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Often-used classroom language

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This vocabulary clip demonstrates expressions often used in the classroom.

View the expressions. Study and practise them. Use them as part of your classroom routine.

Encourage your students to use and respond to this classroom language during your lessons.

Glossing: Expressions often-used in the classroom

The often-used expressions are glossed below.

Glossing, a way of representing signs and non-manual signals in writing, uses:

  • capital letters to represent signs
  • non-manual signals are represented on a line above the capital letters.

INSIDE PLEASE

Please come inside.

OUTSIDE PLEASE

Please go outside.

LOOK-me, PLEASE

Please look at me.

WHITEBOARD WATCH

Please look at the whiteboard.

FINISHy/n q

Have you finished? (to one person)

WATCH-me

Please watch.

GO-AHEAD

Carry on!

PEN PLEASE

Please take out your pen.

STAND-up

Stand up.

SIT PLEASE

Please sit.

UNDERSTAND IX-youy/n q

Do you understand? (to one person)

UNDERSTAND ally/n q

Do you all understand? (to a group)

COME-BACK

Come back.

QUESTION, HAVE IX-youy/n q

Do you have any questions? (to one person)

"headnod"

Yes.

"wave no"neg

No.

DON'T KNOW IX-me

I don't know.

TELL-me

Tell me.

"handwave"

applause.

RIGHTnod

That’s correct.

RIGHT+++

That is it! Right!

RIGHT ("wave no")

That's not right!

!GOOD!

Very good!

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