Free Online Sign Language Classes (ASL 3 – Unit 4)

ASL 3 – Unit 4

Accident Narratives

In this unit of the free online sign language classes, you will be learning how to sign accident narratives.

Vocabulary

Phrases

Vocabulary
Remember: ASL 2 and 3 vocabulary videos are not available for the free classes.
You can look these up in your favorite ASL dictionary or join our Complete Online Course.

ANNOYING
BED REST
BITE
COUGH
CRAMP
CRY
DIARRHEA
DIZZY
DROP
FIGHT
FORGET
FREEWAY
GAIN WEIGHT
GIVE BLOOD
GOSSIP
HEADACHE
INFORM
INTERSECTION
ITCHY
LICK FACE
LIE
LOSE WEIGHT
LOUD
MEDICINE
MEDICINE EAR DROPS
MEDICINE OINTMENT
MEDICINE PILLS
MEDICINE SYRUP
NOSY
PREVENT
RASH
RECOVER
RUNNY-NOSE
SHOPPING
SICK-OF
SMOKING
SORE THROAT
SORE THROAT (2)
SPINNING
SPIT
STREET
SURGERY
SWOLLEN
TAKE
TAKE PILLS
THROW UP
TWO LANE HIGHWAY
UPSET STOMACH
USE
WEIGHT
YELL

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.

Accident Narratives

There may come a time when you need to describe an incident where you injured yourself.

The best way to do this is:

  1. Describe the situation
  2. Indicate the kind of object or surface that injured you
  3. Use a sign like WRONG, NOT SEE, or OVERLOOK if something unexpected happened
  4. Use classifiers to show how you slipped, fell, or otherwise injured yourself
  5. 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.

Vehicle Classifiers

In the video below, Jared will demonstrate various vehicles and the classifiers used to show riding in or on those vehicles.

Car Accidents

Car accidents are a common topic for conversations. To describe a car accident, you would use classifiers, facial expressions, and other informative signs.

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.

If you want more help, I highly suggest signing up for our paid online classes. In those classes, you can submit your video and get constructive assigned comments from other students.

Or, you can check out The Start ASL Tutoring Program. Personalized ASL tutoring is a great way to practice what you’ve learned. You can practice this assignment with an ASL tutor and get instant feedback! Book an appointment with The Start ASL Tutoring Program today!