ESL Level 3

Fall 2013

Language Guide (vocabulary)

Listening Exercises

Grammar Exercises

Dictation

December 10, 2013
Click on link below to do the exercises on dates and time.

Numbers

Prepositions of Time



December 3, 2013
Click on link below to do the exercises.

Numbers





November 19, 2013
Click on link below to do the exercises.

Present Perfect Tense




October 29, 2013
Click on links below to do the exercises.

simple present tense - 8 exercises

present progressive (continuous) - 5 exercises

simple present / present progressive (continuous) - 12 exercises & 3 tests



October 22, 2013
Click on the link below and review the information on "much" and "many." Then do the five exercises at the bottom of the page.
much / many


October 8, 2013

1] Click on “Dictation” above. (Website will open in a new window.)
2] Click on “Short Online Dictations.”
3] Click on #1 "Questions" and follow directions.

4] When you have completed the exercise, go back one page and choose the next exercise.




October 1, 2013

1] Click on “Listening Exercises” above. (Website will open in a new window.)
2] Under “General Listening Quizes / Easy” click on “Answering Machine.”
3] Scroll down to 2. Listening Exercises: Follow directions for exercises A, B and C.
4] Scroll down to 3. Vocabulary Activities: Do all 5 Vocabulary Activities.
5] Return to home page and choose another Listening Quiz.



LAST YEAR:
Thursday 5/30/2013
Today is our last day in the computer lab. Please use the time to review areas you still need practice in. You can choose a topic from Tense Busters or Active Reader. Or you can pick any of the practices on the Wikispace.
If you aren't sure what to do. Go to Tense Busters and do the Comparesion in level LI
Thursday 5/23/2013
Part 1
Pronunciation T and Th
Work through the whole page. Please listen and repeat the words several times.
http://www.englishlanguageworld.com/Beginning_English_Lesson4/Beginning_English_Lesson4_Pronunciation.html
Follow the video lesson. Repeat the words and phrases out-loud
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewQyUi4QvC0
Part 2
Active Reader
-Go to Intermediate
-You can choose between
Vincent van Gogh
or
Saving the World?
Verb Practice
See how much you've learned this semester! Play the Verb Wheel of Fortune!
http://www.macmillandictionary.com/us/verb_wheel/

Thursday 5/16/2013
Part 1.
Choose the correct preposition to go with the verb. Use your handout from yesterday if you need help.
http://www.grammar-quizzes.com/gerundex3.html
Fill in the correct preposition. Notice the form of all the words after the preposition. What do they end with?
http://www.englisch-hilfen.de/en/exercises/structures/gerund_prepositions.htm
Part 2
Read the following story.
http://www.cdlponline.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=activity2&topicID=5&storyID=232
Note many of our new vocabulary words.
Why didn't the doctors remove the nail?
Where was the nail stuck?
How long has the nail been in stuck?

Monday 5/6/2013

Goal: 1)Developed reading comprehension skills. 2) Improve use of adjectives and pronunciation

Part 1
Go to Tense Buster to work on adjectives and pronunciation
-Go to:Tense Busters
- Go to: Upper Intermediate (UI)
-Choose: Adjectives and Adverbs: We are only going to do the first 5 activities. Please pay special attention the pronunciation practice

Part 2
Go to Active Reader to work on Reading Comprehension and Pronoun use.
- Go to: Active Reader
-Choose: Pre-Intermediate
-Choose: Rent-a-Pet

Have a great and I will see you on Tuesday for our normal class with the books.

Thursday 5/2/2013

Goal: Improve pronunciation!
V vs. B Together we will watch a video on the difference between the pronunciation of v and b

Go to the phonetic sight to practice pronouncing each set of words
http://www.uiowa.edu/~acadtech/phonetics/#

Stops = B
Fricative = V

A bit more explanation and words to repeat
http://www.pronuncian.com/Lessons/Default.aspx?Lesson=44

Go to the website below and listen to the words. Select which word you hear
http://eslus.com/LESSONS/PRONUNCI/PRONUNCI.HTM

Thursday 4/18/2013

Hello! Today's goal is find and print pictures of your travel destination.
Part 1
Please find and print the following:
- a map showing the location of your destination
-2-3 pictures of activities or highlights of your destination

You should also use your time to finish any research you still need to do for your project.

