Sheila Karnath Sheila Karnath

Lesson 3_The Right Look
Upper Intermediate level


In this lesson, students practice grammar focusing on defining and non-defining relative clauses. Students will put together sentences from jigsaw handed out and will develop sentences focusing on 'who, that, which'.


Abc Gap-fill handout

Main Aims

  • To provide review and practice developing definining and non-defining relative clauses.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a in sentences. in the context of looking good - cars


Jigsaw Warmer (8-10 minutes) • To set the context of lesson; to generate interest.

In groups (of three) or if a small class (pairs), studetns are given evenlopes with pieces of sentences they need to put together in order to formulate sentences. Some sentences will represent defining and some non-defining relative clauses. Students will then review to find any patterns in sentences.

Defining Relative Clauses Worksheet (12-14 minutes) • Students work through handout modifying sentences to develop one sentence and creating relative clauses.

1. Teacher models one example. 'She loves clothes. The clothes are black.' 2, Students work in pairs through worksheet to formulate one sentence out of two. 3. Review results in group/

Developing Relative Clauses from Images (10-12 minutes) • Students develop impromptu relative clauses from looking at images and developing story.

1. Teacher shows PowerPoint containing images of cars and asks students to develop sentences including relative clauses after brainstorming. 2. Teacher writes words and students develop sentences.

Gap Filling Worksheet (8-9 minutes) • Students apply own ideas to develop sentences by including defining or non-definining clauses.

1. Teacher intrdocuded activity. 2. Students work individually to complete handout with own ideas and application of grammar. - If run out of time, teacher will ask students to complete as homework and will review.

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