Comp-274 Week 1 Homework Assignment Log


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

  Fall 2014
Monday & Wednesday Evening 5:35-7:00 PM and Tuesday & Thursday Day 9:35-11:00 AM

  Click Here for Textbook Video Explanations & Extra Online Practice

Click here for downloads of the videos & audio files for a media player or smartphone
A good online dictionary:  www.thefreedictionary.com
 

Looking for the graded assignments?  Here they are again:
1.  Computer Quiz on Chapter 6 & parts of speech - http://www.quia.com/quiz/4937327.html 20 points (20/400)
2.  Paper assignment - 4 Sentences with 7 parts of speech (noun, pronoun, adjective, verb, adverb, conjunction, preposition) ANDsubject & objects (of preposition and of verb) labeled in each.  20 points (40/400)
Paper assignment 15 sentences using simple past tense forms.  Tell me what you did or didn't do this past weekend!  Write 6 simple past (regular or irregular verbs affirmative sentences , 6 simple past negative sentences (didn't + verb), and 3 simple past interrogative sentences (questions - did/were). 20 points   (60/400)

4.  Computer Quiz on Simple Past vs. Past Progressive - http://www.quia.com/quiz/4981116.html 25 points ((85/400)

5.  Paper assignment -  20 sentences (10 pairs Present Perfect & Simple Past.  See directions on handout).  30 points   (115/400)

6.  Computer Quiz on Perfect Tenses Chapter 4 - http://www.quia.com/quiz/5021054.html 25 points   (140/400)

7.  Paper Assignment - Write 4 questions in each of these 9 tenses: 
Simple Present, Simple Past, Simple Future, Present Perfect,Past Perfect, Present Progressive, Past Progressive, Present Perfect Progressive, Future with Be Going To for atotal of 36 questions.  40 points   (180/400)
8.  Computer Quiz Chapter 5 Questions-http://www.quia.com/quiz/5031468.html   25 points (205/400)

9.  Computer quiz on Participial Adjectives- http://www.quia.com/quiz/5031489.html 25 points (230/400)

10. Paper assignment - Write 30 sentences with vocabulary from Chart 10-6 p. 271,Chart 13-1 p. 342, & Chart 13-5 p. 352  50 points (280/400)

11. Computer quiz Chapter 13 Be+Past Participle+Preposition & Verb+Gerund http://www.quia.com/quiz/5031491.html25 points (305/400)

12. New 12/8 Computer quiz Chapter 13 Gerund or Infinitive -http://www.quia.com/quiz/5031490.html20 points (325/400)

13. New 12/8 Paper assignment - Verb Tense Review 25 points (350/400)

14. New 12/10Computer Quiz Final Exam Review  - http://www.quia.com/quiz/5067468.html50 points (400/400)

 

Week 14 

 

Evening

Mon. 12/8 

&

Wed. 12/10

 

Day

Tues. 12/09

&

Thurs. 12/11

 

In class:

1.  Continue Chapter 13 - Gerunds & Infinitives
2.  Final Exam Review:  By popular demand, click here for the final review game that we played on the last class day. 

For homework due Monday 12/15 & Tuesday 12/16:
 

1.  Do your very last homework assignment (HW#14) of the semester - the Final Exam Review computer quiz:

http://www.quia.com/quiz/5067468.html

 

2.  Keep reviewing for the final exam! 

Pay special attention to the vocabulary and information on pages 271, 342, 344, 346, 347, and 352.


Click here for the final exam study guide.

 

 For the evening class, the exam will be on Monday, December 15 from 5:00-6:50PM

 

 For the day class, the exam will be on Tuesday, December 16 from 9:00AM-10:50AM
Please remember to return your mp4 players!  Bring them to the last class this week.

 

 

For homework due Wednesday 12/10 & Thursday 12/11:
 

1.   WorkbookPractice  24 on page 234.

 

2.  Computer Quizzes:

     Chapter 13 Be+Past Participle+Preposition & Verb+Gerundhttp://www.quia.com/quiz/5031491.html (graded homework #11)

       Chapter 13 Gerund or Infinitive -http://www.quia.com/quiz/5031490.html  (graded homework #12)


3.  Paper assignment: 
     On a separate piece of paper write (or type) 1 affirmative, negative, and interrogative (question) sentence in each of the verb tenses listed below.   Underline the verbs in your sentences and


A.  Simple Present   

For example:  I enjoy doing homework.  My brother doesn't enjoy doing homework.  Do my classmates enjoy doing homework?

