Dalia Khalifa Dalia Khalifa

defining relative clauses
Intermediate level


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Abc Cutting Edge, Intermediate

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of defining relative clauses in the context of technology.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide accuracy speaking practice in a conversation to practise using relative clauses.


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

Ss think of five items that are common today, but which didn't exist or were uncommon 20 years ago.

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

Ss get cutouts of lexical items and their definitions. Ss work in groups to match the items with the definitions. Ss are then perform group check and find out what the other group have done.

Highlighting (2-5 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

-T directs the ss attention to the first sentence in EX.2: -What is the grammar name for 'which'? Relative pronoun -Can you tell me other examples of relative pronouns? who/that/whose/where - SS are asked to underline the relative pronouns in Ex.2 individually then check in pairs. T provides an answer key. - Ss are directed to the grammar box where they try to discover the use of TL on their own

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

-T asks ss to choose a sentence with a relative pronoun from Ex. 2. -T highlights the use of relative pronouns and that they occur in a relative clause. -T elicits that relative pronouns add information to (refer to/ describe) places, people, and things. - T highlights 2 sentences that point out when relative pronouns must be used or can be omitted. ( no 4-7) - T highlights, models, and drills the pronunciation.

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

-Ss do Ex. 1a P. 88 - They work individually then check in pairs. -T provids an answer key.

Free Practice (10-15 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

- Ss do Ex. 3 P. 88. - ss are divided into 2 groups. -SS take turns testing each others groups.

Backup activity • Free practice on relative clauses

-T divides class into pairs - Each s chooses a picture which he/she has to explain to their partner using relative clauses. - ss then swap places

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