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

   Fall 2013 - Tuesday & Thursday 7:15-8:40 PM

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

 

Looking for the graded assignments?  Here they are again:
HW1 Paper assignment -write a paragraph describing the geographical features of a place (
click here for an example) - due September 17
HW2 Computer quiz on articles http://www.quia.com/quiz/4379073.html
- due September 24

HW3 Computer quiz on zero & first conditional  http://www.quia.com/quiz/4410904.html - due October 15

HW4 Computer quiz on the second conditional - http://www.quia.com/quiz/4424729.html - due October 17
HW5 Computer quiz on the third conditional
http://www.quia.com/quiz/4430392.html- due October 22
HW6 Computer quiz on the simple present & past passive voice -
http://www.quia.com/quiz/4467271.html

HW7 Computer quiz on the present perfect & future passive voice - http://www.quia.com/quiz/4471243.html

HW8 Paper assignment - write 20 passive voice sentences (10 present progressive, 10 future)
HW9 Paper assignment - complete the handout writing direct questions and embedded questions (sentences with noun clauses)
HW10 Bring your workbook to the final exam on December 10 at 7:00PM to receive points for the work you have done in it.

 

Week 14 

Mon. 12/2

&

Wed.12/4

 

In class Tuesday, 12/3:

1.  Continue Chapter 14  Noun Clauses

2.   Click here for a Powerpoint activity to practice noun clauses & direct questions with a partner.

Please remember to return your mp4 players!  Bring them to class on Thursday, 12/5.

 

We'll have the final exam on Tuesday, December 10 from 7:00-8:50 pm. 
Click here for the final exam study guide.

 

We will not meet on Thursday, 12/11.  Tuesday 12/10 is the last time you'll come to this class.

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, Alexander Granillo, to find out if you passed the course or not and to register for Fall classes. 
Alexander'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/

 

For homework due Thursday, 12/5:
 

1. Do an ungraded final exam review quiz:  http://www.quia.com/quiz/4197752.html

 

2.  Start reviewing for the final exam, which will be on Tuesday, December 10, 7:00-8:50 PM

 

Week 13 

Tues. 11/26

&

No class Thursday, 11/28

Happy Thanksgiving!

In class Tuesday, 11/25:

1.  Chapter 14 Noun Clauses will be continued.  
 

For homework due Tuesday, 12/3:

1. Watch another video:

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.

 

 

Week 12

Tues. 11/19

&

Thurs. 11/21

In class this week:
1.  Take the Test on Chapter 10 Passive Voice - Tuesday, 11/19

2.  Start Chapter 14 Noun Clauses on Thursday

Homework for Tuesday 11/26
1. 
Chart 14-2 page 371 Noun Clauses with a Question Word  - http://youtu.be/3ArfDgJFxDc  AND http://youtu.be/JbA55304LXk
2. Do some computer exercises to practice noun clauses:
   http://www.grammar-quizzes.com/nounclausequiz.html
    http://english-zone.com/grammar/noun-clz1.html
3.  Wait - there's more!   In the workbook, do Practice 1-7 on pages 237-240.

Homework for Thursday 11/21
1.  Watch these 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

 

Week 11

Tues. 11/12

&

Thurs. 11/14

In class this week:
1.  The present perfect tense in the passive voice will be reviewed.

2.  The passive voice is being practiced in a short oral presentation to describe objects that were made by people you know.  The students are going to be videotaped so that their presentations can be reviewed by Diane later.
3 .  Review various tenses in the passive voice with PowerPoint Passive Review Activity.

4.  Modals in the passive voice will be practiced in an oral activity describing laws, rules, or recommendations:   Click here to download and open passive voice modals Powerpoint.

Homework for Tuesday 11/19:
1.   A test on the passive voice is going to be given on Tuesday.  Will it be passed by all the students? 
Click here to go to the page with links to the videos, quizzes, handouts, and powerpoints to review for the test.

2. Extra practice quiz on the present & past progressive passive voice - http://www.quia.com/quiz/4197766.html

Homework for Thursday 11/14:
1.  Graded Homework #8:  Write 10 sentences in the present progressive passive voice to describe what is being done in your community right now (e.g., the 303 highway is being expanded; some houses are being built near my neighborhood, etc.), and then write 10 predictions  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 scientists in the year 2020.).

2.   In the workbook, do Practice 19-21 on pages 181-182.

 

 

Week 9

Tues. 11/5

&

Thurs. 11/7

 

 


 

Where was this monument built?

When was it finished?

Why was it constructed?

Who was it named after?

 


 

In class this week, we will:
1.  Affirmative, negative, and question forms in the passive voice in Exercises 6 & 7 on page 262 of the textbook are going to be examined.

