Practice Sheet 16.A
01. SUPPOSE TEACHER NOT COME, WAIT 1/2-HOUR YOU?
02. BEFORE-[prior-to] CLASS, WHERE YOU? (Where were you before class?)
03. YESTERDAY, SCHOOL FINISH AFTER-[FROM-THEN-ON] what-DO YOU? (What did you do after school yesterday?)
04. DOCTOR APPOINTMENT, YOU HAVE? (Do you have a doctor's appointment?)
05. WHICH YOU LIKE BEST, SPRING, SUMMER, FALL? (Which do you like best, spring, summer, or fall?)
Practice Sheet 16.B
06. WHO YOU THINK BETTER DRIVER, WOMAN, bodyshift-OR MAN? (Who do you think makes a better teacher, a woman or a man?)
07. PAST WEEKEND DO-what? (What did you do last weekend?)
08. SHOES, YOU HAVE, HOW-MANY ? (How many pairs of shoes do you have?)
09. YOUR FIRST CAR, what-COLOR? (What was the color of your first car?)
10. YOUR FAMILY, LAST CHILD WHO? (Who was the last child in your family?)
Practice Sheet 16.C
11. TODAY, YOUR LAST CLASS WHAT? (What is your last class today?)
12. LATE CLASS ALWAYS YOU? (Are you always late to class?)
13. YOU KNOW WHERE DEAF CENTER YOU? (Do you know where the center for the deaf is?)
14. PAST SATURDAY YOU GO-TO-BED, what-TIME? (What time did you go to bed last Saturday?)
15. YOUR FAMILY, WHO COOK MOST? (Who does most of the cooking in your family?)
Practice Sheet 16.D
16. YOUR NEXT CLASS WHAT? (What class do you have next?)
17. HEARING-AID BATTERY, YOU NOT-YET CHANGE YOU? (Haven't you changed your hearing-aid battery yet?)
18. LIBRARY, HOW OFTEN YOU GO? (How often do you go to the library?)
19. YOU GRADUATE SOON YOU? (Will you be graduating soon?)
20. YOU RECENT what-DO? (What did you do recently?)
Practice Sheet 17.A
01. YOU LIKE BANANA? (Do you like bananas?)
02. WATER, MILK, POP, BEER, YOU PREFER DRINK WHICH YOU? (Which do you prefer to drink, water, milk, pop, or beer?)
03. NOW-MORNING EAT WHAT? (What did you have for breakfast?)
04. EAT FINISH, CUP, DISH, PUT S-I-N-K YOU? (When you are done eating, do you put your dishes in the sink?)
05. YESTERDAY NIGHT EAT WHAT? (What did you have for dinner yesterday?)
Practice Sheet 17.B
06. YOUR FRENCH-FRIES, YOU SALT A-LOT? (Do you like a lot of salt on your French fries?)
07. FRENCH-TOAST, HOW MAKE? (How do you make French toast?)
08. GRAPES, YOU EAT HOW OFTEN YOU? (How often do you often eat grapes?)
09. SUPPOSE EAT EGG, LIKE KETCHUP YOU? (Do you like ketchup on your eggs?)
10. YOUR HAMBURGER WANT M-A-Y-O YOU? (Do you want mayonnaise on your hamburger?)
Practice Sheet 17.C
11. YOUR HOTDOG, WANT MUSTARD YOU? (Do you want mustard on your hotdog?)
12. TOMORROW BREAKFAST YOU WANT PANCAKE AND SAUSAGE-[hotdog]? (Would you like pancakes and sausage for breakfast tomorrow?)
