Defining Relative Clause
To provide practice and review of defining relative clause in the context of a text called 'Man on Wire'. This section is both review and practice as I expect some students to be familiar with this structure, and by the end of the lesson, they should be able to use defining relative clause in their speech with more facility.
To provide accuracy and fluency speaking practice in a discussion in the context of movie.
Procedure (22-35 minutes)
Ss try to remember the context of the reading passage they studied in the previous lesson and I guide them to using relative clause in their description. For example, they will be guided to sat that Man on Wire was the story of a man who walked on wire between two towers.
the T gives the SS two pieces of paper and they try to complete some incomplete sentences from the previous passage using relative pronouns of different types in pairs.
Then the students are given a copy of the passage to locate the sentences and check their answers in pairs.
Ss see a number of sentences on the board and CCQs are presented. does relative clause provide main information? what/who does the relative pronoun refer to? after that the form is introduced or elicited. T will tell the Ss where each pronoun is used and how and the fact that if relative clause is followed by a noun or pronoun, it can be removed.
T gives the students SS some pieces of paper on which the relative pronoun is lacking and students must complete them in groups followed by a reformulating exercise in which they rewrite some sentences using relative clause in groups.
T asks each student to define something or someone. For example a S is asked to define a good hospital, and they might say: a good hospital is a place where there are good facilities for patients.
T asks the students to speak about their favorite movie to their partners and in their discussion they need to include information about the movies characters, plot, and their favorite scenes, during which they are monitored and their errors are identified and presented after the discussion.