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True-false-make it right

For a true-false-make it right task, use selected frames from the reomation Tokohia? E hia? (How many people? How many?). Pause each frame and make a statement about it. Deliberately make the occasional untrue statement about the number as you go, for example:

Maori vocabulary

English translation

Tokorima ngā tamariki. Five children.
Tekau mā toru ngā mōkai. Thirteen pets.
Tokorua ngā mātua. Two parents.
E ono ngā kurī. Six dogs.
Tokowhā ngā kōtiro. Four girls.
Kotahi te ika. One fish.
E rua ngā rāpeti. Two rabbits.
Tokotoru ngā tama. Three boys.
E toru ngā ngeru. Three cats.
Kotahi te kiore. One mouse.

The students’ task is to decide if what you say is “kei te tika” (true) or “kei te hē” (false). If it is the latter, can they go one step further and make it right by telling you the correct number?

If they have the language, they could take on the role of describing some of the reomation
frames, occasionally communicating some deliberate number errors for their peers to notice
and correct.

An alternative true-false-make it right task is for students to state whether your statements about, for example, the contents of a lunch box are true (“Kei te tika”) or false (“Kei te hē” or “Kāore i te tika”). For example, you might make statements such as:

Maori vocabulary

English translation

E rua ngā āporo kei roto. (There are) two apples inside.
Kotahi te panana. (There is) one banana.

In addition, you could ask the students to correct any erroneous statements you make. For example, they might say:

Maori vocabulary

English translation

Kei te hē. E rua ngā panana kei roto. Wrong. (There are) two bananas inside.

Language tip

Use the question “Tokohia?” when asking about the number of people. Use the question “E hia?” when asking about the number of things.

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