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

   Spring 2015 - Tuesday & Thursday 10:00-11:15 AM
 

Click Here for Textbook Video Explanations & Extra Practice  
Click here for downloads of the videos & audio files for a media player or smartphone

  Class Quiz Site:  http://www.quia.com/pages/dstonebrink/040
  Quiz Results/Gradebook Site:  http://www.quia.com/web/studentZoneBegin.html

 

 

Week 16 

 

Tues. 5/5

&

Thurs. 5/7

 

In class this week:
 

1.  Continue Chapter 14  Noun Clauses

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

 

Next week, we'll have the final exam on Thursday, May 14 from 10:00-11:50 AM. 
 

We will not meet on Tuesday, 5/12.  Use that time to study for the final exam.

 

2. Final Exam Review: 

 
 

Homework for Thursday, 5/7:

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

2.  Do the last 2 graded homework assignments (HW#14 & #15) of the semester:

 

Noun Clauses Quiz - http://www.quia.com/quiz/5321762.html - worth 20 points

 

Final Exam Review Quiz - http://www.quia.com/quiz/5321741.html  worth 50 points

Note:  Treat this quiz as if it were the final exam.  Your first try will go into the gradebook because you will be able to see the correct  answers after you submit yours.

 

 3.  Start reviewing for the final exam!  Click here for the final exam study guide.

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

 

Week 15

 

Tues. 4/28 

&

Thurs. 4/30

 

In class on Thursday, 4/20:

 Start Chapter 14 Noun Clauses

 

Test on Conditional forms on Tuesday 4/28
 If you study
, you will be ready.
 
If you don't study
, you will be nervous.

 I would study if I had a test
 If I were you, I would study

Homework for Tuesday, 5/5:
1.  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

Chart 14-2 page 371 Noun Clauses with a Question Word  - http://youtu.be/3ArfDgJFxDc  AND http://youtu.be/JbA55304LXk

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

Homework for Thursday, 4/30:
Review time! 
What do you remember about adjective clauses, types of nouns, articles, and the passive voice?  Show me your knowledge in
Review Assignment:

Write 10 sentences to define or explain what a person or thing is. 
Use a variety of singular & plural count nouns as well as noncount nouns
Use some common nouns and some proper nouns.
Use articles (a, an, the, nothing) appropriately.
Include an adjective clause in every sentence.
Use the passive voice in every adjective clause.
For example:
1.  A zester is a kitchen tool which is used to remove the colored rind from citrus fruits such as oranges and lemons.
S:\Zester\zesterhotpot06\Zester.htm
2.  Honey is a natural sweetener that is produced by bees.
3.  Rheumatologists are doctors who are visited by people with arthritis.
4.  Angelina Jolie is an American actress and peace advocate whose children were adopted from various countries around the world.
5.  Mt. Everest is a very high snow-covered mountain which is located in Nepal and which has been climbed by only 1500 people.
6.  Penicillin is an antibiotic that was discovered in 1928 by a Scottish scientist.
7.  A dodo is a bird that was hunted into extinction in the late 17th cenury.
8.  Pumpkins are a type of squash whose seeds are eaten as a snack and which is carved into Jack O'Lanterns at Halloween.
etc.

 

Week 14

Tues. 4/21

&

Thurs. 4/23

In class:
1.  Review forms of the conditional
2.  Practice the 3rd conditional.
3.  Review the 0, 1, 2, and 3 conditionals by writing sentences on this handout:   Review sentences
4.  Review the 1st, 2nd, & 3rd conditionals by playing the What If? game

Homework due Tuesday, 4/28:

Study for Tuesday 4/28 Test on Conditional Forms.
There will be some multiple-choice, fill-in-the-blank, and sentence writing questions. 
To prepare, study:
       a.  The color handout (6 columns) on the forms of the conditional.  Click here to review the handout.

