12 on pages 223-228.


3.  Don't Forget Graded Homework #10 - 20 points:  On a separate piece of paper, write 20 sentences using verb phrases from the red & blue side of the study card (Chart 13-1 p. 342, Chart 13-2 p. 344,  Chart 13-3 p. 346, Chart 13-4 p. 347)

 

Homework for Thursday, 4/16:

1.  Videos: 

Page 342 Chart 13-1 Verb + Gerund  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QOuFszol50
Page 344 Chart 13-2 Go + -ing
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMK1WmZEq74

Page 346 Chart 13-3 Verb + Infinitive http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEGNBFH3G2w
Page 347 Chart 13-4 Verb + Gerund or Infinitive
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OaUV_LULKc

 

2.  Workbook: Practice 1-5 on pages 221-223

 

Week 12

 

Tues. 4/7 

&

Thurs. 4/9

In class:
1. Practice questions with how

2.  Practice tag questions in Chapters 5 & 7
3.  Review question forms in different tenses.  Click here for the Powerpoint Pair Activity.

Homework for Thursday, 4/9:

 

1.  Video: 
Page 140 Chart 5-15 Tag Questions http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e161apCXAJg

 

2.  Workbook: Practice 21 on pages 126-127

 

3.  Study for the test on Chapter 5 Click here for the study guide if you were absent and didn't get it in class.

The Test for Chapter 5 will be this Thursday, 4/9.

 

Week 11

Tues. 3/31

&

Thurs. 4/2
 

1.  Practice which, what kind or, whose, and how questions.

2.  Review who/what (subject) and whom/what (object questions).

  What will be on the next test?   Questions from Chapter 5 pp. 111-145 and Chapter 7 p. 199-200 will be on the next test
  When will the next test be?   The next test will be on Thursday, April 9.

Homework for Tuesday, 4/7:
 

1.  Workbook: Practice 27 p. 87, Practice 29-34 on pages 88-92.

 

2.  Graded HW #9 Computer Quiz Chapter 5 Questions Part 2  - worth 15 points: http://www.quia.com/quiz/5279431.html
 

Homework for Thursday, 4/2:

1.  Videos: 

Page 127 Chart 5-8 How http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XPvQOyKTms

Page 129 Chart 5-9 How Often http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMb9YkPobaA

 

2.  Workbook: Practice 23-26 on pages 84-87.

 

3.  Graded Homework #8 - Subject and Object Questions worth 15 points  (who, whom, what).  Click here for the handout if you didn't get it in class on Tuesday.

 

Week 10

Tues. 3/24

&

Thurs. 3/26

Welcome back from Spring Break!  In class this week:

1.  We'll continue Chapter 5 Asking Questions

Homework for Tuesday, 3/31:

1.  Videos:

Page 121 Chart 5-5  What + a Form of Do http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W46I05QkyFo

Page 123 Chart 5-6 Which and What Kind Of http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AJ5qZOpuho and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwvVTtiRjdQ

Page 125 Chart 5-7 Whose http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJwI1YpmkhY

 

2.  Workbook: Practice 17-22 on pages 81-84.

 

Homework for Thursday, 3/26:

1.  Video:

Page 119 Chart 5-4 Questions with Who, Who(m), & What http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZEZFE9y5xE

2.  Workbook: Practice 10-16 on pages 78-81.

3.  Graded Homework #6 Computer Quiz Chapter 5 Questions Part I  worth 15 points http://www.quia.com/quiz/5267027.html

4.  Graded Assignment #7 (worth 20 points)  Imagine that you are a magazine reporter.  Now, think of a famous person who you would like to interview.   To prepare for this interview, write 10 questions that you would like to ask this person.  On the top of your paper, write the title "Graded Assignment #7 Interview Questions for (name of the famous person).

 

Week 8

Tues. 3/10 

&

Thurs. 3/12
.