13. SOUP, YOU LIKE PEPPER? (Do you like pepper in your soup?)
14. YOUR HAMBURGER, YOU LIKE PICKLE? (Do you like pickles on your hamburger?)
15. TOMORROW EAT NOON, YOU WANT SOUP AND SALAD? (Would you like soup and salad for lunch tmw?)
Practice Sheet 17.D
16. YOU THINK SALT BAD FOR YOU? (Do you think salt is bad for you?)
17. YOUR S-I-N-K what-COLOR? (What color is your sink?)
18. SOAP YOU USE, what-NAME? (What brand of soap do you use?)
19. SOUP, YOU LIKE WHAT-KIND? (What kind of soup do you like?)
20. CEREAL, YOU LIKE WHAT-KIND? (What kind of cereal do you like?)
Practice Sheet 18.A
01. BICYCLE, HAVE YOU? (Do you have a bike?)
02. BOAT, BEFORE YOU? (Have you been on a boat before?)
03. YOU WANT BUILD your-SELF HOUSE? (Do you want to build your own house?)
04. CAR CL:3/CL:3-"crash" HOW-MANY TIME YOU? (How many times have you been in a car wreck?)
05. YOUR KEYS, YOU LOSE BEFORE?
Practice Sheet 18.B
06. YOU THINK FIND NEW ADDRESS EASY? (Do you think finding new addresses is easy?)
07. AIRPLANE BEFORE YOU? (Have you ever been on an airplane before?)
08. YOU ENJOY DO-what? (What do you enjoy doing?)
09. HORSE, YOU RIDE-ON BEFORE? (Have you ever ridden a horse before?)
10. WISH HAVE your-SELF HELICOPTER YOU? (Do you wish you had your own helicopter?)
Practice Sheet 18.C
11. MOTORCYCLE, HAVE YOU? (Do you have a motorcycle?)
12. YOU PRACTICE SIGN, WHY? (Why do you practice signing?)
13. YOU LEAVE-[go-away] THIS CLASS, what-TIME? (What time will you leave this class?)
14. HOW YOU SIGN "R-O-C-K-E-T"? (How do you sign "rocket?")
15. YOU SEARCH WORK YOU? (Are you looking for work?)
Practice Sheet 18.D
16. YOUR CITY HAVE SUBWAY? (Is there a subway in your city?)
17. last-YEAR TICKET HOW-MANY YOU? (How many tickets did you get last year?)