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

       c.  The Review sentences handout

       d.  Be sure you've already done the 3 Graded Computer Quizzes:
             Zero & First Conditional -
http://www.quia.com/quiz/5285903.html
         Second Conditional - http://www.quia.com/quiz/4937329.html
          Third Conditional - http://www.quia.com/quiz/5300509.html

Homework due Thursday, 4/23:
1Graded Homework #12 Computer Quiz worth 20 points on the 3rd conditional
http://www.quia.com/quiz/5300509.html
2.  Graded Homework #13 worth 20 points:  On a separate piece of paper,  write 7 pairs of sentences (= 14 sentences total) about things that you wish you (or people you know) had done differently and the hypothetical results (what would have happened instead). 
The first sentence should be in the simple past and state what really happened. 
The second sentence must be in the 3rd conditional with an if-clause and a result-clause to imagine what would have happened differently if the situation had started differently.
     
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 didn't wake up early this morning, so she arrived at work late.
      If my stepdaughter had woken up early this morning, she wouldn't have arrived at work late.

The test on the conditional will be next week on Tuesday, April 28, instead of this week on Thursday as the syllabus originally planned.  Why?  Students wouldn't get as much practice with 3rd conditional and wouldn't be able to review all the conditional forms before the test if we had the test on Thursday (notice the use of 2nd conditional in that sentence - the past tense "if we had" shows that this isn't true - we aren't going to have the test on Thursday). 

 

 

Week 13

Tues. 4/14 

&

Thurs. 4/16

 


What would
you do
if you had a million dollars?


If I were or If I was?

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

 

 

In class:
1.  Continue discussing conditional forms.  Click here to review the handout.
2.  Review first conditional to talk about possible future results (textbook pages 68-70) handout
Superstitions , handout Bad Drivers!).  
3.  Preview the second conditional:
  If I Had a Million Dollars - a song that uses the 2nd Conditional
4.  Practice the second conditional by asking classmates questions and writing sentences
5.  Preview the 3rd conditional.

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

Homework due Tuesday, 4/21:

1Graded computer quiz on the 2nd conditional:  http://www.quia.com/quiz/4937329.html

Finish the 2-sided handout on 2nd conditional (it's the paper we started in class on Thursday 4/16).

3 Videos on the 3rd Conditional:

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

Part 1 Video (9 minutes)

Part 2 Video
(8 minutes)
 

Homework due Thursday 4/16 -  If I were you, I would do this!
1.  Handouts: 
Complete the two-page (double-sided)  first conditional handout
that we started in class on Tuesday.
2.  Video & quiz http://www.eslvideo.com/view_quiz.php?id=673

3.  Jennifer's Second Conditional Video (below)
4.  Computer exercises below right.

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

Homework for Thursday 4/16 
Second Conditional:

Practice Exercise 1

Practice Exercise 2

Practice Exercise 3

 

 

 

Week 12

Tues. 4/7 

&

Thurs. 4/9

 

 

1st Conditional:



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

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

 

 

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

In class:
1.  Start the next topic - the conditional Click here for the handout on Zero, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Mixed, & Variations on Conditionals.
(Thank you Phillipa Lee Johnson). 
2.  Click here for the handout reviewing the 13 Verb Tense Structures of English
3.  Practice the zero conditional on the worksheet Laws of Nature. 
4.  Discuss the first conditional used to talk about possible future results (textbook pages 68-70, handout
Superstitions , handout Bad Drivers!).   
5.  Preview the second conditional:
  If I Had a Million Dollars - a song that uses the 2nd Conditional

 Homework due Tuesday 4/14
1.  Watch the video below and do the computer Practice Exercises below right:

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

Homework due Tuesday 4/14

First Conditional:
 

Practice Exercise 1
 

Practice Exercise 2
 

Practice Exercise 3


Practice Exercise 4

Practice Exercise 5

 

 

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

3.  Graded Homework Assignment #10 (25 points): Computer Quiz on the Zero Conditional and First Conditional -  http://www.quia.com/quiz/5285903.html
 
Optional/Extra

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

Bruno Mars Count on Me  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0X1UHzJP_Ic 
If you don't know me by now - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTcu7MCtuTs
I'll sail this ship alone - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NljLKfcwOc
Time after time - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQxIujO8r0s
If you leave me now - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2q202l1uNc

Homework due Thursday 4/9
1.  Watch the first video for the conditional:  Practice the  zero conditional by watching Jennifer's 9-minute Video  (yellow box below left) and asking/answering her survey questions - only answer questions 1-6 about yourself. 
You'll answer questions 7-12 about your classmates later - on Thursday during class.

