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 diane.stonebrink@estrellamountain.edu

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

Graded quiz on articles http://www.quia.com/quiz/3797293.html  9/13/2012
 

Week 16

 

 

 

 

 

 

In class Thursday, 12/6:

 

1.  Review for the final exam.

 

Homework for Tuesday, 12/11:

1.   Study for the final exam, which will be on Tuesday, 12/11, from 7:00 to 8:50 p.m.
      Click here for the final exam study guide!

 

 

In class Tuesday, 12/4:

1.   Discuss Chapter 14 Noun clauses in the textbook.


2.   Click here for a Powerpoint activity to practice with a partner.
 

Homework for Thursday, 12/6:

 

1.   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)
 


 

Week 15

 

In class Thursday, 11/29:

1.  Chapter 14 Noun Clauses will be continued.  
 

For homework due Tuesday, 12/4:

1. Watch some videos:
Chart 14-2 page 371 Noun Clauses with a Question Word  - http://youtu.be/3ArfDgJFxDc  AND http://youtu.be/JbA55304LXk
Chart 14-3 page 376 Noun Clauses with If or Whether-   http://youtu.be/CvBpRrmPLPA


2.  O
n the computer, do:

A.  Computer self-check quiz on noun clauses (indirect questions): http://a4esl.org/q/h/vm/indirectques.html
B.  Fill-in-the-blank quiz on noun clauses http://www.quia.com/quiz/2863665.html


3.   In the workbook, do Practice 8-10 on pages 241-242.

 

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 questions) formation.
http://www.pitt.edu/~atteberr/comp/0150/grammar/nounclauses.html 
 

For homework due Thursday, 11/29:

1.  Watch some videos:

Chart 14-1 page 370 Noun Clauses Introduction http://youtu.be/nrQn3Yi17HI  
Embedded questions (noun clauses starting with wh-words):  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGnU7DBwQ4Q

 

2. Do some 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

3.  Wait - there's more: 
In the workbook, do Practice 1-7 on pages 237-240.

 

 

Week 14  Tues. 11/20

 

In class on Tuesday, November 20:
1. Take the test on Chapter 10.
 

No class Thursday, 11/22!  The college is closed for the Thanksgiving holiday.  See you next Tuesday, November 27.

Week 13

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.

2.  Review various tenses in the passive voice with PowerPoint Passive Review Activity.
 

For homework for Tuesday, 11/20:

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

2.  Study for the Chapter 10 Test on the passive voice.   
Click here to go to the page with links to the videos, quizzes, handouts, and powerpoints to review for the class test.
 

 


A turkey is being chasedWill it be caughtIs it going to be eaten?

In class on Tuesday, 11/13:

1.  The present and past progressive tenses in the passive voice are being discussed today.

2.  Write a few sentences about things that are currently being done in your community, city, state, country, etc.

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.

3. 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.
For example:
Estrella Mountain Community College was established in 1992.  (simple past)
Many degrees are given by EMCC each year.  (simple present)
Several new buildings have been constructed since the college opened.  (present perfect).
Estrella Hall is being expanded this year.  (present progressive).
A performing arts center is going to be built in 2014. (future with be going to)
Turkeys have been eaten for Thanksgiving for many decades. (present perfect)
Frozen turkeys are being sold at many supermarkets this week. (present progressive)
Turkey won't be eaten by everyone this Thanksgiving.  (future with will)
etc.

 

Week 12

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

2.  Do the 3rd Passive Voice GRADED QUIZ!!  (another 25 points towards your grade):
     
Click here for the 3rd passive quiz on the Present & Past Progressive Passive. 

 

 

In class on Tuesday, 11/6:

1.  Sentences about the pictures on the Oh, No!  I've Been Robbed! handout will be shared.

2.  The 2 different future forms in the active & passive voice are going to be practiced and 10 predictions  will be written in the passive voice 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 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.

3.  Do 2 transitive vs. intransitive verb quizzes:  http://www.testmagic.com/knowledge_base/toefl/exercises/grammar/transitive_intransitive/intro_01.htm
http://www.dowlingcentral.com/MrsD/quizzes/grammar/DeltaExer/transandtransverbs.htm

4.  Do the 2nd Passive Voice GRADED QUIZ!!  (another 25 points towards your grade):
     
Click here for the 2nd passive quiz on the Future & Present Perfect Passive. 

