EI222 Intermediate Grammar II

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EI 222 Intermediate Grammar II


SP 2007 HO


Torkelson, Susan I.


Adjunct Faculty


M.A. English Literature
B.A. English Literature / Secondary Education

Office Hours

By appointment

Daytime Phone





Semester Dates

January15 - May 13, 2007

Class Days


Class Time

10:00 - 10:50 AM



Credit Hours



Azar, Betty Schrampfer:  Fundamentals of English Grammar, Pearson Education, White Plaines, NY, 2003

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Course Description:
Students in EI 222, Intermediate Grammar, revisit and expand their acquaintance with basic verb tense/aspect categories, adding the perfect aspect. The different aspects of English verbs are contrasted, in order to better explain and demonstrate their use and distribution. Students' knowledge of categories (such as nouns, etc.) and structures (such as phrases, clauses, etc.) is expanded. The passive voice and factual, future, and present unreal conditionals are introduced. Students' use and become more familiar with modals. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
This instructor believes it is her role to present important information with clarity, paced for permanent acquisition of material, and organized so that students can recognize a larger context for individual lessons.   Secondly, she believes it is essential to create a warm, inclusive culture within the classroom so that students will want to communicate and enjoy the trail and error process of learning a new language.

  Instructor Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify parts of speech and parts of a simple and complex sentence.
  2. Recognize, speak and write appropriately in present, present progressive, simple past, simple past progressive, future, present perfect and present perfect progressive tenses.
  3. Label, speak and write some conditional and modal verbs, phrasal verbs, gerunds and infinitives.
  4. Use articles, quantifiers, measure words, possessive adjectives, and indefinite pronouns and expand the use of prepositional phrases.
  5. Select and use comparative and superlative adjectives in the proper context.
  6. Use adverbs of frequency, time, possibility and intensity.
Class Assessment:

Participation.  You are expected to attend class and to participate.  You will be asked to answer and formulate questions, to write on the board and to participate in group presentations.  Attendance and participation determine 25 percent of your grade.

Homework.  Each class session you will be assigned homework on new or review material and are expected to submit it the next session neatly written and labeled with name and lesson number.  Homework assignments determine 25 percent of your grade.

Grammar Tests.  You will be presented with five unit tests and a final exam.  Before the test, you will be given detailed information about the material to be covered.  You are expected to take every test.  If you must be absent on a test day, you can arrange to take the test during the following class session.  Test scores will determine 50 percent of your grade.


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Late Submission of Course Materials:
In the event of unavoidable absence, homework assignments will be accepted the following class session without penalty.  Homework assignments not submitted receive a grade of zero.  In the event of unavoidable absence, unit tests may be taken one to two class sessions after the test date without penalty.  Tests not taken earn the student a grade of zero.  (Simple math will determine how a grade of zero impacts a grade point average.)

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Please attend every class session and arrive on time. Be prepared and ready to participate.  Bring your positive attitude and help us make this class enjoyable and productive.  Turn cell phones off please.  Give your classmates your full attention for the time class is in session.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:





Weeks 1 and 2

January 17 thru 26
Review of past and past progressive tenses. Emphasis on auxiliary verbs, negatives, questions, and spelling of present participles and past tense. Testing on irregular verbs.

Chapter 2: All exercises.
Homework also includes sentence composition and composition of a narrative using both present and past tenses.
Test on Chapter 2
Master auxiliary verbs for each tense.

Write accurate questions and negative statements in each tense.

Ask and answer “wh” questions in these tenses.

Understand the concept of non-progressive verbs.

Weeks 3-4
January 29 thru February 9
Introduction to present perfect and present perfect progressive tenses. Emphasis on auxiliary verbs, negatives and questions. Differentiate use of past and perfect tenses.

Chapter 4. Homework: all exercises. Compose original sentences. Use in role playing exercises in class. Use in conjuction with past and present tenses.
Test on Chapter 4

Master auxiliary verbs in present perfect and present perfect progressive tenses.

Use perfect tenses in proper forms and contexts.

Weeks 5-6
February 12 thru 23

Expand use and understanding of modal verbs. Emphasize modal verbs as auxilliary verbs.Emphasise negatives, questions and and past tense. Introduce conditionals and past unreal conditionals.

Chapter 7.

Homework: all exercises. Construct original sentences with modal verbs. Write complex conditional sentences.
Offer assistance, give advice and give warnings in role-playing exercises.
Test on Chapter 7

Recognize and differenciate meanings of various modal verbs and use them appropriately. Recognize and use conditional and past unreal conditional clauses and use them appropriately.

Week 7-8
February 26 thru March 9
Introduction to phrasal verbs.
Recognize that addition of preposition alters meaning of common verbs. Emphasise proper placement of nouns and pronouns as direct objects. Memorize and use a variety of common phrasal verbs.
Appendix 1, PP 432-452.
Memorize and use phrasal verbs in sentences. Use phrasal verbs in conversations in class. Use phrasal verbs in role playing confusion and contradiction
Spelling and vocabulary test on phrasal verbs.

Recognize the meaning of phrasal verbs which are ubiquitous in formal and informal English. Learn to use them correctly in conversation and composition.

Week 9
March 12 thru 16 - Spring Break, No classes

Weeks 10-11
March 19 thru 30
Introduction to conjunctions and adverbial connectors. Use conjunctions to write sentences containing multiple subjects and/or verbs and to construct compound sentences. Use adverbial connectors to construct complex sentences establishing opposition, subordination or other logical relationships.

Chapter 8. Homework: all exercises and composition of original sentences.. Instructor will supply supplementary material on adverbial connectiors.Recognize the meaning of connectors, use appropriately in oral and written exercises.

Test on Chapter 8 plus vocabulary and spelling test on adverbial connectors.

Increase sentence versatility with conjunctions and adverbial connectors. Expand length and complexity of sentences in compositions and in oral communication.

Weeks 12-13
April 2 thru 13
Expand use of comparisons with expressions "as...as," "less...than," "the same as," "similar to," etc.
Introduce prepositional combinations.
Chapter 9, pp 247-275.
Homework: all exercises. Use expresssions of comparison orally and in original sentences.
Apendix 2, PP. 453-464.
Homework: exercises.
Learn prepositional combinations through word games, dictation.
Use expressions of comparison and prepositional combinations to improve communication, enlarge vocabulary.
Week 14
April 16 thru 20
Introduction to passive voice.
Emphasize structure and use of passive voice. Identify auxiallary verbs in present, past and future tenses.
Chapter 10, pp. 276-310.
Homework: all exercises. Compose original sentences.
Test on Chapter 10 and expressions of comparison.
Use passive voice when subject is unknown or unimportant. Use with proper auxiliary verbs, but use sparingly.


Week 15-16
April 23-May 4
Introduction to gerunds and infinitives. Recognize and use forms appropriately. Recogize which verbs "accept" infinitives and/or gerunds. Use infinitives and gerunds as subjects.
Chapter 18.
Homework: all exercises. Compose original sentences. Use in oral exercises.
Test on Chapter 18
Use gerunds and infinitives to add versatility to oral communication and compositions. Recognize and use appropriate form with preceding verbs.
Week 17
May 7, review class
May 9, final exam.

The above is subject to change

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Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "W".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

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