This is the page to learn more about New Zealand culture by listening to Kiwis talk. Each Kiwi is passionate about something different. This video is about Rugby and in particular a famous New Zealand Rugby player.
Liam is passionate about Rugby and his video is below.

1. The clip will take a few minutes to download so read the questions. Check your results by clicking the button- Well how did I do? - after listening. Try the first time without looking at the transcipt!
Transcript means the words that Liam says.

2. If you are coming to New Zealand, you will need to get used to the Kiwi accent. If you are studying here, then listen to the way Liam says fillers like umm, arhh, etc and practise repeating them.
Look at the transcript again and look at WHERE Liam ...(pauses) to think about the best word and look for patterns in the text.  This helps you with your speaking because you know WHERE to stop and make the sound noise 'um/ah' etc in a sentence and WHERE to pause in a conversation.

3. Don't look at the transcript and make notes. I hope to have documents soon showing key words, mindmaps etc!

4. Read the transcript and listen  to the interview at the same time to increase your reading speed.

1. Colin Meads was
a) a farmer.
b) a farma.
c) a father.
d) None of the above.
2. Colin Meads used to run with
a) a sheet under each arm.
b) a ball under each arm.
c) a sheep under each arm.
d) a seat under each arm.
3.Liam thinks that Pine Tree Meads
a) was a good role model.
b) was a fast, strong, New Zealand Rugby player.
c) was a powerful, dominant Rugby player.
d) all of the above.
4. Colin Meads is
a) a teenager.
b) at least 45 years old.
c) in his thirties.
d) none of the above.
5. Colin Meads has very big hands.
a) True
b) False
c) Not Given
6. Liam is a Rugby player.
a) True
b) False
c) Not Given
7. Colin Meads likes pine trees.
a) True
b) False
c) Not Given