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Non-defining relative clauses

 

Non-defining relative clauses contain information about nouns. The River Nile, which is over 6,500 kilometres long, is Egypt's main source of water.This example contains information about the noun the River Nile.The modern Olympic Games, which take place every four years, were first h...Read more

 

The following ESL resources are available for Non-defining relative clauses:

 
 
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Non-defining relative clauses - assembly
Ss assemble three sentences about famous places (The Eiffel Tower, The Pyramids of Egypt and Mt Everest) containing non-defining relative clauses
 
 

 

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Non-defining relative clauses assembly II
Students make six sentences by combining information on cards using non-defining relative clauses. Topics: the Tungkuska Event, the London Underground, the Suez Canal The Taj Mahal, the Vatican City and the Berlin Wall
 
 

 

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Relative clauses : multiple choice
Multiple choice exercise to choose the correct form of relative clauses. Topic of Hong Kong celebrities. An online version of this quiz is here
 
 

 

 
 
 
Non-defining relative clauses quiz 4
Choose the correct forms of sentences about Hong Kong celebrities.
 
 

 

 
 
 
Non-defining relative clauses 1
Put the phrases in the correct order to make a sentence about Chinese New Year.
 
 

 

Non-defining relative clauses 2
Put the phrases in the correct order to make a sentence about Christmas.
 
 

 

Non-defining relative clauses 3
Put the phrases in the correct order to make a sentence about Bruce Lee.
 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 
 
 

General English course books (adults)

Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate book cover 

Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate

Vaughan Jones   Susan Kay   
 
Unit 14 Review 2  Page 133 
 
Unit 11 Sell  Pages 102 - 103
 
 
New Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate students' book book cover 

New Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate students' book

Peter Moore   Sarah Cunningham   
 
Module 7 Big events  Page 83 
practise
 
Module 7 Big events  Pages 76 - 77
 
Consolidation modules 5 - 8  Page 95 
consolidation
 
Module 7 Big events  Pages 76 - 77  Language focus 1: relative clauses
Three texts about celebrations in different countries gapped for defining and non-defining relative clauses Follow-up exercise for speaking (pairwork) Combination exercise (Combining information to make sentences with non-defining relative clauses)
 
 

Photocopiable resource books

Grammar Activities 2 - Upper Intermediate book cover 

Grammar Activities 2 - Upper Intermediate

Will Forsyth   Sue Lavender   
 
57 - 59 Defining and non-defining relative clauses  Page 57 
Ss add information to a text.
 
57 - 59 Defining and non-defining relative clauses  Page 58 
Grammar analysis sheet: students look at examples and complete grammar rules by matching and filling gaps.
 
57 - 59 Defining and non-defining relative clauses  Page 59 
Gapped sentences; Completion of picture captions.
 
 

Grammar books with exercises

Developing Grammar in Context book cover 

Developing Grammar in Context

Mark Nettle   Diana Hopkins   
 
22 Non-defining relative clauses  Pages 125 - 129
 
 

General English adult course resource packs

Reward Intermediate Resource Pack book cover 

Reward Intermediate Resource Pack

Susan Kay   
 
9 Your secret is out!  Page 9 
Ss add information to sentences about each other using non-defining relative clauses.
 
 

Grammar

Comparison with as...as...

Comparison with <i>as</i>...</i>as...</as>: picture
 
Detailed grammar reference notes on comparison with as....
Three pages, illustrated. Includes positive and negative forms, modifiers and common similes.
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ESL lesson plans

Reading and vocabulary: workplace discrimination

Reading and vocabulary: workplace discrimination: picture
 
Work clothing vocabulary.
News story in graded English about woman who was sent home for refusing to wear high-heeled shoes.
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ESL lesson plans

Reading and vocabulary: How Donald Trump got rich: a tale of three Trumps

Reading and vocabulary: How Donald Trump got rich: a tale of three Trumps: picture
 
Three articles in graded English with lead-in and comprehension tasks.
Jigsaw reading for groups of three.
Grammar follow-up on participle clauses (PDF advanced version)
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