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Levels 7 and 8 table

At levels 7 and 8 - review and enrich knowledge and experience of all the forms previously introduced. Aim for your learners to thoroughly understand the major structures of Māori. Include the following:

  • A good understanding of the full range of subordinate clauses: adverbial clauses, complement or noun clauses, and relative (adjective) clauses.
  • The ability to both recognise and produce a full range of structures in spoken Māori.
  • The ability to both recognise and produce a full range of structures in written Māori.
  • A developing ability to talk about the structure of Māori, using appropriate metalanguage or technical terms.
  • A wide range of idiomatic expressions – you may wish to refer to Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori, 1999. He Kohinga Kīwaha. Wellington: Reed, as a source of these.
  • A good understanding of the typical differences between spoken and written Māori.
  • A more sophisticated knowledge of the range of types of spoken and written texts in Māori, both formal and informal, and how these are structured (for example: waiata, karanga, whaikōrero but also the structure of typical communicative events such as pōhiri, tangihanga, meetings).
  • The ability to produce a wide range of text types in Māori with flair and accuracy.

Levels 7 and 8

References to Harlow, 2001

Harlow pages

References to Head, 1989 (available online)

Head pages

Adverbial clauses of time: review those introduced at levels 5 and 6, and introduce the remaining types here Clauses of time 239-244    
Adverbial phrases and clauses - review all types.
Provide learners with rich opportunities to notice the range of ways in which adverbial information is conveyed in both written and spoken texts, and to identify which types of form convey different adverbial meaning (for example: time, place, manner, purpose, etc.)
Adverbial clauses Nominalisations 239-257 206-215    
Relative clauses - introduce the possessive strategy The possessive strategy 269    
Relative clauses based on objects Relative clauses summary table
relative clauses based on objects
272 272-274    
Relative clauses - headless Headless relative clauses 274-276    
Complement (noun) clauses: subordinate clauses which are used as the subject or object of a verb Complement clauses 235-239    
Other items        
Introduce a range of idiomatic expressions, for example: me kore ake ‘to be fortunate’
Me kore ake a Manu hei hoa mōku.

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