HOMEWORK FOR FALL 2013 WILL BE POSTED WEEKLY
Homework Assignments for Week 1: September 23 - September 27
#1 Due Wed. 1) Think of an unusual fact about yourself to share with your partner Wed.
2) Use the link on the instructor website to choose another weekly news story to listen to. Listen
2-3 times and try to fill in the blanks before checking your answers. Be prepared to discuss
the news story in class.
#2 Due GET THE TEXTBOOK.
If you aren't familiar with the American version of the Little Red Riding Hood, here is a very short recording (less than 2 minutes):
#3 Due Fri. Complete pages 5-7 in the text. Complete Activity 3, 4 and 5.
Homework Assignments for Week 2: Sept. 30 - Oct. 4
#4 Due Mon. Listen and complete p. 9 - 14 (Activities 8, 9, 10, 11, 12). Also: 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 Wednesday.)
#5 Due Wed:. Read and carefully complete the exercises p. 17 - 25. (Activities 15- 18). (word stress, question forms, body language and expressions used in class discussions)
#6 Due Fri.. Send the voice e-mail (your fable)
Practice listening to numbers with this link:
Listen to the latest news story from Englishclub.com (Use the link for Weekly News Online.)
Homework Assignments for Week 3: Oct. 7 - 11
#7 Due Mon.: STUDY FOR A TEST ON CHAPTER 1 (Use the pre-reading handout.)
1) 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.)
2) Use this link to learn more about word stress in English. Read the 5 sections and take the practice quiz.
3) WRITE 11 QUESTIONS to ask a classmate on Monday. (topics you would normally ask about) (Use the back of the pink handout to do this.)
#8 Due Wed. Chapter 2 Complete pages 39-45 (Activities: 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6--Tracks 7 and 8) + .Word stress handout.
#9 Due Fri. Activity 10 (Track #9) Listen to the lecture again and complete the notes p. 49 - 50.
Read p. 54-55. Be prepared to read the numbers on p. 56 (Activity 15).
Homework Assignments for Week 4: Oct. 14 - 18
#10 Due Mon. 1) Use this link to practice spelling and learn the meaning of words from the chapter (and 2 words from the first quiz):
2) Watch the video again. Use it to learn the vocabulary from the chapter:
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) Check your PCC e-mail for my message about the slang power-point presentation.
5) 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.
#11 Due Wed. 1) Watch the following 2 videos and complete the front and back of the handout.
2) Complete the web quiz for Chapter 2 and e-mail the results to your instructor.
#12 Due Fri. 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.
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.
Homework Assignments for Week 5: Oct. 21- 25
#13 Due Mon. 1) Pronunciation handout #2: R + vowel (Revised due date: Wednesday)
2) Study for the Chapter 2 test: includes vocabulary chapters 1-2; number recognition; formal and informal forms of address; this is vs. I am.
Vocabulary to Study:
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
#14 Due Wed. Chapter 3 Forbidden Food: Be prepared to discuss Activity 1 and Activity 2 on
p. 75. Listen to Activity 3 p.76-77 and write the answers in your book (or on a separate piece of
paper). Complete Activity 4, p. 78-79. Write symbols for the words on p. 79.
Also: Think of a food you have eaten that others in the class might consider strange or 'yucky'.
Carefully read the handout about Speech #1. Highlight important points and deadlines. Think about a topic that interests you.
Pronunciation handout #2: R + vowel (if not already turned in)
#15 Due Fri.: 1) Choose 2 speech topics (your first choice and second choice) (in case someone else chooses the same topic.) (Students will not have time to change topics later!)
2) COC 2: Chapter 3: Complete Activity 5, 6, 7. (pages 80-84) (Activity 5 = Track 16)
Homework Assignments for Week 6: Oct. 28- Oct. 31
#16 Due Mon. 1) COC 2: Chapter 3: Complete Activities 9 and 10. (pages 85-86) ( Tracks 17: You will hear the lecture 2 times) Allow 1 hour for this assignment.
2) Speech Outline due (15 points) (Allow at least 2 hours to plan your speech)
3) Watch this video and complete the handout.* (This may be turned in on Friday, but it might help you write your introduction for the outline.)