2.  The simple present passive voice is going to be reviewed.  Click here for the handout.

3.  The simple past tense passive voice will be practiced by describing objects that were given to us and that were made by people we know.
4.  The simple past tense question form in the passive voice by asking about and describing important inventions, monuments, and works of art

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

For homework due Tuesday 11/12:

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

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.   In the workbook, do  Practice 16-18 on pages 179-181.  Be sure to check your answers using the answer key in the back of the book.

5.  Bring some things that were 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.  
Watch a video of an example by Diane:

Donna's Autumn Paintings

 

 

For homework due Thursday 11/7:
 
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.  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

5.  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.

 

 

Week 9

10/29

In class this week:

1.  Continue Chapter 10 Passive Voice on Thursday.

 

Attention:  The college is open on Thursday, October 31.  Most classes will meet as usual.  However, Diane's ESL030 and ESL040 classes and Larry's ESL036 and ESL041 classes are cancelled for that evening.  Attend your other classes as usual, but do not come to Diane's 7:15-8:340 pm ESL040 class on 10/31.  We will meet again on Tuesday, 11/5 as usual

 

Homework for Tues 11/5:

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.   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

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

5.  In the textbook, do Listening Exercise 3 on page 260.

6.  In the textbook, complete Exercise 54 on page 289, and then on a separate piece of paper, write a paragraph of 8 sentences minimum to describe a holiday that is celebrated in your native country.  Make at least 4 of the sentences passive voice!  Use simple present tense.  Underline your 4 passive sentences.


Extra  -  Would you like more information on transitive vs. intransitive verbs?  Check out this site:  http://www.grammar-quizzes.com/passive1d.html

 

 

Week 8

10/22

&

10/24

In class this week:

1.  Test on the 4 conditional forms in class, Tuesday, 10/22.

 

2.  Start Chapter 10 Passive Voice on Thursday.  Click here for the verb tense review handout and here for the active vs. passive voice examples.

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 link:
Transitive & Intransitive Verbs explanation

 

Homework for Tues 10/29:

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 do a quiz game 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

 

Homework for Thurs 10/24:

1 Study the ninth (group 9 sell sold sold) of your irregular verb phonetic group cards!  Remember to watch & listen to the video and repeat the verbs several times while you enjoy the licorice to help your brain make those connections!   Here is the video link:  http://vimeo.com/60419838 

 

2.  Bring your textbook Thursday night!  We'll start the passive voice then.

 

Week 7

 

10/15

&

10/17

 


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

 


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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In class this week:

1.  Practice the 3rd conditional on some handouts (sentences & conversations)

 

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.

3. Review the 0, 1, 2, and 3 conditionals on the homework handout -  Review sentences

4.   Review the 1st, 2nd, & 3rd conditionals by playing the What If? game

Homework for Tuesday 10/22:

1.  On Tuesday 10/22, you will have a TEST on conditional forms.     There will be some multiple-choice, fill-in-the-blank, and sentence writing questions. 


A.  To prepare, review the 3 graded computer quizzes you've had:
Graded Quiz on the Zero and 1st Conditionals
-
http://www.quia.com/quiz/4410904.html  
Graded Quiz on the 2nd Conditional - http://www.quia.com/quiz/4424729.html
Graded Quiz on the 3rd Conditional - http://www.quia.com/quiz/4430392.html

B.  Also, review:

 color summary chart and the conditional chart

 

C.   and handouts -
Laws of Nature - zero conditional
If I saw an accident, I'd call an ambulance. - 2nd conditional
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.
       
0,1, 2, 3, Conditional 
Review sentences

Past Unreal (3rd) Conditional
 

2.  Study the seventh (group 7 lead led led) of your irregular verb phonetic group cards!  Remember to watch & listen to the video and repeat the verbs several times while you enjoy the lavender & grape flavors to help your brain make those connections!   Here is the video link: http://vimeo.com/59813257

 

Extra study on the 4 Types of Conditionals:
 
http://www2.estrellamountain.edu/faculty/stonebrink/ESL040/4_types_of_conditionals.htm

 

Homework for Thursday, 10/17

1.  Review the 0, 1, 2, and 3 conditionals by writing sentences for these scenarios.  Click for the Review sentences

2.   Do this graded quiz (25 points) on the 3rd conditional - http://www.quia.com/quiz/4430392.html

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

4.  Study the eighth (group 8 blow blew blown) of your irregular verb phonetic group cards!  Remember to watch & listen to the video and repeat the verbs several times while you enjoy the peppermint to help your brain make those connections!   Here is the video link:  http://vimeo.com/59963020

 

 

Week 6

Thurs. 10/10



If I were or If I was?

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
 

In class on Thursday, 10/10:
1.  Review the second conditional:
If I had a swimming pool, I'd go swimming every day.
If I saw an accident, I'd call an ambulance.

