Defining and nondefining relative clauses
upperintermediate level
Description
Materials
Main Aims

To provide clarification and practice of Defining and nondefining relative clauses in the context of Magical novels
Subsidiary Aims

To provide clarification and practice of Books and reading in the context of Magical novels
Procedure (4559 minutes)
* Eliciting: Teacher starts by asking students questions to find out what they already know and what they don't : do you read books? What kind of books do you read? What are your favourites? Students try to give answers and guess the topic. Teacher, then, gives them a matching exercise (individual work). In pairs, students check their answers. After, the teacher gives the answer keys. She uses CCQs to check if students have understood the words or not.
Teacher asks if students know these books: "One hundred years of solitude" and "The house of the spirits". If so, teacher asks them to tell the class what they thought of them. Teacher divides the class into 2 groups. The first group read the first review, while the second read the second review. Students answer question 3.a p.32. Then, students listen to the audio and check their answers. Teacher gives the answer key.
Teacher asks students to do exercise 4.a/b p.33 in pairs. Teacher checks if students understand the difference between defining relative clauses and nondefining relative clauses. (Whole class Feedback)
Teacher asks students what do relative pronouns stand for: Who/that: persons where: places which/that: things whose: possessive when: times * Defining relative clauses vs nondefining relative clauses * Feedback and CCOs to check students understanding.
* In pairs, students complete exercise 4.b, c, d, and e P. 33 * Whole class correction.
* In pairs, students complete exercise 5.b p.33. * Whole class correction.
* Teacher divides the class into 2 groups: A & B * Group A works on exercise page 104 (SB) * Group B works on exercise page 107(SB) * After that, each pair of group A turns to work with other pairs of group B. They tell stories to each other, then they decide which story is the best. * Feedback