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

   Spring 2013 - Tuesday & Thursday 1:00-2:15 PM
Click Here for Textbook Video Explanations & Extra Practice  

 

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


Looking for the graded assignments?  Here they are again:
HW1 Paper assignment -write a paragraph describing the geographical features of a place (click here for an example) - due February 5
HW2 Computer quiz on articles http://www.quia.com/quiz/4040931.html - due February 15
HW3 Computer quiz on zero & 1st conditional http://www.quia.com/quiz/4135983.html - due March 18

HW4 Paper assignment - write 20 sentences using the zero conditional on this handout

HW5 Computer quiz on the second conditional http://www.quia.com/quiz/4151721.html
HW6 Computer quiz on the third conditional http://www.quia.com/quiz/4151704.html

HW7 Computer quiz on the simple present & simple past passive voice - http://www.quia.com/quiz/4187523.html

HW8 Computer quiz on the present perfect & future passive voice - http://www.quia.com/quiz/4197765.html
HW9 Computer quiz on the present & past progressive passive voice - http://www.quia.com/quiz/4197766.html
Final Exam Review - http://www.quia.com/quiz/4197752.html (30 points)

 

Week 16

Tues. 4/30

&

Thurs. 5/25
 

In class this week:
1.  Chapter 14 Noun Clauses will be continued.  

2.  We will practice for the final exam.

 

For homework due Thursday 5/2: 


1.  Watch  the last videos of the semester:
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. In the workbook, do Practice 8-10 on pages 241-242.
 

3.  Do an ungraded computer quiz to practice noun clauses - http://www.quia.com/quiz/4197767.html 


4.  Start reviewing for the final exam, which will be on Tuesday, May 7, 1:00-2:50PM. 
     Click here for the study guide.

There is no class meeting on Thursday, May 9.  
Good luck on all your final exams next week.
I hope to see you in August!

If you want to know your grade on the final exam and if you passed the class or not, you can email Diane at diane.stonebrink@estrellamountain.edu

You can also make an appointment with the ESL advisor, Rebecca Bahr, to find out if you passed the course or not and to register for Fall classes (they start in August).   Rebecca'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/

 

 

Week 15

Tues. 4/23
&

Thurs. 4/25
 

 

In class this week:
1.  A test on the passive voice is going to be given on Tuesday.  Will it be passed by all the students?

2.  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 4/30:
1.  Watch some 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
 

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

Tues. 4/16

&

Thurs. 4/18
 

 

In class this week:

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 with PowerPoint Passive Review Activity.


For homework due Thursday 4/18:

1  On a separate piece of paper, write 10 sentences in the passive voice about things that were, have been, are being, and will or might be done in a place.  In other words, practice using the passive voice in a variety of tenses.  At least 5 different tenses must be used.   Underline your verbs and label what tense they are.
For example:
Estrella Mountain Community College was established in 1992.  (simple past)
Many degrees are given by EMCC each year.  (simple present)
Several new buildings have been constructed since the college opened.  (present perfect).
The old part of Estrella Hall is being remodeled right now.  (present progressive).
A performing arts center is going to be built in 2014. (future with be going to)
etc.

2.  Start reviewing for the test on Chapter 10 Passive Voice!  
  Click here to go to the page with links to the videos, quizzes, handouts, and powerpoints to review.

 

Week 13 

Tues. 4/9

&

Thurs. 4/11
 

 

In class this week:

1.  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.)

2.  The present and past progressive tenses in the passive voice are being discussed on Thursday.

3.  The simple past and progressive tenses will be analyzed in The Tornado grammar story.

4.  10 sentences will be written about things that are currently being done in your community, city, state, etc.

 

For homework due Tuesday 4/16:

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 on the links at the top left of the page for the quizzes.

2.  Watch a video:  Modals in the Passive Voice

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

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

For homework due Thursday 4/11:
1.   In the workbook, do Practice 16-18 on pages 179-181.  Be sure to check your answers using the answer key in the back of the book.

 

Week 12 

Tues. 4/2

&

Thurs. 4/4

Where was this monument built?

When was it finished?

Why was it constructed?

Who was it named after?

In class this week, we will:

1.  Examine affirmative, negative, and question forms in the passive voice in Exercises 6 & 7 on page 262 of the textbook.

 

2. Transitive & intransitive verbs and use of the by-phrase will be reviewed.

 

3.  Practice the simple past tense in the passive voice by describing objects that were given to us and that were made by people we know.

