Soroush Soroush

Defining Relative Clause
Intermediate level


Abc Gap-fill handouts
Abc pictures of the structures and form of the sentence they see on the board
Abc Projector
Abc Whiteboard
Abc A copy of the text called Man on Wire
Abc rewriting sentence handouts

Main Aims

  • 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.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide accuracy and fluency speaking practice in a discussion in the context of movie.


Warmer/Lead-in (2-4 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

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.

Exposure (3-5 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

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.

Highlighting (1-2 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

Then the students are given a copy of the passage to locate the sentences and check their answers in pairs.

Clarification (5-7 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

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.

Controlled Practices (3-5 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

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.

Semi-Controlled Practice (4-6 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

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.

Free Practice (4-6 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

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.

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