HOMEWORK FOR WINTER 2014 WILL BE POSTED WEEKLY
Homework Assignments for Week 1: January 6 - 10
#1 Due Thursday January 9
1) Learn how the use the instructor website for locating homework and other links.
2) Prepare to speak for 1-2 minutes about some plans you have for the New Year. (See handout.)
3) GET THE TEXTBOOK AND BRING IT TO CLASS.
4) Reread the Course Description: Be sure you are familiar with the goals, deadlines, and expectations for the class.
5) Check your PCC e-mail.
If you aren't familiar with the American version of Little Red Riding Hood, here is a very short recording (less than 2 minutes):
(We will complete pages 1-7, and Activities 1-5 in class Thursday, Jan. 9.)
Homework Assignments for Week 2: January 13 - 17
#2 Due Tuesday, January 14
1) Listen and complete p. 9 - 14 (Activities 8, 9, 10, 11, 12). Also: Complete the handout on Cry Wolf. (Please use a pen for this.)
2) Practice listening to numbers with this link:
#3 Due Thursday, January 16:
1) Listen to the assigned fable on this link:
Write out the fable in your own words. Bring it to class and be prepared to tell the fable to a group of classmates. (Students will record their fables in the lab on Thursday.)
2) Read and carefully complete the exercises p. 17 - 23. (Activities 15- 18). (word stress and question forms)
3) Listen to the latest news story from Englishclub.com (Use the link for Weekly News Online.)
Homework Assignments for Week 3: January 20 - 24
#4 Due Tuesday, January 21
1) Send the voice e-mail (your fable)
2) Send the Tutorial Quiz for Chapter 1.
Steps to follow to access the Tutorial Quiz:
- Click on the College Oral Communication 2 link from the instructor's website.
- Click on Chapter 1.
- Click on Start Assignment now.
- Click on the blue arrow to listen.
- Click on Enter answer.
- Click on End quiz and view summary.
- Fill in the required fields and e-mail the results to your instructor by 10 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 20
(You can enter answers while you are listening.)
3) STUDY FOR A TEST ON CHAPTER 1 HOW TO STUDY: Use the pre-reading handout; study vocabulary p. 7, and listen to the lecture again.
Use this link to practice spelling words from the chapter:
https://www.spellingcity.com/view-spelling-list.html?listId=14678943 (You should also know the meaning and pronunciation of these words.)
#5 Due Thursday, January 23
1) Chapter 2 Complete pages 39-45 (Activities: 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6--Tracks 7 and 8)
2) Watch the following 2 videos and complete the front and back of the handout. DON'T LOSE OR FORGET THE HANDOUT, PLEASE!
3) Use this link to learn more about word stress in English. Read the 5 sections and take the practice quiz.
Homework Assignments for Week 4: January 27 - 31
#6 Due Tuesday, January 28
1) ONLY IF YOU WERE ABSENT ON THURSDAY: Activity 11 (Track #10) Listen to the last part of the lecture again and complete the handout. (WE DID THIS IN CLASS.)
2) Read p. 54-55. Be prepared to read the numbers on p. 56 (Activity 15).
3) Use this link to practice spelling and learn the meaning of words from the chapter (and 2 words from the first quiz):
4) Carefully read the handout about Speech #1 and think about a topic related to food and culture.
5) Word Stress handout due. (If you can't meet with a tutor before Tuesday's class, you should submit this homework by 3:00 on Wednesday.)
6) Watch the following 2 videos on -ed and -s endings and complete the handout:
DON'T FORGET ABOUT THE CONVERSATION GROUPS/CONVERSATION PARTNER COMPONENT OF THE CLASS.
#6 Due Thursday, January 30
1) Topic for Speech #1 due (You just have to tell me the topic.)
2) Watch the following video (as many times as necessary) and complete the handout:
3) Send a voice e-mail. (Be sure to identify yourself, i.e, say "This is . . .").
In your voice e-mail, identify the organisms in the food web on p. 53 ( producer, consumer, etc.) and discuss the relationships among them. The organisms are: an eagle, a snake, a songbird, a mouse, a worm, a caterpillar, bacteria, grass, a tree and some mushrooms or fungi. BE SURE TO LISTEN TO YOUR VOICE E-MAIL BEFORE YOU SEND IT!
You may use an on-line dictionary to check pronunciation of any of these or ask a tutor. You may want to make some notes before you start speaking.
