ESL 10 Labwork for Fridays
|Week/ Date||Topics||Work to Complete|
|1/ February 15||
|2/ February 22||
|3/ February 29||
|1. Open your e-mail and check for a message from
Janet. Respond by answering the questions she has asked. If
you have not received an e-mail message from Janet, you need to be sure
the college has your proper e-mail address. Go to eCompanion to
correct your e-mail information.
2. Open a Word document. On the document write 15 sentences. Write 5 sentences about things you do everyday. Write 5 sentences about things you think Janet does everyday. Write 5 sentences about what you, a classmate or your instructor is doing NOW. Be careful with your verb forms. Use EVERYDAY, ALWAYS, GENERALLY, USUALLY in the first 10 sentences. Use NOW or RIGHT NOW or AT THIS MOMENT in the last 5 sentences. Check spelling, capitalization, and punctuation. Put your name at the top of the paper, and turn it in to Janet.
3. Read this explanation of simple present verbs. Then do the first and second exercises. http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/studyzone/330/grammar/pres.htm
4. Read this explanation for negation of verbs in simple present. Then do the 3 exercises that follow: http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/studyzone/330/grammar/presnq.htm
5. Read this explanation for present continuous verbs (about things that are happening right now) and then do the exercise that follows:http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/studyzone/330/grammar/pcont.htm
6. Read this review of the parts of speech and do the 3 practice exercises that follow http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/studyzone/330/grammar/parts.htm
|4/ March 7||
||1. Open a Word document and give it the title:
Questions for a Classmate.
2. On the Word document type 8 questions to a classmate about where the person lives, how the person gets to school, what he/she eats for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and other similar questions. Be sure to leave space for the person to answer the questions. Ask some WH questions and some yes/no questions. Here are some examples of questions: Where do you live? How do you get to school? Do you come to school by bus or by car? What do you eat for breakfast everyday? Do you like the weather in Santa Monica? Do you like the beach? Be sure to put your full name is at the top of the document.
3. Print out your questions and give them to a classmate. When you get a list of questions from one of your classmates, with a pen or pencil, correct any questions that have errors and then answer the questions. Write your full name on the bottom of the document and give it back to the classmate who gave it to you. After you have read the corrections and answers to your questions, turn the paper in to Janet.
4. Grammar practice-
|5/ March 14||
||1. Open a Word document and title it Job
2. Search the SMC homepage for where there is a list of student work opportunities. Find the link to the Student Life and Services page and follow the link to Student Employment (on campus). Click on the blue link to STUDENTS. Then find jobs available on campus.
3. Read through the various jobs offered on campus and find two or three that interest you. Copy and paste them on the Word document you opened. Then write an explanation for why the job interests you. Do you think you are qualified for the job (do you have the skills to do the job)? Why or why not? When you have finished, put your name, ESL 10, and today's date on your work. Check your work for correct grammar, spelling, and typing. Print it out and turn it in to Janet.
4. Get out a piece of paper. Go to each of
these 5 pictures. For each picture write 3 questions. Pay
careful attention to word order and verb forms.
5. When you have turned in the two assignments above, work on the following exercises. If you do not have time to complete this work, you may work on it at home:
|6/ March 21||
||Print out this worksheet and write in the answers.|
|7/ March 28||
1. Writing Assignment:
Grammar Exercises to Complete (If you do not finish, you
|8/ April 4||
||1. Take this practice test :
TEST. Take 5 parts.
2. Go to eCompanion and enter the first threaded discussion. Write three sentences about your past. One should be true and two should be false. Then read what your classmates have posted and respond by guessing which is the true statement.
3. When you have finished posting on the threaded discussion, work on the following exercises:
4. Go to eCompanion and enter the second threaded discussion. Tell your classmates about what your life will be like in 5 years and in 10 years. Feel free to be creative. Respond to at least one classmate.
