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BSL Video Series: Telling the Time

Whether we’re needing the tell the time or clock watching our way through the day, using numbers to help tell the time can come in useful. If you need to, click here to go back to the number post to refresh your memory on signing numbers.

Like in the last post with signing money, you need to make sure you are using the number signs in the right context to ensure the other person knows your signing the time. In this context, the numbers are signed with a twist of the hand.

Please note: the number 5 is an upright hand and number 10 is a horizontal hand.

Telling the Time

  1. Time
  2. 1-12 o’clock

Time 2

  1. Quarter past 1
  2. Half 2
  3. Quarter to 3
  4. 25 past 5

Question and Answer

  1. Time what? Time what 7 o’clock

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BSL Video Series: Money

Everyone spends money. Money is a big part of our life whether we like it or not. This post shows all the sign videos that I have learnt to do with money. During the videos, you may notice that when signing, the number is starting at my chin. This is to show the difference between the context of the number.

The signs after the number also indicate whether you are talking about pence or pounds. The letter ‘P’ is signed to indicate pence and the letter ‘L’ is signed to indicate pounds.

Pence

  1. Money
  2. 20p
  3. 30p
  4. 55p
  5. 87p

Pounds

  1. £1
  2. £3
  3. £5
  4. £7

Pound and Pence

  1. £1.50
  2. £3.25
  3. £4.70
  4. £9.99

Pound > 10

  1. £10
  2. £15
  3. £34
  4. £56
  5. £87
  6. £100

Pound and Pence > 10

  1. £25.50
  2. £31.75
  3. £49.99
  4. £91.40

How Much?


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BSL Video Series: Food and Drink Sentences

In the previous post on food and drink, the signs were showing the vocabulary for some food and drinks that are available. The main part of this post is to show these used in sentences when asking if you are thirsty or hungry and if you like or dislike certain foods.

To begin with, the first video is one more vocabulary sign video, showing describing words that can be used in a sentence with food and drink.

Describing Vocabulary:

  1. Favourite
  2. Like
  3. Don’t Like
  4. Full Up
  5. Hungry
  6. Thirsty

Hungry Question

  1. You Hungry? Me, hungry yes.
  2. You like eat what? I like cheese sandwiches, please.

Thirsty Question

  1. You thirsty? I’m thirsty.
  2. You like drink what? I like coffee, please.

Like and Don’t Like

  1. I don’t like orange juice
  2. I like fish

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BSL Videos Series: Food and Drink Vocab

In this post, I am showing the food and drink signs I’ve learnt; splitting them into several videos. Like most categories, there are a number of food and drink signs that can be learnt. I haven’t learnt them all in this introductory course but I have learnt some of the main items.

Meal Times: 

  1. Breakfast
  2. Lunch
  3. Dinner

Food: 

A and B:

  1. Apple
  2. Bacon
  3. Banana
  4. Bread
  5. Biscuit

C and E:

  1. Cake
  2. Cheese
  3. Chocolate
  4. Crisps
  5. Egg

F, K and M:

  1. Fish
  2. Fish and Chips
  3. Food
  4. Ketchup
  5. Meat

P, S and V:

  1. Pizza
  2. Sandwiches
  3. Sausages
  4. Soup
  5. Vegetables

Drinks: 

  1. Coffee
  2. Drink
  3. Lemonade
  4. Milk
  5. Orange Juice
  6. Tea
  7. Water

There you have it; signs for some of the foods and drinks that are out there. In the next post, I will be showing videos of these food and drink signs put into a sentence.

Previous: Spare Time: Loves, Likes and Dislikes

Next: Food and Drink Sentences

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BSL Video Series: Spare Time > Loves, Likes and Dislikes

With the number of spare time activities out there, I could learn them all and make as many videos to cover them but I’m not right now. If I learnt them all I would be very proud of myself. The previous post showed the signs for the spare time signs that I did learn during my introduction course.

For this post, I am using those I have learnt to put them together into sentences to show whether I love, like or dislike the activity. I’ve done a few for each category to show how these can be signed.

Love:

  1. I love writing
  2. I love reading
  3. I love meeting my friends

Like: 

  1. I like the cinema
  2. I like dancing
  3. I like sign language

Dislike:

  1. I don’t like running
  2. I don’t like cricket
  3. I don’t like video games

Some of my own loves, likes and dislikes shown in the videos. What are yours?

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BSL Video Series: Spare Time Signs

There’s a number of spare time activities to learn, more then I have learnt in this series. Many of them, however, have obvious body movements. Be careful when watching, as a couple of signs have similar actions, for example, Cricket and Hockey. Think about the small differences; how the bat or stick is held and lip patterns.

Whether the activities are those you’re interested in or not; it’s still good to learn them. If it’s an interest of someone else, you’ll understand them. As there are quite a few signs, I’ve split them up into alphabetical videos. Some letters may be combined if there’s only one or two for that letter.

B:

  1. Basketball
  2. Birdwatching

C:

  1. Car Racing
  2.  Computer Games
  3.  Computers
  4. Cricket
  5. Cycling

D and F:

  1. Dancing
  2. Driving
  3. Football
  4. Fishing

G and K:

  1. Going to a Resturant
  2. Going to the Cinema
  3. Kayaking

L and M:

  1. Listening to the Radio
  2. Meeting my Friends
  3. Music

P:

  1. Playing the Guitar
  2. Playing the Piano
  3. Playing the Violin

R:

  1. Reading
  2. Relaxing
  3. Rugby
  4. Running

S:

  1. Sailing
  2. Sewing
  3. Sign Language
  4. Signing

S continued and T:

  1. Skiing
  2. Surfing
  3. Swimming
  4. Tennis

W:

  1. Walking
  2. Watching TV
  3. Watching Videos
  4. Writing

That is a lot to learn. To break up this post I will continue the likes, dislikes and loves of spare time activities on the next post in the series. Take the time to process the spare time signs.

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Next: Spare Time: Love, Like and Dislike

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The Choices Made in My Life

The choices I make in my life are so that I can shine. I do what I can and choose want I want to focus on. There are times I may need to delegate so the day to day grind can get done.

I may make choices that turn messy but I chose it. Whether others want to go ahead and judge, they can. That’s not what’s important. My happiness is. They can judge but it’s not their choices, they are mine.

I take the time to evaluate / reflect on the messy in my life. To figure out the whys and what went wrong. This is so I can learn from the unrest / failure to help grow and move forward to a better outcome.

I’ve found putting the main goal into smaller steps more manageable to achieve. I’m learning more about myself each day and what drives me to achieve or up the wall.

I’m one that underestimates the week ahead to the point I don’t finish tasks or goals I set myself. Instead of jumping in feet first all the time, I need to take a step back and look what’s involved in the coming weeks and calculate my spare time to see if I’m able to give the goal actions the commitment it’s needed.

January, so far, I’ve felt we’ve done well as a group to tick off some actions towards making our house a home.

Eight ticked off and one we decided wasn’t needed any more.