1.  The test on Chapter 4 is on Tuesday, March 10. 

I hope you have studied for the test.  I bet some students have been studying since last week.  If you didn't have time to study on Sunday, I hope you had studied for several hours on Friday or Saturday.

2.  We'll start Chapter 5 on Thursday. 

Homework for 3/24 (next week is Spring Break!)

 

1.  Watch some videos for Chapter 5:
Page 111 Chart 5-1 Yes/No Questions & Short Answers http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVmaMSJxRXo
Page 114 Chart 5-2 Yes/No & Information Questions http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IybpIghsWkc
Page 117 Chart 5-3 Where, Why, When, What Time, How Come, What...For http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFsESgdpqSs


2.  In the workbook, do Practice 1-9 on pages 71-77.  Practice 2 and 8 are especially important!!!

 

 

Week 7

Tues. 3/3 

&

Thurs. 3/5
.

1.  Discuss Present Perfect Progressive and Past Perfect Tenses from Chapter 4.

2.  Review spelling for present participles (-ing) and regular past participles (-ed) for verbs ending in -y and ending in 1 vowel and 1 consonant (doubling rule)

hurry, enjoy, study, worry, play, deny, obey, apply, cry, try, delay, convey, rely, marry, employ
visit, admit, commit, prefer, offer, open, happen, control
3.  Practice the past perfect on this worksheet

4.  The test on Chapter 4 will be next week on Tuesday, March 10. 

Homework for Tues. 3/10
1.  Study for the test on Chapter 4.  Click here for the study guide
if you didn't get it in class.

2.  Last 2 Study Cards:

Group 9 sell sold sold - http://vimeo.com/60419838 

Group 10 Bet Bet Bet http://vimeo.com/60973851  

 

Homework for Thurs. 3/5

1.  Study Cards:
 Grape Group 7 Lead Led Led https://vimeo.com/59813257  and
 Mint Group 8 blow blew blown
http://vimeo.com/59963020

   
2. 
VideoPage 108 Chart 4-8 Past Perfect http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m79RI4pZOB0  

3.  Workbook: Practice 20-25 on pages 66-69.

4.  Optional/Extra practice on spelling - To Double or Not to Double?

First read information at http://a4esl.org/q/h/9807/km-doubles.html

Then, take a few practice quizzes:

Take me to practice page #1...
Take me to practice page #2...
Take me to practice page #3...

 

Week 6

Tues. 2/24 

&

Thurs. 2/26

1.  Continue Chapter 4 Present Perfect (simple past vs. present perfect)

 2.  Click here for a Partner Powerpoint Activity to help check answers for Exercise 13 page 88.

Homework for Tues. 3/3

1.  Study Card: #6 strawberry Bleed Bled Bled https://vimeo.com/59463913

   
2. 
Videos

Page 98 Chart 4-6 Present Perfect Progressive http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W16oW3tql8Q
Page101 Chart 4-7 Pres. Perf. Progressive vs. Simple http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a00lmLTYimU

3.  Workbook: Practice 16-19 on pages 64-65 .

Homework for Thurs. 2/26

1.  Study Card:  Cinnamon Bite Bit Bitten - http://vimeo.com/58840458

   
2.  Videos:

Page 94 Chart 4-5 Simple Past vs. Present Perfect http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MdS6J0nSnM  
Using Already, Yet, Still & Anymore
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7_4a0xWoKc

3.  Workbook: Practice 12-15 pp. 62-63.

 

4.  Textbook:  Use the CD and do Exercises 17, 19, 20 on pages 91-93.   Check your answers in the back of the textbook on page 431.

 

5.  Graded Assignment #5 (worth 20 points - due Tuesday, March 3) - Write 10 pairs of sentences (= 20 sentences total) using present perfect and simple past tense.  Look at the examples and follow the directions on the handout carefully.

 

Do you like rap?  Abdullah found this video that combines rap and learning the 3 principal verb parts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNaDvAYC0Jw

 

Week 5

Tues. 2/17 

&

Thurs. 2/19


Have you ever fallen and broken a bone?
 


