Note: This site will change frequently. New assignments will be added after they are announced in class each week.
Fall 2012 -
Tuesday & Thursday Evening 7:15-8:30 PM
Click Here for Textbook Video Explanations & Extra Practice
Attention: Reading Level IV has
been added to the schedule for Spring 2013! It will be on Monday &
Wednesday evenings from 7:15-8:30 p.m. If
you are interested in life after ESL040, I suggest taking:
ESL061 MW 4:00-5:15
ESL050 MW 5:45-7:00
RDG040 MW 7:15-8:30
The ESL advisor Rita Dominguez can enroll you in any of these classes over the phone. You just need to call her at 623-935-8829. If she cannot answer the phone at that time, please be sure to leave your full name, your phone number, and a time you can be reached.
If you want to know your grade on the final exam and if you passed the class or not, you can email Diane at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also call or make an appointment with the ESL advisor, Rita Dominguez, to find out if you passed the course or not and to register for Spring classes (they start in January). Rita's telephone number is 623-935-8829.
You can also see your grades (if you passed or not) for all of your classes by logging in with your MEID number and password at http://my.maricopa.edu/
Due by December 7th - Your last 2 computer quizzes!
Noun Clauses - http://www.quia.com/quiz/3956871.html (20 points)
Final Exam Review - http://www.quia.com/quiz/3956860.html (30 points)
Missing any old quizzes? Check the list:
Click here for the 3rd passive quiz on the Present & Past Progressive Passive. 11/13/2012
Click here for the 2nd passive quiz on the Future & Present Perfect Passive. 11/8/2012
Click here for the 1st passive quiz on the Simple Present Passive & Simple Past Passive. 11/6/2012
Graded quiz on the Zero and 1st Conditional - http://www.quia.com/quiz/3853497.html 10/2/2012
on articles -
In class Thursday, 12/6:
1. Review for the final exam.
Homework for Tuesday, 12/11:
Study for the final exam, which will be on
Tuesday, 12/11, from 7:00 to 8:50 p.m.
In class Tuesday, 12/4:
1. Discuss Chapter 14 Noun clauses in the textbook.
In class Thursday, 11/29:
Chapter 14 Noun Clauses will be continued.
For homework due Tuesday, 12/4:
4. For 25 points! Complete the handout on writing direct and embedded (noun clause) questions. Click here if you were absent and didn't get the handout during class Thursday evening.
In class Tuesday, 11/27:
1. Chapter 14 Noun Clauses is going to be started.
Click here to see a
summary of noun clause (embedded
For homework due Thursday, 11/29:
Do some computer exercises to
practice noun clauses:
Week 14 Tues. 11/20
In class on Tuesday, November 20:
No class Thursday, 11/22! The college is closed for the Thanksgiving holiday. See you next Tuesday, November 27.
In class Thursday, 11/15:
1. Modals in the passive voice will be practiced in an oral activity describing laws, rules, or recommendations may be done: Click here to download and open passive voice modals Powerpoint.
Review various tenses in the passive voice with
For homework for Tuesday, 11/20:
2. Study for the
Chapter 10 Test
on the passive voice.
In class on Tuesday, 11/13:
1. The present and past progressive tenses
in the passive voice are being discussed today.
3. Passive voice with modal verbs should be begun.
For homework due Thursday 11/15:
1. Watch 2 videos:
Chart 10-5 page 269 Passive Modal Auxiliaries - http://youtu.be/mRQeQmTyj4s
and Modals in the Passive Voice
2. In the workbook, do Practice 16-20 on pages 179-182. Be sure to check your answers using the answer key in the back of the book.
Graded written homework (25 points):
On a separate piece of paper, write 10 sentences in the passive
voice about things that were, have been, are being, and will or might be
done in a place. In other words, practice using the passive voice
in a variety of tenses. At least 5 different tenses must be used.
Underline your verbs and label what tense they are.
In class on Thursday, 11/8:
1. Predictions about the future are going to be shared.
2. Transitive and intransitive verbs & by
phrases (pg. 263-266) will be discussed.
For homework due Tuesday 11/13:
1. Watch some videos in which present & past progressive passive voice forms are being discussed:
Chapter 10 textbook explanation - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnT7mdkkWtc&feature=player_embedded
Present Continuous in the Passive - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OokwlcMvaCc
Past Continuous in the Passive - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKH70YU0rKI
Passive Voice GRADED QUIZ!!
