Meltem Meltem

Relative Clauses
Upper-intermediate level


In this lesson, students learn about relative clauses through a Test Teach Test approach. First,the students' knowledge on relative pronouns and relative clauses will be tested. Students have 10 minutes to work individually on Quizizz to answer the questions. Then, based on the problems seen, the teacher plans and presents the target language. Then the learners do another test on Socrative to practice the new language. Again teacher monitors closely and offers whole class feedback just for the areas students still seem to have problems with. At the end of the lesson there is a free practice in which students first guess the meaning of words given by using relative clauses. Then Ss talk about the important things in their life by revealing the keywords just like the Ts model. Another freer practice is having students speaking about a picture making a sentence as long as possible by using relative clauses (if time left).


Abc Free Practice Handout
Abc Lead-in Pictures

Main Aims

  • To provide review, clarification and practice of relative clauses

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide accuracy and fluency speaking practice in a conversation


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

Show Ss 2 pictures of 2 different parks. Ask Ss which park they like best. Elicit answers such as: "I like the park that/which has a bridge."

Test #1 (6-9 minutes) • To gauge students' prior knowledge of the target language

Tell Ss that they are going to work individually on Quizizz. Direct them to the website to take the first test. Inform Ss that they have 7 min to complete the task. Monitor on the screen closely and write down Ss's common mistakes (Quizizz provide instant and detailed feedback for each question and every student).

Teach (6-9 minutes) • To clarify areas of the target language where students had difficulty in the first test stage

Go over the points Ss had problems with during the Test 1 (in-put is tightly connected to the 1st test's results). Try to elicit the information from students during this process.

Test #2 (6-9 minutes) • Check students' use of the target language again and compare with the first test

Tell Ss that they are going to work alone again on Socrative this time . Direct them to website to take the second test. Monitor closely and FB just for the areas Ss had problems with during the Test 2.

Free practice (10-13 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

project "4-Fee practice .1st projection" Ask Ss: -What do you think Maşuk means? (Maşuk is the name of the bird THAT/ WHICH we have as a pet) -What do you think Tartu means? (Tartu is the place WHERE I studied as a graduate student) -How about 2010? (2010 is the year WHEN I started teaching) - How about Verena & Ayşe? (They are the persons WHO / WHOM I traveled with the most.) Tell Ss that they are going to do the same. Instructions: -Write down some of the most important things in your life (people, places, dates, etc) - First Ss guess what these things are for the teacher - While guessing they have to use relative clauses. Then give Ss the handouts including the example projected on the screen (about the teacher) while Ss mingle (in two groups in breakout rooms) and speak. Monitor and offer WC FB at the end if mistakes are noticed.

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