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

   Fall 2010 - Tuesday & Thursday Evenings 7:15-8:35PM
Click Here for Extra Practice 
 

 

Week 15: December 7 - 9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In class Thursday, 12/9:

1.  Click here for the in-class activity to practice adjective & noun clauses and learn who your classmates are.
2.  Practice noun clauses with a partner.   Click here for the long version (includes clauses beginning with where, when, how, what, etc.) 
 

Attention students!

 
The final exam will be given on Tuesday, December 14, from 7:00-8:50pm.

The
1st step is to make sure that all of the previous graded quizzes have been completed.  Instead of searching through all the past weeks to try to find them, just click on this link:  http://www.quia.com/profiles/dstonebrink 


You will see links to 10 quizzes there.  They are the 9 previous graded quizzes and 1 new one.  It is your last graded quiz.  It is called
ESL040 F2010 Final Exam Review  It is worth 30 points.  It has questions on each of the topics that have been studied this term.  If I were you, I would do this quiz as many times as needed until you get 100%.


The 2nd step is to review your previous 3 tests:  

Test 1 - The Conditional

Test 2 - Chapter 10 The Passive

Test 3 - Chapter 11 Nouns & Articles and Chapter 12 Adjective Clauses

The 3rd step is to review the textbook Exercises from Chapters 10, 11, 12, & 14:

Ex. 1-7 pages 277-281; Ex. 12-13 pages 288-289

 

Those 3 steps are the most important.  If you have time, you can also review the Powerpoints or computer activities that were done in class.  Click on the links below to review them:
Active vs. passive voice and simple present & past tense questions and answers Powerpoint pair activity.
Review various tenses in the passive voice with another PowerPoint activity.
Click here for the Powerpoint for modal verbs in the passive voice.
Click here  for the computer activity for Articles (a, the, 0)
Click here for a Powerpoint for Adjective Clauses from Ex. 20 on page 360 (using whose).

Click here for a Powerpoint for Noun Clauses

If you really want to make sure you are prepared for the final exam,  watch the videos that go with the textbook.  Click Here for those videos.

Finally, remember that you can email me with any questions: diane.stonebrink@estrellamountain.edu 

 

In class Tuesday, 12/7:

1.  Continue Chapter 14 Noun Clauses.     Click here to download a summary of noun clause (embedded questions) formation if you were absent and didn't get it in class.
 

For homework due Thursday, 12/9:

1.  In the textbook, finish Exercise 4 pp. 406-7

2. On the computer, do:

1.  Computer self-check quiz on noun clauses (indirect questions): http://a4esl.org/q/h/vm/indirectques.html
 

2.  Computer type-in-the-sentence quiz on noun clauses (embedded questions): http://www.angelfire.com/wi3/englishcorner/grammar/Interactive/embdques1.html
 

3.  Type-in-the-sentence quiz on noun clauses beginning with if or whether:  http://esl.lbcc.cc.ca.us/eesllessons/nounclauses/nclsifwhetherfib.htm

 

4.  Graded quiz worth 20 points!!  Click here to do the graded quiz on noun clauses.
 

 

Week 14: November 30 - December 2

 

 

 

 

 

Test on Tuesday, 11/30!

 

In class Thursday, 12/2:

1.  Finish Chapter 12 on Adjective Clauses (using whose).  Click here for a Powerpoint for Ex. 20 on page 360.
2.  Start Chapter 14 Noun Clauses http://www.pitt.edu/~atteberr/comp/0150/grammar/nounclauses.html

 

For homework due Tuesday, 12/7:

1.  In the textbook, do  Exercise 2 p. 405 and Ex. 4 pp. 406-7

2. On the computer, do::
    A.  Information on using "whose" - http://www.grammar-quizzes.com/clauses-3.html
    B.  A practice exercise with "whose" -  http://www2.estrellamountain.edu/faculty/stonebrink/ESL040/ch13p275ex10/ch13p275Ex10_1.htm

 

3.  Watch a video about embedded questions (noun clauses starting with wh-words):  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGnU7DBwQ4Q
 

4. Computer exercises to practice noun clauses:
1.  Information on noun clauses - http://www2.ohlone.edu/people/mlieu/grammaronline/nounclause/whatisit.html
2.  Another noun clause quiz - http://www.grammar-quizzes.com/nounclausequiz.html
3.  One last noun clause exercise - http://esl.lbcc.cc.ca.us/eesllessons/nounclauses/nclauseqwfib.htm

4.  Okay, I lied - here's another - http://english-zone.com/grammar/noun-clz1.html

 

 

Week 13: November 23 (The college is closed Thursday, 11/25, for the Thanksgiving holiday).