Have you ever ridden
a roller coaster?

1.  Continue Chapter 4 Present Perfect

Write several sentences in the simple present tense about yourself.  For example:

I am married.  I speak English.  I live in Arizona. 

I have cats.  I play the piano.  I work at EMCC.

We'll turn these simple present tense statements into present perfect statements in class.

2. Grammar Chants Have you ever been to Boston?  I've never been to Peru, have you?
words

Homework for Tues. 2/24

1.  Study Cards:

    Chocolate Teach Taught Taught  (listen to the pronunciation at http://vimeo.com/58645070)
AND
     Vanilla Break Broke Broken (listen to the pronunciation at http://vimeo.com/58854092)
2.  Video:

Page 90 Chart 4-4 Present Perfect with Unspecified Time http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmZcaZx2AR8
3.  Workbook: Practice 8-11 pp. 59-62.

4.  Graded Assignment #4 (worth 10 points) Computer Quiz #2 Chapter 4 Present Perfect Verb Tense Forms - http://www.quia.com/quiz/5166114.html

 

Homework for Thurs. 2/19

1.  Study the yellow Dig Dug Dug http://vimeo.com/58330490 - card.  Listen to the video and repeat to practice the pronunciation while you enjoy the scent & flavor to help your brain remember the information.

2.  Video:

Page 87 Chart 4-3 Negative, Question, & Short-Answer Forms http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1HvFD2wSjU
 

3.  Workbook: Practice 6-7 pp. 57-59.

 

Week 4

Tues. 2/10 

&

Thurs. 2/12


Have you ever eaten frog legs?

1.  Test 1 on Chapter 2 Past Tenses is on Tuesday, February 11. 

2.  Practice using the idiomatic phrase "used to" to discuss past habits.

3.  Start Chapter 4 Present Perfect

4.  Receive the Present Perfect study card (froggy!) 

Homework for Tues. 2/17:

1.  Graded Assignment #3 - More practice with simple past vs. past progressive.  Follow the directions on the handout you received in class.

 

2.  Study the 1st irregular verb phonetic group card - group 1 i-a-u as in begin began begun).  Watch the video and repeat for pronunciation:  http://vimeo.com/58268233

3.  Videos:

Page 52 Chart 2-8  Expressing Past Habit with Used To - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XenXvs4I0I

Page 81 Chart 4-1 Past Participle  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lB63T7wgBOA
Page 83 Chart 4-2 Present Perfect with Since & For http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjKl4Ncn3hQ

4.  Workbook: Practice 22 on page 29; Practice 1-5 on pages 55-57.

 

Homework for Thurs. 2/12:

1.  You've earned a little break after the test.  No homework for Thursday.

 

Week 3

Tues. 2/3 

&

Thurs. 2/5

1.  Continue Chapter 2 Past Time - Use of simple past vs. past progressive

2.  Receive the Past Progressive Study Card

Homework for Tues. 2/10:

1.  Workbook Practice 25 p. 31

2.  Study for Test 1 Chapter 2 Past Time.  Click here for the Study Guide.


Homework for Thurs. 2/5:
1. 
Workbook:  Practice 17-20 pages 26-28.
2.  Ungraded computer practice simple past vs. past progressive:

http://www.eflnet.com/grammar/pastprog.php

http://www.englisch-hilfen.de/en/exercises/tenses/simple_past_progressive.htm

http://www.e-grammar.org/past-simple-continuous/test1-exercise1/
3.  Graded Assignment #2 - Computer Quiz Chapter 2 Past Time (20 points):  http://www.quia.com/quiz/5141089.html

Type in the username you received (something like your first name last name 414) and password (diane) to enter the quiz.  You can do this as many times as you wish.  The best score will go into the gradebook.

