Te reo Māori in English-medium schools
6.4 Communicate in formal situations.
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.
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.
Passive endings used in commands/instructions
To express ‘so that:’
kia hinuhinu te hōpane
kia reri mō te mīhini nakunaku
Use of continuous particle ‘ana’
To express ‘when:’