ASL 3 – Unit 4
In this unit of the free online sign language classes, you will be learning how to sign accident narratives.
Health & Medical Care
Visit the Online Course Vocabulary Category for this unit to view videos of these phrases and vocabulary words.
- I feel sick with a sore throat and an annoying headache.
- My roommate is thin, smart and great at drawing.
- Your neighbor is very rich and stubborn.
- BED REST
- GAIN WEIGHT
- GIVE BLOOD
- LOSE WEIGHT
- MEDICINE EAR DROPS
- MEDICINE OINTMENT
- MEDICINE PILLS
- MEDICINE SYRUP
- SORE THROAT
- TAKE PILLS
- THROW UP
- UPSET STOMACH
Conversation Review 4.1
Turn to page 7 in your workbook. In the video below, Crystal, Christine, and Cristian will have a conversation. Answer the questions in your workbook.
There may come a time when you need to describe an incident where you injured yourself.
The best way to do this is:
- Describe the situation
- Indicate the kind of object or surface that injured you
- Use a sign like WRONG, NOT SEE, or OVERLOOK if something unexpected happened
- Use classifiers to show how you slipped, fell, or otherwise injured yourself
- Tell the result or your feelings afterward
You would use this for narratives like, “I slipped on the banana and fell backward” or “I didn’t see the pole and I ran right into it”.
Classifier Examples (Accidents)
In the video below, Darcy will demonstrate various classifiers used to describe accidents and injuries.
Accident Narrative Practice 4.2
Turn to page 8 in your workbook. In the video below, Darcy will be signing 10 sentences. Each sentence is a short accident narrative. Watch the video and fill in the missing information for each number in the table in your workbook. The first one has been done for you.
Check your answers in the back of the workbook. Go back and review the questions you missed.
Car accidents are a common topic for conversations. To describe a car accident, you would use classifiers, facial expressions, and other informative signs.
In the video below, Jared will demonstrate various vehicles and the classifiers used to show riding in or on those vehicles.
Car Accident Practice 4.3
Turn to page 9 in your workbook. In the video below, Darcy will sign 5 different car accident stories. Fill in the missing information for each number in the table in your workbook.
Check your answers in the back of your workbook. Go back and review the questions you missed.
Expression Assignment 3-1
To practice your expression skills, I want you to use your webcam (or a video camera) and sign a short narrative. This can be your life story, a life story about someone else, or even just something that you did over the weekend. Include at least one form of role shifting and one accident narrative. Then, go back and watch your video. This is a great way to practice your expression skills and be able to critique your own signing.
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