 

 

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

In class

1.  Continue Chapter 12 on Adjective Clauses

 

For next week (remember - no class on Thursday 11/25):

1. If you haven't already done the adjective clause quiz worth 25 points, please do it before the test:  http://www.quia.com/quiz/2835946.html

 

2.  You will have a test on Chapters 11 and 12 on Tuesday, 11/30.  To help prepare for the test, watch the videos for the Textbook Charts in Chapters 11 and 12.  Click here to go to the webpage with the videos. 

 

3. Click here for the Chapters 11 & 12 Test Study Guide.  One change has been made to the study guide that was passed out in class:  we didn't have time to discuss Chart 12-7 on page 359 (using "whose"), so that part will not be on the test. 

 

4.  Examples & Video to review adjective clauses:  http://learnamericanenglishonline.com/Orange%20Level/O8%20Adjective%20Clauses.html
 

 

Week 12: November 16-18


SpongeBob Squarepants is a cartoon character who has crazy adventures with his sea friends.

 

 

 

In class Thursday 11/18:

1.  Continue Chapter 12 on Adjective Clauses

 

Homework to finish for Tuesday, 11/23:

A. Textbook Exercises: Ex. 7 p. 348-9, Ex. 10 p. 350, Ex. 11 p. 351, and Ex. 12 pp. 351-2.
B. Computer exercises:
1.  Examples & Video to review adjective clauses:  http://learnamericanenglishonline.com/Orange%20Level/O8%20Adjective%20Clauses.html

3.  Worth 25 points -  a practice quiz on adjective clauses - http://www.quia.com/quiz/2835946.html
 

In class on Tuesday, 11/16:

1.  Review use of the or nothing with geographical places.
Would you like more information on articles?  Click here and read this!
 

Do NOT use the before: Use the before:

- Names (singular) of countries (Japan, Bolivia, Canada) with a few exceptions (the Ukraine, the Sudan)

- Names of cities, towns, or states (Cleveland, Paris)

- Names of streets (Central Ave., Dysart Rd.)

- Names of lakes and bays (Lake Huron, Lake Erie),

- Names of single mountain peaks (Mount Kilimanjaro), with a few exceptions (the Matterhorn)

- Names of continents (North America, Asia)

- Names of single islands (Hawaii, Cuba, Haiti)

- Plural names of countries ( the Netherlands, the Philippines, the United States)

- Names of countries that include the words republic and union (the Czech Republic, the Soviet Union)

- Names of groups of lakes (the Great Lakes)

- Names of mountain ranges (the Andes, the Rockies)

- Names of rivers, oceans, and seas (the Nile, the Pacific, the Sea of Japan)
- Names of island chains (the Hawaiian Islands, the Aleutians, the Hebrides,  the Bahamas)

- Points on the globe (the Equator, the North Pole)

- Geographical areas (the North, the Middle East)

- Deserts, forests, gulfs, and peninsulas (the Sahara, the Persian Gulf, the Black Forest, the Iberian Peninsula)

2.  Start Chapter 12 on Adjective Clauses

Homework for Thursday, 11/18:

1.  Finish Ex. 2 on page 345 and Ex. 3 on page 346 in the textbook.
2. Click here to go through through Ohlone College's online tutorial about adjective clauses (click the green arrow that you'll see on the right side of your computer screen to go through the web pages).
3.  Click here to go through San Mateo College's online tutorial and be sure to do the quizzes at the bottom of the page.  To go to the second explanation & exercise, look for the small words Next Page which are below the last green bar and above the advertisement that is at the very bottom of the 1st web page.
4.  Click here to watch a video (by the way - Bob is short for Sponge Bob SquarePants, who is a popular cartoon character here in the U.S.)

