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

   Fall 2014 - Monday & Wedneday 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:
1.  Computer Quiz on Zero & 1st Conditional - http://www.quia.com/quiz/4924582.html  (25 points 25/400)
2.  Computer Quiz on Second Conditional -
http://www.quia.com/quiz/4606852.html (20 points 45/400)

3.  Paper Assignment - Write a paragraph of 10 sentences similar to The Great Conditional Challenge practiced in class.  (20 points 65/400)
4.  Computer Quiz on Simple Present & Past Passive Voice -
http://www.quia.com/quiz/4976916.html  (25 points 90/400)

5.  Paper Assignment - Write 2 paragraphs of 5 sentences each to describe how a holiday is celebrated and how something is made. (30 points 120/400)

6.  Paper Assignment - Write 20 sentences about what is being done in your community (10 sentences with present progressive passive) and what you think will be done or what is going to be done in the future (5 sentences future passive with be going to + past participle and 5 sentences with simple future passive will be + past participle)  (20 points 140/400)

7.  Computer Quiz on Future & Present Perfect Passive Voice -  http://www.quia.com/quiz/4992327.html (25 points 165/400)

8.  Computer Quiz on indefinite & definite articles (a, an, nothing, the) - http://www.quia.com/quiz/5020998.html  (20 points 185/400)

9.  Paper assignment - paragraph using a/an/the/0 with geographical features. Click here for an example. (30 points  215/400)

10. Computer Quiz Articles with Geographical Features - http://www.quia.com/quiz/5043376.html (25 pts. 240/400)

11. Paper Assignment Adjective Clauses  (30 pts. 270/400) - Write 15 sentences that contain adjective clauses and show appropriate use of articles.   See the examples listed below in Week 12 assignments.

12. Computer Quiz Adjective Clauses (25 pts. 295/400) - http://www.quia.com/quiz/5045844.html

13.  Computer Quiz Noun Clauses  (25 pts. 320/400)  http://www.quia.com/quiz/4197767.html

14. NEW 12/8   Paper Assignment Noun Clauses  (30 pts. 350/400)

15. NEW 12/8  Computer Quiz Final Exam Review (50 points 400/400) - http://www.quia.com/quiz/4197752.html

 

Week 14 

Mon. 12/8

&

Wed. 12/10

In class this week:
 

1.  Continue Chapter 14  Noun Clauses

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

 

3.  Final Exam Review:  By popular demand, click here for the final review game that we played on the last class day. 

Please remember to return your mp4 players!  Bring them to class on Wednesday.

 

Next week, we'll have the final exam on Monday, December 15 from 7:00-8:50 pm. 
Click here for the final exam study guide.

 

We will not meet on Wednesday, 12/17.  Monday, 12/15 is the last time you'll come to this class.

 

Homework for Wednesday, 12/10:

1.   Workbook:  Practice 8-10 on pages 241-242.
 

2.  Computer:
 

A.  Do an ungraded quiz to practice noun clauses:  http://www.quia.com/quiz/3956871.html

 

B.  Do a graded quiz (50 points) which will help you review for the final exam:  http://www.quia.com/quiz/4197752.html

 

3.  Paper Assignment:  Complete the handout with regular (direct) and embedded (indirect with noun clauses) questions/statements.

 

4.  Start reviewing for the final exam, which will be on Monday, December 15, 7:00-8:50 PM
      Click HERE for the Final Exam study guide.

 

Week 13 

Evening

Mon. 12/1 

&

Wed. 12/3

In class this week:
1.  Take the Test on Chapter 11 & 12 on Monday

2.  Start Chapter 14 Noun Clauses on Wednesday

Homework for Wednesday 12/3
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

Homework for Monday 12/8

1. 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. 
Computer:

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

C.  http://www.grammar-quizzes.com/nounclausequiz.html
D.  http://english-zone.com/grammar/noun-clz1.html


3.   Workbook:  Practice 1-7 on pages 237-240.

 

Week 12

Mon. 11/24 

&

Wed.11/26

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Note:  The test on Chapters 11 and 12 will not be on Wednesday, 11/26, as originally planned and stated on the syllabus. 

The test on Chapters 11 & 12 will be on Monday, 12/1. 
However, be sure to come to Wednesday's class, which will be full of fascinating information and practice on adjective clauses!

Homework for Monday, 12/1:

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 Monday, December 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.  

Homework for Wednesday, 11/26:
1.  
Workbook: Practice 9-19 pages 211-217.

 

2.  Separate piece of paper (Paper Assignment Adjective Clauses):  Write 15 sentences that contain adjective clauses and which demonstrate correct article usage.  You can describe yourself, people you know, or write definitions (from your own mind - not from a dictionary).  Underline the adjective clause(s) in your sentences.