4.  The simple past tense question form in the passive voice by asking about and describing important inventions, monuments, and works of art

 

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

For homework due Tuesday 4/9:
 
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

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

 

Week 11

Tues. 3/26

&

Thurs. 3/28

In class on Thursday, 3/28:
1.  Review transitive & intransitive words
2.  Write some sentences in the simple present passive voice.  Click here for the handout.

For homework due Tuesday, 4/2:
1.   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

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.


4.
 Bring some things that were made by yourself or a family member to class on Tuesday!  

It needs to be a handmade product, something that you or someone you know made. 
For example,
it can be a painting, drawing, ceramic bowl, photo, doll, birdhouse, toy, sweater, dress, or food (cookies, cake, etc). 
If the item is too big and you can't bring it (for example, maybe your grandfather built your house with his own two hands!), you can bring a photo of it.  
Watch a video of an example by Diane:

Donna's Autumn Paintings

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

In class on Tuesday, 3/26:
1.  Start Chapter 10 - Passive Voice.  Click here for the verb tense review handout and here for the active vs. passive voice examples.

2.   Discuss transitive & intransitive verbs and direct & indirect objects:   Click here 
If you were absent and didn't get the papers handed out in class, click on the following links:
Transitive & Intransitive Verbs explanation

For homework due Thursday, 3/28:
1. 
Study the information on pages 258-60 in the textbook and watch these videos:
Chart 10-1 page 258 Active & Passive Sentences  http://youtu.be/Jwe_nd4quC0
Chart 10-2 page 259 Form of the Passive
- http://youtu.be/8uWFz1HPmgs AND http://youtu.be/nnT7mdkkWtc

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

3. Study the information and 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 1-4 on pages 170-172

5.  Do a practice quiz:  Finding Direct Objects and Indirect Objects Find the direct objects in sentences 1-10 and the indirect objects in sentences 11-20.
 

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

 

Extra - Watch these videos:
The Direct Object - http://www.youtube.com/user/GrammarBytes#p/a/u/1/D7pECdVD3gk
The Indirect Object - http://www.youtube.com/user/GrammarBytes#p/a/u/2/MrqprPQQWkQ
The Subject Complement - http://www.youtube.com/user/GrammarBytes#p/a/u/0/HrJ_W1h1toM

 

Week 10 

Tues. 3/19

&

Thurs. 3/21

Welcome back from Spring Break!


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


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

In class on Tuesday, 3/19:

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

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

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

For homework due Thursday, 3/21:
 

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 3 graded computer quizzes you've had:
1.  Graded Quiz on the Zero and 1st Conditionals -
http://www.quia.com/quiz/4135983.html

2.  Graded Quiz on the 2nd Conditional - http://www.quia.com/quiz/4151721.html

3.  Graded Quiz on the 3rd Conditional - http://www.quia.com/quiz/4151704.html

Also, review:

 color summary chart and the conditional chart

 

 and handouts -
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....  

 

Week 8

Thurs. 3/7

Remember: 
No classes next week
(Week 9)
March 11-15.  See you again on Tuesday, March 19. 
Have a great spring break !

In class Thursday 3/7:

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 Tuesday 3/19:
Study the 3rd Conditional by watching Parts 1 and 2 of Jennifer's videos
and then do 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

 

 

Week 8

Tues. 3/5

If I were or If I was?

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

 
If I Were a Rich Man - song video If I Was a Rich Girl - song video
 

In class on Tuesday, 3/5l:
1.  Review the second conditional:
If I had a swimming pool, I'd go swimming every day.
If I saw an accident, I'd call an ambulance.

2Practice speaking & writing about hypothetical situations:  If I were governor of Arizona...; If I became president of the United States....; If I won 100 million dollars in a lottery....

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

4.  Discuss the 3rd conditional

For homework:
1. 
 
In the workbook, do Practice 11 & 12 pages 22-23; Practice 1 & 2 pages 55-56.
2.  Watch the 2 videos below and do the computer exercises by clicking on the links below.

Homework for Thursday 3/7:
Study the 3rd Conditional by watching Parts 1 and 2 of Jennifer's videos
and then do 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

 

 

 

Week 7

Thurs. 2/28

What would
you do
if you had a million dollars?

In class on Thursday, 2/28, we will:
1.  Review the first conditional Click here for the worksheet.
2.  Discuss the second conditional:
  If I Had a Million Dollars - a song that uses the 2nd Conditional
3.  Practice  2nd conditional sentences on the "If I were...." handout

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

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

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

Homework for Tuesday 3/4: 
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 7

Tues. 2/26 


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 Tuesday, 2/26:

1.  Review the zero conditional  by discussing the answers you wrote on the handout with a partner.

2.  Practice using the first conditional to talk about real/possible conditions (textbook pages 68-70 and handout Bad Drivers!).   

