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

    Spring 2009

 

Final Exam Week: May 11 - 14


Tuesdays & Thursdays 1:00-2:15PM


Mondays & Wednesday 5:45-7:00 PM

Have you been having fun reviewing for the final exam?

Remember to do the last quiz on conditionals: 
http://www.quia.com/quiz/1818004.html

  Click Here for the final exam study guide! 


Day students:  The final is on Tuesday, May 12, starting at 1:00pm (I'll be in the classroom early - by 12:30pm). 

Evening students:  The final is on Wednesday, May 13, starting at 5:45pm.  Don't come to class on Monday.  Stay home and study.

 

 

Week 16: May 4 - 7


Tuesdays & Thursdays 1:00-2:15PM


Mondays & Wednesday 5:45-7:00 PM

On Wednesday, 5/6 and Thursday 5/7, we'll review the conditional in class. 
For homework, students will take one more quiz that reviews all 4 types of conditionals: 
http://www.quia.com/quiz/1818004.html

For the evening students who have been wondering what comes after level IV ESL, Click here for a Powerpoint version of a flowchart for the English language courses available at EMCC.  After you click on the link, click on open, and then click the F5 key at the top of your keyboard to see the page.  If your computer will not open a Powerpoint slide, click here for the same chart in a webpage version (to see a better image of the webpage, click the F11 key at the top of your keyboard.  This will make the web browser area larger.

In class Monday 5/4 & Tuesday 5/5:
1.  Discuss and practice the 3rd conditional (past unreal):
http://www2.estrellamountain.edu/faculty/stonebrink/ESL040/4_types_of_conditionals.htm
http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/studyzone/410/grammar/3cond1.htm
http://www.tefl.net/alexcase/worksheets/grammar/conditionals/3rd-cond-completion-game/
If I hadn't taken this class, I wouldn't have learned so much English grammar!
 

Homework for Wednesday 5/6 & Thursday 5/7:
Study the 3rd Conditional by watching Parts 1 and 2 of Jennifer's videos
and then doing the Practice Exercises and Graded Quiz (click on links or embedded videos below):


Part 1 Video (9 minutes)


Part 2 Video (8 minutes)

Practice Exercise 1

Practice Exercise 2

Practice Exercises 3+

Graded Quiz - 3rd Conditional (Past Unreal) - 10 points
Make sure you've done the other earlier quizzes too: 
Graded Quiz on the Second Conditional (10 points)
Graded Quiz on the First Conditional (10 points)

Graded Quiz on the Zero Conditional (10 points)

 

 

Week 15: April 27 - April 30


Tuesdays & Thursdays 1:00-2:15PM


Mondays & Wednesday 5:45-7:00 PM

 

In class on Wednesday 4/29 and Thursday 4/230, students will discuss the 2nd conditional.
Cathy Comic Strip     Imagine If Cards     2nd Conditional Pirate Game  Mixed Conditionals Review Game

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
 

 

If I Had a Million Dollars - song example of the 2nd Conditional

 

 

What about you?  Watch the video and take a quiz:  http://www.eslvideo.com/view_quiz.php?id=673

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

Practice Exercise 1

Practice Exercise 2

Practice Exercise 3

Graded Quiz on the Second Conditional (10 points)

 

In class on Monday 4/27 and Tuesday 4/28, students will discuss using zero and 1st conditionals

 

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 Wednesday 4/8 & Thursday 4/29

do the exercises and graded quiz below:

 

Practice Exercise 1

 

Practice Exercise 2

 

Graded Quiz on the Zero Conditional (10 points)

 

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

MORE Homework for Wednesday 4/29 & Thursday 4/30

Do the exercises and graded quiz below also:

 

Practice Exercise 1
 

Practice Exercise 2
 

Practice Exercise 3
 

Practice Exercise 4
 

Graded Quiz on the First Conditional (10 points)

 

 

If you want more information or practice, please click here for a webpage with many links on the conditional.

 

Week 14: April 20 - April 23

 
 

 


Tuesdays & Thursdays 1:00-2:15PM


Mondays & Wednesday 5:45-7:00 PM

In class on Monday 4/20 and Tuesday 4/21, students will:

1.  Discuss using "whose" and "if" in noun clauses.
2.  Play a game using noun clauses.

3.  Practice noun clauses with if/whether with a partner.  Click here for the powerpoint.

 

Homework for Wednesday 4/22 & Thursday 4/23:

A.  Review for the test on Chapters 12 Adjective Clauses and 14 Noun Clauses

    Click here to download the Study Guide if you were absent from class Monday/Tuesday and didn't get it.