2.  Textbook:  Review chart 1-5 page 14 and do Ex. 23 page 15;

3.  Workbook:  Practice 18-19 pages 10-11

4.  Computer Ungraded Practice Quizzes (see below right)

 

Review the 9-minute Video on the Zero Conditional (if that link doesn't open, try this one. If that doesn't open, try clicking the play button in the embedded video below (use Google Chrome or IE, not Firefox, for videos).

 

Homework for Thursday 4/9:
 

Read about the Zero (Factual) Conditional:

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

Do Zero Conditional Online Practice:
Practice Exercise 1

Practice Exercise 2
Practice Exercise 3
Practice Exercise 4

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

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

 

 

 

Week 11

Tues. 3/31

&

Thurs. 4/2


 

 In class this week:
1. 
Share future predictions using passive.

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

Homework for Thursday, 4/2
A test on the passive voice is going to be given on Thursday.  Will it be passed by all the students? 
Click here to go to the page with links to the videos, quizzes, and powerpoints to study for the test.

 

 

Week 10

Tues. 3/24

&

Thurs. 3/26

Welcome back from Spring Break!  In class this week:
1.  Continue Chapter 10 Passive

2.  Discuss use of the passive voice in a few videos: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzeI93MszMk and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycxcgYUtGvE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkrM9-w13MU

3.  Practice using future, present perfect, and simple past tenses in the passive voice to describe pictures on the Oh, No!  I've Been Robbed! handout. (for more on rob, burgle, steal, see http://www.learn-english-today.com/lessons/lesson_contents/exercises/rob-steal_quiz1.htm )
4.  Modals in the passive voice will be practiced in an oral activity describing laws, rules, or recommendations:   Click here to download and open passive voice modals Powerpoint.

Homework for Tuesday, 3/31
1. 
Study information at Modals in the Passive Voice
2.  Workbook:  Practice 16-21 on pages 179-182.
3.  Ungraded/practice computer exercise on modal verbs in the passive:
Snakes can be found in...
4. 
Graded Homework #8 worth 20 points:
 Computer Quiz 5
- Present and Past Progressive Passive Voice: 
http://www.quia.com/quiz/5270855.html AND
Computer Quiz 6 Modals in the Passive Voice: 
http://www.quia.com/quiz/5270860.html
5. 
Graded Homework #9 Paper Assignment worth 20 points:  First, write 10 sentences in the present progressive passive voice to describe what is being done in your community right now (e.g., the 303 highway is being expanded; some houses are being built near my neighborhood, etc.).  Then,  write 10 sentences with predictions  in the passive voice about future discoveries or changes that you think will be made in your community or in the world  Specifically, write 5 sentences using will be + past participle (e.g., Personal flying machines will be invented to replace cars.) and 5 sentences using am/is/are/going to be + past participle (e.g., A cure for cancer is going to be discovered by scientists in the year 2020.)
Altogether, 20 sentences must be written:
10 in present progressive passive
+5 in the future passive with be going to
+5 in the future passive with will
=
20 sentences


Homework for Thursday, 3/26
1.  Workbook:  Practice 11-15 on pages 177-179
2.  Focus on
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 ungraded 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.  Graded Homework #6 Paper Assignment:  Write 2 short paragraphs of 5 sentences each using Simple Present Passive Voice in all the sentences (10 sentences total - worth 20 points) 
      Paragraph 1 must describe a holiday:  Where is it celebrated?  When is it celebrated?  How is it celebrated (what is done?)
See textbook page 289 for an example, but make all the sentences in your paragraph passive, not active.
      Paragraph 2 must describe a process:
  How is something madeWhat are the steps in the process - what is done first, second, third, etc.?  For example:

Do you know how instant coffee is made?  First, coffee beans are picked from trees and dried in the sun. Then, the beans are roasted and cooled rapidly before being ground. The beans are then mixed with hot water and the mixture is strained before it is frozen. Finally, the frozen mixture is ground and then dried in a vacuum before it is packed into jars. The coffee is now ready to be sold in shops.  (adapted from http://www.admc.hct.ac.ae/hd1/english/writing/wtgpassive3.htm)
VERY IMPORTANT:  Write from your own mind/memory/brain.  DON'T USE the Internet or books I'm more interested in your use of the passive voice grammar than in details or precise facts.

