Unit Worksheets

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Studying in New Zealand
Discussion, reading and speaking activities to assist with day-to-day interactions with school, including reporting an absence, phoning to make appointment with a teacher, reading a note from school and writing a note to the teacher.

A note from school | 2 A note to the teacher | 3 School invoice | 4 School subjects |
Useful verbs | 6 Reporting a child absence | 7 Making an appoinment with a teacher

A place to live
Discussion, reading and speaking activities with the focus on living in NZ. Activities include writing a letter of complaint, organising repair, and finding out about community activities and what happens at your local community centre.

Places in your neighbourhood | 2 Community centres | 3 Community activities |
Getting repairs done | 5 A letter of complaint

Buying and selling in New Zealand
Reading and speaking activities with a focus on shopping. This unit includes activities to teach the language of shopping, to find your way around the supermarket, and to use the newspaper to buy and sell.

Shops and shopping | 2 Supermarket layout | 3 Asking for help in the supermarket | 4 Where do you find these things in the supermarket? | 5 Different ways of paying | 6 Useful language for shopping | 7 Countable and uncountable nouns | 8 Using the newspaper to buy and sell (Reading) | 9 Using the newspaper to buy and sell (Activity)

Living in New Zealand
A  running dictation activity based on living in NZ.
Understanding a weather forecast

Using the phone
Reading and speaking activities with a focus on using the phone This unit outlines the basic phone conversations and includes useful telephone language.
1 Phone dialogue | 2 Useful language in telephone expressions

Reading the newspaper
A teaching activity that explores the different parts of a newspaper article.
Reading the newspaper

At the bank and post shop
Discussion and reading, matching and split dictation activities with a focus on the bank and postshop. This unit includes a list of useful language.

1 At the post shop (Reading) | 2 At the post shop (Activity) | 3 Banking dialogue |
4 Useful language for banking

Healthcare
Reading and speaking activities with a focus on healthcare. This unit includes steps for making doctor’s appointment, a survey and a list of useful language.

1 What’s the matter? | 2 Steps in making a doctor’s appointment |
3 Making a doctor’s appointment | 4 Visiting the doctor |
5 Useful language for healthcare