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Language Focus 1: Defining relative clauses
B1 level


In this lesson, students will practice using relative clauses in the context of defining relative clauses. They will learn about every day items and will not only be able to illicit everyday items via the T but also encourage them to think of words that they can spell and are familiar with. There will will be a semi - controlled practise getting the Ss to illicit ideas and pw/gw to match words with sentences. they will then in pairs look at the sentences again and find relative pronouns, they will choose out of two options the correct rule and finish with a game of my choice.


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Main Aims

  • To define relative clauses through exercises of everyday objects and places.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To re-iterate relative clauses to the class using various methods


To engage students to think about things that may exist today but were not around 20 years ago. (5-10 minutes) • to set the lesson context through eliciting

to get students to think about the things that exist now but weren't around 20 years ago. using the WB i will get each student to think about what maybe around now that wasn't here 20 years ago. so maybe get a few ideas and then get them into pairs and to compete with each other to think of 10 items.

Exposure (15-25 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

They will be familiar with some relative clauses i expect but we will get them to enhance their knowledge in regards to this area. they will become more familiar with words like who, which, where and whose.i will also check there spelling and pronunciation as added extras.

Highlighting (2-4 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

the language here to understand is relative clauses and when they should be used.

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

i will use examples and the workbook to ensure all students understand what relative clauses are about and how they can be used.

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

to define what relative clauses are and how they can be used. Ss must be able to know what they are and when to use them in everyday language. Grammer here is very important and they must be aware of words such as where, who, whose and which.the difference between subject and object as well as active and passive must be known to the students.

Semi-Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

The students will match the words with sentences in pairs and discuss what it may have been like to not have those things that today they take for granted. To give examples of real life situations where a life was saved and where a life wasn't saved. to make students realise the importance of what they have now and how important it is.

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

here a game will be set for the students to think about and write 10 items they have today which weren't around 20 years ago.some fun to get the students in the groove.

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