18. TRAIN TRAVEL, YOU LIKE? (Do you like to travel by train?)
19. YOUR ASL BOOK, YOU LOSE BEFORE YOU? (Have you ever lost your ASL book?)
20. YOU PREFER CAR [bodyshift-"or"] TRUCK? (Do you prefer cars or trucks?)
Practice Sheet 19.A
01. YOU AFRAID WHAT? (What scares you?)
02. YOU THINK SCHOOL BORING? (Do you think school is boring?)
03. YOU THINK FIREMEN BRAVE? (Do you think firemen are brave?)
04. YOU LIKE CHAT PHONE? (Do you like to chat on the phone?)
05. EMBARRASS EASY YOU? (Do you embarrass easily?)
Practice Sheet 19.B
06. YOU ENJOY DO-what? (What do you enjoy doing?)
07. YOU THINK MOST DOG FRIENDLY, MEAN, WHICH? (Do you think most dogs are friendly or are they mean?)
08. YOU FEEL FRUSTRATED WHEN? (When do you feel frustrated?)
09. YOU FEEL HAPPY, WHEN? (When do you feel happy?)
10. RECENT YOU INSULT ANY-ONE? (Have you recently insulted anyone?)
Practice Sheet 19.C
11. YOU SOMETIMES FEEL LONELY YOU? (Do you sometimes feel lonely?)
12. YOU MAD, FOR-FOR? (Why are you mad?)
13. YOUR BOYFRIEND [or girlfriend] HE/SHE JEALOUS EASY? (Is your boyfriend [or girlfriend] the jealous type?)
14. BEFORE-[prior-to] TEST YOU FEEL NERVOUS YOU? (Do you get nervous before a test?)
15. YOU PROUD ABOUT WHAT? (What do you take pride in?)
Practice Sheet 19.D
16. YOU THINK HE/SHE TEACHER SILLY? (Do you think the teacher is silly?)
17. YOU THINK CAT STUCK-UP? (Do you think cats are stuck up?)
18. SURPRISE TEST, YOU LIKE? (Do you like surprise tests?)
19. SUPPOSE WALK 4-HOUR, FUTURE-[will] TIRED YOU? (Suppose you walk for four hours, would you be tired?)
20. BOOK YOU THINK INTERESTING, what-NAME?
Practice Sheet 20.A
01. BUZZ-CUT BEFORE YOU? (Have you ever had a buzz-cut hair-style?)
02. YOUR ASL BOOK CL:C-[thick]? (Is your ASL book thick?)
03. NAME SOMEONE CURLY-HAIR (Name someone who has curly hair.)
04. YOU THINK CUTE, WHO? (Who do you think is cute?)
05. YOUR MOM EYES BROWN? (Does your mom have brown eyes?)
Practice Sheet 20.B
06. YOU LOOK-LIKE YOUR DAD? (Do you look like your dad?)
07. YOUR SISTER FAT? (Is your sister fat?)
08. YOU LIKE FOOL PEOPLE? (Do you like to fool people?)
09. YOUR BROTHER HAIR, COLOR? (What color is your brother's hair?)
10. HAIR, LONG-HAIR, SHORT-HAIR, WHICH YOU THINK PRETTY? (Which do you think is prettier, long hair or short hair?)
Practice Sheet 20.C
11. YOU EAT A-LOT, REGULAR, WHICH? (Do you eat a lot, or do you eat a normal amount?)
12. YOUR DAD SHORT? (Is your dad short?)
13. YOUR GRANDPA SKINNY? (Is your grandpa skinny?)
14. OLD PEOPLE WEAK? (Are old people weak?)
15. GIRL THIS CLASS STRAIGHT-HAIR, HOW MANY? (How many girls in this class have straight hair?)
Practice Sheet 20.D
16. MOST FARMER STRONG? (Are most farmers strong?)
17. YOU HOW-TALL (How tall are you?)
18. YOUR DAD EYES BLUE? (Does your dad have blue eyes?)
19. PIZZA THIN-[crust], THICK-[crust], WHICH FAVORITE-[prefer] YOU? (Which do you prefer, thick or thin crust pizza?)
20. MY SHOES, YOU THINK UGLY? (Do you think my shoes are ugly?)
Practice Sheet 21.A
01. BUS, YOU RIDE-IN SCHOOL, YOU? (Do you ride the bus to school?)
02. YOU GO DENTIST HOW OFTEN? (How often do you go to the dentist?)
03. JOB YOU APPLY BEFORE, HOW MANY? (How many jobs have you applied for previously?)
04. YOU HAIRCUT, HOW OFTEN? (How often do you get your haircut?)
05. OLD BOY-FRIEND, [or girlfriend], PICTURE YOU KEEP? (Do you keep pictures of your old boyfriends? [or girlfriends])
Practice Sheet 21.B
06. MOST POST-OFFICE WORKER THIN, WHY? (Why are most postal employees thin?)
07. SOMETHING BROKE, YOU PREFER HIRE MECHANIC, [bodyshift], F-I-X your-SELF, WHICH?
08. YOUR HOUSE, WHO MANAGE? (Who runs your house?) (Or apartment or dorm.)
09. YOUR SUPERVISOR, WHO? (Who is your supervisor?)
10. BOSS FIRE WORKER, WHY? (Why do bosses fire employees?)
Practice Sheet 21.C
11. PILOT USE S-U-N GLASSES, WHY? (Why do pilots use sunglasses?)
12. YOU ENJOY what-DO? (What do you enjoy doing?)
13. YOU LIKE DANCE? (Do you like to dance?)
14. YOU LIKE FISHING? (Do you like to fish?)
15. YOU WISH your-SELF LAWYER? (Do you wish you were an attorney?)
Practice Sheet 21.D
16. YOUR MAJOR-[profession] WHAT? (What is your major in school or your line of work?)
17. YOUR CHURCH SEND MISSIONARY? (Does your church send out missionaries?)
18. YOUR DAD ARMY BEFORE? (Was your dad in the Army?)
19. YOUR HOUSE NEED PAINT? (Does your house need painting?)
20. YOUR RESUME, HOW-MANY PAGE? (How many pages is your resume?)
Practice Sheet 22.A
01. YOUR MONEY, YOU KEEP WHERE?
02. COLLEGE STUDENT ALWAYS BROKE-[financially], WHY ?
03. CAN YOU MANAGE YOUR-SELF BUSINESS? (Can you run your own business?)
04. TOMORROW, YOU #BUSY?
05. WHAT COST CENT-25?
Practice Sheet 22.B
06. YOU EARN MORE-THAN 10 DOLLAR HOUR?
07. YOU LIKE GO CLASS EARLY?
08. YOU THINK GOVERNMENT PAY GOOD?
09. CAN DEAF GO COLLEGE FREE?
10. KNOW+ SILVER DOLLAR CL:C-[index and thumb], YOU HAVE YOU? (Are you familiar with silver dollars? Do you have one?)
Practice Sheet 22.C
11. EVERYDAY YOU BUY WHAT? [POP, CANDY, NOTHING, PARKING PERMIT, LUNCH, ...]
12. YOU HAVE your-SELF OFFICE? (Do you have your own office?)
13. YOU THINK PARENT SHOULD PAY CHILDREN FOR CLEAN+ BEDROOM?
14. next-YEAR SCHOOL REGISTER FINISH YOU? (Have you registered for school next year?)