2Practice speaking & writing about hypothetical situations:  If I were governor of Arizona...; If I became president of the United States....; If I knew more English.....

3. 
Discuss past participles in the textbook on pages 31-32 & present perfect pages 87-89

4.  Preview the 3rd conditional

For homework due Tuesday, 10/15 (If I were you, I would do this!):

1. 
 
In the workbook, do Practice 11 & 12 pages 22-23; Practice 1 & 2 pages 55-56.

2.  Study the sixth (group 6 bleed bled bled) of your irregular verb phonetic group cards!  Remember to watch & listen to the video and repeat the verbs several times while you enjoy the strawberry flavor and scent to help your brain make those connections!   Here is the video link:  http://vimeo.com/59463913

3.  Do the next graded (for points) computer quiz on the 2nd conditional: 
http://www.quia.com/quiz/4424729.html - due October 17

4.  Watch these videos:
Parts 1 and 2 of Jennifer's videos on the 3rd Conditional:

Part 1 Video (9 minutes)

Part 2 Video
(8 minutes)
 

 

Week 6

Tues. 10/8


What would
you do
if you had a million dollars?

In class:
1.  Continue the conditional.
2.  Review the first conditional Click here for the worksheet.
3.  Discuss the second conditional:
  If I Had a Million Dollars - a song that uses the 2nd Conditional
4.  Practice  2nd conditional sentences on the "If I were...." handout

For homework due Thursday 10/10:
1.
 Finish the worksheets  If I had a swimming pool, I'd go swimming every day. and
If I saw an accident, I'd call an ambulance.

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

3.  Study the next irregular verb phonetic group cards (group 4 break broke broken).  Watch the video and repeat the verbs several times while you enjoy the vanilla flavor and scent to help your brain make those connections!   
Here is the video link:  break broke broken  http://vimeo.com/58854092

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 10/10: 
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

 

Week 5

Tues. 10/1 

&

Thurs. 10/3



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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In class:
1.  Monday, October 1 - Test on Chapters 11 and 12
2.  Start the next topic - the conditional.
3.  Practice the zero conditional on the worksheet Laws of Nature.
4.  Practice using the first conditional to talk about real/possible conditions (textbook pages 68-70 and handout Bad Drivers!).   

For homework due Tuesday 10/8:

1.  Watch the video below and do the 3 computer exercises on 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 Tuesday 10/8:

First Conditional:
 

Practice Exercise 1
 

Practice Exercise 2
 

Practice Exercise 3

 

 

2.  Do a graded quiz on the Zero Conditional and First Conditional - http://www.quia.com/quiz/4410904.html .  Please do this quiz by Thursday,  October 10.

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 10/3:

1.  Study the third (group 3 aught/ought as in teach taught taught) of your irregular verb phonetic group cards!  Remember to watch & listen to the video and repeat the verbs several times while you enjoy the flavor and scent to help your brain make those connections!   Here is the video link:  teach taught taught http://vimeo.com/58645070

2.  Watch the first video for our next topic - the conditional:  Practice the  zero conditional by watching Jennifer's 9-minute Video  (yellow box below left) and asking/answering her survey questions (only answer questions 1-6 about yourself.  You'll answer questions 7-12 about your classmates on Thursday 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 Thursday 10/3:

Zero Conditional:
 

Practice Exercise 1
 

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 4

Tues. 9/24 

&

Thurs. 9/26

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In class:
1.  Continue Chapter 12 Adjective clauses
2.  Discuss Prepositions in adjective clauses
3.  Discuss using "whose" in adjective clauses

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

For homework due Tuesday 10/1:

1.  Watch the last video for Chapter 12:
Chart 12-6 page 332 Prepositions in Adjective Clauses & Chart 12-7 page 336 Using Whose - http://youtu.be/AxmQlzggbbY

2.   You will have a test on Chapters 11 and 12 on Tuesday, October 1.  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.  

For homework due Thursday 9/26:
1.  In the workbook do Practice 9-14  pages 211-214

 

Week 3

Tues. 9/17 

&

Thurs. 9/19


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


EMCC is a college
which attracts many intelligent students.

Students who go to this college are very hard-working.

Diane is a teacher who is lucky to have such students.

All the students whom Diane teaches work very hard.

The homework which they do is interesting for Diane to read.

In class:
1.  Finish Chapter 11 in the textbook
2.  Receive a study booklet for remembering the special uses of "the" or no "the".
3.  Start Chapter 12 in the textbook - adjective clauses

Questions to ask your classmate:
Where are you from? or Where did you grow up?
When did you move to Arizona?
Where (what city) do you live in now?
Where do you work? or What do you do for a living?
What do you do in your free time?
What is something interesting or unusual that you can (or could) do?
What do you do well?