If you are already finished with your research go to the following link and choose a story to read about different travel activities. Read the story 2 times and then complete the activities.

http://www.cdlponline.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=stories&topicID=10

Part 2
Tense Busters
- Go to LI
-Select Comparisons
-Follow the activities. Pay attention to how to compare two locations. You can use these comparisions in your presentation.

Monday 4/22/2013

Today's goal is to understand how to give vacation recommendations
-Go to Active Reader
- Select Pre-Intermediate
-Select Choosing a Vacation
- Follow the activities. Pay attention to what information they include. This will help you with your presentation next week. Write down 3-5 new words that will be helpful for your presentation.

Part 2
Pick One, whichever is most useful for you.
Option 1
Finish any leftover research you have for your project. This is your last day with computers or ipads
Option 2
Read a story comparing two cultures in Active Reader
-Select Intermediate
-Select Different Cultures
- Follow the activities, but skip the one about countries and capitals .
Option 3
-Finish Tense Buster's practice from Thursday
See you all tomorrow!!!

More Education Information:
Look at Level 4 Wikispace

http://la-union.org/

Rachel's email rachel@ppwadmissionsconsulting.com
Activities for Thursday 4/11/2013
Today we are going to be exploring different travel destinations. You will use the information to help form your research group next week. Please explore 3 different travel destinations

Travel Exploration
- Go to Trip Advisor
http://www.tripadvisor.com/
-Click on Destination
-Enter the name of the city you would like to visit
-Explore the travel guides: Write down 2 interesting things about the place
-Follow this process for at least 3 different locations. Be sure to write down your ideas so you can share them with the class on Monday.

Activities for Tuesday (3/19/13)
Part 1
Finish Tense Buster from where you left off on Thursday.
Do not do the last exercise on Computer Vocabulary
Part 2
Pick the practices you need to work on the most.
1) Simple Past versus Present Perfect: Explanation
Practice: Fill in the correct very form. Simple Past or Present Perfect. Gives good explanation of WHY.
Practice: Fill in the correct very form. Simple Past or Present Perfect. Gives good explanation of WHY
Practice Fill in the correct very form. Simple Past or Present Perfect
2) Present Perfect with Irregular Verbs
Practice: Fill in the irregular past participle to make the complete Present Perfect Tense
Practice: A mix of regular and irregular verbs
3) Making Questions with present perfect
Practice: Add the words necessary to make a complete question

Activities for Thursday (3/14/13)

Part 1

Continued Practice wtih Present Perfect
-Go to Tense Buster
-Click on LI (Lower Intermediate)
-Click on Present Perfect
-Read through the explination carefully
- In your notebook write the 3 uses of the Present Perfect and give an example of each use. (Try to use your own words. Don't just copy straight from the computer)
-Work through the exercise. You do not need to do the last exercise on computer vocabulary
If you finish early, here is an extra practice
Practice Fill in the correct very form. Simple Past or Present Perfect

Today We're going to spend a little more time with Inspiring Women and their career choices.
Here is the link to the video from last week of Sandra Cisneros Video

Part 2

Today We're going to spend a little more time with Inspiring Women and their career choices.
Here is the link to the video from last week of Sandra Cisneros Video

-Read the questions below.
-Watch the video on Maritza Alarcorn, just to get the overview
-Watch it again, listening for the answers to the questions
-Answer what questions you can
-Watch it again, looking for the answers to the questions

Questions
1) Where did Alacorn grow up?
2) What is M.O.V.E?
3) How long has she worked with M.O.V.E?
4) What lesson does she want to share with the kids of New York?
-Pick at least one more woman and listen to her story.
-Create your 3-4 questions about the woman you chose. Answer your own questions.
Activities for Thursday (2/28/13)
Part 1
Today we are going to read a controversial article about women in combat. You will be asked to share your opinion on the subject.

Go to News for You: Women in Combat.
The Password is: patrols
Read through the article two times.
Play the article as you are listening.
After you have read the article two times, complete the activities for the article
On a separate sheet of paper, write a short paragraph on whether you think women should be allowed in combat. Why or why not. We will use this for a discussion on Monday.

