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Āhea? – When?

Āhea? – When?

Te Reo Māori in English-medium schools

Achievement objectives

3.1 Communicate, including comparing and contrasting, about habits and routines.

3.4 Communicate, including comparing and contrasting, about how people travel.

Learning intentions

Students can:

  • communicate about their own (and others') travel habits.


At the end of this lesson, students can:

Kōrero – Speaking: Initiate and sustain short conversations.

Whakarongo – Listening: Understand a range of short oral texts consisting mainly of familiar language.

Pānui – Reading: Prepare and write short texts on familiar topics.

Tuhituhi – Writing: Write simple, familiar words, phrases and sentences using spelling and punctuation conventions.

Whakaatu – Presenting: Present texts in which visual and verbal features interact.

Mātakitaki – Viewing: Identify and respond to some visual and verbal features of texts, and the way these features interact for particular purposes.


Resource sheet 3A Survey

Te Reo Māori in English-medium schools

  • Resource-sheet-3A-Survey.docx
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Resource sheet 3B Survey

Te Reo Māori in English-medium schools

  • Resource-sheet-3B-Survey.docx
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Teachers’ notes 3A Model answers

Te Reo Māori in English-medium schools

  • Teachers-notes-3A-Model-answers.doc
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Lesson sequence

Explain to the students that they will conduct a survey asking their classmates about when and how they will come to school the next morning.

Model the correct pronunciation of questions and answers before the students proceed with the survey.

Āhea koe wehe mai ai?
When will you leave (home)?

Mā hea koe haere mai ai?
How will you travel (to school)?

Āhea koe tae mai ai?
When will you arrive?

Make enough copies of Resource sheet 3A: Survey for each student to survey 15 class/schoolmates about when and how they travel to school. When complete, have the students tabulate their answers on Resource sheet 3B: Survey.

The students should be able to relate when and how their classmates come to school:

Ā te hāwhe pāhi i te whitu karaka a ________ wehe mai ai.
Mā raro ia haere mai ai.
Ā te waru karaka ia tae mai ai.

At 7.30, _________ will leave (home).
S/he will walk here.
S/he will arrive at 8.00.

Read out this first example as a class, noting the sequence of the time, person and action in the sentences.

When the survey task is complete, ask the students to discuss the times they leave for school, how they travel and the time they arrive at school.

Language to use

ā denotes future time

ai links questions

 expresses how one travels

engari (but) joins two sentences or clauses

Further learning

Introduce ‘engari’ (but):

Ā te hāwhe pāhi i te whitu karaka au oho ai, engari ā te waru au wehe ai. 
I wake up at 7.30 but I leave at 8.00.

Students can also record data in graph form.