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

   Spring 2011 - Tuesday & Thursday Day 11:30AM-12:50PM

Tuesday & Thursday Evening 7:15-8:35PM
Click Here for Textbook Video Explanations & Extra Practice 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In class Thursday, 5/5:

1.    Practice noun clauses with a partner.  Click here for the long version (includes clauses beginning with where, when, how, what, etc
2,  Review passive and conditional
 

1.   Click here for the final exam study guide!

2.  Last graded quiz worth 30 points!!  Click here to do the graded quiz to help you review for the final exam.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In class Tuesday, 5/3:

1.  Continue Chapter 14 Noun Clauses
 

For homework due Thursday, 5/5:

1.  In the textbook, finish Exercises 8 and 9 on pages 410-411.

2.  Watch some videos:
Page 404 Chart 14-2 Noun Clauses that Begin with a Question Word - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ArfDgJFxDc

Page 407 Chart 14-3 Noun Clauses with Who, What, Whose + Be - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbA55304LXk
Page 409 Chart 14-4 Noun Clauses that Begin with If or Whether - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvBpRrmPLPA

3. On the computer, do:

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

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

C.  Graded quiz worth 20 points!!  Click here to do the graded quiz on noun clauses.

 

 

 

 

 

 

In class Thursday, 4/28:

1.  The past perfect tense in the passive voice will be presented.
2.  Chapter 14 Noun Clauses is going to be started.   Click here to download a summary of noun clause (embedded questions) formation if you were absent and didn't get it in class
http://www.pitt.edu/~atteberr/comp/0150/grammar/nounclauses.html 
 

For homework due Tuesday, 5/3:

1.  In the textbook, do  Exercise 2 p. 405 and Ex. 4 pp. 406-7

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

3. 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

 

 

 

In class on Tuesday, 4/19 - Thursday. 4/21:

1.  The present and past progressive tenses in the passive voice are being taught by student teachers today.

2.  The simple past and progressive tenses might be practiced by using The Tornado grammar story. 

3.  Modals in the passive voice might be discussed (if there's enough time), and an oral activity describing laws, rules, or recommendations may be done:   Click here to download and open passive voice modals Powerpoint.

4.  Review various tenses in the passive voice by working through some exercises in the textbook together.

5.   If time, review various tenses in the passive voice with another PowerPoint activity.
 

For homework:

Study for the Chapter 10 Test on the passive voice.  It will be given next Tuesday, April 26
Click here to go to the page with links to the videos, quizzes, handouts, and powerpoints to review for the class test.

There are also
4 graded quizzes to do on the computer.  These will help you prepare for the class test:

1
Click here for the Graded Quiz (20 points) on the Simple Present & Simple Past Passive Voice.

2.  Click here for the Graded Quiz
(20 points) on the Present Progressive & Past Progressive Passive Voice.

3.  Click here for the Graded Quiz (20 points) on the Future and Present Perfect Passive Voice.

4.   Click here for the Graded Quiz (20 points) on Modals in the Passive Voice.

 

Watch a video:  Modals in the Passive Voice

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

 

In class on Thursday, 4/14

1.  The future in the passive voice will be taught by student teachers.

2.  The 2 different future forms in the active & passive voice are going to be reviewed 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 Tuesday 4/18:
1.   In the textbook, make sure Exercises 1-11 on pages 277-287 have been finished and  your answers have been checked.

2
 
  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

 

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

Simple Present vs. Present Progressive Quiz

Been vs. Being

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

 

 

In class on Tuesday, 4/12:
1.  Review the present perfect in the passive voice by sharing answers that were written for homework on the Oh, No!  I've Been Robbed! handout and start the Has the Air Conditioning Been Fixed Yet?  handout.
For homework due Thursday 4/14:
1.  In the textbook, start working on Exercises 1-11 on pages 277-287 and check your answers.

2
.  Finish writing 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 handout, please click on the link to download and print it out.

