Unit 8 - MY HOUSE My home
Curriculum link: levels 1 and 2 of The New Zealand Curriculum
In this unit, your students will describe their homes to others and will ask others about their homes.
- identify and describe rooms in their homes
- give information about their homes
- ask others questions about their homes.
The assessment criteria are based on the curriculum achievement objectives for learning languages at levels 1 and 2. These criteria measure the students’ ability to communicate in NZSL.
BEDROOM, BIG, COOL, HOME, KITCHEN, LOUNGE, SHOWER, SMALL, TOILET, TV
COLOUR, LIGHT, DARK, BLACK, BLUE, BROWN, GREEN, RED, WHITE, YELLOW
Real-world orientation indexing and use of space; non-manual markers for "small" and "big"; topic–comment structure
What does your (lounge) look like?
[Gloss: YOUR (LOUNGE) LOOK+SAME WHAT; Non-manual signal: whq]
My lounge is small.
MY LOUNGE SMALL
How many toilets in your house?
[Gloss: YOUR HOUSE TOILET HOW-MANY; Non-manual signal: whq]
There are two toilets.
IX-me HAVE TWO TOILET
How big is your bedroom?
[Gloss: YOUR BEDROOM, BIG SMALL WHICH; Non-manual signal: whq]
My bedroom’s big.
MY BEDROOM BIG
What things do you have in your bedroom?
YOUR BEDROOM IX-loc [Gloss: HAVE WHAT; Non-manual signal: whq]
I have a computer in my bedroom.
MY BEDROOM IX-loc HAVE COMPUTER
You do have cool stuff there.
IX-you BEDROOM IX-loc HAVE COOL THINGS
Yes, I like my bedroom.
[Gloss: IX-me LIKE MY BEDROOM; Non-manual signal: nod]
Where is the TV?
[Gloss: TV WHERE; Non-manual signal: whq]
The TV is in the lounge.
LOUNGE IX-loc HAVE TV IX-loc
Where’s the shower?
[Gloss: SHOWER WHERE; Non-manual signal: whq]
The shower is next to the kitchen.
KITCHEN IX-loc NEXT-to SHOWER IX-loc
What’s your favourite colour?
[Gloss: YOUR FAVOURITE COLOUR WHAT; Non-manual signal: whq]
My favourite colour is red.
MY FAVOURITE COLOUR RED
What colour is your bedroom?
[Gloss: YOUR BEDROOM COLOUR WHAT; Non-manual signal: whq]
My bedroom is green and yellow
MY BEDROOM IX-loc GREEN YELLOW
The kitchen is blue and white.
KITCHEN IX-loc BLUE WHITE
I like my small green bedroom.
IX-me LIKE MY BEDROOM, SMALL GREEN
Clip 8.1a Vocabulary
Clip 8.1b Vocabulary
Clip 8.2a Sentence patterns
Clip 8.2b Sentence patterns
Scene S Nice place!
Scene O Let's go shopping
Scene P What a bargain!
Activity 8.1 Introducing the vocabulary
Activity 8.2 Describing your home
Activity 8.3 Learning to express colour
Activity 8.4 Communicating about your home
Worksheet 8.1 Vocabulary
Worksheet 8.2 Vocabulary recognition
Worksheet 8.3 What colour is it?