Merge the information you gather with:
I'm sitting next to a student....
I talked to a student...
The classmate whom I talked to
The classmate that I'm sitting next to

For homework due Tuesday 9/24:

1. 
Watch a few more videos for Chapter 12:
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

2.  In the workbook, do Practice 5-8 on pages
209-211.

3. 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).

4.  Click here to go through San Mateo College's online tutorial and
be sure to do the quizzes .
 

Important Note:  The syllabus states Test 1 will be on Tuesday, Sept. 24.   Please change this date.  The test is being moved to Thursday, Sept. 26.

 

For homework due Thursday 9/19:

1.  Do your first graded quiz for 25 points:  http://www.quia.com/quiz/4379073.html
Note: 
You can repeat this quiz as many times as you want until 5:30PM on September 24.  Your best score at that time will go into the gradebook.


2. 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

3.  In the workbook, do Practice 1- 4 on pages 207-209.

 

Week 2

Tues. 9/10 

&

Thurs. 9/12

    Would you like
a little
 chicken?

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

Diamonds and gold are commonly used in jewelry.

In class:
1.  Continue Chapter 11 in the textbook - noncount nouns & a/an or some; plural s/es or nothing
2.  Practice count and noncount nouns & indefinite articles in Chapter 11 by doing a Powerpoint pair activity with a classmate.   Click on the linka an nothing ppsx
3.  Do another practice!  This is for choosing how much/how many:  Powerpoint partner activity

For homework due Tuesday 9/17:
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 listening Exercise 30, 31, 32, 33, 34 on pages 311-314, Ex. 35 p. 314, Ex. 37 p. 316.

3.  In the workbook, do Practice 22-30 on pages 200-206.

4.  On a separate piece of paper, write a short paragraph of 7-8 sentences to describe a place (your hometown or favorite city) and the geographical features around it.  DO NOT copy any information from Google searches for this assignment!  Write the sentences from your memory.  The purpose of the assignment is simply to practice using articles (a/an, the, nothing).   Click here for an example.  This paragraph is due Tuesday, September 17.

For homework due Thursday 9/12
:

1 In the textbook, do listening Exercise 11 on page 296.  Check your answers in the back of the book. Also do Exercise 22 on page 301.
2
Watch 3
videos:
     Chart 11-5 page 297 Several, A Lot Of, Many/Much, A Few/A Little -  http://youtu.be/PxxcDO6Y1wM
     Chart 11-6 page 300 Nouns that Can Be Count or Noncount -  http://youtu.be/0WQmS4K4uy4 |
     Chart 11-8 page 306-307
Guidelines for Article Usage - http://youtu.be/zCeOgLOOvTM

3 In the workbook, do Practice 8- 16 on pages 194-198 and Practice 20-21 on pages 199-200
     Check your answers in the back of the book.
4.
   On the computer, do a quiz to choose between a, an, or nothing -   http://www.manythings.org/fq/1/9995.html

 

Week 1

Tues. 9/3 

&

Thurs. 9/5

Working for an hourly wage in an orchard



a
utensil

 to cut
an onion

In class:
1.  Discuss information on the course syllabus.
2.  Introduce ourselves to the class.
3.  Start Chapter 11 in the textbook.
4.  Discuss types of nouns

5.  Get some study cards: 
     a medium-orange card -  using a vs. an & noncount nouns bookmark      

     a dark-orange card - 
Azar Chapter 11 noncount noun groups

For homework due Tuesday 9/10:
1.  In the textbook, do listening Exercise 11 page 296.  (use the cd that came with the textbook).  Check your answers by looking at the listening script on page 419.  Also do Exercises 8, 9, 10 on pages 294-295. 
2.  In the workbook, do
Practice 5-7 on pages 192-193.

3.  Watch a video - Chart 11-4 page 295 More Noncount Nouns -  http://youtu.be/CpAcTzTQ0M4

For homework due Thursday 9/5:
1.  Buy the textbook and workbook "Fundamentals of English Grammar"
2.  Watch 3 videos:
Chart 11-1 page 290 A vs. An -
http://youtu.be/LVEJufpzVk4
Chart 11-2 page 292
Count & Noncount Nouns - http://youtu.be/LZz0ED3WVRE
Chart 11-10 page 317 Capitalization - http://youtu.be/nuC83Zo-PL8
3.  In the workbook, do Practice 1-4  on pages 191-192.
4.  In the textbook, use the cd to do Exercise 3 on page 291.
5.  Make sure you can log into the college computers.  Go to the Computer Commons for help with this if you are a new student.

 

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 - 8:40PM Evening class

 

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

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

 

Here's a website by another teacher.  There are lots of video explanations, examples, and quizzes on many grammar topics:  http://www.learnamericanenglishonline.com/?gclid=CLibu4i4lrUCFYl_Qgodd1IAVg