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Lesson 32:

Resources:
Level 03 (Lessons 31 - 45) Practice Cards (in MS Word .doc format)

Vocabulary:
DATE
DREAM
EMAIL
FALL
FALL-IN-LOVE
INTEREST
INTERRUPT-[variation: bother]
PULL-(depends on concept)
PUSH-(depends on concept)
REASON-[realize]
SHUT-UP
SLEEP-[Variation: sleepy, related concept: "over-sleep," related concept: sunrise]
THROW-[variation: throw-away]
TOPIC
TRADE-[replace, exchange]
TURN-[turn-on, turn-off, knob/switch]
UPSET
WAVE-NO
WON'T-[refuse]


Review Vocabulary: 
MAJOR-(main, line of work)
SERVICE-(waiter)
CHECK-(rectangle, card, variation: "bank"-check)
WAITER

Response vocabulary:  “WAVE NO”
Conversation negotiation vocabulary:  IT IS YOUR TURN.


Practice sheet 32.A
01. YOU DREAM ABOUT WHAT?
02. TOPIC YOU INTERESTED WHAT?
03. YOU FALL-IN-LOVE EASY YOU?
04. YOU GO DENTIST PULL-TOOTH BEFORE YOU?
05. DURING YOU STUDY, PERSON INTERRUPT YOU MOST WHO?


Practice sheet 32.B
06. WEEK WEEK EMAIL YOU SEND HOW-MANY? (How many emails do you send weekly?)
07. CAR YOU PUSH BEFORE YOU?
08. YOU TAKE-UP ASL CLASS, what-REASON?
09. ASL TEACHER TELL STUDENT SHUT-UP, WHY?
10. PAST NIGHT YOU SLEEP HOUR HOW-MANY?

Practice sheet 32.C
11. COMPUTER, YOU SHUT-OFF WHEN?
12. YOU UPSET EASY?
13. MOVIE YOU WON'T WATCH WHAT-KIND?
14. PAST-[former] BOY-FRIEND / GIRL-FRIEND PICTURE, YOU THROW-AWAY YOU?
15. FUNNY-[comic] BOOK, YOU LIKE TRADE?
 

Practice sheet 32.D
16. YOU THINK TEACHER EAT TOO-MUCH?
17. EAT FINISH, YOU LIKE SHORT-[duration] SLEEP?
18. RESTAURANT YOU THINK SERVICE LOUSY, what-NAME?
19. FOR DATE, YOU LIKE DO-what?
20. THIS CLASS, STUDENT WON’T EAT MEAT WHO?


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Notes:

WAITER: You can add the PERSON-(agent) sign to "SERVICE" to mean "waiter."

 

EVERY-AFTERNOON: The sign "every-AFTERNOON" is similar to the sign "afternoon" except that the dominant hand makes a horizontal (sideways) sweep."

GO-WITH / accompany: Use the sign WITH, but move it forward at an angle to your right (or left) toward your "destination."

SELF-[think-self, myself, yourself, himself, themselves]. The sign "self" can be modified to indicate various pronouns or to tell someone to "Think for yourself." ("It is up to you.")  See the "ACCOMPANY" entry on the "WITH advanced discussion" page.


CAR: The sign CAR tends to use an “S” handshape.

 

WHICH: The sign WHICH tends to use an “A” handshape or a modified "A" handshape wherein the thumbs stick out.

EASY:  The sign EASY is generally done with a double movement.

 

ALMOST: The sign ALMOST is done with a single movement.

 

THAN:  The sign THAN is done with both hands palm down.

TAKE:  The version of "take" labeled as "TAKE-up" (or "ADOPT") is used for “taking a class, adopt, or evaporate.” TAKE-from is used to mean acquire from some other person or source.

 

NAD:  National Association of the Deaf

 

TITLES or titles of address:  When signing in the Deaf community we rarely use the "title" "Dr." as in "Dr. Vicars."  We tend to just use the person's name sign and are much less concerned with "titles."  Also, we only use the DOCTOR sign when referring to "medical doctors." On those limited occasions when we do refer to people who hold "doctor of philosophy" or "doctor of education" degrees (such as introducing them at a conference) we fingerspell "D-R."   In college environments, when sending email to instructors who hold doctorate degrees students should indeed type "Dr." But in everyday conversations in the hallway, meetings, or classes it is generally standard to just use the person's name sign (without adding the title "Dr.").  During formal meetings in academic settings involving mixed cultural groups (Deaf and Hearing or instructors and students) you may notice that when professional interpreters see a name sign they tend to voice the title "Dr." along with the last name of the person being referenced. That is because such interpreters are skilled at jockeying between cultures.  It is their job to recognize and bridge the cultural differences.  If the meeting is a small faculty meeting with no students involved then the interpreter is much more likely to voice just the first name of the person being referenced with a name sign. Again, that is because the interpreter is aware of the setting and interprets in a culturally appropriate manner.
 


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