Week 11: November 9 (No class Thursday 11/11 - College closed for Veteran's Day holiday)

1.  Continue Chapter 11 on count & noncount nouns

 

For homework for Tuesday, 11/16, students will:

 

 

 



a little chicken?

 

1.  Continue Chapter 11:  indefinite article a/an or no article vs. definite article the and articles with geographical features.

2.  With a partner, do the web activity (click here to start)  to practice using indefinite (a, an) and definite articles (the) in contexts (a sentence, paragraph, or story).  When you get to game board spaces 13, 14, and 15,  write the reasons on the back of the game board paper.  This paper is worth 25 points towards your final grade!!!
3. 
If time, start Chapter 12 on adjective clauses.

 

Homework for Tuesday 11/16 (Remember - no class Thursday; college closed for Veteran's Day holiday):

1.  In the textbook, do Exercises 19-24 on pages 330-337.
 

2. If you did not finish writing the reasons for article choices for game board spaces 13, 14, and 15, finish this.  It's worth 25 points!
 

3.  On the computer, for another 25 points towards your final grade:  Health Clubs -  http://www.quia.com/quiz/2811817.html
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 10: November 2-4

An elephant is the symbol of the Republican Party. 
 

A donkey is
the symbol for Democrats.

In class on Thursday, 11/4:

1.  Review count and noncount nouns.  Click here for a list that we'll categorize in class.

2.  Discuss quantifiers (p. 313, 318) and which types of nouns they combine with  Click here for the class activity.

3.  Discuss  indefinite article a/an or no article vs. definite article the (pp. 326-327).

 

 Homework for Tuesday, 11/9:
 1 In the textbook, do Exercises 12, 14, & 15 on pages 319-323
and Ex. 19 on page 330.

 2.  Finish the 2nd side of the handout about quantifiers and nouns (the paper with the circles).
 3.
  On the computer, do:

   aChoosing between the or nothing - http://www.better-english.com/grammar/the3.htm

   b.  Indefinite and Definite Articles Practice - http://www.quia.com/quiz/980696.html

   c.  Famous People - http://a4esl.org/q/h/vm/fampeople.html
 4.  Watch a few more videos:
   Countable/uncountable nouns prt. 9 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PJz--86iKg
   Nouns that are both countable & uncountable prt. 10 -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zQoXKUr8G0

   Nouns that are countable & uncountable prt. 11- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vItvFbUJg1k
   Using the, a, & some -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4pTWxBHgzo

 

In class on Tuesday, 11/2:

Continue Chapter 11 on using indefinite & definite articles with count & noncount nouns.


For homework due Thursday, November 4:
1.  In the textbook, do Exercises 6 and 7 on pages 315 and 316.

2.  On the computer, do a timed quiz to choose between a, an, or nothing (see if you can beat me - I got 18 points) - http://www.manythings.org/qs/a_an.html

 

3.  Watch a few more videos:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-m-48goN6pY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4lFJD76v_M
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PJz--86iKg

 

Week 9: October 26-28

Chapter 10  Passive Voice Test on Tuesday 10/26!

 

In class on Thursday, 10/28:

Start Chapter 11 on using indefinite & definite articles with count & noncount nouns

For homework due Tuesday, November 2:l:
1.  In the textbook, study Charts 11-1, 11-2 & 11-3 on pages 312-15.
2.  In the textbook,  do: Exercise 1 on page 311 & Exercise 4 on page 313
3.  Watch a few videos about count & noncount nouns and indefinite (a, an) and definite (the) articles: 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-fhJzx0AIQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEU-MVzcCN4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYDgn5Ph5eU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekPmXWikrwE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=alTFMtCToWs

Week 8: October 19-21

 

 

 


For homework due
Tuesday 10/26:

 Review for the test on the passive voice (Chapter 10). 
Note:  Passive with get will not be on the test.  Only using the Passive with Be as the auxiliary verb (in various tenses) is on the test.

