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

     Spring 2012 - Tuesday & Thursday Day 1:00-2:15PM

Tuesday & Thursday Evening 7:15-8:30PM


Click Here for Textbook Video Explanations & Extra Practice 

 

Week 16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In class Thursday, 5/3:

1.   Practice Chapter 14 Noun clauses.   Click here for a Powerpoint activity to practice with a partner.

2.  Review for the final exam. 
 

For homework:
1. 
 Click here for the final exam study guide!


For Day Students, the final exam will be on Tuesday, May 8, from 1:00 to 2:50 pm.  
For Evening Students, the final exam will be on Tuesday, May 8, from 7:00 pm to 8:50 pm. 

There is no class meeting on Thursday, May 10.  
Good luck on all your final exams next week.
I hope to see you in August!

f 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 make an appointment with the ESL advisor, Rita Dominguez, to find out if you passed the course or not and to register for Fall classes (they start in August).   Rita's telephone number is 623-935-8829.  She can't tell you the final exam grade, but she can tell you if you passed the class.

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/

 

 

In class Tuesday, 5/1:

1.  Chapter 14 Noun Clauses will be continued.   Click here to see a summary of noun clause (embedded questions) formation.
 

For homework due Thursday, 5/3:

1. Watch some videos:
Page 371 Chart 14-2 Noun Clauses that Begin with a Question Word - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ArfDgJFxDc

Page 376 Chart 14-4 Noun Clauses that Begin with If or Whether - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvBpRrmPLPA
 

2.  On 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.  Last graded quiz worth 25 points + 5 bonus points (=30 pts.)!! 
Click here to do the graded quiz to help you review for the final exam.

 

 

Week 15

 

 

 

 

 

In class Thursday, 4/26:

1.  Chapter 14 Noun Clauses is going to be started.   Click here to see a summary of noun clause (embedded questions) formation.
http://www.pitt.edu/~atteberr/comp/0150/grammar/nounclauses.html 
 

For homework due Tuesday, 5/1:

1. 
Watch a video about embedded questions (noun clauses starting with wh-words):  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGnU7DBwQ4Q
 

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

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

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

 

Week 14

In class Thursday, April 19

1.  The passive voice is going to be reviewed and exercises in the textbook are going to be done.

2. A powerpoint pair activity will be completed:  PowerPoint Passive Review Activity.

 

For homework for Tuesday, 4/24:

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

Make sure the
3 graded computer quizzes have been done  These will help you prepare for the class test:
1.  Click here to review the simple present & simple past quiz.
2.  Click here to review the present perfect & future quiz.
3.  Click here to review the present & past progressive quiz.

 

In class Tuesday, 4/17:

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

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

For homework due Thursday 4/19:

1.  Watch a video: Chart 10-5 page 269 Passive Modal Auxiliaries - http://youtu.be/mRQeQmTyj4s

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

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

Week 13

In class on Thursday, 4/12

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

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

3.  Write 10 sentences about things that are currently being done in your community, city, state, country, etc.
 

For homework due Tuesday 4/17:

1.  
Take 2 more graded quizzes!  One is on the present perfect & future passive voice, and the other is on the present & past progressive.   They are each worth 25 points towards your final grade.  
 
Click here
to begin the present perfect & future quiz.
Click here to begin the present & past progressive quiz.

2.  Watch a video:  Modals in the Passive Voice
 

In class on Tuesday, 4/10

1.  The simple present & past passive will be reviewed in  textbook exercises 10-11 on pages 264-265.

2.  A speaking/writing contest (about inventions) between teams is going to be held.

3.  The 2 different future forms in the active & passive voice are going to be practiced and 10 predictions  will be written in the passive voice about future discoveries or changes that you think will be made   Write 5 sentence using will be + past participle (e.g., Personal flying machines will be invented to replace cars.) and 5 sentences using am/is/are/going to be + past participle (e.g., A cure for cancer is going to be discovered by the year 2020.)

For homework due Thursday 4/12:
1.  
In the workbook, do Practice 16-18 on pages 179-181.