 

B.  Simple Past

 

C.  Present Progressive

 

D.  Past Progressive

 

E.  Present Perfect

 

F.  Present Perfect Progressive 

For example: I have been considering taking a vacation in Hawaii.  My sister hasn't been considering going on vacation.  Have you been considering going anywhere during the winter break?

 

G.  Past Perfect 

For example:  My brother had decided to buy a new car, but he changed his mind and bought a motorcycle instead.  I hadn't decidedwhich smartphone to get, but then my friend told me that Samsung was better and cheaper than Apple.  Had you decided to study English before moving to the United States?

 

H.  Future with Will

 

I.   Future with Be Going To
 

 

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

 

 For the evening class, the exam will be on Monday, December 15 from 5:00-6:50PM

 

 For the day class, the exam will be on Tuesday, December 16 from 9:00AM-10:50AM
Please remember to return your mp4 players!  Bring them to the last class this week.

 

 

 

Week 13 

Evening

Mon. 12/1 

&

Wed. 12/3

 

Day

Tues. 12/2

&

Thurs. 12/4

 


The cat is frightened.  The dog is frightening.


The disgusted woman doesn't want to eat the disgusting spider.


The annoyed hiker is running away from the annoying mosquitoes.

 

In class:

1. Practice participial adjective + preposition phrases on pages 271-274.
 

2.  You'll get a study card with the phrases from page 271.

 

3.  Start Chapter 13 - Gerunds & Infinitives

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 10

Evening

Mon. 11/10

&

Wed. 11/12

 

Day


No Class Tuesday 11/10 due to Veteran's Day

 

&

Thurs.11/6

 

In class:

1.  Continue Chapter 5 - Question forms

2.  12 Verb Tenses handout

Homework for Evening Students for Mon. 11/17

 

1.  Workbook:   Practice 13-16 on pages 79-81. 


2.  Videos for Chapter 5:

Page 123 Chart 5-6 Which and What Kind Of http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AJ5qZOpuhoand http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwvVTtiRjdQ

 

 

 

Homework for Evening Students for Wed. 11/10

 

1.  Workbook:   Practice 10-12 on pages 78-79. 


2.  Videos for Chapter 5:

Page 119 Chart 5-4 Questions with Who, Who(m), & What http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZEZFE9y5xE

Page 121 Chart 5-5  What + a Form of Do http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W46I05QkyFo

 

3.  Don't forget what you learned in Chapter 4!  Graded quiz for 25 points:  http://www.quia.com/quiz/5021054.html

 

Homework for Day Students for Tues. 11/18

 

1.  Workbook:   Practice 10-16 on pages 78-81. 

 


2.  Videos for Chapter 5:

Page 119 Chart 5-4 Questions with Who, Who(m), & What http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZEZFE9y5xE

Page 121 Chart 5-5  What + a Form of Do http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W46I05QkyFo

Page 123 Chart 5-6 Which and What Kind Of http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AJ5qZOpuhoand http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwvVTtiRjdQ

 

 

3.  Don't forget what you learned in Chapter 4!  Graded quiz (graded homework #6) for 25 points:  http://www.quia.com/quiz/5021054.html

 

 

 

Week 9

Evening

Mon. 11/3

&

Wed. 11/5

 

Day
Tues. 11/4

&

Thurs.11/6

 

In class:

1.  Discuss Present Perfect Progressive p. 98-105 and Past Perfect p. 108-110 Verb Tenses

2.  Practice the past perfect on this worksheet

3.  Start Chapter 5 - Question forms

Homework for Evening Students Mon. 11/10

& Day Students Thurs. 11/13:

1.  Watch some videos for Chapter 5:
Page 111 Chart 5-1Yes/No Questions & Short Answers → http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVmaMSJxRXo
Page 114 Chart 5-2 Yes/No & Information Questions http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IybpIghsWkc
Page 117 Chart 5-3 Where, Why, When, What Time, How Come, What...For http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFsESgdpqSs


2.  In the workbook, do Practice 1-9 on pages 71-77.  Practice 2 and 8 are especially important!!!


3.   In the textbook, use the CD to do Listening Exercises 4 & 6 on pages 113-114,  and Exercise 9 on page 116.

 

Homework for Wed. 11/5 & Thurs. 11/6:

1.  Watch the last video for Chapter 4:
Page 108 Chart 4-8 Past Perfect
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m79RI4pZOB0

2.  WorkbookPractice 19-25  on pages 65-69.

3. Textbook:  use the CD to do Listening Exercise 34 on page 103, Exercises 36 & 37 on page 104, and Exercises 43 & 44 on page 110.
 

 

Week 8

Evening

Mon. 10/27

&

Wed. 10/29

 

Day
Tues. 10/28

&

Thurs.10/30


Have you ever fallen and broken a bone?

