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The website exercises are developed around content specific to each episode of the show, and give people hands on interaction with the language. Regular review of material is the key to learning the Māori language and exercises focus on reviewing the same material in different ways.
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Welcome to series two of Tōku Reo. This episode revisits lessons on personal pronouns which we know as au, ia and koe.
This episode introduces the word 'ko' and its' relationship with dual pronouns.
This episode revises the use of dual pronouns māua, tāua, rāua and kōrua.
The grammar section reinforces the grammar lessons on pronouns and dual pronouns.
Revision episode for the week whānau.
Today we review counting with 'e hia' and learn to count from 20 to 100.
Revision from what we covered on yesterday's show, 'e hia'.
This section elaborates on the use of counting terms 'e hia' and 'tokohia'
Today's episode focuses on adding the term 'tua' to the beginning of numbers.
Our weekly revision on the grammar and kupu hou. Kia kaha.
Our lesson today checks in with koutou/mātou, two of the four plural personal pronouns. Later on in the week we'll catch up with the other two but right now it's straight to the mahi.
Let's continue learning our plural personal pronouns koutou and mātou.
Let's continue with plural personal pronouns tātou and rātou.
More revision of plural personal pronouns tātou and rātou.
End of another week and it's our revision episode again. Plural Personal Pronouns!
Giving commands is part of our daily routine. Let's take a look how this works in Te Reo.
Let's review what we learnt yesterday about giving commands.
This section introduces the use of 'kia' when using commands and also recaps on the use of 'e' when using commands.
This episode reviews our learning on giving commands using the word 'kia'.
It's time to review our week of lessons. Kia kaha!
This episode explores the term 'kua' and how it's used in a sentence structure.
Today recaps and revises the term 'kua'
Today's episode focuses on the verbal particle 'ka'.
This episode is all about revisiting yesterday's kaupapa which is the verbal particle 'ka'
Today's episode revises all that was introduced this week.
This episode introduces a new learning tip, how to tell the time and how to ask for the time.
This episode continues the grammar points from yesterday's show, learning about the time whānau.
It's another day, another lesson to learn all about time!
This section continues with yesterday's extension on time.
This week we've learned how to tell the time and how to ask for the time, as time is running out let's get cracking!
Last week we learned more about 'the time' including how to say 'koata pāhi i te' and 'hāwhe pāhi i te'. This week will build on this structure and learn how to say 'quarter to' or 'a few minutes to the hour'.
It's time to strengthen, develop and connect with our reo rangatira and have fun while doing it!
Today we're looking at more grammar to do with time!
We continue to build on what we learned yesterday including 'kupu hou' and asking 'what time a particular event happened'.
Nau mai hoki mai koutou. This episode will revise all the grammar and vocab covered this week.
A new day whānau which means new learning, today is about learning 'kupu hou' and the sentence pattern 'kei'.
Today we continue practicing vocab and expanding on 'kei hea' from yesterday's show.
We've looked at the 'kei hea' sentence construction. Kei hea te pene? Kei hea a Raimona? Today we'll look at adding 'i' to the equation, which is asking 'where something was?' Past tense e hoa mā.
We're back at the recap lesson. Well done for checking in online. 'Kia kaha!'
A new day whānau which means a new opportunity to add to your kete. Today is about revision for vocab and the grammar point 'kei', be attentive as we'll be building on this grammar structure later in the week.
Today we learn about asking and saying how something is.
Let's continue with yesterday's lessons on vocab and grammar 'I pēhea'.
Today we'll look at how we use the word 'i' to talk more widely about things that have happened in the past.
Today we're revising the vocab and expanding on the grammar we learned earlier in the week. More specifically the use of i" to signify past tense.
Let's revise all the lessons from this week!
We are in absolute admiration of all of you who are still on the journey with us! Hang in there for the last week of this part of our course.
Yesterday we looked at new words and grammar that indicate time, let's take another look.
Today we're going to add to what we learned over the past two days.
Let's get up to speed with grammar and vocab, learning the Māori words for the days of the week!
Kia ora, and congratulations on making it to the last show of the series. Good luck with your language journey, and we hope to be speaking the reo with you in the near future! Today's episode is a test on everything that we've learned so far, kia kaha e hoa mā!
Part 1 – GRAMMAR:
The grammar segment begins with the presenters explaining a sentence construction that utilises the vocabulary that will be taught in segment two.
They interact to demonstrate the sentence construction followed by graphical inserts in a role play situation. Here the audience meet our crew of the Tiwawe Driving Academy. This skit will help reinforce the learning points for the lesson.
At the end of the grammar segment is an interview with a kaumatua explaining the meaning of a colloquial expression peculiar to a certain tribe.
Part 2 – VOCABULARY:
Each week’s vocabulary relates to a particular theme. The presenters are the first to teach the words in the studio.
Based on best practise learning techniques, each word is pronounced first, followed by it’s written form. After each set of 5 words is introduced, they are presented again, but this time with a picture so the audience learns vocabulary in context.
The vocabulary section finishes with an insert from Ruakere Hond – A Commissioner with the Māori Language Commission, who teaches a newly coined word related to the theme for the week.
Part 3 – ACTIVITIES:
The activities segment is where the audience gets to put what they’ve learnt into practise.
Exercises and games incorporate learning from the first two segments of the show, and range from multi-choice, to freeze frame activites using inserts from earlier in the show.
Across the whole series, a large variety of these activities are used to keep the learning fresh, and the audience engaged.
At the end of this segment, Professor John Moorfield himself provides language learning tips to help the student get the most from the course.