1.  Study pages 276-289 in the textbook.  New!!! - There are videos that match the charts from the textbook.  Click on the link below for those videos.
 

2.  Review the handouts, computer quizzes, and videos previously assigned.  Here's the page with the links to help you review:  http://www2.estrellamountain.edu/faculty/stonebrink/ESL040/Chapter10PassiveLinks.htm

 

 

In class on Thursday 10/21:

1.  Finish discussing the Passive Voice Practice 2 handout (sentences about Coca Cola & using direct/indirect objects).
2.  Review question formation in the passive voice.

A fjdfjkj was destroyed by a cvmcm a few jsdlfjk ago.

A dlfkjsd has been sent to sdfdljk.

A sdflkjds is going to be given in your sdflkjd class next sdjfdlkj.

The sdlfkjd should be done before next sdlfkjd.

This sdlfkdj must be delivered to sdlfkjd in the sdlfkjd building.

A sdlfkjd is being built by sdflkjd near the sldkfj.

3.   Review various tenses in the passive voice with another PowerPoint activity.
4.  If time - Practice using the get-passive in questions and answers with a PowerPoint pair activity.

 

In class on Tuesday, 10/19:
1.  Write passive voice sentences using direct & indirect objects on the Passive Voice Practice 2 handout.
2.  Discuss past perfect and modals with conditionals in the passive voice in The Hurricane  story.
3.  Discuss the use of Get + Adjectives & Past Participles and other passive-like constructions on pages 300-8
For homework due Thursday 10/21

1.   Read some information and watch a video about the use of get in the passive (pay special attention to the second half of the video - questions with get): http://www.learnamericanenglishonline.com/Green%20Level/G6%20Get%20Passive.html

2
.   Do Exercises 14 and 15 on pages 290-292 in the textbook for review of active & passive voice in various tenses.

And for those students who have tons of extra time:
Extra practice:
  Passive with Get - http://www.quia.com/quiz/845256.html
Passive Review -
http://wwwedu.ge.ch/cptic/prospective/projets/anglais/exercises/passive1.htm

Passive Mixed Tenses - http://www.englisch-hilfen.de/en/exercises/active_passive/sentences_gaps.htm
Participial Adjectives - http://www.grammar-quizzes.com/passive3a.html

 

Week 7: October 12-14

In class on Thursday, 10/14:
1   Review simple past and present progressive/continuous in the passive voice on page 287-88 and with  The Tornado grammar story.
2.  Practice using modal verbs in the passive voice on pages 288-9.
3.  Generate sentences describing laws, rules, or recommendations using modals in the passive voice using a Powerpoint activity:  Click here to download and open the Powerpoint.
4.  Write passive voice sentences using modal verbs on the Passive Voice Practice 2 handout.
For homework due Tuesday 10/19:

1.  Do Exercises 14 &15 on pages 290 & 291 in the textbook.

2.  Watch a video:  Modals in the Passive Voice

3.  Do 2 practice computer exercises- Snakes can be found in... and Shoreline College (practices active & passive voice modals)

4.  Do 2 Graded Quizzes (10 points each):
 Questions in the passive voice quiz at
http://www.quia.com/quiz/1495433.html

 Modals in the passive voice quiz at http://www.quia.com/quiz/1495494.html

3.  Answer questions about The Hurricane grammar story

 

In class on Tuesday, 10/12:
1   Share some of the predictions that were written for homework.

2.  Discuss  the present progressive/continuous in the passive voice on page 287.

For homework due Thursday 10/14:
 

1.   Watch some more videos

Present Continuous in the Passive - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OokwlcMvaCc
Past Continuous in the Passive - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKH70YU0rKI


2.  Complete Exercise 12 on page 288.
 

3.  Do some computer exercises-click on the title of the exercise below to go to it:
Present Continuous Tutorial & Quiz

Simple Present vs. Present Progressive Quiz

Been vs. Being

Active or Passive Voice?
Bill Gates's Car Mixed Passives

 

4.  Complete the  Passive Voice Practice 1 handout to review various tenses in the passive.

 