 

Week 11

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

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.  In the workbook, do Practice 11-15 on pages 177-179.  Be sure to check your answers using the answer key in the back of the book.

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.

2.  Extra online practice:

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

Week 10

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:
1.  Start Chapter 10 - Passive Voice.  Click here for the verb tense review handout.

2.   Discuss transitive & intransitive verbs and direct & indirect objects:   Click here 
If you were absent and didn't get the papers handed out in class, click on the following links:
Transitive & Intransitive Verbs explanation

 

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 http://www2.estrellamountain.edu/faculty/stonebrink/Flashmcquiz2/grandma/grandmathiefpastpasstut.html

3.  In the workbook, do Practice 6-10 on pages 173-177.

4.  Bring something that was made by yourself or a family member to class on Tuesday!  

It needs to be a handmade product, something that you or someone you know made. 
For example,
it can be a painting, drawing, ceramic bowl, photo, doll, birdhouse, toy, sweater, dress, or food (cookies, cake, etc). 
If the item is too big and you can't bring it (for example, maybe your grandfather built your house with his own two hands!),
you can bring a photo of it.  You will make a video of yourself using the simple past passive voice to talk about the product to a group of other students.  
Watch a video of an example by Diane:

Donna's Autumn Paintings

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:

1.  Study the information on pages 258-60 in the textbook and watch these videos:
Chart 10-1 page 258 Active & Passive Sentences  http://youtu.be/Jwe_nd4quC0
Chart 10-2 page 259 Form of the Passive
- http://youtu.be/8uWFz1HPmgs AND http://youtu.be/nnT7mdkkWtc

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:  http://www.learnamericanenglishonline.com/Green%20Level/G3%20Present%20Passive.html

3. 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


4. 
In the workbook, do Practice 1-4 on pages 170-172

5.  Do a practice quiz:  Finding Direct Objects and Indirect Objects Find the direct objects in sentences 1-10 and the indirect objects in sentences 11-20.
 

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:
The Direct Object - http://www.youtube.com/user/GrammarBytes#p/a/u/1/D7pECdVD3gk
The Indirect Object - http://www.youtube.com/user/GrammarBytes#p/a/u/2/MrqprPQQWkQ
The Subject Complement - http://www.youtube.com/user/GrammarBytes#p/a/u/0/HrJ_W1h1toM

 

Week 9


If my dog hadn't eaten my homework, I would have turned it in on time.

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


If I didn't have a test next class, I would be happier.

For homework due Thursday, 10/18:
 

On Thursday, you will have a TEST on conditional forms.   
There will be some multiple-choice, fill-in-the-blank, and sentence writing questions. 


To prepare, review the color summary chart , the conditional chart, videos, and handouts:

 

Finally, if I were you, I would take this practice quiz on all the types of conditionals:  http://www.quia.com/quiz/1818004.html
 

Week 8

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.
      For example:
      I went to Las Vegas last year and I lost $100.
      If I hadn't gone to Las Vegas last year,
I wouldn't have lost $100.

     
I ran out of gas on my way to school because I didn't stop at the gas station last night.
      I wouldn't have run out of gas on my way to school if I had stopped at the gas station last night.

    
 My stepdaughter woke up late this morning, so she arrived at work late.
      If my stepdaughter had woken up earlier this morning, she wouldn't have arrived at work late.
 
Homework for Tuesday 10/16:
Study the 3rd Conditional by watching Parts 1 and 2 of Jennifer's videos
and then do the Practice Exercises

Part 1 Video (9 minutes)

Part 2 Video (8 minutes)


Practice Exercise
1
Practice Exercise 2
Practice Exercise 3
Practice Exercise 4
Practice Exercise 5

 

In class Tuesday, 10/9:

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
 

1. Review the 2nd conditional from the handouts:
If I saw an accident, I'd call an ambulance.
If I had a swimming pool, I'd go swimming every day.
If I were a movie star, I'd make a lot of money.


2.  Discuss a 2nd conditional example-  Cathy Comic Strip

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
 

Homework for Thursday, 10/11:

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.

 

Week 7
Tues. 10/2 - Thurs. 10/4


What would you do if you had a million dollars?
 

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.

For homework:
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.

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

Homework for Thursday 3/1: 
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

 


If a black cat crosses your path, you'll have bad luck.

