Te reo Māori in English-medium schools
4.5 Communicate about the quality, quantity, and cost of things.
At the end of this lesson, students can:
Whakarongo - Listening:
Kōrero - Speaking
Pānui - Reading: Understand a range of short written texts that consist mainly of familiar language.
Tuhituhi - Writing: Write short texts on familiar topics.
This activity is a simulated exercise where the students have been given new mobile phones. For this task, they will need to calculate the number of texts and phone calls they can make on their phones within a set monthly budget.
Before the lesson, cut up copies of the dollar amounts on Resource sheet 4C: Ngā pūtea a ngā tauira and place them in a container. Ask the students to make one selection from the container to determine their monthly budget.
Tell the students to decide how many services they will purchase for their phone, based on their monthly budget.
Using Resource sheet 4D: Ngā ratonga ā-waea the students should select from the features that are available. The features could include text messages, phone calls and ‘best mates’ services. They will need to list the quantity for each service they wish to purchase. They should write this information in the table at the bottom of the resource sheet.
Ask the students to complete Resource sheet 4F: Taku waea, answering questions about the services they have selected. The answers will need to be checked against the information on Resource sheet 4E: Answers.
|waea atu||phone call (outgoing)|
|pato waea||text message|
|waea pūkoro||cell phone/mobile phone|
|te ratonga ‘tino hoa’||
‘best mates’ service/frequently called friends
He aha te utu kia waea atu?
How much is it to make a phone call?
E rima tekau hēneti.
It costs fifty cents.
|Kia hia ngā pato waea māu?||How many texts would you like?|
|Kia kotahi mano.||One thousand.|
Kei te hiahia koe ki te ratonga ‘tino hoa’? Would you like the ‘best mates’ service?
If school policy allows, ask the students to text their questions to a phone service provider.
He aha te utu mō ngā pato waea?
How much is it for texts?
Discuss adding other services such as video calls (waea whakaata) and picture messages (tuku whakaahua). Would the addition of these services ‘break the budget’? What are the preferred services available for pre-pay phone accounts?