 

3.  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

 

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

 

5.  Watch some videos that match Chapter 10 in your textbook:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jwe_nd4quC0&feature=player_embedded
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uWFz1HPmgs&feature=player_embedded
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EaWBDsV7JVY&feature=player_embedded
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKfhpea7ofI&feature=player_embedded#at=70

 

 

 

 

In class on Thursday, 4/7:
1.  Groups will be formed, individual student presentations will be given, and the presentations will be videotaped (and the passive voice will be practiced)
2. The present perfect tense in the active and passive will be explained by student teachers.
For homework due Tuesday 4/12:
1Learn 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

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.  Practice the present perfect in the passive voice by writing a minimum of 7 sentences about differences between two pictures of a hotel room (Oh, No!  I've Been Robbed!).  Example:  The luggage has been opened.

 

 

In class on Tuesday, 4/5:
1.  Review active vs. passive voice and simple present tense.
2.  Examine question forms on pages 279-280 in the textbook
3.  Listen to a classmate's explanation of the simple past passive voice.
4.  Brainstorm a list of inventions, artworks, buildings, and other famous products, then write active & passive voice sentences about them.  Dr. Pepper example
5.  Listen to an example presentation http://esldiane.glogster.com/portland-oregon/

6. If time, complete a  handout practicing both simple present and simple past tense in the passive voice.

For homework due Thursday 4/7:
1.  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

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.  Prepare your presentation about your city using simple present & past passive voice sentences.

Extra Practice, if desired:
In the workbook, do Practice 1-10 on pages 193-198.
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

 

 

In class on Thursday,3/31:
1.  Review direct & indirect objects
2.  Discuss the difference between active voice and passive voice sentences (pages 276-77 in textbook)
3.  Student pairs give examples & explain how to form active and passive voice interrogative, affirmative, & negative sentences.
For homework due Tuesday 4/5:
1.  Study the information on pages 276-7in the textbook.

2Review 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.
  Prepare a short oral presentation (2-3 minutes) to describe what crops, animals, natural resources, and famous places   are found in your native country/state/city
(or any place you want).  Passive voice must be used (mostly simple present and past) n the presentation!  The information will be presented to a group of classmates next Thursday and the presentation is going to be recorded for Diane to watch.  You can start preparing this weekend by thinking of fruits, vegetables, and other foods that are grown in your hometown, what products are manufactured there, what monuments were built there, and etc.  Also, find a few pictures on the web of the place and the things you'll describe in your presentation to show your classmates as you talk.  An example presentation will be given by Diane next Tuesday.

 

 

In class Tuesday 3/29:
1.  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
Transitive & Intransitive Verbs  & Finding the Direct Object explanation & practice
 
Homework for Thursday 3/31
1.  Do 3 practice quizzes:
GE pp. 36-7 Indirect Object Position - Practice identifying correct word order in sentences with direct and indirect objects.

Transitive or Intransitive Verbs? - Decide if a sentence contains a transitive (has an object) or intransitive (has no direct or indirect object) verb.

Finding Direct Objects and Indirect Objects Find the direct objects in sentences 1-10 and the indirect objects in sentences 11-20.

2.  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.

 

3.  Optional:  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

 



Welcome back from Spring Break!  In class on Tuesday, March 22, students will:

1.  Review the 0, 1, 2, and 3 conditionals
 

2.  Practice using mixed conditionals

For homework due Thurs. 3/24:
 

1.  You will have a TEST on conditional forms.   To prepare, review the 4 graded computer quizzes you've had:
Graded Quiz on the Zero Conditional

Graded Quiz on the 1st Conditional
Graded Quiz on the 2nd Conditional
Graded Quiz on the 3rd Conditional

Also, review the handouts and the charts (0-4 black & white; color summary).

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

Review sentences

In class Thursday 3/10:
1. 
Review the 3rd conditional (past unreal) by checking the handout from Tuesday.
2.   Review the 1st, 2nd, & 3rd conditionals by playing the What If? game
No classes next week March 14-18.  See you again on Tuesday, March 22. 
Have a great spring break !

