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NEW Free stuff (of course other pages are updated too:

Free: January, iBooks- download from the iTunes store

(Other months in the same series are NZ$2 each)

'Throw Away Your Dictionary!' pdf of the textbook with all units 1-10

Download and print out or just write your answers on your own screen or paper.

'Keeping Culture in Mind!' Units: Entry, 1-6, Exit (End of NZ summer, autumn, start of winter)

Keeping Culture In Mind too! Units: Entry, 1-6, Exit (NZ winter, spring and start of summer)

For individual units and other related quizzes for the 'Keeping Culture in Mind' series click the link below:

About Culture

These book units about culture are FREE RESOURCES and now also incorporated into 12 new iBooks

(and all 12 e-pubs coming later.)

Note to Teachers: Creative Commons copyright -this means attribute my name and website please!


Heaps of Quizlet vocabulary sets- search for YVONZ

Fun ways to learn language

Learn about June in New Zealand (for fast reading practice and pronunciation practice watch the video)

June is the first month of our winter.  In June 2019, Queen’s Birthday starts the month.  It is a long weekend with Monday as a holiday.  There was a magnificent storm to start the weekend with snowfall throughout the mountain areas of New Zealand, thunder, lightning, hailstones and heavy rain.  Sometimes it is fine with a beautiful blue clear sky so any planned festivities for this weekend or short holidays away might be OK.  It rains a lot more now and it is cool or cold.

The shortest day is on the 21st so the sunset is at 5pm and from then on the days get longer (hooray!) and the nights get shorter. 

New Zealander's also celebrate Matariki (Maori New Year) and often combine it with Arbor Day, planting trees and having fun.

See this month's activities for more information or free lesson for some apps about New Zealand culture.


This site always has new stuff every month so come back soon.

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Listen to Paula talk about mountain climbing:

Paula A.


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