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He aha te utu? – What does it cost?

He aha te utu? – What does it cost?

Te reo Māori in English-medium schools

Achievement objective

4.5  Communicate about the quality, quantity, and cost of things.

Learning intention

Students can:

  • use a real life scenario (mobile phone services) to negotiate costings/budget.

Modes

At the end of this lesson, students can:

Whakarongo Whakarongo - Listening:

  • Understand specific details in contexts that may contain some unfamiliar language.
  • Engage in short personal conversations.
  • Make plans with friends, face to face and by telephone.
  • Understand a range of short written texts that consist mainly of familiar language.
  • Write short texts on familiar topics.

KōreroKōrero - Speaking

  • Engage in short personal conversations.
  • Make plans with friends, face to face and by telephone.

Pānui Pānui - Reading: Understand a range of short written texts that consist mainly of familiar language.

Tuhituhi Tuhituhi - Writing: Write short texts on familiar topics.

Materials

Resource sheet 4C Ngā pūtea a ngā tauira

Te Reo Māori in English-medium schools

  • HKRCL-A10-Resource-sheet-4C-Nga-putea-a-nga-tauira.doc
  • 744 KB
Resource sheet 4D Ngā ratonga ā-waea

Te Reo Māori in English-medium schools

  • HKRCL-A10-Resource-sheet-4D-Nga-ratonga-a-waea.doc
  • 37 KB
Resource sheet 4E Answers

Te Reo Māori in English-medium schools

  • HKRCL-A10-Resource-sheet-4E-Answers.doc
  • 35 KB
Resource sheet 4F Taku waea

Te Reo Māori in English-medium schools

  • HKRCL-A10-Resource-sheet-4F-Taku-waea.doc
  • 35 KB

Lesson sequence

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.

Language to use

waea atu phone call (outgoing)
pato waea text message
ngā ratonga services
waea pūkoro cell phone/mobile phone
te ratonga ‘tino hoa’

‘best mates’ service/frequently called friends

Questions and answers

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.
Kia tekau. Ten.

Kei te hiahia koe ki te ratonga ‘tino hoa’?  Would you like the ‘best mates’ service?

Āe. Yes.
Kāore. No.

Tip

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?

Variation

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?

 

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