Optional:  Try some of the irregular verb simple past games here: http://www2.estrellamountain.edu/faculty/stonebrink/3grammar.htm#Chapter%202%20Past

 

Week 2

Tues. 1/27 

&

Thurs. 1/29

1.  Continue Chapter 2 Past Time

2.  Receive the Simple Past Be Study Card & Simple Past Study Card

3.  Partner practice 1:  Click here for the Powerpoint activity to practice irregular past tense affirmative, negative, & interrogative forms

4.  Partner practice 2:  Click here for the Powerpoint activity for Chapter 2 Past Time (page 34 Ex. 12)

Homework for Tues. 2/3

1.  Video:
Chart 2-6 page 42 Simple Past & Past Progressive - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKmKniwpwUU  AND http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=riavStasykY

2.  Workbook:  Practice 14-16 pages 24-26.
3.  Textbook Exercise 13 and 14 pages 34-36.

4.  Graded Assignment #1 - On a separate piece of 8 1/2 by 11 inch paper, write a total of 15 sentences using the simple past tense in the affirmative, negative, and interrogative forms.  Use a variety of past time expressions (see page 24 in the workbook). Write:

     5 sentences about things you did in the past (affirmative)

     5 sentences about things you didn't do (negative)

     5 questions to learn about Diane's past (interrogative)

For example:

1.  I studied German when I was in high school.

2.  I saw the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt in 1985.

3.  I watched the animated movie "Frozen" last weekend.

4-5 etc.

6.  I didn't study Spanish when I was in high school.

7.  I didn't eat breakfast this morning because I woke up late.

8-10 etc.

11.  Why did you move to Arizona?

12.  What did you do yesterday evening?

13.  What sports did you play when you were young?

14-15 etc.

This assignment is worth 15 points towards your final grade.

 

Homework for Thurs. 1/29

1. Videos:  
Chart 2-3 page 31 Principal Parts of a Verb
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zghKYy8IwSM

Chart 2-4 page 32 Common Irregular Verbs - http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=oGOPCJqUqEA
Chart 2-5 page 39 Regular Verbs Pronunciation of -ed - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3VyZW-uWvA
2.  Workbook:  Practice 7-13 pages 19-23.
3.  Send Diane an email from your official Maricopa Student E-Mail account.
      In the subject line of the email, type ESL030 Self-Introduction
     
In the body of the email, type a minimum of 6 sentences to introduce yourself to your instructor.
 

 

 

Week 1

Tues. 1/20 

&

Thurs. 1/22

1.  Discuss information on the course syllabus

2.  Introduce yourself to classmates (name, country of origin, places lived in U.S., previous English study, family, occupation, personal interests, etc.)

3.  Log onto the campus computers and go to the class assignments website (this page)

4.  Log onto the class quiz website:  http://www.quia.com/pages/dstonebrink/030 

5.  Take a timed pre-assessment grammar quiz.

6.  Start Chapter 2 Past Time

Homework for Tues. 1/27

1.  Watch Videos:  
Chart 2-1 page 26 Expressing Past Time Simple Past
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kiIiXTEcWM
and
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ep-oYex-ePI and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z99etzFHFcU
Chart 2-2 page 29 Spelling of -ing & -ed Forms
-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nY4Xu6DwyDo
2.  Workbook:  Practice 1-6 pages 16-18.

3.  Optional/Extra Practice for students with lots of free time:  Try some of the quizzes and games on the simple past tense on the Extra Online Practice webpage.

 

Homework for Thurs. 1/122
1.  Buy the textbook and workbook "Fundamentals of English Grammar"
2.  Carefully read the course syllabus.   You will receive a Syllabus Acknowledgement of Student Responsibility form about the syllabus to complete and return to Diane in class.

 

Course Textbook & Workbook - Fundamentals of English Grammar, Fourth Edition, by Betty S. Azar
 

Click here to download ESL030 Course Syllabus for the Tuesday & Thursday 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM class

 

Your Instructor:  Diane Stonebrink
Office Location: Ocotillo Hall, office OCT144

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