Te reo Māori in English-medium schools
6.1 Give and follow instructions.
At the end of this lesson, students can:
Whakarongo - Listening: Understand specific details in contexts that may contain some unfamiliar language.
Kōrero - Speaking: Initiate and sustain more extended conversations in both formal and informal contexts and use appropriate pronunciation, stress, rhythm, and intonation.
Tuhituhi - Writing: Write information on familiar topics referring to past, present and future time.
Copy and hand out Resource sheet 6K: Wharewhare and Kupu taka: Ngā mahi ā-rēhia.
Ask questions about the illustrations on Resource sheet 6K so that the students become familiar with the vocabulary and characters:
(Kupu taka should provide any vocabulary they are not familiar with.)
Get the students to ask each other questions. When they are familiar with the vocabulary, have them listen to the ‘housie’ (wharewhare) instructions and identify each activity as they mark each box.
The students should then create their own five instructions based on this example. The students could take turns calling out their instructions.
|Suggested language focus||Suggested vocabulary||Notes|
|present tense||kei te aha?|
|continuous tense||e aha ana...|
|kei||kei a wai?|
|kei tēhea tapawhā?|
|specific actions pertaining to amusement and recreation||Remind students that some words are both nouns and verbs depending on context, for example:
|names of pursuits and objects used in activities||tauhunahuna
|1st, 2nd and 3rd person
singular, dual, plural
|ia, rāua, rātou|
This activity could be played with students asking Yes/No questions to identify the activity the teacher has chosen, for example: Tokorua ngā tāngata? Kei te pupuri rākau ia?
The students could choose a picture and describe what is happening in it.
Graded listening activities: http://www.esl-lab.com/