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

 

Week 12

In class on Thursday, 4/5:
1.  Brainstorm a list of inventions, artworks, buildings, and other famous products, then write active & passive voice sentences about them.  Dr. Pepper example
2. Discuss the present perfect in the passive voice on the Oh, No!  I've Been Robbed! handout.
For homework due Tuesday 4/10:
 
1.  Do the 1st Passive Voice GRADED QUIZ!!  (25 points towards your grade):
     
Click here for the 1st passive quiz on the Simple Present Passive & Simple Past Passive
   

2
Learn more about the affirmative forms of the present perfect tense in the passive voice by reading information and study the negative and question forms by watching a 3-minute video at:  http://www.learnamericanenglishonline.com/Green%20Level/G12%20Present%20Perfect%20Passive.html

3.  Study the information and take the quiz on the affirmative, negative, & question forms of the present perfect tense in the passive voice at http://www2.estrellamountain.edu/faculty/stonebrink/Flashmcquiz2/space/spacepresperfpasstut.html

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

 

In class on Tuesday, 4/3:
1.  Practice various tenses in affirmative, negative, and question forms on pages 261-262.
2.  Review transitive vs. intransitive verbs on pages 263-264.
3.  Focus on the simple past tense in the passive voice by doing Ex. 10 on page 264 and writing about famous inventions, monuments, and artwork.
For homework due Thursday 4/5:
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.  In the workbook, do Practice 6-10 on pages 173-177.

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

4.  Extra online practice:
a.  Making the Passive:  http://international.ouc.bc.ca/chalkntalk/makingpassive/ - Watch the video explanation, then try the cloze and matching exercises (click on the links under the video picture) to check your understanding.
b.  Why Use the Passive?: http://international.ouc.bc.ca/chalkntalk/whypassive/ - Watch the video explanation, then try the cloze and matching exercises (click on the links under the video picture) to check your understanding.

c.  Change Active to Passive, varied tenses, multiple-choice quiz: http://www.better-english.com/grammar/passive1.htm
d.  Past Passive, choose the correct participle, multiple-choice: http://www.better-english.com/grammar/pastpassives.htm
e.  Double Quiz - Past Tense Passives: http://ww2.college-em.qc.ca/prof/epritchard/dqfbppas.htm - Learn some fascinating history trivia while you practice grammar!
f.  Busy Police - Past Tense Passives:  http://ww2.college-em.qc.ca/prof/epritchard/ppassivf.htm

Week 11

 

In class on Thursday, 3/29:
1.  Review direct & indirect objects
2. Write simple present passive voice sentences to explain what fruits & vegetables are grown and what products are manufactured in various countries.
For homework due Tuesday 4/3:
1.  Study the information on pages 276-277 & 280 in the textbook and watch these videos:
Chart 10-1 page 258 Active & Passive Sentences  http://youtu.be/Jwe_nd4quC0
Chart 10-2 page 259 Form of the Passive
- http://youtu.be/8uWFz1HPmgs AND http://youtu.be/nnT7mdkkWtc

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

3. Study the information and take the quiz on the affirmative, negative, & question forms of the simple present tense in the passive voice at http://www2.estrellamountain.edu/faculty/stonebrink/Flashmcquiz2/beer/beersimprespasstut.htm


4.  In the workbook, do Practice 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5 on pages 170-173
 

 

In class Tuesday, 3/27:
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, 3/29
1.  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

2. 
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.

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.  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

 

Week 10


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

In class on Tuesday, 3/20:

1. Discuss answers to the double-sided handout on the 3rd (past unreal) conditional:
She wishes the guests hadn't arrived early.


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

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

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


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

For homework due Thursday, 3/22:
 

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


To prepare, review the 4 graded computer quizzes you've had:

1.  Graded Quiz on the Zero Conditional -
http://www.quia.com/quiz/3595789.html

2.  Graded Quiz on the 1st Conditional - http://www.quia.com/quiz/3595768.html

3.  Graded Quiz on the 2nd Conditional -
http://www.quia.com/quiz/3595790.html

4.  Graded Quiz on the 3rd Conditional - http://www.quia.com/quiz/3602905.html

Also, review:

 color summary chart and the conditional chart

 study cards

 and handouts -
I wish I didn't have to work.
If I saw an accident, I'd call an ambulance.
If I had a swimming pool, I'd go swimming every day.
If I were a movie star, I'd make a lot of money.
    

If she hadn't woken up late....  
She wishes the guests hadn't arrived early.

 

Week 8

Remember:  No classes next week(Week 9) March 12-16.  See you again on Tuesday, March 20. 
Have a great spring break !

In class Tuesday 3/6 and Thursday 3/8:

1.  Complete the double-sided handout on the 3rd (past unreal) conditional:

If she hadn't woken up late....  

She wishes the guests hadn't arrived early.

2.  Write about things that you wish you (or people you know) had done differently and the possible results.
      For example:
      I went to Las Vegas last year and I lost $100.
      If I hadn't gone to Las Vegas last year,
I wouldn't have lost $100.

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

    
 My stepdaughter woke up late this morning, so she arrived at work late.
      If my stepdaughter had woken up earlier this morning, she wouldn't have arrived at work late.