In class:

1.  Continue Chapter 4

2.  Time expressions with simple past and present perfect

Evening & Day Students -

Homework for Wed. 10/28 & Thurs. 10/30:


1.  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 


2. 

TEST on Chapter 4 for evening students on Wednesday, 10/28 and for day students on Thursday, 10/30!
The test will include questions on the present perfect, use of for and sincewith time expressions, simple past, time expressions already & yet, and choosing between simple past and present perfect

Chapter 4 also has some material on present perfect progressive and past perfect, but these topics will not be on the test. 
 Click here for the study guide if you were absent on Monday/Tuesday and didn't get it in class.

 

3.  Extra practice on spelling - To Double or Not to Double?

First read information at http://a4esl.org/q/h/9807/km-doubles.html

Then, take a few practice quizzes:

Take me to practice page #1...
Take me to practice page #2...
Take me to practice page #3...

 

 

 

Week 7

 

Evening

Mon. 10/20

&

Wed. 10/21

 

Day
Tues. 10/22

&

Thurs.10/24


Have you ever ridden
a roller coaster?

In class:

1.  Review in with months and on with dates

2.  Continue Chapter 4 Present & Past Perfect

3.  Click here for a Powerpoint Activity to use with a partner to check answers for Exercise 13 page 88.

Evening & Day Students -

Homework for Mon. 10/27 & Tues. 10/29:

1.  Videos: 

Page 98 Chart 4-6 Present Perfect Progressive http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W16oW3tql8Q
Page101 Chart 4-7 Pres. Perf. Progressive vs. Simple http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a00lmLTYimU

2.  Workbook: Practice 16-19 on pages 64-65 .

3. Study Group 10 Bet Bet Bet of your irregular verb phonetic group cards!  Remember to watch & listen to the video and repeat the verbs several times while you enjoy the watermelon treats to help your brain make those connections.  Here is the video link: http://vimeo.com/60973851  

4.  GRADED HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT #5 -  See directions on handout

5.  Practice Computer Quiz (not graded) on the doubling rule for regular present participle (-ing) and past participle (-ed) verb forms: 

 

Homework for Wed. 10/20 & Thurs. 10/22:

1.  Handouts:  In, At, On Time Prepositions

2.   Video:  Using Already, Yet, Still & Anymore http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7_4a0xWoKc

3.   Workbook: Practice 13-15 on pages 62-63 .

4.  Do Exercise 18on page 92 in the textbook and then use the textbook CD and do Exercises 17, 19, 20 on pages 91-93.   Check your answers in the back of the textbook on page 431.

5.  Study 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 6

 

Evening

Mon.10/13 

&

Wed. 10/15

 

Day
Tues. 10/14

&

Thurs.10/16


Have you ever eaten frog legs?

In class:

1.  Test 1 Review & Progress Report Check

hurry, enjoy, study, worry, play, say, deny, obey, apply, cry, try, delay, buy, convey, rely, marry, employ

2.  Chapter 4 Present & Past Perfect

3.  Write several sentences in the simple present tense about yourself.  For example:

I am married.  I speak English.  I live in Arizona. 

I have cats.  I play the piano.  I work at EMCC.

We'll turn these simple present tense statements into present perfect statements in class.

4.  Receive the vanilla Break Broke Brokenhttp://vimeo.com/58854092 & cinammon Bite Bit Bitten http://vimeo.com/58840458 study cards.

5.  Receive the Present Perfect study card (froggy!) 
6.  Grammar Chants Have you ever been to Boston?  I've never been to Peru, have you?
words

7.  Receive the strawberry Bleed Bled Bled https://vimeo.com/59463913 and grape Lead Led Led https://vimeo.com/59813257 study cards.

8.  Here are some more pronunciation examples of the 3 principal verb parts: http://www2.estrellamountain.edu/faculty/stonebrink/verbs/azar22.htm

9.  Click here for a Powerpoint Activity to use with a partner to check answers for Exercise 13 page 88.

Evening & Day Students -

Homework for Mon. 10/20 & Tues. 10/22:

1.  Handouts:  Past Progressive vs. Simple Past Practice

2.  Graded Computer Quiz on the Simple Past vs. Past Progressive:  http://www.quia.com/quiz/4981116.html

3.  Videos:
Page 90 Chart 4-4 Present Perfect with Unspecified Time
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmZcaZx2AR8
Page 94 Chart 4-5 Simple Past vs. Present Perfect
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MdS6J0nSnM  

4.  Workbook:Practice 8-12 on pages 57-62.

5.  Textbook:  Finish Exercise 9 p. 86 and 11 p. 87-88.

 

