Thursday, December 14, 2017

CCSF ESL Computer Class, Fall 2017

Yay!  We're here again, happy students.  So, let's practice some ESL skills before you begin your wine drinking activities this weekend.  :)
How about these listening and reading activities. 

DICTATIONS, listen to short texts, write what you hear, check your answers. Enjoy!
MORE DICTATIONS . . . many more

LISTEN, READ, QUIZZES (vocabulary, yes/no questions, fill in blank, dictation)


Wednesday, December 13, 2017

CCSF ESL Computer Class, Fall 2017

Here we are again!  You are in the right place if you want to continue practicing and developing your English language and computer skills. 
Here is a variety of skills from which you may choose.  Please enjoy. . .

LISTENING, READING with quizzes
GRAMMAR, VOCABULARY, choose a level and skill
IRREGULAR VERB FORMS, quiz I
IRREGULAR VERB FORMS, quiz II


Tuesday, December 12, 2017

CCSF ESL Computer Class, Fall 2017

Good afternoon happy students!  Welcome back to another exciting opportunity to practice and improve your English language skills.  For today, I'd like us to try something different.
Since we're a very small group, I want to speak with each of you individually so we can assess what you want to be practicing at this point.  Then I will recommend tools, sites, software or CDs for you to use.
So, please consider these topics before we meet:
  • grammar
  • vocabulary
    • spelling
  • idioms
  • listening
  • reading
  • writing
  • computer skills
    • e-mail
    • uploading/downloading documents

Monday, December 11, 2017

CCSF ESL Computer Class, Fall 2017

Good after lunch, happy students!  You are here now, aren't you?  Great! Then here are some suggestions for practicing your English language and computer skills.  Improve your vocabulary and grammar with these challenging texts.  Enjoy!

Listening

Reading



Vocabulary

Thursday, December 7, 2017

CCSF ESL Computer Class, Fall 2017

Welcome to your opportunity to again practice and improve your English language and computer skills.  How do you feel?  Are you ready for the weekend?  Will you drink some wine? . . . . . :)
For today, I suggest this:

1. Passive voice grammar review
  • PASSIVE VOICE REVIEW (see examples of active and passive sentences for all tenses, including modal verbs
2. Passive modals for giving recommendations and opinions
3. Listening
4. Writing: Open a MS Word document, write your paragraph/answers, then attach your document to an e-mail and send it to me.  My address is eslstuff@hotmail.com
     a. Choose one of the issues from #4 above (either women in the military or city problems)
     b. Use passive modals to give your opinion about your chosen topic.
   Here are some questions to answer in your paragraph:
  • Should women be allowed to serve in the military? Describe and explain.
  • What jobs could be given to men that can't be given to women?
  • What problems are there in San Francisco that you are aware of?
    • What could be done about them?
    • How should the problem be solved?
    • What must be done?  What must not be done?

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

CCSF ESL 5-8, Room 316, JAD, Fall 2017

Hello and good "evening" happy evening students.  As you know, today the evening teachers are conducting promotion testing for the level 4 students at 6:30 pm so we are not meeting in the classroom.  So, since we can't meet this evening, I have created an online class for you.  Please follow the instructions and links below.  Enjoy!  . . . See you tomorrow, Thursday, 12/07.

1. Basic modals grammar review


2. Passive voice grammar review
  • PASSIVE VOICE REVIEW (see examples of active and passive sentences for all tenses, including modal verbs
3. Passive modals for giving recommendations and opinions (from Interchange 3, Unit 15, page 101)

  • INTERCHANGE (choose level 3, Unit 15, practice "Giving recommendations and opinions)

    For Quizzes 9, 10, & 11 below, write your answers on paper, then select "click here" at the end of the quizzes to check your answers.
  • PASSIVE MODALS QUIZ 9 (can and should)
  • PASSIVE MODALS QUIZ 10 (present perfect modals using should)
  • PASSIVE MODALS QUIZ 11 (be + going to)
4. Listening
5. Writing:
     a. Choose one of the issues from #4 above (either women in the military or city problems)
     b. Use passive modals to give your opinion about your chosen topic.
   Here are some questions to answer in your paragraph:

  • Should women be allowed to serve in the military? Describe and explain.
  • What jobs could be given to men that can't be given to women?
  • What problems are there in San Francisco that you are aware of?
    • What could be done about them?
    • How should the problem be solved?
    • What must be done?  What must not be done?

CCSF ESL Computer Class, Fall 2017: Punctuation and Confusing Words

Good afternoon happy students!  I'm glad you are here and ready to practice your English language and computer skills.  Let's get busy.  Today, I suggest these practices to help you with writing and speaking:

Punctuation Practice Quizzes
Confusing Words