   
Homework for Thursday 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
Practice Exercise 4
Practice Exercise 5

 

There's 1 MORE GRADED QUIZ:  Graded Quiz on the 3rd Conditional -
http://www.quia.com/quiz/3602905.html

Have you done the previous 3 graded quizzes yet?  Here they are again:

1.  Graded Quiz on the Zero Conditional - http://www.quia.com/quiz/3595789.html

2.  Graded Quiz on the 1st Conditional -
http://www.quia.com/quiz/3595768.html

3.  Graded Quiz on the 2nd Conditional -
http://www.quia.com/quiz/3595790.html

 

 

Week 7
In class Thursday, 3/1:

The conditional then and now - the English Language (and entertainment business) is changing!
If I Were a Rich Man - song video If I Was a Rich Girl - song video
 

1. Review the 2nd conditional from the 4-page handout:
I wish I didn't have to work.
If I saw an accident, I'd call an ambulance.
If I had a swimming pool, I'd go swimming every day.
If I were a movie star, I'd make a lot of money.


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

3.  Practice speaking using the 2nd conditional in imaginary situations & reactions.
 


Homework for Tuesday, 3/6:
Do 3 graded computer quizzes (worth 25 points each - latest date to finish them is March 22nd):
1.  Graded Quiz on the Zero Conditional -
http://www.quia.com/quiz/3595789.html
2.  Graded Quiz on the 1st Conditional - http://www.quia.com/quiz/3595768.html
3.  Graded Quiz on the 2nd Conditional - http://www.quia.com/quiz/3595790.html

 


What would you do if you had a million dollars?
 

In class on Tuesday, 2/28, we will:
1.  Review the first conditional by sharing cross-cultural superstitions.
2.  Discuss the second conditional:
  If I Had a Million Dollars - a song that uses the 2nd Conditional
3.  Practice writing wishes and 2nd conditional sentences:
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.
I wish I didn't have to work.
If I saw an accident, I'd call an ambulance.

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 3/1: 
What about you?  Watch another video and take a quiz:  http://www.eslvideo.com/view_quiz.php?id=673
 

Second Conditional:

Practice Exercise 1

Practice Exercise 2

Practice Exercise 3

 

Week 6


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

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

In class on Thursday, 2/23:

1.  Review the zero conditional  

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

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

For homework due Tuesday 2/28:

1 Watch the video below left.

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

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

 Homework for Tuesday 2/28

First Conditional:
 

Practice Exercise 1
 

Practice Exercise 2
 

Practice Exercise 3

 

 

 

A plant grows if you give it water.


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

In class on Tuesday, 2/21

1. Preview the conditional.

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

2.  Practice more zero conditional by watching Jennifer's 9-minute Video  and asking/answering her survey questions.

3.  Start discussing the 1st conditional.

For homework due Thursday 2/23:

1
 Do the computer exercises by clicking on the links below right in the box .

 

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 2/23:

Zero Conditional (with some 1st conditional):
 

Examples

 

Practice Exercise 1


Practice Exercise 2

 

Practice Exercise 3

 

 

Week 5

 

 

In class on Tuesday, 2/14:

1.  Finish Chapter 12 on Adjective Clauses
2.  Click here for a Powerpoint activity which gives you practice with adjective clauses using prepositions and whose.

 

For Thursday 2/16:

 

1.  You will have a test on Chapters 11 and 12 on Thursday, 2/16.  To help prepare for the test, watch the videos for the Textbook Charts in Chapters 11 and 12.  Click here to go to the webpage with the videos. 

 

2.  Click here for the Chapters 11 & 12 Test Study Guide. 

 

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

 

Week 4


S
tudents
who carry heavy backpacks often develop back problems.

Backpacks
which are too heavy often cause back problems.

In class Thursday, 2/9:

1.  Continue Chapter 12 on Adjective Clauses (describing things & using prepositions):
     Handout - Prepositions in adjective clauses

 

For homework due Tuesday, 2/14:

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

2.  In the workbook, do Practice 14-19 on pages 214-217
 

3.  On the computer, do a second GRADED QUIZ!  This 2nd one is for Chapter 12 Adjective Clauses http://www.quia.com/quiz/3509904.html
 

 


S
tudents
who have questions can email Diane for help.

See?  Adjective clauses are everywhere!

In class on Tuesday, February 7:

 

1.  Continue Chapter 12 on Adjective Clauses
 

For homework due Thursday,  2/9:
1.  Watch this video: 
Chart 12-5 page 331 Singular & Plural Verbs - http://youtu.be/ulEtUSw9TqQ


2.  In the workbook, do Practice 5- 13 on pages
209-214.

 

 

Week 3


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

 

In class on Thursday, February 2, students will:

1.  Start Chapter 12 on Adjective Clauses
 

For homework due Tuesday,  2/7:
1.  Watch these videos: 
Page 322 Chart 12-2 Who & Whom in Adjective Clauses - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYo5zbViZps  
Page 324 Chart 12-3 Who, Who(m), & That in Adjective Clauses - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkY6ViQZGFo
Page 327 Chart 12-4 Which & That in Adjective Clauses - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWPpuO4LqFE


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


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 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.
5.  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.)

