Māori Made Easy

This Māori Made Easy set of lessons accompanies the book by the same name written by Scotty Morrison.

These lessons are best used with the Māori Made Easy book.

Week 1 – Rāhina – Monday

(Page 12)

For this exercise we practise saying well-known Māori words out loud.

We concentrate on the vowel sounds – they are the key to correct pronunciation of Māori.

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Week 1 – Rātū – Tuesday

(Page 14)

For this exercise we practise saying well-known Māori words out loud.

We concentrate on the digraph sounds – ng and wh as they can be a problematic part of pronunciation for some people.

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Week 1 – Rāapa – Wednesday

(page 15)

We practise saying  Māori place names out loud.

Good pronunciation is essential for speaking AND understanding spoken Māori well.

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Week 1 – Rāapa – Wednesday Pt 2

(page 16)

Imitating a fluent Māori speaker can assist in learning.  This exercise lets you do that while learning some whakataukī or proverbs.

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Week 1 – Rāmere – Friday

(page 17)

Practice your pronunciation with the words you have learnt this week.

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Week 2 – Rāhina – Monday

(page 21)

This exercise focuses on the pronunciation of numbers.  Listen carefully to the pronunication and repeat back yourself.

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Week 3 – Rāhina – Monday

(page 33)

Listen to the sample dialogue between two people and repeat what you hear.

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Week 8 – Rāhina – Monday

(page 92/ 93)

Using the pictures in the Māori Made Easy book practice using the correct possessives.

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Week 24 – Rāapa – Wednesday

(page 256)

In this exercise we practice commands and use our body to illustrate waht is being asked.

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