(another 25 points towards your grade):
In class on Tuesday, 11/6:
1. Sentences about the pictures on the
Oh, No! I've
Been Robbed! handout
will be shared.
For homework due Thursday 11/8:
1. Watch 2 more videos:
Chart 10-3 page 263 Transitive & Intransitive Verbs -http://youtu.be/EaWBDsV7JVY
Chart 10-4 page 265 Using the by-Phrase - http://youtu.be/DKfhpea7ofI
2. In the textbook,
study the charts on pages 263 and 265, and then
in the workbook, do Practice 16-18 on pages 179-181.
the 2nd Passive Voice GRADED QUIZ!!
(another 25 points towards your grade):
In class on Thursday, 11/1:
1. Practice the simple past tense by orally describing handmade products.
2. Discuss the present perfect in the passive voice on the Oh, No! I've Been Robbed! handout.
For homework due Tuesday 11/6:
1. Do the 1st Passive Voice GRADED QUIZ!! (25 points towards your grade):
Click here for the 1st passive quiz on the Simple Present Passive & Simple Past Passive.
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
Study the information and take the quiz on the affirmative,
negative, & question forms of the present perfect tense in the passive
For homework due Thursday 11/1:
1. In the workbook, make sure Practice 6-10 on pages 172-177 is finished.
2. In the
textbook, use the cd to do Listening Exercise 3 on page 260.
The mouse is eating the cheese.
The cheese is being eaten by the mouse.
In class Thursday, 10/25:
1. The simple present passive voice will be practiced by teams in a quiz game.
2. Simple present passive voice sentences to explain what fruits & vegetables are grown and what products are manufactured in various countries will be written.
In class Tuesday, 10/23:
2. Discuss transitive & intransitive verbs and
direct & indirect objects:
For homework due Tuesday, 10/29:
1. Focus on 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. Study the information and take the quiz on
the affirmative, negative, & question forms of the simple past
tense in the passive voice at
It needs to be a handmade product, something that
you or someone you know made.
Would you like more information on transitive vs. intransitive verbs? Check out this site: http://www.grammar-quizzes.com/passive1d.html
For homework due Thursday, 10/25:
2. Focus on 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:
Extra -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.
Extra - Watch these videos:
In class on Tuesday, 10/16:
1. Review the 0, 1, 2, and 3 conditionals by writing sentences for these scenarios. Click for the Review sentences
2. Review the 1st, 2nd, & 3rd conditionals by playing the What If? game
For homework due Thursday, 10/18:
you will have a
TEST on conditional forms.
Finally, if I were you, I would take this practice quiz on all the types of
|In class Thursday 10/11:
1. Complete the double-sided handout on the 3rd (past unreal) conditional:
If she hadn't woken up late....
She wishes the guests hadn't arrived early.
2. Write about things that you wish you (or people you know) had
done differently and the possible results.
1. Review the 2nd conditional from the
3. Practice speaking & writing about hypothetical situations: If I were governor of Arizona...; If I became president of the United States....; If I won 100 million dollars in a lottery....
4. Preview the 3rd conditional
1. In the textbook, review the present perfect on page 87 & past perfect on page 108, and then do Practice 1-3 in the workbook pages 55-56 & Practice 6-7 pages 57 58.
Tues. 10/2 - Thurs. 10/4
In class on Thursday, 10/4, we will:
1. Review the first conditional. Click here for the worksheet.
2. Discuss the second conditional: If I Had a Million Dollars - a song that uses the 2nd Conditional
3. Practice 2nd conditional sentences:
If I had a swimming pool, I'd go swimming every day.
If I saw an accident, I'd call an ambulance.
1. Review past participles in the textbook on pages 31-32 & present perfect pages 87-89, and then do workbook Practice 11 & 12 pages 22-23; Practice 1 & 2 pages 55-56
2. Watch the 2 videos below and do the computer exercises by clicking on the links below right.
on the Second Conditional (or
click on the triangular button below to watch the video on the
for Thursday 3/1:
What about you? Watch another video and take a quiz: http://www.eslvideo.com/view_quiz.php?id=673
In class on Tuesday, 10/2:
1. Review the
zero conditional by
discussing the answers you wrote on the handout with a partner.
video below left.
3. Do the computer exercises by clicking on the links below right.
Tues. 9/25 - Thurs. 9/27
A plant grows if you give it water.