Extra/Optional Practice: 
Soda Pop & the Dragon's Lair - http://www2.estrellamountain.edu/faculty/stonebrink/dragon%20passive/dragon.htm
Passive Review - http://wwwedu.ge.ch/cptic/prospective/projets/anglais/exercises/passive1.htm
Passive Mixed Tenses - http://www.englisch-hilfen.de/en/exercises/active_passive/sentences_gaps.htm
http://www.agendaweb.org/verbs/passive.html  - Almost 200 quizzes!

http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/passive - Good chart and more exercises

 

Week 6: October 5-7

 

In class on Thursday, 10/7:
1.  Review transitive & intransitive verbs and use of the by-phrase in the passive in the textbook (pages 280-3)

2.  Share answers that were written for homework on the Oh, No!  I've Been Robbed! handout and start the Has the Air Conditioning Been Fixed Yet?  handout.

3.  Discuss the 2 different future forms in the active & passive voice and write 10 predictions  in the passive voice (sentences using will be and am/is/are going to be + past participle) about future discoveries or changes that you think will be made. 
  Write 5 sentence using will be + past participle (e.g., Personal flying machines will be invented to replace cars.) and 5 sentences using am/is/are/going to be + past participle (e.g., A cure for cancer is going to be discovered by the year 2020.)
 
For homework due Tuesday 10/12:
1.  In the textbook, do Exercises 10 and 11 on pages 284-287 and check your answers.

2
.  Finish writing present perfect tense passive voice sentences
about changes that have been made in your communities on the handout Has the Air Conditioning Been Fixed Yet?  If you were absent from class and didn't get the handout, please click on the link to download and print it out.

 

3.  Study the examples and watch a short video on the future passive "will be + past participle" at http://www.learnamericanenglishonline.com/Green%20Level/G5%20Future%20Passive.html

 

4.  Take a quiz on the future passive "am/is/are going to be + past participle": http://www.quia.com/quiz/1477314.html

 

Click here for the Chapter 10 Powerpoint Textbook Supplement, or click on the links below for video versions:
10-2 Form of the Passive http://www.youtube.com/user/floridaenglish#p/u/47/8uWFz1HPmgs

10-3 Transitive & Intransitive Verbs http://www.youtube.com/user/floridaenglish#p/u/46/EaWBDsV7JVY

10-4 Using the By-Phrase http://www.youtube.com/user/floridaenglish#p/u/45/DKfhpea7ofI

 

Optional  Watch a series of 3 videos (each is about 10 minutes long) that were put on youtube.com by an ESL teacher named Jennifer.  They are very helpful for understanding the passive voice!

Here are the links:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xTreaklNr8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxHpA2KAUc4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLcqw0xNpmI

 

 

 

In class on Tuesday, 10/5:
1.  Examine question forms on pages 279-280 in the textbook.
2.  Practice active vs. passive voice and simple present & past tense questions and answers by doing a Powerpoint pair activity.
3.  Discuss the present perfect tense.
For homework due Thursday 10/7:
1.  In the textbook, do Exercises 5 and 6 on pages 279-280 and check your answers.

2
.  Learn more about the affirmative forms of the present perfect tense in the passive voice by reading information and study the negative and question forms by watching a 3-minute video at:  http://www.learnamericanenglishonline.com/Green%20Level/G12%20Present%20Perfect%20Passive.html

3.  Study the information and take the quiz on the affirmative, negative, & question forms of the present perfect tense in the passive voice at

http://www2.estrellamountain.edu/faculty/stonebrink/Flashmcquiz2/space/spacepresperfpasstut.html

4.  Practice the present perfect in the passive voice by writing a minimum of 7 sentences about differences between two pictures of a hotel room (Oh, No!  I've Been Robbed!).  Example:  The luggage has been opened.

