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To increase their fluency, give your students a 4–3–2 task where they have four, then three, and then two minutes to give instructions on how to make a particular dish. (Vary the times to match the abilities of your students.) Give them some time to practise first. The aim is for them to become more fluent with each attempt.

If your students have some prior knowledge of Māori numbers, they can include expressions of weight, too, for example:

Maori vocabulary

English translation

He pata – 200 karamu. Butter – 200 grams.
50 manokaramu te pēke rīwai. The sack of potatoes is 50 kilograms.

Language tip

To express “200”, say “rua rau”.

To express “50”, say “rima tekau”.

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