 

 


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

 

In class on Tuesday, 1/31:
1.  Continue Chapter 11:  the indefinite article a/an or no article vs. definite article the -  Article Flowchart

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). 
3.  Discuss articles with geographical features.
4.  Receive a study booklet for remembering the special uses of "the" or no "the".
 

For homework due Thursday 2/2:

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 Exercises 34-35 on pages 313-314.

 

3.  In the workbook, do Practice 19-26 on pages 199-203.
 

4.  On the computer, for 25 points towards your final grade, take the Health Clubs Quiz- Click on this link: http://www.quia.com/quiz/3491744.htmlNote:  You can repeat this quiz as many times as you want until February 16.  Your best score at that time will go into the grade book.

 

5.  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, February 7.
 

Extra - Would you like more information on articles?  Click here and read this!

 

Week 2

    Would you like a little
 chicken?

In class on Thursday, 1/26:
1.  Discuss quantifiers with count & noncount nouns

2.  Practice asking questions with how much/how many  with a partner Click here for the Powerpoint partner activity

3.  Discuss nouns that can be count or noncount

 

Homework for Tuesday 1/31:

1.
Watch a video for Chapter 11:
Page 326-327 Chart 11-8 Guidelines for Article Usage http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCeOgLOOvTM

2.  In the textbook, do Exercises 19 on page 299 and Ex. 22  on pages 300-301.

3.
  In the workbook, do Practice 9- 16 on pages 194-198.

 

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

Diamonds and gold are commonly used in jewelry.

In class on Tuesday, 1/24:

1.  Discuss count and noncount nouns & indefinite articles in Chapter 11.
2.  Access the campus computers and do an activity with a classmate.   a an nothing ppsx

 Homework for Thursday, 1/26:

 1 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

 2 In the textbook, review charts 11-1 to 11-4 and do Exercise 10 on page 295 and listening Exercise 11 on page 296.  Check your answers in the back of the book.
 

 3 In the workbook, do Practice 5-8 on pages 192-194.  Check your answers in the back of the book.

 4.
   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

      

  4.  Optional:  Watch a few more videos:

   Countable/uncountable nouns prt. 9 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PJz--86iKg
   Nouns that are both countable & uncountable prt. 10 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zQoXKUr8G0

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

 

 

Week 1

Working for an hourly wage in an orchard

I waited an hour in an unlit hallway


a
unicorn
with a horn


a
utensil

 to cut
an onion

In class on Thursday, 1/19:

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

1.  Difference between a & an

2.  Count & noncount nouns.  Students will receive the noncount noun bookmark to study.

For homework due Tuesday, 1/24:


1.  In the textbook, study Charts 11-1 p. 290, 11-2 p. 292, 11-3 p. 293.


2
.  In the textbook, do listening Exercise 3 p. 291  using the cd that comes in the back of the book.
 

3.  Watch the first 4 videos about count & noncount nouns and indefinite a, an and definite the articles at  http://www2.estrellamountain.edu/faculty/stonebrink/040grammarlinks.htm (or click on the links below).  The videos match the charts in Chapter 11 of your textbook:
Page 312 Chart 11-1 A vs. An  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVEJufpzVk4
Page 313 Chart 11-2 Count & Noncount Nouns
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZz0ED3WVRE

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

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

4.  Do Practice 1-4 on pages 191-192 in the workbook.


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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-fhJzx0AIQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEU-MVzcCN4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYDgn5Ph5eU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekPmXWikrwE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=alTFMtCToWs

 

 

In class on Tuesday, 1/17, we will:

1.  Discuss information on the course syllabus.

2.  Get to know your classmates.

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

 

 

 

For homework due Thursday 1/19:

1.  Buy the Fourth edition textbook and workbook "Fundamentals of English Grammar"

 

2.  Log onto the campus computers with your MEID (username) and password.  Click here for directions, OR go to the Information Commons and speak with a technology assistant there if you need help with this assignment. 

 

3.  Send Diane an email from your official EMCC email account and from your preferred account (the one you like to use most often).

 

Course Textbook & Workbook - Fundamentals of English Grammar, Fourth 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 Tuesday-Thursday 7:15 - 8:30PM Evening class

 

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

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

Diane's Spring 2012 schedule

noncount noun
 a vs. an or nothing

http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/newamericans/newamericans/ogoni_intro.html