5.
 
Graded Homework #7 Computer Quiz 4 Future & Present Perfect Passive Voice - http://www.quia.com/quiz/5267117.html - worth 20 points
6Video:   
Chart 10-5 page 269 Passive Modal Auxiliaries - http://youtu.be/mRQeQmTyj4s

 

Week 8

Tues. 3/10 

&

Thurs. 3/12
.

In class this week:
1.  Continue Chapter 10 Passive
2.  Check your understanding of Transitive & Intransitive Verbs in an interactive tutorial on the computer.  Click here to begin.

Homework for Tuesday, 3/24

Next week is Spring Break! - rest, relax, no homework.

Homework for Thurs. 3/12:
1.  Videos: 
 
Chart 10-3 page 263 Transitive & Intransitive Verbs
-http://youtu.be/EaWBDsV7JVY
Chart 10-4 page 265 Using the by-Phrase - http://youtu.be/DKfhpea7ofI

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

3.  Study the information and take the quiz on the affirmative, negative, & question forms of the simple past tense in the passive voice at http://www2.estrellamountain.edu/faculty/stonebrink/Flashmcquiz2/grandma/grandmathiefpastpasstut.html

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

5.  Textbook:  Listening Exercise 3 on page 260.

6 GRADED Homework #5 - Computer Quiz 3 ESL040 Passive Voice Simple Present and Simple Past  http://www.quia.com/quiz/5248186.html   - worth 20 points

 

 

Week 7

Tues. 3/3 

&

Thurs. 3/5
.

In class this week:
1. Test on Chapter 12 Adjective Clauses on Tuesday, March 3.

Essential vs. Non-essential Adjective Clauses:

a.  The car that is parked in the street in front of my house is a beautiful shade of blue.

b.  I see a car.  The car, which is parked in the street in front of my house, is a beautiful shade of blue.

c.  My neighbor has a car. Her car, which is parked in the street in front of my house, is a beautiful shade of blue.
 

d.  I went to a party last night.  I talked to a woman who has recently moved here from Vietnam.

f.   I went to a party last night.  I talked to the woman who has recently moved here from Vietnam.

g.  I went to a party last night.  I talked to my friend, who has recently moved here from Vietnam.

 

Essential or non-essential?  Commas or none?

h.  Spaghetti which some people say was invented in China rather than Italy is a popular food in the United States.

i.  Spaghetti which is made with whole wheat pasta and fresh tomatoes is nutritious.

j   Spaghetti which is made with refined flour pasta and canned tomato sauce is not very nutritious.


2.  Start Chapter 10 The Passive

3.  Click here for the active vs. passive voice examples (3-page color-coded handout).

4.  Discuss how to find  direct & indirect objects

Homework for Tues. 3/10:

1.  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
The Direct Object - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7pECdVD3gk&list=UURsOz2fEo9il80W4aTIMAvA
The Indirect Object - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrqprPQQWkQ&list=UURsOz2fEo9il80W4aTIMAvA&index=9
The Subject Complement - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrJ_W1h1toM&index=7&list=UURsOz2fEo9il80W4aTIMAvA

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.

3.  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

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

5. 
Workbook:  Practice 1-4 on pages 170-172

6.  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.

Optional - more information about essential vs. non-essential adjective clauses:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ns6TjF62RD0
http://www.grammar-quizzes.com/clauses-5.html

http://www.seattlecentral.edu/faculty/dloos/Grammar/adjectiveclauses/adjective_clauses_essesntial_non-essential.htm
Try a practice quiz on these:
http://www.quia.com/quiz/2469711.html and http://www.academicenglishcafe.com/grammar-quiz-4.html

Homework for Thurs. 3/5:
You get a little break after the test.  No new homework for Thursday.
Optional:  Read about essential vs. non-essential adjective clauses:

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


You might want to review subjects and objects if you're a little unsure of what those are.  See page 151 in your textbook, Practice 5 & 6 on workbook page 96.

 

 

Week 6

Tues. 2/24 

&

Thurs. 2/26
.

In class this week:
1. Continue Chapter 12 Adjective Clauses (subject-verb agreement, prepositions in adjective clauses, using whose).