 

Week 5: September 28-30

 

In class on Thursday, 9/30:
1.  Review active vs. passive voice and simple present tense.
2.  Examine question forms on pages 279-280 in the textbook.
3.  Brainstorm a list of inventions, artworks, buildings, and other famous products, then write active & passive voice sentences about them.
For homework due Tuesday 10/5:
1.  Review the forms of the simple past tense in the passive voice by reading information and watching a short video at:  http://www.learnamericanenglishonline.com/Green%20Level/G4%20Past%20Passive.html

2.  Practice active & passive voice in the simple past tense on the handout Common Uses of the Passive Voice II - Simple Past" by writing at least 3 pairs of sentences (active & passive voices) in each box (for a total of 18 sentences - 9 active & 9 passive).

3.  Study the information and take the quiz on
the affirmative, negative, & question forms of the simple past tense in the passive voice at http://www2.estrellamountain.edu/faculty/stonebrink/Flashmcquiz2/grandma/grandmathiefpastpasstut.html

4.  Complete a  handout practicing both simple present and simple past tense in the passive voice.

Extra Practice, if desired:
In the workbook, do Practice 1-10 on pages 193-198.
a.  Making the Passive:  http://international.ouc.bc.ca/chalkntalk/makingpassive/ - Watch the video explanation, then try the cloze and matching exercises (click on the links under the video picture) to check your understanding.
b.  Why Use the Passive?: http://international.ouc.bc.ca/chalkntalk/whypassive/ - Watch the video explanation, then try the cloze and matching exercises (click on the links under the video picture) to check your understanding.

c.  Change Active to Passive, varied tenses, multiple-choice quiz: http://www.better-english.com/grammar/passive1.htm
d.  Past Passive, choose the correct participle, multiple-choice: http://www.better-english.com/grammar/pastpassives.htm
e.  Double Quiz - Past Tense Passives: http://ww2.college-em.qc.ca/prof/epritchard/dqfbppas.htm - Learn some fascinating history trivia while you practice grammar!
f.  Busy Police - Past Tense Passives:  http://ww2.college-em.qc.ca/prof/epritchard/ppassivf.htm

 

In class on Tuesday, 9/28:
1.  Review direct & indirect objects and verb tenses.
2.  Discuss the difference between active voice and passive voice sentences (pages 276-77 in textbook)
3.  Write active voice sentences about popular crops & products in places you know,  and then change them to passive voice sentences.
For homework due Thursday 9/30:
1.  Do Exercises 2 and 3 on page 278 of the textbook.

2.  Complete the handout "Common Uses of the Passive Voice - Simple Present" by writing at least 2 pairs of sentences (active & passive voices) in each box (you should have a total of 16 sentences - 8 active & 8 passive).

3.  Review the affirmative forms of the simple present tense in the passive voice by reading information and study the negative and question forms by watching a 3-minute video at:  http://www.learnamericanenglishonline.com/Green%20Level/G3%20Present%20Passive.html


4. Study the information and take the quiz
on the affirmative, negative, & question forms of the simple present tense in the passive voice at http://www2.estrellamountain.edu/faculty/stonebrink/Flashmcquiz2/beer/beersimprespasstut.htm

 

Week 4: September 21-23

In class Thursday 9/23:
1.  Discuss transitive & intransitive verbs and direct & indirect objects:   Click here 

If you were absent and didn't get the 2 papers handed out in class, click on the following links:
Transitive & Intransitive Verbs explanation
Transitive & Intransitive Verbs  & Finding the Direct Object explanation & practice
 
Homework for Tuesday 9/28
1.  Do 3 practice quizzes:
GE pp. 36-7 Indirect Object Position - Practice identifying correct word order in sentences with direct and indirect objects.

Transitive or Intransitive Verbs? - Decide if a sentence contains a transitive (has an object) or intransitive (has no direct or indirect object) verb.

Finding Direct Objects and Indirect Objects Find the direct objects in sentences 1-10 and the indirect objects in sentences 11-20.

2 Watch a short video of a teacher review verb tenses in the active voice and do the Cloze & Matching Exercises there:  http://international.ouc.bc.ca/chalkntalk/verbstory/
Note:  If you can't see the video, you might need the Quicktime video player plugin on your computer.  It's free!  Download it from this webpage:  http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/   Just click the "Free Download" button in the middle left of that page (don't give them your email address).
 