NO CLASS ON WEDNESDAY! (PCC in-service)
CLASSES THAT START AT 4:00 p.m. OR LATER ARE NOT CANCELED
#17 Due Fri.
1) Work on your speech! If you are presenting, be sure to practice with a tutor and have the form signed.
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 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.(?))
Steps to follow to access the Tutorial Quiz:
- Click on the College Oral Communication 2 link from the instructor's website.
- Click on Chapter 3.
- 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.
(You can enter answers while you are listening.)
BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR PCC E-MAIL.
Homework Assignments for Week 7: Nov 4 - 8
#18 Due Mon.
1) Revised outline due. Keep a copy for yourself.
2) Complete the handout on comparatives/superlatives.
3) 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.)
4) 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!
DON'T FORGET TO TURN YOUR CLOCKS BACK ONE HOUR ON SUNDAY!
Enjoy your extra hour of sleep.
#19 Due Wed. Study for a quiz on Chapter 3. Rehearse your speech. Have the form signed by a tutor in the ESOL Tutoring Center.
#20 Due Friday:
Practice the 2 pronunciation exercises with a tutor in the ESOL Tutoring Center.
If you have given your speech, check your e-mail for the video; watch it and answer the questions on the handout.
Homework Assignments for Week 8: Nov 11 - 15
NO CLASS ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11 (Veterans Day)
#21 Due Wednesday:
1) If you gave your speech on Friday, check your e-mail for the video; watch it and answer the questions on the handout.
2) COC 2: Chapter 4: Getting Ready for the Lecture p. 110 - 111 See what you know about some well-known companies. Leave blanks where you have no idea, but most students should be able to complete some of the sentences.
(Skip pages 112 - 113.)
3) Read p. 114 Do Activity 5 p. 115 (This is on CD 2.); Activity 6, p. 117 and Activity 7 p. 118-119.
4) Check out this list of common acronyms. See how many you have heard in daily use:
#22 Due Friday:
1) COC 2: Chapter 4: Read p. 123. Do Activities 10, 11, 12 and 13, pages 124 - 127.
2) 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.
Homework Assignments for Week 9: Nov 18 - 22
#23 Due Mon.
1) Read the handout on Speech #2.
2) COC 2: Chapter 4: Listen to the lecture and complete the outline: Activity 14.
(Refer to the warm-up exercises to help you understand vocabulary. Be sure to take notes--
Don't write out complete words. This is note-taking practice.) This is quite difficult. You may have to listen several times. JUST DO YOUR BEST!
THERE WILL ALSO BE A LISTENING NOTE-TAKING TEST ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18. (You don't have to study for this.)
#24 Due Wed.
1) Send voice e-mail #3 by 9 p.m.
2) Send the Web Quiz for Chapter 4 by 9 p.m.
# 25 Due Fri.
1) Review for a quiz on Chapter 4. (Listen to the lecture again and study vocabulary.)
2) 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 graded.)
For Chapter 4, use the vocabulary handout to help you study for the test. Also: Study definitions on pages 118-119 and vocabulary on pages 126 - 127. Make sure you know the words: ethical and philantropic.
For the chapter concepts, it is highly recommended that you listen to the main lectures again.
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
Homework Assignments for Week 10: Nov 25 - Nov. 29
#26 Due Mon.
Write out your news story (news stories) in your own words. Make sure you have at least 3 minutes worth of information. TYPE IF POSSIBLE OR WRITE IN BLUE OR BLACK INK DOUBLE-SPACED.
Be prepared to share your stories with your news team.Turn them in for grammar correction or meet with a tutor for help.
#27 Due Wed.
COC 2 Chapter 5 Complete Part I. pages 157 - 163: Activities 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.
Review phrasal verbs on these websites:
(Use the arrow at the bottom to click to page 10 and pages that follow.)
Homework Assignments for Week 11: Dec. 2 - Dec. 6
#28 Due Mon.
- BRING YOUR REVISED NEWS STORY. LOOK UP THE PRONUNCIATION OF UNFAMILIAR WORDS. Be prepared to rehearse with your news team.
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.
SPEECHES Wednesday: Rehearse with a tutor and have her/him sign the Checklist for Academic Speech.
#29 Due Fri.
- 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 2013