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Hey! Welcome to the Free Lessons Page! There are some N.Z. interactive games as well.

You need to have Acrobat Reader installed on your computer if you want any of these free downloadable lessons.

In 2017 the links are to fun activities in LearningApps.org.

2017

October vocabulary activities

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September Daylight Saving

Which countries have Daylight Saving in the world?

September mystery word

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August vocabulary activities

Vocabulary match, crossword, pronunciation of useful words for life in New Zealand in August.

Place names for New Zealand in August.

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Reading about New Zealand game - choose the best heading or what does the word(s) refer to? Correct? You win $$$$

Put the words about July into groups

July Mystery word puzzle

How has climate and geography shaped New Zealand's resources? Read then click the button on the map. Click 'Confirm' to check your answer.

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Learn about June in New Zealand with an 'Odd Man Out' quiz

Learn about June in New Zealand with a crossword with 2 mystery words

Cold word building - choose the best word (compound noun), idiom or phrase.

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Learn about May in New Zealand with a quiz

May Crossword

May information comprehension

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Interactive fun learning:

April Easter Text - non-religious for reference words

April Easter Text comprehension

April in New Zealand high frequency vocabulary match

April Crossword

April vocabulary memory game

 

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March matching vocabulary interactive game

March matching vocabulary interactive game 2

 

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February comprehension

Vocabulary match for February

 

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January vocabulary match pictures to meaning - interactive game

Uncover the picture by choosing word categories - group competition

It Starts with... interactive crossword puzzle

Here is the free lesson for January (hard copy). January Puzzles

Each box is a letter. What is each word? There are two word puzzles. They start easy and get harder. Download it (click the yellow January free lesson pdf link). Print out January Puzzles, then ask a Kiwi to help you find the answers.(New Zealanders don't usually like to help you with grammar but they will help you learn about our culture!)

Answers to January Puzzles
Mystery Words (vertical):
Happy New Year

Horizontal (across) puzzle answers:

1. sunbathe
2. beach
3. opossum
4. sheep
5. January

6. anniversary
7. Vegemite - Kiwis think it is better than Marmite but Australians disagree!
8. swim
9. holiday
10. festival
11. garden
12. sunscreen

 

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2016

Here is the latest free lesson for December - hard copy only.

Decemberpdf

It is a word puzzle. They start easy and get harder. Download it (click the yellow December free lesson pdf link), then ask a Kiwi to help you find the answers.(New Zealanders don't usually like to help you with grammar but they will help you learn about our culture!)

Here are the answers.December answers

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Interactive October free lessons

September apps pin code 9311

Here is the old style free lesson for September. September free lesson pdf.

Vocabulary Practice: M?stery Words

Going down (vertical) is the mystery word and going across (horizontal) are other words to guess.

Ask a Kiwi to help you find the answers.(New Zealanders don't usually like to help you with grammar but they will help you learn about our culture!)

Answers to M?stery Word Find for September (BLOSSOMS):

BLOSSOMS goes down.

  • BYO.  This is often on invitations to parties and means bring your own food and drink .
  • Plum.
  • Latest fashion.
  • Shower.
  • Flowers.
  • Equinox.  This is when day and night are equal time and the official date for the start of spring.
  • Mating.  This is where the word mate comes from.  Your mate is your friend but in the animal world it means the joining to make offspring (babies).
  • Spring.

Here are the free lessons for August which are interactive:

Vocabulary match 1

Vocabulary match 2

Mystery Word

Pronunciation of sentence match

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Here are the free lessons for July which are interactive:

Mystery word for July

Word building with ice - this is a group game

Word building with house

See July 2015 (scroll down) for downloads of printable activities.

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June vocabulary review 2

Fire word building game - this is for a group game

June mystery words

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May vocabulary review: match the image and high frequency word(s)

May vocabulary review 2: match the image and high frequency word(s)

Mystery Words for May: Click on the number to see the hint. All the words contribute one letter each to the mystery word(s)

Word find for Public holidays and Special Days in New Zealand: Highlight the words. They are horizontal, vertical or diagonal but not back to front.

Here is another free lesson for May: May free lesson pdf

It is a puzzle.

It Starts with.....
Each word starts with the letter in the box. Each space is a letter. What is each word?

Download the yellow link, then ask a Kiwi to help you find the answers. (New Zealanders don't usually like to help you with grammar but they will help you learn about our culture!)

Here are the answers for May /It Starts with....
feijoa, fortnight, fishing
sort out, showery, southerly
hot springs, horseriding, hang around
cool, citrus flowers, chestnut
netball, nuts, nightie

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Vocabulary memory

Match the word and image

Here is the free downloadable lesson for April: April free lesson pdf

There are a few puzzles. They get harder as you work down the page. Download it, then ask a Kiwi to help you find the answers. (New Zealanders don't usually like to help you with grammar but they will help you learn about our culture!)

Here are the answers. April Puzzle It out answers

 

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The Throw Away Your Dictionary March festival pdf.

This is for e-pub and iBook Weather...Or Not March.