We need your help!!  If you want something to do during Spring Break,  please answer the questions about you and late-start classes at Estrella Mountain Community College.   Click here to start

Homework for Tuesday 3/21 (no rush - the last day to do these is Monday, 3/28):
Here are the links for those 4 graded computer quizzes (worth 20 points each):
Graded Quiz on the Zero Conditional

Graded Quiz on the 1st Conditional
Graded Quiz on the 2nd Conditional
Graded Quiz on the 3rd Conditional

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

3.  You can also try these other mixed conditional quizzes.  They're from the old blue Azar book, not the black one you have now.  They're not worth any points and they're a little tricky, but good practice:
http://www.quia.com/quiz/822304.html
http://www.quia.com/quiz/819399.html

 

In class Tuesday 3/8:
1.  Review the 2nd conditional - 
Cathy Comic Strip
2.  Discuss 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
3.  Complete the double-sided handout on the 3rd (past unreal) conditional.
 
Homework:
Do 4 graded computer quizzes (worth 20 points each):
Graded Quiz on the Zero Conditional

Graded Quiz on the 1st Conditional
Graded Quiz on the 2nd Conditional
Graded Quiz on the 3rd Conditional

 

In class Thursday 3/3:
1.  Review the 2nd conditional:

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
 

2.  Share what you wrote on the 3-page handout (if I had an airplane; if I were an artist; if I needed money)

 

Homework for Tuesday 3/8:
Study the 3rd Conditional by watching Parts 1 and 2 of Jennifer's videos
and then doing the Practice Exercises

Part 1 Video (9 minutes)

Part 2 Video (8 minutes)

Practice Exercise 1
Practice Exercise 2
Practice Exercise
3
 
 

 

  In class on Tuesday, 3/1, we will:
1.  Review the zero conditional by sharing answers to the survey questions from Jennifer's 9-minute Video .
2.  Review the first conditional by sharing cross-cultural superstitions and ideas for Murphy's Law.
3.  Discuss the second conditional:
  If I Had a Million Dollars - a song that uses the 2nd Conditional

4.  Practice writing 2nd conditional sentences on 3 handouts.
For homework:
 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 3/3: 
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

 

 

 

 

 

In class on Thursday, 2/24, we will:

1.  Preview the conditional and discuss how the zero conditional is used to talk about routines/facts & complete the worksheets Laws of Nature

2. Discuss how the first conditional is used to talk about real/possible conditions and results & complete the Superstitions handout.

3.  If there is time, complete the Murphy's Law handout using either the zero or 1st conditional.

For homework due Tuesday 3/1, students will:
1.  Study the handout about the zero and 1st conditional

2.  Watch the 2 videos below left and complete the questionnaire while you are watching.  You won't be able to answer all of the questions - some of the questions are about a classmate.  You will answer those questions in class on Tuesday.  Only answer the questions 1-6 that ask about you (not the questions that ask about your classmate).

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

 

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 3/1

Zero Conditional:

Examples

 

Practice Exercise 1

 

Practice Exercise 2

 

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 Tuesday 3/1
First Conditional:

Practice Exercise 1
 

Practice Exercise 2
 

Practice Exercise 3

 

Practice Exercise mixed  (there are both zero and 1st conditional examples in this exercise)
 

 

 

 

 

In class on Thursday, 2/17:

1.  Review subject-verb agreement & prepositions in adjective clauses

2.  Finish Chapter 12 on Adjective Clauses (adjective clauses with whose)

    Click here for a Powerpoint to practice Ex. 20 from page 360 and review adjective clauses with prepositions with a partner.
3.  Discuss the computer quizzes to review for the test which will be on Chapters 11 & 12 on Tuesday, 2/22

   

Homework to finish for Tuesday, 2/22:

1. Study Chapters 11 and 12 for the test.  Click here for the Chapters 11 & 12 Test Study Guide.

2. 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

 

In class on Tuesday, 2/15:

1.  Continue Chapter 12 on Adjective Clauses (adjective clauses with prepositions)

 

Homework to finish for Thursday, 2/17:

A. Textbook Exercise 15 page 355.

B. Videos:
Page 354 Chart 12-5  Singular & Plural Verbs in Adjective Clauses http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulEtUSw9TqQ
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

C. The 3rd graded assignment is a computer quiz on adjective clauses.  Click here to start the adjective clause quiz.

D.  Reminder:  the 2nd Graded Assignment on article usage in English is due Wednesday, February 16  at midnight .  If you haven't done it yet, click here to start the article quiz, type in your 1st & last name, and good luck!  You may do this quiz as many times as you need to get all the points (20 points/100%). 
 

