Tramping With Moira


Welcome to the new video quiz pages.
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 tramping. Moira is passionate about tramping in New Zealand and her video is below.

Soon I will add more new video clips about Rugby, scuba diving, carving and mountain climbing so keep coming back!!


1. Read the questions first. They start easy and get harder! Check your answers - Well how did I do? - after listening once. Try the first time without looking at the transcipt ! Listen and try again.
(Transcript means the words that Bill 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 Moira uses 'so' to show result and says fillers like arhh and practise repeating them.
Look at the transcript again and look at WHERE Moira ...(pauses) to think about the best word.  This helps you with your speaking because you know WHERE to stop and make the sound noise 'um/arh' etc in a sentence and WHERE to pause in a conversation. Moira also uses gesture and her hands a lot to help you with meaning. Try guessing the meaning from her gestures and hands before you use a dictionary.

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.


Quicktime movie - 3MB - Click to play

1. Moira
a) tells you the meaning of tramping.
b) says why she likes tramping.
c) shows how to put on a backpack.
d) All of the above.
2. If you are a tramper, you
a) wear special clothes and boots.
b) are fit.
c) sometimes like to live in the bush for a few days.
d) All of the above.
3. A hut
a) is a place to stay in the city.
b) hasn't got a mattress.
c) has everything there for you.
d) is none of the above.
4. Moira's backpack
a) is bigger than her.
b) always bumps onto her head.
c) sits above her bottom.
d) hasn't got straps or soft patches.
5. 'pop it on' means put something on quickly now.
a) True
b) False
c) Not Given
6. The backpack is light.
a) True
b) False
c) Not Given
7. It's not important how you wear the backpack.
a) True
b) False
c) Not Given