Level 03 (Lessons 31 -
45) Practice Cards (in MS Word .doc format)
IMPORTANT-[value, cost, worth]
OPPOSITE-[across from, allergic, disagree]
Practice sheet 36.A
01. FOOD YOU THINK TASTE AWFUL, WHAT?
02. DATE CHEAP, YOU LIKE?
03. Every-YEAR FEDERAL T-A-X YOU PAY HOW-MUCH-[1h]?
04. YOU FEEL CRAZY SOMETIMES YOU?
05. THING YOU HAVE, MOST EXPENSIVE, WHAT?
Practice sheet 36.B
06. YOU THINK COLLEGE IMPORTANT YOU?
07. UP OPPOSITE WHAT?
08. SUPPOSE TEST CANCEL, YOU RELIEVED YOU?
09. SOMETIMES YOU RUDE? [if so] WHEN?
10. ONE SANDWICH, YOU SATISFIED?
Practice sheet 36.C
11. TYPE FAST CAN YOU?
12. POPCORN, YOU LIKE WITHOUT SALT YOU?
13. DEAF STILL RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL OLD 21, WHY?
14. RESIDENTIAL-SCHOOL STRUGGLE CLOSE [shift] CLOSE, WHY?
15. IMPORTANT YOUR LIFE, WHAT? (What are your values?)
Practice sheet 36.D
16. POTATO 10 LB, COST-[worth/value]?
17. MEETING CANCEL, HOW FEEL YOU?
18. I THINK WOMEN, SMARTER THAN MEN, YOU DISAGREE? (My wife made me include this sentence.)
19. FAST-[speeding] TICKET COST HOW-MUCH-[1h]? (How much does a speeding ticket cost?)
20. FLOWER, YOU nose-OPPOSITE-[allergic]?
FEDERAL: The sign "FEDERAL is almost the same as the sign as GOVERNMENT, except
for FEDERAL you
use an "F" handshape.
CLOSE-[shut]: The general sign for "CLOSE" (that sounds like "kloze") is almost the same as the sign for "CLOSE-DOOR"
except that in
CLOSE-[shut] both hands do the shutting motion.
ALLERGIC: For the sign "ALLERGIC," start with the dominant
hand index finger near the tip of your nose (pointing at the nose) then do
the sign for OPPOSITE. Quite a few Deaf signers drop the "nose" part
of the sign.
COST: The sign "COST-[worth/value] is a variation of the sign
IMPORTANT. COST-[worth/value] taps two "F" hands together twice at the
tips of the thumbs and index fingers. (Which happens to be the ending
position of the sign "important.") This can be used to ask:
"What is that worth?" or "What is the cost of?"
The main sign for COST-[fee] (the one done with an "X" hand) is used to mean
things like: cost, fee, fine, tax, and price.
Age of graduation: Certain students with
disabilities (including Deaf students) have a legal right to remain in the
public school system until the age of 21. Thus it is common for a Deaf
student to graduate at age 21.
Signaling Devices: Lights, vibrators, or other devices that alert or
inform a Deaf person of events, situations, or changes in the environment.
For example: "A door light." When someone presses on a button next to
the door outside, a light flashes inside to let the Deaf individual know
that someone is at the door. Another example: When it is time to wake
up, a vibrator under the mattress can be used as type of "alarm clock."
Cochlear Implants: Devices implanted
into the head to provide an electronic semblance of "hearing."
[1h]: If you see "1h" in ASL gloss it typically means "do this sign
using only one hand." If you see "lh" (the letter "L" follow and the letter
"H") it means "left hand." If you see "rh" it generally means "right hand."
(Yes, I'm sure you had it figured out by the time I got to "rh" that "rh"
means "right hand" and you didn't need me to tell you.)
AWFUL | CAN | CANCEL | CHEAP | CLOSE | COLLEGE | COST |
COST-[worth/value] | CRAZY | DATE | DEAF | DISAGREE | Every-YEAR | EXPENSIVE
| FAST | FAST-[speeding] | FEDERAL | FEEL | FLOWER | FOOD | HAVE | HOW |
HOW-MUCH-[1h] | IMPORTANT | LB | LIFE | LIKE | MEETING | MEN | MOST |
nose-OPPOSITE-[allergic] | OLD | ONE | OPPOSITE | PAY | POPCORN | POTATO |
RELIEVED | RESIDENTIAL | RESIDENTIAL-SCHOOL | RUDE | SALT | SANDWICH |
SATISFIED | SCHOOL | SMARTER | SOMETIMES | STILL | STRUGGLE | SUPPOSE |
TASTE | T-A-X | TEST | THAN | THING | THINK | TICKET | TYPE-on-keyboard | UP
| WHAT | WHEN | WHY | WITHOUT | WOMEN | YOUR |