Optional:  

1.  Read some more information about adjective clauses and look at some examples with prepositions in adjective clauses, then click the quiz link at the bottom of the webpage at http://www.eslbee.com/AdjClauses.htm

2.  In the workbook, do pages 248-250.

 


S
tudents
who have questions can email Diane for help.

See?  Adjective clauses are everywhere!

Cecilia is the name of a student who is in the evening class and it's the name of a song that was written many years ago.  Click here for the song.

In class on Thursday, 2/10:

1.  Continue Chapter 12 on Adjective Clauses

 

Homework to finish for Tuesday, 2/15:

A. Textbook Exercises: Ex. 7 p. 348-9, Ex. 10 p. 350, Ex. 11 p. 351, and Ex. 12 pp. 351-2.
B. Videos:
Page 343 Chart 12-1 Adjective Clauses Introduction - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mjv4KtUzX4c
Page 344 Chart 12-2 Who & Whom in Adjective Clauses - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYo5zbViZps  
Page 347 Chart 12-3 Who, Who(m), & That in Adjective Clauses - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkY6ViQZGFo
Page 348 Chart 12-4 Which & That in Adjective Clauses - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWPpuO4LqFE
C.  Reminder:  the 2nd Graded Assignment on article usage in English is due Wednesday, February 16  at midnight .  If you haven't done it yet, click here to start the article quiz, type in your 1st & last name, and good luck!  You may do this quiz as many times as you need to get all the points (20 points/100%). 
D.  Another Reminder:  review Chapter 2 on past tenses.

 

5.  Optional (for students who love to do extra work):   

In the workbook, do pages 240-247. 
On the computer, look at
  Examples & a Video to review adjective clauses:  http://learnamericanenglishonline.com/Orange%20Level/O8%20Adjective%20Clauses.html

Capitalization rules - http://www.libraryonline.com/default.asp?pID=48     North or Northern - http://a4esl.org/q/h/0001/gp-northern.html

 

 

 


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

 

 

 

 



 

 

In class on Tuesday, 2/8:
1.  Share what you wrote for the 1st graded assignment with a partner.  Open google maps on your computer and show your partner the geographical features that you wrote about:  http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&tab=wl

 

2.  What's around EMCC?  Write 3 sentences telling where 3 geographical features are OR  Write 3 sentences telling where the following are:  the Himalaya Mountains, Mount  Everest, Lake Titicaca, the Amazon River, the Bahamas, Cuba.
 
View Larger Map

3.  Start Chapter 12 Adjective Clauses.
 

Homework for Thursday 2/10:
1. 2nd Graded Assignment:  Do a computer quiz to assess your understanding of article usage in English.  After you click here to start the quiz, type in your 1st & last name, and good luck!  You may do this quiz as many times as you need to get all the points (20 points/100%).  You have until Wednesday, February 16  at midnight to complete this assignment.

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 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.
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.)

5.  In the textbook, do Chapter 12 Exercises 1 and 2 on pages 343-344 .

6.  In the textbook, review Chapter 2 on past tenses.  Be sure to do Ex. 19 on pages 42-43.

  5.  Optional:   In the workbook, do pages 222-233.   

  6.  Optional: 

 

 

 

 

   a little
 chicken?

 

 

 

 



 

 

In class on Thursday, 2/3:
1.  Continue Chapter 11:  indefinite article a/an or no article vs. definite article the and articles with geographical features.

2.  With a partner, do the web activity (click here to start)  to practice using indefinite (a, an) and definite articles (the) in contexts (a sentence, paragraph, or story)
 

Homework for Tuesday 2/8

1.  In the textbook, do Exercises 20-26 on pages 331-8.
 

2. 1st Graded Assignment:  Write a paragraph about a city you have lived in.  Talk about the geographical features around it (mountains, rivers, lakes, etc.).  In class on Tuesday you will show another classmate your city on google maps and orally describe the land area around.  Click here for an example.
 

