Yousra Thabet Yousra Thabet

Intermediate level


In this lesson, students will practice defining relative clauses through a text-based presentation of vocabulary and definitions. Students will practice linking people and things to their descriptions using relative pronouns.


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Main Aims

  • By the end of this lesson, Ss. will be practicing using relative pronouns to link clauses of defining and describing people and technology-related devices/things.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of the following vocabulary: an anti-virus, broadband, the internet, cyberspace, a mouse, a techie, a technophobe. in the context of Technology.


Lead-in (2-2 minutes) • To prepare students for the subject of the lesson and elicit their previous knowledge of the words "techie" and "technophobe"

Students look at two cartoonish pictures from the ppt. slide of "a techie" and "a technophobe", students are encouraged to comment on the two people in the pictures and how they feel about technology.

Reading Task (Game) (3-5 minutes) • To encourage students' to be more engaging and stimulate their previous knowledge of the vocabulary by matching game.

 Set background music for 3-5 minutes to cue the start and end of the activity.  Students are divided into groups of 3, each group should match words to their descriptions.  When the music stops. Groups share their answers.  Vocabulary is put on the board, clarifying meaning (if needed), wrong stress, pronunciation and form.

Language Analysis/Clarification (7-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

 Students look at another slide on the ppt. file with a picture of “a technophobe” and a “mouse”.  Elicit the two target language sentences of the two pictures: 1- A technophobe is a person who doesn’t like machines. 2- A mouse is a small object which gives instructions to computers.  Asking CCQs about both sentences.  Drill both forms in groups and individually.  Write both sentences on the board and highlighting stress and intonation.

Controlled Practice (7-8 minutes) • To provide students with practice of the target language

Students are handed printed adopted material of exercise 1-b page 82. Students are required to form 5 sentences in pairs using "who", "which" or "that".

Freer Practice (10-10 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target language in the form of a productive skill

Students are divided into pairs. Each pair is handed one sheet of paper with 2 pictures to describe people and items in the picture. Monitor students and then give them open class feedback.

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