 

For example:
a.  I am a person who loves to eat mangoes and drink mocha lattes.
 

b.  The neighbors who live to the east of me have a dog that is part coyote.

 

c.  The workbook which I was required to buy for my grammar class has been very useful.


3.  Computer Quiz - Articles with Geographical Features -
http://www.quia.com/quiz/5043376.html

 

Optional:

  Read more about using which or that in adjective clauses:  http://web.ku.edu/~edit/which.html and www.clarion.edu/70753.pdf  and about essential vs. non-essential adjective clauses:

http://www.chompchomp.com/terms/essentialclause.htm
http://chompchomp2.com/handouts/commatip05.pdf

 

 

Week 11

Mon. 11/17 

&

Wed. 11/19


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 - practice articles with geographical features & capitalization

2.  Start Chapter 12 - 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

Homework for Monday 11/24:
1.  Watch two more videos for Chapter 12:
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.   Workbook: 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 .

Homework for Wednesday 11/19:
1.
Watch three 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
Chart 12-3 page 324 Using Who, Whom, That - http://youtu.be/HkY6ViQZGFo

2.  WorkbookPractice 1- 4 on pages 207-209.

3.  Keep practicing a/the and special uses of the:
The or Nothing with Geographical Names - http://ww2.college-em.qc.ca/prof/epritchard/countryetc.html and  http://grammar-quizzes.com/art-4.html

5.  Do exercises 40 and 41 on pages 318-319 in the textbook to practice using capital letters.


 

 

 

Week 10

Mon. 11/10

&

Wed. 11/12

    Would you like
a little
 chicken?

In class:
1.  Continue Chapter 11 in the textbook.
2.  Receive a study booklet for remembering the special uses of "the" or no "the". 
3. 
How much/How many?  Powerpoint partner activity
4.  Web activity (click here to start)  to practice using indefinite (a, an) and definite articles (the) in contexts (a sentence, paragraph, or story).  If you finish quickly, try: http://www.english-online.org.uk/games/articlesframe.htm
 

Homework due Monday 11/17:
1. Textbook: Exercises 30, 32, 33, and 35 pages 311 - 314.

2.  Workbook, do Practice 26-30 on pages 203-206.

3.  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 Monday, November 17.

 

Homework due Wednesday 11/12:
1Textbook: Listening Exercise 34 on page 313.
2
Videos: 
Page 338 Chart 11-9 Using The or A with Names http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwjQJ0wbROs

and

Chart 11-10 page 317 Capitalization - http://youtu.be/nuC83Zo-PL8

3 Workbook:  Practice 22-25 on pages 200-203.
4.  Computer Graded Quiz
on indefinite & definite articles (a, an, nothing, the) - http://www.quia.com/quiz/5020998.html (20 points)

 

 

Week 9

Mon. 11/3

&

Wed. 11/5

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

Diamonds and gold are commonly used in jewelry.

Working for an hourly wage in an orchard


a
utensil

 to cut
an onion

In class:
1.  Start Chapter 11 in the textbook.
2.  Discuss types of nouns and the article editing flowchart (for help deciding on what articles to use in a paragraph).  Check out this site too:  http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/courses/elc/studyzone/490/grammar/arttree1.htm   

3.  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
4.  Practice count and noncount nouns & indefinite articles in Chapter 11 by doing a Powerpoint pair activity with a classmate.  
Click on the link
a an nothing ppsx
5.  How much/How many?  Powerpoint partner activity

Homework due Monday 11/10:
1Textbook: Listening Exercise 11 on page 296 and Exercise 22 on page 301.
2
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 Workbook:  Practice 8- 16 on pages 194-198 and Practice 20-21 on pages 199-200
4.
  Computer: do some practice quizzes to choose between a/an/some/nothing;  few/a few/little/a little;  and count/noncount nouns with a/an/many/much:

   http://www.better-english.com/grammar/few.htm

   http://www.better-english.com/grammar/counta.htm

   http://www.manythings.org/fq/1/9995.html

   http://fog.ccsf.edu/~lfried/grammar/articlestest.html

Want more?  Check out the links at http://www2.estrellamountain.edu/faculty/stonebrink/articlelinks.htm
 

Homework for Wednesday 11/5:
1.  Watch 4 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 11-3 page 293 Noncount Nouns -  http://youtu.be/ZABFN3h9mPg

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

2.  In the textbook, use the cd to do Exercise 3 on page 291.
3.  In the workbook, do Practice 1-4  on pages 191-192.

 

 

Week 8

Mon. 10/27

&

Wed. 10/29

 

In class this week:

 

1.  Share future predictions using passive

 

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

Homework for Wednesday 10/29:
 A test on the passive voice is going to be given on Wednesday.  Will it be passed by all the students? 
Click here to go to the page with links to the videos, quizzes, and powerpoints to review for the test.

