Marina Marina

TP 3_LP_ Marina Arca
Upper Intermediate level


In this lesson, students will learn relative clauses in the context of celebrations.


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Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of Relative Clauses in the context of celebrations

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of descriptions


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

I will ask my students to read a very short description and quickly think of two questions:

Exposure (3-4 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

I will ask my students to listen to a text, complete missing info and answer to a simple question about the paragraphs. Audio:

Highlighting (2-4 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

I will ask ss to underline examples of the TL in the text

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

MEANING I will ask SS some CCQ for SS to identify meaning. Questions 1 and 2: FORM: I will ask SS to identify the different components of the structure: Questions 3, 4, and 5: PRONOUNCIATION: Sentence Stress: I will read the sentences out loud and will ask students to identify stress/intonation. I will ask SS to drill

Controlled Practice (6-8 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

I will combine SS to read the two ideas and combine them using a relative clause I will ask SS to compare answers before open discussion

Free Practice (6-8 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

I will ask students to work on a Trivia Sentence Building Challenge: They should work in threes or fours and take turns expanding true sentences about one of the people in the group, e.g. “Eduardo, who is our classmate, comes from Guadalajara”, “Maria, who is our classmate, works in a shop" etc. The person being spoken about tells them when something is true or not. Finally, SS discuss the sentences with the larger group. I will provide DEC

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