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Kao pāua – Cooking pāua

Kao pāua – Cooking pāua

Te reo Māori in English-medium schools

Achievement objective

6.4  Communicate in formal situations.

Learning intentions

Students can:

  • give and follow instructions for preparing food, using passive endings.


At the end of this lesson, students can:

Tuhituhi - Writing: Write a range of text types and more extended texts.

Kōrero - Speaking: Discuss tasks in pairs or groups.


Tohu taka - Te reo Māori

Te Reo Māori in English-medium schools

  • Tohu-taka-Te-reo-Maori.doc
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Tohu taka - Te reo Pākehā

Te Reo Māori in English-medium schools

  • Tohu-taka-Te-reo-Pakeha.doc
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Kupu taka - Kao pāua

Te Reo Māori in English-medium schools

  • Kupu-taka-Kao-paua.doc
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Lesson sequence

Hand out a copy of Tohu taka: te reo Pākehā and Kupu taka: Kao pāua to each student and explain the following scenario to them:
“Your kuia would like to learn a new way of preparing kao pāua. She was given a recipe for pāua fritters but it is written in English and she does not read English. She has sent you the recipe so that you can translate the recipe and then ring her to explain the recipe.”

Ask the students to translate the instructions from English to te reo Māori. When they have finished hand out copies of Tohu taka: te reo Māori so that the students can check their translations.

Language to use

Passive endings used in commands/instructions

Particle ‘kia’
To express ‘so that:’
kia hinuhinu te hōpane
kia reri mō te mīhini nakunaku

Use of continuous particle ‘ana’
To express ‘when:’
mutu ana
maoa ana
wera ana

Further learning

  • The students could work in pairs to prepare pāua fritters using the instructions.
  • The students could role play the phone call to their kuia, explaining the recipe in Māori.
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