 
If you find a four-leaf clover, you'll have good luck.

In class on Tuesday, 10/2:

1.  Review the zero conditional  by discussing the answers you wrote on the handout with a partner.

2.  Practice using the first conditional to talk about real/possible conditions (textbook pages 68-70).   

3.  For your listening pleasure, a few songs with the 1st conditional:
If you don't know me by now - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTcu7MCtuTs
I'll sail this ship alone - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NljLKfcwOc
Time after time - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQxIujO8r0s
If you leave me now - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2q202l1uNc
                             

For homework due Thursday 10/4:

1 Watch the video below left.

2.  Do a graded quiz on the Zero Conditional and First Conditional - http://www.quia.com/quiz/3853497.html

3Do the computer exercises by clicking on the links below right.

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

 Homework for Thursday 10/4

First Conditional:
 

Practice Exercise 1
 

Practice Exercise 2
 

Practice Exercise 3

 

 

 

Week 6
Tues. 9/25 - Thurs. 9/27

A plant grows if you give it water.


 If you don't give a plant water, it dies.

In class on Tuesday, 9/25:
1.  Students will take a test on Chapters 11 & 12.

In class on Thursday, 9/2
7:

1. Preview the conditional.

2.  Practice the zero conditional on the worksheet Laws of Nature.

For homework due Tuesday 10/2:

1.  For 20 points towards your final grade!!!  Write a total of 14 zero conditional sentences on the handout you received in class.

2.  Do the computer exercises by clicking on the links in the box  below right . 

3.  Practice more zero conditional by watching Jennifer's 9-minute Video  and asking/answering her survey questions (only answer the 6 questions about yourself - you'll answer the questions about your classmates next week during class).
 

 

Review the 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 Tuesday 10/2:

Zero Conditional:
 

Examples

 

Practice Exercise 1

 

Practice Exercise 2
 

Practice Exercise 3
 

For those students who want more detailed information, check out http://random-idea-english.blogspot.com/2012/08/zero-conditional-theres-more-to-it-than.html

 

 

Week 5
Thurs. 9/20


S
tudents
who spend many hours studying will do well on the test.

In class on Thursday, 9/20:

1.  Finish Chapter 12 on Adjective Clauses & discuss article quiz

2.  Click here for a Powerpoint activity which gives you practice with adjective clauses using prepositions and whose.

 

3.  If time, practice articles & questions with how many / how much  - click here

 

For Tuesday 9/25:

 

1.  Study for the test on Chapters 11 & 12.  
 

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

Tues. 9/18

The test
which you will take next Tuesday will have questions from Chapters 11 & 12.

In class on Tuesday, 9/20:


1.  Review Prepositions in adjective clauses
 

2.  Discuss using "whose" in adjective clauses

 

 

For Thursday 9/20:

 

1.  You will have a 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.
 

2.  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.

Week 4
Thurs. 9/13


S
tudents
who carry heavy backpacks often develop back problems.

Backpacks
which are too heavy often cause back problems.

In class Thursday, 9/13:

1.  Continue Chapter 12 on Adjective Clauses (describing things & using prepositions):
      

For homework due Tuesday, 9/18:

1.  Watch this video:
Page 355 Chart 12-6 Prepositions in Adjective Clauses AND Page 359 Chart 12-7 Whose in Adjective Clauses http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxmQlzggbbY

2.  In the workbook, do Practice 15-17 on pages 214-216
 

3.  In the textbook, use the cd to do Listening Exercise 28 on page 334
 

Tues. 9/11


S
tudents
who have questions can email Diane for help.

See?  Adjective clauses are everywhere!

In class on Tuesday, September 11:

 

1.  Continue Chapter 12 on Adjective Clauses
 

For homework due Thursday,  9/13:


1.  Be sure you have finished the 1st graded quiz on articles (a, an, the - Health Club quiz) which was assigned 2 weeks ago.  Here's that link again if you need it:  http://www.quia.com/quiz/3797293.html
Due date is September 13 by 7:15 pm!