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

Homework for Tues. 3/3:
1. 
Graded Homework #4 Computer Quiz 2 Adjective Clauses:  http://www.quia.com/quiz/5230550.html
Be careful when you do this quiz.  It is a "multiple correct", not "multiple choice" quiz, which means that a question can have more than 1 correct answer.  Some questions may have 2, 3, or 4 correct answers.  If a question has 3 correct answers and you choose only 1, you won't get partial credit. The computer grades all or nothing. 
2.  The test on Chapter 12 Adjective Clauses will be on Tuesday, March 3.
Students who study several hours each day before then will probably do well
Students
who don't study very much might not do as well.
 
For the test, please pay extra attention to:

Textbook:

Chart 12-1 page 321 & Chart 12-2 p. 322; Ex. 6 p. 323

Chart 12-3 p. 324 &  Ex. 12  p. 325

Chart 12-4 p. 327 & Ex. 19 pp. 328-9

Chart 12-5 p. 331 & Ex. 24 p.331

Chart 12-6 p. 332 & Ex. 26 p.332-3

Chart 12-7 & Ex.31 p.336

Workbook:

 

Practice 8, 11, 13, & 19 on pages 207-217

Homework for Thurs. 2/26:
1.  
Workbook:  Practice 15-21 pages 215-218.

 

Week 5

Tues. 2/17 

&

Thurs. 2/19
.

In class this week:
1. Continue Chapter 12 Adjective Clauses.

Homework for Tues. 2/24:
1.  
Workbook:  Practice 9-14 pages 211-214.

 

2.  Graded Assignment #3 (15 points) - Adjective Clauses Writing Assignment:  On a separate piece of paper, write 15 sentences that contain adjective clauses and which demonstrate correct article usage.  You can describe yourself, people you know, or write definitions (from your own mind - not from a dictionary).  Underline the adjective clause(s) in your sentences.

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

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

 

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

 

3. Video:
Chart 12-6 page 332 Prepositions in Adjective Clauses & Chart 12-7 page 336 Using Whose - http://youtu.be/AxmQlzggbbY

 

Homework for Thurs. 2/19:
1.
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

2.  Workbook:  Practice 5-8 on pages
209-211.

 

Week 4

Tues. 2/11 

&

Thurs. 2/13
EMCC is a college
which attracts many intelligent students.

Students who go to this college are very hard-working.

Diane is a teacher who is lucky to have such students.

In class this week:
1.  Test 1 on Chapter 11 is on Tuesday, February 11. 

2.  Start Chapter 12 Adjective Clauses on Thursday.

Questions to ask your classmate:
Where are you from? or Where did you grow up?
When did you move to Arizona?
Where (what city) do you live in now?
Where do you work? or What do you do for a living?
What do you do in your free time?
What is something interesting or unusual that you can (or could) do?
What do you do well?

Merge the information you gather with:
I'm sitting next to a student....
I talked to a student...
The classmate whom I talked to
The classmate that I'm sitting next to

Homework for Tues. 2/17:

1. Watch three videos for Chapter 12:
Chart 12-1 page 321 Adjective Clauses Introduction - http://youtu.be/Mjv4KtUzX4c
Chart 12-2 page 322 Using Who and That  - http://youtu.be/JYo5zbViZps
Chart 12-3 page 324 Using Who, Whom, That - http://youtu.be/HkY6ViQZGFo
2.  WorkbookPractice 1- 4 on pages
207-209.
Optional:

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

 

Homework for Thurs. 2/12:

1.  You've earned a little break after the test.  No new homework for Thursday.  Just remember to turn in your paragraph using a/an, the, or nothing with geographical features.

 

Week 3

Tues. 2/3 

&

Thurs. 2/5

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

In class this week:
1. Finish Chapter 11 Count/Noncount Nouns & Articles

2.  Get a study card (bright yellow) to learn special uses of "the"  and the article editing flowchart
3.  Partner Work Web activity (
click here to start)  to practice using indefinite (a, an) and definite articles (the) in contexts (a sentence, paragraph, or story).  If you finish quickly, try: http://www.english-online.org.uk/games/articlesframe.htm

Homework for Tues. 2/10
1. 
Workbook:  Practice 28-29 on pages 204-205

2.  Study for Test 1 on Chapter 11 Click here for the study guide.

3.  On a separate piece of paper, write a short paragraph of 7-8 sentences to describe a place (your hometown or favorite city) and the geographical features around it.  DO NOT copy any information from Google searches for this assignment!  Write the sentences from your memory.  The purpose of the assignment is simply to practice using articles (a/an, the, nothing).   Click here for an example This paragraph is due Thursday, February 12.

