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Copy of Relative Clauses
B1 level


In this lesson, students will learn relative clauses by eliciting target language from a context about Steve Job's life.


Abc English File - Intermediate ST book , Pg 95 the reading text
Abc English File - Intermediate ST book , Pg 95 ex. a
Abc Relative Clauses form and meaning handouts
Abc matching cards
Abc relative clauses exercises handout
Abc A video on Youtube
Abc English File - Intermediate ST book , Pg 95 the reading text

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of relative clauses through eliciting target language from a paragraph about Steve Job's life.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of Steve Job's life


Lead-in (2-3 minutes) • To grab students interest to the context

The teacher tells students that they are going to watch a video about something related to technology and then he asks them to work in groups and find a suitable title for this short video.

Highlighting target language (5-6 minutes) • to elicit the marker sentence and write it on the board so every thing is ready for the next stage which is clarification

The teacher ask students about what they leaned with the previous teacher about the first computer made by Apple company. He asks them to look at the first sentence of the paragraph and tell him if they can see a pronoun, what kind of pronoun is it? Then he elicit the name "relative pronouns" and also elicit the other relative pronouns. Then he asks to read the paragraph and underline similar sentences with theses pronouns.

Clarification Stage (10-15 minutes) • To get ss to understand the meaning, pronunciation and form of the target language through the marker sentences

The teacher starts clarifying the marker sentences (meaning, form, pronunciation) and how we use the different uses of relative pronouns depending on the antecedent that comes before the relative clause. He can clarify 3 marker sentences and the rest will be given to students in the handouts

Controlled Practice (3-5 minutes) • To get ss to practice the target language in a very structured exercises

Teacher asks students to do the exercise.a on page 95 that is to put the correct the relative pronoun in the blank.

Semi-controlled practice (6-8 minutes) • to get students to practice the TL in a group work and get prepared for the next productive stage

The teacher divides the class into groups of 4 or 5 and gives them cut-out relative clauses to match with the other main clauses depending on meaning and what they learned in the clarification stage.

Freer practice (5-6 minutes) • To get ss to produce the TL in different kinds of daily conversation

The teacher gives students a handout that has some questions and main clauses asking students to complete and write relative clauses depending on the meaning they like. It's a freer practice so they can use different sentences and different relative pronouns wherever they want.

Board Rush game (4-5 minutes) • To get students to find the suitable relative pronouns accurately and quickly

The teacher may play this game in case he finished his tasks and still has some time to spend. The teacher sticks relative pronouns on WB and divides students into 3 groups according to their favorite team in Turkey which is something Turkish people really like. They fix 3 lines in front of the WB and T shows them a sentence that misses the relative pronoun. They have to run and catch the correct pronoun before their friends in the other teams so they get 1 point. They lose 1 point if they took a wrong pronoun. :(

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