Also, if you need more practice with the present progressive and past progressive in the passive voice, try an ungraded practice computer quiz:
http://www.quia.com/quiz/4998575.html

 

Week 7 

Mon. 10/20

&

Wed. 10/21

Where was this monument built?

When was it finished?

Why was it constructed?

Who was it named after?

In class:

1.  Practice the simple past tense question form in the passive voice in Ex. 10 p. 264 and  asking about and describing important inventions, monuments, and works of art
  Dr. Pepper example

Mapenzi hair dryer, Claudia phone, Yoandy digital watch, Do Yesterday song, Sally Ipad, Erika Great Wall of China, Antonio sugar

2.  Discuss omission of the by-phrase in the passive.

 

3.  Practice using present perfect tense in sentences about the pictures on the Oh, No!  I've Been Robbed!
 

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 Monday 10/27:

1.  Graded Homework #6 Paper Assignment:  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 also write 10 predictions  in the passive voice about future discoveries or changes that you think will be made   Write 5 sentences 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.

 

3.   Do a GRADED computer quiz on the present perfect & future passive:  Click here  
   

4.  Study information at
Modals in the Passive Voice

5.  Do a practice computer exercise on modal verbs in the passive - Snakes can be found in...

For homework due Wednesday 10/22:

1.  Watch 1 more video: 
Chart 10-5 page 269 Passive Modal Auxiliaries - http://youtu.be/mRQeQmTyj4s
and
Modals in the Passive Voice

2.  Workbook: Practice 16-18 on pages 179-181

 

 

 

 

Week 6

 

Mon.10/13 

&

Wed. 10/15

 

 

In class this week:

 

1.  Continue Chapter 10 Passive Voice

2.  Discuss transitive & intransitive verbs and direct & indirect objects
 

Homework for Wed. 10/15 & Mon. 10/20:

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.  Workbook: Practice 5-10 on pages 172-177.

5.  Textbook:  Listening Exercise 3 on page 260.

6.  Computer:  Check your understanding of Transitive & Intransitive Verbs in an interactive tutorial.  Click here to begin.

7.  GRADED QUIZ on the present & past passive voice:  http://www.quia.com/quiz/4976916.html

8.  Graded Paper Assignment:  Write 2 short paragraphs of 6 sentences each using Simple Present Passive Voice in all the sentences. 
      Paragraph 1 must describe a holiday:  Where is it celebrated?  When is it celebrated?  How is it celebrated (what is done?)
See page 289 for an example, but make all the sentences in your paragraph passive, not active.
      Paragraph 2 must describe a process:
  How is something (you choose what) madeWhat are the steps in the process - what is done first, second, third, etc.?  For example:

Do you know how instant coffee is made?  First, coffee beans are picked from trees and dried in the sun. Then, the beans are roasted and cooled rapidly before being ground. The beans are then mixed with hot water and the mixture is strained before it is frozen. Finally, the frozen mixture is ground and then dried in a vacuum before it is packed into jars. The coffee is now ready to be sold in shops.  (adapted from http://www.admc.hct.ac.ae/hd1/english/writing/wtgpassive3.htm)

VERY IMPORTANT:  Write from your own mind/memory/brain.  Don't use the Internet or books!  I'm more interested in your use of the passive voice grammar than in details or precise facts.

9.  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

10.  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

11.  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.


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

 

Week 5

Mon. 10/6

&

Wed. 10/8

In class:
1.  Review the 0, 1, 2, and 3 conditionals by writing sentences for these scenarios.  Click for the
Review sentences
2.  Take a test on the 0, 1, 2, and 3 Conditional Forms
3. Start discussing the Passive Voice (Chapter 10 in textbook)
4.  Click
here for the active vs. passive voice examples (3-page color-coded handout).

Homework due Monday, 10/13:

1.  Videos:
Chart 10-2 page 259 Form of the Passive
- http://youtu.be/8uWFz1HPmgs AND http://youtu.be/nnT7mdkkWtc
The Direct Object - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7pECdVD3gk&list=UURsOz2fEo9il80W4aTIMAvA
The Indirect Object - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrqprPQQWkQ&list=UURsOz2fEo9il80W4aTIMAvA&index=9
The Subject Complement - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrJ_W1h1toM&index=7&list=UURsOz2fEo9il80W4aTIMAvA

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.

Homework due Wednesday, 10/8:

1.  Bring your textbooks on Wednesday.  We'll start Chapter 10 Passive Voice then.

2.  Video:  Chart 10-1 page 258 Active & Passive Sentences  http://youtu.be/Jwe_nd4quC0

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.

 

Week 4

Mon. 9/29

&

Wed. 10/1

In class:
1.  Review the 2nd conditional:
  If I were governor of Arizona...;
  If I became president of the United States....;
  If I knew more English.....
2.  Practice the 3rd conditional.
3.  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.