No School- Spring Break
|In your free time, you should try to read about
30 minutes a day. Read anything you like: newspapers, magazines,
novels, or short stories. Keep a journal and write down ideas from your
reading or write down what you are doing or thinking about. This
is good practice for your English.
also a good time to travel to see California wildflowers in the
mountains and in the deserts. Check out these links to find out
more about California native flowers:
|9/ April 18||
||1. Log on to eCompanion and go to threaded
discussion 3. Respond in complete sentences. Proofread
to check spelling, capitalization, punctuation, and verb forms.
2. Netiquette- Read these two pages about netiquette. Then print out this document and answer the questions in your own words using the information from the website. Work with a classmate or check your answers with a classmate.
3. Send Janet an e-mail message. Tell her what you like best about working in the lab and what you want more of. Please follow the netiquette rules you have just learned.
4. Work through these grammar exercises. If you have any questions, please ask. When you have completed your work, you may go home.
|10/ April 25||
|1. Log on to eCompanion and respond to Threaded
Discussion 4. Respond to at least one of your classmates.
2. Go to this website and read about
farmers' markets in Santa
Monica. Open a Word Doc and write a 10 sentences
(facts/information) about the markets. Write the sentences in YOUR OWN
WORDS. Please do not copy directly from the website. Print out
your document and work with Janet on editing it. Revise it based
on the corrections, print it out, and turn in the revised draft.
|11/ May 2||
||1. Log on to eCompanion and respond to Threaded
Discussion #5. Read what your classmates have written and respond to at
least one of your classmates.
2. Print out this passage about organic produce (from Wikipedia). In the left hand margin of the paper, write questions that are answered in the text. Open a word doc and type 5 of your questions (that are answered in the passage). Be sure the sentences are correct (word order, verb forms, spelling, and capitalization). Save it to the desktop.
3. E-mail the word doc to Janet as an attachment. In the e-mail you send, describe your plans for the weekend.
|12/ May 9||
1. Open a Word Document. Save it to the desktop as: Assignment for 5-9-08. On the document write at least 10 sentences about the food you eat. Here are some things you might explain: What do you eat for breakfast, lunch, and dinner? What snacks do you eat? Do you like to cook food, or do you prefer to eat at restaurants? How much time does it take you to prepare food? Where do you buy your food? Read this model.
2. E-mail the assignment to Janet.
3. Do these practice exercises with Count and
Non-Count Nouns and Subject-Verb Agreement:
|13/ May 16||
||Go to the student photography exhibit in Drescher Hall (second floor). Take notes on ONE photograph. Return to the lab. Open a word document. Write 6 to 10 sentences. Print it out and turn it in. Go over it with Janet. Revise it and turn it in again.|
|14/ May 23||No School - Memorial Day Holiday|
|15/ May 30||Review for Final Exam||For your final exam you need to be able to do the
Please follow these steps to practice everything you need to know how to do for the lab final exam.
1. Open your e-mail and follow the directions in the e-mail you receive from Janet. If you do not receive an e-mail, you need to go to e-Companion and change your e-mail address by clicking on the USER PROFILE tab at the top of the e-Companion homepage.
2. Print out this sheet. Follow the directions to fill it out and turn it in to Janet when you have finished.
3. Open a Word Document. On it type 5 sentences about your experience in ESL 10 (about the teachers, textbooks, classmates, course content). Type 5 questions about ESL 11A and any other ESL class you are interested in. Be sure to put your name on the document. E-mail it to Janet.
|16/ June 6||Final Exam||Final Exam
Directions: You have ONE HOUR to complete this work (1, 2, 3, 4 below). The work is worth 50 points (5% of your ESL 10 grade).
1. Open your e-mail and follow the directions in the e-mail you receive from Janet (5 points).
2. Print out this sheet. Follow the directions to fill it out and turn it in to Janet when you have finished (30 points).
3. Open a Word Document. On it type 5 complete sentences about your plans for the summer. Be sure to put your name on the document. E-mail it to Janet (5 points).
4. Go to eCompanion and respond to Final Exam Threaded Discussion (Farewells) (10 points).
When you have finished 1, 2, 3 above you may be excused. It has been a pleasure working with you in the lab this semester. Have a great summer!