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

B.  Good for review:

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

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

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

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

 

Week 13: April 13 - April 16

 

 

 

 


Tuesdays & Thursdays 1:00-2:15PM


Mondays & Wednesday 5:45-7:00 PM

In class on Monday 4/13 and Tuesday 4/14, students will:

1.  Discuss prepositions and using "whose" in adjective clauses.

2.  Click here for a Powerpoint to do in class with a partner to help you with Ex. 20 on page 360.

 

Homework for Wednesday 4/15 & Thursday 4/16:
1. On a separate piece of paper, complete the sentences started in Ex. 9 on page 350 by adding adjective clauses of your own invention.

2.  In the textbook, do Exercise 16 page 356 and Ex. 21 pages 360-362.
3.  On the computer:
a.  Information on using "whose" - http://www.grammar-quizzes.com/clauses-3.html
b.  A practice exercise with "whose" -  http://www2.estrellamountain.edu/faculty/stonebrink/ESL040/ch13p275ex10/ch13p275Ex10_1.htm

c.  A practice quiz on adjective clauses - http://www.quia.com/quiz/737020.html
 

In class on Wednesday 4/15 and Thursday 4/16, students will:

1.  Check exercises from Chapter 12 on Adjective Clauses. 

2. Start Chapter 14 on noun clauses. http://www.pitt.edu/~atteberr/comp/0150/grammar/nounclauses.html
 

Homework to be finished by Monday 4/20 & Tuesday, 4/21
A. Textbook Exercise 4 pages 406-7

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

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

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

Week 12: April 6 - April 9

 Wish Diane good luck on her conference presentation that is on Tuesday.


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

 

 

 


Tuesdays & Thursdays 1:00-2:15PM


Mondays & Wednesday 5:45-7:00 PM

In class on Monday 4/6 and Tuesday 4/7, students will:

1.  Start Chapter 12 on Adjective Clauses

 

Homework for Wednesday 4/8 & Thursday 4/9:
1. 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).
2.  Click here to go through San Mateo College's online tutorial and be sure to do the quizzes at the bottom of the page.  To go to the second explanation & exercise, look for the small words Next Page which are below the last green bar and above the advertisement that is at the very bottom of the 1st web page.
3.  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.)

 

In class on Wednesday 4/8 and Thursday 4/9, students will:

1.  Continue in Chapter 12

2.  If we have time - Click here to do an exercise that is from a different Azar textbook with a partner on the computers in class.

Homework for Monday 4/13 & Tuesday 4/14:

A. Textbook Exercises: Ex. 11 p. 351
B. Computer exercises:
1.  Information on using "whose" - http://www.grammar-quizzes.com/clauses-3.html
2.  A practice exercise with "whose" -  http://www2.estrellamountain.edu/faculty/stonebrink/ESL040/ch13p275ex10/ch13p275Ex10_1.htm

3.  A practice quiz on adjective clauses - http://www.quia.com/quiz/737020.html

 

Week 11: March 30 - April 2

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 


Tuesdays & Thursdays 1:00-2:15PM


Mondays & Wednesday 5:45-7:00 PM

 

Remember, the test for Chapter 11 is on Wednesday evening, 4/1, for the evening students and on Thursday, 4/2, for the day students.  Both groups, please study pages 312-335 and the last part on using "the" with names on page 338  in the textbook to prepare.

 

In class on Monday 3/30 and Tuesday 3/31, students will:

1.  Discuss the homework exercises assigned last week for Chapter 11 - indefinite article a/an or no article vs. definite article the

2.  Learn about article usage with geographical features (textbook page 338)

3.  Practice using articles to describe geographical features around the Phoenix/Avondale/Goodyear metropolitan areas and near students' hometowns by using google.maps.com:

View Larger Map

 

Homework for Wednesday 3/30 & Thursday 3/31:
Study for the test on Chapter 11! 

Go back through the exercises we did in the textbook and make sure you did th computer quiz:
 For 10 points towards your final grade:  Health Clubs - http://www.quia.com/quiz/1535708.html
3.  Watch a few more videos:
Countable/uncountable nouns prt. 9 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PJz--86iKg

Week 10: March 23-26

Welcome Back from Spring Break!

