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Start. To start introducing whānau-related vocabulary, show the students flashcards featuring pictures of people in a family. Use resource sheet 1.1 to make up the flashcards. For example, you could hold up the picture of a woman and offer the students two choices:

He kōtiro? (A girl?) He wahine? (A woman?)

To make this a little more difficult, you could say:

He kōtiro? (A girl?) He wahine rānei? (Or a woman?)

For students achieving at an even more advanced level, you could ask:

He kōtiro tēnei? He wahine rānei? (Is this a girl? Or a woman?)

Language tip

Notice that the word for “or”, “rānei”, comes after the two choices.

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