4) Here's the link for the food webvideo. Use it to learn the vocabulary from the chapter:
PLEASE CHECK YOUR PCC E-MAIL BETWEEN CLASSES
Homework Assignments for Week 5: February 3 - 7
#7 Due Tuessday, February 4 -- SORRY! THESE DUE DATES ARE NOT FLEXIBLE!
1) Speech Outline due (Expect to spend 2 hours or more on this! Get help from a tutor if necessary.)
2) Complete the web quiz for Chapter 2 and e-mail the results to your instructor. NOTE: Not all questions are in the same order as the information in the lecture.
3) College Oral Communication 2: Read pages 60-65 in the book. Bring any questions or comments you have about how to address people, intonation or telephone etiquette.
4) Activity 20 p 66: WRITE THIS OUT ON A SEPARATE PIECE OF PAPER. Write 5 test questions a natural science professor might ask about food chains.
(See the instructions for written assignments link on the web page. Type if possible, or write very neatly in ink on standard size lined paper.)
PLEASE CHECK YOUR PCC E-MAIL BETWEEN CLASSES
PCC CLASSES WERE CANCELED THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6, AT 2 P.M. PLEASE SEE THE REVISED PLAN FOR HOMEWORK BELOW.
SPEECHES WILL BEGIN ON THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13.
Homework Assignments for Week 6: February 10 - 14
#8 Due TUESDAY, February 11
1) CHECK YOUR PCC E-MAIl. Some students have important messages from me!
2) Think of a food you have eaten that others in the class might consider strange or 'yucky'.
3) Study for the Chapter 2 test: includes vocabulary chapters 1-2; number recognition; formal and informal forms of address; this is vs. I am. (There will be no make-up tests if you miss class.)
BE SURE TO LISTEN TO THE LECTURE AGAIN!
Vocabulary to Study: (Use your previewing handout and the Spelling City list to test yourself.)
Chapter 1: All the words on p. 7 Activity 5
Chapter 2: All the terms used on p. 45 and the correct word forms on p. 46-47
Also: herbivore, carnivore, predator, prey, habitat (extinct, endangered, threat, threaten and threatened, and diversity)
4) Work on your speech if possible. Some students will need to make major changes to their speeches--and will be notified by e-mail.
5) All late homework needs to be completed by Tuesday, February 11 in order to receive credit.
#9 Due THURSDAY, February 13 (Homework was updated Tuesday evening after our class.)
CHECK YOUR PCC E-MAIl.
1) Be prepared to give your speech. (The rest of the class will give their speeches next week.) (Practice with a tutor and get a signature on the checklist form.)
2) Chapter 3: Complete activities 3, 4, 5 and 6 (pages 76 -81 and Tracks 15-16) before listening to the lecture.
3) Listen to the lecture 2 times (Tracks 17 - 18). The first time, complete Activity 9 p. 85. The second time, complete the concept map handout (a copy of p. 86). Allow at least 1 hour for this assignment.
(The handout must be turned in at the beginning of class Thursday to get full credit.)
4) Practice pronunciation of -r words with a tutor Bring the signed handout. (This can also be turned in Week 7.)
5) Rewrite your outline and your speech if necessary and be sure to send an e-mail if you can't keep your appointment with the instructor.
Homework Assignments for Week 7: February 17 - 21
#10 Due Tuesday, February 18:
1) Be prepared to give your speech. (Practice with a tutor and get a signature on the checklist form.) If you gave your speech, watch the recording and complete the self-evaluation form.
2) Write 10 sentences of your own using the following words from the chapter:
energetically, consume, consumption, unavailable, availability, symbolize, prohibition, domesticated, reject, rejection
(Type these if you can. Be sure to follow the academic guidelines for homework assignments. Be sure to check spelling.)
3) COC 2: Chapter 3: Part 2: Complete p. 92-94 in the book.
4) Do the Tutorial Quiz for Chapter 3 and e-mail results to your instructor. (You may listen 2-3
times, but do not change your answers after you view the summary!) (The lecture is > 5 min.(?))
#11 Due Thursday, February 20:
1) If you gave your speech, watch the recording and complete the self-evaluation form. If you haven't given your speech yet, be prepared to give your speech.
(Practice with a tutor and get a signature on the checklist form.)
2) Complete the handout on comparatives/superlatives.
