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Childhood lesson, defining relative clauses tp7
Intermediate level


In this lesson, students will learn defining relative clauses through listening of four kids describe some words ( God, a dinosaur, an iceberg, a vet, a robber, a museum, autumn, a desert, and a jungle ) by themselves by using relative clauses. Ss will define that words by themselves. And through grammar practice through 3 exercises.


Abc New inside out intermediate
Abc Hand out

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification, practice and review of Relative clauses in the context of Childhood

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide product writing practice of a Rearrange
  • To provide detailed reading practice using a text about R in the context of Childhood
  • To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a Conversation in the context of C
  • To provide gist and specific information listening practice using a text about R in the context of Childhood


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

HO : Teacher tells students to look at the picture of the 5 kids, each kid will be defining something. So listen carefully and take your notes. ICQS : What do yo do ?, How many things are you listening for? (5), Are the kids describing them? (yes,) FB: T- will write 1-5 on the WB and have students come up and write them. Then as a WC will go over the answers.

Exposure (2-4 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

Teacher asks Ss to define 4 things on the list that kids didn't describe. They imagine that they are four years old children they work in pairs or groups . Each groups will pick a word ( a vet , autumn, a desert, a jungle ) and then they try to define its as a four years old child. Each group will tell the define to others and they try to guess what is the definition.

Clarification (8-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

Meaning : We use relative clauses to give additional information about something without starting another sentence. By combining sentences with a relative clause, your text becomes m3ore fluent and you can avoid repeating certain words. You can omit relative pronouns if it's the object of the verb. But ypo can't omit it if it's the subject of the verb. who : subject or object pronoun for people. Ex : A robber is a person. He takes toys a way Form :A robber is a person who takes toys a way. which :subject or object pronoun for animals and things. Ex : Iceberg is a place. Iceberg is very cold. Form :Iceberg is a place which is very cold. That : subject or object pronoun for people, animals and things in defining relative clauses (who or which are also possible). Ex : A robber is someone. He is in the middle of night. Form :A robber is someone that's in the middle of night. Ex : Iceberg is a sort of a big piece of ice. It cracks off a bigger piece. Form : Iceberg is asort of a big piece of ice that cracks off a bigger piece. Pronunciation : Teacher elicits it from Ss . Then she reads sentences for Ss and they repeat it.

Controlled Practice (2-6 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Ss answer the questions (1_3) in Ex1. In Ex2 Ss work with his / her partner. Read the definition (a_d) of words to do with childhood and follow the instructions(1_3)

Semi-Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

Ss answer Ex4 work with a partner. Put the words in the correct order to make questions about your memories of childhood. Then discuss questions (1_2).

Free Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Write sentences about your childhood by using relative clauses. Speak together about your childhood.

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