15. YOU WANT RETIRE, how-OLD ?
Practice Sheet 22.D
16. YOUR GRANDMA SEND-you MONEY?
17. SHOW-me YOUR FAVORITE SIGN.
18. SOME DEAF SUBSCRIBE-(SSI) WHY? (Some Deaf receive Supplemental Security Income, why?)
19. SUPPOSE YOU GO BANK, YOU PREFER COMPUTER O-R TRUE PERSON TELLER-fs
20. YOU EARN MONEY HOW?
Practice Sheet 23.A
01. TWELVE DIVIDE SIX EQUAL WHAT-[huh]?
02. ELEVEN PLUS FOURTEEN EQUAL WHAT-[huh]?
03. EIGHTEEN TAKE-AWAY FIVE EQUAL WHAT-[huh]?
04. ALGEBRA, CAN YOU EXPLAIN ME?
05. ALTOGETHER, HOW-MANY SIGN YOU KNOW?
Practice Sheet 23.B
06. BEFORE-[prior-to] TEST, YOU STUDY ALL-NIGHT?
07. ENGLISH, YOU LIKE STUDY?
08. STUDENT FAIL CLASS, WHY?
09. THIS CITY, BOOKSTORE, HOW-MANY?
10. T-R-I-G, YOU FINISH PASS?
Practice Sheet 23.C
11. CAFETERIA WHERE?
12. SENIOR GIRL STUCK-UP, WHY?
13. YOU LIVE A-P-T?
14. YOU FRESHMAN, SOPHOMORE?
15. YOU LIKE MATH?
Practice Sheet 23.D
16. RESTAURANT YOU LIKE EAT, NAME?
17. FLUNK CLASS PAST-[before] YOU?
18. YOU LIVE DORM?
19. YOUR PHONE NUMBER, YOU POST BATHROOM?
20. YOUR WORST CLASS WHAT? (What is your worst class?)
Practice Sheet 24.A
01. BEFORE-[prior-to] MEET NEW PERSON YOU LIKE BRUSH-TEETH?
02. BEFORE[prior-to] TEST YOU WORRY?
03. COUSIN HIMSELF STRANGE YOU HAVE?
04. FOOD ENOUGH YOU?
05. FOOD, STRANGE, NEW, YOU LIKE EAT YOU?
Practice Sheet 24.B
06. YOUR SIGNing, IMPROVE HOW?
07. IF NOT GO SIGN CLASS, NOT CHAT DEAF, YOUR SIGN DECLINE?
08. YOUR CAR, GAS, LEAVE-[remaining] HOW-MUCH-[volume]?
09. YOUR REFRIGERATOR, ORANGE-"J" LEAVE-[remaining] HOW-MUCH-[volume]?
10. ROCKET ALL SUCCEED?
Practice Sheet 24.C
11. TOMORROW you-HELP-me, DON'T-MIND?
12. DOCTOR EARN MORE-THAN NURSE, WHY?
13. SOME BOSS ACCEPT BAD WORK, WHY?
14. RECENTLY INCREASE YOU?
15. YOU MISCHIEVOUS SOMETIMES?
Practice Sheet 24.D
16. DURING SUMMER VACATION YOU STUDY?
17. YOU THINK _______ EARN TOO-MUCH? [ASL TEACHER, DOCTOR, MECHANIC, etc.]
18. YOUR __________ COST HOW-MUCH-[cost]? [ASL BOOK, SHOES, HOUSE, COMPUTER, etc.]
19. YOUR COMPUTER, SHUT-DOWN every-NIGHT YOU?
20. YOUR FAMILY, WHO OTHER-[else] SIGN?
Practice Sheet 25.A
01. 5-DOLLAR, DON'T-MIND LEND ME? (Would you mind lending me $5?)
