ASL 3 – Unit 5
In this unit as you learn sign language free, you will be learning how to give information.
- Germany makes the best cars for winter weather and they handle well in the snow.
- The Japanese army is planning an earthquake drill in Asia.
- Their family went to China to see an expensive surgeon.
PUT ON MAKEUP
When presenting facts, there are certain structures you can use in ASL. You would use these for fractions, percentages, parts, comparisons, lists, rankings, facts, etc.
The sentence structures described in ASL 2 are the best for sharing facts and other interesting information–topicalization, rhetorical questions, and conditionals.
The best way to understand these structures is to see them in action.
Combining the signs HIGH, LARGE, LONG, and OLD with the sign MOST will create the words HIGHEST, LARGEST, LONGEST, and OLDEST. Jared will demonstrate these examples in the video below. The sign MOST can also be used in combination with other signs like SMART, EASY, POOR, SMALL, etc. You can also combine these signs with a smaller version of the sign MOST (the sign BETTER) to create HIGHER, LARGER, LONGER, OLDER, etc.
Giving Information Practice 5.1
Turn to page 10 in your workbook. In the video below, Mark will sign 10 statistics. Answer the question for each number in your workbook. The first one has been done for you.
Go back and review the questions you missed. Practice signing each statistic for practice.
Expression Assignment 3-2
To practice your expression skills, I want you to use your webcam (or a video camera) and sign three fun facts. These can be any of the forms discussed in this unit. 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.
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