Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Ready for CAE p 140. Polynesian Tattoos. Extra Listening



TATTOING

1. Who do Hawaiian tattoos share a kinship with?

2. Who is the ancient art of tattooing thriving among?

3. What do tattoos define in Polynesian society?

4. What do Hawaiians think the right tattoos protect you from?

5. What does enduring your first tattoo mean for a Polynesian?

6. What instruments are used in Polynesia?

7. What were the teeth made from in the old days?




8. What does Tata mean? What about u?

9. Who were the first westerners to use the word tattoo?

10. When will they eat what Isaia and his crew are preparing?

11. How far back do the symbols the reporter want tattooed on his body date?


KEY

TATTOING
1. Who do Hawaiian tattoos share a kinship with?
The moko of New Zealand.
2. Who is the ancient art of tattooing thriving among?
Among tatoo artists dedicated to bringing back the old traditions.
3. What do tattoos define in Polynesian society?
They define your role in society, they tell who you are, what you do, battles you've won, men you've killed
4. What do Hawaiians think the right tattoos protect you from?
It's like a shield that protects you from bodily harm and evil spirits.
5. What does enduring your first tattoo mean for a Polynesian?
For an adolescent it is a rite of passage into adulthood.
6. What instruments are used in Polynesia?
The nifo and a striking stick.
7. What were the teeth made from in the old days?
• a bird's beak
• a boar's tooth
• barbs from a fish tail
8. What does Tata mean?
Repeatedly done by hand.
What about u?
Color.
9. Who were the first westerners to use the word tattoo?
English sailors travelling through Polynesia in the 18th century.
10. When will they eat what Isaia and his crew are preparing?
Not until his tatoo is done.
11. How far back do the symbols the reporter want tattooed on his body date?
More than 2,000 years.

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