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Unit 8 – MY HOUSE My home

Achievement objectives

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.  

Learning outcomes

Students will: 

  • identify and describe rooms in their homes
  • give information about their homes
  • ask others questions about their homes.

Success criteria

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.

Language knowledge

Vocabulary

BEDROOM, BIG, COOL, HOME, KITCHEN, LOUNGE, SHOWER, SMALL, TOILET, TV

COLOUR, LIGHT, DARK, BLACK, BLUE, BROWN, GREEN, RED, WHITE, YELLOW

Grammar

Real-world orientation indexing and use of space; non-manual markers for "small" and "big"; topic–comment structure

Sentence Patterns

What does your (lounge) look like?

YOUR (LOUNGE) LOOK+SAME WHATwhq

My lounge is small.

MY LOUNGE SMALL

How many toilets in your house?

YOUR HOUSE TOILET HOW-MANYwhq

There are two toilets.

IX-me HAVE TWO TOILET

How big is your bedroom?

YOUR BEDROOM, BIG SMALL WHICHwhq

My bedroom’s big.

MY BEDROOM BIG

What things do you have in your bedroom?

YOUR BEDROOM IX-loc HAVE WHATwhq

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.

IX-me LIKE MY BEDROOMnod

Where is the TV?

TV WHEREwhq

The TV is in the lounge.

LOUNGE IX-loc HAVE TV IX-loc

Where’s the shower?

SHOWER WHEREwhq

The shower is next to the kitchen.

KITCHEN IX-loc NEXT-to SHOWER IX-loc

What’s your favourite colour?

YOUR FAVOURITE COLOUR WHATwhq

My favourite colour is red.

MY FAVOURITE COLOUR RED

What colour is your bedroom?

YOUR BEDROOM COLOUR WHATwhq

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

Video clips 

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! 

 

Activities

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

 

Support material

Worksheet 8.1 Vocabulary

Worksheet 8.2 Vocabulary recognition

Worksheet 8.3 What colour is it?

Scene S transcript

Scene O transcript

Scene P transcript

NZSL guidelines (NZSLiNZC) levels 1 and 2

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