Part 2
Practice with Present Perfect.
The first page has a very extensive (big) review of the present perfect.
Click here
Practice One: Fill in the correct very form. Simple Past or Present Perfect
Practice Two: Form questions and statements using the Present Perfect
Practice Three Fill in the correct very form. Simple Past or Present Perfect
Activities for Thursday (2/14/13)
Part 1
Go to Active Reader on the desktop
Sign in with your log in name that you created last week
Select Pre-Intermediate
Select Health Matters: Food
You will not be doing all of the Exercises
Start with: Getting Started
Skip the next activity on vocabulary
Do the next three activities: Reading, Reading, and Practice
Notice where the commas are missing. All the sentences with "and" need a comma before the "and"
For extra practice rewrite the sentences with the comma

Activities for Thursday (2/7/13)
Today we are going to use a new program to help improve our reading and pronunciation.
Go to Active Reading on the desktop.
Create a sign in using your first and last name. Write down your log in, so you don't forget it.
Select Pre-Intermediate.
Select Travel Advice.
Work through the activities. Be sure to record yourself, so you can check your pronunciation.
At the end, you will write a postcard with recommendation for what someone should do if they are visiting your country of birth.

Activities for Thursday (1/31/13)
Part 1.
Go to News for You in the internet. You'll need to use Google Chrome, not Internet Explorer
The password for this week is "solo" or ".
Read the article.
Write down 3 new vocabulary words and use them in a sentence.
Your HW: Write a paragraph on what you think the US should do about the gun problem. Should we ban hand guns? Why or why not?
If you finish with extra time, read other stories from the newspaper.
If you finish early, pick another article to read.

Part 2
Video Listening Activities: Follow the directions. Watch the video clip several times and answer the questions.
*If you didn't finish the Prepositions section in Tense Busters last week, you can also work on that.

Activities for Thursday (1/24/13)
Today we are going to work on prepositions and reading comprehension.
Part 1
Go to Tense Busters
Click on LI for Intermediate
Enter "Prepositions" and work through the whole chapter on prepositions. Pay attention to phrasal verbs.
Part 2
Go to News for You in the internet.
The password for this week is "ban" or "solo".
Read the article.
Write down 3 new vocabulary words and use them in a sentence.
Your HW:** Write a paragraph on what you think the US should do about the gun problem. Should we ban hand guns? Why or why not?
If you finish with extra time, read other stories from the newspaper.

Activities for Thursday (1/16/13)

Today we are going to continue our discussion on Martin Luther King, Jr.
Please open the following two documents on your computer screen
with blanks
filled in

Go to the youtube video of MLK's "I Have a Dream" speech. We will listen to the last 5 minutes of the speech (starting at minute 12), to fill in the transcript of his speech.

*Please listen to the last five minutes through one time without filling in the words.
*Listen to it a second time and fill in the missing words
*Use the complete transcript to check your missing words once you finish.

Once you are finished with the speech, either through email or in your notebook, answer the following questions in a couple sentences:
1) What was MLK's dream?
2) What is your dream?

Activities for Wednesday (1/8/13)

For those of you who were not in computer class last week, please follow the directions for last week. If you were here last week and finished the practices, follow the directions below:

Part 1
Pick one of the stories below. Listen to the story. Pay careful attention to the pronunciation of the words. They are long stories and have complicated vocabulary. It's okay if you don't understand everything. Focus on word pronunciation and try to identify the main idea. After you listen to the story two times, write down 2-3 sentences in your notebook describing the main idea.

Anne Morrow- Writer and pilot
Mary Lyon-- Advocate for women's education
Babe Ruth-- Baseball player
Cesar Chavez -- Labor activist

Part 2
Video Listening Activities: Follow the directions. Watch the video clip several times and answer the questions.

Activities for Thursday (1/3/13)

Happy New New Years! I hope you all had a great holiday break! I look forward to seeing you all on Monday.
Please use today as an opportunity to review. Here are a few options:
1. Tense busters: Past tense and Present Continuous.
2. Tense Busters: Any of the forms in the EI Level
3. Jeopardy: A fun, interactive game to practice verb tenses
4. Reading Practice: You can choose any story you like
Also, you can go back and practice any of the old practices on the this page.
Have a great weekend, and I'll see you all on Monday!
~Teacher Krysta
Activities for Thursday (12/13)
Explanation of Present Progressive: Read through this explanations and the different examples
Practice that goes with the above explanation. Do Exercises 1, 2, and 3. (Don't worry about #4, right now)
Practice with Present Progressive. This is good introductory practice
Practice Forming Questions with the Present Progressive

Reading Practice: You can choose any story you like, but here are a few of my favorites at Community Engagement
Santa's Helpers
Workers' Rights
Fixing the Roads

