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Events, Defining & Non-defining Relative Clauses
B1+ - B2 High Intermediate level

Description

In this lesson, ss review the relative clause structures and identify the differences between defining and non-defining relative clauses through discovery method.

Materials

Abc Hand-out

Main Aims

  • The students will be better able to use defining and non-defining relative clauses in the context of events

Subsidiary Aims

  • The students will be better able to speak fluently in an informative speaking in the context of expertise
  • The students will be better able to listen for specific information through a listening practice using a text about news in the context of memorable events

Procedure

Warmer/Lead-in (3-4 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Tell ss to look at the questions on the top their handouts.

Exposure (5-6 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text

-T tells ss to take a look at the 3 newspaper articles on their handout and complete the gaps with the given phrases in the box above the text in 4 minutes. - T tells ss to check their answers with their pairs and together justify their answers.

Highlighting (2-3 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

- T plays the audio and have the learners check their answers

Clarification (5-6 minutes) • To clarify the meaning and form of the target language

- T tells ss to look at the grammar section on the second page. - T tells ss to underline the relative pronoun in the newspaper articles. - T tells ss to look at the sentences the second grammar practice. T asks ss to identify if the relative pronouns can be omitted in the sentences or not. - T tells ss that there is a relative pronoun that can be omitted in the newspaper articles and find them.

Controlled Practice (4-5 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

- T tells ss to look at the first exercise of the practice stage. T instructs ss to fill in the gaps in the activity with the appropriate relative pronouns if necessary.

Semi-Controlled Practice (4-5 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

- T tells ss to look at the last practice activity on their handouts. - T tells ss to combine given sentences with the appropriate relative pronouns. - Then, ss peer check their answers.

Free Practice (15-16 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

-T tells ss to write down at least one topic that they're interested, on a small piece of paper. T also tells them to find interesting or funny topics. - T collects all the slips of paper. T asks for a volunteer to choose a topic from the pile T introduces him as the world's most popular "blah blah" expert. - The ss are to deliver a speech on their assigned subject and answer the questions of the others. - T tells students that made-up answers are more than welcome in the classroom. Students are to look confident and never hesitate to give precise numbers.

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