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

 

Homework for Thurs. 2/5

1.  Workbook:  Practice 22-26 on pages 200-203

2.  Textbook Exercise 30 page 311, Ex. 32 p. 312, Ex. 33 p. 313

3.  Graded Homework Assignment #1 Computer Quiz on Articles:  http://www.quia.com/quiz/5141377.html

Type in the username you received (something like your first name last name 414) and password (diane) to enter the quiz.  You can do this as many times as you wish.  The best score will go into the gradebook.

 

 

Week 2

Tues. 1/27 

&

Thurs. 1/29

In class this week:
1. Continue Chapter 11 Count/Noncount Nouns & Articles

2.  Practice count and noncount nouns & indefinite articles in Chapter 11 by doing a Powerpoint pair activity with a classmate.  
Click on the link for Partner Practice 1
a an nothing ppsx
3.  Practice using how much or how many with count/noncount nouns.

Click on the link for Partner Practice 2: Powerpoint partner activity

Homework for Tues. 2/3

1 Videos:
         Chart 11-8 page 306-307 Guidelines for Article Usage - http://youtu.be/zCeOgLOOvTM
        
Page 338 Chart 11-9 p. 338 Using The or A with Names http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwjQJ0wbROs

2.  Workbook:  Practice 16-21 on pages 198-200

3.  Textbook:  Finish Exercise 22 page 301.
3.
  Computer: do some practice quizzes to choose between a/an/some/nothing;  few/a few/little/a little;  and count/noncount nouns with a/an/many/much:

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

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

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

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

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

 

Homework for Thurs. 1/29

1.  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
2.  
Textbook: Listening Exercise 11 on page 296
3.  Workbook: Practice 5-15  on pages 192-197.

4.  Optional/Extra Practice for students with lots of free time:  On the computer, do a quiz to choose between a, an, or nothing -   http://www.manythings.org/fq/1/9995.html

 

 

Week 1

Tues. 1/20 

&

Thurs. 1/22

In class this week Tuesday & Thursday:
1.  Discuss information on the course syllabus

2.  Introduce yourself to classmates (name, country of origin, places lived in U.S., previous English study, family, occupation, personal interests, etc.)

3.  Log onto the campus computers and go to the class website (this webpage)

4.  Log onto the class quiz site:  http://www.quia.com/pages/dstonebrink/040

5.  Take a timed pre-assessment grammar quiz.

6.  Start Chapter 11 Count/Noncount Nouns & Articles

Homework for Tues. 1/27

1.  Watch 4 videos:
Chart 11-1
page 290 A vs. An
- http://youtu.be/LVEJufpzVk4

Chart 11-2 page 292 Count & Noncount Nouns - http://youtu.be/LZz0ED3WVRE
Chart 11-3 page 293 Noncount Nouns -  http://youtu.be/ZABFN3h9mPg

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

2.  In the textbook, use the cd to do Exercise 3 on page 291.

3.  In the workbook, do Practice 1-4  on pages 191-192.

 

4.  Optional/Extra Practice for students with lots of free time:  Try some of the quizzes and games on the Extra Practice webpage.

 

 

Homework for Thurs. 1/122
1.  Buy the textbook and workbook "Fundamentals of English Grammar"
2.  Carefully read the course syllabus.   You will receive a Syllabus Acknowledgement & Student Responsibility form about the syllabus to complete and return to Diane in the next class.

3.  Send Diane an email from your official Maricopa student email account
      In the subject line of the email, type ESL040 Self-Introduction
     
In the body of the email, type a minimum of 6 sentences to introduce yourself to your instructor.

 

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

Click here to download ESL040 Course Syllabus for the Tuesday & Thursday 10:00-11:25 AM Day class
 

 

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

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