3.  Watch the rest of the videos for Chapter 11 at http://www2.estrellamountain.edu/faculty/stonebrink/040grammarlinks.htm

(or click on the links below to go directly to them):
Page 326-327 Chart 11-8 Guidelines for Article Usage http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCeOgLOOvTM
Page 338 Chart 11-9 Using The or A with Names http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwjQJ0wbROs
Page 339 Chart 11-10 Capitalization http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuC83Zo-PL8

  5.  Optional:   In the workbook, do pages 222-233.   

  6.  Optional: 

 

An elephant is the symbol of the Republican Party. 
 

A donkey is
the symbol for Democrats.

 

 

In class on Tuesday, 2/1:

1.  Review count and noncount nouns & indefinite articles.

2.  Discuss quantifiers (p. 313, 318) and which types of nouns they combine with.

 

 Homework for Tuesday, 11/9:
 1 In the textbook, review charts 11-1 to 11-5 and do Exercise 14 on pages 320-321.  Check your answers in the back of the book (p. 490).
 2
In the textbook, study chart 11-6 and do Exercise 15 on pages 322-323.  Check your answers.

 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/qs/a_an.html

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

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

   d.  Famous People - http://a4esl.org/q/h/vm/fampeople.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
 Page 326-327 Chart 11-8 Guidelines for Article Usage
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCeOgLOOvTM

 

  5.  Optional:   In the workbook, do pages 222-233.   

  6.  Optional:  Watch:

   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

a vs. an or nothing     a an nothing ppsx


Working for an hourly wage in an orchard

an hour in an unlit hallway

 

a unicorn with a horn

 

a utensil

 to cut
an onion

In class on Thursday, 1/26:

Start Chapter 11 on using indefinite & definite articles with count & noncount nouns
Article Flowchart

For homework due Tuesday, 2/1:
1.  In the textbook, study Charts 11-2, 11-3 & 11-4 on pages 313-15.
2.  In the textbook,  do: Exercise 5 on page 314, Exercise 6 on page 315,  and Exercise 7 on page 316.
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.  Review information about the simple present & present progressive verb tenses on pages 4-19 and do Exercise 22 on page 21If you cannot get the textbook at the bookstore by Tuesday, don't panic.  You can do these review exercises later.  I'll bring copies of these pages to class on Tuesday, 2/1.
 

5.  Do computer exercises at http://www.englishpage.com/verbpage/verbs1.htm and http://www.englishpage.com/verbpage/verbs2.htm

 

Optional:  Do pages 218-221 in the workbook.
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

In class on Tuesday, 1/25, we will:

1.  Discuss information on the course syllabus.

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. 

3.  Discuss grammar vocabulary needed for Chapter 11.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For homework due Thursday 1/27, students will:

1.  Buy the textbook "Fundamentals of English Grammar"

 

2.  Watch the videos for page 312 Chart 11-1 and page 313 Chart 11-2 at http://www2.estrellamountain.edu/faculty/stonebrink/040grammarlinks.htm

 

3.  Scroll down the page at http://www.englishpage.com/verbpage/verbtenseintro.html .  Study the names and examples of the 12 English verb tenses there.  You'll be reviewing and doing practice exercises with these during the next few weeks to prepare you for Chapter 10 in the textbook.
 

4.  Do an exercise on verb tense identification at http://www.quia.com/cm/523823.html  Important Note - on the quia website, there is a box to enter a username & logon.  You don't need to do that.  Just click on the Play Game button (see green arrow in the picture below).  

 

5.  Do the verb tense activity at http://english-zone.com/verbs/tenses1.html 

 

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

Click here to download Course Syllabus for the Tuesday-Thursday 11:30AM - 12:50PM Day class

Click here to download Course Syllabus for the Tuesday-Thursday 7:15 - 8:35PM 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

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

 

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

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

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