 
 


Tuesdays & Thursdays 1:00-2:15PM


Mondays & Wednesday 5:45-7:00 PM

In class on Monday 3/30 and Thursday 3/31, students will:

Continue Chapter 11 - indefinite article a/an or no article vs. definite article the

 

Homework to be finished by Monday 3/30 & Tuesday 3/31:
1.  In the textbook, do:
Exercise 19 page 330 (day class), Ex. 20 on page 331,  and Exercises 21-22 on pages 332-334
2.  On the computer, do:

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

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

c.  Famous People - http://a4esl.org/q/h/vm/fampeople.html
d.  For 10 points towards your final grade:  Health Clubs - http://www.quia.com/quiz/1535708.html
3.  Watch a few more videos:
Countable/uncountable nouns prt. 9 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PJz--86iKg
Nouns that are both countable & uncountable prt. 10 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zQoXKUr8G0

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

 

In class on Monday 3/23 for evening students and Tuesday 3/24 for day students, we will:
1.  Continue Chapter 11

Day Students: homework due Thurs. March 26:

1.  In the textbook, do Exercise 12 p. 319 & Ex. 14 pp. 320-321

Evening Students: homework due Wed. March 25:

1.  In the textbook, do Ex. 14 pp. 320-321, Ex. 15 pp. 322-3, and carefully read pages 326-9.

 

Week 8: March 9-12

An elephant is the symbol of the Republican Party. 
 


A donke
y is
the symbol for Democrats.


Tuesdays & Thursdays 1:00-2:15PM


Mondays & Wednesday 5:45-7:00 PM

In class on Wednesday 3/11 for evening students and Thursday 3/12 for day students, we will:
1.  Continue Chapter 11 on using indefinite & definite articles with count & noncount nouns


For homework due March 23/25 (remember - no school next week due to Spring Break), students will:

1.  In the textbook, do Exercise 6 page 315 & Ex. 9 page 317 (evening students do Ex. 12 page 319 too)

2.  On the computer, do:

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

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

4.  Optional Workbook Practice:  Practice 2-11 pages 218-225

In class on Monday 3/9 for evening students and Tuesday 3/10 for day students, we will:
1.  Start Chapter 11 on using indefinite & definite articles with count & noncount nouns
For homework, students will:
1.  In the textbook, do: Exercise 24 page 313 and study Chart 11-3 on page 314.
2.  Carefully read these handouts:
 ESL040/Articles_ESL.pdf and ESL040/ESL Article Use.pdf
3.  Watch a few videos about count & noncount nouns and indefinite (a, an) and definite (the) articles: 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-fhJzx0AIQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEU-MVzcCN4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYDgn5Ph5eU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekPmXWikrwE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=alTFMtCToWs
4.  Optional Workbook Practice:  Practice 1 page 218

 

 

Week 7: March 2-5

Quick reminder:  Test 2 on the Passive Voice has been moved from Monday/Tuesday to Wednesday/Thursday this week.  We'll check the last few Chapter 10 exercises and review question forms and the passive with get in class on Monday night and Tuesday morning.  Here's the page with all the links you will need to review for the passive test this week:  http://www2.estrellamountain.edu/faculty/stonebrink/ESL040/Chapter10PassiveLinks.htm

 

Click here for free download of Powerpoint viewer
 

Week 6: February 23-26


Tuesdays & Thursdays 1:00-2:15PM


Mondays & Wednesday 5:45-7:00 PM

In class on Thursday 2/26, day students will discuss:
1.  Exercises 14 & 15 on pages 290-1.
2.  Participial Adjectives and do Exercise 21 on pages 297-8.
3.  The use of Get + Adjectives & Past Participles on pages 300-2

For homework due Tuesday 3/3, evening students will:
1.  Do Exercises 22-23 on pages 299-300.
2.  Do Exercise 24 pages 302-3
3.  Extra practice:  Passive with Get - http://www.quia.com/quiz/845256.html
Passive Review -
http://wwwedu.ge.ch/cptic/prospective/projets/anglais/exercises/passive1.htm

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

In class on Tuesday 2/24, evening students will:
1.  Generate sentences describing laws, rules, or recommendations using modals in the passive voice using a Powerpoint activity:  Click here to download and open the Powerpoint.
2.  Generate conversations from the prompts at http://english-zone.com/teach/lazy-wrkr.html
3.  Discuss participial adjectives

For homework due Thursday 2/26, day students will:
1.  Do Exercises 14 &15 on pages 290 & 291 in the textbook.
2.  Do 2 Graded Quizzes (10 points each):

