ASL 101 Tutorial: 5

  • Identifying a person: basic CLOTHES.
  • Vocabulary: basic COLORS. Review numbers.
  • Introducing WOMAN, MAN, GIRL, BOY, PEOPLE, PERSON, WHO.

Identifying a person: basic description and basic colors

Vocabulary input: SHIRT, PANTS, GLASSES, HAT, SHOES, CLOTHES, HAIR

Vocabulary input (COLOR): BLUE, YELLOW, RED, ORANGE, GREEN, PURPLE, PINK, BLACK, WHITE, GRAY

IX-these WHOLE IX WHAT? COLOR.

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Comprehension check: respond with the number.

T: [signed color]/\ WHICH NUMBER?
S: [number]

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T: [point to the number]
S: [color]

T: PANTS/\ IX WHICH NUMBER?
T: GLASSES/\ IX WHICH NUMBER?
T: RED/\ IX WHICH NUMBER?

T: IX 10 SIGN WHAT/\ S: (reply) GREEN HAT

Vocabulary input: WOMAN, MAN

S1: IX MAN/\ BLUE PANTS, GLASSES, IX WHO?
S2: IX NAME fs-POPPY.

S1: fs-MANDY IX WHO?
S2: SEE+ IX WOMAN, RED SHOES, IX.
S1: OH-I-SEE.

Exercise

T: SEE IX WOMAN GREEN HAT? (S1: nodding to confirm) /\BOOK/\ YOU you-GIVE-her. S: (replying by action) T: THANK-YOU (or WAVE-NO, NEXT-to IX GREEN HAT to correct)

Review numbers

T: TWO PLUS TWO HOW MANY?
S: (reply) FOUR

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Farewells

As you and your friend part, the following common farewells are: bye-bye, see-you later, take-care, thumb-up, #TC (take care), etc.