2.  Watch these videos: 
Chart 12-3 page 324 Using Who, Whom, That - http://youtu.be/HkY6ViQZGFo
Chart 12-4 page 327 Using Which and That in Adjective Clauses - http://youtu.be/cWPpuO4LqFE
Chart 12-5 page 331 Singular & Plural Verbs - http://youtu.be/ulEtUSw9TqQ


3.  In the workbook, do Practice 5- 14 on pages
209-214.


 Here's a webpage with links for the student who asked me about the difference between do and make:
      http://www2.estrellamountain.edu/faculty/stonebrink/domake.htm

Week 3

Thurs. 9/6


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

 

In class on Thursday, September 6:

1.  Start Chapter 12 on Adjective Clauses
 

For homework due Tuesday,  9/11:
1.  In the workbook, do Practice 1- 4 on pages 207-209.


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 .

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.)

Tues. 9/4

 


Where is Estrella Mountain?  Where are the White Tank Mountains?

 

In class on Tuesday, 9/4
1.  Review questions with how much/how many - Click here for the Powerpoint partner activity:
2.  Discuss the indefinite article a/an or no article vs. definite article the -  Article Flowchart
3.  Discuss articles with geographical features.
4.  Receive a study booklet for remembering the special uses of "the" or no "the".

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.

 

3.  In the workbook, do Practice 26-27 on pages 203-204.

4. Watch two videos for Chapter 12:
Chart 12-1 page 321 Adjective Clauses Introduction - http://youtu.be/Mjv4KtUzX4c
Chart 12-2 page 322 Using Who and That  - http://youtu.be/JYo5zbViZps

 

Week 2
Thurs. 8/30

An elephant is the symbol of the Republican Party. 
 

A donkey is
the symbol for Democrats.

In class on Thursday, 8/30:
1.  Discuss nouns that can be count or noncount

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


2.  In the textbook, do Exercise 28 pp. 310-311, Exercise 30 pp. 311-312, and listening Exercise 34 on pages 313-314.

 

3.  In the workbook, do Practice 13-16 on pages 196-198 and Practice 19-25 on pages 199-202.
 

4.  On the computer, for 25 points towards your final grade, take the Health Clubs Quiz- Click on this link:          http://www.quia.com/quiz/3797293.html
 Note: 
You can repeat this quiz as many times as you want until September 13.  Your best score at that time will go into the grade book.

 

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!

Tues. 8/28

 

An engagement ring often has a diamond and is made of gold.
  

Diamonds and gold are commonly used in jewelry.

    Would you like
a little
 chicken?

In class on Tuesday, 8/28:

1.  Review count and noncount nouns & indefinite articles in Chapter 11 by doing an activity with a classmate.   a an nothing ppsx  and Exercise 13 p. 296 character traits/personal qualities

2.  Discuss quantifiers with count & noncount nouns

 Homework for Thursday, 8/30:

 1 In the textbook, do listening Exercise 11 on page 296.  Check your answers in the back of the book.
 

 2 In the workbook, do Practice 9- 12 on pages 194-196.  Check your answers in the back of the book.

 3.
   On the computer, do:

   aa 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:
 
Page 322 Chart 11-6 Nouns that Can be Count or Noncount http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WQmS4K4uy4
 Page 324 Chart 11-7 Units of Measure with Noncount Nouns http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XomZ-DthE9U

      

  5.  Optional:  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

 

Week 1
Thurs. 8/23

Working for an hourly wage in an orchard

I waited an hour in an unlit hallway


a
unicorn
with a horn


a
utensil

 to cut
an onion

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:


1.  In the textbook, study Charts 11-1 p. 290, 11-2 p. 292, 11-3 p. 293 and do Exercises 7, 8, 9, & 10 on pages 293-295.

 

2.  In 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 312 Chart 11-1 A vs. An  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVEJufpzVk4
Page 313 Chart 11-2 Count & Noncount Nouns
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZz0ED3WVRE

Page 314 Chart 11-3 Noncount Nouns http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZABFN3h9mPg

Page 315 Chart 11-4 More Noncount Nouns http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpAcTzTQ0M4

4.  Do Practice 1-8 on pages 191-194 in the workbook.


5.  Optional:  If you have time, watch a few more videos:

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

 

Tues. 8/21

1.  Discuss information on the course syllabus.

2.  Get to know your classmates.

3.   Discuss grammar vocabulary  parts of speech visual   parts of speech chart    types of nouns diagram

4.  Get some study cards:  using a vs. an and noncount nouns bookmark       Azar Chapter 11 noncount noun groups
 

 

 

 

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. 

 

Course Textbook & 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

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

 

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

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