Activities for Thursday (12/6)

Future Practice: "Will" versus "Going to"
This page has a great explanation of the two forms
Complete practices #18,19, and 20. For more advanced, continue with Practice 21 and 22
Song for Christmas Presentation

Activities For Thursday (11/29)

Future Practice: Will, won't, possibility. Complete "Use" Practice
Future Practice: Complete questions and mixed practice

Activities for Thursday (11/8)
Please complete the following 3 activities:
"To be" Verb Practice ~ Read through the explanation and complete the practice linked at the bottom of the page
Simple Present Tense Verbs
News for You Password: spine

If you finish all of these activities, feel free to practice verbs using tense busters or choose a reading activity below

Reading Activities
News for You
Immigrant Identity (more advanced)
Adult Learning, Nonfiction (all levels)

Present Perfect Continuous
Exercise 1
Exercise 2

911 Call Listening Activity

Immigration Issues
Know Your Rights -- NY ACLU
Conozca Sus Derechos (ACLU en español)
Article and Video about the Secure Communities Program in NYC
Article from NYCLU
Secure Communities Protest
Sign a Petition

Telephone Exercises
Telephone Expressions
Visit the site, read the telephone language and answer the questions on your worksheet.
Practice 1 - Making an Appointment
Practice 2 - Taking a Message
Practice 3 - Ordering a Pizza
Listening Activity 1 - Casual Conversation
Listening Activity 2 - Conversations
Listening Activity 3 - Following Directions
Listening Activity 4 - Calling a Business
Telephone Dictation Exercise
Present Perfect
Present Perfect or Past Tense?
Present Perfect or Simple Past 2
Past Participle Hangman
Present Perfect Vs. Past -- Spin the Wheel
For and Since
For and Since 2

Error Correction: Correct the Paragraph
Paragraph 1
Paragraph 2

Dictation Exercises
Numbers and Letters
Common Expressions
Telephone Expressions
Questions

Community Events Scavenger Hunt Links
Part 1. Libraries
Queens Library
Brooklyn Public Library
Part 2. Cultural Community Events
These pages have lists of different events all on one page.
Brooklyn - Hello Brooklyn
Brooklyn - NY Daily News
Queens - About.com
Queens - NY Daily News

Part 3. Free Days at Museums
Free days!
Part 4. Pick One!
Bushwick Farmer's Market
BRIC Arts and Media
Queens Botanical Garden
Brooklyn Botanical Garden
The Brooklyn Museum
Bushwick City Farm
Museum of Modern Art
Brooklyn Flea Market

Pronunciation and Listening Exercises
Listen and Repeat -- Common Verbs and Adjectives

similar words
T vs. Th
Run/Ran
Eat/It
B vs. V
Look/luck
Said/sad
Late/Let

Pronunciation Practice -- Pronunciation of Irregular Verbs in Past (p.151 in book)

Column 1 (was --> knew)

Column 2 (left -->wrote)


Other Review Exercises
Capitalization and Punctuation
Irregular Verbs Practice
Simple Past Test 1
Irregular Verbs Memory Game

Simple Past Practice Exercises
To Be in present and past
Simple Past 1 -- Story
Simple Past 2 - Quiz
Simple Past practice 3
Questions in Simple Past

Simple Past Games
Simple Past Snakes and Ladders
Irregular Simple Past Spelling Game
Jeopardy Game -- play with a partner!
Prepositions
Preposition Practice -- At, In, and On
At, In, On 2

Dictionary


Review Exercises

Simple Past spelling
Simple Past: Were or Was?
Simple Past: Questions
Simple Past: Regular Verbs
Simple Past: story
(watch the video and then fill in the blanks in the story)

Too, Enough & Very
Too and Enough 3
Because and Because of
Comparatives
Questions: Do/Does and Is/Are
More Questions
Lend & Borrow Exercise
Lend and Borrow 2
Too and Enough 1
Too and Enough 2

Extra Practice

Question words -- who/what/when, etc.
Word Order -- adjectives
pronunciation pairs
pronunciation pairs 2
Simple Present review

Games

Present Simple vs. Present Progressive
Adjectives Hangman Game
Adjectives Opposites Duel

Sample Résumés:
Sample Résumé 1
Sample Résumé 2

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/02/groundhog-day-punxsutawney-phil_n_1248533.html