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

Homework due Monday, 10/6:

1.  Practice computer quiz on the 3rd conditional: 
http://www.quia.com/quiz/4951386.html

2.  Practice computer quiz on mixed conditional forms: http://www.quia.com/quiz/1818004.html

3.  Study for the Test on Monday, October 6.    There will be some multiple-choice, fill-in-the-blank, and sentence writing questions.  To prepare, study:

       a.  The color handout on the forms of the conditional.  Click here to review the handout.

       b.  The homework handouts on the zero,
first, second, and third conditional .

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

Homework due Wednesday, 10/1:

1.  For graded homework (20 points), write a paragraph with 10 sentences on a topic listed on  The Great Conditional Challenge , or on a theme of your own invention.  This will be due next Wednesday, October 1. 

 

Week 3

Mon. 9/22

&

Wed. 9/24

In class:
1.  Practice the 2nd conditional by reviewing the handouts from last week Imagine What Would You Do? and the 6-page double-sided second conditional package) and speaking & writing about hypothetical situations:
  If I were governor of Arizona...;
  If I became president of the United States....;
  If I knew more English.....
2.  Discuss & practice the 3rd conditional.

Homework due Monday, 9/29:

1.  Finish the handouts on the 3rd conditional.

2.  For graded homework (20 points), write a paragraph with 10 sentences on a topic listed on  The Great Conditional Challenge , or on a theme of your own invention.  This will be due next Wednesday, October 1. 

Homework due Wednesday, 9/24:

1. Graded computer quiz on the 2nd conditional:
http://www.quia.com/quiz/4606852.html

Videos:

Parts 1 and 2 of Jennifer's videos on the 3rd Conditional:

Part 1 Video (9 minutes)

Part 2 Video
(8 minutes)
 


 

Week 2

Mon. 9/15 

&

Wed. 9/17

 


What would
you do
if you had a million dollars?


If I were or If I was?

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

 

 

Your wish will come true if you get the bigger half of a wishbone. 

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

 

In class:
1.  Continue discussing conditional forms.  Click here to review the handout.
2.  Practice the zero conditional on the worksheet Laws of Nature
& Jenniferís survey questions.
3.  Discuss the first conditional used to talk about possible future results (textbook pages 68-70, handout
Superstitions , handout Bad Drivers!).   
4.  Preview the second conditional:
  If I Had a Million Dollars - a song that uses the 2nd Conditional
5.  Practice the second conditional by asking classmates questions and writing sentences
If I Were a Rich Man - song video If I Was a Rich Girl - song video
 

 

Homework due Monday 9/22 -  If I were you, I would do this!
1.  Handouts:  6-page double-sided second conditional package
2.  Video & quiz http://www.eslvideo.com/view_quiz.php?id=673

3.  Jennifer's Second Conditional Video (below)
4.  Computer exercises 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 Monday 9/22 
Second Conditional:

Practice Exercise 1

Practice Exercise 2

Practice Exercise 3

 

 Homework due Wednesday 9/17
1.  Watch the video below and do the computer exercises 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 due Wednesday 9/17

First Conditional:
 

Practice Exercise 1
 

Practice Exercise 2
 

Practice Exercise 3


Practice Exercise 4

Practice Exercise 5

 

 

2.  Complete the two-page (double-sided)  first conditional handout.

3.  Do your first graded assignment: Computer Quiz on the Zero Conditional and First Conditional -  http://www.quia.com/quiz/4924582.html
 
Optional/Extra

For your listening pleasure, a few songs with the 1st conditional:

Bruno Mars Count on Me  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0X1UHzJP_Ic 
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

 

Week 1

Mon. 9/8 

&

Wed. 9/10

 



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

 

 

In class:
1.  Start the first topic - the conditional Click here for the handout on Zero, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Mixed, & Variations on Conditionals.
(Thank you Phillipa Lee Johnson). 
2.  Click here for the handout reviewing the 13 Verb Tense Structures of English
3.  Practice the zero conditional on the worksheet Laws of Nature. 

Homework due Wednesday 9/10
1.  Watch the first video for 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 Wednesday 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 (use Google Chrome or IE, not Firefox, for videos).

 

Homework for Thursday 9/10:
 

Read about the Zero (Factual) Conditional:

http://www.edufind.com/english/grammar/if_conditional2.php
 

Do Zero Conditional Online Practice:
Practice Exercise 1

Practice Exercise 2
Practice Exercise 3
Practice Exercise 4

Extra practice: http://www.englishbaby.com/lessons/grammar/zero_conditional
 

For those students who want more detailed information, check out  http://www.english-grammar-lessons.com/type0/menu.php and http://random-idea-english.blogspot.com/2012/08/zero-conditional-theres-more-to-it-than.html

 

 

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

Click here to download Course Syllabus for the Monday & Wednesday 7:15-8:40 PM Evening class
 

 

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

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