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Relative clauses - Anil Kara TP8
Intermediate level


In this lesson, students learn about defining relative clauses through PPP in the context of travelling.


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Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of relative clauses in the context of travelling

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide accuracy speaking practice in a discussion in the context of travelling


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

T shows a few pictures of a person that is travelling and meeting new people. T asks the Ss what they think of the pictures (where is he? - what's he doing? - how does he feel? - what's his job?) and discuss in pairs. Then there is a brief WC discussion.

Exposure / highlighting (8-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

Ss are given a reading text about the person in the pictures. The text is about the places he visited and people he has met and contains relative clauses. T asks a gist question and asks Ss to go over the text quickly and then discuss with partners. Then, T points to the first sentence in the text and underlines the relative clause. T asks the Ss if it's a question word or not and elicits some answers. Then Ss underline the rest of the words that are similar (relative clauses).

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

T writes 3 sentences on the board from the text with each of the relative clauses (who, where, which). T clarifies the meaning with CCQs and drills the pronunciation (w sound). Form is clarified by breaking the sentences into two separate sentences and CCQs.

Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

T splits the class into groups of three. Each group is given papers with some sentences and relative clauses. Ss bring the sentences and clauses together to form sentences. Then, one person from each group comes to the board and puts a few sentences on the board. (Optional) T writes 4 pairs of sentences on the board and Ss connect the sentences using relative clause (who, which, where)

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

T writes three sentences on the board (It's someone who.... It's something which... It's somewhere where...) and asks a student to guess what object, place or person it is. If the S can't get it right, T gives extra information with relative clauses. After modelling, T asks the Ss to write down their own sentences individually. Next, T splits the class into groups of three and tells the Ss to tell each other their sentences and try to guess what it is. At the end, partners will talk about their guesses and what the object / person / place was.

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