Events, Defining & Non-defining Relative Clauses
B1+ - B2 High Intermediate level
The students will be better able to use defining and non-defining relative clauses in the context of events
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 (38-45 minutes)
Tell ss to look at the questions on the top their handouts.
-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.
- T plays the audio and have the learners check their answers
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
-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.