3.  Study example sentences of verb tenses at the bottom of http://www.englishpage.com/verbpage/verbtenseintro.html and then do as many of the Verb Tense Exercises 1-28 as you need to feel comfortable with these tenses.

 

4.  Optional:  Have some fun trying the verb tense review games at: 
http://www2.estrellamountain.edu/faculty/stonebrink/UVSC030TenseReview/tic_tac/tic_tac.htm
or http://www2.estrellamountain.edu/faculty/stonebrink/UVSC030TenseReview/bazillionaire/bazillionaire.htm

 

In class Tuesday 9/21:
1.  Take the test on the conditional verb forms.
2.  No homework - relax after your hard work! See you in class on Thursday.
     However, if I were you and I had some extra time, I would review English verb tenses to prepare for the next topic:
    
http://www.englishpage.com/verbpage/verbtenseintro.html


Week 3: September 14-16

In class Thursday 9/16:
1. 
Review the 3rd conditional (past unreal) by checking the handout from Tuesday.
2.   Review the 1st, 2nd, & 3rd conditionals by playing the What If? game

 

Homework for Tuesday 9/21:
  You'll have your first in class test on Tuesday.  It will have questions on the Zero, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd conditionals. 

1.  To prepare, review the 4 graded computer quizzes you've had:
Graded Quiz on the Zero Conditional

Graded Quiz on the 1st Conditional
Graded Quiz on the 2nd Conditional
Graded Quiz on the 3rd Conditional

2.  Also, review the handouts and the charts (0-4 black & white; color summary).

3.  Take this practice quiz on all the types of conditionals:  http://www.quia.com/quiz/1818004.html

4.  You can also try these other mixed conditional quizzes.  They're from the old blue Azar book, not the black one you have now.  They're not worth any points and they're a little tricky, but good practice:
http://www.quia.com/quiz/822304.html
http://www.quia.com/quiz/819399.html

 

 

In class Tuesday 9/14:
1. 
Review the 2nd conditional (If I were President Obama, I would....; If I had a billion dollars, I would.....)
2.  Discuss the 3rd conditional (past unreal)
by completing a handout and doing:
http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/studyzone/410/grammar/3cond1.htm

 

Homework for Thursday 9/16:
1.
Finish the 1st side of the handout "If She Hadn't Woken Up Late, She Wouldn't Have Been in a Hurry"
2.  Do the Graded Quiz on the 3rd Conditional (25 points). 

Looking for the previous graded quizzes?  Here they are again:
Graded Quiz on the Zero Conditional (25 points)  
Graded Quiz on the First Conditional (25 points) 
Graded Quiz on the Second Conditional (25 points) 

Feeling a little overwhelmed by all the verb tenses and grammar vocabulary?  Try reviewing some of the chapters in the 1st part of your textbook.  These chapters are taught in ESL030, but if you didn't take that class, they might have important information that you need to succeed in ESL040.  The following are especially helpful:
page 4 simple present tense
page 26 simple past tense
pages 32-33 different verb parts
page 56 future tenses
page 85 present perfect tense
page 113 past perfect tense

Don't forget - Diane is always willing to sit with you after class (or make an appointment for any other time) and answer your questions.  There are also tutors in the Learning Enhancement Center (click here for more information or ask Diane) who want to help you!!

 

Week 2: September 7-9

In class Thursday 9/9:
1.  Continue discussing the 2nd conditional
by reviewing the 
Cathy Comic Strip and writing about & discussing imaginary situations (handouts from Tues. 9/7)       Imagine If Cards    2nd conditional    3rd conditional   Summary

2.  Discuss the 3rd conditional (past unreal)
http://www2.estrellamountain.edu/faculty/stonebrink/ESL040/4_types_of_conditionals.htm
http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/studyzone/410/grammar/3cond1.htm

 

Homework for Tuesday 9/14:
Study the 3rd Conditional by watching Parts 1 and 2 of Jennifer's videos
and then doing the Practice Exercises

Part 1 Video (9 minutes)

Part 2 Video (8 minutes)

Practice Exercise 1
Practice Exercise 2
Practice Exercise 3 -
A few students have noticed something strange in #7 on this quiz (If just one person had remembered my birthday, I ... sad (be).  The computer doesn't accept the 3rd conditional "I wouldn't have been sad".  Instead, it wants the 2nd conditional "I wouldn't be sad".  We'll talk about using such mixed conditionals on Thursday 9/16.  Thanks to those students who brought this to my attention!
Practice Exercise 4

 

 

In class on Tuesday 9/7, we will:
1.  Review the 1st Conditional by writing sentences about cultural superstitions.
2.  Practice the 2nd Conditional by listening to some songs,  examining the 
Cathy Comic Strip, and writing about & discussing imaginary situations.

