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TP3_ Grammar
Upper-Intermediate level


To introduce and practice relative clauses.


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Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of Relative Clauses

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide gist reading practice using a text about Exotic civilization
  • To provide practice of language used for sentence structure


Lead-in (4-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Students will be presented with a set of statements describing a famous person or character. This statements will include relative clauses. They will work in pairs on breakout rooms and try and guess who the statements are talking about. After they will share their guesses with the entire class. 1. “This is a man who’s from the USA.” “I’m sure he’s someone everyone knows.” “He and his wife have a lot of power which they use to influence the whole world.” Answer: Barack Obama 2. “I am someone that solves crime.” “I wear a black suit and only come out at night.” “I have a car which helps me to move fast.” Answer: Batman 3. “ I am a famous singer who loves dancing.” “ I am someone that revolutionized the music industry.” “I sing about Billie Jean who is not my lover. Answer: Micheal Jackson

Exposure- Gist (5-8 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

Students will read a conversation and will have to answer general questions about the text. 1. Who is involved in the conversation? 2. What are they talking about? 3. Are they enjoying the topic?

Highlighting (5-8 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

Students will be presented with the same text with certain parts erased. From a word bank, they will have to complete the sentences with the right relative clause. Word-bank: that grow, who live, which you can see, which they use. Students will fill the gaps and then share via private message before OCFB

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

With a diagram I will explain meaning of WHO, WHICH, AND THAT using examples. For form I will show example sentences with their parts pointed out. I will then ask the students to mention the subject, relative pronoun, and verb or noun of each sentence.

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

Students will do an activity: Combine the TWO sentences to ONE, using a relative pronoun: WHO, WHICH, OR THAT. Students will check their answer in breakout rooms before sharing their answers with the entire class.

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

Activity: Choose the right words: who, which or that to complete the following relative clauses. Students will choose answer from multiple choice format and then will check their answers via private message. After students will share their answers for OPFB

Free Practice (4-5 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Using some relative clause examples, students will create a sentence using the options given.

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