Homework for Wed. 10/15 & Thurs. 10/16:
1.  Computer:  Practice Quizzes on Simple Past vs. Past Progressive verb tenses:
http://www.eflnet.com/grammar/pastprog.php#.VDwdXhY0_fI
http://www.english-4u.de/past_prog_ex6.htm

http://www.englisch-hilfen.de/en/exercises/tenses/simple_past_progressive.htm
http://www.englisch-hilfen.de/en/exercises/tenses/simple_past_progressive2.htm

2.  Videos:  Page 81 Chart 4-1 Past Participle http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lB63T7wgBOA
Page 83 Chart 4-2 Present Perfect with Since & For http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjKl4Ncn3hQ
Page 87 Chart 4-3 Negative, Question, & Short-Answer Forms
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1HvFD2wSjU

3.  Workbook: Practice1-7 on pages 55-59.

 

 

Week 5

 

Evening

Mon.10/6 

&

Wed. 10/8

 

Day
Tues. 10/7

&

Thurs.10/9

In class:
1.  Practice simple past & past progressive in Chapter 2

2.  Receive the Past Progressive and the chocolate Teach Taught Taught  http://vimeo.com/58645070  study cards.

Monday/Wednesday Evening Students

Homework for Wed. 10/8:

1.  Do a practice computer quiz to help you review simple past and past progressive to prepare for the test in the next class:
http://www.quia.com/quiz/4962886.html

 

3.  Textbook Ex. 27 page 44.  Check answers in back of book.
 

2.  Study for the test on Wednesday, 10/8.  Click herefor the study guide.

Tuesday/Thursday Morning Students
Homework for Tues. 10/9
 

1.  Do a practice computer quiz to help you review simple past and past progressive to prepare for the test in the next class:
http://www.quia.com/quiz/4962886.html
 

2.  Study for the test on Thursday, 10/9.  Click herefor the study guide.

 

 

 

Week 3

 

Evening

Mon. 9/22 

&

Wed. 9/24

 

Day
Tues. 9/23

&

Thurs.9/25

In class:
1.  Review Word Order for Place & Time

2.  Discuss Chapter 6 Subject-Verb Agreement

3.  Discuss Chapter 6 Pronouns as Subjects and Objects

4.  Practice for the graded paper assignment on writing sentences with 7 different Parts of Speech  ANDSubject & Objects labeled:

 

subject  

  

 obj. of verb 

 

subject   

    

 obj. of verb 

  

obj. of prep.

Because

the student

wanted

to learn

English

well,

she

carefully

wrote

five

fabulous

sentences

For homework due Tuesday 2/5:
1.  On the computer, for 25 points towards your final grade, take a graded quiz for Chapter 6.      Click on this link: http://www.quia.com/quiz/4040902.html
Note: 
You can repeat this quiz as many times as you want until midnight on February 16.  Your best score at that time will go into the gradebook.

 

2.  Watch another video for Chapter 2:
Chart 2-2 page 29 Spelling of -ing & -ed Forms -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nY4Xu6DwyDo


3.  Do Chapter 2 Practice 1-10 on pages 16-22 in the workbookand check your answers in the back of the workbook in the Answer Key.

4.  Use thetextbook CD and listen to the conversations in Exercise 4 page 27 and Exercise 5 page 28.   Check your answers in the back of the textbook on page 406.

5.  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.

 

Extra:  Oh, those tricky adverbs!  For more information on placement of adverbs in sentences, see http://www.grammar-quizzes.com/adv_manner2.html

 

Need a smile?  Try this game:  http://www2.estrellamountain.edu/faculty/stonebrink/ESL020/irregpastverbs/walkplankirregpast.html

For homework due Thursday 1/31:
1.  Watch 3 videos for Chapter 2:
Chart 2-1page 26 Expressing Past Time Simple Past -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kiIiXTEcWM
and
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ep-oYex-ePI

and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z99etzFHFcU


2.  In the workbook, do Practice24-27 on pages 105-107. 

 

3.  First graded homework assignment worth 25 points!  Write a sentence that contains 7 different parts of speech.  It must have at least 3 nouns, 1 verb, 3 adjectives (1 before each noun), 1 adverb, 1 preposition, 1 pronoun, and 1 conjunction.  One of the nouns or pronoun must function as the subject, another must function as the direct object of the verb, and the third must function as the object of the preposition.  You must label the words to explain what part of speech and what function they have, and illustrate the sentence.  Thanks to Leticia and her teacher friend for the wonderful idea and example!  Click here to see their example.  This assignment is due Tuesday, February 5.

 

4.  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 Groups 1-3 video files.  Choose the file type that plays on your brand of phone or player.

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