3.  For your listening pleasure, a few songs with the 1st conditional:
If you don't know me by now - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTcu7MCtuTs
I'll sail this ship alone - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NljLKfcwOc
Time after time - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQxIujO8r0s
If you leave me now - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2q202l1uNc

                             

For homework due Thursday 2/28:

1 Watch the video below left.

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

3.  Do a graded quiz on the Zero Conditional and First Conditional - http://www.quia.com/quiz/4135983.html .  Please do this quiz by Monday,  March 18.

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

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 Thursday 2/28:

First Conditional:
 

Practice Exercise 1
 

Practice Exercise 2
 

Practice Exercise 3

 

 

 

 

Week 6

Tues. 2/19 

&

Thurs. 2/21

 

A plant grows if you give it water.


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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In class:
1.  Take the test on Chapter 11 (nouns & articles) and Chapter 12 (adjective clauses)
2. Preview the conditional.
3.  Practice the zero conditional on the worksheet Laws of Nature.

For homework due Tuesday 2/26:
1.  For 20 points towards your final grade!!!  Write a total of 20 zero conditional sentences on the handout you received in class.
2Do the computer exercises by clicking on the links in the yellow box  below right . 
3.  Practice more zero conditional by watching Jennifer's 9-minute Video  (yellow box below left) and asking/answering her survey questions (only answer the 6 questions about yourself - you'll answer the questions about your classmates next week during class).

 

Review the 9-minute Video on the Zero Conditional (if that link doesn't open, try this one. If that doesn't open, try clicking the play button in the embedded video below.

 

Homework for Tuesday 2/26:

Zero Conditional:
 

Examples

 

Practice Exercise 1

 

Practice Exercise 2
 

Practice Exercise 3
 

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

 

For homework due Thursday 2/21:
1.  Study the eighth (group 8 blow blew blown) of your irregular verb phonetic group cards!  Remember to watch & listen to the video and repeat the verbs several times while you enjoy the peppermint to help your brain make those connections!   Here is the video link:  http://vimeo.com/59963020

 

Week 5

Tues. 2/12 

 

&

 

Thurs. 2/14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In class:
1.  Review Prepositions in adjective clauses
2.  Discuss using "whose" in adjective clauses

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

For homework due Tuesday 2/19:
1.   You will have a test on Chapters 11 and 12 on Tuesday, February 19.  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.  

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

For homework due Thursday 2/14:
1.  Finish all the Practice activities in the workbook for Chapter 12!  In other words, do Practice 18-23 on pages 216-219.

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

 

Week 4

Tues. 2/5 

 

&

 

Thurs. 2/7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In class:
1.  Continue Chapter 12 - adjective clauses

For homework due Tuesday 2/12:
1.  Watch these videos: 
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
Chart 12-6 page 332 Prepositions in Adjective Clauses AND Chart 12-7 page 336 Using Whose - http://youtu.be/AxmQlzggbbY


2.  In the workbook, do Practice 9-17 on pages
211-216.

3.  Study the fifth (group 5 bite bit bitten) of your irregular verb phonetic group cards!  Remember to watch & listen to the video and repeat the verbs several times while you enjoy the cinnamon flavor and scent to help your brain make those connections!   Here is the video link:  http://vimeo.com/58840458

For homework due Thursday 2/7:
1.  Watch another video for Chapter 12:
Chart 12-3 page 324 Using Who, Whom, That - http://youtu.be/HkY6ViQZGFo

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

3. Click here to go through through Ohlone College's online tutorial about adjective clauses (click the green arrow that you'll see on the right side of your computer screen to go through the web pages).

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

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

 

You can also download it and put it on your phone or mp3 player:  Click here to download a zipped folder with different file types of the Groups 1-5 video files.  Choose the file type that plays on your brand of phone or player.

