Grammar - Relative Clauses
Upper Intermediate level
To provide review, clarification and practice of relative clauses in the context of talking about famous people, places and things.
To provide clarification of defining and non-defining relative clauses.
To provide clarification of the correct form of the relative clauses and the use of relative pronouns.
Procedure (37-45 minutes)
T shows on Jamboard seven pictures of famous people and elicits SS to say whay they know know about them. T gives SS an example with a short sentence by introducing the use of some words with relative clauses.T asks SS provide any information about people of the pictures. T asks SS some CCQs to introduce them to the topic: "What we use to give information about someone or something?", "We use this to combine clauses without repeting information". SS answer the questions. T conducts OCFB. 5 minutes.
T shows on Jamboard the form of Relative Clauses and provide two sentences in order to explain the meaning and types of Relative Clauses. T elicits SS with a guide discovery to understand by themselves the target of language. CCQs will be asked here: "Which sentence provides essential and which one extra information about Davi's mother?", "Which sentence uses a relative pronoun?", "Which sentence uses the comma?", "Which sentence is formal and which one is informal?". The whole class, found the type of relative clause for each sentence. T asks SS work in pairs in breakout rooms in order to reinforce the meaning of relative pronouns for coming productive tasks. T conducts OCFB and check the answers. 10 minutes.
T shares SS a worksheet on Google Docs to be completed in pairs in breakout rooms. The exercise is a text which has to be completed by writing in relative pronouns. T conducts OCFB to review the answers. 8 minutes. T provides SS another worksheet for more controlled practice, in pairs in breakout rooms, SS will match and write sentences containing a relative clause (defining or non-defining). T conducts OCFB to review the answers. 8 minutes.
T shows SS a Speaking task to be worked in pairs. SS have to describe their favorite city using the language of the lesson: relative clauses. SS discuss in breakout rooms for 3 minutes. T conducts OCFB and feedback. 7 minutes.