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Flashcards

Start. To introduce some simple classroom-related vocabulary, use flashcards featuring pictures of classroom objects, as in resource sheet 2.1. Hold up the flashcard of a crayon, for example, and offer the students two choices, asking one of the following questions in te reo Māori:

Maori vocabulary

English translation

He pene hinu? He pene rākau? Crayon? Pencil?

or

Maori vocabulary

English translation

He pene hinu, he pene rākau rānei? A crayon or a pencil?

or

Maori vocabulary

English translation

He pene hinu tēnei, he pene rākau rānei? Is this a crayon or a pencil?

Language tip

Notice that the word “rānei” is equivalent to the English word “or” but is placed at the end, once you’ve offered the choices.

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