___ Discussion topic:
Contact Sign Language
have taken the
___ I have taken the general
practice quiz for this lesson. See:
open, open door, close door, closet]
Review and/or clarify:
together, variation "go-steady"
INCORPORATION] The process of including a number in a sign.
Practice Sheet 9.A
YOU LIVE BASEMENT APT? (Do you live in a basement apartment?)
BATH, SHOWER, YOU PREFER WHICH? (Which do you prefer, taking a bath or taking a shower?)
03. YOUR BATHROOM HAVE T-U-B? (Does your bathroom have a tub?)
YOU TOGETHER-steady SOMEONE? (Are you going steady with someone?)
05. YOUR COUCH, COLOR? (What color is your couch?)
Practice Sheet 9.B
06. GARAGE HAVE?
07. CAR HAVE? HOW-MANY DOORS? (Do you have a car?--if so--How many doors?)
YOUR HOUSE, GARBAGE, WHO "throw out?" [mime "throw out"] (Who takes out the garbage in your house?)
YOUR DRYER, G-A-S, [bodyshift] ELECTRIC WHICH? (Is your clothes dryer gas or electric?)
THAT TABLE, COLOR? (What color is that table?)
Practice Sheet 9.C
YOU, what-KIND? (What kind of toothpaste do you use?)
YOU PREFER STOVE, MICROWAVE, WHICH? (Would you rather cook using a stove or a microwave?)
what-COLOR? (What color is your fridge?)
PAST-[before] YOU? (Have you ever been in an ambulance?)
(Why do deaf people tend to gather in the kitchen?) [better
Practice Sheet 9.D
YESTERDAY YOU SHOWER?
(Did you shower yesterday?)
YOUR S-I-N-K, COLOR? (What color is your sink?) [Fingerspell "S-I-N-K"]
YOUR PANTS, YOU PUT DRESSER, "HANG-UP" WHICH? (Do you keep your pants in a dresser or do you hang them up?)
[Mime "hang up" using an X-hand as the "hanger" and an index-finger as the "bar."]
YOUR BEDROOM HAVE WINDOW? (Is there a window in your bedroom?)
YOUR HOUSE, HOW-MANY BATHROOM? (How many bathrooms are there
in your house?)
"Battery" and "electric" can both use the same sign.
People ask me, "Why did you include the sign for "ambulance" in a
Level-1 curriculum?" Response: It isn't about the sign for
"ambulance," it is about the sign for "light" and the various ways
we can change the basic sign "light" to mean such things as
"microwave," "overhead lighting" "emergency vehicle warning lights"
and similar concepts. Once you get a feel for the basic concept of
"lighting" it is easy to understand sentences like, "SOMEONE CAR
YESTERDAY me-HELP-him BROTHER MOVE. HE BEFORE LIVE BASEMENT A-P-T. NOW HOUSE HIMSELF. HOUSE SMALL. GARAGE ZERO-(none). STOVE, REFRIGERATOR WASH-MACHINE, DRY DRY-(dryer), TABLE, MICROWAVE ALL IN KITCHEN. SINK WINDOW-(sign "window" further out and above the sink") WASH-DISH CAN LOOK-(out window) CHILDREN PLAYING WASH-DISH. BATHROOM SMALL, BATH-T-U-B ONLY, not-HAVE SHOWER. BEDROOM MEDIUM, DRESSER HAVE. LIVE-ROOM HAVE COUCH, TV, WINDOW SMALL, (Show the size of a small square window by tracing the outline of the window with the tips of your index fingers.)
STORY NOTES: "MEDIUM" uses a sign that is halfway between small and large.
For a practice quiz,
Lesson 9 Practice Quiz
Check with your instructor or your syllabus regarding any graded
quizzes for this lesson.