Souhayel Weslety Souhayel Weslety

Intermediate level


In this lesson, ss will learn about relative clauses and some of the relative pronouns.


Abc Jumbled words
Abc Projector
Abc WB
Abc 2 pictures of a hot air balloon
Abc Game material 2
Abc Game material 1
Abc 2 pictures of a techie and a technophobe
Abc HO1

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of relatives clauses in the context of technology

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of the game


Pre teach (3-4 minutes) • Elicit words related to the next reading task

Show the ss a pic of a person who looks afraid of his computer. Elicit words related to TL: technophobe "Does he like technology?" No "Does he use technology?" No "Will he use technology in the future?" Maybe/Probably no Elicit words related to TL: techie "Does he like technology?" yes "Does he use technology?" yes "Will he use technology in the future?" yes/probably

Reading task (5-6 minutes) • Read for gist

Ss read the words and try to match them with their definitions.

Language clarification (10-12 minutes) • Clarify meaning of different relative pronouns

"What does who refer to?" person "What does which refer to?" thing "What does that refer to?" person/thing Ss fill in 2a and 2b of the LA box "What do you notice about this sentence?" whose "What comes after whose?" noun Ss fill in 2c of the LA box Clarify the meaning of "possession" if necessary Ss discuss in groups question 2 in the box clarify when the the relative pronoun can be omitted in a sentence.

Controlled practice (4-5 minutes) • Ensure ss know where to place some the relative pronouns

6 ss make a line holding scrambled words/phrases and the seated ss have to identify the pronoun to be used and then put them in the right order.

Freer practice (12-15 minutes) • Provide opportunities for ss to practice the use of relative pronouns orally.

Tell ss to imagine they are on a hot air balloon and that all of them have jobs. Tell ss that the balloon was pierced and that we need to throw one person. I demonstrate how it is played and insist on using the relative pronouns. Hand ss cards of their jobs and tell them not to share them with their peers. Ss start playing.

L/C feedback (1-3 minutes) • Help ss recognise their mistakes and correct them.

Delayed feedback on the language used, particularly that of relative pronouns.

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