The listening and speaking exercises on the podcast have been designed to support the development of your oral and listening skills, and give you additional practice with the vocabulary and sentence patterns of the particular chapter you are working on, as well as revising language material already covered. With these recordings, you can work at your own pace. The dialogues that begin each chapter of Te Kākano have been recorded to enable you to hear and imitate the correct pronunciation, intonation, and stress, and to learn the language and meanings of the dialogues. For each exercise, listen to, and follow carefully, any instructions that you are given prior to a particular exercise. Many of the exercises will require you to look at accompanying visual material like illustrations or word lists.
In learning new language you should make sure that you understand the grammar or usage point before attempting a particular exercise. This is the first step in adding new language items to your spoken and written Māori language repertoire. Each of these grammar or usage points is explained in the relevant chapter of your textbook. Then the second step is to practise the new language. These exercises will help you do that. The third important step is to put them into practice by talking or writing to other people. You should seek out opportunities to communicate in Māori with other learners and with native speakers.