 

Week 3

Tues. 1/29 

&

Thurs. 1/31

 

 

 

In class:
1.  Continue Chapter 11 in the textbook: a/an vs. the
2.  Discuss articles with geographical features.
3.  Receive a study booklet for remembering the special uses of "the" or no "the".
4.  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). 
5.  Start Chapter 12 Adjective Clauses

For homework due Tuesday 2/5:

1.  Do your first graded quiz for 25 points:  http://www.quia.com/quiz/4040931.html
Note:  You can repeat this quiz as many times as you want until midnight on February 15.  Your best score at that time will go into the gradebook.
2. Watch two videos for Chapter 12:
Chart 12-1 page 321 Adjective Clauses Introduction - http://youtu.be/Mjv4KtUzX4c
Chart 12-2 page 322 Using Who and That  - http://youtu.be/JYo5zbViZps

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


4.  Study the second (group 2 i-u-u as in dig dug dug) and third (group 3 aught/ought as in teach taught taught) of your irregular verb phonetic group cards!  Remember to watch & listen to the video and repeat the verbs several times while you enjoy the flavors and scents to help your brain make those connections!  
Here are the video links:  dig dug dug  http://vimeo.com/58330490
                                            teach taught taught http://vimeo.com/58645070

You can also download it and put it on your phone or mp3 player:  Click here to download a zipped folder with different file types of the Groups 1-3 video files.  Choose the file type that plays on your brand of phone or player.

For homework due Thursday 1/31:
1.
Watch one final video for Chapter 11:
Page 338 Chart 11-9 Using The or A with Names http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwjQJ0wbROs

2.  In the textbook, do listening Exercise 30, 31, 32, 33, 34 on pages 311-314, Ex. 35 p. 314, Ex. 37 p. 316.

 

3.  In the workbook, do Practice 22-26 on pages 200-203.

 

4.  On a separate piece of paper, write a short paragraph of 7-8 sentences to describe a place (your hometown or favorite city) and the geographical features around it.  DO NOT copy any information from google searches for this assignment!  Write the sentences from your memory.  The purpose of the assignment is simply to practice using articles (a/an, the, nothing).   Click here for an example.  This paragraph is due Tuesday, February 5.

 

5.  Study the first (group 1 i-a-u as in begin began begun) of your irregular verb phonetic group cards!  Enjoy the orange candy, smell the orange scent, watch & listen to the video, and repeat the verbs several times!  
Here's the video link:  http://vimeo.com/58268233

You can also download it and put it on your phone or mp3 player:  Click here to download a zipped folder with different file types of the Group 1 video file.  Choose the file type that plays on your brand of phone or player.

 

Week 2

Tues. 1/22 

&

Thurs. 1/24

    Would you like
a little
 chicken?

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

Diamonds and gold are commonly used in jewelry.

In class:
1.  Continue Chapter 11 in the textbook - noncount nouns & a/an or some; plural s/es or nothing
2.  Practice count and noncount nouns & indefinite articles in Chapter 11 by doing a Powerpoint pair activity with a classmate.   Click on the linka an nothing ppsx

3.  Practice questions with how much/how many - Click here for Thursday's Powerpoint partner activity

For homework due Tuesday 1/29:
1.
Watch one video for Chapter 11:
Chart 11-8 page 306-307 Guidelines for Article Usage - http://youtu.be/zCeOgLOOvTM

 

2.  In the workbook, do Practice 13-16 on pages 196-198 and Practice 19-21 on pages 199-200.

For homework due Thursday 1/24
:

1 In the textbook, do listening Exercise 11 on page 296.  Check your answers in the back of the book.

2
Watch 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
 

3 In the workbook, do Practice 9- 12 on pages 194-196.  Check your answers in the back of the book.

4.
   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/fq/1/9995.html

 

Week 1

Tues. 1/15 

&

Thurs. 1/17

 

 

 

Working for an hourly wage in an orchard



a
utensil

 to cut
an onion

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

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

     a red card - 
Azar Chapter 11 noncount noun groups
 

For homework due Tuesday 1/22:
1.  In the textbook, do listening Exercise 3 page 291 and Exercise 11 page 296.  (use the cd that came with the textbook).  Check your answers by looking at the listening script on page 419.
2.  In the workbook, do Practice 28 pages 204-205 and Practice 1-7 on pages 191-193.

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

For homework due Thursday 1/17
:

1.  Buy the textbook and workbook "Fundamentals of English Grammar"
2.  Watch 3 videos:
Chart 11-10 page 317 Capitalization - http://youtu.be/nuC83Zo-PL8
Chart 11-1 page 290 A vs. An - http://youtu.be/LVEJufpzVk4

Chart 11-2 page 292 Count & Noncount Nouns - http://youtu.be/LZz0ED3WVRE

3.  Make sure you can log into the college computers.  Go to the Information Commons for help with this if you are a new student.


 

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

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

 

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

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