 Questions in the passive voice quiz at http://www.quia.com/quiz/1495433.html

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

3.  Other computer exercises can be tried for extra practice: 
Passive Review - http://wwwedu.ge.ch/cptic/prospective/projets/anglais/exercises/passive1.htm
Passive Mixed Tenses - http://www.englisch-hilfen.de/en/exercises/active_passive/sentences_gaps.htm
 

In class on Wednesday 2/25, evening students will discuss:
1.  Exercises 14 & 15 on pages 290-1.
2.  Participial Adjectives and do Exercise 21 on pages 297-8.
3.  The use of Get + Adjectives & Past Participles on pages 300-2

For homework due Monday 3/2, evening students will:
1.  Do Exercises 22-23 on pages 299-300.
2.  Do Exercise 24 pages 302-3
3.  Do 2 Graded Quizzes (10 points each):
 Questions in the passive voice quiz at
http://www.quia.com/quiz/1495433.html

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

6.  Extra practice:  Passive with Get - http://www.quia.com/quiz/845256.html
Passive Review -
http://wwwedu.ge.ch/cptic/prospective/projets/anglais/exercises/passive1.htm

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


In class on Monday 2/23
, evening students will:
1.  Discuss Ex. 12 page 288 (passive progressive forms).
2.  Discuss modals in the passive voice pp. 288-289.
3.  Generate sentences describing laws, rules, or recommendations using modals in the passive voice using a Powerpoint activity:  Click here to download and open the Powerpoint.

For homework due
Wednesday 2/25, evening students will:
1.  Do Exercises 14 &15 on pages 290 & 291 in the textbook.

2.  Watch a video:  Modals in the Passive Voice

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

 

 

 

Week 5: February 16-19


Tuesdays & Thursdays 1:00-2:15PM


Mondays & Wednesday 5:45-7:00 PM

In class on Tuesday 2/17 and Wednesday 2/18, students will:

1.  Practice active and passive voice in the textbook - Exercise 10 pages 284-85

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

 

In class on Thursday 2/19, day students will:

1.  Discuss Ex. 12 page 288 (passive progressive forms).

2.  Discuss modals in the passive voice pp. 288-289.

3.  Generate sentences describing laws, rules, or recommendations using modals in the passive voice. http://svetodesign.com.ua/catalog/img/prohibitSigns.gif

 

 

For homework due Thursday 2/19, day students will:

1.  Complete the Passive 1 Homework Handout - Worth 10 points towards your final grade!  If you were absent from class on Tuesday and didn't get the handouts, please click here  to download it.

2.  Watch some more videos

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

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

Been vs. Being

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

 

For homework due Tuesday, 2/24, day students will:

1.  Complete the Passive 2 and 3  Homework Handouts - Each worth 10 points towards your final grade!  If you were absent from class on Thursday and didn't get the handouts, please click here, and here, to download them.

2.  Watch a video:  Modals in the Passive Voice

3.  Do a computer exercise- Snakes can be found in...

and Shoreline College (practices active & passive voice modals)

4.   Optional Workbook: Practice 16-19 pages 201-203

 

For homework due Monday 2/23, evening students will:

1.  Complete the Passive 1, 2, & 3  Homework Handouts -
Each worth 10 points towards your final grade!
 
If you were absent from class on Wednesday and didn't get the handouts, please click here, here, and here, to download them.

2.  Watch some more videos

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

3.  Do some computer exercises-
click on the title of the exercise below to go to it:

Present Continuous Tutorial & Quiz

Been vs. Being

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

 

4.  Optional Workbook: Practice 16-19 pages 201-203

ESL040 Day students - see you on Tuesday, 2/17, as usual.

Attention ESL040 evening students!  Remember that there is no class on Monday, February 16.  The college is closed in celebration of the President's Day holiday.  See you on Wednesday, Feb. 18, as usual.

 

Week 4: February 9-12

 


Tuesdays & Thursdays 1:00-2:15PM


Mondays & Wednesday 5:45-7:00 PM

In class on Monday 2/9 for evening students and Tuesday 2/10 for day students, we will:
1.  The future in the passive voice is going to be practiced.  The predictions that were written for homework will be shared.
2. 
The textbook exercises that were done for homework (
exercises 2, 3, 4, 5, & 6 on pages 279-80) will be discussed.
For homework for Wednesday 2/11 - Thursday 2/12:

1. 
Take a quiz on the future passive "am/is/are going to be + past participle": http://www.quia.com/quiz/1477314.html

2.  Prepare for your 1st test by studying Charts 10-1, 10-2, and 10-3 and Exercises 1-6 in the textbook (plus the handouts and computer quizzes).  If you were absent from class on Wednesday or Thursday and didn't get the study guide, please click here to download it.