3) COC 2: Read pages 97 - 101. Do Ex. 20 p. 101. Send an e-mail asking for an
explanation of office hours. Check your grammar and spelling carefully! (5 points)
NOTE; THE CHAPTER 3 TEST WILL BE ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25.
DON'T FORGET TO CHECK YOUR PCC E-MAIL!
Homework Assignments for Week 8: February 24 - 28
#12 Due Tuesday, February 25:
1) Study for the Chapter 3 test. (Listen to the lecture again! Review vocabulary on pp. 76-78; p. 80-81; the previewing handout, and your vocabulary homework.)
2) Read the handout on Speech #2 and be thinking about which topics interest you the most.
3) If you gave your speech on Thursday, watch the recording and complete the self-evaluation form.
4) If you received a note for tutors on your speech evaluation, work with a tutor on problem areas.
#13 Due Thursday, February 27:
1) Check out this list of common acronyms. See how many you have heard in daily use:
2) Chapter 5: Complete pages 155 - 158 in the text (power grammar, and Activities 2 and 3). Listen to CD 2 Track 10
3) Begin work on Speech #2.
Homework Assignments for Week 9: March 3 - 7
#14 Due Tuesday, March 4:
1) Complete Activity 9 in the book p. 167 (Track 12) and listen to the lecture (Track 13). Complete the handout (questions on the lecture.) Use complete sentences.
2) Complete the outline for your speech. Work with a tutor to improve your ideas and language.
#15 Due Thursday, March 6:
1) See a tutor in the ESOL Tutoring Center and have her sign the pronunciation handout after you read the sentences. (You can practice one time before you are assessed.)
2) Complete Chapter 5 Part 2 p. 175 - 179: Activities 15, 16, 17
3) Take the web quiz for Chapter 5 and e-mail it by noon on Thursday.
4) Be prepared to give your speech on Thursday or Tuesday, March 11
Homework Assignments for Week 10: March 10 - 14
#16 Due Tuesday, March 11:
1) Be prepared to give your speech! See a tutor and get the outline signed by Tuesday.
2) Send voice e-mail #3 by 9 p.m. Monday, March 10: Activity 20 p. 181. Choose one of the 7 topics listed for a 2 minute voice e-mail. Listen to make sure your recording is clear before you send it.
HOMEWORK BEYOND THIS POINT HAS NOT BEEN UPDATED FOR WINTER TERM
Review phrasal verbs on these websites:
(Use the arrow at the bottom to click to page 10 and pages that follow.)
There will also be some numbers: fractions, percentages, decimals, etc. and a few initials or acronyms.
Students should recognize: BA, BS, GPA, TBA, IOU, MSG, PR, RSVP, CEO, and M.D
Listen to the two most recent news stories on Weekly News Online.
(These are to help students build level-appropriate vocabulary.)
(Be prepared to answer a few written questions.)
Homework Assignments for Week 11: March 17 - 21
COC 2 Chapter 5: Complete pages 161-163 and 167 - 170: Activities 6, 9 and 10. (listening to the lecture: tracks 13 and 14.
Complete the concept map and turn it in at the beginning of class Monday. Be prepared to answer the questions on p. 170 by looking at your notes.
- Do the web quiz by 9 p.m. Thursday. Listen 3 or 4 times and read the questions carefully before making your choice. (The questions are not all in the order of the lecture.) E-mail the results. This is good practice for listening for definitions and understanding vocabulary from context.
- Read at least one of the 2 stories below and be prepared to discuss it in class.
Review vocabulary Chapters 1 - 5 Complete crossword.
#30 Due Mon. Voice e-mail Assignment Chapter 5 (This is part of the final exam!) (This may be completed any time on Monday, Dec. 9th, but not after Monday.)
Choose a topic from Activity 20 p. 181 for your voice e-mail. Speak for 1 1/2 - 2 minutes.
Be careful with grammar and final endings. Students may write out the message and have someone check the grammar before recording.
FINAL TEST Monday, Dec. 9 11:00 - 1:00 (This is our last class.)
1) Part I: Chapter 5 Test
2) Part II: New listening/note-taking lecture with comprehension questions
3) Word stress and grammar reviewed during the term
4) Vocabulary Chapters 1 - 5
5) Recognition of the IPA (symbols and key words provided)
Office Hours Finals Week: (If you want to pick up your final test, send me an e-mail.)
HOMEWORK BEYOND THIS POINT HAS NOT BEEN UPDATED FOR FALL 2014