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How to explain what you mean, relative clauses
Pre-Intermediate, B1 level


In this lesson, students will practice asking about vocabulary using defining relative clauses. Ss will learn how to use them in sentences with the slightest hints by the end of the class (through different activities). Appropriate time will be allotted to each stage of teaching. Today my focus will be on doing an activity around a shared interest and providing subjects for conversation for students to participate in.


Abc Flash Cards
Abc HO
Abc Realia

Main Aims

  • Grammar

Subsidiary Aims

  • Speaking for both accuracy and fluency


Warmer/Lead-in (5-8 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

I will enter the classroom with the aim of starting a conversation with Ss and asking them purposeful questions to: 1. engage them to talk (although I chose a subject that everyone would consider joining; ''What is your dream job?''). 2. tease them indirectly to use relative clauses for defining things related to the topic.

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

Ss will be asked to share their ideas that they talked about with their groupmate in their previous pair work. Their answers will be recorded and written on board (It will be addressed again by end the class). Now I will get them on track by writing a different statement on board which is related to the conversation we started at the beginning of the class (The word ''Teacher''). Students will be asked to state PLACES, PEOPLE AND THINGS that can be related to a teacher and the job, teaching.

Highlighting (3-5 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

In order to make sure students are getting familiar with the idea of ''differences between things, places and people'' and how we define them in a sentence or even a question, I will give them an activity (by following the ESA system) with the usage of flash cards. The rules of the game will be clearly instructed in class.

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

Completed sentences, with the help of the students, will be written on board. I'm going to ask them what they understood from these sentences and what sentences are trying to imply (is that a place or person we are trying to describe and so on). After that, HOs are going to be distributed to the entire class.

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

Students are going to do a ''Complete the sentence'' activity. This exercise gives students practice in giving structions. Students work individually and compare answers in pair before I check with the whole class. They will be monitored and helped with word order as necessary.

Free Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Students will start to talk about their dream jobs which they stated at the beginning of the class, with the usage of the grammar they've learned in class today. The things they want to do, the people they like to work with and the places they like to pursue their jobs there. Also, a role-play is considered.

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