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

Here are the links:

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

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

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

 

Week 3: February 2-5

 


Tuesdays & Thursdays 1:00-2:15PM


Mondays & Wednesday 5:45-7:00 PM

In class on Wednesday 2/4 for evening students and Thursday 2/5 for day students, we will:
1. Focus on the present perfect in the passive voice by discussing & writing about differences between two pictures of a hotel room (Oh, No!  I've Been Robbed!)
2. 
Discuss the 2 different future forms in the active & passive voice
3.  Do Exercise 1 on p. 277 in the textbook

 


For homework due
Monday 2/9
- Tuesday 2/10:

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

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

 

3.  Write 10 predictions  in the passive voice (sentences using will be and am/is/are going to be + past participle) about future discoveries or changes that you think will be made.  Write your predictions on a separate piece of lined notebook paper to give to Diane 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.)

4.  Do Exercises 2, 3, 4, 5, & 6 on pages 279-80 in the textbook.

 

 


Tuesdays & Thursdays 1:00-2:15PM


Mondays & Wednesday 5:45-7:00 PM

In class on Monday 2/2 for evening students and Tuesday 2/3 for day students, we will:
1.  Review the Quia quizzes on transitive & intransitive and direct & indirect objects.
2.  Review the simple present and simple past passive voice.  Click here and here for handouts.
 

 

 

 

 

For homework due Wednesday 2/4 - Thursday 2/5:

1.  Learn 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


2. 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

 

3.  Look at the examples of present perfect tense passive voice sentences about changes that have been made in our community on the handout Has the Air Conditioning Been Fixed Yet?  If you were absent from class and didn't get the handouts, please click on the link to download and print it out.

 

4.  Optional Workbook Practice:  Practice 5 - 11 on pages 195-199

Week 2: January 26-29

 


Tuesdays & Thursdays 1:00-2:15PM


Mondays & Wednesday 5:45-7:00 PM

In class on Wednesday 1/28 for evening students and Thursday 1/29 for day students, we will:
1.  Continue discussing information on page 276 of the textbook.
2.  Focus on practicing the simple present and simple past passive voice.
If you were absent and didn't get the handouts to practice the simple present and past passive, click here and here.

 

 

 

 

For homework due Monday 2/1 - Tuesday 2/2 students will:

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

 

2. 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.html
 

3.  Review the forms of the simple past tense in the passive voice by reading information and watching a short video at:  http://www.learnamericanenglishonline.com/Green%20Level/G4%20Past%20Passive.html
 

4.  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
 

5.  Optional Workbook Practice:  Practice 1 page 193; Practice 2 pp. 193-4, Practice 4 pp. 194-5

 

 

 


Tuesdays & Thursdays 1:00-2:15PM


Mondays & Wednesday 5:45-7:00 PM

In class on Monday 1/26 for evening students and Tuesday 1/27 for day students, we will:
1.  Write sentences in various verb tenses and label them for s-v-o and other information.
2.  Discuss information on pages 276 of the textbook.
For homework due Thursday 1/29, day students will:
1.  Study the information on the
3-page handout showing different verb tenses in the active & passive voice in the affirmative, negative, & interrogative forms and the 1-page handout Easy as 1-2-3-4 Forming the Passive.  Click on the blue links to download the handouts if you were absent from class and did not get them.

2.  Write 8-10 active voice sentences that explain what people grow, manufacture, produce, export, and/or build in states/countries you are familiar with.  For example:
Farmers grow raspberries in Oregon.
Manufacturers make raspberry jam in Oregon.
Oregon companies export raspberry jam to other states.
Farmers grow macadamia nuts in Hawaii.
Miners mine copper in Arizona.
Beer makers produce many kinds of beer in Germany.
etc.
You'll use these sentences in class on Thursday.

 

For homework due Wednesday 1/28, evening students will:

1.  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.
2.  Watch a short video of a teacher review verb tenses in the active voice and do the Cloze & Matching Exercises there:  http://international.ouc.bc.ca/chalkntalk/verbstory/

2.  Study the information on the 3-page handout showing different verb tenses in the active & passive voice in the affirmative, negative, & interrogative forms and the 1-page  handout Easy as 1-2-3-4 Forming the Passive.  Click on the blue links to download the handouts if you were absent from class and did not get them.

