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Bringing everything together!

This session we took the opportunity to revise our previous lessons and bring all of the phrases and vocab together into a short conversation. 

You should feel confident to : 

1. Greet someone

2. Introduce yourself and where you are from

3.Ask how someone is , where they were born, where they grew up, where they live and where they work. 

4.Ask what the time is

5.(In a cafe) Ask whether someone is hungry or thirsty and what they would like to eat or drink. 

6. Farewell someone

Mauri Ora! 

He aha te wā? / What time is it?

This session we learnt how to count in māori and then used that to learn how to tell the time in māori. 

Use this simple sheet to practice telling the time. Telling the analogue time is very similar in Te Reo Māori. 

Ten minutes past three o'clock - Tekau mineti mai i te toru karaka

Twenty minutes to four o'clock - Rua tekau mineti ki te wha karaka

Wāhi / Places

Places! Learning and using the different māori place names not only helps with pronunciation but can also give you an insight in to the history of that area! In this session we learnt different place names but also the different locations that you may work and live, where you were born and where you grew up.

Wāhi / Places - Resources

Different locations

Ahau , Koe , Ia

This session we learnt the following: 

Ahau - Myself 

Koe - You 

Ia - He / She 

We can add these into the phrases we learnt in session 1. 

Ko _____ ahau - I am ______

Ko _____ koe - You are _____

Ko _____ ia - He/SHe is _____

eg. Ko Moana ahau, Ko Sharee ia - I am Moana , She is Sharee

No ____ ahau - I am from ______

No ____ koe - You are from _____

No ____ ia - She/He is from _____

eg. No Rotorua ahau. No Tainui ia - I am from Rotorua, She is from Tainui

We also introduced the question: 


Kei te pēhea koe  - How are you? 

Kei te pēhea ia ? - How is she / he? 

Click here to print a copy of a list of the different emotions. 

Click the button below to get a copy of the worksheet fror this session. 

Greetings and Farewells

These are real confidence builders! It feels really nice to be able to greet someone in māori when you are first learning. Don't be shy to use them, people will appreciate it. You can download extra sheets here. 

Informal Mihimihi

An informal mihimihi can be used in most situations where you might have to introduce yourself to a group of people. This mihimihi sheet lets you tailor your mihimihi to the situation. Practice on Voxer if you need to. 

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