02. C-H-E-S-S, YOU LIKE PLAY?
03. YOU LIKE GO PLAY-FIELD? (playground)
04. WANT GO MOVIE YOU?
05. Every-MORNING, YOU HURRY-[rush] SHOWER, CLOTHES, EAT, GO-[take-off] SCHOOL YOU?
Practice Sheet 25.B
06. BOX BRING CAR DON'T-MIND?
07. HOW YOU SIGN L-E-F-T?
08. HOW YOU SIGN R-I-G-H-T?
09. UP-TO-NOW, YOU MOVE HOW-MANY TIME?
10. FOOD STORE, YOU LIVE THEREABOUTS?
Practice Sheet 25.C
11. PARKING-LOT SUPERVISOR EARN A-LOT?
12. YOU LIVE NEAR SCHOOL?
13. YOU PREFER LIVE NORTH OR-[bodyshift] SOUTH?
14. YOU WANT ME SIGN FAST?
15. YOUR EXACT ADDRESS WHAT?
Practice Sheet 25.D
16. YOUR HAIR, WOW, DO-what ?
17. YOUR HOUSE HOW FAR?
18. YOUR HOUSE, FRONT DOOR, WHAT-(huh) COLOR?
19. YOUR LAST NAME, HOW SPELL?
20. YOUR MOM ADDRESS WHAT?
Practice Sheet 26.A
01. YOU PREFER CLOTHES BRIGHT, DARK, WHICH?
02. FOR YOU SLEEP MUST DARK? (Does it have to be dark for you to sleep?)
03. FLOWER GROW-GROW-[garden] DOG DIG, WHY?
04. TOPIC YOU INTERESTED WHAT?
05. FLOWER YOU LIKE WHAT-KIND?
Practice Sheet 26.B
06. PEOPLE NAME, FORGET EASY YOU?
07. YOU THINK SCHOOL FUN?
08. Every-SATURDAY what-DO YOU?
09. YOUR BACKPACK HEAVY?
10. YOU AFRAID HIGH-(heights)?
Practice Sheet 26.C
11. YOUR HOUSE PAY LOW?
12. YOU LIKE MOUNTAIN HIKE YOU?
13. YOU LIKE STUDY OUTSIDE?
14. YOU LIKE TAKE-CARE-OF PLANT YOU? (Do you like gardening?)
15. YOUR FIRST TEACHER, YOU REMEMBER HIS/HER NAME?
Practice Sheet 26.D
16. HOW YOU UP-TO-NOW? ("How have you been doing?")
17. YOUR HOUSE, FRONT FIELD-[yard] TREE HAVE?
18. UP-TO-NOW ASL CLASS YOU TAKE-up HOW-MANY YOU?
19. HOW OFTEN YOU LAUGH?
20. TOPIC YOU DON'T-CARE WHAT? (What do you not care about?)
Practice Sheet 27.A
01. BREAD WITH BUTTER YOU LIKE?
02. MAKE SUGAR COOKIE, YOU KNOW HOW?
03. YOUR CABINET-[cupboard], what-COLOR?
04. CAKE, YOU LIKE WHAT-KIND?
05. YOUR COFFEE, YOU LIKE SUGAR?
Practice Sheet 27.B
06. PIE YOU THINK DELICIOUS, WHAT-KIND?
07. THREE DOZEN EQUAL HOW-MANY?
08. YOUR DOG, YOU FEED EVERY-DAY YOU?
09. YOU LIKE MEAT?
10. YOUR FAVORITE FOOD, WHAT?
Practice Sheet 27.C
11. BREAD, NEW, YOU LIKE SMELL?
12. MAKE CAKE, HOW-MANY TEASPOON SALT?
13. YOU THINK COFFEE TASTE GOOD?
14. YOUR TEA, YOU WANT HOW-MANY SUGAR?
15. EGG, YOU LIKE COOK HOW?
Practice Sheet 27.D
16. YOUR FAVORITE VEGETABLE WHAT?
17. YOUR FAMILY, WHO WASH-DISHES?
18. BUY WINE, MUST how-OLD?
19. HOW-MANY O-Z EQUAL 1 LB?
20. BANANA PIE YOU LIKE?
Practice Sheet 28.A
01. YOU SLEEP BLANKET HOW-MANY ?
02. BUTTON SEW KNOW HOW YOU?
03. DRESS YOU LIKE USE-[wear] YOU? (Do you like to wear dresses?)
04. DURING TEST YOU COPY FRIEND PAPER YOU?