Here is the free lesson for March. March Holiday wordfind

Download it (click the yellow March Holiday Wordfind link), then ask a Kiwi to help you find the answers. (New Zealanders don't usually like to help you with grammar but they will help you learn about our holidays!)
The words about holidays go across, down and diagonally up and down.
Here are the answers for March: March wordfind answers

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Here is the free lesson for February: a matching high frequency February in NZ vocabulary activity.

 

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Here is the free lesson for November:

Click right. November free lesson pdf It is a word puzzle.

Download November free lesson (click the yellow November free lesson pdf link), then ask a Kiwi to help you find the answers. (New Zealanders don't usually like to help you with grammar but they will help you learn about our culture!)

Answers:

Sentence in the asparagus: Have you put a bet on a horse in the Melbourne Cup?

Unscramble the letters in each word of the sentence:

1. Have you tried fresh asparagus yet?

2. St. Andrew's Day is at the end of the month so you may hear the sound of Scottish bagpipes.

The words are not in order in the sentence:

1. I can recommend a good insect repellent for sandflies.

2. Did you see the marching girls in the Auckland Santa Parade last Sunday?

Sentence in the box:

Make a bonfire for Guy Fawkes.

You need to have Acrobat Reader installed on your computer if you want any of these free lessons.

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October free lesson pdf

1. It is twenty useful words for October. Print out and match the pictures and word(s) -above link- with the definition to help learn the meanings.

2. Also this month is the Aotearoa cloud chart. Aotearoa means the land of the long white cloud and the chart helps you to learn about the future weather from the clouds. Aotearoa Cloud Chart.

Cirrus clouds are thin and wispy. They form above 10 000m and can signal rain.

Cirro-cumulus are high ice clouds which warn that the weather is going to be cold.

Alto cumulus look like a pile of small greyish-white clouds jumbled together.

Cumulo-nimbus clouds can tower 20 000m into the sky. They produce rain, snow, hail or thunderstorms.

A smooth layer of grey overcast nimbus clouds often bring rain or snow.

Cumulus clouds form in fulffy white heaps. Small ones are a sign of fine weather on the way.

Strato-cumulus is a lumpy sheet of rounded clouds which may bring light falls of rain.

Stratus are low thick sheets of fog-like cloud covering the sky. They often bring drizzle.

 

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Here is the free lesson for September. September free lesson pdf.

Vocabulary Practice: M?stery Words

Going down (vertical) is the mystery word and going across (horizontal) are other words to guess.

Ask a Kiwi to help you find the answers.(New Zealanders don't usually like to help you with grammar but they will help you learn about our culture!)

Answers to M?stery Word Find for September (BLOSSOMS):

BLOSSOMS goes down.

  • BYO.  This is often on invitations to parties and means bring your own food and drink .
  • Plum.
  • Latest fashion.
  • Shower.
  • Flowers.
  • Equinox.  This is when day and night are equal time and the official date for the start of spring.
  • Mating.  This is where the word mate comes from.  Your mate is your friend but in the animal world it means the joining to make offspring (babies).
  • Spring.
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Here is the free lesson for August.

Click the yellow August free lesson pdf above to download it. You need to print it out. I can't find time to upgrade to something more interactive. Soon....

Download it (click the yellow 'August free lesson pdf' link), then ask a Kiwi to help you find the answers.(New Zealanders don't usually like to help you with grammar but they will help you learn about our culture!)


Vocabulary Practice: It Starts with....There are fifteen parts in this puzzle. The words always start with the letter on the left. One space is one letter. The meaning or hint is on the right.

Answers to It Starts with.... for August:

Answers to It Starts with.... (for August)

F: freezing, flea market, falcoln B: bud, bare, Bluff oyster

S: squall, sluggish T: tramping, thermal underwear

H: hardy, hockey C: changeable, charity, chatter

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Here is the free lesson for July.

Download this pdf July vocabulary by clicking it.

It is a mini-dictionary of useful words for July. Print out two of them. Cut one of them into the squares and match the correct picture to the meaning. Use the other one to check.

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Here is the free lesson for June: June free lesson pdf

There are eighteen words and parts of two expressions related to wet weather in this puzzle.The words only go left to right or down and seven go diagonally.
Download it (click the yellow June free lesson pdf link), then ask a Kiwi to help you find the answers.(New Zealanders don't usually like to help you with grammar but they will help you learn

about our culture!)

Answers to the Vocabulary Practice: Wet weather wordfind
across:
cats and dogs
drizzling
cyclones
gales
isolated
easing
hosing down
umbrella

down:
lightning
puddles
hail
tornado
downpour
spittingdiagonal: rainbow
waterproof
developing
thunderstorm
rain
shower

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The Throw Away Your Dictionary March festival pdf.

This is for e-pub and iBook Weather...Or Not March.

Here is the free lesson for March. March Holiday wordfind

Download it (click the yellow March Holiday Wordfind link), then ask a Kiwi to help you find the answers. (New Zealanders don't usually like to help you with grammar but they will help you learn about our holidays!)
The words about holidays go across, down and diagonally up and down.
Here are the answers for March: March wordfind answers

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Here is the free lesson for February. February Beach Wordfind

Here are the answers for February: February wordfind answers