In class on Tuesday, 9/25:
1. Students will take a test on Chapters 11 & 12.
In class on Thursday, 9/27:
For homework due Tuesday 10/2:
In class on Thursday, 9/20:
3. If time, practice articles & questions with how many / how much - click here
For Tuesday 9/25:
for the test on Chapters 11 & 12.
2. Examples & Video to review adjective clauses:
In class on Tuesday, 9/20:
2. Discuss using "whose" in adjective clauses
For Thursday 9/20:
1. You will
test on Chapters 11 and 12 on Tuesday,
9/25. To help prepare for the
test, watch the videos for the
Textbook Charts in Chapters 11 and 12 again.
Click here to jump to the webpage
that has those videos.
Click here for the
Chapters 11 & 12 Test Study Guide.
3. Finish all the Practice activities in the workbook for Chapter 12! In other words, do Practice 18-23 on pages 216-219.
In class Thursday, 9/13:
Continue Chapter 12 on Adjective Clauses (describing things & using prepositions):
For homework due Tuesday, 9/18:
3. In the
textbook, use the cd to do Listening Exercise 28 on page 334
In class on Tuesday, September 11:
1. Continue Chapter 12 on Adjective Clauses
For homework due Thursday, 9/13:
In class on Thursday, September 6:
1. Start Chapter 12 on Adjective Clauses
For homework due Tuesday, 9/11:
In class on Tuesday, 9/4
5. Start Chapter 12 Adjective Clauses
For homework due Thursday 9/6:
1. Watch one final video for Chapter 11:
Page 338 Chart 11-9 Using The or A with Names http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwjQJ0wbROs
2. In the textbook, do Exercise 33 on page 313, Ex. 35 p. 314, Ex. 37 p. 316.
the workbook, do
Practice 26-27 on pages 203-204.
elephant is the symbol of
the Republican Party.
In class on Thursday, 8/30:
2. Practice using the indefinite article a/an or no article vs. definite article the - Article Flowchart
For homework due Tuesday 9/4:
1. Watch one video for Chapter 11:
Chart 11-8 page 306-307 Guidelines for Article Usage - http://youtu.be/zCeOgLOOvTM
Practice 13-16 on pages 196-198 and Practice 19-25 on pages 199-202.
4. On the
for 25 points towards your final grade,
take the Health Clubs Quiz- Click on this link:
Thank you Diego! He solved the mystery of the game that didn't work.
If you have time and want to play a challenging timed quiz game to choose between a, an, or nothing, click on this link: http://www.manythings.org/fq/1/9995.html and then click on "start" near the bottom middle of the square in the screen.
Extra - Would you like more information on articles? Click here and read this!
engagement ring often has
and is made of gold.
Would you like
In class on Tuesday, 8/28:
2. Discuss quantifiers with count & noncount nouns
for Thursday, 8/30:
the workbook, do Practice 9- 12 on pages 194-196. Check your answers in the back of the book.
a. a timed quiz to choose between a, an, or nothing (see if you can beat me - I got 18 points) - http://www.manythings.org/fq/1/9995.html
4. Watch the videos for
charts 11-5 to 11-8:
5. Optional: Watch a few more videos:
Working for an
hourly wage in an orchard
I waited an
hour in an unlit hallway
In class on Thursday, 8/23:
Start Chapter 11 on using indefinite & definite articles with count & noncount nouns:
1. Difference between a & an
2. Count & noncount nouns.
For homework due Tuesday, 8/28:
the textbook, do listening Exercise
3 p. 291 using the cd that comes in the back of the book.
3. Watch the first 4 videos about count & noncount nouns and indefinite
a, an and definite
the articles at http://www2.estrellamountain.edu/faculty/stonebrink/040grammarlinks.htm
(or click on the links below). The videos match the charts in Chapter 11
of your textbook:
Page 314 Chart 11-3 Noncount Nouns http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZABFN3h9mPg
Page 315 Chart
11-4 More Noncount Nouns
|1. Discuss information on the course syllabus.|
For homework due Thursday 8/23:
1. Buy the Fourth edition textbook and workbook "Fundamentals of English Grammar"
2. 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.
Workbook - Fundamentals of English
Grammar, Fourth Edition, by Betty S. Azar
Click here to download Course Syllabus for the Tuesday-Thursday 7:15 - 8:30 PM Evening class