The conditional then and now - the English Language (and entertainment business) is changing!

If I Were a Rich Man - song video If I Was a Rich Girl - song video
 
Homework: 
1.  Do 3 quizzes
about each of the conditional types we have studied so far.  The quizzes are worth 25 points each towards your final grade.  You may repeat each quiz as many times as you like (try to get 100% for all the points).
Here are the links:

Graded Quiz on the Zero Conditional (25 points)
  Remember:  The 0 Conditional is used for describing real, general facts/routines.  Use the simple present tense in both clauses.

Graded Quiz on the First Conditional (25 points)  The 1st Conditional is for describing real, future situations.  Use the simple present tense in the condition/if clause, and the future (will) in the result clause.

Graded Quiz on the Second Conditional (25 points)  The 2nd Conditional is for  unreal (imaginary), present or future situations.  Use the simple past tense in the condition/if clause, and the would in the result clause.

2.  Write sentences to complete the first 2 pages of the stapled 3-page handout you received in class on Tuesday 9/7.
 

 

Week 1: August 31- September 2

In class on Thursday, 9/2, we will:

1.  Review the zero conditional by sharing answers to the survey questions from Jennifer's 9-minute Video .
3.  Discuss the first conditional and share cross-cultural superstitions.
2.  Preview the second conditional:

If I Had a Million Dollars - song example of the 2nd Conditional (updated link 9/8/2010)

For homework due Tuesday 9/7, students will:

1. 
Watch the 2 videos below and do the computer exercises by clicking on the links below right.

 

 

 

 

9-minute Video on the Second Conditional (or click on the triangular button below to watch the video on the second conditional)

Homework for Tuesday 9/7: 
What about you?  Watch another video and take a quiz:  http://www.eslvideo.com/view_quiz.php?id=673
 

Second Conditional:

Practice Exercise 1

Practice Exercise 2

Practice Exercise 3

 

In class on Tuesday, 8/31, we will:

1.  Discuss information on the course syllabus.
2.  Preview the conditional and discuss how the zero conditional is used to talk about routines/facts & complete the worksheets Laws of Nature (if you did not finish this in class on Tuesday, please finish it as homework and give Diane the paper on Thursday).

For homework due Thursday 9/2, students will:
1.  Buy the textbook "Fundamentals of English Grammar"
2.  Make sure you can log onto the campus computers with your MEID (username) and password.  Click here for directions, OR go to the Information Commons and speak with a technology assistant there if you need help with this assignment. 
3.  Study the handout about the zero and 1st conditional (this is the black & white paper Diane passed out on Tuesday
4.  Watch the 2 videos below left and do the computer exercises by clicking on the links below right.

 

 

 

 

9-minute Video on the Zero Conditional (if that link doesn't open, try this one. If that doesn't open, try clicking the play button in the embedded video below.

 

Homework for Thursday 9/2

Zero Conditional:

Examples and Exercise 1

 

Practice Exercise 2

 

Practice Exercise 3

 

7-minute Video on the First Conditional (or click on the triangular button on the right to watch the video on the first conditional)

MORE Homework for Thursday 9/2

First Conditional:

Practice Exercise 1
 

Practice Exercise 2
 

Practice Exercise 3
 

 

 

Course Textbook - Fundamentals of English Grammar, Third Edition, by Betty S. Azar

Click here to download Course Syllabus for the Tuesday-Thursday 7:15 - 8:35PM Evening 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

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

 

Your Instructor:  Diane Stonebrink
Office Location: Ocotillo Hall, office OCT151

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

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