05. DIAPER, YOU CHANGE BEFORE?
Practice Sheet 28.B
06. SHIRT DOTS YOU HAVE?
07. HAIR-DRYER YOU USE?
08. HAT YOU HAVE? WHAT-KIND?
09. YOU PREFER LIVE SINGLE-[alone] [bodyshift "or"] ROOMMATE-[match] WHICH?
10. NECKLACE, GOLD, YOU HAVE?
Practice Sheet 28.C
11. SEW, YOU KNOW HOW?
12. YOUR DAD SHAVE EVERYDAY?
13. YOUR MOM SOMETIMES SKIRT-short?
14. STRIPES-[vertical], YOU FACE-[look] GOOD YOU? (Do you look good in stripes?)
15. TIE YOU HAVE? [if so] HOW-MANY?
Practice Sheet 28.D
16. YOUR FAVORITE TOWEL, WHAT COLOR?
17. WET-WIPES YOU KEEP CAR? (Do you keep wet wipes in your car?)
18. "Scotland"-[plaid] YOU FINISH TOUCH YOU? (Have you been to Scotland?)
19. YOU HAVE SCARF?
20. SHIRT, YOU HAVE FAVORITE?
Practice Sheet 29.A
01. YOUR GRANDPA BALD?
02. YOUR DAD HAVE BEARD?
03. COUSIN, HOW-MANY YOU?
04. HIDE AND SEEK YOU LIKE PLAY?
05. YOU THINK PERSON CAN FLY WITHOUT AIRPLANE?
Practice Sheet 29.B
06. MOVIE, YOU WANT WATCH?
07. MUSTACHE, WHO HAVE?
08. SATURDAY NIGHT, YOU HAVE PLAN?
09. YOU LIKE PLAY-CARDS YOU?
10. FIVE TIMES-[worse] SIX EQUAL WHAT?
Practice Sheet 29.C
11. YOUR SISTER SHY?
12. YOU LIKE SIGN MUSIC-[songs] YOU?
13. MOST SCIENTIST SMART?
14. YOU FEEL STUPID SOMETIMES?
15. CAR ACCIDENT-crash HAPPEN WHY?
Practice Sheet 29.D
16. TODAY, TEACHER SHOW-UP what-TIME?
17. YOU LIKE LOOK-at YOURSELF MIRROR?
18. HAPPEN YOU AFRAID, YOU WHITE-[faced-"pale"]?
19. CAN KEEP SECRET YOU?
20. ONE-THOUSAND DIVIDE TEN EQUAL WHAT?
Practice Sheet 30.A
01. YOUR SOCK DRAWER, what-COLOR?
02. THIS BUILDING HAVE ELEVATOR?
03. THIS BUILDING, FLOORS, HOW-MANY?
04. YOUR HOUSE, FURNITURE, what-COLOR?
05. EMAIL, YOU GIVE-UP FROM-NOW-ON FOR $200,000 YOU?
Practice Sheet 30.B
06. JANITOR THIS BUILDING,YOU KNOW HIS/HER NAME?
07. CAR MACHINE-[engine], YOU KNOW HOW F-I-X?
08. SHOE what-SIZE YOU?
09. WEEK-[every] MEETING HOW-MANY YOU? (Each week, how many meetings do you go to?)
10. HAIR, YOU PREFER what-COLOR?
Practice Sheet 30.C
11. YOU THINK MOST SELL-AGENT FRIENDLY?
12. YOU START LEARN LEARN SIGN, WHEN? (When did you start learning how to sign?)
13. SUPPOSE YOUR DOG SICK, YOU CARRY VET? (If your dog gets sick do you take it to the veterinarian?)
14. IT WALL, what-COLOR?
15. YOUR _______, COST HOW-MUCH? [fill in the blank]
Practice Sheet 30.
16. YOUR HOUSE, STREET, what-NAME?
17. YOUR FAVORITE RESTAURANT WHAT?
18. SUPPOSE THIS CLASS YOU FAIL, RESPONSIBLE WHO?
19. TOMORROW AFTERNOON, YOU what-DO?
20. YOUR FAMILY ANY MEASURE+AGENT-[engineer]? (Are there any engineers in your family?)