3.  Have some fun trying two verb tense review games.  Click here for a tic-tac-toe game and click here for a quiz show game.

 

*Attention Evening Students!  Remember the question about whether "spend" is a transitive or intransitive verb?  It's both - it depends on its meaning in the sentence.  According to www.yourdictionary.com:
transitive verb spent, spending spend′ing
1.  to use up, exhaust, consume, or wear out his fury was spent
2.  to pay out (money); disburse
3.  to give or devote (time, labor, thought, or effort) to some enterprise or for some purpose
4.  to pass (a period of time) spending hours together
5.  to waste; squander

intransitive verb

1.  to pay out or use up money, etc.
2.  Obsolete to be or become consumed, wasted, etc.
 

Because the sentence "I spent the night at my grandma's house" has a meaning similar to "4.  pass a period of time", then my interpretation was wrong and "spend" was actually being used transitively in that sentence!

Week 1: January 20-22

 


Tuesdays & Thursdays 1:00-2:15PM


Mondays & Wednesday 5:45-7:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In class on Thursday 1/22, day students will:
1.  Discuss transitive & intransitive verbs and direct & indirect objects: 
Click here for the web-based explanation with exercises.

Click here for the Word document explanation only.  This is the same paper Diane handed out in class.  
For homework due Tuesday 1/27, day students will:
1.
Do the first 3 quizzes at http://www.quia.com/pages/esl040.html
2.  Watch a short video of a teacher review verb tenses in the active voice and do the Cloze & Matching Exercises there:  http://international.ouc.bc.ca/chalkntalk/verbstory/

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

4.  Have some fun trying the verb tense review games at: 
http://www2.estrellamountain.edu/faculty/stonebrink/UVSC030TenseReview/tic_tac/tic_tac.htm
or http://www2.estrellamountain.edu/faculty/stonebrink/UVSC030TenseReview/bazillionaire/bazillionaire.htm
5.  Optional Workbook Practice:  Practice 3 page 194; Practice 9 p. 198

In class on Tuesday, day students will:
1.  Discuss information on the course syllabus.
2.  Watch a short movie about how to get to Estrella Hall (where Diane's office, the Information Commons with computers for students, & tutors in the Learning Enhancement & Writing Support Center are). 
3.  Review key grammar terminology by brainstorming definitions and examples for: noun, common noun, proper noun, subject,
verb, linking verb, transitive verb, intransitive verb,
object, direct object, indirect object, subject complement, adjective, adverb, phrase, clause.

For homework due Thursday 1/22, day students will:

1.  Buy the textbook "Fundamentals of English Grammar"

2.  Watch a 10-minute video of a teacher explaining what direct &indirect objects and object complements are at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaCrM_QUrF4

In class on Wednesday 1/21, evening students will:

1.  Discuss information on the course syllabus.

2.  Review key grammar terminology by brainstorming definitions and examples for:

noun, common noun, proper noun, subject,
verb, linking verb, transitive verb, intransitive verb,
object, direct object, indirect object, subject complement, adjective, adverb, phrase, clause.

4.  Discuss transitive & intransitive verbs and direct & indirect objects:  Click here for the web-based explanation with exercises.
Click here for the Word document explanation only.  This is the same paper Diane handed out in class. 
 

For homework due Monday 1/26, evening students will:

1.  Buy the textbook "Fundamentals of English Grammar"

2.  Watch a 10-minute video of a teacher explaining what direct &indirect objects and object complements are at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaCrM_QUrF4
3. Do the first 3 quizzes at http://www.quia.com/pages/esl040.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Your Instructor:  Diane Stonebrink

Office Location: Estrella Hall, 126E (in the Information Commons)

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

 

Click here to watch a four-minute movie that shows how to walk from your classroom in Ocotillo Hall to Diane's office in Estrella Hall. 

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

Click here to download Course Syllabus for the Tuesday-Thursday 1:00-2:15PM Day class

Click here to download Course Syllabus for the Monday-Wednesday 5:45-7:00PM Evening class

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

Click below to watch a short movie that explains how to login to Blackboard:

             Explanation in English                  Explanation in Spanish

 

Good site for grammar review - Learn American English Online - http://www.learnamericanenglishonline.com/index.html

 

Barbara        Patricia